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March 23, 2011 | 4:58 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: ‘Smart Meters, Stupid Company’; Was Sex Trafficking Study ‘Junk Science’?

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Smart meters, stupid company (San Francisco Bay Guardian) Smart meters seemed like a good idea at first glance — a little wireless device that, unlike it’s dumb analogous predecessor, would track precise readings of household energy usage in real time, identifying wasteful activities and helping consumers make […]

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March 16, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: What Will Twitter Deal Really Cost?; Willie Brown as Lobbyist

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Behind the tweets (San Francisco Bay Guardian) A Guardian review of the voluminous e-mails and other public records behind the proposed Mid-Market tax exclusion zone shows how public officials and private power brokers promised millions of dollars in benefits to Twitter and greatly expanded the tax-exclusion zone […]

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March 9, 2011 | 1:53 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Oakland Grow House Hazards; SF Freeform Radio Situation; SJ Quakes

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Oakland’s Grow House Hazards (East Bay Express) There’s an old saying among stoners: “Nobody has ever died from an overdose of smoking pot.” But the way things are going in Oakland, it’s just a matter of time before someone dies from growing it. And there’ll be hell […]

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March 2, 2011 | 1:44 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Immigration Program for Rich Investors; Shark Fin Soup Debate

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… The American dream, for sale (San Francisco Bay Guardian) (P)rivate companies are going overseas and recruiting investors with the promise of a little-known federal program: For half a million bucks, you can get yourself a green card. If you’ve got the cash, the promoters say it’s easy. […]

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February 23, 2011 | 5:14 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Supes Want Competition for Trash Pick-Up; Behind the Twitter Tax Deal

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Supes Want to Rescind Law that Bans Competition in SF Trash Collection (SF Weekly) Does Recology have a right to pick up San Francisco’s trash forever? Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and David Campos don’t think so. They plan to put a measure before voters in November rescinding a […]

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