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March 15, 2011 | 3:14 pm

Blog Beat: Are Gang Injunctions Working in SF?; 5 Issues to Watch at Oakland City Council Meeting

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The Snitch asks: Are gang injunctions working in San Francisco? From Oakland Local: 5 issues to watch at tonight’s Oakland City Council meeting If you haven’t heard yet: Start lining up for Britney Spears’ Castro concert at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. That’s according to the Bay Area Reporter. A pro-choice videographer mocks five […]

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March 8, 2011 | 3:25 pm

Blog Beat: Trader Joe’s Opts Out of Castro; SJ Councilmembers Want Smaller Pot Biz; Alameda Measure A

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The SFist reports that Trader Joe’s is not coming to the Castro, which it found out via Supervisor Scott Wiener’s Facebook post. Some San Jose councilmembers are calling for a drastic reduction in the number of marijuana businesses allowed in the city, San Jose Inside says. On The Island, Alameda is voting today on Measure […]

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March 4, 2011 | 4:15 pm

Blog Beat: Videos on SF’s 6th St, Oscar-Nominated Short; Whither Dellums?

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LiveSoma, via video, gives you a taste of San Francisco’s notoriously seedy Sixth Street. Watch Fremont-born Don Hertzfeldt’s Academy Award-nominated short film “Rejected,” on the Bay Citizen’s Frequencies blog. Former Oakland Mayor and Invisible Man Ron Dellums is now registered as a federal lobbyist, says the Bay Citizen’s Pulse of the Bay.

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February 25, 2011 | 4:30 pm

Blog Beat: Video — Jerry Brown’s Dog Meets GOP Leader; A KPFA Development; Bay Area Curling

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From the Chronicle’s Politics Blog, check out exclusive videos of Jerry Brown’s dog, including a heartwarming first encounter with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton. Burrito Justice gets into the brouhaha over the old Coca-Cola mural in Bernal Heights. Another twist in the KPFA tale, reports Berkeleyside. Who knew there was a curling — as in […]

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February 21, 2011 | 2:57 pm

Blog Beat: Vintage Fast Passes, Video of Attacked Sacto News Crew, Noe Valley Town Square Plans

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1976-78 were vintage years in MUNI fast passes, this MUNI Diaries‘ post shows. From Noe Valley SF, four concepts for a neighborhood town square The California High Speed Rail Blog opines on legislation introduced by GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy to divert funds earmarked for California’s bullet train to Highway 99 repairs. From the SFist: A […]

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February 18, 2011 | 10:54 pm

Blog Beat: SmartMeters Coming to SF; Historic Photo — When Oakland was “Detroit of West”

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Uh oh. PG&E SmartMeters are finally coming to San Francisco. The utility will soon hold public education seminars in the city, The Richmond District Blog of San Francisco reports. The Informant writes about SF D.A. George Gascon’s denial of its Public Records Act request for clearance letters issued in officer-involved shooting cases. Oakland Seen has […]

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February 11, 2011 | 5:00 pm

Blog Beat: Berkeley’s Wikileaks Resolution, Pillow Fight San Jose, SF Pride Update

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Berkeleyside reports that the Berkeley City Council has watered down its resolution praising Bradley Manning, the army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. “Instead of declaring Manning a hero, the revised bill calls for Manning to be treated ‘humanely’ in prison,” writes the site. There’s going to be a pillow fight in San […]

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February 7, 2011 | 3:59 pm

Blog Beat: Kenneth Cole Tweetgate, Berkeley Considers Parking Boot

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Kenneth Cole Tweetgate, as it pertains to the company’s SOMA location, was a prank says Mashable. The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday will consider using the dreaded boot on parking scofflaws, says Berkeleyside. Bernalwood gets into a local parking dispute.

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February 3, 2011 | 3:31 pm

Blog Beat: Giants Fans Want to Rub It In Vs. LA; KTVU Reports on a Crack-Smoking MUNI Rider

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From The Snitch last week: A group of Giants fans are raising money to fly a needling banner over Dodger Stadium during the season-opening series between the teams. From the California Report’s Governing California blog: If you’re so smart, maybe you should try and balance the budget. As someone who happily posted a video of […]

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February 2, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Blog Beat: Barry Bonds Trial, Interview With Planet Hunter Geoff Marcy, Is Bing Copying Google?

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Journalist Lance Williams reports in California Watch that prosecutors have obtained a secret recording of Barry Bonds’ one-time trainer Greg Anderson describing the undetectable steroids he was giving Bonds. Bonds’ defense team wants the recording excluded from evidence. From Wired: An interview with UC Berkeley planet hunter Geoff Marcy, part of the Kepler team at […]

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