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  1. Barnidge: Mobile devices can really be a pain in the neckRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | San Jose Mercury News

    When I looked around the BART car I was riding the other day, all but three of the two dozen or so people on board were staring into their mobile devices. The blank expressions on their faces suggested a scene from "Zombieland," but the scariest part was their posture.

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  2. Fremont OKs 98 homes, retail in Niles districtRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Fremont Bulletin

    A developer is set to build nearly 100 housing units and retail in Niles, in a project that some neighbors worry will threaten the historic district's charm. The City Council on Tuesday approved the Valley Oak Partners development at 37899 Niles Blvd., near the neighborhood's southern gateway.

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  3. Bare majority: victory for nude art in unusual electionRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | SFGate

    There have been many odd votes in San Francisco history, but none stranger than the Great Nude Vote of 1880 - when thousands of aroused citizens pored over a painting of a naked woman, then voted on whether it should be displayed. The painting, "The Awakening" by the French artist Gabriel Guay , was shown at the 15th Mechanics' Fair in a vast pavilion at Eighth and Mission streets.

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  4. City Council Approves Parks and Recreation Department to Apply for Major Housing-Related Parks GrantRead the original story

    19 min ago | Redwood City

    As part of the City of Redwood City's ongoing commitment to providing affordable housing options, the City Council gave the green light to the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to apply for a major California Department of Housing and Community Development grant to rehabilitate a nearby park. Should the grant be approved in June, the City could get up to $104,550 or more in funds.

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  5. Paleo, protein and probiotics shine at expoRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Crowds gather to see the latest at the Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday in Anaheim, California. People gather around the Kooee Super Snacks booth.

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  6. Peruvian Indigenous Communities Pleased with SettlementRead the original story

    27 min ago | Scoop

    Lima, Peru - Indigenous Achuar plaintiffs from the Corrientes River Basin in the Peruvian Amazon release the following statement concerning their lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum for alleged contamination of Achuar communities at a press conference in Lima, Peru, today: "The parties are pleased to confirm a mutual settlement of the claims in the litigation. Under the settlement, the terms of which are confidential, Oxy will provide assistance for community development projects for the benefit of these five Achuar communities.

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  7. Classical Notes: George Eliot's 'Middlemarch' forms basis of new opera by Allen ShearerRead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | The Campbell Reporter

    I'm always amazed to hear people say opera is a dying art form. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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  8. Barnidge: Mobile devices can really be a pain in the neckRead the original story w/Photo

    29 min ago | Contra Costa Times

    When I looked around the BART car I was riding the other day, all but three of the two dozen or so people on board were staring into their mobile devices. The blank expressions on their faces suggested a scene from "Zombieland," but the scariest part was their posture.

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  9. Bay Area housing lags booming economyRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | Inside Bay Area

    With the Bay Area economy on fire and employment now matching the 2000 peak of the dot-com boom, regional leaders are concerned that housing lags. That was the message issued Friday by the Association of Bay Area Governments in a new report that was the subject of a symposium at MetroCenter Auditorium in Oakland.

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  10. Q&A: Twitter's Sharon Ly, on closing tech's gender gapRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | SiliconValley.com

    Twitter engineer Sharon Ly talks about the issues of women in technology at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Ly leads Twitter's Girls Who Code and Women in Engineering.

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  11. SFPD Summer Youth Programs - NEWRead the original story

    34 min ago | SF Police Department

    Providing youth access to real world job training, Future Graduates is a cornerstone program of the San Francisco Police Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by citizens in 2011 to aid San Francisco police officers in their service to community. This summer session we are looking for takes fifty SFUSD high school students, ages 14-18 for a eight-week long internships beginning in June with a tech skills workshop and program orientation.

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  12. Busy Fifth Street in S.F. shut down over suspicious packageRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | SFGate

    Police shut down Fifth Street in downtown San Francisco after a suspicious package was reported in Mint Plaza on Friday, March 6, 2015. A bomb squad robot was deployed near Mint Plaza in downtown San Francisco after a suspicious package was reported on Friday, March 6, 2015.

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  13. The Sea of TilesRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Mission Local

    Olivia Mole YOGAFLOGOGO YOGAFLOGOGO is a performance and installation providing a televisual exchange between interiority and representative media. A static-filled television screen becomes a site of sacred ritual and mystic divination.

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  14. Talk is CheapRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Mission Local

    Those eager to make calls lined up at the 24th and Mission BART plaza for city/state subsidized free phones and minutes from Accesswireless on Wednesday. Olivia Mole YOGAFLOGOGO YOGAFLOGOGO is a performance and installation providing a televisual exchange between interiority and representative media.

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  15. 'City Rising': San Francisco's Potemkin VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | KQED

    There is something antediluvian about world's fairs. They still exist - one will open in Milan this May - but the concept sometimes feels from another time.

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  16. After drivers revolt, Lyft apologizes and extends $1000 promoRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | GigaOM

    JANUARY 21: A Lyft car drives along Montgomery Street on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar become more popular, the San Francisco Cab Driver Association is reporting that nearly one third of San Francisco's licensed taxi drivers have stopped driving taxis and have started to drive for the ridesharing services.

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  17. W-S based Targacept merging with California biotech firmRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Local Tech Wire

    The publicly traded company, formed in downtown Winston-Salem in 1997 to do biopharmaceutical development on research started by the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company, is merging with privately held South San Francisco firm Catalyst Biosciences. The prenuptial agreement calls for Targacept to become Catalyst, and allows Catalyst to instantly become a publicly traded company without going through an Initial Public Offering.

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  18. Today on Cory & Joel: Urine Repellent Pain...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KKSF 103.7

    Please check out the video I posted above. If you are or ever were a resident of SF's most urine-soaked corners then you will absolutely LOVE this new amazing paint the people of Hamburg are utilizing to help fight their pee problem.

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  19. No retrial for Nevada woman freed after 30 yearsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | New Jersey Herald

    Prosecutors are dropping the case against a Nevada woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1976 murder before a judge ordered a new trial based on recently discovered DNA evidence, the district attorney said Friday. Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks told reporters that there will be no retrial of Cathy Woods in the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Michelle Mitchell on the edge of the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

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  20. 'Professional Party Crashers' Service In SF Offers To...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBS Local

    CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [] SAN FRANCISCO - A service that bills itself as "Professional Party Crashers" and promising the ability to "ruin another person's joy out of spite" is being advertised on flyers in the San Francisco Mission District, according to a report.

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