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San Fran = Rwanda 4

San Francisco is by far the most liberal city in the United States. In the 2012 election, it voted 83 percent for Democratic President Obama and 13 percent for Republican Mitt Romney. So one would think that SF would have the

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Mass transit for poor frowned on in Bay Area

There’s plenty of research that shows that bus rapid transit is far the most cost-effective type of mass transit, with a flexibility that’s particularly helpful to the less affluent. This is from a Reason Foundation study released in January about

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Surprising new study scores California sprawl

  A new national study is making waves for the way it ranks California cities. No matter how pleasant the weather, residents and visitors alike have complained for decades about sprawl. Highways jam with cars. Convenience stores and strip malls

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Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics 15

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite

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Anti-Google ‘terrorism’ endorsed by editor for S.F.-based Salon 3

The increasingly militant targeting of tech workers in the Bay Area now has a champion: an assistant news editor for the San Francisco-based online magazine Salon. Here’s a sample of Natasha Lennard’s astonishingly glib endorsement of “terrorism” targeting Google workers

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Google buses vs. San Fran govt.

You would think San Francisco’s government would applaud Google for the company’s private buses, which whisk employees around the city. The buses reduce congestion and pollution in the City on the Bay, two big goals of the city government. When

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$4.4 billion headache solved. How? Chronicle has no explanation

Members of the media's aversion to math — especially to explaining how numbers work when explaining spending decisions in public policy — is hard to miss. For years, few stories by California journalists on pensions and retirement benefits really dug

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BART strike revs up free market rides 5

July 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes Only two full days into the BART worker strike, it appears the 400,000 people who usually rely on the train system to get around the San Francisco Bay Area are resourceful. And, they’ve turned

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SF takes a bead on OC gun show 6

June 13, 2013 By John Seiler Here’s another reason to split the state apart into at least two pieces — although many more would be better. The OC Register reports: “One of Orange County’s largest gun show operators has been

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Govt. Wants to Kill You Dept.: Plastic bag ban spikes E. coli infections 5

Feb. 12, 2013 By John Seiler Government always tells us that its laws and edicts make our lives better. That we’ll be healthier, happier and wiser. Now this: “SAN FRANCISCO — Is your tote bag making you sick? “A research

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