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July 18, 2014
newsweek:

The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power.
If California finds that measure offensive, wait ‘til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break up the whole damned state. A proposal to divide California into six new states could appear on the November 2016 ballot, courtesy of venture capitalist and self-proclaimed “Riskmaster” Timothy Draper.
According to Six Californias, the proposal has already garnered 1.3 million signatures, the first batch of which Draper submitted to election officials yesterday. If Draper has collected as many signatures as he says he has—and for the millions he’s spent on the effort, it had better be true—then this Six Flags Over California scheme will go before voters the year after next.
Six Californias, One Super City-State - CityLab

It’s official. We’ve found a crazier idea to come out of the Bay Area than this one.

newsweek:

The state of California is suing San Francisco over the waterfront height limit that Bay Area residents voted into law back in June, arguing that the ballot measure usurps state power.

If California finds that measure offensive, wait ‘til San Francisco gets a crack at a ballot proposal to break up the whole damned state. A proposal to divide California into six new states could appear on the November 2016 ballot, courtesy of venture capitalist and self-proclaimed “Riskmaster” Timothy Draper.

According to Six Californias, the proposal has already garnered 1.3 million signatures, the first batch of which Draper submitted to election officials yesterday. If Draper has collected as many signatures as he says he has—and for the millions he’s spent on the effort, it had better be true—then this Six Flags Over California scheme will go before voters the year after next.

Six Californias, One Super City-State - CityLab

It’s official. We’ve found a crazier idea to come out of the Bay Area than this one.

17:42 // 2 months ago
April 6, 2014
To this end, we now make our first clear demand of Google. We demand that Google give three billion dollars to an anarchist organization of our choosing. This money will then be used to create autonomous, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist communities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. In these communities, whether in San Francisco or in the woods, no one will ever have to pay rent and housing will be free. With this three billion from Google, we will solve the housing crisis in the Bay Area and prove to the world that an anarchist world is not only possible but in fact irrepressible.
A demand by a group called “The Counterforce,” which struck up some weirdly over-the-top anger by protesting at Digg creator and Google Ventures employee Kevin Rose’s house, referencing an (admittedly in poor taste) misogynistic joke Rose made in a podcast six years ago, and calling him a “parasite.” Wow.
20:23 // 5 months ago
February 19, 2014
The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer.
A statement from Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will • Strongly requesting that his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, raise their 11-year-old son near either New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco. (Barring that, he’s OK with his son visiting the cities at least twice a year.) Hoffman left much of his estate to O’Donnell, with a trust fund for his son.
20:54 // 7 months ago
February 14, 2014
Without warning, I was shoved from behind by Officer Gerrans and then collectively tackled by Officers Gerrans, Kaur and Andreotti. As they took me to the ground, one of the officers kneed me in the right temple. On the pavement, I begged them to watch out for my recently broken right elbow. Knees on my back and neck pinned me to the ground. I was cuffed and left face down.

Good Samaritan Backfire, or How I Ended Up in Solitary After Calling 911 for Help

Downright shocking Medium post surfacing a completely over-the-top action by police that led to a man being held naked, in solitary confinement, after trying to assist people injured in a bike accident.

9:31 // 7 months ago
January 23, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

San Francisco Bay Area protesters, who have been targeting Google’s shuttle buses in the city over issues of gentrification and criticism of the company’s practices, have apparently resorted to bothering individual Google employees, because there’s nothing about that that doesn’t scream “alienating people who might otherwise be on your side.”

23:18 // 7 months ago
November 15, 2013
newshour:

A San Francisco turned Gotham City made a five-year-old Bat Kid’s wish come true.
Above, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a special edition of their paper in honor of Bat Kid, with articles written by none other than Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

Again, best sense of civic pride anywhere.

newshour:

A San Francisco turned Gotham City made a five-year-old Bat Kid’s wish come true.

Above, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a special edition of their paper in honor of Bat Kid, with articles written by none other than Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

Again, best sense of civic pride anywhere.

(via politicalthinker2099)

17:09 // 10 months ago
cheatsheet:

Sooo this actually just happened. From, it appears, the actual DOJ. 
Confused? Do yourself a favor and check out our story on #SFBatKid, who is on his way to City Hall to see the mayor. 

Basically San Francisco has a better sense of civic pride than any other city in the country. And even the Justice Department isn’t afraid to jump on board.

cheatsheet:

Sooo this actually just happened. From, it appears, the actual DOJ. 

Confused? Do yourself a favor and check out our story on #SFBatKid, who is on his way to City Hall to see the mayor. 

Basically San Francisco has a better sense of civic pride than any other city in the country. And even the Justice Department isn’t afraid to jump on board.

17:08 // 10 months ago
July 12, 2013
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12:38 // 1 year ago
July 8, 2013
Back to the normal routine … sorta: In one of the more disarming photos to come from the Asiana Airlines crash saga, planes are still coming in near the runway where the plane crashed. Meanwhile, more details from the deadly crash have come out in recent days—including word that the pilot had limited experience landing Boeing 777 planes like the that crashed on Saturday. (photo via @nancygay)

Back to the normal routine … sorta: In one of the more disarming photos to come from the Asiana Airlines crash saga, planes are still coming in near the runway where the plane crashed. Meanwhile, more details from the deadly crash have come out in recent days—including word that the pilot had limited experience landing Boeing 777 planes like the that crashed on Saturday. (photo via @nancygay)

1:02 // 1 year ago