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A tree grew in San Francisco

San Francisco, where I live, is a city with many cosmopolitan aspects. But unlike, say, New York City, where the City Never Sleeps, one problem with S.F. for nocturnally oriented types like me, is that it does start snoozing around 2:00 AM, the time the bars close here. There are…

Atlanta Falcons fan pistol whips TV after loss to San Francisco

An Atlanta fan was so distraught after the San Francisco’s record comeback to defeat the Falcons on Sunday that he pistol whipped his flat screen television. In an unverified cell phone video that was posted on Sunday, the cameraman announces that the fan “just broke his fucking TV.” At that…

‘Occupy San Francisco’ takes over building to help homeless

“Occupy San Francisco” protesters took over a vacant building owned by the city’s archdiocese Sunday afternoon, as part of their plan to use the facility as a shelter and service center for homeless people. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, about 100 protesters entered a two story building after an…

Researchers debunk study linking abortions to mental health issues

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and The Guttmacher Institute debunked a 2009 study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research linking abortions to mental health issues. In a press release Monday morning, the editor of the journal agreed with the new analysis that found fundamental analytical errors…

Twitter is selling your data

(REUTERS) – Twitter users are about to become major marketing fodder, as two research companies get set to release information to clients who will pay for the privilege of mining the data. Boulder, Colorado-based Gnip Inc and DataSift Inc, based in the U.K. and San Francisco, are licensed by Twitter…

Audit reveals foreclosure abuse is rampant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A report this week showing rampant foreclosure abuse in San Francisco reflects similar levels of lender fraud and faulty documentation across the United States, say experts and officials who have done studies in other parts of the country. The audit of almost 400 foreclosures in San…

Twitter revamps to connect the world

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter announced it has finished rolling out overhauled pages crafted to boost the appeal of the message-sharing service to users around the world. “At the very core there are fewer places you have to click and less you have to learn,” Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said as…

Study: Ultrasounds don’t stop planned abortions

An ongoing study at the University of California, San Francisco will show that forcing a woman to view a sonogram often does not impact her decision on whether or not to have an abortion. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences assistant professor Tracy Weitz gave The American Independent a…

Twitter acquires news aggregator Summify

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has acquired Summify, a Vancouver-based social news aggregator. “We’re extremely excited to announce that Summify has been acquired by Twitter!” Summify announced on its website on Thursday. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Summify provides users with a summary of news from members of…

Police set up barricades at ‘Occupy San Francisco’ site

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Police erected barricades on Thursday around a San Francisco park where hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters braced for eviction two days after failing to agree to a city plan for relocating their camp. Occupy San Francisco is believed to be the largest of a dwindling number…

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