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"In the old city, we are condemned to bitter struggle over what ultimately may be too little to matter."
The thing about San Francisco is that while greenfields have been exhausted in the city, the San Francisco Bay Area is largely undeveloped. We are always arguing over San Francisco, or Palo Alto (ick). Outside of the 47 square miles of San Francisco proper are almost 3200 square miles in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.
There's No Substitute For A Substitute

Interesting argument for Singapore-style dense, livable greenfield development. Probably another good idea that will be strangled in its crib by California's tax structure.

Progressive political organizations in SF (and other ways to get involved)
Googled "social democrats san francisco" but was disappointed, although apparently there used to be such a group.

Gonna start this as a list sans commentary but will come back and add notes.


I know nothing about some of these so if some of them are fronts for AppGooAmFace or NIMBYs don't get mad.

Thinking about getting a 'FUCK PROP 13' tattoo on my forearm

Waiting on Valencia to get into a Severed Heads show, a gorgeous lowrider glides past bumping hip-hop.

Recently in California




Getting closer to the bottleneck now
graph of SF sunrise and sunset times over time

Those are months along the bottom, read up: sunrise at 7, sunset at 9, etc.

Paging bikers and map geeks

happening
I should check out these bayimproviser event listings. If you like modern electronic / classic stuff maybe you should too.

Mission rental market stabilizing
Graphs!
a graph showing Mission district apartment availability stablizing
Apparently apartment availability bottomed out in August of 2011. Rents for studios are even starting to decrease. Sounds like it's still hell out there, though.

I made a thing
We were sitting in the Botanical Garden in some kind of faux-classical bit of architecture, looking at a gray sky.

"I wonder if it's sunny in the Mission ... "

isitsunnyinthemission.com

San Francisco hillside

Which cuisines are better in NYC/SF?

So it turns out if you keep walking up 17th Street (which is not always easy) you end up in the middle of a forest.

Periscope
This summer.

Bay Area shows
last.fm has great event recommendations if you've scrobbled a lot of tracks there, but sometimes you want something more exhaustive:

This isn't winter, but it sure ain't summer
A graph showing historical rainfall data over the year for San Francisco

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