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San Andreas Fault Affected by Irrigation

The San Andreas Fault, a continental transform that runs roughly 810 miles through California, is being affected by irrigation practices in the area, according to a study by Geologist Colin Amos from Western Washington University. Readings from GPS technology have shown that water levels in the San Joaquin Valley aquifer have lowered and that the mountains nearby have simultaneously risen, …

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Batkid Returns To Help Out The Giants

Batkid, otherwise known as Miles Scott, returned to his public on Tuesday when he helped the San Francisco Giants throw out the first pitch. Scott made headlines last year when he received a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation that saw him become Batman for the day while San Francisco was turned into Gotham City. The adorable 5-year old is a …

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San Francisco Apparently Has a Smart Car Tipping Problem

In rural areas, kids have been tipping cows to beat their boredom for years–or that’s how the story goes. Now, in the less-rural Bay Area, some pranksters are tipping new things for the new generation. It seems that San Francisco has a Smart car-flipping epidemic. NBC Bay Area reports that several smart car owners have awoken to find their $13,000 …

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Smart Car Tipping Nearly Global Now

Smart cars are gas sippers, and some models don’t use gas at all. They are really good for the environment, comparatively speaking, and are all the rage among skinny folks. While the name may seem to be self-explanatory, there is actually a story behind it. Long story short, the car’s history is tied up with both Mercedes and Swatch, the …

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Smart Car Tipping Started in Amsterdam

If you have ever been in traffic near a Smart car, you know how nervous they can make you. It’s almost like a bicycle or even a pedestrian. They zip along, passing cars when they can, acting like other cars. But you just can’t shake the feeling that you could roll over one like an empty can of Mountain Dew. …

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San Francisco Bar Giving Free Drinks to ‘Outcast’ Glassholes

Let’s say you’re walking around San Francisco, donning a pair of Google Glass, when some guy comes up to you and asks you to stop filming him, lest he “beat the shit out of you”–or something like that. Let’s say you offer the fact that it’s your right to wear whatever you want in public and you’re not even recording …

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San Francisco Fire: Blaze Quelled By Firefighters

It took 150 firefighters and 90 firetrucks, but a “five-alarm fire” that is burning in San Francisco, Calif. has been successfully brought under control. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the fire, said to be the largest seen in several years, consumed a large apartment building on Fourth Street. There were no residents in the building as it had been …

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Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gay people (eventually she did veto it), but he is also contributing to a $25,000 reward for information that would …

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Alcatraz’s Secret: Fortress Found Under Prison Remains

Researchers from Texas A&M University have found the remains of a Civil War-era fortress underneath Alcatraz prison. The fortifications date as far back as the California gold rush and San Francisco’s earliest years as a boom town. The fort was known to exist, thanks to old photographs of the site, but the details of the structure have remained murky until …

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Square Pickup Lets You Place Orders With Square-Using Restaurants

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant businesses as well. Priceonomics.com first reported on the app after noticing it when picking up lunch. You can check out …

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We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article sported the title “We Now Have a Report of a Google Glass Hate Crime.” Of course I wasn’t seriously giving it the gravity of a true hate crime. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. I was just emphasizing the fact that the Google Glass explorers community considers themselves as such–a community, or a group. …

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George Lucas Museum Proposal Rejected in San Francisco

The seven member board of the Presidio Trust, a group that stewards a portion of land overlooking the San Francisco bay, has voted unanimously to deny a museum proposal from George Lucas. The “Star Wars” creator had pledged $700 million to build and endow the facility, which would have housed items from his own collection of popular art, including pieces …

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