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Tenderloin Museum Screens Definitive Documentary Love Me, Tenderloin, Aug. 13

“One day it’s chicken, and the next minute it’s feathers.” We’re very  glad that, in addition to its exhibits and walking tours, the Tenderloin Museum ...

S.F. ballot measures this fall: housing, lobbying, development

San Francisco voters will have a chance this fall to weigh in on measures ranging from a proposed pause in the construction of market-rate housing ...

How to get around during BART’s Transbay Tube shutdown

With BART shutting down the Transbay Tube all day Saturday and Sunday to make critical track repairs, many Bay Area residents are thinking hard about ...

Indigenous architecture of the Berkeley kind

Like many older cities, Berkeley has architectural facets that set it apart — not only the shingled landmarks of Julia Morgan but the diamond patterns ...

Machete Attack Leaves Two Men Injured Near Alamo Square Park

A disturbing attack near Alamo Square Park last night left two men injured, one of them seriously. …

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Technology

Mozilla lashes out at Microsoft, says Windows 10 deters user choice

Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, is accusing Microsoft of discouraging users from changing default applications in Windows 10. Microsoft’s latest operating system, ...

Hacker discovers major vulnerability in GM cars, hijacks vehicle functions

As vehicles get high-tech upgrades, car hacking has become a much larger issue. Samy Kamkar, a hacker who runs YouTube channel Applied Hacking, recently demonstrated ...

Twitter also wants iOS users to 'favorite' tweets with hearts instead of stars

Some Android users since June have seen a small, but significant tweak to Twitter: more hearts and fewer stars. Now it’s iOS users’ turn The ...

The next Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be easier to navigate with new bezel

Rumors have been circulating about Samsung’s next smartwatch for weeks, but it looks like we know a bit more about one key detail. Samsung reportedly ...

Not far down the road, your car could have a 3D dashboard

Your next car could have a 3D dashboard — no glasses required. A startup called Leia, which has already shown a prototype of a 2.2-inch ...

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Money

Paying In A Broken World

Submitted by Tom Chatham via Project Chesapeake, It is a common reaction to ask, how much is that, when we see something we want or ...

XOM

The World Map Of Hubris & Humiliation

The journey from hubris to humiliation in EM has taken roughly 5 years. As BofAML notes, despite muted asset returns, 2015 has seen the emergence ...

Liar Loans Pop up in Canada’s Magnificent Housing Bubble

Wolf Richter   www.wolfstreet.com   www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter For a long time, the conservative mortgage lending standards in Canada, including a slew of new ones since 2008, have been ...

Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt "Is A Necessity In Their Lives"

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Could you live without debt?  Most Americans say that they cannot.  According to ...

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Living

Vicky's Story

My older sister, Vicky, never listened to authority. One of my earliest childhood memories was around age four, seeing my Mom whip Vicky with a ...

Judge Blocks Anti-Abortion Group From Releasing More Planned Parenthood Videos

July 31 (Reuters) – An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue was ...

It’s True: Happier Students Get Higher Grades

What leads to success in school? Recent research suggests success is partly driven by character skills. “Grit,” for example, or perseverance and passion for long-term ...

The Large Bathers

How Cézanne’s enigmatic masterwork ‘The Large Bathers ’ helped guide art into the age of experimentation and abstraction The post The Large Bathers appeared first ...

Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after ...

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Sports

Ayesha, Steph Curry celebrate anniversary with Chick-fil-A

How do we know this? Because Steph posted a message on his Instagram account…

Warriors trade Gerald Wallace to 76ers for Jason Thompson

The Warriors got in on the MLB trade deadline action, shipping newly-acquired Gerald Wallace in a package to the 76ers for Jason Thompson.

Warriors save money in trade, plan to keep Thompson

The Warriors made a smart move on Friday, clearing space by moving Gerald Wallace, while acquiring Jason Thompson, who they plan to integrate.

Giants issue statement after passing of Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who finished his career with the Giants, died on Friday at the age of 88.

Instant Replay: Bumgarner rocked, Giants lose to Rangers

Madison Bumgarner was rocked by the Rangers Friday, as he was tagged for six earned runs before the third inning, and the Giants never recovered.

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Entertainment

Is Scott Disick Regretting Split with Kourtney Kardashian in New Photo: 'The Grass Isn't Always Greener'

The reality star shared a photo on Friday that showed he might be having second thoughts about his split with Kourtney Kardashian

Gisele Bündchen Gets Back to Yoga After Allegedly Being Spotted in Burqa

Gisele Bündchen wishes friend happy birthday in partner yoga pic

Study, Smell, Spit: Judging the Best Cheese in the Americas

Behind the scenes at one of the U.S.’s largest cheese competitions.

Defiant Valerie Harper Gives Update on Health: 'I Am Not, Nor Have I Been, in a Coma'

Valerie Harper posted an update on her health to her Facebook page on Friday evening

Buy Don Draper's Trash Can, Other 'Mad Men' Memorabilia at Auction

Still depressed that Mad Men is over? Why not cheer yourself up by buying Don Draper’s trash can, or Sally’s pool bag, or Pete’s wool scarf? ScreenBid is ...

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The Mix

Baby Sloth Edward Being Raised By Teddy Bear

Experts at London Zoo use a teddy bear from the gift shop to help raise their seven-week-old sloth Edward.

Apps That Would Actually Be Useful

By CRACKED Readers  Published: July 31st, 2015 

The Hidden Symbolism Of '28 Days Later'

By J.F. Sargent  Published: July 31st, 2015 

Vet

Great White Shark Thwarts Record Swim Bid

A marathon swimmer is 18 hours into his record attempt when the shark forces him out of the waters off Northern California.

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Politics

Ministers fail to cinch major trade pact

Failure to conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal complicates a top Obama goal.

State emails offer glimpse into Hillary's world

She was sensitive to photos of herself and enjoyed Kennedy Center perks, a new batch reveals.

Super Pac Friday: Five takeaways

Bush soars and Cruz wows, while Rubio and Walker survive with the help of a few friends.

Ethics panel clears lawmakers in 2013 Azerbaijan trip

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House Ethics Committee said Friday it found no evidence of wrongdoing by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who went on a ...

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Opinion

Documented Irresponsibility

People who entered the United States illegally may be called “undocumented” in politically correct circles, but what is all too well documented is…

The Fact-Free Left: Part II

There is no way to know what is going on in someone else’s mind. But sometimes their behavior tells you more than their words.The political ...

The Fact-Free Left

The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the…

A Historic Catastrophe

Distinguished scientist Freeman Dyson has called the 1433 decision of the emperor of China to discontinue his country’s exploration of the outside…

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