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Santa Monica cops cracking down on Critical Mass

a shared story    476 weeks 2 days 18 hours 44 minutes ago
The story is from the LA Times and is, as usual, not in touch with the issues: "This week may be the last time bicyclists stage a monthly mass ride through Santa Monica following police crackdowns on their free-wheeling event that residents complain has snarled traffic...(more) 

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Pioneers! O Urban Pioneers!

a shared story    348 weeks 1 day 2 hours 17 minutes ago
People are returning to land like it's the 1970s all over again, but they're not packing up for Vermont, letting their hair go au naturel, and unplugging from the grid to do it. Urban agriculture is sprouting up like, well, sprouts. And while we all feel...(more) 

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Critical Mass hits the streets tomorrow for the 15-year anniversary of the rebellious ride

a shared story    486 weeks 4 days 11 hours 9 minutes ago
Tomorrow night's Critical Mass in San Francisco marks the 15th anniversary of the rebellious rolling ride that locally has propelled the bicycle movement into the political mainstream and globally has been copied by hundreds of cities. What began with four dozen bicyclists riding together up Market Street...(more) 

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Grizzly bear victim, savior to meet in Montana

a shared story    397 weeks 10 hours 44 minutes ago
Joseph Williams was a 20-year-old Midwesterner hungry for adventure in 1959 when a hike through Glacier National Park turned into a vicious encounter with a grizzly bear. Williams tangled with the bear for 45 minutes, getting mauled, fighting back and breaking free before the beast chased him...(more) 

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Hayes Valley Farm: an urban farming learning center

a shared story    348 weeks 1 day 2 hours 14 minutes ago
Located in the center of San Francisco, Hayes Valley Farm, is an education and research project with a focus on urban agriculture. Situated on city-owned lots bordered by Oak, Fell, Laguna, and Octavia streets, the project is organized by an alliance of urban farmers, educators, and...(more) 

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Weekend Project: Potato Gatling Gun

a shared story    395 weeks 1 day 21 hours 21 minutes ago
Watch this video to learn how to build a Gatling Gun to rapid-fire potato bullets. 

Unicycling In The Streets of Manhattan

a shared story    483 weeks 3 days 23 hours 41 minutes ago
I LOVE urban riding vids and this one about unicycles in Manhattan rocks my world. I prefer two wheels, but you've got to respect this... Note the size of his wheel -- damn! Also, when he's cutting through stopped traffic, all I could think about was what...(more) 

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Pro athletes? They'll take Manhattan (Beach)

a shared story    444 weeks 2 days 9 hours 41 minutes ago
Sports figures are increasingly calling the pricey coastal city home. 'On everybody's street they have a Kings player,' said a blase-sounding resident. 

Weekend in New York - Small Parks, With a Bit of peace in Every Nook

a shared story    434 weeks 1 day 12 hours 57 minutes ago
Many rookie tourists stick to Midtown Manhattan, where they can easily get the impression that in New York City everyone is always rushing, that you can barely see the sky and that nature is virtually absent. In fact, its most storied natural phenomenon, the Rockefeller Center...(more) 

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Berkeley Kite Festival flies high over Northern California July 26 and 27

a shared story    443 weeks 6 days 1 hour 46 minutes ago
Tom McAlister refers to himself as the "last dog standing" -- or maybe it should be flying? -- among the handful of kite stores that once did business in the San Francisco Bay area. "We have modest expectations, so we've been able to stick it out," said...(more) 

Best Halloween haunts in the Bay Area

a shared story    378 weeks 1 day 12 hours 50 minutes ago
The Bay Area is a great place to live in on Halloween. What other major metropolitan area has so many decrepit mansions, Wonka-size candy factories and neighborhoods that take the trick-or-treater haunted-house thing to insane degrees - plus an entire city that seems to be filled...(more) 

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Best Towns 2008

a shared story    441 weeks 2 days 12 hours 6 minutes ago
Your town got you down? We’ve got your escape plan. These 20 stars of America’s 21st-century Renaissance are riding a wave of civic reinvention and fresh ideas. 

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