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Conservatives hate the liberal pro-environment, anti-military messages in 'Avatar'?

a shared story    331 weeks 1 day 12 hours 14 minutes ago
Since we wrote about the box office records set by “Avatar” during the post-Christmas holiday weekend, it has earned more than $1 billion around the globe during its spectacular run so far. Did we mention that the run has been less than three weeks? 

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Obama Takes to the Pulpit

a shared story    331 weeks 1 day 12 hours 22 minutes ago
President Obama told a black church in the nation’s capital today that the promise inherent in his election as the nation’s first African-American president has yet to be fully realized, acknowledging that partisan Washington politics continued to play a big role in governance. But Mr. Obama promised...(more) 

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Nice features for individuals in CityTools

a list    463 weeks 2 days 6 hours 35 minutes ago
Since we're new and eager, here is a list of nifty things that can be done on CityTools. Unlike most lists, these aren't presented in any order because if one of these items floats your boat, then that's the most important... 

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Berkeley man makes a (really rather nice) dumpster home

a shared story    228 weeks 1 day 12 hours 59 minutes ago
Gregory Kloehn lives in central Berkeley and he makes things for a living. His latest creation may be his most inventive yet, for Kloehn has fabricated a home out of a dumpster — yes, your regular dumpster, known primarily as a receptacle for trash. This isn’t the...(more) 

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Analysis: Bush's classy ex-presidency couldn't be any more different than Cheney's path

a shared story    331 weeks 2 days 6 hours 9 minutes ago
It was a remarkable scene. Watching George W. Bush at the microphone in the Rose Garden this morning, calling on Americans to unite to overcome a global disaster brought back the finest hours of his presidency. Watching Bill Clinton put his arms around George W. Bush was a...(more) 

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"Bash America" becoming the brand of the GOP?

a shared story    345 weeks 2 days 12 hours 42 minutes ago
When we heard Rush Limbaugh say this morning that President Barack Obama "may have been the second Kenyan" (!!??) ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize, we knew it was time to start the countdown: how quickly would the partisan warfare erupt over the (presumably) good...(more) 

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Prop 8 On Trial — Blankenhorn testifies about marriage, scholarship, and soul-searching

a shared story    329 weeks 1 day 5 hours 10 minutes ago
The defense this week called the long-awaited David Blankenhorn, an expert who attorneys had promised would help articulate why traditional marriage should be protected as such.  Blankenhorn’s name was highlighted in the defense opening, and as one of only two defense witnesses, he seemed to shoulder...(more) 

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Mission Merchants - Worst Christmas Ever!

a shared story    334 weeks 9 hours 21 minutes ago
Although Christmas sales last year were one of the worst on record, this year is by far the worst, according to some retailers on Mission and 24th streets. For Valencia Street merchants, however, things have improved a little from last year. Faring the worst are clothing, variety...(more) 

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What newspapers can learn from Steve Jobs' failure at NeXT

an original story    294 weeks 1 day 12 hours 36 minutes ago
As it peeks timidly from behind fledgling paywall strategies and drooping circulation, the newspaper industry could learn a lot from a recent New York Times article about what Steve Jobs learned from failure. 

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Possible CityTools disruptions during language upgrade on 7-21 and 7-22

an original story    461 weeks 4 days 11 hours 55 minutes ago
Memo to the CityTools community: CityTools is going to be installing some changes to expand our support for multiple languages over the weekend of 7-21. As a result there is a chance for momentary system disruptions. We believe we can do this in a fully transparent manner and...(more) 

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