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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 15, 2012 A Meter So Expensive, It Creates Parking Spots
QUOTE: ...San Francisco is trying to shorten the hunt with an ambitious experiment that aims to make sure that there is always at least one empty parking spot available on every block that has meters. The program, which uses new technology and the law of supply and demand, raises the price of parking on the city’s most crowded blocks and lowers it on its emptiest blocks....acknowledged that the program was “complicated on the social equity level.”
New York Times Jun 04, 2011 Efforts to Ban Circumcision Gain Traction in California
QUOTE: When a group of activists proposed banning circumcision in San Francisco last fall, many people simply brushed them aside. Even in that liberal seaside city, it seemed implausible that thousands of people would support an effort to outlaw an ancient ritual that Jews and Muslims believe fulfills a commandment issued by God... Activists say the measures would protect children from an unnecessary medical procedure, calling it “male genital mutilation.”
New York Times Apr 27, 2010 Update: Terry Childs found guilty: The admin who kept San Francisco network passwords now faces a maximum of five years in prison
QUOTE: Terry Childs, the San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords to his boss, was found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services...
InfoWorld Jun 14, 2009 Blacks abandon San Francisco: No US city has seen a more rapid decline of its African-American population.
QUOTE: While San Francisco's image has been defined by a history of tolerance and openness, some say today's reality is much different. They paint a picture of a racially and economically divided city where blacks are vanishing from the social and cultural fabric, priced out and marginalized by the urban redevelopment policies of the past half century.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 12, 2009 San Francisco at Crossroads Over Immigration
QUOTE: But over the last year... San Francisco has become less like its self-image [a liberal enclave that does not cooperate with immigration authorities] and more like many other cities in the United States: deeply conflicted over how to cope with the fallout of illegal immigration.
New York Times Jun 02, 2009 U.S. Inquiry Into Hiring at High-Tech Companies
ABSTRACT: ...Justice Department lawyers appeared to be looking into whether the companies involved agreed to not actively recruit employees from each other.
New York Times May 28, 2008 Square Feet: Major San Francisco Development Faces a Ballot Test
QUOTE: Proposition F reflects worries that residents will be cut off from the jobs and wealth generated by the development, and that rising property values might force them out of their homes. The proposition expresses this fear most pointedly with a requirement that half of the housing built in the new Hunters Point-Bayview project be offered for sale to working families at below-market rates.
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