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San Francisco Just Raised Its Smoking Age to 21

San Francisco Just Raised Its Smoking Age to 21

In a big win for public health advocates, the city of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved raising the legal smoking age to 21. That includes not only cigarettes, but e-cigs as well.

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Alissa Walker

March 3rd

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Google Fiber Is Coming to Parts of San Francisco

Google’s ongoing quest to supply gigabit internet to American cities will finally reach San Francisco. The company announced today that it will use the tech capital’s existing fiber infrastructure to supply mega-fast internet to “some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties.”

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Bryan Lufkin

February 24th

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California’s Bullet Train Will Now Start In the Bay Area—Which Might Save It

Organizers for California’s high-speed train just announced that when their bullet train opens, it’ll start service out of the Bay Area, not Southern California like originally planned.

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Bryan Lufkin

February 18th

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The 11 Shittiest Airbnbs Still Available for the Super Bowl

So you’re heading to Frisco to experience the glorious splendor of Super Bowl City , but you waited too long to find a place to stay and now all the hotels are booked! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, bro.

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Alissa Walker

February 5th

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This Ridiculous Ramp Is SF’s Best Idea for a Bike Path Across the Entire Bay Bridge

After the Super Bowl leaves town San Francisco can stop vandalizing corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might finally cross the entire San Francisco Bay.

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Alissa Walker

February 3rd

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Uber (and Lyft) Finally Bankrupted San Francisco’s Favorite Taxi Company

Here’s one we probably saw coming. San Francisco’s largest taxi company is filing for bankruptcy, citing competition from Uber and Lyft. But it’s not too late for Yellow Cab yet.

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Alissa Walker

January 7th

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Should Facebook Really Pay Its Employees to Live Closer to Work?

It’s no secret that thousands of Silicon Valley tech workers who would rather live in San Francisco are being bused in and out of the city every day. But after these policies have come under fire, it appears that a handful those tech companies are trying to encourage employees to live closer to work.

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Alissa Walker

December 25th

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This “Bubble Curtain” Will Protect San Francisco’s Marine Life From the Bay Bridge Demolition

This "Bubble Curtain" Will Protect San Francisco's Marine Life From the Bay Bridge Demolition

One of the largest remaining chunks of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is coming down tomorrow, as engineers continue to dismantle the aging piece of infrastructure. But how to protect the fish and other wildlife in the area as it gets taken down? By blowing bubbles.

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Alissa Walker

November 13th

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Super Bowl to San Francisco: “Can You, Like, Take Down All Those Icky Bus Wires?”

Super Bowls and public transportation don’t always mix, and sometimes the result is nothing less than apocalyptic . Usually the problem is that cities need more transit to handle more people. But here’s the odd idea for the next Super Bowl, being held in San Francisco: Take some of that transit away.

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Alissa Walker

November 13th

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San Francisco Photog Caught An Amazing Time Lapse Of Last Night’s Missile Launch

Justin Majeczky was perched high above the Golden Gate Bridge on Slacker Hill executing some time-lapse photography last night when something showed up in his frame that he surely didn’t expect—a Trident D5 ballistic missile launched by the USS Kentucky off the coast of Southern California.

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November 8th

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