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OPD's surveillance center.

OPD's surveillance center. 

Can San Jose Get Its Urban Design Together?: SPUR certainly thinks that they can. [H/t: Next City

Security Guards for Tech Firms Struggle with Low Pay: 38% of the jobs created in Silicon Valley pay $18 an hour. What's it like to live on one of them? [H/t: NPR]

FBI Owns World's Largest Bitcoin Wallet: Come on. What's a secret police force without a slush fund? [H/t: Wired]

UC Berkeley's New Real Estate Head Eyes People's Park: It's not a open-air drug den. It's an incubator space for hacking disruptive modes of consciousness. [H/t: Berkeleyside]

MUNI Could Collect Millions from Private Shuttles in Fines: Turns out those Google bus protestors might have been closer in their math than you'd have thought. [H/t: SF Bay Guardian]

Oakland Police's Surveillance Center Tracks Political Demonstrations: Look at it this way. It's scary only if you think the Oakland city government is a highly-functioning machine. [H/t: East Bay Express]

HP Gives Meg Whitman a Raise: New base pay? $1.5 million. Old base pay? One dollar. Hey, Meg was pulling down a journalism salary there for a while.  [H/t: SF Business Times]

Eight Eggnog Drinks to Hoist Right Now: Here's how to make's favorite eggnog cocktail: Don't ever come near our drink with that nasty white sludge. [H/t: Eater SF]


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