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Your (rainy) Monday afternoon link round up.

This turned out to be one expensive bus ride.

In defense of San Francisco's techies: In which the Chronicle's James Temples argues that hating on techies is, when you really think about it, a little bit like being a racist. [H/t: SFGate]

Charges Dropped in Case of Marin Shopkeeper Who Gave Pot Cookies to Kids: Maybe in this case it really would be best to forgive and forget. And to help with the forgetting, here's a cookie. [H/t: Sfist]

Muni Exempted from Requirements to Create Plan to Cease Idling Buses for Hours: No need to worry though. Muni is in the process of discussing how to draft a preliminary plan to figure out how to start not leaving their busses idling for hours on end for no particular reason. [H/t: SF Weekly]

Did the Hayes Valley Farm occupation help or hurt the cause of liberating urban space?: A self-identified Occupy group undermining its own cause? Well, now we've heard everything. [H/t: SFBG]

Protesters to be awarded $1 million settlement in mass arrest lawsuit: And this was shaping up to be such a good year for the OPD. [H/t: East Bay Express]

Examiner reporter races streetcar again in final Man vs. Muni: Like John Henry of American legend, Will Reisman was defeated by machine. And just like John Henry, his memory will endure. So long, Will. [H/t: SF Examiner]


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