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Your Wednesday afternoon lunch break link bait. 


Ryan Chamberlain Helped Blow Up San Francisco Politics. And, in the Process, Himself: A deeply fascinating look at the long, slow spiral of political operative Ryan Chamberlain.  [SF Weekly]

Alleged Hooker Suspected of Killing Google Exec: By poisoning him with heroin aboard a yacht in Santa Cruz. You can't make this stuff up. [SFGate

Startup Lets You Buy Cars With Bitcoin: No surprise there. It is legal tender in California now, after all. [SFist]

Why I Love Emeryville: True fact: the tiny East Bay town is better than all its big box stores indicate. Trader Vic's. Rudy's. The Prizefighter Bar! [The Bold Italic]

NSA and FBI Spied on Muslim-American Leaders: Including a Cal State Hayward professor. [The Intercept

Anti-Gentrification Groups Fear Change in West Oakland: "The fear is that as West Oakland gentrifies further, the influx of market-rate housing will indirectly displace poorer residents, pricing them out of the neighborhood." [East Bay Express]

Mission Market Adapts: Stocks kombucha, even. [Mission Local]

Transit Projects About to Get Much Easier in California: How changes to the CEQA law will make transportation upgrades like Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness easier to complete. [CityLab]


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