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SF Mission Tech Workers Skeptical Over Proposed “Tech Tax”

Mission tech workers reacted to a proposal for a tech tax to curb the city’s growing inequality with comments ranging from skepticism to wondering why such a tax had not been imposed earlier. Mission-based tech worker Erini Blakey said that while the tax would rightfully “force tech companies to be good citizens,” she questioned its efficacy since it targets only...
Twice co-founders Noah Ready-Campbell and Calvin Young at their new location, which is currently being renovated.

Former Googlistas Now Sell Used Clothes

Calvin Young and Noah Ready-Campbell left Google in 2011 shortly after being there less than a year, ready to start their own business. So they did — about four times. First they tried an online coffee delivery service, then a news service and finally a payment service. “There just wasn’t a market for those other ideas,” Ready-Campbell said. Merchants, for...
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Beyond the Protest: What Does SF Want from Twitter?

On the day of Twitter’s Initial Public Offering, protestors rallied outside the tech company’s headquarters on Market Street. Moving past the symbolism of protesting the newfound wealth of some of Twitter’s employees and investors, Mission Local asked protestors what they want to see the company do for the community.
A bevy of commuters explode on the Twittersphere following last Friday's BART strike. Photo: Sarah McClure

Ride-Sharing Companies Thrive During BART Strike

A strike from BART, the nation’s fifth largest rail system, introduced new users to an alternative form of local transit: ride-sharing services. Across the board, the major ride-sharing communities saw a significant increase in downloads and social media mentions during the strike. On Friday, Sidecar morning ride requests jumped 60 percent—almost double than the previous Monday, said Margaret Ryan, vice president...
Larry Aragon, 65, who has lived on the street for a decade, eats the free warm breakfast provided by St. Anthony's church six days a week. Photo by Sean Havey

What You May Have Missed Over the Weekend: Mission Local’s ‘Giving Thanks’ Series

If you were in a Thanksgiving food coma and missed Mission Local’s series about things we’re thankful for in the Mission, it’s not too late. The multimedia series highlights organizations and events that make this neighborhood special. It’s not a complete list, of course, but here are a few gems that we felt were worthy of highlighting. Six days a week...
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Campos Propone que Compañías Financien la Cultura y las Artes

En la Misión, el arte y la cultura abunda así como las compañías que pueden ayudar a financiarlas, opinó el supervisor David Campos, quien habló durante el evento de Arts Monday realizado el lunes pasado en el Ayuntamiento de San Francisco en el Centro Yerba Buena. “El arte y la cultura hacen que el Distrito 9 sea lo que es”,...
Front page of Twitter.com as of Thursday morning.

Yep, Twitter Is Down

If, like us, you tried to access Twitter this morning, you may have noticed it was down. The Wall Street Journal has the scoop: Twitter Inc. said Thursday that some users can’t access the short-messaging service, at least the second time in about a month that it has gone down. “We are aware of the issue and are looking into...
Posterous engineers at work in the company's Mission headquarters (file photo, May 2011).

Posterous Acquired by Twitter

Yesterday the Mission-based blogging platform Posterous announced its acquisition by Twitter in an email to users. News of the acquisition has been circulating since last week, but the terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Posterous users should expect a few changes. Users with a custom Posterous domain will receive special instructions as the company moves to a new domain...

People & Twitter Make the World Go Round

As one gloomy and chilly day spills into another, so do customers at Borderlands Books’ new café. It’s very nice to see what’s blossoming in that space sans internet – a young man bent over a sketch he’s formulating while another engages in conversational Italian with his student, an older woman in a black brimmed hat knitting some sort of...

The Taco Truck App You’ve Been Waiting For

Did you feel it yesterday? A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Bay Area morning. But the real story is that before the quake was even over, at least 1,042 people had already tweeted “OMFG it’s an earthquake AAAAAHHHHH” But the real story today is about color palettes. Burrito Justice and Mission Mission point to the paint job on the new building...
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Bloggers, Come Back!

Well the lack of things actually happening online is causing me to really grasp at straws here. Here’s hoping things pick back up tomorrow, when you all actually get back to work. Fabric8 gallery held it’s first annual egg nog competition (the nog-in) today, according to Vegansaurus, three out of the six entries were vegan. No word on the winner...