Finance

17 Sep 2019

All Overdue Library Book Fines Are Forgiven in San Francisco!

“All outstanding overdue fines will be cleared from all patron records. No exceptions, no questions. You are fabulously fine free.” – SF Public Library Somewhere in San Francisco there is a bibliophile shouting in ecstasy and popping a Champagne bottle, before quickly being shushed by a librarian, because they no

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29 Aug 2019

Millennium Tower Builders Finally Agree Tower is Leaning

After 2 years, 9 lawsuits, and 146 lawyers involved, the leaning Millennium Tower of San Francisco and its disgruntled residents reached a settlement worth $500 Million, and the taxpayers will definitely end up paying some of that bill. It took 2 years for the developers of the sinking tower to

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26 Aug 2019

What the Hell is Blockchain, and Why Won’t Men Stop Telling Me About it?

You’ve heard about it on dates. You’ve read about it on Tinder profiles. You’ve seen it emblazoned on startup t-shirts worn at 21st Amendment.

“Blockchain.”

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13 Aug 2019

LAUNDRÉ’s Cafe In The Mission Closes

Upon first seeing ‘LAUNDRÉ’ opening on Mission st a couple of years ago, I have to admit I was confused.   First by what language the name “LAUNDRÉ’ is supposed to be in.  It’s not Spanish or English, it kind of sounds French but it’s not French…the owner’s name is ‘Arianna

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05 Aug 2019

10 Lottery Stories That Prove Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Playing the lottery — whether a scratch-off ticket or multinumber drawing  — is exciting. You never know if you might win big. If you do, what would you do with the money? Perhaps buy a new car, pay off your mortgage or go back to school? When you win, it’s

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16 Jul 2019

Amazon Workers Strike in Minnesota & Around the World

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox. Amazon. The fast-growing, brick and mortar eating, global retail superpower,

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15 Jul 2019

Should We Buy Life Insurance? And, How do We Not Kill Each Other for the Money?

Welcome our bi-weekly column, “Ask a Grown Up” in which you can ask and have your most burning questions answered by a supposed grown up. Howdy-doody (heh, heh doody) Broke-Ass-a-roonies! It is I, Kate, the smartest of alecks, the most supposed of grown ups here with another installment of Ask

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11 Jul 2019

Kate Rhoades : Artist You Should Know

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep the bay a strange and wonderful place.  If you’ve taken a bus lately you may have seen Kate’s work, she’s got a delightful series

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