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10:41am

Wed July 31, 2013
Transportation

SFPD starts Twitter account to combat bike theft

A screenshot of the SFPD's new Twitter feed devoted to bike theft (twitter.com/sfpdbiketheft)

The San Francisco Police Department estimated in a report this year that over 4,000 bicycles were stolen in the city in 2012. Police recovered 864 of those, but only got 142 back to their owners. So one enterprising officer, Matt Friedman, started a Twitter account devoted to bike theft, @SFPDBikeTheft, to help close that gap.

The account, which went live last Friday, puts out stolen bike alerts, pictures of bikes the SFPD has recovered, and tips to prevent getting a bike stolen in the first place.

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5:34pm

Thu January 17, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

The haves and have-nots of San Francisco's mid-Market district

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco's Mid Market district

The mid-Market district of San Francisco is undergoing tremendous change. Construction cranes literally cast shadows over the businesses and charities serving long-time residents of the neighborhood. This is an area filled with supported housing and Single Room Occupancy hotels. Homeless people and panhandlers traverse the wide sidewalks. One of the food pantries that serves them is run by The Quaker Meeting House. It’s on 9th Street, just south of Market, and has been around for nearly 20 years. To date, Twitter has run its global operations around the corner for about half-a-year. Which means these two entities with similar sounding names and strikingly different purposes are unlikely neighbors.

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8:57am

Mon December 3, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How much technology can one city take?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with journalist David Talbot about San Francisco ’s digital gold rush, which he says is causing the city to struggle for its soul. His latest piece has caused quite a stir. He reports that the new tech boom has added $6 billion to the city’s tax roll over the past year, but rents are soaring and people are being squeezed out of town. Do you like what technology is doing to your city? Join us at 10 am PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Mon October 1, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How much technology can one city take?

(Boonsri Dickinson, Business Insider)

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with journalist David Talbot about San Francisco ’s digital gold rush, which he says is causing the city to struggle for its soul. His latest piece has caused quite a stir. He reports that the new tech boom has added $6 billion to the city’s tax roll over the past year, but rents are soaring and people are being squeezed out of town. Do you like what technology is doing to your city? Join us at 10 am PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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2:48pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Out in the Bay 8/9

Digital Queers

Thursday at 7pm, Marilyn Pittman visits with digital pioneer Karen Wickre, who is currently the Editorial Director for Twitter and a former Google content strategist.  She co-founded "Digital Queers" in the early 1990s, helping connect gay rights groups with technology and each other, and was a site manager for the world's largest LGBT site, planetout.com. 

[After broadcast date, you can listen here to a soundfile of the program.]

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