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Your Wednesday afternoon link round up 

And you thought SF cabs were bad? BART strike is crippling fledgling mid-market tech corridor: We genuinely admire Sarah Lacy's dogged work covering the tech scene, but any piece that includes the phrase, "it's too bad no one is disrupting BART" and is premised on the false idea that the Mayor of San Francisco has authority over the BART system, well, let's just say it's not one of her best. [H/t: Pando Daily]

So, is privatization of transportation (see: Uber, Lyft, and the Google Bus) really to blame for this crisis in public transportation? Who Framed Roger Rabbit spoiler: It was the automobile (on the road, with the fossil fuels). [H/t: Slate

The America's Cup hits more choppy water. The Cup's international jury will meet Monday to hear a complaint from teams Italy and New Zealand about rudder elevators—an unresolved portion of regatta director Iain Murray's safety recommendations following Andrew Simpson's death. Like any good drama, this race has always been about cheating. Here's the twist: Today, Murray said that if the jury agrees with the complainants, he'll tell the Coast Guard to pull the racing permit. Foiled again! But does it count as a race on water if the boats are literally flying? [H/t: SFGate]

City College of San Francisco is losing its accreditation and will effectively close by June 2014. We just took an online course in higher education, and this sounds bad: the state's largest community college won't qualify for federal or state financial aid. [H/t: Examiner]

We could really use a beer after some of this bad news: but the good news is, Triple Voodoo will be supplying that beer with a brick-and-mortar SF location. It'll be here later this year— a little long to wait— with a full taproom. Promising news for SF craft beer. [H/t: EaterSF]

 

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