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Did Cycling Website Strava.com Play a Role in Chris Bucchere's Market Street Fatal Collison and Berkeley Cyclist's Death?: A disturbing long read that raises questions in a least two fatal cases about the role of a website that encourages users to break speed records. [H/t: Bicycling]

Man Acquitted of Sex with BART Seat: Don't worry about it. What are the chances that the love seat is the one you are sitting on right now? [H/t: SFGate]

Quan Stakes Future on Coliseum Plan: Says Chip Johnson: "Until the money hits the table the only thing keeping the Coliseum City proposal on voters' radar screens is the hype riding on the hot air being blown out of Oakland City Hall." [H/t: SFGate]

Jerry Brown Takes Heat on Fracking: The crowd of protestors danced to the Britney Spears song Toxic. [H/t: SF Bay Guardian]

Palo Alto Beats Berkeley in Ranking of Best Places to Live: Has Palo Alto suddenly gained a Cheeseboard location? We didn't think so. Automatic disqualification. Berkeley wins. [H/t: Berkeleyside]

Tech's Top Chefs' Favorite Dishes: The Executive Chef for Airbnb makes something called a #Fawaffle. We're not even going to say anything—we'll just let you enjoy that one on your own. [H/t: Refinery 29]

The Secret Tombstones of Buena Vista Park: Whoa. Great pictures. [H/t: Uppercasing]

 

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