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Your Wednesday afternoon lunch break link bait. 

The Battrain. 

As Rent Soars, Longtime San Franciscans Fight to Stay: "The struggle to keep people who make between $60,000 and $150,000 a year," says [former mayor Art] Agnos. "Frankly, it's all but over for the poor in this city."  [H/t: NPR]

Tech's Huge Economic Impact: More stats to show the impact of tech firms on the City. Excuse us—maker firms. [Ht/t: SFGate

Barry Bonds Can't Sell His House: Poor guy. He's got that massive four grand fine to pay off, and his $25 million Beverly Hills mansion has been on the market for almost a year. [H/t: SFGate]

Batkid Shows up on Parks and Rec Holiday Train: Frankly, we'd write about Batkid every day if we could. [H/t: SF Examiner]

Therapy Dogs Coming to SFO: Shouldn't they be on BART trains instead? [H/t: SF Weekly]

The Rise of Civic Tech: Can we at least get the stuff we have (we're looking at you BART) to work before we go crazy with new stuff? [H/t: Atlantic Cities]

Is Cal Football out of Control?: Liked for the most awkward shoehorning in of Richie Incognito we've ever seen in a headline. [H/t: Beyond Chron]

Jennifer Colliau to Run Bar Program at the Long Now Foundation Salon: Rumor is that they'll only be pouring one cocktail every ten years. [H/t: Eater SF]

 

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