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18 Sep 2015

Doggy Devotion: Dog Stands Guard for a Week Until Trapped Friend Is Found

Having your dogs go missing is every pet parent’s worst nightmare. But thanks to a dog’s BFF, a Facebook post and group of volunteers, two pups are now home safe. When pups Tillie, a setter, and Phoebe, a basset hound, went missing in Washington state, a group of volunteers took to the streets and woods to find…

17 Sep 2015

New Program Lets Seattle Neighborhoods Customize Their Crosswalks

Those in San Francisco are familiar with The Castro’s beloved rainbow crosswalk. Seattle took it one step further when the city’s Department of Transportation announced that it will now permit community members to customize their neighborhood crosswalks. The eye-catching trend began in June when Seattle DOT repainted crosswalks in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in honor of…

15 Sep 2015

Solar-Powered Backpacks That Help Keep South African Children Safe

Children in low income communities in South Africa don’t have the luxury of complaining about the same things as American schoolchildren, many also don’t have the luxury of reliable sources of light. According to the Parliament of South Africa, 11.4 million students walk to school daily, and those living in rough neighborhoods have to walk…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




11 Sep 2015

Biker Saves Injured Kitten – Results in Ridiculously Cute Adventures

Pat Doody, a biker with a fantastic name, spotted an injured kitten at a gas station, tucked him into his vest and continued on his California to New Jersey cross-country trek while caring for his new little sidekick, who he named Party Cat. Photo by Spurgeon Dunbar The two have been…

10 Sep 2015

Recent Rash of Hate Crimes in San Francisco

Last Thursday, Sept. 3 at approximately 2:50 pm, I was on my way to Pearl Market on Divisadero to grab a beer. I had a hopefully-job-related phone call at 3:00 and I wanted to make sure I had a frosty beverage. That call had to be postponed. For you see, as I passed Little Zion…

08 Sep 2015

Don’t Be an Asshole: How to Not Be a Bastard in a Bookstore

With local bookstores, and common etiquette, on the decline, some people are forgetting how to behave when shopping for books. So, here’s a guide outlining things to not do. And, go support your local bookstore!  

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