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Jay Shafer has been designing and building tiny houses since the late 90s.
Tiny House Villages Seek Tiny Plots of Land Near San Francisco | Tiny House Living http://t.co/xD4S5qAOP3

Mar 04, 15

On a cool, drizzly day 10 years ago, I met a lonely, afflicted soul in downtown Los Angeles who would eventually take me to places I'd never visited. Disney Hall, for instance, and the White House. And to the depths of skid row.
Steve Lopez on Skid Row: "It's as if there's been a war or a natural disaster -- " http://t.co/w29quuSFwI

Mar 04, 15

San Francisco is a city full of nicknames — City by the Bay, the dreaded Frisco or San Fran, Paris of the West and Baghdad by the Bay, to name but a few. Another one, long out of fashion, was coined before the Panama-Pacific International Exposition…
Cool story for all you transit & #SF history nerds - How the world’s fair birthed #Muni http://t.co/ykc1CQhnvT via @FitzTheReporter #PPIE100

Mar 04, 15

In the age of ubiquitous government surveillance, the only way citizens can protect their privacy online is through encryption.
How many Serious Nerds are in your phone book? Download Signal/TextSecure http://t.co/zpOILDMjEu and find out. My score: 10

Mar 04, 15

The cost of housing in the UK and its impact on local people is now the main concern for local government, ranking higher than long-held concerns about health and social care services in a survey of council chief executives.
Housing affordability ranked as most urgent issue affecting councils http://t.co/e8FLgF7rqw #ukhousing

Mar 04, 15

My new @HuffPostUK blog: Can consumer product design really drive systemic social change? http://t.co/MeLTxQL8pE

Mar 04, 15

Startup AltSchool lures execs from Google, Uber, Zynga: http://t.co/xWf40RaHyN #education #tech #SF #siliconvalley

Mar 04, 15

Zelfbouw, meaning ‘self-building’ in Dutch, is a current planning trend in The Netherlands. While there have always been people building their own homes, zelfbouw has been actively promoted over the past few years.
PHOTOS | Utopia by the Plot - self-built suburbia in The Netherlands. By @SoniaMangiapane http://t.co/xLDKV6adf0 http://t.co/JZyBFDlsUV
Photo Essay: Utopia by the Plot - new types of suburbia in Holland due to self-building http://t.co/6RFrdYfgrk http://t.co/vgmBbQX9Ec

Mar 04, 15

“The best way to understand censorship is to spend a week with your censor.” Peter Hessler on a Chinese book tour: http://t.co/1jaxj2EiQv

Mar 04, 15

Re-imagine San Jose's City Hall Plaza with us! A 5min survey: http://t.co/PJL7T5gyNv | #SJFavoritePlaces http://t.co/qLPqn0lfv7

Mar 04, 15

March 2 saw another eviction protest in San Francisco’s Mission District. This eviction targets the Station 40 collective, whose eclectic programming has included a workshop on “The Art of Resistance: Anti-Gentrification Screen Printing.”
Why #SF should consider prioritizing all affordable housing funding for the Mission, @SFHAC, @MLNow, @jonahowenlamb http://t.co/zs3OkEh2M3

Mar 04, 15

Over the years, several mayors and city councils have tried to reduce the Oakland Police Department's overtime expenditures, but OPD continues to spend tens of millions of dollars on overtime annually — and the problem has been getting worse recentl…
Oakland police overtime costs continue to soar http://t.co/KgNkigAWwr

Mar 04, 15

Housing and the Cooperative Commonwealth https://t.co/8OiIhvGvES

Mar 04, 15

Reach out to your social networks and start raising funds now!
Design and architecture coming together to tackle homelessness - https://t.co/b2PN7H9ASY - help get this made!
@tmccormick is on indiegogo raising funds for Houselets — a creative housing solution.
#indiegogo #houselets
http://t.co/HaVqYn5tzW
Help make it happen for $5K Urban Housing Unit - ProtoHouse http://t.co/e7CrLRzp9d #indiegogo via @indiegogo

Mar 04, 15

For our Longreads Member Pick, we’re thrilled to share the opening chapter of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature, the book by Ben Tarnoff, published by The Penguin Press.
The Bohemians: The San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature http://t.co/Z2EsGc7l7Q #longreads http://t.co/aYz3Va1GJU

Mar 03, 15

Abandoned, boarded-up houses have a notorious dampening effect on neighborhoods, driving down real estate prices and scaring away investors and potential tenants. Turning such places around requires more than a paint-job here and there; it takes pro…
This Man Is Buying Up A Florida Neighborhood To Bring In Entrepreneurs And Artists http://t.co/NDDCvjgrsI

Mar 03, 15

"It's time to address poverty, mental health and the plight of the homeless head-on as a social issue and not a criminal issue," State Sen. Carol Liu, D-LA Cañada Flintridge, said in the release.
California Considering Decriminalizing #Homelessness http://t.co/f6QHyFjZ75 http://t.co/eh6FdeLgLF

Mar 03, 15

Opinion: Meet the children of Silicon Valley's 'Jungle' via @CNN http://t.co/jlaKSSlUAu

Mar 03, 15

A tiny modular housing system for cities where real housing is unaffordable @btschiller http://t.co/n1F5P7l7BH cites http://t.co/5VIeSs9QpQ

Mar 02, 15

FireFox OS coming to Africa in a big way http://t.co/0EkQOR4VFt $40 for a phone and *six months of service* I love my #firefoxos phone too.

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