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What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working (exist) - 159

Scott Lucas | January 27, 2014 | Lifestyle Story City Life

Carquinez Bridge Also Faced Bolt Problems: Yikes. [H/t: SFGate]

New Rules Return Democracy to California: How passing a budget with a simple majority, easing term limits, expert-written districts, and top-two primaries turned California from a basket case to a exemplar. (Also: One party rule.) [H/t: The Economist]

USF Goes Underground: It's a well known truism in town that the mole people aren't nearly as NIMBY as the hill dwellers. [H/t: SFGate]

CEO of Bitcoin Exchange Arrested: On charges stemming from the now-defunct Silk Road. [H/t: Business Insider]

Jerry Bids Goodbye to Joe's: The new owners, who also run the Joe's in North Beach, have plans to reopen it in 2015. [H/t: Eater SF]

Comedian Moshe Kasher Hates the Food in LA: Sounds about right to us. [H/t: SF Weekly]

Drought Hits Marin's Cheese Sisters Hard: The drought is hurting farmers up and down the state. [H/t: Marin IJ]

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