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    Report: CurbTXT lets San Franciscans communicate via license plates
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    Have you ever had the urge to warn the owner of a vehicle that they have unknowingly parked illegally, and are about to get towed? How about wanting to contact someone whose car is parked dangerously or blocking you in a driveway? Three guys in San Francisco have come up with a solution to a ...

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    Confirmed: Ken Block's San Francisco-shot Gymkhana 5 to debut on July 9
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    Ken Block is YouTube gold, that much we know. Having accumulated 140+ million views for his Gymkhana videos over the years, the man can clearly attract some eyeballs with his behind-the-wheel shenanigans. The last installment, the fourth in the series so far, was by far his biggest and boldest ...

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    Report: Judge gives car thief break, thief gives judge's car a break-in
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    Stealing cars is (obviously) against the law, and getting caught usually translates into a significant prison term. We're guessing the crime is just a bit stiffer if you're caught attempting to swipe the ride of a judge, especially if you just left her court room. SF Gate reports that Judge ...

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    Car crash turns Lombard Street into World's Most Crooked Waterfall
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    Claimed by some to be the crookedest road in the world, San Francisco's Lombard Street briefly became the crookedest waterfall in the world last Saturday. The driver of a silver Buick told a resident of the street that he swerved to avoid a car of tourists in front of him and ran down a fire ...

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    Report: BMW DesignworksUSA gets on track with San Francisco BART contract
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    BMW: Bus, Metro, Walk. That was the tongue-in-cheek acronym we used to refer to public transport back in Montreal where this blogger grew up, but it's San Francisco that's about to have its underground mass transit system overhauled by BMW. The Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) is the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz recreates famous photos with Gull Wings and Golden Gate Bridge
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    They don't build 'em like they used to. The unofficial slogan of classic car owner's clubs around the world may just as well apply to Fort Point, the U.S. military installation at the foot of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Fifty years ago, the Gull Wing Group – a club for owners of ...

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    Report: Last domestic car dealership in San Francisco shuts its doors
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    According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the very last domestic dealership in the greater San Francisco area closed its doors a little over 10 days ago. Previously, San Francisco Ford, Lincoln, Mercury was the only dealership selling new products with an American badge on the grille in all of ...

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    Video: Tanner returns in Driver: San Francisco
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    Get excited, kids. The Driver franchise is back with a new chapter, and this time the story takes the damage to San Francisco. Our good friends over at Joystiq got to spend a little time behind the controller of the game ahead of its launch. The storyline picks up after the conclusion of Driv3r, ...

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    Video: San Francisco garage is a hidden gem
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    San Francisco hidden garage – Click above to view video after the jump The only thing separating this urban San Francisco garage from true brilliance might be the gaudy "No Parking" sign plastered to it. While the sign is definitely useful for keeping pesky commuters from parking in ...

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    San Francisco adopting demand-based parking system with pricing up to $18/hr?
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    Have you ever found yourself cursing at a parking meter because it wants $2.00 of your hard earned change? Residents of San Francisco do not feel your pain. A new demand-based system is getting ready to be tested, which, during certain special events, could drive the hourly parking rate up to ...

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    Pagani Huayra U.S. dealer network announced, both located in California
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    This is a brief announcement for the wealthy-elite amongst us. Pagani has announced that there will be two locations in the United States where the purchase of a Huayra will be possible. Should you be interested in procuring such a vehicle, we hope you like California. The Auto Gallery of ...

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    Video: San Francisco's 1989 Earthquake from the CHP's point of view
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    CHP responds to the '89 San Francisco Earthquake – Click above to watch video after the jump
    On October 17, 1989 at approximately 5:04 pm Pacific Standard Time, the San Andreas Fault shifted and a massive earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. Called the Loma Prieta Earthquake, it ...

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    In Da Clubster: San Francisco design student beats Mini to speedster punch
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    Mini Clubster S design study by Richard Mitchell – Click above for image gallery
    Variety is the spice of life – or so they say, but that seems to be the case over at BMW's Mini division, where the variants of their entertaining little runabout have been pouring out like Cristal in the ...

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    Keeping Drivers at Bay: San Francisco mulls congestion charge
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    Boris Johnson for Mayor of... San Francisco? Our favorite municipal chief executive may be taking his time in dismantling the congestion charge in London, but his services may soon be needed in the City by the Bay, as local bureaucrats there contemplate instituting a new charge for motorists ...

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    Ferrari California spotted in... California, where else?
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    Click for more of the Ferrari California in San Francisco This was bound to happen sooner or later, and sooner it is: still over a month before its official public unveiling at the Paris Motor Show in October, the new Ferrari California has been spotted in its element: the streets of San Francisco. ...

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    Lexus Lanes coming to California's Bay Area
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    Officials are hard at work trying to alleviate the notorious traffic congestion in California. Across the state, drivers sit still in traffic while carpool lanes sit empty, underused by public transit and vehicles carrying multiple passengers. The solution for the Bay Area, as the Metropolitan ...

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    The Commute Helper gets you into carpool lane for $10
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    I have a brother who spends a good 50% of his time daydreaming about how to make money with inventions no one has thought of yet. Despite my protest that all the good stuff's been invented already, he continues to concoct imaginary money makers. I need to introduce my brother to this guy from San ...

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    Team Autoblog crashes the BYOBW event in S.F., literally
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    Click the image above for our gallery. var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Autoblog_crashes_the_Bring_Your_Own_Big_Wheel_event_in_S_F/'; We brought you our Big Wheel build up yesterday and now, we proudly present you with our 93-image gallery and video from Sunday's Bring Your Own ...

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    Got scent strips? Bus shelters don't anymore
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    Wow, those cookies disappeared quickly. Just a day after adding scent strips to bus shelter advertisements, the "Got Milk?" people pulled them down. The new San Francisco campaign used several bus shelters with scented adhesive strips exuding the aroma of freshly baked cookies. The strips are ...

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    Study: San Francisco's HOV lanes increase traffic congestion
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    A new study of San Francisco's high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes has revealed something disturbing: more congestion. According to researchers at UC Berkeley and Cal State University, East Bay, in a 100 mile sample section of freeway, HOV lanes have counter-intuitively led to an increase in ...

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