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Tech companies haven’t gotten past sexism 1.0

sfgate.com — Tech startups often ply journalists with swag, a never-ending bounty of logo T-shirts and mouse pads, gizmos and gadgets. [...] it didn’t seem like his choice of swag had anything to do with his company, Need, a question-and-answer app where users anonymously ask each other for advice on everything from babysitters to boyfriends.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @selenalarson: Startup founder shows up to reporter’s work, gives her basket of sexist swag that has nothing to do w his company sfgate.com/business/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

Startup founder shows up to reporter’s work, gives her basket of sexist swag that has nothing to do w his company sfgate.com/business/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @sfkale: Gender diversity in tech is still a big problem as evidenced by the founder who sent @kristenvbrown a dildo as swag. sfgate.com/business/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

WTF. RT @ellenhuet App founder sent @kristenvbrown giftbasket of vibrator & oysters & didn't get why it was offensive sfgate.com/business/artic…

Oct 24, 2014

@kristenvbrown Be honest, you made up the bit about the “Titstare” app. Right? Please? bit.ly/1wwTTUl

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Trailing in World Series is new territory for Giants, fans

sfgate.com — Trailing in World Series is new territory for Giants, fans The Giants and Royals played a beauty of a Fall Classic on a stunning autumn San Francisco evening. Friday's tense, taut game - in a ballpark packed to overflowing - was full of enough intrigue and matchups to delight any baseball fan.
Oct 25, 2014

Trailing in World Series is new territory for Giants, fans sfgate.com/giants/article… via @SFGate

Oct 25, 2014

From SF POV-> RT @annkillion: Trailing in World Series is new territory for Giants, fans sfgate.com/giants/article… via @SFGate

24-hour campaigning for Flores as Dem turnout lags

sfgate.com — LAS VEGAS (AP) â€" After wrapping up a 24-hour string of campaign events in Las Vegas Friday morning that included stops at two colleges, a Las Vegas Strip Mexican restaurant and a wedding chapel, Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores said she was exhausted and her throat was sore. [...]

Vogey, not Bumgarner, for Giants in Game 4

blog.sfgate.com — Manager Bruce Bochy said after Friday's 3-2 loss that Ryan Vogelsong will still start Game 4 rat her than moving Madison Bumgarner up a day. "Vogelsong's going tomorrow," Bochy said. "He's done a pretty good job for us, so he's going to have his start tomorrow. "He has experience," Bochy added.

Google exec makes record-breaking, 26-mile parachute jump

sfgate.com — ROSWELL, N.M. â€" A prominent computer scientist at Google parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president at Google.
Oct 24, 2014

Google senior VP, 57, falls faster than the speed of sound in record-breaking, 26-mile parachute jump bit.ly/1z5RfHF via @SFGate

Oct 24, 2014

RT @joelmsiegel: 57-yr-old makes record parachute jump from near the top of the stratosphere. His free-fall created a sonic boom. sfgate.com/nation/article…

Oct 24, 2014

57-yr-old makes record parachute jump from near the top of the stratosphere. His free-fall created a sonic boom. sfgate.com/nation/article…

Disturbing texts in CHP officers’ nude-photo 'game,’ records show

sfgate.com — California Highway Patrol officers have been sharing explicit photos of female suspects for years as part of a “game,” an officer implicated in the scandal told investigators, court records show.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @xor: The cops that don't want you to have phone crypto also make a "game" of sending around nudes pilfered from arrestees sfchronicle.com/crime/article/…

Oct 24, 2014

Disturbing texts by #CHPDublin cops who shared racy photos stolen from women's phones per @ContraCostaDA sfgate.com/crime/article/… via @SFGate

Calif. company makes pot leaf Halloween costume for babies

blog.sfgate.com — A California costume company is known for its provocative designs. But while the Ebola Hazmat Containment Suit is this year's best-seller, it's the Marijuana Leaf for Babies that's got people talking. The baby bunting with a giant pot leaf attached is for babies 0 to 6 mont

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg buys World Series ad to push Berkeley soda tax

blog.sfgate.com — Michael Bloomberg is jumping into Berkeley's battle over a proposed soda tax by funding a baseball-themed TV ad that will run throughout the Bay Area during this weekend's World Series games. Bloomberg, who failed to ban big sodas while mayor of New York City, is spending at least $
Oct 24, 2014

W/o $ edge Big Soda got nuthin RT @ksheekey: Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg buys World Series ad to push Berkeley soda tax blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @howiewolf: Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg buys World Series ad to push Berkeley soda tax blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/…

Oct 24, 2014

Breaking! Ex-NYC Mayor #Bloomberg funds #WorldSeries TV ad in support of Berkeley soda tax. See video here EXCLOO! blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/…

TIm Hudson loses long-awaited World Series debut; Giants down 2-1

blog.sfgate.com — The Giants played their first World Series game in two years at AT&T Park on Friday night, but it was hard to tell by the silence of the crowd, which mirrored the silence of the San Francisco bats and reflected a scoreboard that bore no good news for the faithful.

Bochy reveals Lincecum’s status, how he might adjust bullpen

blog.sfgate.com — In the wake of Wednesday's Game 2 loss, manager Bruce Bochy said he is ready to adjust how he handles middle relief for the rest of the World Series. In other words, less Jean Machi and Hunter Strickland, more Tim Lincecum and Yusmeiro Petit. "This game is about adjustments," Bochy

Live updates: SF Giants play Royals in World Series Game 3

blog.sfgate.com — Live updates throughout the SF Giants' Game 3 World Series matchup at AT&T Park against the Kansas City Royals.

Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed

sfgate.com — OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€" Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown says the person drove into the monument on the statehouse steps Thursday night, abandoned the vehicle and fled.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CraryAP: Driver smashes disputed Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma Capitol steps, flees the scene tinyurl.com/mssn9mm by @AP #religion #ACLU

Oct 24, 2014

Vandalism is bad, but at least now Mike Ritze can get those spelling errors corrected. sfgate.com/news/us/articl… huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/mik…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @CraryAP: Driver smashes disputed Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma Capitol steps, flees the scene tinyurl.com/mssn9mm by @AP #religion #ACLU

Oct 24, 2014

Driver smashes disputed Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma Capitol steps, flees the scene tinyurl.com/mssn9mm by @AP #religion #ACLU

Cooling of Giants’ bats leads to 2-1 deficit in Series

sfgate.com — The Giants played their first World Series game in two years at AT&T Park on Friday night, but it was hard to tell by the silence of the crowd, which mirrored the silence of the San Francisco bats and reflected a scoreboard that bore no good news for the faithful.

Campaigns scramble with new Colorado election laws

sfgate.com — DENVER (AP) â€" Democrats and Republicans battling in close contests for the governor's office and U.S. Senate in Colorado are wading into new territory with the advent of Election-Day voter registration and ballots being mailed to every registered elector.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @APkristenwyatt: Colorado's new election rules are throwing both parties for a curve. @ivanjourno explains: sfgate.com/news/article/C…

Oct 24, 2014

Colorado's new election rules are throwing both parties for a curve. @ivanjourno explains: sfgate.com/news/article/C…

Giants find no relief from K.C. bullpen’s relentless heat

sfgate.com — The Royals won 3-2 to regain the home-field advantage they’d lost after dropping the series opener. The Royals bullpen is 7-0 this postseason, and Herrera, Davis and Holland have a combined 0.84 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 321/3 innings. Solid work by Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie and sensational defense by the Royals set the scene early.
Oct 25, 2014

Giants find no relief from K.C. bullpen’s relentless heat sfgate.com/giants/article… via @SFGate

Michael Morse’s impact powerful but fleeting in reserve role

sfgate.com — Michael Morse’s impact powerful but fleeting in reserve role Deep below the stands at AT&T Park, Michael Morse had retreated to the Giants’ clubhouse in the seventh inning of Friday’s 3-2 loss to the Royals. Players pop back to the clubhouse all the time for a variety of reasons.

Bumgarner in Game 4? Bochy says it’s possible

blog.sfgate.com — I'm skeptical for a lot of reasons, but manager Bruce Bochy said in the interview room today that he and the staff have talked about starting Madison Bumgarner on three days' rest in Game 4, instead of Ryan Vogelsong, if the Giants lose Game 3 tonight.

Scott Ostler: Staying loose in tensest of times

sfgate.com — If the Giants don’t achieve their ultimate dream â€" I’m assuming that dream has something to do with the World Series â€" it won’t be because they gagged under pressure. Sure, things got a bit tense Wednesday night in Kansas City, when the Giants’ bullpen blew up, Hunter Strickland went all Dirty Harry and Brandon Belt misread his GPS between bases.