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Here are some controversial pieces you probably won't find either in the major metropolitan media or in the local outlets of what might be called "beige journalism"--not guaranteed to be 100% accurate, but sure to be provocative:
The Berkeley City Council is falling all over itself to try to participate in a Google PR stunt. It's been gee-whiz reported on a local blog, with a local commentator nailing the blog report. Delicious.