“The former longtime curator of European art at San Francisco’s Fine Art Museums has challenged her firing in court, saying she was dismissed illegally for supporting a union demonstration and protesting financial fraud.”
S.F. museums’ curator sues over firing [Chron]

“the minimum wage only affects 3 to 4 percent of jobs in the city, and the industry most affected has had the most job growth.”
Economists Say City Minimum Wage Means Big Boost for Working Class [PP]

“49-year-old Marcus Taplin said he was able to survive in the city, thanks only to a range of services supporting his minimum-wage janitorial job in the Tenderloin.”
‘I Don’t Think You Can Survive in This City on the Minimum Wage’ [PP]

“Crowdtilt’s platform is used for things ranging from buying movie or concert tickets to gift or travel spending, funding school programs or even public works projects.”
Crowdtilt raises $12 million Series A [Biz Times]

“I just gotta say, I have no idea what this group is or how our name came to be used in affiliation with them”
Warriors Arena Booster Group Trims Swollen “Steering Committee” [Weekly]

“Considering the company has been looking for a buyer for months, it seems unlikely that anyone will bite, ultimately sending the Bay Area’s 500 Fresh & Easy employees packing.”
Fate of local Fresh & Easy stores remains unclear [Biz Times]

“There are two other Fresh & Easy stores in San Francisco that will also close – one at Silver Avenue and Merrill Street, and one at Third Street and Carroll Avenue.”
Fresh & Easy to close all stores, including the Richmond District location [Richmond SF]

“it’s slated to reopen in May as an entirely new concept from the same ownership crew. “
Southside Spirit House to replace Eve Lounge in SoMa [Chron]

“Byliner Inc., a new San Francisco digital publishing house for short stories and nonfiction, is bathed in reflected glory this week following the awarding of a Pulitzer Prize for a New York Times story it co-published about the death of skiers in an avalanche.”
Byliner publishes award winning material [Biz Times]

“Twitter launched a new platform for companies to hit customers with targeted advertising, using algorithms to sniff out important words that supposedly interpret what the tweet maker wants or desires.”
Twitter launches targeted ads [Chron]

“The app pulls in music from Rdio, Spotify and iTunes, while using data from your Twitter follower graph to deliver the best possible music for you.”
Twitter Goes To Good Morning America To Confirm Twitter #Music, Aiming Straight For The Mainstream [TC] [Chron]

“If CNN is wrong this time, and they’re right the next time, and wrong the next time, and so on — why should we tune in to Twitter at all?”
Should Twitter care about all the misinformation in its product? [Chron]

“Long term, Aberdare’s strategy, like that of other VCs who over the past few years have shuttered their early-stage biotech investment groups, could have a chilling impact on the development of new drugs.”
New Aberdare Ventures hire continues shift to health care efficiency investments [Biz Times]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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