“An ordinance put into place last year levies new fees against Burning Man that include the law enforcement costs and more. Festival organizers sued, arguing that Burning Man has had a deal with the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office since 2006 to cover actual expenses that were incurred because of the event. Burning Man organizers say the new festival fee does not adhere to that deal, and instead charges fees that are not tied to expenses for the Sheriff’s Office.”
Judge allows Burning Man lawsuit against Pershing County to move ahead [Ex]

“The San Francisco startup, which is coming out of stealth after more than 13 months of development, claims to have created the first cash and virtual currency tournament platform for skill-based mobile games.”
Skillz enables wagers on games of skill [Biz Times]

“Airbnb is asking both travelers and those who have property listings to provide two forms of identification for a new verification process. The company will take people’s IDs from Airbnb reviews and social media sites, like LinkedIn or Facebook, and will ask users to fill in information only they would know or scan a photo ID to confirm a match.”
Airbnb starts verifying user profiles [CNet]

“The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces annual wage estimates for 22 major employment sectors and more than 800 individual occupations.”
100 highest-paying jobs in San Francisco, Oakland [Biz Times]

“Jawbone, the San Francisco maker of mobile electronics, has reportedly spent more than $100 million to buy BodyMedia, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based company that makes health activity monitoring armbands.”
Jawbone buys BodyMedia for reported $100 million+ [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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