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In an AP story about the un-hippie-fying Haight — strollers! — noted urban-issues writer Joel Kotkin says the culture clash in the neighborhood is actually what the city's all about. "San Francisco, in a weird way is the most conservative place in America. People went there for a particular ambiance and, even though it really is not what it was, they are desperate to hold on to it." He's either talking about stroller pushers who rallied for the late Whole Foods condo project, or the people who say those people are "emotionally, intellectually at war with the very nature of this neighborhood." (Probably the latter.) [AP]

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