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The Gawker empire puts Sploid up for sale, reshuffles lineup. Fishbowl NY summarizes some of the many changes that Nick Denton's blogworld incurred this weekend.

# Chris Mohney moves from Gawker Media's Gridskipper to Gawker, assuming a new managing editor role. TMFTML's Alex Balk replaces Oxfeld as co-editor alongside Jessica Coen. # Wired editor Brian Lam will leave the magazine to become editor of Gizmodo, replacing Biggs.

# Joshua David Stein, a contributor, replaces Mahoney at Gridskipper.

# Gawker Media is prepping a music-related site. No word on when it will be launched.

Soon-to-open Fisherman's Wharf cannabis club getting the cold shoulder from its neighbors. The NYT reports that although many in Frisco have embraced the 30 other weed dispensaries, that the one set to open in the tourist-friendly Wharf sends the wrong message to the tourists. The Times explains that the owner of the club has decorated the small building in a classy way.
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The unopened dispensary at Fisherman's Wharf — located in a nondescript storefront tucked under a weary-looking bed-and-breakfast — has all the trappings of modern retail: high-speed Internet access, high-tech security cameras and high-end merchandise. An ounce of marijuana will sell for $300, and Mr. Reed's outlet will have a whopping 55 varieties. Framed photographs of San Francisco scenes adorn the club's black walls, and the glass-topped counters gleam under track lighting. "I would love to offer it out of a hospital, I would love to offer it out of Walgreen's, but the truth is, they're not allowing that," said Mr. Reed, who uses marijuana to treat a back injury. "So somebody has to open a place like this and show that it can be done right."

Irvine teen who was forced into two years of slavery awarded $101,516 in back pay. Wait, slaves get back pay? - Jawa Report