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  • Spiked baseball bats left around SF

    11/28/2015 11:16:50 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 67 replies
    .sfgate.com ^ | November 27, 2015 | Jenna Lyons
    Someone has been chaining spiked baseball bats to poles throughout San Francisco, and continue to confuse police officers as to their intended purpose. Officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning, San Francisco Police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. The bats have “spikes” that run through them, and nearly 30 of them have popped up around the city, most recently Friday morning around Fisherman’s Wharf.
  • Californian’s ballot initiative would require legislators to wear logos of top 10 contributors

    11/26/2015 6:23:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/26/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    SAN FRANCISCO — You can tell who sponsors NASCAR drivers by the patches on their jumpsuits. So why not do the same for politicians? That’s the idea behind California entrepreneur John Cox’s proposed 2016 ballot initiative, which would require state legislators to wear the logos of their top 10 campaign contributors on their clothing when they advocate for policies on the Senate or Assembly floor.
  • Surgery for Man Beaten by Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies[Rodney King 2.0?]

    11/20/2015 10:20:51 AM PST · by Theoria · 48 replies
    KQED ^ | 18 Nov 2015 | Alex Emslie
    A man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies in a San Francisco alley was scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair extensive — and perhaps permanently disabling — injuries to his arms and hands.The operation at San Francisco General would be taking place amid indications that federal law enforcement authorities may join the investigation into the incident.Two deputies, still unidentified,were captured on motion-activated security camera video around 2 a.m. last Thursday chasing Stanislav Petrov down a Mission District side street — the end of a high-speed chase that originated in San Leandro.The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says the deputies chased...
  • BELIEVE and declare your Breakthrough into SUBSTANCE[charismatic caucus]

    11/18/2015 2:39:05 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,the joshua chronicles ^ | 11-18-15 | Jedediah,
    Your substantiality will always be found in me for I will part the waters for you in all you come against! So never let something appear as impossible but "speak grace to your mountains" proudly for as My Blood was shed for you it is I that Rend the Heavens to aid you with My healing Balm of Grace. (( ( Declare ) )) My Children everything "into substance and Being" for I AM your Sword as you speak your needs into LIFE! Step up from faith into the "KNOWING" you CAN Trust , Lean on and Rest in the...
  • 20 hurt as San Francisco double-decker tour bus careens out of control

    11/13/2015 6:42:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    A double-decker tourist bus careened wildly out of control Friday in San Francisco's crowded Union Square, running down a bicyclist, at least two pedestrians and striking several cars before it plowed into scaffolding lining a construction site. Twenty people were hurt, including six critically. Twelve people suffered minor injuries in the crash that happened just before 3 p.m., San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said. The others suffered moderate injuries. Union Square was crowded with shoppers and tourists when, according to eyewitnesses, the bus came roaring across two city blocks at a high rate of speed. It struck several moving...
  • How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969 (Mizzou: What would President Reaga

    11/11/2015 7:03:16 PM PST · by McB. · 36 replies
    In 1969, the proposed use of a parking lot on the South side of the Berkeley campus triggered a confrontation between police, students, and local residents. How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969...watch the video.
  • Pioneering stripper Carol Doda dies at 78

    11/11/2015 6:00:04 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | RISTIN J. BENDER
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO — Legendary San Francisco stripper Carol Doda, whose splashy act helped introduce topless entertainment to the city more than 50 years ago, died at age 78.</p> <p>Doda died Monday in the city from complications of kidney failure, friend Ron Minolla disclosed Wednesday.</p>
  • Red light tickets thrown out in San Mateo

    11/12/2015 8:48:49 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    The (San Mateo, CA) Daily Journal ^ | November 11, 2015 | Samantha Weigel
    Full title: Red light tickets thrown out in San Mateo: City to reimburse 948 tickets issued over 45 days because cameras, signals in violation of new state lawsNearly 1,000 drivers who received a ticket for running a red light in San Mateo will be given a free pass after two of the city's red light cameras and traffic signals were found to be in violation of new state laws. The police department will toss out 948 tickets issued between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15 after a San Mateo County Superior Court judge sided with a Burlingame man who received a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- An Unexpected Rocket Plume over San Francisco

    11/11/2015 9:36:16 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    NASA ^ | November 11, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What is that unusual light in the sky? A common question, this particular light was not only bright but moving and expanding. It appeared just as the astrophotographer and his friend were photographing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California against a more predictable night sky. They were not alone in seeing this unusual display -- at least hundreds of people in California reported a similar sight. The consensus of experienced sky observers was that the plume resulted from a rocket launch -- an explanation that was soon confirmed as an unpublicized test of a submarine-launched, unarmed, Trident...
  • Hillary: Hey! Look at all the times I voted to build a big, racist, border wall!

    11/10/2015 6:38:30 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Robert Laurie
    Whatever happened to welcoming the 'huddled masses,' Hillary? Hillary Clinton is a pro-amnesty candidate who has promised to do everything possible to help bring illegals “out of the shadows” and let them stay in the country. Her surrogates have had a field day deriding anyone who disagrees as a hate-fueled racist who spends his days living in terror of “brown people.” This is particularly true of Donald Trump, who’s been labeled a disgusting monster for suggesting that maybe the millions of illegals pouring across our southern border aren’t the wonderful, God-fearing, people the left would have you believe they are....
  • Navy launches second [Nuclear SLBM] test missile off Southern California coast

    11/09/2015 7:58:58 PM PST · by Southack · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 9, 2015 | W.J. Hennigan
    The U.S. Navy said it launched a second -- and final -- missile in a planned exercise Monday afternoon from a submarine off the Southern California coast. The second test launch of the Trident II (D5) missile from a ballistic submarine in the Pacific Ocean took place Monday afternoon, the Navy said. The blast-off took place to far less fanfare than Saturday night's launch, which provoked residents from San Francisco to Mexico to take to social media, posting photos of an eerie-looking bluish-green plume smeared above the Pacific...
  • Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol

    11/09/2015 5:18:07 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | November 9, 2015 | William La Jeunesse
    A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources. As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.
  • "Mystery" Ballistic Missile Test Lights Up Sky Over California, Leads To Social Media Panic

    11/08/2015 2:33:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 8, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Late on Friday there was a surprising announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration according to which night-time flights to and from Los Angeles International (LAX) would avoid flying over the Pacific Ocean to the west of the airport, the second busiest in the US.(snip)...thousands of reports from Los Angeles and San Diego flooded social networks with reports of a mysterious bright light in the sky that sent Californians into panic. The San Diego Union-Tribune said police were inundated with calls "reporting everything from a flare to a comet to a nuclear bomb". The newspaper said the light was seen as...
  • Carson backs Puerto Rico statehood

    11/08/2015 11:41:57 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/08/2015 | Deena Zaru
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico at a Sunday campaign event on the island. "In a Carson administration, I will leave no stone unturned in my efforts to secure this important step in Puerto Rico's history -- establishing Estado 51," said the retired neurosurgeon, highlighting the strategic benefits of the Caribbean island's location relative to the United States mainland.  Amid mounting scrutiny recently over his past, Carson traveled to the island territory to address a statehood advocacy group convention. The campaign estimated that 3,500 people were attended the New Progressive Party rally, at the Waldorf...
  • Is Your Home Your Castle? You Wish.

    11/07/2015 4:41:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7. 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Suppose your best friend is down on her luck. Magnanimously, you give her a spare room in your house, on a temporary basis, and when she starts earning some income, you let her pay rent -- say, $100 a week. You would think that just about everybody would applaud you. After all, your act of charity has prevented one more person from becoming homeless. But not everybody is happy with that result. The hotel industry doesn't like it for selfish reasons. Progressive politicians don't like it because .... well, it's not always clear why progressives think the way they do....
  • Bill O'Reilly:Harry Reid A "Liar","Villain" For Blocking Vote On Kate's Law

    11/05/2015 3:48:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday during his opening “Talking Points Memo” segment on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly condemned outgoing Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for blocking a vote on the so-called Kate’s Law, a law that O’Reilly supports that would make a five-year prison term mandatory for any illegal that is convicted of an aggravated felony in the United States and then returns after deportation.
  • 'He was having fun': Student who stabbed Four on California university campus identified (Muslim)

    11/05/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 167 replies
    ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | Published November 05, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The student who stabbed four people on the campus of UC Merced was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad from Santa Clara, Calif., the university confirms to Fox News. "He had a smile on his face, he was having fun," a construction worker who helped stop the attack told CBS 47. Campus police shot and killed Mohammad, a freshman computer science & engineering major, after Wednesday's attack. Police detonated his backpack and are testing a substance inside, KGO reports. The four victims are expected to survive. Authorities are investigating a motive.
  • Election or a Round of Musical Chairs?

    11/05/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Outsiders like to think of San Francisco as a hotbed of contentious activism. Locals have tended to regard City Hall as the arena where Democrats and progressive Democrats mix it up. With Tuesday's election, you can say goodbye to any notion of anarchy. All bow to the victorious political machine. City Hall is all-Democrat all the time -- yet conservative in its own fashion: the status quo is king. Hang on, esteemed reader, because City Hall relationships read like a soap opera digest.Mayor Ed Lee, who was re-elected, was handpicked by his predecessor Gavin Newsom in 2011. Lee, then city...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on...

    11/04/2015 12:39:19 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on 'Kate's Law' Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sternly scolded Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Democrat objected to his motion for unanimous consent on "Kate's Law," which would implement mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrant felons.CSPANReid argued that the mandatory minimum sentencing of criminal illegal aliens would have dire monetary consequences due to the increase in people incarcerated in America's jails.In response, Cruz delivered an excoriating attack on Democrats."I'm sorry that the Democratic party doesn't want to spend the money to...
  • San Francisco "sanctuary City" Sheriff Loses Re-Election

    11/04/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2015
    The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over 'sanctuary city' policies on Tuesday lost his bid for re-election amid a host of local controversies. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32 year old Kate Steinle...
  • Conflicted San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff

    11/04/2015 7:45:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s something strange going on in the City by the Bay after yesterday’s municipal elections, but I suspect that it’s far too early to get very excited about it. San Francisco voters went to the polls and rejected their sheriff who had become something of the face of the so called “sanctuary city” and they did so by a wide margin. (Fox News) Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy on illegal immigration.Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated...
  • San Francisco sheriff loses re-election bid amid 'sanctuary city' controversy

    11/04/2015 3:55:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11-4-2015 | Foxnews.com
    Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city's controversial "sanctuary city" policy on illegal immigration. Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. With 42 percent of precincts reporting, Henessy had received 63 percent of the vote to 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi and his office received heavy criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San...
  • The 49ers have benched Colin Kaepernick — and it looks like he's done in San Francisco

    11/03/2015 7:44:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 47 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 11/3 | Emmett Knowlton
    The 2-6 San Francisco 49ers are benching quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starting Blaine Gabbert this weekend against the Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday. Niners head coach Jim Tomsula said earlier on Monday that he was "evaluating everything." Later in the day, Schefter reported that San Francisco had traded veteran tight end Vernon Davis to the Denver Broncos for a 2016 7th-round draft pick and 6th round picks in 2016 and 2017. Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, is having the worst season of his career. He's thrown...
  • Advocate For Victims Of Illegal Aliens: Trump's Message 'Resonates With All Demographics'

    10/31/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    Maria Espinoza, the passionate national director of The Remembrance Project in Houston, TX, was in Washington, D.C. recently to announce November 1 as the group’s annual memorial day for The National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens. Espinoza calls on Washington to “place Americans first” as “Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here.” Recalling what the father of slain 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson told Espinoza about his own experience, that if Americans can’t put Americans first, they should be prepared to “go home and gather your children and choose the one you will sacrifice.”...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. MoveOn.org has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on Change.org also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • Gutierrez Lies About Trump on House Floor, Rails Against SNL Appearance

    10/27/2015 12:36:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 27 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump is getting it from all sides now as Luis Gutierrez, our old buddy from Illinois, a Democrat member of Congress that was desperately hoping we'd have amnesty by now. He had already set up procedures for it; Obama let him down. But he's really been paving the way for it, and he's really, really, really upset that Saturday Night Live is gonna host Trump. Luis Gutierrez is leading an effort to get Saturday Night Live to rescind their invitation. He went to the floor of the House of Representatives to rail against Trump appearing on Saturday Night Live....
  • San Francisco's Last Gun Shop Calls It Quits

    10/27/2015 8:31:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 7 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Oct 2015 | Sam Harnett
    One of the best-selling items right now at the High Bridge Arms gun shop in San Francisco is not a firearm or ammunition, says general manager Steven Alcairo. It's souvenir T-shirts that say "San Francisco's Last Gun Store." Alcairo says people around the country are buying them to support the shop, which is closing at the end of the month. "They're blowing out of here. We've been boxing them and sending them off to different states," he says. High Bridge Arms has been open for 63 years, and it has sentimental value for customers like Steven Walker. "My wife, she...
  • Freep a Poll!(Should San Francisco build affordable housing just for teachers?)

    10/25/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10-25-15 | SF Gate
    Should San Francisco build affordable housing just for teachers? Yes, we need our teachers to live in the same communities as their students No, teachers shouldn't be favored over others who want to live in the city Yes, SFUSD can't recruit teachers because the city's cost of living is so high No, just pay them more so they can afford to live in S.F.
  • Fears of failure grow for rods on Bay Bridge eastern span

    10/25/2015 12:01:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 134 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2015 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    New documents raise questions about the integrity of the steel rods that hold together the Bay Bridge eastern span and point to potentially widespread problems that experts warn could lead to premature failure.
  • Wooden Shack in San Francisco Sells for $408,000

    10/24/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Gillian Edevane
    It appears the old adage holds true: when it comes to real estate, its all about location, location, location. The wooden shack that was on sale for $350,000 in San Franciscos trendy Outer Mission neighborhood is officially off the market. The deal for the 765-square-foot residence closed on Thursday, with a pair of investors nabbing the property for a cool $408,000, according to Vanguard realtors.
  • San Fran Supervisor: Murder by Illegal Immigrant "Political Pinata," Where Is Outrage Over Gun?

    10/23/2015 9:44:24 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 23, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    David Campos, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, appeared on MSNBC to talk about the sanctuary city status of San Francisco and violent recidivist illegal immigrants like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused of murdering 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle in the city in July. Campos was appointed to his position by former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom. Newsom is now the Lt. Governor of California. Campos seemingly defended Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez by laying some of the blame at the feet of federal law enforcement for allowing the gun to get into his hands.
  • At SF Schools, the Kids Are All Right

    10/22/2015 7:15:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Is there such a thing as being too politically correct in San Francisco? Yes -- but a public official has to overreach drastically to hit that mark. Everett Middle School principal Lena Van Haren did just that when she chose to withhold the results of her school's Oct. 9 student council election because students had elected too many white kids. "It's not OK for a school that is really, really diverse to have the student representatives majority white," Van Haren told the San Francisco Chronicle's Jill Tucker as her decision made national news. On Monday, Van Haren finally released the...
  • Squatter arrested - moved in vacant San Fran mansion and selling off $300,000 of owner's artworks

    10/21/2015 8:01:36 AM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    @MailOnline ^ | 20 October 2015 | ALEXANDRA KLAUSNER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Squatter arrested after moving into vacant $17million San Francisco mansion and selling off $300,000 of the owner's artworks Jeremiah Kaylor, 38, allegedly was squatting in a 7-bedroom mansion for two months Kaylor sold paintings valued at more than $300,000 from the home but for much lower amounts Police responded to the home Sunday and found Kaylor with a painting next to a moving van He was arrested on suspicion of burglary Charged: Jeremiah Kaylor, 38, was arrested on suspicion of burglary after police say he was squatting in a mansion and selling off the art \ San Francisco police say...
  • San Francisco middle school withholds student election results due to insufficient diversity

    10/21/2015 7:44:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2015 | Guy Benson
    A grimly accurate headline, I’m afraid. The good news is that most of the community seems to reject this nonsense for what it is: Racialized, politically-correct social engineering run amok. The bad news is that the administration is standing by its decisions, effectively arguing that ‘diversity’ concerns are simply too serious to be subordinated to such quaint notions as representative democracy. Madness: When Everett held its election three days later, its principal promptly refused to release the results, saying she was concerned that the winners were not diverse enough. While she would ultimately relent and release the results, her...
  • S.F. principal delays vote results, saying winners arent diverse

    10/21/2015 6:34:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 20, 2015 | Jill Tucker
    When San Francisco middle school principal Lena Van Haren saw which kids on her campus had been elected to the student council, she was disturbed at the lack of diversity among the winners. There were no Latino or black candidates chosen for the top four spots. Her concern for a representative student government, given the preponderance of students of color at Everett Middle School in the Mission District, may have been understandable. What she did about it, however, swiftly raised a different kind of alarm.
  • Progress: SF Middle School Withholds Election Results Because Winners Weren't 'Diverse' Enough

    10/20/2015 5:10:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Guy Benson
    A grimly accurate headline, I'm afraid. The good news is that most of the community seems to reject this nonsense for what it is: Racialized, politically-correct social engineering run amok . The bad news is that the administration is standing by its decisions, effectively arguing that 'diversity' concerns are simply too serious to be subordinated to such quaint notions as representative democracy. Madness: When Everett held its election three days later, its principal promptly refused to release the results, saying she was concerned that the winners were not diverse enough. While she would ultimately relent and release the results,...
  • Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Art

    10/20/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Pete Suratos
    Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Worth of Art: PoliceA man who was squatting in a multimillion-dollar mansion attempted to pawn about $300,000 in paintings from the property in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, according to police. Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, a real estate agent at a mansion in the 3000 block of Washington Street, near Alta Plaza Park, reported a man who was apparently not authorized to be on the premises, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi. The mansion, which spans 21,000 square feet, was once valued at...
  • Ubers Next Logistics Move UberRUSH

    10/17/2015 1:36:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Supply Chain 247 ^ | 14 October 2015 | Micah Singleton
    For a little over a year, Uber has been operating its UberRUSH delivery service as a pilot program in New York City. Today its making it an official part of the company, and expanding the courier service to Chicago and San Francisco, allowing customers to receive deliveries from local businesses. UberRUSH competes directly with Postmates, delivering items like groceries, take-out food, and house supplies, albeit with a much larger fleet of cars on the road. But unlike Postmates, when you open the Uber app, you wont be flooded with a number of businesses that can deliver something to you.
  • Oakland councilwoman focuses on police exam to broaden diversity

    10/17/2015 11:12:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2015 | Rachel Swan
    An Oakland City Council member who wants the Police Department to hire more African American officers has focused her attention on the written exam for new applicants which is the point where many candidates get eliminated.
  • Sanctuary City Is a Haven for Felons

    10/13/2015 11:05:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    As he runs for re-election in November, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon faces no opposition. The cozy position was unlikely, when you consider that Gascon arrived in the city as a pro-death penalty Republican from Arizona in 2009 after then-Mayor Gavin Newsom picked him to be chief of police. Today he's the rare prosecutor who has sent a message to career criminals in the country illegally: San Francisco will make the feds really work to deport them. In 2011, after then-Ess Eff District Attorney Kamala Harris won the race to be California's attorney general, Gascon was Newsom's choice to...
  • Man suing after giant pine cone crushes skull at San Francisco park

    10/13/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by rey · 37 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 Oct 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO A Navy veteran is suing after what his lawyer describes as a 16-pound pine cone fell and crushed his skull in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1juNiqP ) that Sean Mace is suing the U.S. government, the National Park Service, the Department of the Interior and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for $5 million. Mace's attorney Scott Johnson says the veteran was relaxing under a non-native pine tree at the maritime park when the cone fell, causing an irreversible brain injury. Johnson says Mace has had two surgeries and requires a third. The park...
  • Gun Used in Homicides of Canadian Tourist, Tantra Teacher Stolen From Fisherman's Wharf: SFPD

    10/10/2015 6:41:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Jodi Hernandez and Lisa Fernandez
    This is the second high-profile homicide where a stolen gun was used to kill an innocent victim.The gun used to kill both a tantra yoga teacher hiking in Fairfax, California, and a Canadian tourist in San Francisco was stolen from a car parked near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco police revealed in a news conference Friday. And the motive for both homicides appears to be robbery, Cmdr. Toney Chaplin said the first time a possible reason for the seemily bizarre and violent deaths on two innocent victims was revleaed. On Friday, the Marin County District Attorney charged drifters Sean Michael...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show S.F. Blue Angels

    10/11/2015 3:10:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-11-15 | abc7news.com
    The Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels takes to the sky beginning at 3 p.m.
  • [San Francisco] Aerobatic Blue Angels Delight Hundreds Of Thousands But Not SF Supervisor Avalos

    10/11/2015 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    KPIX (CBS San Francisco) ^ | October 10, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) If you were anywhere in San Francisco Saturday and didnt see the Blue Angels, you likely heard them. The U.S. Navy flight squadron dazzled spectators as part of the citys annual Fleet Week festivities. --SNIP-- Not everyone was thrilled. Representing some of the unimpressed, San Francisco supervisor John Avalos took to Twitter. Maybe the rain and the fog means no Blue Angels! #WishfulThinking, Avalos tweeted. In response to a constituent, Avalos tweeted this: U expect me to LIKE war planes buzzing SF w/feel good jingoism? Just the THOUGHT of a crash over the city should...
  • Pelosi: closing of last gun shop in San Francisco was a private sector decision

    10/11/2015 6:06:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that we recently talked about a sad day in the City by the Bay when it was announced that San Francisco’s last remaining gun shop would close its doors at the end of this month. After living through one wave of regulations after another they finally learned that they would be forced to videotape every transaction which took place in the store and proactively turn those videos over to the local police each week even if there wasn’t a hint of an allegation that the customers had done anything wrong. That was, as the store manager...
  • Obama offers advice to future candidate Kanye West

    10/10/2015 4:59:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 10, 2015 | Joe Garofoli
    As if rapper Kanye Wests ego needed a boost, now he can say that President Obama opened for him Saturday at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco. The two men never shared the stage during the fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. Obama made a beeline for an Air Force One run to Los Angeles for more fundraisers Saturday after speaking for 22 minutes to 1,300 people who paid between $100 and $10,000 to attend. Then West, who Obama referred to as a jackass in 2009 after the rapper interrupted singer Taylor Swift at an awards ceremony, performed for about...
  • Relatives have proof Alcatraz escapees are still alive

    10/10/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | october 10, 2015 | tim donnelly
    The evidence is offered up by the Anglins nephews David, 48, and Ken Widner, 54, who are featured inAlcatraz: Search for the Truth, a History Channel specialairing Monday.The evidence has pumped life into the cold case,and has investigators lining up new interviews and planning to search South America for signs of Americas most notorious escapees. This is absolutely the best actionable lead weve had, Art Roderick, the retired US marshal who was lead investigator on the case for 20 years, tells The Post. The Anglin family sat on those leads for years because, they say, they were spied on and...
  • Gov. Brown approves automatic (drivers license) voter registration for Californians

    10/10/2015 1:04:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/10/2015 | Patrick McGreevy
    Targeting Californias recent record-low voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure that would eventually allow Californians to be automatically registered to vote when they go the the DMV to obtain or renew a drivers license.The measure, which would also allow Californians to opt out of registering, was introduced in response to the dismal 42% turnout in the November 2014 statewide election.
  • Trump says terrorists entering U.S. at southern border; Judicial Watch confirms candidates claims

    10/09/2015 9:01:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    ALERT: Trump Reveals Greatest Military Coup of All Time Could Now Be Underway on U.S. Soil From The Conservative Tribune Donald Trump recently entered the Syrian refugee debate and had some bold things to say about the crisis. The Republican presidential front runner spoke with Fox News Eric Bolling on Cashin In about the issue. During the interview, Trump expressed his deep concern about potentially letting jihadists come into the country as refugees. They were talking about 3,000 people coming, he told Bolling. Then I heard 10 [thousand], then I heard 25 [thousand], then I heard 200,000 people. And Eric,...