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  • Madison Bumgarner Lands on DL After Dirt Bike Accident

    04/23/2017 6:55:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KSBW ^ | 4/21
    Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. San Francisco announced Bumgarner's injury Friday, a day after the accident occurred during an off day in Colorado. The Giants said Bumgarner is out of the hospital and resting at the team hotel. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. "I think the main thing is you have to be grateful he's not hurt worse than...
  • Massive power outage hits San Francisco. BART station, cable cars, traffic lights.

    04/21/2017 11:43:40 AM PDT · by johnk · 50 replies
    SFGATE.com ^ | Updated 11:19 am, Friday, April 21, 2017 | By Sarah Ravani and Jill Tucker
    A massive power outage in San Francisco caused a blackout Friday morning in neighborhoods across the city, from the Financial District to the Presidio, forcing the closure of businesses, a BART station, cable car service and a federal courthouse, officials said. A spokesman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said 95,000 customers lost power and that there had been a fire at a substation at Larkin and Eddy streets. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the fire caused the outage, which swept through the city shortly after 9 a.m., or was ignited as a result of the outage. As of 11...
  • North Korea nukes SF in birthday party video

    04/21/2017 6:55:00 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 20, 2017 | Mike Moffitt
    Eventually the nukes found their target, San Francisco, and exploded in massive fiery eruptions, engulfing the city in flames. The audience appeared to applaud San Francisco's destruction, primitive CGI production values notwithstanding. . . . While the concert took over an hour to finish, San Francisco was wiped out in about 15 seconds.
  • San Francisco’s minimum wage spike is already shutting down restaurants

    04/18/2017 11:51:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever I write about the “Fight for 15” and the impact of steeply increasing minimum wage rates on employment I am regularly assured by liberal activists that such concerns are either false or severely overblown. There is an entire body of work in the progressive sphere dedicated to nothing but this particular propaganda effort. The premise makes no sense in terms of basic economics (or simply math, for that matter) but it keeps on being repeated. And yet, when the experiment is moved off of the chalkboard and out into the real world the opposite always seems to happen.The...
  • Big Fight Breaks out at Berkeley MAGA Protest

    04/15/2017 11:44:47 AM PDT · by gaijin · 189 replies
    YouTube, Tim Pool channel ^ | April 15th, 2017 | Tim Pool
    Berkeley MAGA Protest: 2 AntiFa protesters throw two M-80's into the MAGA side of the downtown protest. MAGA people jump over police divider to AntiFa side, big fist-fight breaks out. Event has not even yet begun, officially (begins in 15 min).
  • Construction to Start on Golden Gate Bridge Suicide-Prevention Net

    04/13/2017 2:38:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    San Francisco officials will on Thursday mark the start of the construction of the suicide-prevention net under the Golden Gate Bridge. Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Dianne Feinstein are expected to be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Officials say the net will be positioned 20 feet down from the sidewalk and extend out another 20 feet. Made of seven football fields worth of stainless steel, the structure will curve up slightly at its ends and be suspended 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on both sides of the bride. In 2016, 39 people...
  • San Fran cops should sue Pepsi and use the winning to hire more police

    04/09/2017 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/09/17 | Judi McLeod
    Trying to force “social justice” down the throats of unsuspecting consumers It would be nothing less than pure poetic justice if the San Francisco Police Department sued Pepsi for the political, Kendall Jenner “social justice” video that public outrage forced the soft drink giant to remove. Pepsi pulled the ad Wednesday, apologizing and saying it was merely trying “to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding.”
  • California Transgender Inmates May Soon Be Given Bras, Mascara, Lip Gloss

    03/31/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 31, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rule change prompted by complaints of murderer serving a life sentence Men's prisons in California may soon provide access to bras, mascara, and lip-gloss for inmates who identify as transgender. Women's prisons would also be equipped with boxers and aftershave, according to rules introduced by the Department of Corrections. The rules stem from a lawsuit brought against the state by a murderer serving a life sentence, who was the first inmate in the state to receive taxpayer-funded sex change surgery. "Transgender female inmates housed in men's facilities could have feminine undergarments, lip gloss and mascara, for instance, while transgender male...
  • Liberal Mayors to Let Illegals Run Wild in the Streets

    03/29/2017 7:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    In 2015 Kate Steinle was gunned down by an illegal alien in San Francisco - a sanctuary city. The man charged with her murder was a seven-time felon who had been deported five times. Five times. There was an immigration hold on the suspect, but San Francisco authorities set the man free. Just a few months later, Miss Steinle would be dead. Kate Steinle's blood is not only on the hands of her killer - but it's also on the hands of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. It's beyond belief that liberal mayors are allowing illegal aliens to run wild...
  • Magazine Repair Kit Co. Sets up GoFundMe to Defend Against San Francisco Lawsuit

    03/13/2017 5:19:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit against five out-of-state companies he claims were selling kits, that contain the parts necessary to assemble normal capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds. From cbslocal.com: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday sued five online gun equipment suppliers selling disassembled large-capacity ammunition magazines as “repair kits” in an alleged attempt to get around state laws.The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Badger Mountain Supply, 7.62 Precision, Shooters Plus, LAK Supply and Buymilsurp.com are engaging in unfair or fraudulent business practices and...
  • Tech workers find communal living a solution for high rents (San Francisco)

    03/11/2017 8:11:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/2017 | Gabrielle Lurie and Melissa Fares
    Zander Dejah, 25, pays $1,900 a month rent to live in a downtown San Francisco house with at least 40 other people, many of whom sleep in bunk beds. Dejah is a resident of The Negev, a communal living space that styles itself as a home for millennial tech workers to brainstorm ideas, write code and create apps, even if they have to share toilets and bathrooms with dozens of others. (Related photo essay: here) Houses like The Negev, located in a neighborhood known as "SoMa" or South of Market, have cropped up around San Francisco as an influx of...
  • San Francisco Seeks to Freeze Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Cuts

    03/10/2017 8:48:11 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY
    The City of San Francisco sought an injunction Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s executive order to block federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” complaining the move could be devastating to the city’s bottom line. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, City Attorney Dennis Herrera asked a federal judge to freeze the order until a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality is resolved. If “defendants strip all federal funds from San Francisco, the result will be ‘catastrophic,’” Herrera wrote in seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court, the Chronicle reports. “Under this cloud of uncertainty and budgetary sword of Damocles, San Francisco must adopt...
  • Trump administration deals a big setback to Caltrain (Trump puts the brake on Bullet Train)

    03/05/2017 3:51:28 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 65 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Matier & Ross
    In the first big hit to the Bay Area from the Trump administration, newly minted Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has put the brakes on $647 million for Caltrain to go electric — and in the process pretty much killed for high-speed rail coming to San Francisco anytime soon. “It puts the (electrification) project in serious jeopardy,” Caltrain spokesman Seamus Murphy said Friday. Caltrain carries about 60,000 riders a day between the South Bay and San Francisco, but its diesel-driven trains are both costly to operate and slow. Officials see electrification as a way both to increase ridership and save money...
  • San Francisco drops out of FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

    03/03/2017 2:42:00 PM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3 Mar 2017 | John Sexton
    The Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is a partnership between local police and the FBI aimed at uncovering and preventing terrorist plots before they happen. Last week the city of San Francisco announced it was suspending its cooperation with the JTTF. From Fox News: “In my opinion, the decision by the mayor and the police chief to withdraw the San Francisco Police Department from the JTTF is really narrow-minded,” said Mark Rossini, a retired FBI special agent, and founding executive of the National Counterterrorism Center, who served as a representative to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center. “Politics aside, and the mayor...
  • San Francisco's withdrawal from national terror intelligence network hikes risks, officials say

    03/03/2017 10:50:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 3, 2017 | Malia Zimmerman, William Lajeunesse
    Video at link. San Francisco has taken its defiance of the feds to a new level, ending its cooperation with the FBI in an anti-terror initiative begun after 9/11 - a move crtitics say could get innocent people killed. Critics say the sanctuary city by the bay's latest decision to forego cooperation with Washington, by dropping out of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, could put lives at risk. The JTTF has been credited with foiling 93 Islamist terrorist attacks and plots against the U.S. since 2001, including 12 this year, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. There are...
  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • U.S. Transportation department executive approved grant days before taking job with rail contractor

    02/19/2017 9:01:04 PM PST · by blueyon · 25 replies
    LATimes ^ | 2/18/17 | Ralph Vartabedian
    "U.S. Transportation department executive approved grant days before taking job with rail contractor" A top Obama administration executive at the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $647-million grant for a California rail project in mid-January and less than two weeks later went to work for a Los Angeles-based contractor involved in the project, The Times has learned. The grant provides a significant part of the money required to install a $2-billion electrical power system on the Bay Area’s Caltrain commuter rail system, allowing the rail to retire its diesel locomotives.
  • Judicial Watch Sues San Francisco Sheriff’s Department again Over Sanctuary Policy

    02/14/2017 10:04:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2017
    New Lawsuit Directly Counters San Francisco’s Lawsuit against Trump Administration (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a new taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) to prevent the use of taxpayer funds on policies “that prohibit or restrict SFSD personnel from sharing … immigration-related information with federal immigration law enforcement officials.” The suit was filed on behalf of Cynthia Cerletti, a taxpayer of the City and County of San Francisco, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco ( Cynthia Cerletti v. Vicki Hennessy (No....
  • McDonald's testing out crab sandwich in San Francisco area

    02/09/2017 11:07:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:21 PM EST
    McDonald’s is planning to launch a crab sandwich in the San Francisco Bay area. The fast good giant says the sandwich consists of snow crab meat mixed with mayonnaise and served with tomato and lettuce on a sourdough bun. …
  • SFPD to suspend collaboration with FBI counterterrorism program

    02/02/2017 5:19:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/1/17 | Vivian Ho
    San Francisco police will suspend the department’s much-criticized collaboration with FBI counterterrorism efforts, police said Wednesday, in an announcement that was celebrated by civil liberties and immigration advocates who have long called for stricter oversight of local participation in federal enforcement. The announcement comes as San Francisco moves to disengage from the federal government under the Trump administration, especially in regard to the president’s directives on immigration and the treatment of Muslims. The Joint Terrorism Task Force, which has two full-time city officers assigned to it, was established in 2007, when the police force entered into an agreement with the...