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  • 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...
  • A 23-year-old college dropout just opened a robot-powered coffee kiosk in San Francisco

    01/30/2017 10:29:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5:00 am, Monday, January 30, 2017 | Melia Robinson,
    Cafe X TechnologiesCafe X claims to be the first robot-powered café in the US. The kiosk takes customers' orders from a number of tablets stationed nearby, and serves coffes, lattés, and cappuccinos made with beans from local roasters. It opens January 30 in the city's Metreon shopping center. The robot, which is encased in a round, plexiglass shell, isn't all that intelligent. Hu says you can find six-axis, industrial robots like his on all sorts of assembly lines. It performs a pre-defined set of motions, such as moving a cup from under the milk dispenser to the syrup dispenser, or...
  • San Francisco Paper Downplays Minimum Wage Increases Despite Restaurant Closures

    01/29/2017 4:48:54 AM PST · by george76 · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 28, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Bay area restaurant industry employment and even general retail employment have fallen, and are possibly headed towards a steep decline. One has to wonder how obvious things will have to get before the press takes the negative effects of the area's mandated sky-high minimums seriously. ... Upward of 60 restaurants around the Bay Area have closed since the start of September alone, with many citing difficulties like the cost of finding and keeping good employees, rising rents, new requirements for providing health care and sick leave, and doing it all while competing with the slew of new dining options. ......
  • Noor Salman, widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco

    01/17/2017 1:49:51 AM PST · by Pontiac · 30 replies
    CBS Interactive ^ | 1/16/17 | Staff
    The widow of Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre, has been arrested in San Francisco, sources tell CBS News. Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history. She moved to the San Francisco area after the June shooting, in which her husband was killed by SWAT team members after slaughtering 49 people inside a popular gay nightclub.“Noor Salman had no foreknowledge nor could she predict what Omar Mateen intended to do that tragic night,” her attorney, Linda Moreno, said....
  • F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting

    01/16/2017 8:51:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/16/17 | Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — The wife of the man who carried out a deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, Fla., has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting, a law enforcement official said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody by F.B.I. agents at her home outside of San Francisco.
  • Justice For Kate

    01/13/2017 7:02:00 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | January 13, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    Our readers may be aware of the recent decision in the lawsuit by the family of Kate Steinle, a victim of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy. The following represents the analysis of the Steinle ruling by someone whose expertise is the law. The court dismissed the family’s lawsuit against the County and City of San Francisco and former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. The court did allow one claim to go forward: the negligence claim against the federal government because a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger left his handgun in a backpack in an unlocked car in downtown San Francisco, which...
  • Colin Kaepernick wins 49ers' award for 'inspirational, courageous play'

    12/30/2016 5:11:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er who "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team." The award, which was established after Eshmont died in 1957, is considered the most prestigious honor the players vote on.
  • Why Does San Francisco Smell Like Sulfur?

    12/30/2016 11:20:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 29, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    The streets of San Francisco are used to weird smells. However, on Wednesday morning, a mysterious rotten-egg and sulfur-like odor that baffled city and federal agencies and prompted dozens of phone calls of complaint. [Snip] The calls initially came from the downtown area and then moved toward the Marina, Sunset and Richmond neighborhoods. SFist said complaints also poured in from Bayview, the Tenderloin, Nob Hill, the Marina, SoMa and the Mission. Officials with SF Environment, San Francisco Public Works and the city’s Department of Emergency Management, as well as Recology, were reportedly notified, KQED reports.
  • San Francisco grapples with growing crime, blight after years of liberal policies

    12/28/2016 7:59:15 AM PST · by george76 · 93 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2016 | Tori Richards
    San Francisco.. stands as a profound example of the damage ultra-liberal policies can do. After 20 years of envelope-pushing changes to grow government and ease law enforcement, the once-shining City by the Bay has turned into a place where: Property crime runs amok. An online map is needed to track human feces on city streets. Discarded syringes are common sightings. Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles ... San Francisco has the dubious honor of being at or near the top of numerous national surveys tracking homelessness, the cost of...
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • San Francisco Ranked No. 1 Most Hungover City in Nation

    12/22/2016 5:53:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    San Francisco, this probably isn’t a ranking to be proud of. The city apparently is the most hungover city in the country, according to a recent ranking by Trulia. The Trulia ranking took into account the cities’ number of bars, the number of young people and amount of party suppliers. It also surveyed how many of a city’s residents reported having at least one binge drinking incident in the past month. “The city with the most party suppliers, young people and binge drinkers scored higher as a place to party,” a Trulia news release said. Behind San Francisco came San...
  • San Fran Billionaire Luanches Plan To House Homeless In Shipping Containers

    12/22/2016 9:20:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last year we noted, via the Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, that rents in San Francisco and surrounding areas had grown so out of control that even Ivy Leaguers, like 31 year old Luke Iseman of The Wharton School, were having a hard time making ends meet. After growing tired of renting a run down, tiny apartment for $4,200 per month, Iseman decided to take a novel approach to housing. So he rented out a warehouse space and filled it with 11 steel shipping containers that he now rents out as makeshift apartments for $1,000 per month. We learn more from Bloomberg:...
  • Pelosi Clings to Power, to Her Party's Detriment

    12/14/2016 7:50:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After the Republican avalanche of a victory in last month's elections, there was still more good news for the Grand Old Brand New Party courtesy of Nancy Pelosi. It seems she's eked out a narrow victory over a Democratic insurgency against her stultified leadership of the party in the House, a leadership that has been rusting for the past 14 years. If everything isn't coming up roses for the GOP, at least there are tulips covering the horizon the way daffodils do Wye Mountain every spring. And all Nancy Pelosi could say about her aforementioned "leadership" was the same thing...
  • Tim Tebow’s Mom Will Share Her Story of Refusing to Abort at West Coast Walk for Life

    12/14/2016 7:31:28 PM PST · by drewh · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/14/2016
    Pam Tebow, the celebrated mother of football superstar and Christian role model Tim Tebow,will share the story of her decision against an abortion as the guest speaker at the West Coast Walk for Life next month. Tebow will undoubtedly recount the story of her decision not to have an abortion. Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for “Timmy” before she became pregnant. Pam entered into a coma after she contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in a contaminated food or drink. The treatment for...
  • Hackers are holding San Francisco's light-rail system for ransom

    12/02/2016 6:19:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 27, 2016 | Andrew Liptak
    Hackers are holding San Francisco's light-rail system for ransom ‘You Hacked, ALL Data Encrypted’ by Andrew Liptak@AndrewLiptak Nov 27, 2016, 4:16pm EST San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computer systems were apparently hacked. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the MUNI system had been attacked on Friday afternoon. MUNI riders were greeted with printed "Out of Service" and "Metro Free" signs on ticket machines on late on Friday and Saturday. MUNI first became aware of the intrusion on Friday, according to the Examiner. Computer screens at MUNI stations displayed a message: "You...
  • SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded

    11/30/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.
  • Pelosi holds onto leadership

    11/30/2016 8:56:02 AM PST · by Cheerio · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/30/16 | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House. Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan's 63. The victory sends a message that while there's a growing appetite for major changes in the party's leadership structure and messaging tactics, it's not strong enough to loosen Pelosi's grip on a liberal-heavy group that's rarely challenged her authority. Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats' grim performance in this year's elections — the...
  • Hacked Muni refused $73,000 ransom demand; computers restored

    11/29/2016 7:47:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    SFGate ^ | Updated 7:48 pm, Monday, November 28, 2016 | Michael Cabanatuan and Marissa Lang
    For all Muni Metro passengers knew, the free rides they were getting Friday night and Saturday were a holiday gift from the transit system. Little did they know Muni was under attack from a hacker trying to squeeze $73,000 in ransom to unlock the agency’s computer systems. Muni refused to pay up. Instead, officials shut down the system’s ticket machines, threw open the fare gates as a precautionary move, and contacted the Department of Homeland Security and their own technology division to contain the attack, they said. ... The anonymous hacker used a ransomware attack — malicious software sent via...
  • San Francisco’s Official Response to the Election of Trump

    11/25/2016 10:12:29 AM PST · by Baynative · 73 replies
    SF Bay Times ^ | 11/25/16 | Lunatic Board
    WHEREAS, On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls; and, be it
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • 'The Fear in the Community is Real': San Francisco DA Combats Hate Crimes With New Hotline

    11/18/2016 7:05:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 11/18 | Christie Smith
    San Francisco’s District Attorney said on Friday that he feels the need to reiterate that hate crimes won’t be tolerated, and undocumented immigrants will be protected. The declaration is in response to what George Gascon says is an uptick in hate-related incidents across the Bay Area and burgeoning concerns about the safety of immigrant communities after Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8. “The fear in the community is real,” he said. At the Hall of Justice, Gascon announced a hotline that people can use to report hate crimes. “This will not be a place where hate will be...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • [San Francisco] Charges dismissed against 25 who protested on Bay Bridge during MLK Day

    11/18/2016 7:22:14 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    KTVU [Oakland] ^ | Nov 18 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Charges against 25 protesters who stopped traffic on the Bay Bridge in January were dismissed this morning by a San Francisco Superior Court judge, according to an attorney representing the group. The group, known collectively as the Bay Bridge 25, was arrested on Jan. 18 on the bridge on suspicion of misdemeanors, including obstructing traffic on a freeway, public nuisance and unlawful assembly, in addition to having their cars impounded.
  • California Teachers Offered "Anti-Hate, Trump Teaching Plan" To "Empower Students"

    11/18/2016 11:59:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 17 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following last week's dissonance-destroying victory for Donald Trump, San Francisco teachers are being offered a 'Donald Trump lesson plan' to "help students understand the election," but, as NBCBayArea reports, opponents counter that it is leftist propaganda meant to scare children about the incoming president. :: Fakhra Shah, a teacher at Mission High School, drafted the plan with the goal of empowering students, she said. “This is anti-hate,” Shah said. “This is not just anti-Trump.” On the heels of Trump’s stunning Nov. 8 victory, Shah wrote a letter to staff, in which she said, “A racist and sexist man has become...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • San Francisco Public School’s Lesson Plan on the November 2016 Election

    11/17/2016 10:16:11 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    KSFO.com ^ | 11/17/16 | KSFO Morning Blog Staff
    Tomorrow, I hope that you will take the time to put all lessons aside and talk to our students about what has happened and how they feel. Please, let them speak and be heard. Let them say what is on their minds, this is crucial for our school and our community. Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base.
  • Krauthammer on Dems Defying Trump Over Sanctuary Cities:

    11/17/2016 7:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Democrats are “making a big bet and a mistaken one” by defying the federal government to protect their city’s “sanctuary” status, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” Wednesday. "Sanctuary cities were a scandal before Trump. It’s in defiance of federal authority,” Krauthammer said. President-elect Donald Trump pledged to withhold federal funds from cities that protect illegal immigrants from possible deportation—and Krauthammer said he’s well within his rights to do so. “The people who did this in the past were the racists in the south who defied federal authority on civil rights, so now it’s...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family

    11/16/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16 2016 | By John Carreyrou
    After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. “The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this...
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim, venture capitalist Tim Draper says

    11/16/2016 1:02:01 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 15 2016 | Michelle Fox | @MFoxCNBC
    Embattled Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is a victim who has been "totally attacked," venture capitalist Tim Draper told CNBC on Tuesday. Holmes has been under fire since a series of reports by The Wall Street Journal suggested the blood-testing start-up's testing devices were flawed. "Elizabeth Holmes is a great example of maybe why the women are so frustrated. She is a woman entrepreneur who built a fabulous company, did great things for consumers and she got attacked," the founding partner of Draper Associates and Draper Fisher Jurvetson said in an interview with "Closing Bell." "This is a great entrepreneur who...
  • Walgreens Claims Theranos Voided 11.3% of Test Reports

    11/16/2016 12:57:38 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2016 10:25 p.m. ET | By Christopher Weaver
    Theranos Inc. allegedly voided 11.3% of all blood-test reports that the Silicon Valley laboratory firm provided to customers of Walgreens stores through a yearslong partnership between the two companies, according to legal papers the drugstore chain filed Tuesday. Theranos, whose main lab failed an inspection by U.S. regulators earlier this year, told Walgreens in June that it subsequently voided 31,000 test reports provided to the chain’s customers, Walgreens said in the public version of a sealed lawsuit.
  • [San Francisco] Post-Election ‘Wall Of Empathy’ Goes Up At BART Stations

    11/14/2016 11:35:47 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 41 replies
    CBS SF ^ | November 14, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Franciscans will have the opportunity Monday morning to write supportive notes to each other in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president. The so-called Wall of Empathy will be available above ground at the 16th Street Mission, 24th Street Mission and Montgomery Street BART stations from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. “In the wake of Tuesday’s election results, many of us have been experiencing grief and shock in various forms,” event organizers Muriel MacDonald, Tamilla Mir and Melissa Goldman said in a statement. “The racist, sexist, xenophobic rhetoric that was a hallmark...
  • Walgreens Turns on Theranos in $140M Suit for Breach of Contract

    11/12/2016 2:19:03 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    Inside Counsel ^ | November 11, 2016 | By Ben Hancock
    SAN FRANCISCO – Walgreens has filed a $140 million breach of contract suit against Theranos Inc., compounding the woes of the Silicon Valley-based medical device startup. The suit was filed under seal in Delaware federal court on Tuesday. It's not clear what exactly the Illinois-headquartered pharmacy chain is alleging, but the docket describes the case as a breach of contract suit with a demand of $140 million.
  • Free Pistol with San Francisco Newspaper Subscription (1887)

    11/12/2016 12:54:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Using guns as a marketing bonus has a long history in the United States.  Guns have always been valued.  A free firearm with a car or to open a bank account has been fairly common in the last few years. The usual system, in our over regulated age, is to give a coupon to be redeemed at a gun shop, which has made a deal with the car dealership or the bank. But things were simpler in 1887, when the San Francisco Chronicle a weekly, offered a pistol along with a years subscription, for $3.90.  That did not include...
  • Students march on SF’s Market Street to protest Trump election

    11/10/2016 11:56:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 10, 2016 | Sarah Ravani
    Hundreds of students from at least ten San Francisco public schools walked out of classes Thursday morning and clogged Market Street to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
  • San Francisco Homeowner Erects Nazi Flag to Protest Donald Trump's Election

    11/09/2016 10:21:48 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 58 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Rhea Mahbubani
    A San Francisco man protested Donald Trump's astounding presidential victory by mounting a Nazi flag above his house on Wednesday. The Dolores Heights homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous, stressed that he neither supports the President-elect nor Nazis. Instead the red flag with the Swastika was akin to a harbinger of trouble that Trump's win could usher in. The flag was taken down around 2 p.m. Wednesday and replaced with a California flag after the homeowner received angry phone calls and was confronted by an irate neighbor. The woman told him that she was very hurt because her grandparents were...
  • Theranos' Acting GC Faces Challenges, Opportunity

    10/31/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    the Recorder ^ | October 17, 2016 | David Ruiz, The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled biotech startup Theranos Inc. has promoted senior litigation counsel David Taylor to acting general counsel. Taylor's already got a full plate. "He's got a mess on his hands," said Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro partner Robert Carey in Phoenix, one of many lawyers suing the blood diagnostics company for alleged consumer fraud. Carey's suit is one of six similar, separate suits consolidated in the Northern District of California. Aside from that litigation surplus, Theranos is being investigated for investor and consumer fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, respectively. The...
  • Mission District Tattoo Shop Owner Harassed After Being Mistakenly ID’d as Trump Supporter

    10/29/2016 5:40:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 28, 2016
    A Mission District tattoo shop owner says he is in the midst of a political firestorm after being mistakenly identified as a Donald Trump supporter. Political views have turned dangerous for the San Francisco man, who requested to remain anonymous. He said that someone tossed a rock through his store’s window, smashing it. The business owner has been struggling with vandalism for the month, but said he does not support Trump – his boyfriend does. Other Bay Area voters are also frustrated. They say they're losing the right to have an opinion, in fear of retaliation. It “really ticks me...