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  • San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users [Suboxone]

    05/18/2018 10:04:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2018 7:13 PM
    San Francisco’s mayor plans to put medical teams on the streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts, an initiative he says will be the first in the country. Mayor Mark Farrell announced Thursday he will allocate $6 million for 10 new public health clinicians to provide the opioid treatment medicine buprenorphine, known as Suboxone, directly to users. Buprenorphine is a daily pill or dissolvable strip that reduces cravings and alleviates withdrawal symptoms. It also reduces risk of overdose. Video and photos of people shooting up drugs in public have gone viral in recent weeks and...
  • VIDEO: Racial Slur Yelled at SF Mayoral Candidate

    05/13/2018 9:27:55 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 33 replies
    KRON-4 News ^ | May 13, 2018 | Aja Seldon
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)- - San Francisco Mayoral candidates Jane Kim and Mark Leno hosted an event Saturday afternoon in the city's Fillmore neighborhood, but some residents made it known they weren't welcome. Facebook Live video shows people shouting, and making derogatory remarks towards Kim. Some Fillmore residents raised questions on why candidate London Breed, who represents District 5, wasn't present at the event.
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • California Moves Forward With Plan To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

    05/10/2018 8:45:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | May 9, 20185:12 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    A state board in California has approved a proposal to require solar panels on all new homes beginning in 2020, a measure that would increase the cost of new construction but provide savings on utilities — and help the state meet ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. California, which is routinely a leader in environmental regulatory efforts, would be the first state in the country with such a requirement. Several cities, including San Francisco and South Miami, Fla., have residential solar panel requirements. The new rule in California would cover all low-rise residential buildings, although houses that are frequently...
  • If people are fleeing the Bay Area for cheaper housing, why is it still so costly?

    05/06/2018 11:09:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2018 | Kathleen Pender
    So which is it: Are people fleeing California and the Bay Area for cheaper housing, or swarming here for high-paying jobs? The answer is: both. A flurry of recent population reports have painted a confusing picture.
  • California Senate candidate who admires Hitler kicked out of state's GOP convention

    05/05/2018 6:56:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    An anti-Semitic Republican Senate candidate in California was booted from the state's GOP convention Saturday while reportedly dragging and kicking an Israeli flag, according to the Los Angeles Times. SNIP Despite his extremist views, Little is polling higher against other Republican candidates for incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) seat. According to CBS News San Francisco, Little is polling second to Feinstein.
  • Oakland church plans to stop calling police

    04/30/2018 7:11:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Otis R. Taylor Jr.
    What does it mean to stop asking for police intervention?
  • BART reining in janitor overtime after public fallout [San Francisco/Bay Area subway train]

    04/30/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 29, 2018 | Updated: April 30, 2018 6:00am | Michael Cabanatuan
    As BART’s ridership surged three years ago, along with the number of homeless people lingering inside its downtown San Francisco stations, the transit system doubled down on custodial work — and some of its janitors started cleaning up paywise. One system service worker, BART’s title for janitors, made a little more than $271,000 in 2015, with $162,050 of that in overtime. A year later, two other BART janitors joined him in collecting more than $100,000 in overtime pay in a year. Three years later — after the tale of the high-earning BART janitor became legend and the transit system, and...
  • San Francisco Public Library hosts transgender “art exhibit” featuring weapons intended to kill...

    04/28/2018 6:05:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Gender Trender ^ | April 28, 2018 | Staff
    FULL TITLE: San Francisco Public Library hosts transgender “art exhibit” featuring weapons intended to kill feminists If you thought the age of scold’s bridles and dunking pools designed to torture and kill disobedient women were a thing of the past, you would be wrong. The San Francisco Public Library unveiled an exhibit this week featuring blood stained t-shirts encouraging patrons to “punch” feminists, along with several installations of deadly weapons painted pink: baseball bats covered in barbed wire, axes, among others, all designed by men to kill feminist women. The male creators of the exhibit also included a helpful manifesto,...
  • GOP Establishment Spending $1000s to Stop Pro-Trump Christina Hagan in Ohio Congressional Race

    04/28/2018 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28,2018 | John Binder
    A report by Cleveland.com reveals the GOP establishment’s efforts to pour money into Gonzalez’s campaign in order to stop State Rep. Christina Hagan (R-OH), the pro-Trump, 29-year-old millennial mother who has campaigned on supporting the populist “America First” agenda of economic nationalism, immigration reductions, and less foreign interventionism. Gonzalez, most recently, has received: $10,000 from a PAC associated with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) $5,000 from a PAC associated with anti-Trump Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Additionally, Gonzalez received support and funding from Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), who has voted consistently in Congress since 2015 to import more cheap, foreign...
  • UC Berkeley must face lawsuit alleging bias against conservative speakers

    04/26/2018 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 6 replies
    Yahoo News via Drudge ^ | April 26, 2018 | Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - A federal judge rejected the University of California at Berkeley's bid to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it discriminated against conservative speakers like Ann Coulter by imposing unreasonable restrictions and fees on their appearances. In a decision late Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney in San Francisco said two conservative groups could pursue claims that the school applied its "high-profile speaker" and "major events" policies in a manner that unfairly suppressed conservative speech. But the judge also said she was "unpersuaded" by claims that the school engaged in intentional viewpoint discrimination, and said the plaintiffs could not seek punitive...
  • ‘Safe space’ for white men offered at SF diversity workshop

    04/22/2018 8:45:49 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 4/21/2018
    Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Or George Washington Or Daniel Boone or Alvin York or George Patton or... Paul Mann wants to create a safe space for white men. Mann, a white man who has spent years in the education industry, has begun leading workshops in San Francisco that encourage people in his demographic to explore feelings about race and gender and think about how to better assist women and nonwhites in their workplaces. Most diversity training is inclusive of all races and genders. But Stepping Up, Mann’s program that began in January, is unusual because the workshops are...
  • Supreme Court strikes down key deportation provision, with Gorsuch help

    04/17/2018 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | staff
    Justice Neil Gorsuch provided the decisive vote Tuesday in a Supreme Court ruling striking down a key provision that made it easier to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, in a blow to the Trump administration. President Trump's Supreme Court pick has largely sided with the conservative members of the bench since his appointment, but sided with the liberal wing on Tuesday. The court said the part of the law in question is too vague to be enforced.
  • The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch

    04/17/2018 8:03:55 AM PDT · by BOARn · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision concerns a provision of immigration law that defines a "crime of violence." Conviction for a crime of violence subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process. A federal appeals court in San Francisco previously struck down the provision as too vague, and on Monday the Supreme Court agreed. The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 Supreme Court decision...
  • MARK LEVIN: Gorsuch blows it, big time

    04/17/2018 10:44:15 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 103 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | April 17, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow Gorsuch blows it, big time
  • April 18, 1906 - earthquake and fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco: documentary and footage

    04/18/2018 6:18:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 9 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/16/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The 1906 San Francisco earthquake struck the coast of Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on April 18 with an estimated "moment magnitude" of 7.8 and a maximum "Mercalli intensity" of "XI" ("Extreme"). Severe shaking was felt from Eureka on the North Coast to the Salinas Valley, an agricultural region to the south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for several days. As a result, about 3,000 people died and over 80% of the city of San Francisco was destroyed. The events are remembered as one of the worst and deadliest...
  • Climate Lawyers Hope 'Public Nuisance' Strategy Reverses Years Of Failure

    02/12/2018 11:31:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 12, 2018 | by Daniel Fisher
    First they tried suing the utility companies. Then they tried suing the automakers. They even tried suing oil companies on behalf of an Alaskan village in danger of being inundated by oil-fueled rising sea levels. Each approach ended when courts said that the judiciary branch wasn’t the right place to address human-induced global warming, a problem so big it requires a coordinated international response that only legislators can implement. Now private plaintiff lawyers and their allies in government are trying a new strategy: Suing under state-law theories of public nuisance. San Francisco and several other California cities and counties have...
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    KSRO ^ | April 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Some movie goers may still be reeling after seeing some very rare footage of San Francisco around the time of the 1906 earthquake. A small crowd of people turned up at the Edison Theater in Fremont Saturday to view the premiere of a nine-minute film of the devastation. The footage from the San Francisco-based Miles Brothers film studio was discovered at the Alemany Flea Market last summer after being missing for more than a century. Anniversary of the quake, which destroyed much of Santa Rosa too, is Wednesday.
  • Film Of San Francisco After 1906 Quake Found At Flea Market

    03/06/2018 10:21:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    SF CBS ^ | March 4, 2018
    More than a century after San Francisco’s deadly 1906 earthquake, a film reel with nine minutes of footage capturing the city two weeks after the devastation surfaced at a flea market and it will soon be shown to the public, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. The long-lost find portrays some of the city’s post-quake decimation, including City Hall with its dome nearly destroyed, the Chronicle said Saturday. Much of the city was flattened and thousands were killed in the so-called “Great Quake” and ensuing fire on April 18, 1906. The nitrate film reel discovered at San...
  • San Francisco Is Losing More Residents Than Any Other City In The US

    03/05/2018 6:07:49 PM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-5-2018 | Prachi Bhardwaj
    The sky-high rent and cost of living that we've come to expect from the Bay Area might have finally taken their toll on a large proportion of residents. A huge wave of people are considering more affordable cities outside of the tech capital of the world, and they're taking their startups — and investors — with them, as Kevin Roose reported in The New York Times. San Francisco lost more residents than any other city in the country in the last quarter of 2017, according to data from real estate website Redfin, which sampled a million users. The data factored...