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  • 'You're a Liar': Pro-Immigration Demonstrators Confront Pelosi Over DACA Talks With Trump

    10/18/2017 12:07:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Things got a little heated Monday when a group of young immigrants confronted House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a pro-DACA press conference in San Francisco. Several dozen young immigrants shouted down the top House Democrat, following her recent conversations with President Donald Trump over the future of a program that grants many of them legal status. "We are immigrant youth, undocumented and unafraid," they chanted, taking over a scheduled press conference Pelosi, along with Reps. Barbara Lee and Jared Huffman, organized to call for the immediate passage of the Dream Act, a federal proposal that offered many of the...
  • $4.4 Billion Bay Area Transportation Plan — to Be Paid for by Higher Bridge Tolls — Sent to Governor

    10/15/2017 8:12:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    KQED ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dan Brekke
    If you live in the Bay Area, you’ll be hearing a lot about Senate Bill 595 over the next year or so. If you’re a regular user of any of the region’s seven state-owned toll bridges — that’s all of them, except the Golden Gate Bridge — you’ll want to pay close attention. SB 595, which won final passage Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, provides for a vote in the nine Bay Area counties next year to raise bridge tolls by as much as $3. If the Bay Area Toll Authority, the agency that oversees the bridges,...
  • How Does A $3 Toll Turn Into A $20 Rental Car Charge?

    09/22/2017 7:57:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 10, 2017 | Ashlee Kieler
    Cashless payment systems like E-ZPass have helped make highway driving a less irksome experience by speeding up lines. Rental car companies even offer this option so you don’t have to worry about an embarrassing last-minute scrounge for change at the tollbooth, but rental car customers are now realizing that this convenience can come at a huge price.We’ve previously told you about some of the steep fees involved in using a rental company’s toll-paying device, but those fees could be small change compared to penalties for drivers who use the car’s device without even realizing it.The Pew’s Stateline recently took a...
  • San Francisco sues Exxon over 'warming,' but there's 1 huge problem ...

    09/22/2017 11:52:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 09/21/2017 | Art Moore
    Climate scientists admit their models were wrong! Just as prominent climate-change scientists are admitting their models predicting global warming were wrong, the city of San Francisco is suing five of the world’s largest oil and gas companies based on the “scientific consensus” that mankind is causing catastrophic damage to the planet through fossil fuels and other carbon emissions. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in California court accuses the oil companies – including Chevron, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips – of ignoring warnings that fossil fuels would cause global warming and of engaging in campaigns to discredit the claims of climate scientists, the...
  • Look: 49ers, Rams Open Seasons With Plenty of Empty Seats in Stadiums

    09/11/2017 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 10 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn't get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. [Snip] The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up...
  • Security Concerns Prompt Fundraising Drive For SF Gay Men's Chorus Red State Tour

    09/10/2017 6:39:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    SFist ^ | September 8, 2017 | Joe Kukura
    Lovely sounding local treasure the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was going to celebrate its 40th season by embarking on an international tour. They will not be going on that international tour. Instead, the world’s first openly gay chorus has chosen to team up with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir to belt out their message of community and compassion to the reddest of conservative red states that have anti-LGBT laws on the books. What could possibly go wrong? The chorus’ leadership is concerned that plenty could go wrong in the wake of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. NBC...
  • Weekly Update: New Deep State Lawsuit

    09/09/2017 10:04:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch: New Lawsuit for Comey Memos We Applaud the End to Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty Program Judicial Watch Lawyers Take on Sanctuary Policy Be Sure to Tune in to Judicial Watch’s Expert Panel: ‘Exposing the Deep State’ Deep State Watch: New Lawsuit for Comey Memos The already strange case of James B. Comey gets, as Lewis Carroll might observe, “curiouser and curiouser” with each passing day. We have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking memoranda allegedly written by former FBI...
  • Marin County man arrested in fatal shooting of doe, fawn caught eating his yard plants

    09/08/2017 3:25:43 PM PDT · by rey · 102 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 8 Sept 2017
    TIBURON — A resident of an exclusive San Francisco Bay neighborhood is the target of online outrage and may face criminal charges for shooting to death a doe and its fawn that were eating newly installed landscaping. Tiburon police arrested Mark Dickinson, 54, shortly after 5 a.m. on Sept. 2. Officers were responding to a report of a suspicious person when they found two severely injured deer in the street near Dickinson's bay-view home. The animals died a short time later. Officers arrested Dickinson after they determined he shot the deer several times with a high-powered pellet gun with scope,...
  • Smoke seen pouring from Russian consulate in San Francisco (1 day before deadline to close)

    09/01/2017 1:06:12 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 20 minutes ago | GARANCE BURKE and ERIC RISBERG
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia.</p> <p>Firefighters who arrived at the scene were turned away by consulate officials who came from inside the building.</p>
  • Bruce Lee’s Birth At San Francisco Chinese Hospital To Honored With Plaque

    08/30/2017 4:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 16, 2017
    The late San Francisco native Bruce Lee was honored Wednesday afternoon with a plaque at the Chinatown Hospital where he was born, presented by the makers of a new movie about him. Watch the preview above. Presented by director George Nolfi and actor Phillip Ng, who is set to play Lee in “Birth of the Dragon,” the plaque commemorates Lee’s birth at Chinese Hospital in 1940. It was presented during a 3:00pm ceremony in front of the hospital at 845 Jackson Street. The film, set to open nationwide on August 25th, will be set in 1960’s San Francisco and is...
  • THE PERSECUTION OF PATRIOT PRAYER-CANCELLING PATRIOT PRAYER

    08/29/2017 5:06:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Matthew Vadum
    THE PERSECUTION OF PATRIOT PRAYERDemocrats green-light violence by smearing mainstream group rallying in San Francisco as neo-Nazis. August 25, 2017 Matthew Vadum Democrat politicians like Nancy Pelosi have given their ultra-violent “antifa” allies permission to use physical violence against the Patriot Prayer group rallying in a San Francisco park on Saturday by smearing them as “Nazi sympathizers.” The story of Oregon-based Patriot Prayer is a case study in the power of propaganda in generating leftist mass hysteria. It is also a reaffirmation that everyone has First Amendment rights in America, except for non-leftists. Leftists are already planning riots. One of...
  • Cindy Does Seoul--Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin shill for Kim Jong-il.

    11/27/2006 5:09:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 823+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 27, 2006 | Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu
    One of the things that protestors in South Korea know is that the local riot police have ample experience with demonstrators. While a viable democracy, South Korea has seen out-of-control street riots in its turbulent past. Now authorities across the political spectrum are unwilling to allow anyone to go too far. Peaceful demonstrations? Sure, but don’t press your luck. While American demonstrators – including the most violent – are accustomed to being treated with kid gloves; in South Korea the gloves are off. This is something that career protestors Cindy “Peace Mom” Sheehan and Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin might want...
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists

    11/10/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,047+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/10/09 | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
  • 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers becomes first openly LGBT coach

    08/22/2017 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Earlier this offseason, the San Francisco 49ers made Katie Sowers the second female full-time coach in NFL history. Kathryn Smith, who spent the 2016 season as a special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills, was the first. On Tuesday, Sowers herself made history, when she opened up to OutSports and become the first openly LGBT coach in the NFL, male or female. "No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are," Sowers said. "There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as...
  • US federal agent investigating Silk Road admits $800,000 bitcoin theft

    09/01/2015 7:05:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9-1-2015 | Reuters
    A former US secret service agent has pleaded guilty to stealing over $800,000 worth of bitcoin during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money laundering and obstruction of justice. Silk Road operated for more than two years until it was shut down in October 2013 having generated more than $214m in sales of drugs and other illicit goods using bitcoin, prosecutors said. Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road’s creator, who authorities say used the alias Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced to life in prison after a federal...
  • Pelosi slanders conservative group Patriot Prayer, calls them White Supremecists

    08/16/2017 8:31:50 PM PDT · by SRBConservative · 26 replies
    KRON 4 News ^ | 8/15/17 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    Pelosi wants permit for white nationalist rally at Crissy Field to be reconsidered SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is asking the National Park Service to reconsidered allowing an alt-right white supremacist rally to happened at San Francisco’s Crissy Field. The National Park Service has already issued the permit for the event that’s scheduled on Aug. 26. “Patriot Prayer” is a two-day event that honors freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism, according to the group’s website. However, there are concerns that this event will provoke a situation similar to what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend. Pelosi...
  • Furor grows over SF right-wing rally plans

    08/16/2017 4:11:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    SF Chronicle via KCRA Sacramento ^ | August 16th, 2017 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross
    (SF GATE) — San Francisco’s top political leaders piled on Tuesday in opposition to a right-wing group’s planned rally next week at Crissy Field, with Mayor Ed Lee expressing outrage that the National Park Service granted a permit for the event and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi questioning whether it had been approved “under guidance from the White House.” An organizer of the Aug. 26 rally rejected suggestions that it would be a gathering of white supremacists. And the local managers of the Presidio, a national park site, said the group’s politics made no difference because it had a constitutional...
  • Suspects In Twin Peaks Fatal Shooting, Robbery Plead Not Guilty (San Francisco)

    08/14/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | August 14, 2017
    Two people charged with murder in the fatal shooting and robbery of a San Francisco man at the Twin Peaks lookout last month entered not guilty pleas today in court. Fantasy Decuir, a 20-year-old San Francisco resident, and Lamonte Mims, a 19-year-old Patterson resident, face charges including murder, second-degree robbery and inflicting injury on an elderly adult in the July 16 fatal shooting of Edward French.
  • Feinstein rips Trump administration over deportation that splits Oakland family

    08/10/2017 2:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2017 | Hamed Aleaziz
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein called Thursday for the federal government to reverse the deportation of an Oakland nurse and her husband, saying their removal after more than two decades in the country revealed the “cruel and arbitrary nature” of President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Responding to a front-page Chronicle story about the couple — who plan to leave for Mexico on Tuesday with their 12-year-old son, while leaving behind three older daughters who have legal status — Feinstein’s office set up a meeting Thursday between the California Democrat and the family to discuss their plight. “These are the kind...
  • 3 SAN FRANCISCO CITY OFFICIALS MAY FACE TRIAL ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

    08/04/2017 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 8/02/17 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO - First a Chinatown gangster dubbed Shrimp Boy and state Senator Leland Yee were both nabbed in a federal corruption sting. Now three others who were also targets of that undercover operation may be going to trial on corruption charges. That's exactly what the judge in this case has to decide - whether or not there's enough evidence and probable cause to go to trial. The three are accused of four counts of bribery and one count of money laundering. All three were high profile city officials. The three defendants are former city Human Rights Commissioner Nazly Mohajer,...