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  • "Radical Islam doesn't have a monopoly on anti-#LGBT violence." Scott Weiner SF Board of Supervisors

    06/12/2016 8:39:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 57 replies
    Scoot Weiner Twitter ^ | June 12, 2016
    Let's be clear: Radical Islam doesn't have a monopoly on anti-#LGBT violence. Radical Christianity more than holds its own. #PulseNightclub
  • BROWN, CUOMO RACE TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE -- KASICH TOPS BAY AREA IN NEW POLL

    04/09/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by GilGil · 136 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/2016 | Staff
    REGIONAL BREAKDOWNS: SoCal is head over heels for Trump (Trump 49 percent; Cruz 34, Kasich 13) , Central Valley leans Trump (Trump 39, Cruz 26, Kasich 18), and Inland Empire for Cruz (Cruz, 43, Trump 30, Kasich, 9). Silicon Valley and the Bay Area? Kasich trounces Trump 43-36, with Cruz at 14.
  • KSFO San Francisco Dumps Glenn Beck, Levin moved to pre-recorded only

    04/01/2016 7:30:55 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 74 replies
    4-1-2016 | ShivaFan
    KGO which is basically the affiliated liberal side of the same KSFO – KGO radio family (“sister stations”) is in the middle of massive firings and shakeups. KGO changed their format a long while back, the stalwart of liberal talk didn’t work and their ratings dropped, with the exception of course of the longtime KGO talk host Ronn Owens who does have a dedicated audience and instead he has now moved over to KSFO taking Mark Levin’s slot. Mark Levin has been taken off his current live 3pm to 6pm slot, and instead for now put into a “red hear”...
  • Pelosi: Gun restrictions needed to 'protect and defend' Americans

    12/08/2015 6:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/08/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called on the House to take up legislation to ban guns from terrorist suspects, and said Congress needs to take this step to fulfill its duty to protect all Americans from violence. "We cannot remain silent," the California Democrat said at a hearing of the Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. "For us to honor the responsibilities that we have to protect and defend the American people, we must not only have moments of silence, we must have days of action." "To start, we can and must bring up the bipartisan Deny Firearms...
  • Writer Declares Death of San Francisco Hipsters, Crashes Site

    09/02/2015 10:02:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/2 | Tamara Palmer
    An article declaring the death of hipsters in San Francisco managed to crash 48 Hills, a donation based website from former Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond and publisher Marke Bieschke. Bieschke, who now serves as the publisher of 48 Hills, penned a post on Tuesday called "The San Francisco hipster is dead, y'all," naming the imminent closure of Mission District restaurant Boogaloos as the "locally sourced, hand-wrought nail in the neon coffin of a once inescapable lifestyle caricature." "Not even a robust gap-year trust fund can withstand the skyrocketing rents here," he wrote. "And who can afford anymore to launch...
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smith’s turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smith’s release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday night’s arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”
  • 'Shrimp Boy' accuses S.F. (San Francisco) mayor of bribery

    08/07/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by fifedom · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/4/15 | Lee Romney
    In a court filing Tuesday, Chow’s legal team alleged that this time around, he was being “selectively prosecuted” by federal authorities ... FBI reports and wiretap evidence that suggest San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and others participated in public corruption schemes but were spared prosecution “due to their political affiliations.”
  • Apple, Rehabilitate Thyself

    04/07/2015 3:31:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Just last month, Apple chief executive Tim Cook made headlines when he wrote a piece in The Washington Post, panning Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as "very dangerous." Apple, Cook wrote, does not believe in discrimination and strives to "do business in a way that is just and fair." This month, the San Francisco Chronicle's Wendy Lee reported, Apple fired some construction workers at Apple Campus 2 in January because they had been convicted of felonies or face felony charges. Just and fair? Hardly. Apple would not respond on the record, but someone familiar with the matter said the Apple...
  • 7 San Francisco officers suspended over racist texts

    04/04/2015 1:17:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/3/2015 | KRISTIN J. BENDER
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seven San Francisco police officers accused of sending racist and homophobic text messages have been suspended, and the police chief has recommended that they be fired. Chief Greg Suhr announced Friday that he has asked a police oversight committee to approve firing the officers. Six others face disciplinary actions that include reassignment to positions that don't have contact with the public. Another officer tied to the investigation already has resigned. The text messages "are of such despicable thinking that those responsible clearly fall below the minimum standards required to be a police officer," Suhr said in...
  • Don't Call It "Frisco" -- If You're Old and White

    01/06/2014 2:36:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jan 1 2014 | Joe Eskenazi
    One may think twice after receiving unsolicited advice from a laundromat. And yet, the joint at Hayes and Laguna made a fair point. Locals toting sacks of soiled clothing or just out for a stroll while wondering what the neighborhood washeteria would demand of them were regaled by the Don't Call It Frisco Laundromat. Obeying the pronouncements of a laundromat is a matter of personal choice. But it's less so when the identical dictum emanates from the mouth of a judge — which happened in San Francisco. A 1918 article in the Examiner recounts the opprobrium heaped upon a divorce...
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • Sen. Feinstein Makes Wild Claim to Push Gun Control at Senate Committee Hearing

    03/09/2013 11:21:04 AM PST · by yoe · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) shot down a proposed amendment to her “assault weapons” ban that would exempt military veterans from the gun ban. She also made some questionable claims. Pushing a ban on high-capacity magazines, Feinstein argued that it is “legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines.” Here’s her dubious rationale: “The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that hold more than 10 rounds. We...
  • Obama returning to SF for (another!) fundraising sweep — 2 events here on Wednesday (6-6-12)

    06/01/2012 5:20:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/1/12 | Carla Marinucci
    On a non-stop fundraising roll, President Barack Obama is making his 16th trip to California next week, hitting two San Francisco campaign events on Wednesday to pick up more cash. He’ll star at a luncheon at the fabulous Julia Morgan Ballroom in Clint Reilly’s historic Merchants Exchange building on California Street — site of a Michelle Obama fundraiser last year. The San Francisco events come just two weeks after his last Bay Area fundraising trip which included three Bay Area events — a Redwood City Fox Theatre appearance and an Atherton fundraiser at the home of Doug Goldman on May...
  • Obama's Re-Election Campaign - The Thrill Is Gone

    05/26/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | Willie Brown
    The president's trip to the Bay Area last week made it painfully clear that the Barack Obama re-election campaign has lost its mojo. There was no life, no personality, no memorable line or moment and no real enthusiasm in the entire fundraising foray. In short, there was no buzz. It was like a summer rerun of a show that wasn't very interesting to begin with. Worse yet, Obama sounded like he was playing catch-up to Mitt Romney. I can't think of anything that should have him in that role, but he's acting like the underdog.
  • CBS San Francisco to air scare story on "Bullet Button" mag ejectors

    05/20/2012 10:45:08 PM PDT · by Axenolith · 84 replies
    CBS 5 news ^ | 5-20-12 | CBS 5
    California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. But one wouldn’t know that going to the firing range these days. AR-15s and AK-47s are the must-have guns of choice. How can that be? Every time California tightens up the assault weapons ban, the gun industry finds a way around it. The latest example involves a tiny device...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Trashed Mission District businesses want answers

    05/01/2012 6:09:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/1/12 | Vivian Ho, Ellen Huet, Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Business owners in San Francisco's Mission District, cleaning up after a night in which protesters damaged more than 30 stores and restaurants and vandalized cars, questioned Tuesday why activists had singled them out and why police hadn't done more to halt the rampage. Among those dealing with the damage were officers at the neighborhood police station, where black-clad, masked activists threw paint and bashed the front door Monday night. Even as they defended themselves from criticism that they had allowed the vandals to run wild - one restaurant owner said officers even appeared to be "escorting" the group - high-level...
  • One Of Last Known 1906 Quake Survivors Dies

    02/20/2012 11:11:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Feb 20, 2012
    Ceremony to honor memory of 1906 quake survivorOne of the last known survivors of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake died over the weekend. The San Francisco Chronicle reports, Rose Cliver was just 3 years old on April 18, 1906, when the quake and resulting fire killed more than 1,000 people and ruined more than 28,000 buildings. Cliver was 109 when she passed away Saturday at a residential care home in Santa Rosa. Cliver once spoke with NBC Bay Area about her memories of the quake, saying her family climbed up a hill in Bernal Heights, where they lived at the time,...
  • Ex-health inspectors charged in S.F. bribe scheme

    12/14/2011 6:50:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/11 | Vivian Ho, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Two former San Francisco environmental health inspectors have been charged with taking bribes and falsifying food safety manager certifications for hundreds of local restaurant managers and owners, prosecutors said Wednesday. Clifton Sanders, 41, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to bribery and falsification of public records charges. Ajamu Stewart, 54, pleaded not guilty to bribery, perjury and falsification of public records at his arraignment Dec. 6. Both Sanders and Stewart are former employees of the city Public Health Department. Each took hundreds of bribes of $100 to $200 apiece from restaurant managers and owners in 2007 and 2008 in exchange for allowing...
  • Total lunar eclipse on tap for early Saturday (early 12/10/11, 4:45am w/total at 6:05am PT)

    12/09/2011 10:16:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/9/11 | David Perlman
    Early risers Saturday will see a total eclipse of the moon low in the western sky, and if the Bay Area's clear weather persists, the sight should be spectacular. "The full moon should appear even larger than normal when the eclipse is total because it will be so low in the sky that Earth's atmosphere will magnify it into a blood-red monster," said astronomer Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College in Los Alto Hills. The partial eclipse will begin at 4:45 a.m. and will become total at 6:05 a.m., Fraknoi said. Totality will last until 6:57 a.m.
  • Victory: McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban

    11/29/2011 7:27:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    HotAir ^ | November 29,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Come Dec. 1, you can still buy the Happy Meal. But it doesn’t come with a toy. For that, you’ll have to pay an extra 10 cents. Huh. That hardly seems to have solved the problem (though adults and children purchasing unhealthy food can at least take solace that the 10 cents is going to Ronald McDonald House charities). But it actually gets worse from here. Thanks to Supervisor Eric Mar’s much-ballyhooed new law, parents browbeaten into supplementing their preteens’ Happy Meal toy collections are now mandated to buy the Happy Meals. Today and tomorrow mark the last days that...