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  • The 10 Most Complex Sci-fi Movies of All Time

    09/24/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 243 replies
    Taste of Cinema ^ | September 21, 2017 | Mike Gray
    By its very nature, the sci-fi genre is relatively complex: the short stories, novels, TV series and films that comprise speculative fiction necessitate detailed expository passages to build its far-flung futures, reality-bending premises, and stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Whether the story is set on an alien world populated by creatures markedly different from human beings, in a future separated by centuries or eons from the present in which society, technology, science, and civilization itself have evolved into a nearly unrecognizable state, or center around time or space travel, sci-fi stories require complex set-ups to create a...
  • 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...
  • Homeless mom panhandles on Market Street with newborn baby

    07/30/2017 9:35:21 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 29, 2017 | Heather Knight
    San Franciscans know they’ll see all walks of life along Market Street, but a new fixture on the colorful thoroughfare has shocked even the most hardened city dwellers: a 6-week-old, homeless baby girl. All day long, Megan Doudney, 34, sits on the sidewalk near the Four Seasons Hotel between Third and Fourth streets with little Nedahlia in her arms and a sign reading, “Anything helps.” The sight is alarming, even in this city where just about anything goes. *** Several people have called 911, including when another homeless person’s menacing dog got in the baby’s face. Police have responded numerous...
  • SF Transit: Releasing Robbery Surveillance Videos Would Be 'Racially Insensitive'

    07/11/2017 9:25:22 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7.11.2017 | Mark Tapson
    Welcome to the politically correct, multicultural utopia of the San Francisco Bay Area, where transit authorities are refusing to release surveillance videos that captured a wave of robberies committed by groups of teens at BART stations, because to do so might inspire racial animus toward minorities. Red State's Kira Davis, whom you may remember from her video for TruthRevolt here, reports that the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) authorities are withholding surveillance videos of the following violent robberies committed over the last three months: April 22: Forty to sixty kids boarded a train at the Coliseum stop and robbed seven...
  • San Francisco Chronicle Admits: Some Anti-Trump Protesters are Paid

    05/08/2017 1:41:19 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-8-2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    Despite the left’s attempt to deny it, some anti-Trump protesters are indeed paid to show up — including those from a growing number of tech companies who are paying their employees to participate in anti-Trump rallies. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday, in an article titled “Bay Area demonstrators may be paid to protest, by employers,” that the “common accusation lobbed at liberal protesters” that “they’re being paid to protest” is at least partially based in fact. According to the Chronicle, “an increasing number of companies have unveiled policies that allow employees to take paid time off work for...
  • SFPD officer fired for anti-Muslim text message is example of department’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy

    04/04/2017 8:57:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | April 3, 2017 | By Jonah Owen Lamb
    A San Francisco police officer who allegedly texted anti-Muslim messages to other officers was fired last month by the San Francisco Police Commission at the recommendation of Chief William Scott, the San Francisco Examiner has learned. The revelation comes during a time of reforms that, in part, sprang out of a series of biased policing scandals, including two instances in which groups of officers got caught sending racist or bigoted text messages. The first and most scandalous text messages were sent or received by a group of officers in 2011 and 2012, but were not revealed until several years later...
  • RADIO HOST MICHAEL SAVAGE INVOLVED IN RESTAURANT MELEE

    03/15/2017 11:29:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 123 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 15, 2017 | TMZ
    Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage was attacked in a Bay area restaurant Tuesday night, and it sure seems there's a Trump connection. We're told Savage was eating dinner at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon at around 8:30 PM, when a guy started mocking Savage's legal last name, screaming, "weener, weener." We're told the guy threw Savage to the ground, after allegedly shoving Savage's poodle, Teddy, out of the way.
  • 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...
  • Cameras catch BART janitor who made $270,000 in a year spending hours in Powell St. closet

    02/06/2017 5:35:23 PM PST · by DFG · 36 replies
    sfgate ^ | 02/06/2017 | Katie Dowd
    Last November, a nonprofit called Transparent California reported that a BART janitor named Liang Zhao Zhang made $271,000 in a single year — over $162,000 of that in the form of overtime. Now, a KTVU investigation into Zhang's hours and pay revealed that he disappears into a storage closet at the Powell St. station, sometimes for hours a day. In order to observe how Zhang spent his sometimes 17-hour work day, KTVU requested surveillance video from BART. On it, they saw Zhang entering a storage closet twice in one day, once for 54 minutes and again for 90 minutes later...
  • Great news: You can now pee on the sidewalks in San Francisco

    12/01/2016 6:32:41 AM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Since we’re talking about California in general and San Francisco in particular it’s probably difficult to surprise us anymore when some crazytown news crops up, but this item from the San Francisco Gate should still raise a few eyebrows. A Superior Court judge out there found himself explaining why he had tossed out more than 66,000 arrest warrants last year and essentially stopped issuing new ones for what are frequently described as “quality of life crimes.” 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...
  • 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
  • Angels Over Russian Hill (Amazing Picture of the Blue Angels in San Francisco)

    10/15/2016 9:58:52 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/10/16 | Rene Sevieri
    This photo was taken by my friend Mike Oria http://www.mikeoria.com/ from my other friend George's roof deck Sunday. He's an awesome photographer. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1292773137402144&set=a.420491244630342.105148.100000084110464&type=3&theater
  • Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll continue to sit'

    08/28/2016 4:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 150 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 28, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in each of the team's three preseason games and plans to continue to do so until he sees real change when it comes to racial oppression in the United States. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed...
  • Guardian admits reporter fabricated stories

    05/27/2016 8:30:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    The Australian ^ | 27th May 2016 | Darren Davidson
    The Guardian has been hit by a journalism ethics scandal after the newspaper admitted a reporter fabricated interviews and made up quotes in articles. Lee Glendinning, editor of Guardian US and a former Fairfax Media journalist, said reporter Joseph Mayton also falsely claimed to have been present at events he wrote about. The former deputy editor of Guardian Australia apologised to readers and to the “people whose words were misrepresented or falsified”. The newspaper, which was instrumental in campaigning for a British inquiry into press standards, has now removed 13 of contributor Mr Mayton’s articles from its website. Other articles...
  • San Francisco to Expand ‘Sanctuary City’ Law — Even After Steinle Murder

    05/11/2016 3:29:02 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Elected leaders of the city that harbored an illegal alien-turned-killer last year are voting Tuesday on whether to pass an ordinance that would make San Francisco an even more hospitable sanctuary city for illegally present foreign nationals. The Board of Supervisors is considering the measure, which would further tie the hands of local law enforcement, effectively preventing their ability to give an inmate’s personal information or release date to federal immigration officials, according to KQED radio. Supervisor John Avalos introduced the proposed pro-Sanctuary City change.
  • Larkspur Ferry Parking

    03/13/2016 6:35:03 PM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    13 Mar 2015
    How quickly does that Larkspur Ferry parking fill up on a weekday? If I am there before 7:30 am I ok? Is there additional parking nearby? Thanks for the help.
  • 2 Golden Gate Bridge pedestrians hit by blow darts

    02/14/2016 1:27:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Rachel Swan
    <p>Two pedestrians were struck by blow darts while walking across the Golden Gate Bridge Friday, the California High Patrol said.</p> <p>About 2:45 p.m., a CHP officer who was patrolling the bridge on bicycle was flagged down by a man who had been hit in the thigh. The dart, which was about 5 inches long, appeared to have been fired from a blow gun, authorities said. It had sunk about two inches into the man’s skin.</p>
  • Bill Del Monte, Last 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Survivor, Dies Days Before 110th Birthday

    01/11/2016 1:56:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The last known survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 died Monday. Bill Del Monte, who was 109 years old, passed away just after midnight at the San Rafael senior care facility where he lived, according to his family. He was 11 days shy of his 110th birthday. His niece, Janette Barroca of San Francisco, said he'd been doing "great for 109 years old." Del Monte was just three months old when the quake struck, forcing his family into the streets to escape in a horse-drawn buck board with fire burning on both sides, Barroca said....
  • Wooden Shack in San Francisco Sells for $408,000

    10/24/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 22, 2015 | Gillian Edevane
    It appears the old adage holds true: when it comes to real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. The wooden shack that was on sale for $350,000 in San Francisco’s trendy Outer Mission neighborhood is officially off the market. The deal for the 765-square-foot residence closed on Thursday, with a pair of investors nabbing the property for a cool $408,000, according to Vanguard realtors.
  • Couple Paints American Flag On Brown Lawn As San Jose Forces Water Cutbacks During Drought

    06/16/2015 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | June 15, 2015 10:39 PM | Andria Borba
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose is forcing its residents to cut back on water use during the drought, so one couple found a patriotic solution to their ugly brown lawn by painting an American flag on it. Claudia Decker and her husband stopped watering their lawn in January. Tired of looking at the patchy turf and dirt, they wanted to increase their curb appeal. “People are painting their lawns green because of the drought,” Decker told KPIX 5. Instead of green, the couple painted an American flag on the lawn, in honor of Flag Day. The flag even...