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  • Southwest Airlines Confronts Cal Women’s Coach Over Infant Son

    05/29/2018 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — California Women’s head basketball Lindsay Gottlieb was confronted at the Denver airport by a Southwest Airlines employee who questioned her relationship to her infant bi-racial son before she could board a flight. Gottlieb took to Twitter Sunday night to file a series of posts complaining about her treatment. “I’m appalled that after approx 50 times flying with my 1-year-old son ticket counter personnel told me that I had to “prove” that he was my son despite having his passport,” she tweeted in one post. “She said we have a different last name. My guess is because...
  • Disturbing footage emerges of semi-conscious junkies openly shooting up in front of commuters [tr]

    04/27/2018 1:03:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Junkies have been filmed openly shooting up in a San Francisco subway station amid piles of vomit and unconscious bodies. Commuter Shannon Gafford recorded the disturbing video at the Civic Center BART station, saying he sees the same thing every day. BART managers point to a national homeless and opiate crises as the cause of the problem, saying they are simply 'overwhelmed' by the amount of drug use.
  • Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads

    04/17/2018 8:56:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2018 | Heather Knight
    As president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors bureau, Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to promote San Francisco. You’d think he’d be hyping the city’s gorgeous vistas, top-notch restaurants and glorious museums. Sure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over. People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
  • 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...
  • FBI: Man planned Christmas terror attack for SF's Pier 39

    12/22/2017 1:23:53 PM PST · by DFG · 11 replies
    ABC7NEWS ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that "Christmas was the perfect day" for a terror attack in San Francisco and "did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die." We've learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. According to a handwritten letter obtained by the FBI, Jameson also referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordo
  • Federal grand jury indicts Kate Steinle shooting suspect

    12/05/2017 6:34:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 5, 2017
    Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of murder in the death of San Francisco woman Kate Steinle, but a grand jury has other plans for the controversial defendant, indicting him on new charges. In a press release, officials revealed that a federal grand jury indicted Garcia Zarate Tuesday afternoon on being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and for being an illegally present alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Officials said the indictment "merely alleges that a crime has been committed and Garcia-Zarate, like all defendants, is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond...
  • San Francisco Defends Sanctuary Status as Backlash Mounts

    12/01/2017 5:40:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Associated Press/U.S. News and World Report ^ | December 1, 2017 | Paul Elias and Jane Har
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attacks on San Francisco and other cities with similar immigration policies began moments after a jury acquitted a Mexican man of killing a woman on a popular pier, some calling for a boycott of the city that fiercely defends its reputation as a refuge for all. President Donald Trump called the verdict a "complete travesty of justice," and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanded cities like San Francisco scrap immigration policies that bar cooperation with federal deportation efforts. Twitter users turned to the hashtags #BoycottSanFrancisco and #kateswall to demand construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall...
  • 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...