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  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Musk, Tesla and Twitter fan

    05/21/2022 8:04:21 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | May 20 2022 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in California has dismissed a securities fraud and defamation lawsuit filed by a Tesla investor against CEO Elon Musk, one of Musk's supporters and Tesla. In an order filed Thursday, Judge James Donato threw out the lawsuit by the investor, Aaron Greenspan, who runs a legal document website. Donato wrote that the lawsuit had failed to make plausible legal claims. Donato had previously dismissed the case in June, but he offered Greenspan the opportunity to file another complaint on federal legal issues. The judge wrote that claims such as defamation that were made...
  • Pelosi's communion ban by San Francisco archbishop over abortion rights support prompts sharp reactions

    05/22/2022 12:59:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21 May 2022 | John L. Dorman
    After a San Francisco archbishop barred Pelosi from receiving communion, reaction from advocacy groups was swift. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote that Pelosi needed to "publicly repudiate" her support for the procedure. The Catholic Church has been unwavering in its opposition to abortion, which it deems a "grave sin." In a letter disclosed on Friday, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote that until California Democrat seeks to "publicly repudiate" her stance regarding the "legitimacy of abortion," she would be blocked from the sacrament of Holy Communion, a core rite of Catholic worship. " ... By means of this communication I am hereby notifying...
  • Philadelphia businesses 'closing left and right' over increase in shoplifting: 'Very dangerous'

    05/21/2022 7:24:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    FOX Business ^ | May 20, 2022 | Emma Colton
    Philadelphia business owners say it's 'very dangerous' to run a business in the city.. Convenience stores in the Philadelphia area are "closing left and right" in response to an increase in brazen shoplifting incidents, merchants in the city say. ... president of the Franchise Owners Association, said, according to WPVI. "Robbers are coming in, they're just robbing the place left and right." Chughtai said 15-20 stores in the city have closed in recent days, noting that people aren’t stepping up to take over a store and run it. ... We have now lost about 15-20 stores in the city of...
  • Arsonist who started Dolan Fire in Big Sur sentenced to 24 years in prison

    05/18/2022 11:10:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 18, 2022 | Josh Copitch
    The man who started the 2020 Dolan Fire in Big Sur was sentenced to prison on Wednesday. Ivan Geronimo Gomez was found guilty of 16 felonies including arson, marijuana cultivation, injury to a firefighter and animal cruelty in April. Gomez was sentenced to 24 years in state prison. The Dolan Fire eventually destroyed 128,050 acres and 14 structures and may have killed 11 endangered condors. More than a dozen firefighters were injured, one critically, when they had to deploy their emergency fire shelters.
  • Burned By Soft-On-Crime Leftist DA Chesa Boudin, San Franciscans Are Headed For A Recall

    05/16/2022 10:55:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The ^ | May 16, 2022 | Helen Raleigh
    Asian Americans in San Francisco are leading the campaign to recall the city’s far-left District Attorney Chesa Boudin on June 7.The year 2022 may go down as one of the most transformative years in San Francisco’s history. After firing three leftist school board members with an overwhelming majority in a recall election in February, Asian Americans in San Francisco, fed up with rising violent crimes in the city, have become the driving force to recall the city’s woke District Attorney Chesa Boudin on June 7. Boudin was elected district attorney of San Francisco in November 2019. According to a New...
  • Remember the woman charged $10,000 for a cab ride? These other outrageous stories hold a key lesson

    05/13/2022 11:48:17 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/13/2022 | By Carolyn Said
    After a quick trip in a San Francisco taxi, the passenger handed a credit card to the driver to swipe, then hopped out of the cab. Soon, a gargantuan charge — thousands of dollars — appeared on the passenger’s credit card bill for the ride. Despite months of pleading, the bank insisted the passenger owed the money and only relented after being contacted by a reporter. Wait, you’ve heard this story before, right? The Chronicle’s article about Margarita Bekker’s $9,875 bill for an 11-minute Yellow Cab ride went viral earlier this year. Three people who read that story contacted The...
  • Electric car fail: More than 25% of charging stations in deep blue region do not work

    05/11/2022 8:38:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 5/10/2022 2059 hrs edt | Grant Atkinson
    President Joe Biden and his administration have attempted to convince Americans that electric vehicles will solve all of our problems, but a new study found one leftist city was vastly unprepared for a complete switch to electric vehicles. The study was led by retired University of California, Berkeley, bioengineering professor David Rempel working with volunteers from the nonprofit organization Cool the Earth, according to Fox Business. It took place between Feb. 12 and March 7. Researchers cited multiple complaints from electric vehicle owners about charging stations in the area as the motivation for the study. It assessed 657 electric vehicle...
  • Over 27% of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Bay Area are Non-Operable According to New Survey

    05/10/2022 6:05:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    California Globe ^ | May 10, 2022 | Evan Symon
    According to a study released earlier this week, over 27% of all electric vehicle charging stations in the San Francisco Bar area are non-functioning, bringing forward a major issue that may push back further public adaptation of electric cars in California in the coming years.
  • Supreme Court’s Roe ruling would trample the religious freedom of every Jewish American

    05/08/2022 11:31:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 139 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 7, 2022 | Daniel Bogard and Tana Senn
    The Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade sent shock waves throughout our country when it was leaked this week. If the ruling stands, abortion access would be decimated in huge swaths of the country, and the rights of Americans everywhere will depend on whether they happen to live in a blue state or in a red state. Beyond being a violation of the human rights of pregnant people, limiting access to abortion is an imposition of governmental Christianity on us all. And it infringes on the religious liberty of every American Jew.
  • Judge tosses Trump lawsuit against Twitter

    05/07/2022 9:19:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/07/2022 | Jon Levine
    A federal judge in San Francisco tossed a lawsuit from former President Trump against Twitter because of its decision to ban him from the platform after the January 6 riots in Washington D.C. In his suit, Trump alleged that Twitter and other social media companies which moved to curb his speech were acting as de facto government agents and were therefore infringing on his first amendment rights.
  • Anti-abortion activist is arrested after CLIMBING all 61 floors of the 1,070ft tall Salesforce Tower in San Francisco without a safety harness

    05/03/2022 12:40:03 PM PDT · by algore · 32 replies
    An anti-abortion activist, who describes himself as the 'pro-life Spiderman', has been arrested after being spotted climbing the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco without a harness. Police said witnesses alerted officers at around 9:21 a.m. on Tuesday to notify them that Madison DesChamps was gradually making his way up the the city's tallest tower. Officers placed DesChamps in custody once he climbed 61 floors and reached the tower's roof. He appeared to only be wearing a hoodie, as several office workers inside the tower recorded footage of the climber reaching their floors without any climbing gear. Multiple sources claim that...
  • San Francisco reinstates mask mandate for public transportation

    04/28/2022 5:36:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/28/2022 | Adam Sabes
    Officials in San Francisco voted to approve a mask mandate on Thursday for people using its public transportation system. The Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors approved the mask mandate during a board of directors meeting, and it comes just over a week after a federal judge tossed out the national mask mandate for public transportation that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Fox affiliate KTVU in San Francisco.
  • DeSantis calls San Francisco a 'dumpster fire,' fears Californians importing 'destruction' to Florida

    04/26/2022 7:47:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2022 9:00am EDT | By Michael Lee
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took aim at San Francisco, calling the city a "dumpster fire" while expressing fears over what would happen if companies there relocated to Florida. "There is cause for concern," DeSantis said during an event Monday. "Texas would have all these companies moved from California over the years. So you'd have companies move from San Francisco to Austin, and they'd bring hundreds of employees with them. And those employees would vote the exact same way they voted that turned San Francisco into the dumpster fire that it is DeSantis expressed fears that California voters could begin moving...
  • Ruby Princess cruise ship docked in San Francisco with 143 cases of COVID-19

    04/25/2022 6:34:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 04/25/2023 | KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS
    For the third time this year, the same Princess Cruise Lines ship has docked in California with passengers who tested positive for COVID-19. The Ruby Princess arrived in San Francisco on April 11 after a trip to Hawaii in which 143 passengers on board testing positive with the virus, the city's health department told CBS MoneyWatch. More than 70 people were found to have COVID-19 in March while on the same ship after it returned from a 15-day cruise to the Panama Canal. In January, 12 passengers arriving in San Francisco following a 10-day Mexico cruise on the Ruby Princess...
  • Inept 'People's Convoy' chased out of Bay Area by egg-throwing kids

    04/24/2022 1:45:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 24, 2022 | Katie Dowd
    The dreams of the “People’s Convoy” quickly died in the Bay Area after a critical tactical error: turning onto a street with a Safeway and a group of bored kids. The trucker convoy, which aimed to emulate the disruptive Canadian protests against COVID-19 restrictions, has failed spectacularly at every turn. During a few weeks of driving around Washington, D.C., the convoy was held up by a single bicyclist, and some convoy members said they were having difficulty finding places for bathroom breaks and, as a result, were forced to urinate in their pants. After an anemic showing in Washington, the...
  • The Creepiest Hike In Northern California Takes You Around A Haunted Lake

    04/22/2022 4:08:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ONLYINYOURSTATE ^ | April 22, 2022 | Courtnie Erickson
    Golden Gate Park is a beautiful and popular attraction in San Francisco. In fact, this is the third most visited park in the entire United States. With more than 1,000 acres to explore, you will find all sorts of true gems like lakes, meadows, and trails. Stow Lake is just one of 10 lakes found in Golden Gate Park, and the Stow Lake Loop is a trail that circles this lake, making it easy to enjoy. However, what you may not know is that this loop trail is taking you around one of the most haunted lakes in Northern California....
  • Smash-and-grab robbery crew arrested, accused of targeting Bay Area jewelry stores

    04/19/2022 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 16 replies
    B911 ^ | Apr 29, 2022
    CALIFORNIA (Santa Clara DA) – Five men have been charged with a series of smash and grab robberies, part of a crime wave that terrorized the Bay Area during the holidays. The men, armed with construction hammers, would invade stores en masse. Charged with felonies are Michael Earl, 18, of Oakland, Andrew Manuel Maravillalopez, 19, of Hayward, Noah G Tekle, 19, of San Leandro, Charles Evans, 18, of San Leandro, and Maurice James Sweet, 19, of Pittsburg. Earl, Maravillalopez, Tekle, and Evans were arraigned on April 15 with bail set at $250,000. Maurice James Sweet, 19, is on for arraignment...
  • San Francisco 1906 (New Version) in Color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound

    04/17/2022 9:17:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 30, 2022 | NASS
    New Version of footage San Francisco 1906, A Trip Down Market Street, Shot on April 14, 1906, four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire. From the front of a cable car, a motion picture camera records a trip down Market Street, San Francisco, California, from a point between 8th & 9th Streets, Eastward to the cable car turnaround at the Ferry Building. Please, be aware that colorization colors are not real and fake, colorization was made only for the ambiance and do not represent real historical data. Thanks to Prelinger Archives share the amazing B&W Video Source.San Francisco...
  • Even Kamala's home state has turned on her: Just 35% of California residents approve of the VP's job in the White House in the face of skyrocketing inflation and a deepening border crisis

    04/16/2022 8:36:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/13/22 | Katelyn Caralle
    Even Americans in Kamala Harris' home state of California aren't happy with the job she is doing as vice president with nearly half disapproving of her time in office. Only 35 percent of California voters approve of Harris' performance while 45 percent disapprove, according to a UC Berkeley/Los Angeles Times poll. The numbers this month are an even further dip from the figures in February that showed the vice president at 38 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval. Those with no opinion on the matter increased 5 percent in two months – from 15 percent in February to 21 percent...
  • Pelosi responds to report questioning Feinstein’s mental fitness to serve

    04/15/2022 3:45:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    kron4 ^ | Apr 14, 2022 | John Ferrannini
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) after reports questioning Feinstein’s mental fitness to serve. Calling Feinstein “a workhorse for the people of California and a respected leader among her colleagues in the Senate,” Pelosi stated the attacks on her fellow San Francisco Democrat are “unconscionable” and “ridiculous.” “It is unconscionable that, just weeks after losing her beloved husband of more than four decades and after decades of outstanding leadership to our City and State, she is being subjected to these ridiculous attacks that are beneath the dignity in which she has led and the esteem...