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  • California reporter assaulted by teens who tried to steal his bike: ‘Sorry to see our city like this’

    09/23/2023 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Vendome · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 23, 2023 | Nicholas McEntyre
    A San Francisco news reporter claimed he was attacked by teenagers, who tried to steal his bicycle last weekend but escaped the robbery when he told them they were going to be on the news. Dan Noyes, an award-winning investigative reporter for ABC7 Bay Area, was riding his bicycle in the Presidio National Park site, near the Golden Gate Bridge, when he encountered the massive group. “I’m coming home and I see a group of probably 15 young teens, young teens probably couldn’t drive yet, a lot on bicycles,” Noyes said in a video posted to his social media accounts...
  • Watching the Real-Estate Bust From the Streets of San Francisco

    09/24/2023 7:01:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 23, 2023 | Shane Shifflett
    City’s new landmarks are struggling office buildings and a shopping mall losing tenants.. As it rolls toward downtown San Francisco, the California Street cable car passes the gothic Grace Cathedral and an 8-foot tall statue of Tony Bennett. Then riders start to see the city’s newest landmarks. Among them is 650 California Street, a 34-story office building that has defaulted on its mortgage. Further on is 101 California, whose second-biggest tenant left last year and whose biggest is slashing staff and office space. Go around the corner, and Embarcadero Square is for sale for $90 million. Its owner bought it...
  • The San Francisco government is knowingly and deliberately allowing a major fencing operation to buy and sell stolen goods just one-and-a-half blocks from a police station

    09/23/2023 3:47:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Wordpress ^ | September 23, 2023 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    According to this news video from ABC7 News Bay Area, the San Francisco government is knowingly and deliberately allowing a major fencing operation to buy and sell stolen goods just one-and-a-half blocks from a police station.The TV station interviewed a victim of a car break-in. He had put GPS trackers in his items that had been stolen. He used them to track his stolen items. When he told a police officer, the police officer said they already knew about the fencing operation, but didn’t do anything to help the guy get his possessions back.The police don’t care. The government doesn’t...
  • Fencing suspect at S.F. boba tea shop was charged with similar crimes three years ago. What happened?

    09/22/2023 4:50:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2022 | Megan Cassidy
    Three years before Quoc Le was arrested for running an alleged international fencing operation behind a Tenderloin boba tea shop, he was accused of similar crimes, after Walnut Creek and San Francisco police officers allegedly found him in possession of property that had been swiped from cars. In the time between Le’s 2019 case and his arrest by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office this week, Le is believed to have bought and resold an untold number of stolen laptops, phones and other devices, many of them stemming from the area’s intractable smash-and-grab epidemic, according to prosecutors. His previous arrest...
  • Video shows San Francisco tourists being thrown from vehicle during brazen theft

    09/21/2023 5:04:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/21/2023 | Marjorie Hernandez
    A shocking video showed tourists being thrown off a vehicle while trying to stop brazen thieves from speeding off with their belongings during a violent robbery in a popular San Francisco area. Dmitry Koval, a victim who posted the video to Instagram, told The Post that he and his friends were hoping to take in the scenery and get something to eat at the Fort Mason Center lot in the Marian District on September 13. The group was already across the parking lot at about 4 p.m. when they saw a black SUV park pull up next to their two...
  • San Francisco Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record High: ‘It’s Like a Zombie Apocalypse’

    09/20/2023 12:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 20, 2023 | Alyssa Guzman
    San Francisco hit another record high when it comes to drug overdoses in the Democratic city, with almost 85 deaths last month — and residents say the alarming numbers are just more proof that the city has turned into a “zombie apocalypse.” The City by the Bay saw 84 deaths in August, with 66 of them involving the deadly drug fentanyl. It tied January for the deadliest month since the city began tracking overdose deaths in the beginning of 2020. This year is on pace to exceed 2020’s deaths, which hit a record high of 725, according to reports by...
  • Computer expert nails down Jewish New Year

    09/09/2010 8:02:41 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 8, 2010
    SAN FRANCISCO, - A San Francisco-based computer scientist says he has solved the mystery of dating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Year 5771 begins at sundown Wednesday. Steve Morse's interest in the Jewish calendar began when he was a teenager, more than 50 years ago, The Denver Post reported. He tried to figure out his grandmother's birth date in the Gregorian calendar -- the one commonly used in most of the world now -- from the one in the Jewish calendar used on her records from Europe. The Jewish calendar is a difficult one, based on the movements of...
  • Transgender rights activists protest women's liberation group convention in SF

    09/17/2023 2:14:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    KGO ^ | September 16, 2023 | ByCornell Barnard
    There was a heated protest Saturday in San Francisco where opinions clashed over the issue of Transgender rights. At the demonstration, outside a hotel where a women's rights group is holding its convention, protesters say the organization is anti-Trans rights. "What do we want? Trans justice. When do we want it? Now," protesters chanted.
  • San Francisco exodus: New data shows one demographic keeps leaving city

    09/17/2023 7:38:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep. 16, 2023 | Nami Sumida
    New census data shows San Francisco has many fewer service workers than before the pandemic and continues to lose residents who haven’t gone to college. San Francisco continues to lose residents who haven’t attended college, according to newly released census data. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of San Franciscans ages 25 or older with a high school degree or less fell from 144,000 to 142,000, contributing to a 14% decline during the past three years. That’s far higher than the city’s estimated 8% overall loss of 25 and older adults during that period. In contrast, the U.S. overall only...
  • Audience Cheers As Apple Unveils First Carbon-Neutral Uyghur Slave Camp

    09/13/2023 1:41:42 PM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 09/13/2023 | Babylon Bee
    CUPERTINO, CA — Apple capped off its rollout day by announcing the first ever totally carbon-neutral Uyghur slave camp, to raucous cheers from those gathered in attendance. "Let your conscience rest easy, knowing that the entire slave camp is one hundred percent carbon-neutral," said CEO Tim Cook. "Not an ounce of carbon will escape those camps - much like the child slaves working there." Loud cheers broke out across the auditorium, the audience rising to its feet to give a standing ovation. "Carbon-neutral slaves! What will they think of next??" said onlooker Jamie Ruskin. "This will be an absolute game-changer...
  • Newsom says California will intervene in court case blocking San Francisco from clearing encampments

    09/15/2023 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Mariner · 17 replies
    AP via YAHOO ^ | September 15th, 2023 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the state will intervene in an ongoing federal court case that's barred San Francisco from cleaning up homeless encampments until more shelter beds are available, saying the judge has gone too far and is preventing the state from solving a critical problem.“I hope this goes to the Supreme Court,” Newsom said. “And that’s a hell of a statement coming from a progressive Democrat.”Newsom made his remarks during an interview with news outlet Politico in Sacramento. He previously blasted U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu in an interview with the San Francisco...
  • WATCH: Viral Video Shows Person Attacking SF Robotaxi with Hammer

    09/12/2023 5:45:26 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2023 | Simon Kent
    A driverless San Francisco Cruise robotaxi came under sustained attack on Sunday night by an unidentified assailant in an act of vandalism all caught on video. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the savage beatdown occurred in full public view on Buchanan and Haight. It came as Cruise faces mounting scrutiny over roadway safety concerns and reports claim self-driving cars have caused increased delays, confusion, and anxiety among public transit drivers as companies plan to further expand their fleet.
  • San Francisco hires tourism official Josh Beck to lure vacationers back to crime-ravaged city - as he insists claims city is unsafe are not '100% true'

    09/10/2023 3:36:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/09/23 | Ruth Bashinsky
    San Francisco has hired a tourism official to encourage travelers to visit the 'the city by the bay' as it battles rampant crime, homeless and drugs crisis. Josh Beck will be the new president and CEO of The San Francisco Travel Association, and the person that the city's tourism bureau and marketing organization is looking at in hopes of bringing SanFran back to the bustling vacation hub it once was. Beck, who is currently head of Destination Toronto, will begin his new post on October 30, replacing former head Joe D'Alessandro, who headed the travel organization for nearly two decades...
  • Pelosi says many Trump supporters don't value human dignity for everyone

    09/02/2023 1:10:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/01/23 | Gabriel Hays
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., trashed supporters of former President Donald Trump in an interview with Bloomberg Television, claiming they’re people who either don’t value the dignity of "every person" or are "afraid" of change. She added that the "malignancy of Trump" is a "cancerous situation" in America and urged the Republican Party to "remember its heritage." Pelosi made her dig on Trump and his supporters while speaking to Bloomberg reporter Francine Lacqua in Venice, Italy, on Thursday. Lacqua mentioned that Pelosi "stood up against President Trump many times" while he was in office. "I didn't stand up to...
  • Pelosi: China Is Terrible on a Lot, But ‘We Have to Find an Accommodation’ on U.S.-China Relations, Solve Climate

    09/01/2023 4:49:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    During portions of an interview with Bloomberg released on Thursday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that “we have to find an accommodation” with how the U.S. and China treat each other, and while China is awful on security, the economy, and human rights, “we have a shared planet, and we have to work with the Chinese to save the planet, because they’re now, I think, the biggest emitter, if not us, they’re second, and they are part of the solution in all of this.” But we shouldn’t reward China, but have a “mutual discussion about how we can go forward.”...
  • Nancy Pelosi repeatedly urges White House audience to clap: 'That's an applause line' (only 7.42 years left)

    08/16/2023 9:42:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/16/23 | Kyle Morris
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., struggled to drum up support amid her remarks about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on Wednesday, insisting the audience should clap throughout certain parts of her speech. Joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the White House to boast about the measure on its one-year anniversary, Pelosi touted what she believes to be benefits of the IRA, which she described as a "remarkable accomplishment." Pelosi said there is "no more urgent task than saving our planet," claiming the issue of climate change is a "health issue," an "economic issue," and a "moral...
  • Former speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will run for reelection to House in 2024

    09/08/2023 9:21:45 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 67 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8 September 2023 | Amy B Wang, Marianna Sotomayor and Paul Kane
    Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday that she will run for reelection in 2024 for her San Francisco-area House seat, ending speculation about her political future after she decided last year she would step down as the leader of the House Democratic caucus. Pelosi, 83, told aides she planned to run for another term next year, according to an aide to the former speaker who spoke on the condition of anonymity to confirm the decision. [Snip]
  • Pelosi says she’s running because she 'needed to be able to still raise significant money'.

    09/09/2023 10:02:30 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9.09.20234 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi told a reporter Friday that she's mainly running for office to raise money for herself and other Democrats. Speaking with outlet Politico, the 83-year-old representative from California said her veteran status in Congress is a major asset for raising funds.
  • San Francisco Breaks Barriers in Crime: PIRATES Now Prowl Bay Area

    09/09/2023 6:11:45 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 81 replies
    New American ^ | Selwyn Duke
    Thieves are arriving at night aboard small watercraft and using bolt cutters and other break-in tools to gain access to unoccupied boats. Several sailboats have been stolen, as well as small watercraft, dinghies, tools, and outboard motors.
  • Pelosi: San Francisco Crime ‘Confined to a Certain Part of Town’

    09/08/2023 6:26:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/08/2023 | Pam Key
    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Friday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that San Francisco’s crime problems are “confined to a certain part of town.” Anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “Let’s start with San Francisco, as you know, is my hometown and one of my most favorite places on earth. UC Berkeley grad and a Berkeley native. It does need voices and powerful people in Washington. What is your prescription for helping the city from within? I mean, it is the subject of constant attack segments on conservative media, and the tragedy to me seems they can find enough examples of the most heinous...