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  • SF Concert for Memorializing Homeless Who Died on the Street Announced on Nor-Cal Outlet of KUSC

    11/08/2021 8:16:37 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    self | 11/08/2021 | CharlesOconnell
    The Concert (at a Church) Memorializing Those Who Have Died on the Street, was announced just once in my hearing, on SF Classical KDFC (sister station of KUSC Los Angeles). I think they realized how ridiculous it is because nowhere could the announcement be found on the station calendar or on Google searching the SF Bay area. I think they buried it. This is at the same time that a headline was carried in the (UK) Daily Mail: The rich door and the poor door: Terrified millionaire residents of luxury San Fran condo building hit out after adjoining alleyway becomes...
  • San Francisco DA faces second recall effort as residents 'fed up' with progressive 'zero consequence' policies

    10/27/2021 12:14:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/21 | Danielle Wallace
    A second recall effort launched against San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin demonstrates how residents are "fed up" with his progressive policies, as his push to reduce jail funding and refusal to prosecute repeat offenders ensures the streets remain marred with open-air drug dealing and violent crime now stretching into the suburbs, a leader of the prominent local police union tells Fox News. Last week, the first Republican-backed recall effort fell just 1,714 signatures short of the 51,325 required to trigger a special election to bring the question of ousting Boudin before voters. Now a second recall effort is being...
  • San Francisco In-N-Out Forced to Close After Not Enforcing Vaccination Checks

    10/19/2021 9:10:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies ^ | 10/19/2021 | ANDREW STANTON
    A San Francisco In-N-Out Burger was temporarily shut down after employees allegedly did not check for customers' vaccine documents, in violation of the city's vaccine requirement. In San Francisco, people have been required since August 20 to show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter some indoor places like restaurants, gyms and bars. The fast-food restaurant located in Fisherman's Wharf was forced to shut down on October 14 but has since reopened with indoor dining remaining unavailable, the company said in a statement to Newsweek.
  • Walgreens closing 5 San Francisco stores due to 'organized retail crime'

    10/12/2021 4:27:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 94 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct. 12, 2021 | Tessa McLean
    Walgreens will close five more San Francisco stores, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday, citing ongoing organized retail crime as the reason.
  • NBA player denied Vaccine religious exemption… Won’t play any home games…

    09/25/2021 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 9/25/2021 | Kane
    Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins was denied Friday in his quest for a religious exemption by the NBA to San Francisco’s vaccine requirement. Wiggins has steadfastly refused to get the vaccine, according to a report this week from the San Francisco Chronicle. Since the city requires vaccination for everyone at large, indoor gatherings — such as basketball games — the veteran forward will not be able to play in any home games if he remains resistant to getting the shot. It’s possible he won’t be able to play at a number of road arenas that also require vaccination.
  • San Fran Mayor DEFENDS Violating Her Own Mask Mandate at Club

    09/20/2021 3:07:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Rumble ^ | 9)20/21 | Dan Bongino
    San Francisco Mayor said she was having a good time and not thinking about a mask.
  • Update: San Francisco Gay Man’s Choir Frantically Tries to Pull Down Video Promising to Convert Your Children; Trying to “Control the Narrative”

    07/09/2021 5:53:10 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    On Thursday, TGP reported on a video where the San Francisco Gay Man’s Choir promised to convert your children quietly and subtly. Their ‘joke’ fell completely flat because it was an eerie reminder of the constant push by media and education to sexualize and pro-trans the kids. The video had received 88 likes and over 5,000 dislikes before it was made private, according to The Post Millennial. After massive blowback, the group is now “working around the clock” to take “control of the narrative.” They issued a statement on Thursday night, putting blame on far-right conservative media for taking it...
  • Families Fleeing California Bay Area Causing Housing Frenzy in Austin, Texas

    06/28/2021 10:24:17 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-29-2021 | Penny Starr
    Californians are fleeing the state to live where they can find more affordable housing, better schools, and a more rural lifestyle. A large percentage of them are choosing Austin, Texas. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the phenomenon of more people opting for permanent telework in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the trend of people choosing to live in GOP-led states that didn’t impose draconian lockdowns: Experts say Austin’s boom, particularly during the pandemic, has been accelerated by Californians and Bay Area giants like Apple, Facebook, Google and Tesla that are all hiring in Austin. Last year, a...
  • Did San Francisco Have ‘Twice As Many Drug Overdose Deaths As COVID Deaths’ In 2020?

    06/27/2021 9:35:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | May 2021 | Chris Nichols, Politifact
  • San Francisco To Redistribute $120 Million From Police To Black Community

    02/26/2021 10:48:34 AM PST · by blam · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-26-2021 | Joel B. Pollak
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed released a plan Thursday to redistribute $120 million from the city’s law enforcement budget to projects aimed at helping the city’s black minority. Bay Area public radio station KQED reported: San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced a plan for how the city will spend $120 million over the next two years, pulled from law enforcement budgets, to reinvest in the city’s long-underserved Black communities. “The Dream Keeper Initiative,” as it’s dubbed, increases investments in workforce development, health campaigns, youth and cultural programs and housing support. The allocations reflect spending priorities conveyed by Black...
  • DA Chesa Boudin Was Former Public Defender for Parolee Involved in Fatal New Years Eve Hit-and-Run

    01/05/2021 6:29:17 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    California Globe ^ | January 5, 2021 | Katy Grimes
    It appears San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has a shadier past than we thought. The 45-year-old parolee held for the New Year’s Eve hit-and-run deaths of two pedestrians had been facing a Three-Strikes life prison term until he was freed last year under San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, NBC Bay Area reported Monday evening.
  • 'Shrimp Boy' Chow trial keeps lid on SF 'pay to play' politics (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/25/2015 5:37:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/23/15 | Matier and Ross
    Chinatown crime boss Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - the man at the heart of a federal corruption case that brought down former state Sen. Leland Yee and engulfed City Hall with allegations of 'pay to play' politics, took the center stage in U.S. District Court this week to deny the murder and racketeering charges against him. But anyone expecting his testimony to blow the roof of City Hall or cause Mayor Ed Lee further embarrassment would be sadly disappointed. The trial has largely boiled down to unpacking the nearly decade-old murder of businessman Allen Leung, and whether Chow - who...
  • Shops in downtown San Francisco boarding up ahead of election

    11/01/2020 1:06:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Oct. 31, 2020 Updated: Oct. 31, 2020 12:21 p.m. | Amy Graff , SFGATE
    Downtown San Francisco storefronts are boarding up ahead of Election Day in anticipation of looting and rioting. Landlords are preparing for potential unrest only months after people flooded streets to protest the killing of George Floyd. Most marched peacefully, but some opportunistic vandals engaged in violent activity and looting in Union Square. The hope is similar lawlessness won't flare up after the election, but just in case, buildings along Market Street, from the Salesforce Tower to San Francisco Centre, are covered in massive pieces of plywood. On Friday afternoon, Macy's on Union Square was already fully covered and a crew...
  • “A Lot Of People Are Leaving”: COVID Shutdowns Have Turned San Francisco Into A Ghost Town

    10/31/2020 5:35:41 PM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10-31-2010 | Tyler Durden
    San Francisco has managed to curb the virus slightly in its city – but at what cost? Those paying sky high taxes to live in the Bay Area may soon be wondering why they are paying to live in a shut down city that state and local government officials have refused to allow to reopen due to a virus with a CDC-predicted infection fatality rate of between 0.00002 and 0.093. The entire downtown area of the city, once vibrant with business and tourism, is now “empty” according to a new report by AP. Everything from food trucks to local workers...
  • San Francisco Won't Reopen Schools. But It Will Rename Them.

    10/19/2020 5:21:36 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | October 16, 2020 | Robby Soave
    The officials in charge of San Francisco's public schools are hard at work—not coming up with a plan to quickly reopen the schools, but to rename as many as 44 of them. As parents, teachers, and principals deal with the frustrations of distance learning, the San Francisco Unified School District recently asked them to brainstorm replacements for schools that are "inappropriately" named after problematic historical figures, such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.). "I don't think there is ever going to be a time when people are ready for this," Mark Sanchez, president...
  • Pelosi used shuttered San Francisco hair salon for blow-out, owner calls it 'slap in the face'

    09/01/2020 2:38:20 PM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2020 | Brooke Singman
    EXCLUSIVE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon on Monday afternoon for a wash and blow-out, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Fox News had learned. In security footage obtained by Fox News, and timestamped Monday at 3:08 p.m. Pacific Time, the California powerhouse is seen walking through eSalon in San Francisco with wet hair, and without a mask over her mouth or nose. The stylist doing her hair can be seen following her wearing a black face mask. Salons in San Francisco had been closed since March and were only notified they...
  • Chinese consulates in NYC, San Francisco identified as main spy hubs

    07/28/2020 1:26:25 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/28/2020 | Emily Jacobs
    Last week, the US ordered the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, accusing Chinese diplomats there of turning the facility into an illegal spying hub. However, according to a report this week, San Francisco and New York consulates are the central locales for Chinese spying operations in the United States. The order was made to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information,” a US National Security Council spokesperson said at the time. The problem, however, is that the Houston, Texas-based consulate is not the Communist nation’s primary hub for espionage. The Chinese Communist Party operates two major hotspots...
  • (San Francisco) Muni says it won't transport SFPD to protests: 'We have a lot of work to do'

    06/09/2020 4:43:18 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 28 replies
    SFgate ^ | June 9, 2020 | Amanda Bartlett
    *** As several demonstrations continued to take place throughout the Bay Area on Tuesday, Muni announced it would no longer transport officers from the San Francisco Police Department to protests. "We transport everyone at MTA and make sure our services are available for critical needs," SFMTA responded at the time. "From the COVID+ patients we transported to health care and rooms to SFPD officers, Muni is for everyone. To be clear, no Muni vehicles or employees will be used to transport any detainee." On Tuesday, however, the transit agency said it was making efforts to advance its racial equity work...
  • Locals sue San Francisco after homeless camps make life ‘insufferable’

    05/11/2020 9:27:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/11/2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A San Francisco law school, business owners and local residents are suing the city to force it to clean up the Tenderloin neighborhood — alleging an almost 300 percent spike in homeless shanty towns, drug dealing and feces-covered sidewalks have made conditions “insufferable.” The lawsuit, filed in federal court May 4 by a group of plaintiffs led by the University of California Hastings College of the Law, seeks a court order to stop the city from using the neighborhood as a “containment zone” for homeless encampments. “Open-air drug sales and other criminal activity, plus crowds of drug users and sidewalk-blocking...
  • Airbnb Cutting 25% of Workforce in Layoffs

    05/07/2020 2:02:10 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 11 replies
    The Street ^ | May 5, 2020 6:17 PM EDT | Nelson Wang
    Airbnb is letting go of a quarter of its workforce, co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky told employees in a memo on Tuesday, as the coronavirus pandemic has decimated demand for his company’s services. The home-sharing platform, which was widely expected to go public this year, becomes the latest sharing economy company to institute or consider instituting significant layoffs. Uber is reportedly considering laying off 20% of its workers while Lyft has already laid off 17% of its employees. "We are collectively living through the most harrowing crisis of our lifetime, and as it began to unfold, global travel came to...