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  • United Airlines Barred From Russian Airspace ‘For Diplomatic Reasons,’ Pilot Announces

    04/12/2017 11:33:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 4-12-2017 | Chuck Ross
    A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, China was diverted from flying over Russian airspace for "diplomatic reasons" early Wednesday morning, passengers on the flight say.Those diplomatic concerns forced the flight to refuel at Tokyo's Narita airport, the flight's captain told passengers, several of whom posted about it on social media. On @United 857 enroute to PVG, diverted to NRT. Captain: Due to diplomatic reasons, Russia denied access to air space. Now refuelling-- brianlinca (@brianlinca) April 12, 2017 One passenger named Andy Brown says that the airplane almost ran out of fuel before landing at Narita. "Then they...
  • Kathryn Steinle’s parents get OK to sue feds, but SF cleared

    01/07/2017 10:16:55 AM PST · by KingofZion · 22 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 7, 2017 | bob egelko
    The parents of Kathryn Steinle, who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier in July 2015 by an immigrant with a record of deportations, can sue the federal government for negligence because a ranger allegedly left the gun used in the shooting in his unlocked car, a federal magistrate ruled Friday. U.S. Magistrate Joseph Spero dismissed the parents’ claims against the city of San Francisco, which had released Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from custody less than three months before the shooting without notifying immigration authorities. But Spero said the parents may be able to prove that the federal government...
  • Anti-Police Brutality Protests Disrupt Shopping, Subways In Bay Area (Video)

    01/19/2015 11:55:51 AM PST · by KingofZion · 17 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 19, 2015 | Michael Allen
    Over 100 protesters marched through Oakland on Sunday against police brutality. The demonstrators held signs and blocked traffic while being followed by dozens of cops from the Oakland Police Department. The protest was mostly peaceful, but there were some tense moments and three demonstrators were detained by officers. The demonstrators held signs that read: "Black Lives Matter," noted USA Today. About 50 demonstrators performed a "die-in" outside a local Walmart and chanted "poverty is violence," while 100 people disrupted shopping in Emeryville, California, by blocking traffic and yelling, "Stop shopping. Shut it down." The protests were planned to coincide with...
  • Two resignations further reduce a more than 150-year security body from The City (San Francisco)

    05/04/2014 2:11:34 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 10 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    Two longtime members of The City's little-known Patrol Special Police resigned in recent weeks after administrative charges were filed against them with the Police Commission, but then apparently rescinded their resignations, opting instead for a leave of absence. The resignations or leaves of absence of brothers Todd and Scott Hart brings the already dwindling number of Patrol Specials down even further. Once numbering in the hundreds, they now stand at fewer than 10. "They were brought up on administrative charges, not criminal charges," said Alan Byard, president of the Patrol Special Police Offcers Association. "They have resigned so everything is...
  • The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses [Catholic Caucus]

    05/14/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 13, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses | Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. | Appendix D from Fatima For Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope The Third Secret has been dealt with in two chapters in this book. Chapter 8 presented the content of the Third Secret as Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw it revealed to them. Chapter 16 presented how Sister Lucia wrote the Third Secret on a separate manuscript and then placed it in a sealed envelope. The chapter also traces what popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II did after reading it. The...
  • San Francisco nudists rally for right to bare it all

    11/15/2012 6:02:43 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 14 | Ronnie Cohen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two dozen pro-nudity activists wearing little but their righteous indignation assembled on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday to protest a proposed municipal ban on public nakedness. (Snip) "Nudophobic bigotry has now taken root here in San Francisco," Rusty Mills, 69, stripped down to his tanned birthday suit, told his fellow demonstrators as they stood in the sunshine of an unseasonably warm, 70-degree Fahrenheit (21-degree Celsius) fall day. (Snip) On the way back to City Hall, elementary school children playing on a schoolyard gawked and pointed at the naked demonstrators. Supervisor Scott Wiener...
  • FBI, Cops Arrest Suspected Filipino Terror Hackers

    11/26/2011 5:47:23 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER ^ | 5:16 am | Friday, November 25th, 2011 | By: DJ Yap
    SNIPPET: "MANILA, Philippines—A group of suspected Filipino hackers allegedly financed by a Saudi-based terrorist cell was arrested by agents of the Philippine National Police and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) disclosed on Thursday." SNIPPET: "The group was allegedly behind attacks on the US telecommunication firm AT&T that resulted in $2 million in losses to the company in 2009. In a statement, the CIDG said the group also had links to the Asian terrorist network Jemaah Islamiyah (JI)." SNIPPET: "ATCCD chief Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa identified the suspects as Macnell Gracilla,...
  • San Francisco considers banning the sale of all pets

    06/26/2011 9:40:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/26/11 | Maria L. La Ganga
    San Francisco - The first vision was simple and straightforward: To curtail puppy mills and kitten factories, the sale of cats and dogs should be banned in San Francisco, where the loving guardians of animal companions come to regular blows — politically — with the loving parents of children. The ban was put on hold last year after animal advocates broadened it to include anything with fur or feathers. Now it's back, with a new name and a new strategy: More is more. The Humane Pet Acquisition Proposal is on its way to the Board of Supervisors, and it hopes
  • Racist Haters at San Francisco BART Refuses Pro-Israel Ads While Running Jew hating Anti-Israel Ads

    01/20/2011 4:28:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/20/11 | Pam Gellar
    San Francisco BART has rejected our pro-Israel bus ads. BART claims my ad "violates content neutral guidelines." But the anti-Israel annihilationist ads supporting jihad that are currently running do not "violate centent neutral guidelines." Pamela: I have received the following response from BART. Please call me to discuss. Thank you. Scott. Based on our review of the proposed advertisement and discussion with BART legal counsel, the subject ad violates BART's content neutral guidelines. BART guidelines allow point of view ads, but prohibit ads that demean or disparage groups protected against discrimination, or contain images of firearms or violence. These prohibitions...
  • Necessary Conversation

    10/08/2010 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 1 replies
    Vimeo ^ | October 8, 2010 | Melissa Griffin & Beth Spotswood
    Necessary Conversation is your local source for information in the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering breaking news, editorials and exclusive investigations, with award-winning anchors Melissa Griffin and Beth Spotswood.
  • Cold, San Francisco? Probably Because You Have No Insulation (Greenies waste fossil fuel?)

    08/10/2010 6:20:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 8/10/10 | Joe Eskenazi
    Cold, San Francisco? Probably Because You Have No InsulationBy Joe Eskenazi Tue., Aug. 10 2010 @ 12:59PM No insulation in Mr. Freeze's lair either ​To folks living in actual cold-weather communities, San Franciscans' complaints about our recent chilly spell have something of a Marie Antoinette-level naivete. Face it, San Francisco: The coldest day out-of-doors here isn't that cold. Period. That being said, you may very well be shivering indoors here, because, under state law, San Francisco apartments need not have any insulation whatsoever. **SNIP** The laws are not the same for those residing in homes and apartment-dwellers, notes Ed Sweeney,...
  • Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document

    07/11/2010 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 21 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Fugitive Captured at Border with Counterfeit Document (Wednesday, July 07, 2010) contacts for this news release Blaine, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a Salvadoran man who was wanted in Dallas, Texas, for alleged assault causing bodily injury to a family member on July 3 as he attempted to enter the U.S. at the Pacific Highway port of entry. CBP officers immediately became suspicious of Francisco Oswald Gallardo, 45, when he presented a counterfeit permanent resident card for identification. Often referred to as a green card, a permanent resident card...
  • San Francisco Considers Banning Sale of Pets Except Fish

    07/09/2010 5:15:47 AM PDT · by this is my country · 49 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/8/10 | Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Sell a guinea pig, go to jail. That's the law under consideration by San Francisco's Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country's first ban on the sale of all pets except fish. That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals. "People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don't know what they're getting into, and the animals end...
  • Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue #3 In Heterophobic San Francisco Despite Ban

    Liberal booksellers have banned Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" and refuse to carry it. They are retarded. I thought Liberals were against banning books. This is anti-free speech. The public in San Francisco demand the book, though, as it is #3 on the San Francisco bestseller list by being sold at Costco in San Francisco (among other stores).
  • Leader of ring that moved thousands of illegal aliens across U.S. sentenced ...

    03/12/2009 3:23:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 548+ views - News Release ^ | March 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Leader of ring that moved thousands of illegal aliens across U.S. sentenced to more than 6 years in prison LOS ANGELES - A Guatemalan national who helped run a Los Angeles-based organization that harbored and transported more than 9,000 illegal aliens was sentenced today to 78 months in federal prison. Francisco Andres-Francisco, 40, was sentenced by United States District Judge George H. King in Los Angeles. Andres-Francisco has been in custody since he was arrested 14 months ago in Pennsylvania after being found driving a van allegedly loaded with illegal aliens. Andres-Francisco...
  • S.F. Mayor Newsom to explore run for governor

    07/02/2008 3:42:54 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 22 replies · 110+ views
    The L.A. Times ^ | July 2, 2008 | Mark Z. Barabak
    SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who built a national reputation pushing cutting-edge -- and controversial -- policies on same-sex marriage, healthcare and other issues, launched an exploratory bid for governor Tuesday. His move placed the 40-year-old, two-term mayor out in front of a large Democratic field eyeing the race to succeed Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is barred by term limits from running again in 2010. Newsom said he expected to decide by year's end whether to proceed with a full-fledged candidacy. (snip) As governor, Newsom said, he would have three priorities: reducing poverty, providing universal access to...
  • NATIONWIDE SEARCH for Missing Father of three. Please HELP!!!

    02/17/2008 1:16:17 PM PST · by XR7 · 53 replies · 568+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | 2/17/2008
  • S.F. Supervisor Sandoval ['USA should have no military'] to run for Superior Court

    02/01/2008 10:36:52 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 11 replies · 201+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 1, 2008 | Marisa Lagos
    Sandoval, who represents the city's Excelsior district as the supervisor for District 11, will challenge Judge Thomas Mellon, who has served on the bench since 1994. Mellon, 65, was appointed by then-Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican. Sandoval, a supervisor since 2000, was a deputy public defender in San Francisco and previously worked for former Mayor Art Agnos.
  • Author [Elie Wiesel] attacked in S.F. hotel

    02/09/2007 1:35:43 PM PST · by radar101 · 155 replies · 6,142+ views ^ | Feb 9, 2007 | Adam Martin
    Elie Weisel SAN FRANCISCO - In a bizarre attack, a well-known author and Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks. Police escorted Elie Wiesel to San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 1 after a man accosted Wiesel in the elevator at the Argent Hotel, at 50 Third St., after Wiesel participated in a panel discussion at a peace conference and before Wiesel was scheduled to catch a flight back to New York. Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and author of more than 40...
  • Chron items: Urination and Defecation OK in S.F. and the CHP Camaro story [2002]

    12/16/2006 8:48:45 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 34 replies · 1,136+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 07/02/02 | CW Editor
    Chron items: Urination and Defecation OK in S.F. and the CHP Camaro story by CW Editor July 2, 2002 Urinating and defecating on the streets of San Francisco Boy, talk about a city being caught up in liberal paralysis. CW has staunchly maintained that it is impossible for liberals to govern effectively. Governing requires decision-making, and the libs just can't do that for fear of hurting the feelings of some minority group If you have been looking for proof, what more does it take than the current indecision on a law banning urinating and defecating in public in S.F. The...