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  • Airbnb sues over registration of San Francisco homes

    06/28/2016 3:05:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 21 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | afp
    San Francisco (AFP) - Home sharing site Airbnb is suing San Francisco over a new law requiring that anyone who offers their home through the rental site first register the dwelling with the city. Under the new rule, Airbnb would be fined $1,000 a day for each listing on its site that has not been registered in advance.
  • TX man pays his $212 speeding ticket with 2 buckets full of COINS in protest

    05/29/2016 2:00:48 PM PDT · by DFG · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/29/2016 | CLEMENCE MICHALLON
    A Texas man who got busted driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit paid his fine entirely in pennies - as an act of protest against what he thought was 'extortion'. Brett Sanders, of Frisco, took his case to trial after going at 39 mph instead of 30 in his neighborhood. But he lost and a jury decided he should pay a $212 fine. Sanders, a full-time IT professional and a first and second amendment activist, gathered thousands of pennies to honor his debt.
  • Concord Neighborhood Terrorized by Bees is Safer: Authorities

    05/15/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Laura Malpert
    An East Bay neighborhood terrorized by a swarm of aggressive bees over the weekend is safer now, authorities said. Concord police told residents Sunday the bees have been mostly eradicated after an amateur beekeeper got rid of a hive Saturday night. A bee expert called to the neighborhood also declared the area safer. The bees began terrorizing the 3800 block of Hitchcock Drive on Friday, attacking residents, dogs and even a mail carrier. Concord police received a number of reports of "aggressive bees" in the area. According to one neighbor, two dogs died as a result of numerous bee stings....
  • Jamba Juice Announces That It Will Move To Texas

    05/06/2016 5:21:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 66 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05/05/2016 | Bay City News Service
    The owner of Jamba Juice, which makes specialty beverage and food items including fruit smoothies, will move its headquarters from Emeryville to a Dallas suburb over the next six months, the company announced. Jamba Inc. chief executive David Pace said in a press release and a regulatory filing that the high cost of doing business in the Bay Area is a large reason why the company is moving to Frisco, Texas.
  • Frisco hospice owner urged nurses to overdose patients so they would die quicker, FBI says

    03/30/2016 3:50:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/29/2016 | Jamie Knodel
    The owner of a Frisco medical company regularly directed nurses to overdose hospice patients with drugs such as morphine to speed up their deaths and maximize profits and sent text messages like, “You need to make this patient go bye-bye,” an FBI agent wrote in an affidavit for a search warrant obtained by NBC 5. The executive, Brad Harris, founded the company, Novus Health Care Services, Inc., in July 2012, according to state records. Novus’ office is on Dallas Parkway in Frisco. No charges have been filed against Novus or Harris. Harris, 34, did not return messages left with a...
  • Big laugh line by Greg Abbott surrogate has Wendy Davis going to hell

    10/26/2014 1:42:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Wayne Slater
    Hear the one about Wendy Davis going to hell? A Republican state representative got a big laugh Saturday from Abbott and a roomful of supporters with a joke at Davis’ expense. Abbott faces Davis, a Democratic state senator, in next month’s general election for governor. On Saturday, Abbott and GOP attorney general nominee Ken Paxton were campaigning at a Tex-Mex restaurant in Frisco. Abbott was introduced by Frisco state Rep. Pat Fallon, who opened with a joke in which Wendy Davis visits a grade school and sees a boy reading a book about whales. Here’s the joke Fallon told: The...
  • Ebola Scare Shuts Down Frisco CareNow

    10/09/2014 1:39:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Meal ^ | October 8, 2014
    The CareNow clinic in Frisco where Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy Michael Monnig was treated for possible Ebola-like symptoms is closed. This after it reopened only hours after Monnig was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The clinic will undergo a deep cleaning and remain closed until Friday. Frisco’s fire chief Mark Piland said Monnig is being treated “out of an abundance of caution” and the response was appropriate based on Monnig’s symptoms and his indirect contact with the Ebola victim...
  • Frisco patient suspected to have Ebola (Texas, Duncan contact)

    10/08/2014 12:17:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 189 replies
    WFAA ^ | 10/8/2014 | WFAA
    FRISCO — A patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" has been transported from a Frisco CareNow. [snip] Patients are currently being held inside the clinic as crews at the scene examine staff and others inside the building. "The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas 'patient zero,'" according to a statement from Dana Baird-Hanks, a spokeswoman with the city of Frisco. Officials say a conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. (Central time)
  • Bay Area ranks near bottom in charitable giving, report says

    10/07/2014 8:47:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Kathleen Pender
    People in the Bay Area gave a smaller percentage of their income to charity than residents of most large cities, according to a study published Monday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Among the nation’s largest 50 metro areas, San Francisco and San Jose metro areas ranked 45th and 48th, respectively, in 2012. The only two large cities that ranked below San Jose on the generosity list were Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn. Their residents gave just 1.9 percent of income to charity. Among the 50 largest metro areas, the most generous was Salt Lake City, whose residents gave 5.4 percent...
  • On Harvey Milk Day, San Franciscans Rush To Buy USPS Stamp Of Slain Gay Rights Leader

    05/22/2014 11:36:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 22, 2014
    Long lines have formed in front of a U.S. Post Office in San Francisco’s Castro District this morning as supporters of assassinated city Supervisor Harvey Milk rush to get a stamp dedicated to the gay rights leader, a postal service spokesman said. The stamp with Milk’s laughing face, name and a small strip of the rainbow flag, first became available this morning at post offices throughout San Francisco and nationwide. Gay civil rights activist Cleve Jones is at the Castro District post office, located at 4304 18th St., along with filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the 2008 movie about...
  • Don't Call It "Frisco" -- If You're Old and White

    01/06/2014 2:36:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jan 1 2014 | Joe Eskenazi
    One may think twice after receiving unsolicited advice from a laundromat. And yet, the joint at Hayes and Laguna made a fair point. Locals toting sacks of soiled clothing or just out for a stroll while wondering what the neighborhood washeteria would demand of them were regaled by the Don't Call It Frisco Laundromat. Obeying the pronouncements of a laundromat is a matter of personal choice. But it's less so when the identical dictum emanates from the mouth of a judge — which happened in San Francisco. A 1918 article in the Examiner recounts the opprobrium heaped upon a divorce...
  • Coyotes On The Prowl in San Francisco

    12/10/2013 10:48:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Dec 9, 2013 | Chris Roberts
    Real-life wild dogs are on the prowl in San Francisco, which has itself a coyote problem. "More than 100" coyotes are alive in well in the City by the Bay, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which notes a marked increase -- there was just 15 "a little more than a year ago," according to outdoors writer Tom Stienstra. That figure is based on "crops of pups" as well as a field study and photography by Natures Lantern, the newspaper reported. Coyotes have been seen crossing busy streets like Sunset Boulevard, and have been seen in populated areas from Telegraph...
  • School bans Christmas trees, the colors red & green (Frisco TX)

    12/05/2013 6:14:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party. Boys and girls who attend the Nichols Elementary School “Winter Party” will not be able to make any reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday. Christmas trees are also banned—along with the colors red and green. … Ironically, the school is located in the district of state Rep. Pat Fallon, the author of a bill signed into law in June that codifies...
  • 90+ Girl Scouts march in San Francisco Gay Pride Parade: first time ever

    07/05/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 5, 2013 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 5, 2013 ( – Weeks after their male counterparts stoked controversy by changing their rules to allow openly gay members, Girl Scouts USA made history in their own way after some 90+ of their members and their families marched in San Francisco’s recent Gay Pride Parade - the first time they have ever done so. Girl Scouts of Northern California announced their participation in the parade in a post on their official Facebook page, accompanied by a photo of the girls in uniform carrying a Girl Scouts banner.  "I want them to be able to tell their children they...
  • Starbucks of Marijuana Coming to San Francisco

    07/05/2013 8:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Jul. 5 2013 | Chris Roberts
    The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward making lots of money. That's Jamen Shively's thesis, anyway. The former Microsoft manager, 45, is embarking on a publicity tour for the marijuana enterprise he's happy to label the "Starbucks" of pot. "Yes, we can" is for Shively "yes, we are big marijuana" -- and he's getting ready for what he believes is The Next Big Thing: legal pot -- everywhere. With his trusty sidekick, former Mexican president Vicente Fox -- a partner of Shively's in Diego Pellicer, Inc., the nation's first "premium marijuana" retail brand -- in...
  • Big-Rig Driver Learns Hard Way That 18-Wheeler Doesn't Quite Fit Through Bridge Toll Plaza

    07/05/2013 8:22:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Jul. 2 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    As if the morning commute couldn't have gotten worse for everyone. A big-rig driver reportedly slammed into the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge as he tried desperately to make his way to San Francisco. The bizarre crash happened during rush hour at about 8:43 a.m. along the third southbound lane from the left at the toll plaza on the southern end of the bridge, CHP Officer Andrew Barclay told KTVU. Naturally, the toll plaza was damaged, as was the front of the truck, and everyone's mood about the morning commute. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. Now for the burning...
  • City of San Francisco funds religious place of worship (Guess which religion...)

    06/10/2013 7:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/10/2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Perhaps you, like me, assumed that the City of San Francisco, California would avoid any governmental sponsorship of a particular religion, and would never house a place of worship of a specific religion on its own property. And if such government sponsorship ever came to light, you would be certain that the ACLU and the atheist activists would raise their voices in protest. But not when it comes to Islam. The San Francisco Chronicle's investigative duo Matier and Ross tell us: Muslim cabbies now have their very own place at San Francisco International Airport to wash their hands and feet...
  • Frisco widow vows to spare others her IRS ordeal

    06/02/2013 7:36:35 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/02/13 | Steve Blow
    It’s hard to imagine that life could get worse for Kerri Steele in the months after her husband died of cancer at age 36. But then the Internal Revenue Service came calling. An IRS audit is something we all dread. But imagine facing one in the midst of profound grief. Imagine preparing for one while trying to hold life together as the now-single mother of three young children. “This was horrible,” Kerri said in simple summation. And now she wants to prevent any other grieving person from facing such an ordeal. The whole tragedy was something Kerri never saw coming....
  • Indecent Exposure on Nancy Pelosi Drive

    05/09/2013 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    : Washington Free Beacon ^ | 05/09/2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    An indecent exposure citation was reported Wednesday on the 400 block of Nancy Pelosi Drive in San Francisco. The city renamed Middle Drive East, which connects Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and John F. Kennedy Drive, after the House minority leader last year. “When I heard about it I said, ‘No, no, please don’t do that. I’m embarrassed, please don’t do that,’” Pelosi said at the ceremony last year, “until I heard that it was between JFK and MLK Jr. Drive and then I thought, ‘Well, I would like to go there and bear witness to the greatness of those...
  • San Francisco Gay Rights Leader Arrested Over Possession of Child Pornography

    06/26/2012 11:50:39 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 18 replies ^ | June 26, 2012 | Amanda Swysgood
    Police arrested gay rights advocate Larry Brinkin, who has been a long-time human rights activist, on Friday in San Francisco for alleged possession of child pornography. Brinkin, 66, retired in 2010 after serving 22 years on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation - SB 48 - homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "role models"

    07/14/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Perverts ^ | 14 July 2011 | Governor Jerry Brown; Senator Mark Leno
    7-14-2011 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill: • SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
  • SAN FRANCISCO: City has saved nothing towards $4.36 billion health care bill

    12/16/2010 3:54:21 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 12/16/10 | Heather Knight
    Got a spare $5,500 lying around that you want to get rid of? If every single San Franciscan coughed up that amount, we could pay City Hall's retiree health care bill - for now anyway. A new report from the controller's office shows the city has an unfunded retiree health care liability of $4.36 billion. That means it'll cost that much to pay the promised health care benefits for every current employee and retiree - and that number will keep growing as health care costs rise. By 2033, the tab will be a whopping $9.7 billion. Guess how much the...
  • Holder Meets with Muslim Advocacy in San Francisco

    12/13/2010 2:07:29 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Lipman Times ^ | Dec. 13, 2010 | Matt Murray
    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with the group, Muslim Advocates, a pro-Muslim advocacy based out of San Fransisco. Holder expressed his resolve to prosecute hate crimes against Muslims in America, while holding to his mandate to catch and prosecute domestic terrorists, reports the Associated Press. The Department of Justice and the FBI have stopped domestic terrorist plots designed to attack and Oregon Christmas tree lighting, a Dallas skyscraper, Washington DC subways, and JFK Airport. Critics of the tactics used by the FBI call it entrapment, enticing Muslims into terrorism. ...The advocacy group was worried about the tactic used by local...
  • Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco

    11/15/2010 11:43:53 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 8 replies · 1+ views
    (Zombie/PJM)- We here at TLC realize that our fabulous new hit series Sarah Palin’s Alaska may not appeal to all our viewers. We understand that a substantial segment of the population has no interest in watching Sarah Palin or taking a tour of Alaska. And so it is with great pleasure that we’d like to announce a new show carefully designed to appeal to those of you who don’t like Sarah Palin, her state, or her values: Come join Nancy Pelosi as she shows you around the wild places of her home district. All the sights and sounds of San...
  • McCain: 'Too Early' to Tell If Obama Has Put Nation at Risk of Terror Attack

    03/17/2009 2:39:15 PM PDT · by NCjim · 29 replies · 827+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 17, 2009 | George Stephanopoulos
    Today, I tried something new. I interviewed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., via Twitter, the micro-blogging website. I received a lot of questions for the senator from the Twitter community -- thanks for those. McCain and I discussed the AIG bailout and bonuses; whether he agrees with former Vice President Dick Cheney that President Obama has put nation at risk of a new terror attack; which nation worries him more: Iran or Pakistan; and his reaction to his daughter's recent feud with radio talk show host Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter. McCain said it is "too early" to tell if President...
  • Pro-Israel Activist Found Dead in Frisco

    12/03/2008 6:38:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies · 884+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 12-3-08 | staff
    ( A prominent pro-Israel activist was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a San Francisco building . The pro-Israel activist, Dr. Daniel Kliman was the co-founder of the San Francisco-based Voice for Israel, an affiliate of the national Israel advocacy group, StandWithUs. His body was found in the elevator shaft of a building where he was taking Arabic language classes. “He was the public face of grass-roots Israel advocacy in the San Franciso Bay area,” stated Mike Harris, Kliman’s colleague at Voice for Israel. Harris is unaware of specific threats against Kliman, who had previously been...
  • McCain heads to S.F. for big money event

    07/22/2008 3:46:58 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Republican Sen. John McCain will take his presidential bid to the symbolic heart of liberal America next Monday, making a stop in San Francisco's swank Fairmont Hotel for a fundraiser. The ticket? Up to $100,000 per person. The event is at least McCain's third fundraising pit stop in the city. Back on the last day in January - only days before the state's presidential primary, which he won resoundingly - McCain hosted a fundraiser at the Four Seasons hotel.
  • San Francisco USO Provides Military Travelers Welcome Respite

    04/14/2008 4:15:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 106+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2008 – As the sun began setting over the city here April 11, retired Air Force Col. Ray Slifka was on duty at the San Francisco International Airport United Service Organizations lounge, providing hospitality and assistance to travel-weary military travelers and their families transiting through the airport. Navy Seaman Melissa Marrs makes herself comfortable at the United Service Organizations lounge at San Francisco International Airport while awaiting a flight to San Diego as she makes a permanent-change-of-station move from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Slifka,...
  • ( Wilderness Society ) Activists trying to cut back logging

    08/06/2007 8:25:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 770+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 8/5/2007 | Steven K. Paulson
    Firefighters in this mountain resort town love to tell the story of the couple from Texas who wanted to know where they could buy one of those beautiful red evergreens that surround Lake Dillon. They offered the couple a chain saw and told them to take as many as they wanted. The trees aren’t red, they’re dead. The stately green lodgepole pines that once provided million-dollar views high in the Rockies are turning red and then brown in waves as tiny bark beetles eat their way across the Continental Divide. But environmentalists say that’s no reason to chop them down....
  • Moonbats seek to ban Blue Angels from San Fran

    06/07/2007 9:05:48 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 71 replies · 2,177+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 7, 2007 | BRYAN
    You’ll be shocked, shocked to find out who’s behind this: Veterans for Peace, Global Exchange and Code Pink. But don’t you dare question their patriotism. Questioning their sanity is fair game, though. Evidence of west coast anti-military crazy goes back a few years. The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover. CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace,...
  • Model Minority: Smokers - historic S.F. cigar shop gets complaints from sensitive nonsmokers

    05/09/2007 1:33:32 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 21 replies · 495+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | May 9, 2007 | Martin Kuz
    Model Minority: Smokers A historic S.F. cigar shop in the Financial District gets complaints from sensitive nonsmokers working nearby. By Martin Kuz Published: May 9, 2007 You think it's hard out here for a pimp? Sheeit, bro. Try hawking cigars sometime. You'll go back to pimping faster than Don Imus can say — well, you can guess. Joe Barron knows the struggle. He co-owns Grant's Tobacconists, one of the few remaining places in San Francisco where cigar and pipe aficionados can light up indoors. But while a pimp worries only about cops, Barron must contend with the longer arm of...
  • Woman Gives birth on sidewalk in SF, then walks away

    04/23/2007 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Silicon Cowboy · 12 replies · 467+ views
    (CBS 5 / AP / BCN) SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco woman who allegedly walked away from her baby boy after giving birth to him on a street corner was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and neglect, police said. Nadine Matthews gave birth on the sidewalk Sunday night, then walked away pretending that it never happened, said SFPD Capt. Al Casciato. A security guard called 911 after seeing the woman give birth on 5th and Stevenson streets. When an ambulance arrived, a 5-pound, 12-ounce baby boy was found alive and kicking, but his mother was nowhere to be found,...

    03/18/2007 6:06:56 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 59 replies · 1,212+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 18, 2007 | DAVE HOEKSTRA Staff Reporter
    SAN FRANCISCO -- You could be anything you wanted to be in the Beat movement. This year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, in which he wrote how he stayed in San Francisco for a week and had the "beatest" time of his life. San Francisco is still a good place for that. The Beat Museum opened last fall in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. It honors the Beat creed of tolerance, inclusiveness and having the be-all to follow your dreams. That's how remnants of the Sputnik I satellite landed last...
  • Supervisors sink bid for USS Iowa (SF disrespects Navy, no surprise)

    07/15/2005 11:50:30 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 57 replies · 2,348+ views
    SF Examiner ^ | July 13, 2005 | Jo Stanley
    A decade-long project spearheaded by veterans and naval enthusiasts to bring the battleship USS Iowa to San Francisco's waterfront failed to gain the support of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. After a wrenching debate, supervisors voted 8-3 to reject a resolution urging congressional leaders to fight to bring the 48,000-pound vessel here, citing concerns such as possible costs incurred for maintaining and housing the World War II battleship; the disinclination of taxpayers to support a military monument; and the ongoing discrimination against gay Americans by the armed services. Supporters, including the Historic Ships at Memorial Square, a nonprofit, and...
  • North Korea capable of firing nuclear-armed missile at US: US official

    04/28/2005 5:52:18 PM PDT · by Asphalt · 44 replies · 1,004+ views
    North Korea has the capability of mounting a nuclear warhead on its missiles that could hit the United States, a senior US defense official said. Vice Admiral Lowell Jacoby, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, gave the assessment during a Congressional hearing. Asked by Senator Hillary Clinton whether North Korea had the ability to arm a missile with a nuclear device, Jacoby said: "The assessment is that they have the capability to do that, yes, ma'am." He said that North Korea also had the ability to deploy a two-stage intercontinental missile that could successfully hit US territory. "Assessed to...
  • Dueling protests in S.F. over abortion (Chron writes of "pro-choice", but not "pro-life")

    01/23/2005 8:21:28 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 9 replies · 527+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Jan 22 05 | SF Chronicle
    ...In dueling marches, about 6,000 antiabortion activists in the Walk for Life West Coast were jeered and harangued by about 3,000 advocates for abortion rights, some waving wire hangers, a symbol of the unsafe procedures women feared before abortion was legal. Walk for Life organizers Dolores Meehan and Eva Muntean said they knew holding an anti-abortion rally in the liberal bastion of San Francisco would spark outrage. But doing so would draw the greatest exposure, Meehan said. ...[snip] Two people with the pro-choice group were arrested for assault on a police officer, said police Capt. Denis O'Leary, who estimated the...

    06/09/2004 8:09:07 PM PDT · by SerpentDove · 219 replies · 5,963+ views
    SerpentDove ^ | 6/9/04 | SerpentDove
    Greetings, FReepers!SerpentDove here. I will intersperse photos along with my report. Last night, June 8, 2004, Dallas FReepers had the distinct honor of meeting and dining with the Big Enchilada, Jim Robinson! We met at Cozymel’s Mexican Restaurant in Plano. For those of you who have never met Jim in person, he is everything you would expect and more. Lightning shoots from his eyes and fingertips, and he went around all night telling everyone to “knock it off.” :-))) No, in actuality, Jim is a kind-faced man with smiling eyes, a gentle demeanor, and a sincere laugh. It...
  • Calif. Lesbian Mom Has No Parental Rights

    05/12/2004 11:13:48 AM PDT · by hattend · 19 replies · 327+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | Wed May 12, 8:30 AM ET | DAVID KRAVETS
    SAN FRANCISCO - A woman has no parental rights over the twins she was raising with her lesbian partner — even though she is the children's genetic mother, an appeals court ruled. Upholding a lower court ruling, the 1st District Court of Appeal decided only the woman's partner — who gave birth to the twins after artificial insemination with eggs provided by her lover — has full parental rights. The court said though the genetic mother was a loving, at-home parent, "functioning as a parent does not bestow legal status as a parent." "An adoption decree would provide objective, formalized...
  • Supreme Court's Boy Scout action reverberates in Bay Area

    03/09/2004 2:52:09 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 27 replies · 165+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2004 | Bob Egelko
    <p>Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, March 9, 2004 In a case that could spell bad news for a Boy Scouts affiliate seeking a rent subsidy at the Berkeley Marina, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Connecticut to exclude the Scouts from a state employee charity campaign because of the youth organization's anti-gay policy.</p>
  • Plane crash kills 2 near Frisco (Texas)

    07/08/2003 4:11:55 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 12 replies · 485+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | July 8, 2003 | By JENNIFER EMILY and TIM WYATT / The Dallas Morning News
    Plane crash kills 2 near Frisco07/08/2003By JENNIFER EMILY and TIM WYATT / The Dallas Morning News An instructor pilot and a student died Tuesday after a single-engine Cessna crashed Tuesday near Frisco, officials said. A Federal Aviation Administration official said air traffic controllers received a mayday from the pilot shortly before the small plane crashed around 11:45 a.m. Vernon Bryant / DMNNational Transportation Safety Board officials investigate the crash Tuesday of a single-engine Cessna in Frisco. The crash killed the two people on board. The pilot told air traffic controllers the plane hit a bird, said John Clabes, FAA...
  • You know you are in San Francisco when... (title-says-it-all alert

    06/10/2003 12:47:08 AM PDT · by El Conservador · 11 replies · 219+ views forums ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    You know you are in San Francisco when... Your co-worker tells you they have eight body piercings - and none are visible. When someone says "tenderloin" - you don't think steak. You think danger. You make well over $100,000 and you still can't find a nice place to live. You think anyone who drives a car to work is decadent. You keep a list of companies to boycott. Your plumber is gay and your barber/beautitian is straight. You would never dream of crossing a picket line. You take the bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation...
  • Work begins on Bush Turnpike extension - North Dallas traffic should catch a break

    01/31/2003 11:22:55 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 4 replies · 417+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 31, 2003 | By BRAD HAWKINS / WFAA-TV
    Work begins on Bush Turnpike extension 01/31/2003 By BRAD HAWKINS / WFAA-TV FARMERS BRANCH - Crews will break ground Friday on the missing link of the President George Bush Turnpike. The future 5.2 mile stretch of highway will extend from Interstate 635 in Irving to Interstate 35E in Carrollton. When complete, that segment will create a turnpike link from Garland to D/FW Airport. The $428 million addition is a little behind schedule, according to the lead engineer on the project, but will open in three years. Also Online Map, timetable and facts Video: Brad Hawkins reports "This was a...