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  • DC Circuit Won't Force IRS to Release Trump's Tax Returns

    12/18/2018 8:14:54 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    law.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Nate Robson
    "Confidentiality protections extend to the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike," the D.C. Circuit said in a ruling Tuesday that upheld the dismissal of a suit seeking Trump's tax records. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling dismissing an attempt to overcome IRS privacy rules to acquire President Donald Trump’s tax returns through a public-records lawsuit. The Electronic Privacy Information Center attempted to use a Freedom of Information Act request to get the president’s tax returns, which he has withheld citing a pending Internal Revenue Service audit. Legal experts contend nothing prohibits the...
  • Thousands Of Teachers March In Downtown Los Angeles As Strike Looms

    12/16/2018 4:47:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    See BS local ^ | 12/15/18
    (CBSLA/AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union estimates 50,000 were there. The crowd had relief from overcrowding at the top of their wish list. **SNIP** UTLA teachers and supporters wore red for unity. They are seeing red over LAUSD’s reluctance to part with more green. “I want to see investment in the schools and in the kids,” said LAUSD parent Carmen Montecito. UTLA says if LAUSD would just tap in to its almost $2...
  • SF to developer who tore down landmark house: Rebuild it exactly as it was

    12/15/2018 3:28:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 58 replies
    sfchronicle ^ | December 15, 2018 | J.K. Dineen
    A property owner who illegally demolished a 1936 Twin Peaks house designed by a renowned modernist must rebuild an exact replica of the home rather than the much larger structure the property owner had proposed replacing it with, the City Planning Commission ruled this week. In a unanimous 5-0 vote late Thursday night, the commission also ordered that the property owner — Ross Johnston, through his 49 Hopkins LLC — include a sidewalk plaque telling the story of the original house designed by architect Richard Neutra, the demolition and the replica. The commission directive, unprecedented in San Francisco, comes more...
  • Making suspects sit on ground is ‘demeaning,’ San Francisco police chief says: report

    12/13/2018 9:01:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/18 | Calicchio
    Police officers in San Francisco may no longer demand that suspects – whether handcuffed or not – sit on the ground or sidewalk at a crime scene, the city’s police chief writes in a department memo. The practice is viewed as “demeaning” to suspects, city police Chief William Scott has determined, according to the Bay Area’s FOX 2. The change is “aligned with 21st century policing, our department values and our commitment to providing safety with respect to everyone whom our officers encounter,” a police department spokesman told FOX 2. “In order to carry out duties respectfully and professionally, sitting...
  • Final Defendant in Deadly 2014 Attack on USC Student Found Guilty of Murder

    12/12/2018 9:55:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    The other three suspects — Andrew Garcia, Alejandra Guerrero and Jonathan Del Carmen — have all been convicted in the deadly attack... According to prosecutors, 24-year-old USC engineering student Xinran Ji was walking home from a study group around 1 a.m. on July 24, 2014 when he was attacked by four assailants, including Ochoa. They beat Ji with a metal baseball bat and wrench in a robbery attempt gone awry, according to prosecutors, leaving the 24-year-old to escape to his apartment near campus. Ochoa is accused of hitting the victim with a bat and then running away... Ji left behind...
  • Spotify Gives Up San Francisco Headquarters (And Tax Breaks) Over Safety Concerns

    12/12/2018 9:13:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2018 | John Sexton
    Spotify, the streaming music company, left its San Francisco headquarters in the Mid-Market area over concerns about the safety of its employees. The departure means the company will no longer be eligible for special tax breaks given to a number of tech companies who moved into the area including Twitter. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The Swedish tech company leased three floors of office space in a 1922 building at 988 Market St. that includes the Warfield theater concert venue. It was a “perfect fit” for the music-focused company, Spotify said at the time.But in the past month, the...
  • More than 130 arrested at Pelosi's Capitol Hill office amid environmental-activist demonstration

    12/11/2018 5:54:15 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/18 | Frank Miles
    U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News 138 people were arrested Monday during demonstrations by Green New Deal supporters at the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. “Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 138 individuals for unlawfully demonstrating in the Cannon and Longworth House Office Buildings. All were charged with D.C. Code §22-1307, Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” Eva Malecki, communications director of the United States Capitol Police, said.
  • DA Gascón carried guns on planes, then whistle-blower was fired, suit says

    12/09/2018 1:06:00 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    A former senior investigator says he was fired for blowing the whistle on his boss, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who he alleged carried a gun while flying — in violation of federal law.
  • Kamala Harris, taking 'I don't recall' to new heights

    12/07/2018 9:32:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    MeToo loudmouth and Bay Area Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris of California has gotten herself into yet another scrap, this one claiming she knew nothing about a $400,000 payoff for a sexual harassment case brought on by one of her top staffers. How very ironic, given how she stuck it to spotless Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sex harassment phony claims during his confirmation hearings and tried to make herself the figurehead for being sterling tough against sex harassment. The hypocrisy is thick. According to Fox News : A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned...
  • #MeToo 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris Claims Ignorance Over Long-time Employee Sex Abuse Case

    12/07/2018 10:56:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Katy Grimes
    It is evident that Kamala Harris and Larry Wallace have closely intertwined careers It is no secret that U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has her eye on a run for the Presidency in 2020. Yet Larry Wallace, a senior staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) reportedly resigned on Wednesday over the discovery he was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit and $400,000 payout to the victim while working for then California Attorney General Kamala Harris. And Kamala Harris claims to know nothing of this. Sen. Harris’s spokeswoman claims Harris has no knowledge of allegations of sexual harassment against her top aid—a...
  • Kamala Harris aide resigns over harassment settlement

    12/05/2018 9:02:30 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/18 | John Bowden
    An aide to California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) resigned Wednesday after his involvement in a settled harassment case was uncovered by a local newspaper. The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday that Harris's office confirmed the resignation of Larry Wallace, the senator's senior adviser, after the Bee contacted Harris's office with questions related to Wallace's conduct at California's state Department of Justice. According to a lawsuit uncovered by the newspaper, Wallace was named in a 2016 harassment case that was settled last year after a woman who previously worked as his executive assistant said that the former state official "harassed and demeaned"...
  • DEMOCRATS HIGHLIGHT KAMALA HARRIS’S RACE AS HER REMOVAL FROM THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE APPEARS

    11/26/2018 7:27:49 PM PST · by bitt · 136 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/2018 | Molly Prince
    Liberals are preparing for Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’s possible expulsion from the Senate Judiciary Committee by highlighting she is a black woman. In the event that Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wins the Mississippi runoff election on Nov. 27, the makeup of the Senate Judiciary Committee will shift in favor of the GOP, with a seat currently held by a Democrat flipping red. Consequently, Harris, the most junior Democratic member of the committee, will likely be squeezed out. “Not only would it be unconscionable to remove the only African American woman from the committee, but Senator Harris also is the most...
  • Kamala Harris may be booted from Senate Judiciary Committee

    11/26/2018 2:13:34 PM PST · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    biz pac ^ | November 26, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Democrat Kamala Harris could be kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Republicans consider reducing the size of the 21-member committee ahead of the transition to the new Congress. Harris could be booted because the first-term senator is the Senate Judiciary Committee’s most junior member, Fox News reported. Predictably, Harris is fighting the move because it provides a high-profile stage for her showboating antics ahead of her rumored 2020 presidential run. Democrats are negotiating with Republicans to keep the committee at 21 members, or are trying to convince a more-senior Democrat to step down so Harris could take their...
  • Democrat Kamala Harris could lose seat on Senate Judiciary Committee, report says

    11/25/2018 11:53:52 PM PST · by LoicW · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/26/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Reducing the size of the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly among the actions being considered by Senate Republicans as they prepare for the next Congress. If that happens, Sen. Kamala Harris of California -- a high-profile Democrat who is considered a possible candidate for her party’s 2020 presidential nomination -- could be left off the panel, according to a report.
  • SF crime epidemic: ‘Porch pirates’ swiping packages from doorsteps

    12/06/2018 4:48:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2018 | Heather Knight
    Everybody knows San Francisco is the city with glittering streets — well, glittering because of all the puddles of shattered glass from car break-ins. But there’s another pervasive property crime here that doesn’t get as much attention because there’s no evidence left behind. It’s called “porch piracy,” and it’s the swiping of packages off people’s front steps. All that’s left is an empty doorstep and the resident’s frustration.
  • “Ballot Harvesting” Added Over 250,000 Votes in Orange County – Flipping Four Seats Blue

    12/03/2018 1:33:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 157 replies
    GATEWAY P ^ | Dec 2 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Very few people took notice when far left Governor Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. As a result, California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle. Ballot harvesting is illegal in most states. In Texas, New York and Pennsylvania they arrest people for ballot harvesting. Orange County, traditionally a conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found hundreds of thousands of votes post election day. Republicans such as Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Young Kim were all ahead election night only to lose their races after late...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris nears decision on 2020 presidential bid

    12/02/2018 1:16:12 PM PST · by Drew68 · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/01/18 | Genie Gratto
    Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California announced on Saturday that she will make a decision about whether she will launch a presidential bid in 2020 by the end of this year. “It’s a very serious decision,” Harris told “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski during an onstage conversation at the Know Your Value conference in San Francisco. “Over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.” Harris, whose husband joined her in the audience, said she is keenly aware of the challenges a barrier-breaking campaign will entail. “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris said. “When you...
  • Longtime San Francisco Radio Host Ray Taliaferro Still Missing

    11/26/2018 1:13:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    KRON4 ^ | Nov 25, 2018 | Michelle Kingston
    Long-time Bay Area journalist and radio host, Ray Taliaferro, is still missing. The 79-year-old was reported missing in Paducah, Kentucky where he was last seen on Nov. 10. Taliaferro is said to have met with his manager at a pizza restaurant in Paducah earlier that day. He's a man many people listened to on KGO Radio in the Bay Area for many years. Friends said Taliaferro was also the president of the Arts Commission, Leukemia Society, and the San Francisco NAACP chapter. "Millions of people spent the night with Ray Taliaferro Monday through Friday 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.," said...
  • 9 Charged in 'Large-Scale Voter Fraud Scheme'

    11/24/2018 7:34:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    According to a press release sent out by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, nine individuals have been charged "with a dozen felony counts for allegedly offering money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms." "The defendants are accused of engaging in the solicitation of hundreds of false and/or forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms by allegedly offering homeless people $1 and/or cigarettes for their participation, prosecutors said. The alleged offenses occurred during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles," the release...
  • Nancy Pelosi: It's Time For Democrats to Unite...Over ME!

    11/24/2018 6:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    It's no secret that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) is facing a challenging bid for her former post as Speak of the House. The icing on the cake though? She thinks that it's time for her Democratic colleagues to come together and unite over her potential speakership.On Friday, Pelosi sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues, urging them to "support the nominee of our Caucus for Speaker on the Floor of the House." The Democratic Party's rules require members to vote for whoever the nominee is.Here's a copy of the letter (emphasis mine): November 23, 2018Dear Democratic Colleague and...