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  • In San Francisco, any reasonable brakes on sanctuary for illegals are bullied down

    07/20/2018 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2018 | Monica Showalter
    To get a whiff of how bad things are in San Francisco – not in its aromatic streets, but in its sanctuary city status – consider two cases both going on around the issue of reasonable modifications toward the city's extremist succor for illegal aliens. First, Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of the city who's now the frontrunner for the California governor's job. The Sacramento Bee has the goods: As mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom in 2008 spearheaded a citywide policy requiring law enforcement officers to report juvenile undocumented immigrants [sic] to Immigration and Customs Enforcement when charged with...
  • Illegal aliens register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/18/2018 3:36:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    The San Francisco Bee ^ | 18 July 2018 | Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”
  • Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/19/2018 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Updated July 18, 2018 03:48 PM | By Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?” “We want to give immigrants the right to vote,” Norman...
  • Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama, who is the real traitor

    07/18/2018 12:00:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-17-18 | DrJohn
    The liberal media outrage over the last 24 hours is impressive. Predictable and stupid, but impressive. Donald Trump has been far tougher on Russia than obama ever was. Obama was a push over for Russia: Barack Obama sold out our Eastern European allies on missile defense. He slow-walked aid to Ukraine and did little more than shrug when Crimea was annexed. He said “never mind” on his own “red line” in Syria and turned a blind eye to Putin’s intervention there, in large part because of his obsessions with getting the Iran deal. The Russian meddling in our elections started...
  • San Frnacisco Crime, Squalor Scares Away $40 Million Medical Convention

    07/16/2018 4:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
  • San Francisco to vote on new tax on big businesses to help homeless

    07/17/2018 7:09:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Justin Wise
    San Francisco residents will vote this November on whether the city should increase taxes on large businesses to pay for the homeless and housing services, according to the Associated Press. The news outlet reported that the city elections department verified on Monday that supporters of the measure had collected the required amount of signatures to place it on the ballot. If passed, the measure would raise more than $300 million annually for housing and shelter beds for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. Up to half of the money would go towards permanent housing, and about...
  • SF Mayor: 'There's More Feces ... Than I've Ever Seen'

    07/16/2018 6:09:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 117 replies
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to "clean up after themselves." "I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood," Breed told the Investigative...
  • Bring out your dead: San Francisco's Impending Cholera Epidemic

    07/16/2018 8:59:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/2018 | J.R. Dunn
    Years ago, Tom Wolfe published a funny piece dealing with the reappearance during the Summer of Love of diseases never seen in the modern epoch. Wolfe's overall term for these disorders was, if I recall correctly, "The Crud." Doctors were unfamiliar with these conditions and in some cases uncertain as to how to treat them. Some of those children of nature ended up with chronic disorders. This served as a life lesson for the counterculture, most of whom resumed bathing. But now, fifty years later, we – at least those of us in California – are about to receive another...
  • SF Mayor says her city is drowning in poop: ‘there's more feces … than I've ever seen’

    07/15/2018 7:11:25 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 140 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 15, 2018 | Andrew Kerr
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday. Breed, a Democrat who was inaugurated as the San Francisco’s mayor Wednesday, urged homeless advocacy groups that receive money from the city to teach homeless people to “clean up after themselves.” “There is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed told KNTV. “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”
  • The SF DMV is somehow the worst it's ever been, visitors say

    07/15/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2018 | Filipa Ioannou
    It's a basic truism that a trip to the DMV is usually an exercise in punishing frustration not unlike the outermost circles of hell in Dante's Inferno, a "house of suffering" where "no thing gleams" and the air is filled with sighs of despair.
  • This time around, London Breed becomes SF mayor and gets to keep the job

    07/11/2018 9:56:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 7/11/18 | Dominic Fracassa
    Civic Center Plaza is set to be filled with thousands of onlookers Wednesday morning as London Breed is sworn in as San Francisco’s 45th mayor. After reciting the oath of office, which will be administered by former mayor and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Breed is expected to deliver a speech intended to hearten a city that is in some ways still emerging from the death of Ed Lee in December. She will take the helm of San Francisco at a crucial juncture, one in which the city is grappling with a protracted homelessness crisis, trash-strewn streets, a severe housing shortage...
  • ...San Francisco Woman Killed by Stray Bullet While Celebrating Wedding Anniversary in Mexico

    07/11/2018 5:59:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | July 10, 2018
    Tatiana Mirutenko and her husband, James Hoover, were at a taqueria on Saturday with two friends in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of the capital when the gunmen opened fire on a bouncer inside the establishment, according to a statement from the Mexico City attorney general's office. ... Hoover and Mirutenko were celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary with three other couples and were trying to dine at as many Michelin-star restaurants as possible, reported CNN affiliate WLS in Chicago, where the woman's family lives. Mirutenko, a Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, native, attended Clemson University, where she played Division I volleyball, and she...
  • San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

    07/09/2018 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8,2018 | KAROL MARKOWICZ
    At CityLab, Gabriel Metcalf wrote that he specifically moved to San Francisco for its progressive policies but that those policies have caused a housing shortage of epic proportions. “San Francisco progressives chose to stick with their familiar stance of opposing new development, positioning themselves as defenders of the city’s physical character,” he wrote. And: “Over the years, these anti-development sentiments were translated into restrictive zoning, the most cumbersome planning and building approval process in the country, and all kinds of laws and rules that make it uniquely difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to add housing in San Francisco.” Likewise, New York’s...
  • San Francisco Logs Over 16,000 Feces Complaints in One Week

    07/05/2018 8:27:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 58 replies ^ | 7/4/2018 | Dan Lyman
    A website and related app that allows local residents to request maintenance or non-emergency services from the city has received 16,015 complaints with the keyword ‘feces’ in the last week at the time of this writing, and many pertain to human waste in public places. Additionally, words and phrases synonymous with ‘feces’ are found in thousands more grievances. Many of the complaints also connect the fecal matter to vagrants and homeless encampments - a sight all too common now across California. Users can geotag the location in question, and also provide photos to support their claim. “Homeless encampment is blocking...
  • Big Convention Pulls Out Of San Francisco, Citing Unsafe Streets

    07/03/2018 9:23:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 37 replies ^ | July 2, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Tourists are turning away from the City by the Bay, while a huge medical convention has cancelled plans to meet in San Francisco, saying its members don’t feel safe on the streets. Locals may feel comfortable, but visitors are often shocked when the reality of San Francisco’s streets is a far cry from its postcard image. Tourists once took home memories of famed cable cars. These days, too often it is of the image of someone begging, or dancing in circles, or just wandering around the streets intoxicated or mentally ill. “You can smell it,”...
  • Chicago-based medical association cancels San Francisco convention

    07/02/2018 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 47 replies
    KGO-TV news San Francisco ^ | July 2, 2018 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The homeless encampments and drug addicts have become more visible to tourists, at times overshadowing the many landmarks that make San Francisco unique. Groups that hold their conventions here continue to take notice. "And it's not just groups but also a lot of individual travelers. We hear a lot from individual travelers that have come here and have had negative experiences on the streets and say they don't want to come back to San Francisco, said Joe D'Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association.
  • San Franciscans complain of stench from 20 pounds of feces on sidewalk (View With Caution)

    07/02/2018 5:39:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jul 02 2018 | Lisa Fernandez
    The Department of Public Works in San Francisco received no less than four 311 alerts about a “big bag of poo” at the corner of Polk and Cedar streets over the weekend. By Monday, the agency had closed the cases, indicating the feces had been removed. A records search of city’s non-emergency 311 site showed people complaining about it. There’s a “strong smell of feces,” someone wrote to the agency, “there must be a tone of it somewhere nearby.” The complaints abounded also on Reddit, as one user took a photo of what appeared to be “20 pounds of poop”...
  • '20 pounds of human waste' dropped on San Francisco street corner

    07/02/2018 5:37:11 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    SF Gate ^ | July 2, 2018 | Amy Graff
    A foul odor permeated from a massive bag of human excrement sludge left on a street corner in San Francisco's Tenderloin district Saturday. The horrendous smell and sight quickly gained notoriety when a Reddit user posted a screen shot of a report made to San Francisco's Citizen app for identifying crimes. "Twenty pounds of feces dumped onto sidewalk," the report called out. Nancy Alfaro, a spokesperson for 311, says three reports of the human waste at the corner of Cedar and Polk were made to the city's customer service number and app on Saturday. "The customers did report a large...
  • SF’s appalling street life repels residents — now it’s driven away a convention

    07/02/2018 3:02:19 PM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 53 replies
    In a move that is alarming San Francisco’s biggest industry, a major medical association is pulling its annual convention out of the city — saying its members no longer feel safe. “It’s the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980s,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of S.F. Travel, the city’s convention bureau.
  • Families earning $117,000 now qualify as "low income" in California's Bay Area

    07/01/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | 07/01/2018 | Mark Strassman
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A report out this week from the Department of Housing and Urban Development finds the median price for a single-family home in the Bay Area is now $935,000. A family earning $117,000 now qualifies as "low income" in the region. CBS News went to see California's red-hot housing market with realtor Larry Gallegos. He showed us a house you would think he couldn't give away. But Gallegos says the home, complete with leaks in the roof, sold for $1.23 million. The buyer beat out six competing offers, all above the asking price. "It's a little mind-blowing, but...