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  • Dominican sisters walk out of class over LGBT Day of Silence

    04/27/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 23, 2015 | Catherine Harmon
    “We went home because the Catholic school and faith that we love was being compromised.” Image via Wikipedia Five Dominican sisters who teach at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California walked out of class on Friday of last week when it became evident that some students at the school were participating in a national “Day of Silence” for LGBT youth. “We went home on Friday because what happened was inappropriate,” the sisters explained in an email sent to Marin Catholic students over the weekend. “We went home because we were made to feel uncomfortable and used for another’s agenda. We went home because...
  • City of San Fran. tells archbishop his school reform is discriminatory: considering legal action

    03/09/2015 1:24:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 9, 2015
    URGENT: Sign a petition to support San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone!SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors says the archbishop’s effort to ensure the city’s Catholic schools uphold their faith is discriminatory, and one member of the board says the city is considering legal action.At the same time, a reported 80 percent of teachers in the archdiocese’s four Catholic high schools have sent a petition to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that accuses him of fostering “mistrust and fear.”“We believe the recently proposed handbook language is harmful to our community and creates an atmosphere of mistrust and fear,”...
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • Photos of Asiana Flight 214 removal (Bandwidth warning)

    07/31/2013 9:56:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Here are some really good photos of the crashed Boeing 777 known as Asiana Flight 214.These include pics of the interior, exterior, landing gear, engines, and removal and loading process.
  • Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco

    07/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 39 replies
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal aviation officials have advised all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual reckoning and cockpit instruments when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly Asiana Airlines crash.</p>
  • Asiana Pilot Says a Flash of Light Blinded Him Just Before Landing

    07/10/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT · by knak · 80 replies
    KQED ^ | 7/10/2013 | Katrina Schwartz
    The flying pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 told National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials that he was "blinded" temporarily by a flash of light at 500 feet, or 34 seconds before impact -- about the same time the pilots realized they were flying too low and going too slow. The NTSB doesn't know what caused the flash, and is continuing to investigate. At Wednesday's NTSB briefing, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman released information from the board's investigation. She detailed who was on the crew, the communications between air traffic control and the Asiana pilots, and the plane's evacuation. Evacuation delayed...
  • Sum Ting Wong: Local news channel reporting on Asiana crash gets punkd hard [video]

    07/12/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/12/2013 | Patrick1
    I don't care who you are, that's funny! Larry The Cable Guy.
  • Video shows plane's moment of impact

    07/07/2013 1:49:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    cnn ^ | July 7, 2012 | Fred Hayes
    Sarah Barracuda posted this link to another thread. Asked that someone post a thread
  • Crew to speak about Asiana crash in San Francisco

    07/10/2013 2:43:32 PM PDT · by oxcart · 5 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Flight attendants from the Asiana Airlines flight that crashed over the weekend are expected to speak about the ordeal. A news conference has been scheduled at San Francisco International Airport for Wednesday afternoon. At least one crew member already has spoken to reporters.
  • Flight attendant sensed plane was in trouble, 'felt a bang'

    07/08/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 18 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | Jack Chang and Youkyung Lee, Associated Press
    The evacuation of Asiana flight 214 began badly. Even before the mangled jetliner began filling with smoke, two evacuation slides on the doors inflated inside the cabin instead of outside, pinning two flight attendants to the floor. Cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye, apparently the last person to leave the burning plane, said crew members deflated the slides with axes to rescue their colleagues, one of whom seemed to be choking beneath the weight of a slide. It was just one of the moments of drama described Sunday by Lee of a remarkable evacuation that saved 305 of the 307 people on...
  • Pilot was attempting his first Boeing 777 landing at San Francisco airport, airline says

    07/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-8-2013 | FoxNews
    Asiana Airlines said Monday that the pilot in control of the Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco Saturday had little experience flying that type of plane and was landing one for the first time at that airport. Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin told the Associated Press Monday that Lee Gang-guk was trying to get used to the 777 during Saturday's crash landing. She says the pilot had nearly 10,000 hours flying other planes, including the Boeing 747, but had only 43 hours on the 777. Hyomin told Reuters that co-pilot Lee Jeong-min has 3,220 hours of flying experience with the...
  • Asiana says pilot of crashed plane was in training

    07/07/2013 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 7, 2013 | by Hyunjoo Jin
    Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Saturday was training for the long-range plane and that it was his first flight to the airport with the jet. "It was Lee Kang-kook's maiden flight to the airport with the jet... He was in training. Even a veteran gets training (for a new jet)," a spokeswoman for Asiana Airlines said on Monday. "He has a lot of experience and previously flown to San Francisco on different planes including the B747... and he was assisted by another pilot who has...
  • Official probes if rescuers ran over San Francisco plane crash victim. (1 of the fatalities)

    07/07/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT · by Drago · 31 replies
    ABC 30, Fresno ^ | 07/07/2013 | ABC30/AP
    "...Investigators also said they were looking into the possibility that rescue crews ran over one of the two teenagers killed in the crash on Saturday. Officials released the details without explaining why the pilots were flying so slow - or why rescue officials didn't see the girl..."
  • Official: Asiana flight tried to abort landing

    07/07/2013 3:48:25 PM PDT · by oxcart · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/07/13 | JASON DEAREN and JOAN LOWY
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal safety official said Sunday the cockpit voice recorder from Asiana Flight 214 showed the jetliner received a warning that it could stall because it was flying too slowly and tried to increase its speed before it crashed. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a news conference Sunday the recorder also showed the Boeing 777's crew called to abort the landing about 1.5 seconds before impact. National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman said at a briefing on the crash of the Boeing 777 said the plane was traveling at speeds well...
  • Plane crashes at San Francisco airport --Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul

    07/06/2013 4:31:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 53 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Last Modified: 06 Jul 2013 23:03 | Source: Al Jazeera and agencies
    A photo shared on Twitter by one of the passengers [Twitter / @Eunner ] An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport, US federal aviation officials have said.According to the Reuters news agency there were two fatalities in the crash, as well as an unknown number of injuries.Al Jazeera's Matt McFetridge, reporting from San Francisco, said that local radio was also reporting the fatalities."We've got reports of at least 16 passengers at two very good hospitals in San Francisco," our correspondent said."We have not heard official confirmation of the two fatalities."What...
  • Terrible death of two Chinese schoolgirls, 16, whose bodies were found on runway

    07/07/2013 7:49:00 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Terrible death of two Chinese schoolgirls, 16, whose bodies were found on runway after Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco airport The two victims who perished as an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed and burst into flames as it came to land at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday morning have been identified as Chinese schoolgirls who were on a class trip. The bodies of Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, were found on the runway after the tail of the plane, which was flying from Seoul in South Korea with 307 people on board, was ripped off as...
  • Airport landing system off when plane crashed in San Francisco

    07/07/2013 8:11:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 166 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 07, 2013 | Peter Henderson and Dan Levine
    A navigation system that helps pilots make safe descents was turned off at San Francisco airport on Saturday when a South Korean airliner crashed and burned after undershooting the runway ... The system, called Glide Path, is meant to help planes land in bad weather. It was clear and sunny, with light winds, when Asiana ... San Francisco International has turned off the system for nearly the entire summer on the runway where the Asiana flight crashed, according to a notice from the airport on the Federal Aviation Administration's Web site
  • Audio: ATC scrambles for San Francisco Asiana B777 crash (How it sounded to air traffic control)

    07/06/2013 9:21:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    airtrafficmanagement.net ^ | 7-6-2013 | Aimee Turner
    LiveATC.net has captured the final approach of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea was on a direct flight and was landing on to runway 28L when it crashed at 11.36am. [photo] San Francisco Fire Department officials are reported to have confirmed fatalities in the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crash. Local news media KTVU has reported that two passengers were killed and 61 injured. [photo] Flightglobal.com reports that the 2006-registered aircraft HL7742 had accumulated 35,700h on 5,185 cycles at 31 March. The 777-200ER, one of 12 in the Asiana fleet, was powered by the Pratt & Whitney...
  • Korean Passenger Plane Crashes At SFO; 2 Dead, 181 Hospitalized

    07/06/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies
    cbslocal ^ | July 6, 2013 6:00 PM
    Emergency crews surround an Asiana Airlines passenger jet after it crashed and burned at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013, (CBS) Emergency crews surround an Asiana Airlines passenger jet after it crashed and burned at San Francisco International Airport, July 6, 2013, (CBS) Filed underLocal, News, Syndicated Local Related tagsCrash, San Francisco International Airport, SFO SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/KPIX 5) An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed and burned upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two people and hospitalizing 181 others.The deadly crash happened around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on runway 28 behind Terminal 2 the...
  • South Korean passenger jet crashes at SFO

    07/06/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 78 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/6/13 | Will Kane and John Wildermuth
    A Boeing 777 passenger jetliner bound from Seoul, South Korea, crashed and caught fire while landing at San Francisco International Airport at about 11:30 Saturday. The plane, Asiana Flight 214, came to rest on the side of the runway. The airport remains closed to all traffic and emergency teams are on the scene.
  • 777 Crash at SFO (San Francisco)

    07/06/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 856 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 6, 2013
    Currently just Tweets and locals talking about this, nothing on news sites yet. Lots of stuff in the Twitter feed, including links to uploaded videos of the smoking mess.
  • Matier & Ross: Airports garage now Muslim house of worship

    06/09/2013 11:03:05 AM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Jun 09 2013 at 4:02 am | Matier and Ross
    Heres a sign of the changing times Muslim cabbies now have their very own place at San Francisco International Airport to wash their hands and feet before they pray. Under Islamic law, Muslims are required to pray five times a day a ritual that also calls for a ceremonial cleansing. For many cab drivers, thats meant either lugging bottled water around or using one of the bathrooms inside the terminal to wash a practice not always welcomed by airport passengers. So Royal Cab driver Hasan Khan, 52, a Pakistani immigrant, collected some 300 signatures from fellow cabbies,...
  • Campos wants Harvey Milk's name on SFO

    01/15/2013 5:59:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marisa Lagos
    A San Francisco supervisor wants to rename the city's airport in honor of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, a change supporters said would send a global message about the importance and struggles of gays and lesbians for equality. Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday that would place the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport as Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport before voters in November. To send the name change to voters, Campos needs the support of five other supervisors, and Monday he already had four co-sponsors.
  • San Francisco set to vote on ban on public nudity, except at gay pride events

    11/19/2012 2:50:18 PM PST · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2012 | BEN JOHNSON
    SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pendulum of the sexual revolution may be swinging slightly back toward sanity in San Francisco, as the city is set to vote on a new law that may bar public nudity – except at the city’s gay pride march and other events covered by permit. The ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener who oversees the city’s homosexual Castro District, would make it illegal for any adult and most children to “expose his or her genitals, perineum, or anal region” in public. The behavior of some naturalists at the district’s public plaza pushed...
  • Woman Flying To SFO Checks Luggage Containing Explosives

    05/01/2012 1:26:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 80 replies
    CBS SF ^ | 5/1/12 | CBS SF
    NEWARK, NJ (CBS SF) A New Jersey woman headed to San Francisco International Airport was briefly detained Tuesday after Transportation Security Administration screeners found explosive devices inside a suitcase she had checked for the flight, federal authorities told CBS San Francisco. TSA explosives experts said the womans luggage contained three small Claymore land mine casings, two of which were packed with shrapnel. .. ... TSA and local police confiscated the weapons, but allowed the woman identified only as a resident of Union, New Jersey to travel on a later flight to San Francisco.
  • Lucas empire strikes back in Calif. studio battle

    04/13/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 43 replies
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | updated 4/13/2012 12:18:35 AM ET | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO George Lucas' empire is striking back in its long-running battle to build a palatial film studio in the pastoral hills north of San Francisco. Lucasfilm Ltd., the force behind the Star Wars movies, shocked Marin County on Tuesday by announcing that it is abandoning the controversial Grady Ranch project, citing bitter opposition from neighbors and delays in the approval process. The company said it would build its new digital media production studio elsewhere and hopes to sell the historic farmland to a developer interested in constructing low-income housing.
  • Ex-L.A. prosecutor allegedly runs amok at SFO

    01/06/2011 3:23:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/6/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A former Los Angeles deputy city attorney has been charged with assaulting police with a pole after creating a scene at San Francisco International Airport in which she vandalized a coffee kiosk, authorities say. Angela West, 50, a Harvard Law School graduate, was seen by airport police officers smashing merchandise, milk containers and other food items with a 3-foot-long metal pole at a Peet's Coffee kiosk at SFO on Christmas Eve, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. When officers tried to speak to her, West "raged" at them and began swinging the pole, which she had taken from...
  • Pilot defends posting security videos on YouTube

    12/28/2010 9:31:01 AM PST · by MissTed · 137 replies · 64+ views
    AP ^ | 12/28/10 | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO A pilot who posted YouTube videos criticizing security at San Francisco International Airport says he's shocked at the national uproar they've created. Chris Liu told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that he wasn't aware so many people watch YouTube. He and his attorney, Don Werno, defended the footage as exposing a security lapse at the airport.
  • Big explosion near San Francisco Airport

    09/09/2010 7:00:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 737 replies · 1+ views
    It just happened. Not much info on it yet. **URGENT** KGO-TV: Reported "explosion" near San Francisco grows to 6-alarm fire. http://twitter.com/USABreakingNews
  • TV coverage smears republicans running for governor (CA)

    04/21/2010 12:15:03 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 17 replies · 481+ views
    KTVU (San Francisco Channel 2) ^ | April 20, 2010 | Randy Shandobil
    Just watched Randy Shandobil reporting for KCTU News (Channel 2 San Francisco Bay Area). The sneering report elevated Dem candidate Jerry Brown for using Dem party funds and smirked/sneered about the fact that the two republican candidates are spending their own money EVEN THOUGH THEY 'CLAIM' TO BE FISCAL CONSERVATIVES! The reporter emphasized this but I really don't get his point - using your own money means you aren't fiscally conservative?? That was the direction of the reporter's coverage - 'look at these hypocritical republicans!'. Here's an annoying excerpt (the channels' webpage has a transcript): "Political reporter Randy Shandobil pointed...
  • Confessionals Out, Pagan Art Gallery In (Catholic Caucus)

    01/11/2010 10:24:19 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 856+ views
    cmr ^ | January 11, 2010 | matthew archbold
    Oh boy. I don't even know where to start with this one. This story is just a microcosm of so much that's wrong with so many of our "Catholic" universities. The Jesuit run University of San Francisco has removed a number of confessionals and replaced them with a "pagan" art gallery. Yup. You read that right. And they say they're doing it as a "testament to St. Ignatius of Loyola." You know the St. Ignatius whose Exercises state:In consequence, having made a better Confession and being better disposed, one finds himself in condition and prepared to receive the Blessed Sacrament:...
  • Per FNC -Norad launched 2 fighter jets- Tyndall AFB, unruly passenger Muhammad Abu Tahir (#145)

    01/08/2010 1:25:46 PM PST · by STARWISE · 218 replies · 9,476+ views
    Neil Cavuto just read news crossing the wire. Two fighter jets were launched by NORAD from Tyndall AFB in FL due to an issue with an unruly passenger on an Air Tran flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. Hopefully, more follows soon. Plane has landed at Colorado Springs airport. A young man was taken into custody after the flight was diverted. The man was thought to be intoxicated and locked himself in the bathroom. The crew radioed the situation, and the fighters were launched. Everyone's safe on the flight .. the passenger is in custody.
  • NORAD launches F-16s in response to unruly passenger

    01/08/2010 1:22:03 PM PST · by xjcsa · 57 replies · 3,558+ views
    Fox News ^ | Neil Cavuto
    Airtran flight 39, Atlanta to San Francisco, unruly passenger on board. Fighters launched to escort plane, landed in Colorado Springs. Info per Neil Cavuto on Fox News; no link yet.
  • Bird Strikes Engine of SFO-bound Plane (Safe re-landing back in Denver)

    02/03/2009 8:32:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 769+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Tue, Feb 3, 2009
    A United Airlines flight headed from Denver to SFO was forced to turn around this afternoon when it hit a bird, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The story has just about everyone thinking about the Miracle on the Hudson from two weeks ago. This time the plane was able to land on the tarmac instead of a river. Flight No. 77 departed from Denver International Airport shortly after noon, but soon after takeoff a bird was sucked into one of the plane's two engines. The plane returned to the Denver airport and landed without incident, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor...
  • Proposition to legalize prostitution strikes chord in San Francisco

    10/22/2008 5:59:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 858+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | October 21, 2008
    There may be truth to the cliché "sex sells," but when it comes to the sale of sex, everyone pays. This is the central argument by both opponents and supporters of Proposition K, which would make San Francisco the first U.S. city to decriminalize prostitution.Many sex workers say there's a cost to their line of work that goes beyond dollars and cents: Routinely exposing themselves to dangerous, sometimes violent situations, prostitutes are unable to seek the protection of the law without simultaneously exposing themselves to prosecution."What a horrible thing it is that sex workers are sitting ducks," said Carol Leigh,...
  • 'Stone-for-stone' Porziuncola reproduction erected in San Francisco

    09/23/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 272+ views
    CNS ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dan Morris-Young
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A rock-for-rock, stone-for-stone, fresco-for-fresco replica of St. Francis of Assisi's tiny Porziuncola church near Assisi, Italy, now graces a building adjoining the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. A Sept. 27 dedication of the structure will cap a nearly 15-month construction effort that has pulled together the efforts of a team of international artists, stone masons, metalsmiths, muralists, tile experts and others -- including students earning their master's degree of fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for...
  • Breaking: Pelosi's home archdiocese republishes USCCB statement

    08/26/2008 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 162+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 26, 2008 | Thomas Peters
    Over at the news section of the San Francisco Archdiocese (Pelosi's home diocese), instead of a personal statement by Archbishop Niederauer, they've chosen to republish the USCCB press release from yesterday: "The Catholic Church is a Pro-Life Church."It's something. update: Rocco reports: "San Francisco church spokesman Maurice Healy told Whispers earlier today that Archbishop George Niederauer would publish his response to Pelosi in a Friday column for the archdiocesan weekly, Catholic San Francisco."
  • "Up to 18" could have joined UK suicide bomb plot

    04/03/2008 4:34:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies · 114+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2008
    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 18 suicide bombers may have planned to take part in an Islamist terrorist plot to blow up transatlantic airliners which could have killed more than 1,500 people, a London court heard on Thursday. Prosecutors said a gang of Britons planned to simultaneously explode passenger aircraft in mid-air between London's Heathrow airport and the United States and Canada. They were close to putting their scheme into action when they were arrested in August 2006, the court was told. "It is the prosecution case that these men and others were engaged in a deadly plan designed to...
  • City Calls Marines "Unwelcome Intruders"

    01/30/2008 7:20:46 PM PST · by LkRonkguy · 49 replies · 373+ views
    www.melaniemorgan.com ^ | 1/30/08 | LkRonkGuy
    City Calls Marines "Unwelcome Intruders" My friend Melanie Morgan has displayed on her website at www.melaniemorgan.com another outrage from the ungrateful gang at Berkeley. The Berkeley City Council voted to condemn the Marines on January 29th as part of a campaign by anti-war activists to shut down a U.S. Marine Recruiting Center located in Berkeley. Move America Forward has condemned this action, it is time to let the city council know exactly how we feel.
  • Will he take Communion? (San Francisco mayor to have family Mass for inauguration )

    01/09/2008 1:45:44 PM PST · by NYer · 48 replies · 86+ views
    Cal Catholic ^ | January 7, 2008
    Gavin Newsom, the divorced San Francisco mayor who provoked a constitutional crisis in 2004 by granting marriage licenses to 4,000 same-sex couples, has chosen the historic Mission Dolores Basilica for a family Mass on the occasion of his inauguration to a second term. Newsom and his family are scheduled to attend Mass at Mission Dolores tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 8, in what his press office is calling a low-key second inauguration. Following the Mass, his father, William Newsom, a retired state appellate judge, will administer the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. Given his record,...
  • Text of public apology from Abp. Niederauer

    10/12/2007 10:46:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 744+ views
    American Papist ^ | October 12, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    Column by Archbishop George H. Niederauer, to be published Oct. 19th in the Catholic San Francisco: A recent event that greatly concerns me needs some additional explanation -- and with it an apology. On Sunday, October 7, 2007, I celebrated Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Parish here in San Francisco, during my first visit there. The congregation was devout and the liturgy was celebrated with reverence. I noticed no demonstration, no protest, no disruption of the Eucharist. At Communion time, toward the end of the line, two strangely dressed persons came to receive Communion. As I recall one of...
  • Pelosi says Democrats must do more to stop the war

    10/09/2007 9:47:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 517+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/9/7 | Zachary Coile
    Washington -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, talking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the House vote to authorize the Iraq war, acknowledged Tuesday that the failure to end the war is hurting Democrats in Congress and lawmakers will have to take bolder action. The San Francisco Democrat, in a wide-ranging lunch discussion with reporters, said her party's successes in passing domestic legislation - such as raising the minimum wage and helping make college more affordable - were being overshadowed. "It is in fact true, though, that the war has eclipsed everything," she said. "While I'm very proud of...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Mayor blasts conservative critics, says S.F. supports military

    10/06/2007 8:44:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies · 1,610+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/6/7 | Susan Sward
    SAN FRANCISCO - -- Mayor Gavin Newsom, attending Fleet Week festivities on the Marina Green today, lashed out at conservative critics who mocked San Francisco's consideration of a measure to ban the flight of the Navy's Blue Angels over the city during this week's celebration. He cited that criticism and reports that the city turned down a U.S. Marine request to make a television recruitment commercial in the Financial District as examples of what he called exploitation by conservatives who don't "allow the facts to get in their way. "Shame on the extreme right," Newsom told The Chronicle. "I am...
  • What will he tell them? (Archbishop Niederauer to celebrate Mass at SF drag queen parish)

    10/03/2007 6:04:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 302+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | October 2, 2007
    Archbishop George Niederauer will preside and give the homily at the 10 a.m. Mass at Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 7 -- the same day the parish will have a booth at the homosexual Castro Street Fair. The archbishops visit comes just a week after the parish held a drag show to benefit AIDS victims, despite requests that the archdiocese cancel the event. Twelve famed drag queens. One pageant. BLOOD! read an advertisement for the unveiling of the 2008 Desperate Diva calendar, held Sept. 29 at Most Holy Redeemer. The parish is well known as...
  • After the Bomb

    06/13/2007 12:17:07 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 1,036+ views
    NYT ^ | June 12, 2007 | William J. Perry, Ashton B. Carter, Michael M. May
    THE probability of a nuclear weapon one day going off in an American city cannot be calculated, but it is larger than it was five years ago. Potential sources of bombs or the fissile materials to make them have proliferated in North Korea and Iran. Russia’s arsenal remains incompletely secured 15 years after the end of the Soviet Union. And Pakistan’s nuclear technology, already put on the market once by Abdul Qadeer Khan, could go to terrorists if the president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, cannot control radicals in that country. In the same period, terrorism has surged into a mass global...
  • United jet, refurbished terminal to be on display for May 8 open house

    04/28/2007 9:47:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 155+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Saturday, April 28, 2007.
    PALMDALE - The refurbished passenger terminal at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport and a United Express jetliner will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at an open house intended to introduce Antelope Valley residents to United's new flights to San Francisco. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford will preside at the dedication of the terminal building. He will be joined by other elected officials, members of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners and Los Angeles World Airports and United Airlines officials. "We are very pleased with the progress being made to prepare LA/Palmdale Regional Airport for jet...
  • Suum cuique - the stylings of Archbishop Niederauer

    02/07/2007 10:02:12 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 247+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | February 7, 2007 | Gerald Augustinus
    Do cities get the bishop they deserve? The following isn't exactly a profile in courage. Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco was interviewed on KCBS the other day. Here some excerpts (H/T SemperFi) via California Catholic Daily Ed Cavagnaro: ...Is there room for disagreement with Church doctrine by Catholics in your view? For example, can someone believe in a womans right to choose to have an abortion and still be accepted by you and have access to all the sacraments? Archbishop Niederauer: I think whats important is that we make a distinction there. I think that many of us may...
  • "Bare Chest Bingo" loses lease

    11/03/2006 8:26:25 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 446+ views
    Closed Cafeteria ^ | November 1, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    Last week, I reported on "Bare Chest Bingo" by the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" (a group of men dressed in bizarre "nun" outfits) in the parish hall of Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco. Well, seems like a lot of people complained upon reading reports such as mine - the "Sisters" have lost their lease. I'm guessing "Then nuns draw tickets from a bucket and the lucky winners get prizes ranging from wines to porn DVDs to sex toys to toasters and more." didn't go over well. From the statement of the "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" On October...
  • Unleash the Power of the Blog (Revival Bingo at SFO Catholic Church)

    10/27/2006 10:46:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 731+ views
    Mark Shea Blogspot ^ | October 26, 2006 | Mark Shea
    A reader from San Francisco writes: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence now use Most Holy Redeemer Parish Hall (beneath the church) for their monthly Revival Bingo. Here's the listing for the next event. (scroll down to graphic) Here's an article describing the fun, including prizes of porn dvd's and sex toys. Here's the Sisters' own description with graphics. And here's some info on "Peaches Christ", guest host for the "Bare Chest Bingo" event on November 2nd. (Read her/his bio, s/he is a direct descendant of Christ) All to take place in the same building where the Body of Christ is...
  • CNN: NORAD Diverting UAL Flight to Dallas

    09/11/2006 6:31:51 AM PDT · by mhking · 173 replies · 13,930+ views
    CNN | 9.11.06
    CNN is reporting that a UAL ATL-SFO flight is being diverted to Dallas after finding an unclaimed (unattached?) backpack prior to takeoff from Atlanta, as well as a Blackberry that does not belong to anyone on board. The flight is presently over southern Oklahoma, and is being diverted to Dallas. Could be nothing, but given the day today, better to err on the side of caution...