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  • San Francisco Supervisors Criticize Anti-Abortion Banners On Market St.

    01/16/2014 4:29:57 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 8 replies
    KCBS (radio, San Francisco) ^ | January 15, 2014 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken aim at anti-abortion banners placed on busy Market Street. Supervisor David Campos and six other supervisors are supporting a resolution opposing the banners and questioning their legality. The banners were put up by Walk for Life West Coast, a San Francisco based anti-abortion group that holds an annual rally in the city, scheduled for January 25th in Civic Center Plaza. --SNIP-- Eva Muntean of Walk for Life said her group obtained a permit and met all the criteria for their banners. --SNIP-- Muntean said the resolution...
  • ATF denies it promoted Fast and Furious supervisors

    08/18/2011 9:30:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/18/11 | Richard A. Serran
    Reporting from Washington— The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday that three supervisors in its controversial Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation were transferred to lateral jobs, not promoted. "They did not receive salary or grade increases, nor did they assume positions with greater responsibility," the agency said in a short statement. The Times reported Tuesday that William G. McMahon, William D. Newell and David Voth, three key supervisors in the Phoenix-run investigation that went awry,
  • School 'cop' sex shocker--Safety agents: It was hop-in-sack or get sacked

    02/21/2011 4:27:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2011 | PHILIP MESSING
    Hormones are raging among the NYPD's school safety agents. The Police Department's School Safety Division is a raunchy, sexually charged environment where some female agents regularly engage in down-and-dirty noontime affairs with bosses inside department vehicles -- and then boast about their sleazy shenanigans to co-workers, according to a federal complaint. The bawdy behavior between a number of the female school-safety agents and their horndog male bosses at the unit's Long Island City, Queens, headquarters -- including the midday sex romps on city time -- has allegedly led to the women being provided an array of special benefits and privileges....
  • S.F. Board of Supervisors call for Arizona boycott

    05/12/2010 9:14:57 AM PDT · by alexandria · 38 replies · 674+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | Rachel Gordon, John Coté
    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took a symbolic jab at Arizona Tuesday for passing a controversial law last month that gives law enforcement authorities in the Grand Canyon State broad powers to check a person's immigration status. Critics fear the law will lead to racial profiling. San Francisco supervisors, on a 10-1 vote, approved a nonbinding resolution that calls for a boycott of Arizona-based businesses. It asks for, but does not demand, that city departments refrain from entering into new contracts or extending existing ones with companies headquartered in Arizona, unless severing those ties would result in significant costs...
  • SF Supervisors Urging Meat Free Mondays

    04/06/2010 7:25:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 895+ views
    CBS5.com ^ | 4/6/10 | CBS 5 / KCBS
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5 / KCBS) The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday on a resolution urging restaurants, grocery stores and schools to observe no meat on Mondays. Supervisor Sophie Maxwell has been a vegetarian for 35 years and would like to see more people move toward a vegetarian diet. With that in mind, she introduced a resolution to declare Mondays in San Francisco as "Vegetarian Day." "I think San Francisco is a food town. There are a lot of vegetarian restaurants and a lot of things that people can think about," said Maxwell. "Not only bring attention to,...
  • $347 Million Court Tower Boondoggle Hurts Taxpayers

    07/22/2009 6:52:52 PM PDT · by redinarizona · 1 replies · 357+ views
    AIA ^ | July 23, 2009 | Arizonans in Action
    The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is spending $347 million to construct what they refer to as a “state of the art” brand-new court tower. Yet, many taxpayers are unaware of the details behind this project and the reason why this project continues may be found in the money.Maricopa County is facing a $138.2 million budget shortfall. In response, numerous county employees have been laid off in recent months, including 40 Superior Court employees that would staff some of these offices to be featured in the court tower. Also, county law enforcement has been cut by 15% and Sheriff...
  • Board donates to Red Cross(county board of supervisors)

    04/15/2008 5:38:53 PM PDT · by fatrat · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Picayune Item staff writer ^ | 15 Apr 2008 | Amanda Miller
    My local board of supervisors donated $10K to the Red Cross, very generous with my tax money i suspect. Here is my letter to the editor: BOARD DONATES TO RED CROSS Let's see now 5 supervisors on the board donated a total of $10,000. that is a very generous donation of an average of $2000 each. I commend them for their generosity, assuming they personally made the donation and didn't use my taxes to make a donation in their name. If I was forced to participate in that donation against my will, I demand to know the specific law that...
  • CA: Supervisors OK Kern ethanol plant despite air quality concerns

    03/26/2008 1:35:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 460+ views
    Kern County supervisors have approved plans to build a corn-powered ethanol plant north of Bakersfield. The project from Cilion Inc., approved Tuesday night, is slated to generate as many as 55 million gallons of the fuel additive each year. Environmental justice advocates rallied against the project, saying it would pump out nitrous oxide emissions that would worsen air quality in the polluted San Joaquin Valley. Planners say the project's value to the community trumps the environmental concerns. Two weeks ago, Hanford city leaders approved another ethanol plant to be based in Kings County, but agreed to pay a $1 million...
  • San Francisco supervisors OK ID cards for undocumented immigrants

    11/20/2007 7:15:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 95+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/20/07 | Javier Erik Olvera
    San Francisco will begin issuing municipal identification cards to illegal immigrants next year, becoming the second city in the country to create such a program in the wake of stalled immigration reform efforts in Washington. The board of supervisors Tuesday gave the final OK needed to create the ID card program, systematically legitimizing the city's estimated 40,000 illegal immigrants. The cards will be available to anyone living in the city next August and used as proof of identity when it comes to most facets of city business, from library service to police stops. Although immigrants are the prime target for...
  • CA: Supervisors' pay tied to boost in judges' salary (San Diego)

    05/07/2007 8:37:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 399+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 5/7/07 | Craig Gustafson
    For most politicians, the hardest thing to do is to vote to give yourself a raise. Even suggesting the idea can be dangerous politically. Just ask county Supervisor Bill Horn. Horn proposed a nearly $29,000 increase to the supervisors' annual salaries in 2005 and infamously said, “Nobody who got elected took a vow of poverty. We're not Franciscans.” The proposal was quickly scuttled after much public outcry. Since then, supervisors quietly have amassed $22,248 in increases to their annual salary – boosting it to $137,318 – with no public outrage and scant media scrutiny. And they didn't have to say...
  • Proposition H Supervisors ridiculed

    11/06/2005 1:41:51 PM PST · by corsair · 26 replies · 959+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Nov. 5, 2005 | Cecilia M. Vega, Charlie Goodyear, Chronicle Staff Writers
    San Francisco voters Tuesday will weigh in on the national debate over gun control by deciding whether to make their city home to the toughest handgun ban in the country. And in a place known for its left-leaning politics, gun opponents would seem almost guaranteed a victory. Proposition H would make it illegal for city residents to possess handguns, and those who already own them would be required to turn the weapons in to police by April 1. The measure also would make it illegal to buy, sell, distribute and manufacture firearms and ammunition within city limits, though there is...
  • CA: LA supervisors re-approve use of consular cards

    02/08/2005 6:27:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 497+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to continue to accept identification cards issued by foreign consulates but to train county employees to help them detect fraudulent cards. The decision came after Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced he had been given a fraudulent Mexican identification card with his own photo on it and urged fellow supervisors not to accept the cards. The motion passed by a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Gloria Molina, Yvonne B. Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky in favor, and Antonovich and Don Knabe voting against the measure. The Mexican consular cards are by far the...
  • Cinnamon Stillwell to be on NRA radio show; Friday January 14: 4:20PM (EST)

    01/13/2005 2:03:38 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 230+ views
    CINNAMON STILLWELL EMAIL ^ | JANUARY 13, 2005 | CINNAMON STILLWELL
    Hey folks, Earlier this week, I sent out the link to my SFGate column on the San Francisco handgun ban proposal. Well, it's doing quite well so far and has generated a lot of feedback. In fact, I've added several new people to this list--welcome! The article has been linked at the NRA site and some other pro-gun and conservative radio (KSFO) sites and blogs. And on Tuesday, I did an interview with Spencer Hughes of the Sonoma station KSRO, which went really well. Unfortunately, that station doesn't have online streaming audio, so I didn't send out the link. But...
  • San Francisco Gun Control: D.C. Murder Envy?

    01/10/2005 12:46:02 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 896+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | JANUARY 10, 2005 | MICHAEL NEVIN,JR.
    If you had a flat tire, would you fix the problem by replacing your car’s muffler? I know, it sounds funny. But that’s exactly the logic permeating throughout San Francisco’s City Hall. When San Francisco’s murder rate spiked in 2004, it could only be expected that local politicians would seek a solution. Why they would seek to emulate a bad solution is anyone's guess. Understanding the problem and using a bit of common sense could go a long way in dealing with such a serious issue, but the idea being floated around City Hall leaves a lot to be desired....
  • Baldwin v. God and the United States of America, et al

    01/06/2005 1:00:19 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 304+ views
    NORTH CAROLINA CONSERVATIVE | JANUARY 6, 2005 | MIKE DOTY
    Roger Nash Baldwin was the founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and a notable American Communist. These are facts. Now, read his words: “I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is, of course, the goal."— Harvard Class Book of 1935, spotlighting Baldwin's class of 1905 on its thirtieth anniversary.[1] “Do steer away from making it look like a Socialist enterprise...We want also to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags, talk a good deal about...
  • CA: (San Diego Co.) Supervisors asked to endorse tougher voting laws

    09/21/2004 9:01:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 354+ views
    NC Times ^ | 9/21/04 | Gig Conaughton
    SAN DIEGO ---- County supervisors today could ask the state to toughen election laws by requiring people to show proof that they are U.S. citizens when they register to vote and identification at the polls before being allowed to vote. Under current law, people are not required to show proof of citizenship, and only first-time voters who register by mail are required to show identification ---- which does not have to include a photograph ---- at the polls. Supervisor Bill Horn, who recommended the Board of Supervisors petition the state to change state voting laws, said having to show birth...
  • CA: Where's a good recall when you need one?

    08/29/2004 9:08:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 375+ views
    OC Register ^ | 8/29/04 | Steven Greenhut
    Just as there are times that restore one's faith in human nature, there also are times that make one so sickened that it's hard to know what to say. Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting fits into the latter category - an event so revolting I only wish that all Orange County voters had been there to see and hear it with me. I don't wish ill stomachs on my readers. But had every Orange Countian attended the meeting, everyone would know exactly how the county is run. They would have watched three supervisors - Chairman Tom Wilson, Bill Campbell and...
  • CA: (Orange Co.) Supervisors' OK of Pension Plan Would Help Them

    08/20/2004 10:08:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 199+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/20/04 | Stuart Pfeifer
    Orange County supervisors will do more than help county employees if they agree to increase pension benefits next week — they will fatten their own retirement checks as well. On Tuesday, the board is scheduled to consider a proposal to substantially increase pensions for most of the county's nearly 17,000 workers — benefits upon which the supervisors' own are modeled. The deal would allow the county to improve worker compensation without spending any money, officials say. Supervisor Jim Silva would stand to benefit the most from the increase. His county pension would jump by about $8,400 to about $37,000 annually...
  • CA: Sierra Club sues Yolo supervisors for approving dairy expansion

    08/19/2004 9:52:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 334+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/19/04 | AP
    WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) - Environmentalists sued the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on Thursday for approving the expansion of the Cache Creek Dairy without a permit. The Sierra Club said supervisors caved to pressure from the dairy's owner to give their blessing to nearly double the size of the county's largest dairy - from 1,500 to 2,800 cows. The environmental group said that if the county required a permit it would have triggered an environmental review to determine how much air and water pollution the expansion would create. Four years ago, in response to the dairy's creation, the board amended...
  • (Santa Clara,CA) County pay issues put on ballot (Supervisors,unions have dueling measures)

    08/03/2004 10:36:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/3/04 | Mike Zapler
    The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday placed three complicated measures on the Nov. 2 ballot that could help determine how county employees are compensated -- and the cost to taxpayers. Just below the surface of the three densely worded initiatives lies a bitter battle between county officials and the unions representing attorneys, nurses and correctional officers. The unions want to boost their power at the bargaining table with a new rule that would allow an independent arbitrator to settle contract disputes. They succeeded recently in collecting 59,000 signatures, which is far more than the 42,000 needed to...
  • SF Supervisors Put Businesses In Chains

    03/29/2004 6:24:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 138+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/29/04 | Jennifer Nelson - SF Chronicle
    <p>Led by Supervisor Matt Gonzalez, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week once again showed why the city is considered to be unfriendly to business.</p> <p>By enacting legislation to ban chain stores in Hayes Valley and restricting their expansion in other neighborhoods in the City, the board was responsible for San Francisco's ranking near the bottom of Inc. magazine's 2004 list of the big cities in the United States with the best climate for businesses.</p>
  • South Bay residents urge board of supervisors to pass anti-war resolution

    02/03/2003 7:05:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 214+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 2/3/03 | Dana Hull
    <p>A group of South Bay residents who oppose war with Iraq is hopeful that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will pass a resolution today declaring its opposition to a unilateral or first strike war.</p> <p>In recent weeks, a group called Cities For Peace has urged local municipalities to pass anti-war resolutions. Nearly 60 cities, from Santa Cruz to Chicago to Baltimore, have done so, and campaigns in other cities are under way.</p>
  • [LA County] Supervisors vote to slash jobs, close health centers

    06/27/2002 5:00:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies · 455+ views
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) --  County supervisors voted to close 11 of 18 public health clinics and eliminate 5,000 jobs in what could become the largest cuts ever made to Los Angeles County's health care system.</p> <p>Wednesday's vote came a week after county Health Director Dr. Thomas Garthwaite recommended shuttering the health clinics to help the county pull itself out of a $800 million deficit.</p>