Hippie Hill Pot Sting Ends In Buzzkill For SFPD

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist (Photo courtesy Doug Shutter/Shutterstock) An attempted pot bust on Hippie Hill back in February was snuffed out this week after a jury decided the alleged pot dealer was actually just a chill dude trying to smoke somebody out. The decision was a win for Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s office, which successfully argued against SFPD’s […]

Is $32 an Hour Too Much for Muni Drivers?

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l   The sickout continued today with only 440 of the city’s 600 vehicles in operation to deliver its 700,000 passengers a day to their destinations. The math tells you two things – the buses will be packed and most likely late. In her Muni reporting on Tuesday, Laura Wenus picked up a lot […]

Latina support program closes its doors

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via El Tecolote Connie Rivera, dueña de Mixcoatl Arts and Crafts y beneficiarios del programa ALAS. Su negocio está ubicado en el 3201 de la Calle 24, San Francisco desde hace 10 años. Foto Verónica Henao The Mission District recently received the sad news that the Women’s Initiative, a nonprofit organization that ran several programs […]

Election Winners SF Propositions, Gavin Newsom And Losers 287,000 Voters

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via SFist Yes, but did you vote for LELAND YEE? Admit it! Photo credit: Nicole Cho As the (twitter, booze, whatever) hangovers from yesterday’s primary election fade, the winners and losers become (somewhat) clearer. Local wins include those for a waterfront development proposition and an earthquake bond measure, while at the state level it looks like […]

Tensions persist after Salinas Police shootings

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via El Tecolote The two Salinas Police Department officers who shot Carlos Mejia on May 20 are seen here seconds before Mejia died. Security camera still courtesy KSBW.com The Monterey County town of Salinas has seen it’s fair share of unrest recently with the fatal police shootings of three Latino men since March. Suspects Carlos […]

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Busted Texting While Driving, Shamed By Stanley Roberts

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via SFist (Photo via: Stanley Roberts/KRON4 on Facebook) Oakland Mayor and vending machine mourner Jean Quan was caught using her smartphone while driving on Friday night. As we’ve seen before, the punishment for breaking California’s distracted driving law is to be publicly shamed on as many media as possible. In this case, the tipster who spotted Mayor Quan driving […]

Tenants Celebrate Victory to Stay in Their Homes

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l by Claire Weissbluth The tenants of the 10-unit building at 23rd and Florida celebrated Saturday with a barbecue and press conference something many have said it impossible – they managed to get their Ellis Act evictions rescinded. For once, one person attending the barbecue said, she was going to a celebration, not a […]

Press Conference on Ellis Act Eviction Win

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

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Vote June 3

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Local News, News, Politics | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l By Mark Rabine An unusually compact gaggle of candidates and ballot measures awaits your vote on next Tuesday, June 3rd. For state and federal candidates, it’s an open primary so you can vote for serious candidates and certified nut-jobs whatever party, they, or you, belong to, or not. Top two vote-getters duke […]

Tenants Celebrate Victory in Ellis Act Eviction

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via Mission Loc@l By Lydia Chávez   The residents of 2880-2898 1⁄2 23rd said today they are celebrating a victory in escaping Ellis Act evictions at their 10-unit building. “This goes to show that tenants who stick together and fight Ellis Act evictions can force real estate speculators to back down,” said Steve Collier, a lawyer at Tenderloin Housing […]

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