Video: Oakland School Security Officer Beats The Hell Out Of Student In Wheelchair

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

via SFist Oakland High School released disturbing video capturing the moments where a freshman with cerebral palsy, handcuffed to a wheelchair, was brutally beaten by a security guard. This student’s offense? Moving too slowly to class. Marchell Mitchell, 23, was fired and charged with child abuse for cuffing, punching and dumping Francisco Martinez, 17, out […]

Ellis Act Reform Bill Survives After All

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

via Mission Loc@l By Lydia Chávez We reported yesterday that the state Assembly had dashed hopes for Ellis Act reform, but SF Gate reports today that after the 19-18 against moving forward with Mark Leno’s reform bill, last minute bargaining has resuscitated the bill.  The legislations would require owners to hold a building for five years before […]

Christian Hate Group Urges People Not To Accept Mail With Harvey Milk Stamp

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

via SFist AP Photo   As you may have heard, the first Harvey Milk commemorative stamps were released for sale by the US Postal Service last week. Now, a group that can always be counted on to say dumb and incendiary things vis a vis gay people, the American Family Association, has come out urging […]

Woohoo! Ellis Act Reform Bill Passes in State Senate!

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

via The Bold Italic By Peter Lawrence Kane Good news for people who like bad news for jerks! State Sen. Mark Leno’s Ellis Act reform bill, which looked like a lost cause for want of a single vote as recently as Wednesday, has passed. And at the last minute, too, seeing as today was the […]

MAP: Watch 3 Years of SF Rent Prices Change by Neighborhood

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

via The Bold Italic Animation by Chris Rutherford, intro by Jessica Saia Talking about SF housing is so hot right now, and everyone goes crazy for maps, so why not combine the two in a quick animated visualization that you can feast your eyes on. (This animation is gluten-free, for anyone whose eyes have dietary […]

San Francisco's Elected Officials Get Raises In July, Here's What They'll Be Making

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

via SFist Photo by Troy Holden/Caliber SF This summer, several of San Francisco’s elected officials will get a 2.6 percent raise! Here’s what some of the folks you see in the news will be making starting July 1, in order of the lowest salary (sorry but not really that sorry, Board of Supes) to the […]

Intersection For The Arts, S.F.'s Oldest Arts Group, Will Stop Creating New Work In June

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist   (via: Facebook) Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts group, is in dire financial straits. After nearly 50 years, the group announced yesterday that it would stop producing new work at the end of this month. According to the Chronicle, which shares space with the arts group at Mission and Fifth Streets, the […]

SFMTA Considering Closing Lombard Street to Cars

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via The Bold Italic By Wendy Steiner According to CBS Local, the San Francisco Municipal Traffic Association is considering a proposal to close off Lombard Street to cars on weekends. If the proposal is approved, the popular tourist spot between Larkin and Leavenworth would be closed during weekends in June and July, including 4th of July, at the […]

Cop Accused Of Domestic Violence Gets Laughably Brief Sentence

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in Local News, News | No Comments

via SFist It’s good to know people in powerful places. Take, for example, San Francisco police officer Richard Soares, who received a feather-light sentence after being convicting of charges stemming from an assault on his former girlfriend outside a Union Square nightclub. SF Examiner has more: Soares reportedly pushed the woman to the ground, causing her […]

New bill addresses abuse of immigrants in prison system

Posted by on May 24, 2014 in International News, Local News, News | No Comments

via El Tecolote Just a few days after detainees at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington ended their nearly 2-month hunger strike, Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced legislation that would improve standards and living conditions in detention centers across the country. The Accountability in Immigration Detention Act, introduced May 8, would change federal law […]

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