At Donald Trump’s immigration-themed rally Wednesday night, the Republican nominee said that in a Trump administration, he administration would move to “block funding for sanctuary cities… We will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths.” So what is a sanctuary city, and are sanctuary cities less safe because of how they treat undocumented immigrants?
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick later told NFL Media in an article posted on Saturday. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.”
Unlike Newt Gingrich, whose own serial adulteries became a national joke, Dennis Hastert was evidently never suspected of any such “misconduct,” as the indictment described it. Republicans keep telling everyone how shocked they are, but they really shouldn’t be. Here’s why.
Today The Weekend Reader brings you Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein. A former Soros Justice Media Fellow and also the author of All Alone in the World, Bernstein is well known for advocating on behalf of children who have been let down by the juvenile prison system. Burning Down the House […]
By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage. As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution earlier this year that would […]
By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times A San Francisco social media expert wanted for allegedly keeping explosive materials in his home was reportedly found by police reclining in his car near the Golden Gate Bridge. A bystander who was at Crissy Field next to the bridge entrance on Monday witnessed San Francisco police, responding to […]
By Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times A nationwide FBI manhunt for a San Francisco man suspected of possessing explosives shocked some in the Bay Area public-relations industry where he is well known. Over the weekend authorities announced they were looking for Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II after FBI agents raided his Russian Hill apartment Saturday and […]
By Becky Bach, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Bay Area’s Big One will still be plenty big, but it might not be just one, according to a study released Monday by U.S. Geological Survey scientists. A flurry of midsized quakes is more likely to strike the San Francsico Bay Area rather than […]
By Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times Two small planes collided Sunday afternoon over a northern area of the San Francisco Bay, sending one crashing into the water, according to the Coast Guard. The collision involved a Cessna 210 and a Hawker Sea Fury TMK 20, which collided over San Pablo Bay about 4:05 p.m., […]
By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — Chinatown figure Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court here in connection with a sweeping corruption probe that also ensnared state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow, who heads a Chinatown organization called the Chee Kung Tong, was charged with eight counts of money laundering, […]
By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — A federal grand jury indicted 29 suspects, including California state Senator Leland Yee, with a wide range of crimes, including firearms trafficking and public corruption, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Friday. Yee, a Democrat who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo County, and other […]
By Josh Richman, Howard Mintz, Jessica Calefati and Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — In a stunning criminal complaint, California state Senator Leland Yee has been charged with conspiring to traffic in firearms and public corruption as part of a major FBI operation spanning the San Francisco Bay Area, casting yet another cloud […]
By Katie Nelson, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — A huge, out-of-control fire caused catastrophic damage to a quarter-billion-dollar apartment complex under construction at Fourth Street near China Basin in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. The massive blaze broke out shortly after 5 p.m., spreading through the building […]
By Ari Bloomekatz and Jason Wells, Los Angeles Times A San Francisco woman who says she was attacked at a bar on Haight Street after refusing to stop wearing Google Glass has released video footage of the incident that she filmed with the new technology that spurred the confrontation in the first place. In a video […]
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) — Economists and government officials endlessly speculate on the impact of raising the $7.25 federal minimum wage. Most recently, a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour might cut employment by 500,000 workers. That is balanced by the projection that higher […]