Articles Tagged with San Francisco

Airbnb Rentals Causing Housing Crisis In San Francisco

Airbnb causes housing crisis in San Francisco

No wonder renters can’t find an affordable place to live in San Francisco — almost a quarter of the available apartments have been turned into Airbnb’s. A new report the city of San Francisco released Thursday shows Airbnb rentals are reducing the number of available housing units by almost 25 percent, making it harder for… Read more »

San Francisco Cops Sending Racist Texts Could Go Unpunished

San Francisco cops who sent racist text messages could go free

When a San Francisco police bureau decided to protect its officers and delay in reporting their racist text messages to officials they could have been laying the groundwork to shield them from discipline. The delay in punishing the officers means the one-year deadline for disciplining the 14 officers involved in texting racist and homophobic messages… Read more »

Angry Nudist Follows San Francisco Supervisor To Work

Angry nudist follows San Francisco Supervisor to work

An angry nudist followed a San Francisco city supervisor as he walked to work last week shouting and flipping him off. Nudist George Davis, who was clothed at the time, held both his arms above his head and shouted “civil liberty” while following Supervisor Scott Wiener to work last week on Walk to Work Day,… Read more »

San Francisco Drug Task Force Only Arresting Black People

San Francisco Drug Task Force Only Arresting Black People

San Francisco police and the Drug Enforcement Agency are on a mission to rid city streets of drug dealers; the only problem is, they’ve only arrested black people. During a joint mission dubbed “Operation Safe Schools” designed to crack down on drug dealing near elementary schools, 37 suspects were arrested, all of them black, according… Read more »

San Francisco Water Manager Takes Flak For Peeing Into Reservoir

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The Priest Reservoir in the Sierra foothills near Sonora, California, is a source of drinking water for 2.5 million Bay Area consumers. Now, a mid-level water manager is in trouble after being caught urinating into said reservoir. According to City Hall sources, Martin Sanchez, a maintenance planner with the Public Utilities Commission, apparently earning an… Read more »

West Coast Storms Lead To Flooding In Washington

Washington has experienced significant flooding this week.

This week there have been roughly seven–inches of rainfall east of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. The rain has caused the flooding of Duckabush and Dosewallips rivers in Washington. According to Keppie Keplinger, Jefferson County Emergency Management spokeswoman, rescue teams designed to handle flooding issues went door-to-door in the area. Several people were evacuated… Read more »

Ms. Marvel Used In Attack On Free Speech In San Francisco

Ms. Marvel Comic Book Cover

Ms. Marvel, a comic book superheroine, is being used in a series of graffiti attacks on free speech in San Francisco. Ms. Marvel is a comic book superheroine owned by Marvel Entertainment. She originally was Carol Danvers, but the latest character to assume her identity is Kamala Khan, who first appeared in 2013. Marvel emphasized… Read more »

Golden Gate Bridge Closure Result Of Safety Upgrades

The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed until Monday at 4 a.m.

For the first time in history, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is closed for the weekend. Since the Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937, it has undergone only minimal closure. Priya Clemens, a Golden Gate spokeswoman, said the following. “It’s been closed a few hours for high winds and for ceremonies, but it… Read more »

San Francisco Police Gun Down Man With Toy Gun

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San Francisco police gunned down a man who challenged them with what turned out to be nothing more than a pellet gun, in the Mission District station parking lot. The unidentified 32-year-old white male was “acting strangely” prior to threatening the law enforcement officers, according to witnesses. Earlier the same day the man wielding a… Read more »

Robin Williams Art Show Will Celebrate His Life And Career

Robin Williams, Ezra Croft, art show

The changing of the year is often a time of mixed emotions, with many people remembering those the world has lost in the previous 12 months, amidst revelers celebrating the coming of a new year with fresh possibilities. Robin Williams was arguably the greatest loss of 2014, his tragic death leaving an emptiness in the… Read more »

San Francisco Window Washer Falls 11 Stories On To Moving Car

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A San Francisco window washer was critically injured after he fell 11 stories from the roof of a bank building on to a moving car on the street below. ABC News reports that the impact of the falling window washer, who has not been identified, crushed the roof of the vehicle and shattered the glass… Read more »

San Francisco Giants Win NL Pennant [BREAKING]

SF Giants win NL Pennant

For the third time in 6 seasons, the San Francisco Giants have won the National League Pennant. The Giants, who were down 1 run in the 8th inning, tied the game via a Mike Morse home run. In the bottom of the 9th inning Pablo Sandoval led off and singled. He was replaced by pinch… Read more »