Articles Tagged with San Francisco

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 »

6.0 Earthquake Rocks San Francisco Bay Area [Breaking]

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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit the greater San Francisco Bay Area overnight on Saturday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The earthquake, which hit near American Canyon in Napa County at 3:20 a.m., was only about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco. Nearby cities include that felt the earthquake included Napa and Sonoma, renowned for… Read more »

Gay Man Beaten In San Francisco, Removed From Life Support

Higgins was beaten and left for dead

A San Francisco gay man has died from injuries sustained in what is believed to be a hate crime. Beaten and left for dead in the Castro District, Bryan Higgins was taken off life support yesterday at San Francisco General Hospital as more than a hundred mourners gathered at a nearby park to hold a… Read more »

Burger King’s ‘Proud Whopper’ Gets Strong Reactions (Video)

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Burger King’s “Proud Whooper” was released just less than a week ago and already the burger is eliciting a wide range of reactions across social media. According to USA Today, the “Proud Whooper” is not any different from the chain’s regular whopper. “The Proud Whopper, as it’s called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper… Read more »

‘Star Wars’ Museum Finds A Home, Find Out Where

mark hammil with gerorge lucas on the set of star wars

After much uncertainty, Star Wars creator George Lucas found a home for his museum, and the choice may come as a surprise to some. The famed director was looking for the perfect spot to display his very large memorabilia collection. The top two contenders were Chicago and San Francisco, but Lucas finally decided on the… Read more »

$15 Minimum Wage: Seattle Sued As San Francisco Puts It To A Vote

Will San Francisco be the first to actually raise the minimum wage to $15; Will Seattle's law stand in the face of legal challenges?

$15 minimum wage has been passed by Seattle, Washington and Richmond, California (a suburb of San Francisco). The City of San Francisco is putting the issue to voters this Novembers, with a plan that will raise minimum wage in the city incrementally from the current San Francisco minimum wage of $10.74 – already among the… Read more »

More Smart Cars Tipped In San Francisco, New Prank Trend Growing

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Smart cars in San Francisco had a rough weekend as it was reported that numerous smart cars were tipped over. This might mean that the smart car tipping prank is growing in popularity since its initiation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, smart car tipping became the new trend in vandalism. Maybe some young… Read more »

Best Interactive Art Ever: San Fran’s Hook-Up Truck

Hook-Up Truck Founder

San Francisco’s Hook-Up Truck was just unveiled this weekend by performance artist Spy Emerson, paving the way for a brave-new era of interactive art. No longer will the citizenry of the nation’s liberal mecca have to rush home, steam up car windows or sully up already-grimy bathroom stalls to satisfy their carnal nature. With the… Read more »