Articles Tagged With ‘San Francisco’

Second man arrested for rape and sodomy of a child

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested a second man suspected of the rape, sodomy and oral copulation by force or fear of an underage girl. On Tuesday evening, detectives arrested 38-year-old Richard Scott Brooks of San Francisco. He was... (Continue reading)

California court upholds San Francisco bag ban

A California appellate court upheld San Francisco’s single-use plastic bag ban in a precedent setting ruling Friday. [SF Gate] After the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the bag ban in February 2012, Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, a pro-plastic... (Continue reading)

Missing 72-year-old man found alive

A 72-year-old hunter missing in the Mendocino National Forest for 18 days was found alive on Saturday. After separating from a hunting buddy, Gene Penaflor of San Francisco fell and hit his head. He awoke hours later in a canyon.... (Continue reading)

Fake pilot names earn dismissals

A handful of veteran producers at San Francisco’s KTVU television station have been fired following the station’s now-famous phony naming of pilots of the Asiana aircraft which crashed July 6. (San Francisco Chronicle) With a perfectly straight face, anchor Tori... (Continue reading)

E. coli infection spike blamed on plastic bag ban

In San Francisco, the first major city to pass a plastic bag ban, emergency rooms have seen a spike in E. coli infections and a 46 percent increase in deaths from foodborne illness in the three months after the bag... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers propose mandatory gun insurance

Two California assemblymen have introduced a bill that would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance covering potential damage caused by the weapons. [LA Times] Democrats Jimmy Gomez of Echo Park and Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced AB 231... (Continue reading)

San Francisco bus workers making six figures in overtime

Ten San Francisco transit workers received more than $100,000 in overtime pay alone in the last fiscal year. [SF Gate] Head of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency signal shop Khoa Trinh clocked nearly 2,000 hours of overtime at a... (Continue reading)

Islamic group practicing Jihad on San Francisco buses

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is advertising Jihad on the sides of San Francisco buses. [Huffington Post] CAIR is attempting to reclaim the meaning of the controversial term in its My Jihad campaign that uses billboards on city buses to... (Continue reading)

Woman disrobes during city council meeting

During her public comment at a San Francisco City Council meeting Monday about banning public nudity a woman disrobed and was led out of the meeting.[SFChronicle] For about two hours, speakers argued over whether Castro’s “naked guys” were a few... (Continue reading)

Charlie Lynch appeal gets help

An appeal of the federal conviction of former Morro Bay medical marijuana dispensary owner Charles C. Lynch has been joined by a national advocacy organization. Oakland-based Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief Tuesday... (Continue reading)