Articles Tagged With ‘San Francisco’

FBI spied on Muslim meetings

FBI agents infiltrated “community outreach’ programs conducted by Muslims in the San Francisco Bay area for four years starting in 2004, according to recently-released documents made public by the American Civil Liberties Union. [San Francisco Chronicle] Agents took names and... (Continue reading)

Bay Bridge will last a while

Is the Bay Bridge safe to traverse? Officials have been concerned that the structural integrity of the West’s most vulnerable landmark, the Bay Bridge, might be compromised after discovery of blatant falsification of testing data by individuals in the state’s... (Continue reading)

Anonymous hacks into Bay Area Rapid Transit website

The amorphous hacker group known as Anonymous attacked a Bay Area Rapid Transit website Sunday in retaliation for BART’s decision to cut cell phone service to prevent a flash mob protest against San Francisco police. [San Francisco Chronicle] BART scrambled... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Kid Serve mural artist arrested for child porn

Federal agents arrested a Bay Area mural artist on child pornography charges and discovered offensive images imbedded in murals he created throughout San Francisco, including one he built with students at Sunset Elementary School. [The Bay Citizen] The FBI arrested... (Continue reading)

Jailhouse sex: Inmates get condom machines

Here’s a first (we think):  Authorities have installed 16 condom machines for use by the 750 prisoners at the San Francisco County Jail’s San Bruno lockup. [San Francisco Chronicle] Even though sex between the inmates is illegal, the condom dispensers... (Continue reading)

San Francisco considers banning pet sales

City officials are currently considering a proposal that would ban the sale of almost all pets in San Francisco. [LA Times] In the beginning, the regulation was meant to apply only to cats and dogs, as a means of discouraging... (Continue reading)

Wyatt Earp is buried in San Francisco?

They left their hearts in San Francisco. And their arms. And their legs. And their eyes. And just about every other appendage and organ one can imagine. These are the rich and famous, including Wyatt Earp, who all chose San... (Continue reading)

San Francisco requires posting of cell phone emission levels

San Francisco once again serves as the trend setter by becoming the first U.S. city to require retailers to post notices detailing the amount of radiation emitted by the cell phones they sell. [San Francisco Chronicle] The Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

San Francisco calls for boycott of Arizona over immigration law

Top city officials in San Francisco are calling for a boycott of Arizona to protest the state’s new law regarding illegal immigration. [Associated Press] Arizona’s governor signed a new law last Friday, making it a crime to be in the... (Continue reading)

San Francisco sues over PG&E ballot measure

The city of San Francisco and a group of government-owned utilities went to court Thursday to try and block a Pacific Gas & Electric-sponsored measure on the June ballot. [San Francisco Chronicle] Critics claim that Proposition 16 is merely a... (Continue reading)