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UC Berkeley Slammed Over Allegedly Biased Minimum Wage Report

A top researcher has called out University of California, Berkeley for allegedly releasing a biased research paper that served as leverage for the San Francisco minimum wage increase. Economic expert Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, argues that a biased research paper by UC Berkeley helped lead residents of San Francisco...

California Political News and Views
Sen. Leno’s “Income Inequality” Lost Cause

California’s minimum wage is set to rise to $10 an hour on January 1st of next year. But for Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), this already-dramatic wage hike isn’t nearly dramatic enough. Citing an “income inequality crisis,” Sen. Leno has called for a minimum wage increase to $11 an hour in 2016, followed by another jump...

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Random San Francisco aeonium & tillandsia sighting

Feb 17, 2015
Random San Francisco aeonium & tillandsia sighting

We had an appointment in San Francisco yesterday, and even though plants or photography weren’t on the agenda, I managed to snap a few photos on my daughter’s iPhone. While the image quality isn’t as good as my Canon DSLR, it’s still pretty decent considering this is a phone, not a camera.

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San Francisco Officials Identify Body Found in Suitcase

Feb 11, 2015
San Francisco Officials Identify Body Found in Suitcase

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)- Authorities have identified the dismembered body found in a suitcase on a San Francisco street. The San Francisco medical examiner said Wednesday that it was still trying to determine the cause of death for 58-year-old Omar Shahwan. The body found Jan. 28 in the roller suitcase contained no head or hands,...

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Who will win and lose in arena game?

Feb 4, 2015

“As arena rises, hotel projects bloom,” exclaimed Tuesday’s front-page story in the Sacramento Bee. The article touted the planned 250-room hotel adjacent to the emerging Kings arena downtown, a $24 million hotel at Sacramento International Airport and a transformation of … Continue reading

California Political News and Views
SF Gun Case May Be Heading For Supreme Court

More than a dozen Second Amendment groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a high-profile challenge to a San Francisco gun-control measure. Led by the Firearms Policy Coalition, gun groups say the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals erred in its decision to uphold San Francisco’s safe-storage law. Under the ordinance implemented in 2007, the...

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One Dead in Massive San Francisco Apartment Fire

Jan 28, 2015
One Dead in Massive San Francisco Apartment Fire

SAN FRANCISCO- At least one person was killed Wednesday evening after a massive fire broke out at a building housing businesses and apartments in the city’s Mission District. Bay Area media reports indicated as many as five others were hurt. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire at the building, on 22nd...

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Body Parts Found in Suitcase Left on San Francisco Sidewalk

Jan 28, 2015
Body Parts Found in Suitcase Left on San Francisco Sidewalk

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN)- Police answering a suspicious package call in San Francisco made a most unpleasant discovery when they opened a suitcase and found it contained human body parts. The San Francisco medical examiner’s office determined the parts were human remains and the body had been dismembered, Officer Grace Gatpandan said. “We do have...

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Arson Investigation at ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ House in San Francisco

Jan 6, 2015
Arson Investigation at ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ House in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN)- A suspicious fire broke out on Monday night at the house featured in the 1993 movie ‘Mrs. Doubtfire.’ Burn marks could be seen on the garage door and front door of the home in San Francisco. Police said an arsonist used gasoline to start the fire. The homeowner, a doctor, said...

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San Francisco Bidding for 2024 Summer Olympics

Dec 17, 2014
San Francisco Bidding for 2024 Summer Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Games and says whichever city is chosen will be a “very strong” contender. The U.S. Olympic Committee board voted Tuesday in favor of a bid, but must still decide which city to put forward among...

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