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California to form homelessness task force, and this LA County supervisor will help run it

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is the co-chair of the state’s new homelessness task force. (File photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday announced the formation of a task force to fight the state’s homelessness crisis and appointed Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg as co-chairs. “No Californian can say homelessness is someone else’s problem — it affects us all,” News...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, Housing, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, CalTrans, National Institutes of Health, Lausd, Oakland


Google is using its famously sparse homepage to brag about how much it helps the economy, and it's a telling sign of the tech backlash (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Friday, Google began promoting reports outlining its economic benefits on its famously spare homepage. The reports show stats like how many billions of dollars the tech giant has helped generate and how many hundreds of thousands of businesses have leveraged its ad tools.   Google appears to have created these reports since at least 2009, but it's unclear whether it has ever placed them directly on its homepage until now.  The company's self-promotion comes as President Trump steps up criti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Google Facebook


Salesforce.com signs on to White House job-training initiative

San Francisco-based cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc on Thursday said it was joining a White House initiative to provide training for new skills to U.S. workers. The company, which makes Internet-based software used by the sales and marketing departments of businesses, said it would provide online training for up to 500,000 workers to get jobs that involve Salesforce's software systems. The White House's "Pledge to America's Workers" initiative was launched last year, with more than 2...
Tags: News, White House, America, San Francisco, Salesforce, Salesforce com Inc


San Francisco politicians champion civil liberties - but back police raid on journalist

After authorities seize reporter’s notes, Democratic leaders say they back the raid and decline to address press freedom concernsSan Francisco politicians pride themselves on defending civil liberties in the face of unprecedented attacks by the White House. But when a Donald Trump-style crackdown on citizens’ rights took place in their own backyard, the city’s Democratic leaders had a different kind of response.They supported it. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, California, White House, San Francisco, US news, US policing, Press freedom, Donald Trump


White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political bias has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The White House’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the form on Wednesday, saying that “The […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Nation


Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power.

When Pete Buttigieg joined Facebook as a Harvard undergrad in 2004, he was the 287th user registered on the site. The social network’s founders were friends of friends, and it felt like an insular message board for Harvard classmates, he remembered in an interview in San Francisco last week. “I don’t think any of us could have guessed what implications that technology would have in the long run,” Buttigieg said. Fifteen years and 2.4 billion users later, as Facebook wrestles with cascading scand...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Politics, News, La, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, David, Harvard, Soccer


Kamala Harris working hard to get on the left side of history

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’s run for president is more like a hand-over-hand scramble out of the hole she dug herself while serving as San Francisco’s DA and California’s Attorney General. During that time, she was something of a moderate among Democrats, and was therefore widely reviled on the left for her invariable support of police and prosecutors, even when their prosecutions were deeply flawed. Attorney Lara Bazelon, director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinical Progra...
Tags: Twitter, California, Opinion, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Soccer, Lausd, Bill, Orange County, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party


Hollywood Legend Doris Day, Star of ‘Calamity Jane’ and ‘Pillow Talk’, Has Died at 97

One of the biggest box office stars of the mid-20th century is no longer with us. Doris Day, the legendary Hollywood star who went from starring in classic musicals like Calamity Jane to leading love interest in the likes of Pillow Talk and Lover, Come Back, has passed away at age 97. We remember the life of the silver screen icon below. News of Doris Day passing away was announced by The Doris Day Animal Foundation (via The Los Angeles Times), who said the actress died early Monday morning i...
Tags: Death, Hollywood, Movies, White House, Cary Grant, San Francisco, Paris, Cbs, Mrs Robinson, Los Angeles Times, Cecil B DeMille, Jane, Warner Bros Pictures, Clark Gable, Horn, Carmel Valley


One-Time #Resistance Hero Rod Rosenstein Was Trump’s Leak-Hunter-in-Chief

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyRod Rosenstein was a Resistance hero—and one of Donald Trump’s favorite whipping boys—for overseeing the Russia investigation. But Rosenstein’s legacy at the Justice Department shows he was more than happy to oblige the White House on one of its top priorities: spearheading the president’s war on leakers and whistleblowers. Cases involving the leak of classified information are high-profile prosecutions that would be part of the purvi...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Eric Holder, White House, Russia, Nbc News, America, San Francisco, Iran, Fbi, New York Times, Moscow, Fox News, The New York Times, Times


House passes $19 billion disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

By ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. The measure passed by a 257-150 vote over the opposition of most Republicans, who said it should also include the Trump administration’s $4.5 billion request for stepped up hum...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Media, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, Sport, Ap


Democrat Pete Buttigieg returns to LA area, and this time it takes notice

  Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Pete Buttig...
Tags: California, La, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Iowa, Beverly Hills, Johnson, Biden, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Castro


In bid to oust Trump, Democrat Pete Buttigieg returns to LA area, and this time it takes notice

  Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful at a rally with union members in support of Measure EE Thursday, May 9, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Pete Buttig...
Tags: California, La, White House, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, New Hampshire, Iowa, Beverly Hills, Johnson, Biden, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Castro


Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, Instagram, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, Jones, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen Milo Yiannopoulos Paul Joseph Watson


Don't be fooled: Joe Biden is no friend of unions

The former vice-president is dressing up his candidacy in a blue-collar costume. But he’s never taken a political risk for workersThe former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally at Teamsters Local 249 union hall on Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty ImagesIn San Francisco there’s a high-end boutique called “Unionmade”. There you will find expensive work jackets and overalls, lit by bare bulbs and displayed on unvarnished metal shelves. The aestheti...
Tags: Verizon, News, Boston, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Neil Kinnock, Iowa, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Biden, Donald Trump, Levi


Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in The USA

America is a majestic country that annually attracts millions upon millions of tourists to its borders. The country is big, and, because of its importance to our modern history, it is absolutely filled with things to see. For a regular middle-class person that isn’t a citizen of the beautiful United States of America, it may be quite financially challenging to visit all the places that are out there to see. However, what can you do when your honeymoon is approaching, and you want to make it as ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Guides


FBI got tips about threat minutes before Poway synagogue shooting

By AMY TAXIN, CHRISTOPHER WEBER and MICHAEL BALSAMO POWAY, Calif. — The FBI said Monday that it received tips on a threatening social media post about five minutes before a gunman burst into a Southern California synagogue and opened fire with an assault-style rifle, killing a woman and wounding a rabbi and two others. The tips to the FBI’s website and phone number included a link to the anonymous post but did not offer specific information about its author or location of the threat. The FBI sai...
Tags: News, Media, Washington, White House, Israel, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Fbi, Earnest, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego


House subpoenas Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, in wake of Mueller report – live

McGahn called before judiciary committee to testify on potential obstruction of justice linked to Trump-Russia investigation Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.08pm BST Here’s my colleague Tom McCarthy on what the McGahn subpoena could portend:The subpoena of Don McGahn by the House Judiciary Committee could have the effect of bringing the Mueller report to life, in the sense that multiple key scenes from the report star McGahn. The former White House counsel could give...
Tags: White House, US, San Francisco, US news, Hillary Clinton, US politics, Donald Trump, James Comey, Tom McCarthy, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Rod, Trump Russia, Don McGahn, Julia Carrie Wong, McGahn


How Did Tech Billionaires’ Favorite Dem Become Bernie Sanders’ Co-Chair?

A few weeks before Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his presidential campaign, he and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) went out for what Khanna thought was going to be a late lunch focused on policy strategy. Over plates of greasy Chinese food, Khanna and Sanders talked about how technology and artificial intelligence are disrupting the economy and driving income inequality, how to help workers affected by those changes, their shared push to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war, and Sanders’ br...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, News, Yahoo, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Walmart, European Union


The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist For The Smartest Reasons

That’s not actually the title of the idiotic Bloomberg article.  It’s titled The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons. Smith & Wesson still feels the wound it suffered two decades ago when it decided to invent smart guns. The idea was to invest heavily in the development of personalized weapons that could be fired only by a single person: the gun’s owner. This was considered a nearly science-fictional proposition in the late 1990s, years before the world was filled with smartphones a...
Tags: Google, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Military, Ford, Gm, Peter Thiel, Gun Control, Silicon Valley, Smart Guns, Bloomberg LP, NRC, Bay Area, Smith Wesson


Reporter slaps down Donald Trump's claim New York Times failed to observe basic tenet of journalism

Donald Trump has unleashed a series of angry tweets attacking The New York Times over a report claiming he was thinking about sending undocumented immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities” represented by Democrats.The president accused the newspaper of failing to “call to check for truth”, only for White House correspondent Maggie Haberman to explain the Times had in fact emailed his press team “three times for comment and [the] press office acknowledged receipt of emails”.The newspaper claim...
Tags: Usa, News, California, White House, US, San Francisco, Dhs, New York Times, Oakland, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Donald J Trump, Maggie Haberman, Schaaf


WH Mulled Dumping Immigrant Detainees In Sanctuary Cities, Targeting Trump Foes

On at least two occasions in the last six months, the White House considered releasing immigrant detainees onto the streets of sanctuary cities as a way to target President Trump’s political foes, The Washington Post reported. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) district in San Francisco was one of the primary targets, Department of Homeland Security officials told the Post. The Post obtained emails that show the idea was first floated in November when a migrant caravan was approaching...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Immigration, San Francisco, CA, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Sanctuary Cities, Nicole Lafond, Post The Post


Trump aides considered releasing detained immigrants into sanctuary cities in revenge against Democrats, leaked emails reveal

White House officials have tried to pressure US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border onto the streets of “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against Donald Trump's political adversaries. The Washington Post which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), said the White House proposed the measure at least twice in the past six months.According to the emails, the measure was first suggested in Novembe...
Tags: Post, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, San Francisco, Dhs, House, Ice, Davis, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Miller


White House considered releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities – report

Officials sought to pressure immigration authorities in effort to retaliate against Trump’s political opponents, Washington Post reportsWhite House officials have tried to pressure US immigration authorities to release migrants detained at the border into so-called sanctuary cities such as San Francisco to retaliate against Donald Trump’s political adversaries, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The Post, which reviewed emails on the issue and spoke to unnamed officials at the Department o...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, White House, US, San Francisco, US news, US politics, House, US immigration, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Trump Administration


White House tried pressuring immigration officials to release detainees in sanctuary cities

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district in San Francisco was among those the White House wanted to target, according to DHS officials.
Tags: White House, San Francisco, Dhs, House, Nancy Pelosi


White House Sought To Drop Off Detained Immigrants In Sanctuary Cities: Report

Trump officials reportedly suggested releasing detainees as a way to retaliate against San Francisco and other cities.
Tags: News, White House, San Francisco, Trump


Kim Kardashian Stuns the World by Announcing She’s Studying to Become a Lawyer & Plans on Taking the Bar Exam in 2022

Since I feel like I’ve been living a bizarre twilight zone since November 2016, let me go ahead and paint this future for you:America somehow survives two terms of a Trump presidency. (And yes, we’re all still free!) It’s 2025 and Kanye West has just been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. Kim Kardashian stands by his side, not only as FLOTUS, but as a Supreme Court justice!This is obviously a hyperbolic hypothetical foretelling of our future, but back to reality, one thing ...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Celebs, Kim Kardashian, Supreme Court, California, White House, America, San Francisco, Cnn, Kanye West, United States, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kardashian, Kim, Johnson


Trump administration moves spark fears of new immigration crackdown

Trump denies plans for ‘big’ action but officials suggest otherwise, raising prospect of renewed family separations A prospective policy would force migrant parents to choose between being detained in jail-like facilities with their children or agreeing to a separation. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump flatly denied on Tuesday that he was planning a “big” new crackdown on migrants at the southern border, even as senior administration officials briefed reporters on the details o...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, United States, Nielsen, Disneyland, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, CNN Trump, El Paso Texas, San Ysidro


Jokes Aside, Kim Kardashian Is Becoming A Lawyer

Last year, Kim Kardashian used her massive platform to help incarcerated women get long overdue pardons, even going as far as meeting with fellow reality star Donald Trump at the White House for assistance. She continues to fight for prison reform, reaching out to people with political power — like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — who can help make policy change. Now, however, Kardashian is taking her passion for social justice one step further: She's becoming an actual lawyer.Kardashian revea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, California, White House, San Francisco, Kanye West, Kardashian, Donald Trump, Robert Kardashian, J Simpson, Ivanka Trump, William Kate Middleton, Jared Kushner, Southern California Kardashian, Kardashian Level DramaKim Kardashian


White House blasts judge who ruled against US asylum policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump “will do whatever it takes” to protect Americans after a judge blocked the administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await an immigration hearing. Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that a “liberal activist judge in San Francisco ruled the United States and Mexico […]
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, White House, US, San Francisco, Ap, Nation, United States, Press, Donald Trump, Sarah Sanders


Forget Kirstjen Nielsen—Her Replacement Actually Separated Families

Sergio Flores/The Washington Post via GettyKirstjen Nielsen will go down in infamy for claiming the Trump administration did not “create a policy of separating families at the border,” but the man taking her job as homeland security secretary actually implemented the policy—and it was his agents who did the separating.Kevin McAleenan was the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection until Monday, when he was named acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security after President Trump ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, San Francisco, Dhs, Homeland Security, CBP, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Tijuana, Trump, Border Protection, Juarez



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