Politics

YouTube parody about San Francisco housing challenges (Photo from Chris Severn's YouTube video)

YouTube Parody Video Is Final Hope For Pair Unable To Find SF Housing

Faced with square footages in the triple digits with rents approaching five digits, a pair of health care consultants grabbed a banjo, a video camera and some kitschy lyrics and uploaded the result YouTube to lament and possibly land a sweet new pad.

04/08/2015

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BART Announces Increased Fares For 2016

BART is taking public comments on a plan to increase current fares by 3.4 percent next year.

04/08/2015

Ellen Pao

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Bans Salary Negotiations To Equalize Pay For Men, Women

After losing a sex-discrimination lawsuit in Silicon Valley last week, Ellen Pao continues on her crusade to bring gender equality to the tech world, but this time with a focus on her home turf.

04/08/2015

Robert Kennedy Jr. comments on the vaccine debate in Sacramento on April 7, 2015. (CBS)

Robert Kennedy Jr. Compares Vaccine Debate To Holocaust As California Lawmakers Look At Banning Exemptions

As lawmakers at the State Capitol consider a bill that would no longer allow parents to opt out of vaccinating their children over personal beliefs, vaccination critic Robert Kennedy Jr. waded into the debate at a Sacramento appearance.

04/08/2015

A San Francisco city worker was fatally struck by a trolley while she was crossing the street near City Hall on October 23, 2014. (CBS)

San Francisco Tour Bus Drivers Forced To Decide Between Driving, Narrating After New Rule Passes

An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, less than six months after a city hall employee was fatally struck by a tour bus outside City Hall.

04/07/2015

Tom Steyer  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green)

Bay Area Billionaire Environmentalist Battling 2016 GOP Hopefuls By Outing Them On Climate Change

A Bay Area billionaire environmentalist hopes to put GOP White House hopefuls on the climate-change “hot seat,” and give the Koch Brothers a run for their money.

04/07/2015

A still shot taken from the promotional video for Shred of Decency (credit: Shred of Decency)

Paper Company Uses Anti-Gay Leaflets For Wedding Confetti To Support Same-Sex Marriage In Ireland

A paper company is using a new product on its shelves as a creative comeback to opponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland.

04/07/2015

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CA Gay Woman Who Donated $20 To Fundraiser For Indiana Pizzeria That Won’t Cater Same-Sex Marriages Urges ‘Tolerance’

A Southern California gay woman taught a lesson in tolerance to progressives and conservatives alike when she donated $20 to the GoFundMe page for the Indiana Pizzeria that won’t cater same-sex marriages.

04/07/2015

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San Francisco, Oakland Lift Travel Bans To Indiana Over Religious Freedom Bill

The mayors of San Francisco and Oakland ended restrictions on city-funded travel to Indiana Tuesday in response to an amendment passed last week to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

04/07/2015

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In France You Can Be Too Thin

French lawmakers hope that by banning excessively thin models on runways, women might stop starving themselves to death to look like them. Modeling agencies risk the threat of steep fines, even imprisonment if they don’t comply.

04/07/2015