Tag: San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead At 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has died, his family announced in a statement. Lee, 65, passed away at around 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Several local news outlets described Lee’s overnight death as “unexpected,” and it was not yet clear early Tuesday what he died from. “Family, friends, and colleagues were at…

At Least 11 Dead, Dozens Missing In Devastating Fires North Of SF

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) issued an emergency proclamation for three counties north of San Francisco on Monday as firefighters struggled to contain some 25 wind-fueled blazes raging through wine country. Authorities said Tuesday that at least 11 people have died in the fires, more than 100 missing-person reports have been called in from Sonoma…

Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Order – SEE YOU IN COURT TWEETS TRUMP

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order that threatens to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by protecting undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be able…

Federal Court Rules Against Trump & Reinstating Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against reinstating President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. READ THE COURT’S RULING (PDF) CLICK HERE Citing a failure by the government to show that a stay of a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban would “cause irreparable damage,” a panel of three…

Trump: Even ‘Bad’ High-School Students Would Rule in My Favor

President Trump on Wednesday spoke on behalf of his own executive order in front of law-enforcement officers. Reading from U.S. law, he declared that even a “bad high-school student” would side with him in his legal battle to keep citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. “This was done, very importantly, for…

Federal Judges To Hear Challenge To Trump’s Travel Ban Tuesday

On Monday evening, the Department of Justice filed a 15-page brief defending President Trump’s executive order on immigration, and moments later, it was announced the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a challenge to his travel ban on Tuesday. Last week, a federal judge temporarily suspended parts of the travel ban against people from…

Torso Found Under San Francisco Bay Bridge

Authorities say a headless human torso was discovered under the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The limbless torso was found on rocks near the bay by workers dismantling an old section of the bridge at about noon Wednesday. The Oakland Police Department believes the torso washed up from the bay. The gender and cause of the…

SF Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek [VIDEO]

Nine people were injured Monday night when a Bay Area commuter train derailed in a heavy rainstorm and fell into a swollen creek after it struck a tree that had fallen onto tracks. Authorities at the Sunol, California, crash scene said it was “an absolute miracle” that no one was killed, though four passengers sustained…

Video Purportedly Shows Police Killing San Francisco Man [VIDEO]

San Francisco police confirmed Wednesday night a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in the Bayview area. San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr said a man, who matched a description of a suspect who stabbed someone in the area around the same time, was holding a knife when he was shot and killed by…

San Francisco Votes Down Anti-Airbnb Measure [VIDEO]

San Francisco voters on Tuesday rejected a measure aimed at restricting companies like Airbnb and short-term rentals. Proposition F would have curbed renting out rooms, houses, or apartments for short periods of time, from 90 days per year to 75 days. The measure would have also required Airbnb hosts to submit quarterly reports to the…

Mexican Ex-Con Says He Killed American on Accident [VIDEO]

The man accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old woman at San Francisco’s popular Pier 14 admitted he did it in a Sunday interview with ABC7 . Francisco Sanchez, who authorities said had been deported to his native Mexico five times and had seven prior felony convictions, claimed he found the gun wrapped in a t-shirt…

Text Message Probe Of SFPD Officers Widens [VIDEO]

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are reviewing an estimated 1,000 criminal convictions for potential bias after officials uncovered a slew of racist and homophobic text messaged exchanged between San Francisco police in a fellow officer’s corruption case.

Body parts found in suitcase in San Francisco neighborhood [VIDEO]

San Francisco police responding to a suspicious package call Wednesday afternoon found a suitcase containing body parts, officials said. In a search of the area, police said more body parts were found. Photo: San Francisco police investigate the scene where a suitcase full of body parts was found on 11th Street near Mission Street on…

Fast-moving fire burns at 3,800 acres in California’s Napa County

A brushfire in California’s Napa County has spread more than 3,800 acres Wednesday after sparking Tuesday afternoon, officials said. More than 1,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is 30 percent contained. Fire officials said it isn’t currently threatening any major vineyards, but nearly 200 homes have been evacuated. Photo: A Cal Fire helicopter makes…

Yosemite Wildfire Brings Dangerous Air Conditions With Thick Smoke

Smoke from one of California’s biggest wildfires ever is dangerously contaminating the air across both California and Nevada. The Rim Fire, which has threatened parts of Yosemite National Park, has produced a haze a mile and a quarter thick in some areas, leading authorities to urge the public to avoid any outdoor activity. ‘Unhealthful’ and…