Tag Archives: Bay Area

Major Quake Rattles Bay Area

The 6.0 M near the Bay Area this morning was the largest quake to hit that area since the Loma Prieta earthquake almost 25 years ago.— USGS (@USGS) August 24, 2014 UPDATE: At least 70 people were injured by this morning’s earthquake in California. Damage reports are coming in. http://t.co/Ow5OxhnoCD— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) August 24, 2014 #California hit by biggest #earthquake ...

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400+ Year Sentence For Leader In “Targeted” Gang Rape Of Lesbian

Via the San Francisco Chronicle: The ringleader of a 2008 gang rape of a Richmond woman who was allegedly targeted because she is a lesbian and then taunted was sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison. Humberto Salvador, 36, of Richmond was found guilty in December of rape in concert, forcible oral copulation in concert, kidnapping for ...

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Bay Area Health Officials Create Fake Grindr Profiles To Promote Safer Sex

Health officials from San Mateo County have created fake Grindr profiles in a campaign to promote safer sex among the hook-up app’s users. Via the Bay Area Reporter: Darryl Lampkin, prevention supervisor for the STD/HIV program at the county’s health department, said last week that the efforts have enabled staff to reach far more people than they had been able ...

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AIDS Group Launches Mailer Campaign Against Bid To Authorize PrEP Pill

The controversial AIDS Healthcare Foundation has launched a publicity campaign in opposition to classifying Truvada as a daily preventive (PrEP) for HIV infection. Last week a large coalition of AIDS groups issued a call for the FDA to make the change. Via AHF press release: “It appears that Gilead is trying to ram expanded use of Truvada as an HIV ...

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San Francisco Underbears

JMG reader Robbie sends us his video from this weekend’s Walter Van Beirendonck fashion show in Berkeley. This is the underwear portion, the regular fashion is here. Keep an eye out for writer and newly-minted underwear model Michael McAllister, who blogs at Dogpoet.

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Parents Sue To End Anti-Bullying Course

Two parents are suing the Alameda County school district in California because they don’t want kids to be taught that it’s wrong to beat up gay kids. Kerry Cook and Serena Dietrich filed a suit Feb. 18 in Alameda County Superior Court that seeks to nullify the school board’s Dec. 8 vote to readopt Lesson 9 for Alameda’s elementary schools ...

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CA: Alameda County Pulls Anti-Bullying Program Under Threats From Christianists

Score one for the Christianists that endorse the beating and taunting of LGBT students. The school board blinked. Under the duress of a lawsuit and threats of recall, the Alameda Board of Education has voted to phase out an elementary school curriculum it adopted in May to prevent anti-gay bullying. The so-called Lesson 9, which had become an opposition centerpiece ...

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Crack Delays Bay Bridge Reopening

Shortly after the Bay Bridge was closed on Friday for seismic retrofitting, workers noticed that a crack had developed on a beam of the eastern span. Repairs may delay the bridge’s reopening today and pose a logistical nightmare for commuters. The parts needed to make the fix were manufactured overnight by Stinger Welding Inc. in Coolidge, Ariz. Weighing about 18,000 ...

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Four Arrests In SF Rape Case

Four arrests have been made in the case of the Bay Area lesbian who was gang-raped last month. Two men and two teens have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a woman last month in the San Francisco Bay area while allegedly taunting her for being a lesbian, police said Thursday. Officers arrested Humberto Hernandez Salvador at his Richmond home ...

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MacArthur Parking

Bay Area commuters have a big mess to contend with after a section of the MacArthur Maze collapsed yesterday due to a tanker fire which melted the steel supports. The MacArthur Maze is a confusing knot of superhighways that join together at the Oakland end of the Bay Bridge and has probably caused more emergency last-minute lane changes than Miami’s ...

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