Tag Archives: San Francisco

SFO Terminal To Be Renamed For Harvey Milk

The San Francisco Examiner reports: San Francisco is preparing to rename a terminal at the San Francisco International Airport after slain LGBT supervisor Harvey Milk and install artwork memorializing the civil rights icon. The name change was first introduced in 2013 by then-Supervisor David Campos, who had initially hoped to name the entire airport after Milk, the first openly gay ...

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CALIFORNIA: Gavin Newsom Hails His 2004 Move On Same-Sex Marriage In First Gubernatorial Ad [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who sits atop most polls and has raised the most money in the 2018 California governor’s race, begins spending some of it Monday with his first campaign ad. It features the then-San Francisco mayor presiding over the first same-sex marriages in the city on this day 14 years ago. “Today, we ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: City’s Oldest Gay Bar Closes After 58 Years, Will Become Kung Fu-Themed Laundromat

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The sun has quietly set on the Gangway, San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating gay bar. Bookending an ownership saga that started two years ago, the transfer of the bar’s liquor license became final on Friday, according to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. On Sunday, the historic establishment hosted its final night of revelry. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: FBI Foils Xmas Day Terror Plot Against Popular Tourist Destination Pier 39 [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports: Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that “Christmas was the perfect day” for a terror attack in San Francisco and “did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die.” We’ve learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. They say he wanted ...

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at age 65, his office said. The sudden news came in an email from the office at 2:23 a.m. It read: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Black Smoke Pours From Russian Consulate As Expelled Diplomats Pack Up [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Acrid, black smoke was seen pouring from a chimney at the Russian consulate in San Francisco Friday, a day after the Trump administration ordered its closure amid escalating tensions between the United States and Russia. Firefighters who arrived at the scene were turned away by consulate officials who came from inside the building. An Associated Press ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Police Block All Access To Location Of Non-Permitted Extremist Group’s “Press Conference”

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco police are barring all public access to Alamo Square Park, a police employee said, casting into doubt a right-wing group’s last-minute plans to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. in the Western Addition park. Alamo Square will be closed to the public “for as long as deemed necessary,” said Ramon Beltran, a ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Organizers Cancel Tomorrow’s Hate Rally, Say They Fear Violence From Counter-Protesters

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The leader of a right-wing group that had planned a Saturday rally at Crissy Field in San Francisco said Friday that he had decided to cancel the event and hold a news conference instead. On Facebook Live, Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer said the news conference would be held at 2 p.m. at Alamo Square ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Feds Greenlight Saturday Hate Rally

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The National Park Service said Wednesday that a controversial right-wing rally will be allowed to go forward Saturday at park-managed Crissy Field in San Francisco and advised the public to steer clear. Golden Gate National Recreation Area Acting General Superintendent Cicely Muldoon said the park service had no choice but to honor the free speech ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Activists Plan Counter-Demo As Cops Issue All Hands On Deck Call For Saturday Hate Rally

The SFist reports: This Friday, city leaders will rally concerned citizens and host an afternoon event on the steps of City Hall to condemn hate and the presumed racist overtones of a planned rally in Crissy Field this Saturday. The rally, which still needs a final permit from the National Park Service, has been the source of extensive hand-wringing and ...

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REPORT: Netflix Develops Tales Of The City Update

Variety reports: Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed novel series in the 1990s. Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: “White Privilege” Activist Plows Motorcycle Through Health Care Bill Protesters [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. The red 2015 BMW motorcycle captured in photographs is registered to San ...

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Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Dies At Age 65

Cleve Jones breaks the news on his Facebook page: “I am heartbroken. My dearest friend in the world is gone. Gilbert gave the world the Rainbow Flag; he gave me forty years of love and friendship. I can’t stop crying. I love you forever Gilbert Baker.” No cause of death has yet been disclosed. Gilbert suffered a stroke about five ...

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AIDS Memorial Museum Planned For San Francisco

The New York Times reports: The National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park here is a somber glen of plants, trees, walks, grass and cairn, with thousands of names etched in stones and pavement. Visitors’ emotions run high, but the details of exactly how AIDS devastated and transformed the world are not found here. “The story of AIDS is ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Launches Self-Driving Cars

The Associated Press reports: Uber is bringing a small number of self-driving cars to its ride-hailing service in San Francisco — a move likely to excite the city’s tech-savvy population and certain to antagonize California regulators. The Wednesday launch in Uber’s hometown expands a public pilot program the company started in Pittsburgh in September. The testing lets everyday people experience ...

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CALIFORNIA: State Senate Candidate Scott Wiener Employs Trio Of Drag Queens For Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The clip is already getting notice overseas. Via Britain’s Mirror: A politician has released a jaw-dropping campaign video to try and convince voters he’s the man for the job – featuring drag queens and a bespoke version of a Katy Perry track. Scott Wiener has put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to shame with this amazing campaign video which shows ...

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San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Is Literally Sinking

If it tilts any further, the elevators will become unusable. Today the New York Times picks up the story that has riveted San Francisco for months: The developers of the luxurious Millennium Tower laid out the risks and potential defects of the 58-story building in minute detail when its apartments went on sale seven years ago. The color and texture ...

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Naming Ceremony Held For USNS Harvey Milk

The USNS Harvey Milk hasn’t been built yet, but today the Navy held a naming ceremony for the ship on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. This, despite an outraged campaign of complaints to Congress led by the American Family Association. Attending this afternoon were San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Stuart ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Lone Star Saloon Becomes City’s First Gay Bar To Earn “Legacy Business” Status

San Francisco’s Lone Star Saloon has become the city’s first gay bar to earn “legacy business” status under a recently voter-approved program to protect culturally significant businesses from developers and their wrecking balls. The Examiner reports: When landlords sell their buildings, the “for sale” sign can feel like a death sentence for the businesses operating there, which are subject to ...

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Metal Detectors For San Francisco Pride

From the San Francisco Chronicle: San Francisco public safety officials are taking no chances with this weekend’s Pride celebration after an attack this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando in which 49 people were massacred. For the first time, there will be metal detectors — a combination of walk-through machines and handheld wands — at all entry points to ...

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