Tag Archives: San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO: Mass Panic At Hamilton Performance After False Shooter Alarm, Three Hospitalized [VIDEO]

The San Jose Mercury News reports: A medical emergency at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco triggered an alarm about a potential active shooter during a performance of the hit musical “Hamilton,” leading the audience to evacuate. There was no shooter, and the evacuation was set off by a woman’s unspecified medical emergency about 9:50 p.m. Friday, said Officer Joseph …

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San Francisco Approves Leather-Themed “Eagle Plaza”

San Francisco Curbed reports: San Francisco Mayor London Breed says that she’s signed legislation giving the go-ahead to Eagle Plaza, a long planned new park in west SoMa nearly four years in the making. The designs for the 12,500-square-foot space include a prominent Leather Pride flag to acknowledge SoMa’s history with the LGBTQ and leather communities. The Eagle Plaza name …

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The Sisters Bestow “Sainthood” On Stormy Daniels

Just in from San Francisco’s Sister Roma: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence recognize individuals who exemplify the Order’s commitments to Activism, community service, and the advancement of human rights with our highest honor: Sainthood. Stormy Daniels’ bravery in sharing her story and speaking truth to power earned her the respect and admiration of the Sisters. We surprised her last night …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Complains About “Unfair” Corporate Tax To Stem Homelessness

The Hill reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday sounded off against a San Francisco measure to increase corporate taxes that would give the city more funding to tackle its homeless crisis. Dorsey said he was opposed to San Francisco’s Proposition C because he believes one of companies he leads as CEO, Square, will be taxed at unfair rates compared …

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Famed “No Obits” Headline Turns 20 Years Old

Twenty years ago today San Francisco’s Bay Area Reporter published its now-famous “No Obits” headline, marking the first time in many years that the paper had no AIDS-related deaths to report. The accompanying article’s author, Timothy Rodriques, who at the time had himself recently tested HIV+, reflects this week in the same paper: That the article had such an impact …

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STUDY: San Francisco Rents Now World’s Highest

NBC News reports: Let’s face it, San Francisco is expensive. To make matters worse, a new study has now ranked the city No. 1 in the world with the highest rent and the list also includes three more Bay Area cities in the top ten: San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley. According to a study released by financial advice site Walletwyse, …

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SAN FRANCISCO: London Breed Wins Mayoral Race

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded defeat in the San Francisco mayor’s race Wednesday to Supervisor London Breed. “I called Supervisor London Breed this morning to congratulate her and to wish her every success both personally and professionally in her new job as mayor of San Francisco,” Leno said in a news conference at a …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Mayoral Candidate Mark Leno Holds Thin Lead, Would Be City’s First Openly Gay Mayor

San Francisco’s Fox affiliate reports: The race to see who will become San Francisco’s next mayor is still up in the air as of this morning with former state Sen. Mark Leno holding a narrow lead over Board of Supervisors president London Breed. Initial results from Tuesday’s election indicated a large margin in first-place votes for Breed. However, once San …

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Worshiping At “The Church Of Beyonce” [VIDEO]

Vice reports: Beyoncé is undeniably the most powerful force in pop culture. So it makes sense that someone decided to bring her music and philosophy into church, where it belongs. Broadly recently attended a jam-packed Beyoncé Mass held at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, which was organized by reverend and theologian Yolanda Norton, who teaches a class on Beyoncé and …

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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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