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San Francisco Supervisors Violate Brown Act; SF Weekly Applauds

As San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos pushes to expand a controversial “sanctuary city” policy that restricts local law enforcement from communicating with federal immigration officials, the local alternative newspaper SF Weekly clearly has his back.

Los Angeles County seal (Wikipedia)

Federal Court Bans Cross from Los Angeles Seal

A federal court ruled Thursday that the Los Angeles County supervisors violated the Constitution in 2014 when they voted to restore a small cross to the county seal. The cross appeared on a depiction of a historic mission building.

Sleeping elephant (Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press)

GOP Registration Hits Record Low in Orange County

In Orange County, long considered one of the few bastions of conservatism in California, voter registration trends have been decidedly poor for the Republican Party, with GOP registration dropping below 40% of registered voters for the first time ever.

DACA

Alleged DACA Recipient Charged with Two Additional Lewd Acts with a Child

A man charged with child molestation and distribution of child pornography and allegedly granted executive amnesty under a 2012 executive action by President Barack Obama has been charged with two additional felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.

Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

S.F. Sheriff Fires Back At S.F. Mayor Over Sanctuary City Policy

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi laid into Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday in response to Lee’s July 14 letter regarding the details of San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies, which have come under intense scrutiny in light of the July 1 murder of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal alien.

Archbishop Cordileone (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Archbishop Stands Firm Against Faculty Wanting Change

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, a staunch traditional Catholic, is under attack from faculty and staff at the four San Francisco archdiocese high schools, as eighty percent of faculty and staff have signed a petition rejecting the additions Cordileone has made to the school’s handbooks for the 2015-2016 school year.