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Liberal Bay Area Has Trouble Supporting Black Politicians

The replacement last month of interim San Francisco Mayor London Breed, an African-American woman, with Supervisor Mike Farrell, a white male venture capitalist, has raised questions about whether the Bay Area has a problem supporting black candidates.

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‘This is War!’: San Francisco Ousts Black Interim Mayor

The City of San Francisco, home of the social justice movement and the tech industry, is in an uproar over the removal of black interim Mayor London Breed and her replacement by white male venture capitalist Mark Farrell.


Jerry Brown’s New Budget Includes Millions to Defend Illegal Aliens from Deportation

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his May revisions to the state budget proposal he rolled out in January. Buried deep among billions of dollars in proposed new spending are millions of dollars for the state to provide criminal defense for illegal immigrants in California who are facing deportation to their home country by our own federal government.

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California’s Sanctuary City Mayors Vow to Resist Trump’s Orders

California’s “sanctuary city” mayors are vowing to resist President Donald Trump’s effort to make them obey immigration laws, after he signed an executive order Wednesday cutting off federal funds to “jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply.”

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L.A. Officials Express Outrage over Dallas; S.F. Officials Equivocate

Political leaders and law enforcement officials in Los Angeles have expressed outrage at the murders of five police officers at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. In contrast, officials in San Francisco and Oakland equivocated, or ignored the event.

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Black Lives Matter Wins Again: S.F. Police Chief Suhr Resigns

San Francisco Police Department Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned suddenly on Thursday, at the request of Mayor Ed Lee, after protests by the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter movement had targeted Suhr for months, following a scandal over racist and homophobic texts sent by police officers, and several recent officer-involved shootings.

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Five CA Mayors Urge Welcome of Refugees

Mayors from five California cities on Friday signed a letter urging Congress not to reject vetted refugees, including those from Syria, that seek to come to the United States.

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Rapper to S.F. Mayor Ed Lee: ‘You’re a Disgrace to Asians’

A local Bay Area rapper who goes by the name Equipto confronted San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday night and called him a “disgrace to Asians,” blaming him for spurring the housing crisis that has displaced thousands in the city.

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‘Shrimp Boy’ Accuses S.F. Mayor Ed Lee of Corruption

On Wednesday, San Francicso Mayor Ed Lee characterized the corruption accusations coming from Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and his attorneys as “orangutans trying to deflect attention.” Chow, indicted on multiple charges in April 2014–including firearms trafficking, money laundering to murder

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Scalia Dings California in Gay Marriage Dissent

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia took a swipe at California in his dissent of Friday’s landmark 5-4 ruling that made gay marriage a constitutionally protected right under the Fourteenth Amendment and legal in all 50 states.

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San Francisco to Spend $500 Million to Create 3,000 ‘Affordable Housing’ Units

On Monday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will offer a new proposal entailing the revival of moribund housing plans worth $500 million as he competes with Supervisor John Avalos, who announced a $500 million bond measure last week at the same board meeting in which Lee proposed a $250 million affordable housing plan.