Nancy Pelosi Calls for ‘New Leadership,’ Refuses to Step Aside

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Bay Area public radio station KQED on Wednesday that Democrats needed “new leadership” — but she herself is not stepping aside and is continuing her quest to return as Speaker of the House if her party wins the midterm elections in November.

Another Nancy Pelosi gavel (George Nikitin / Associated Press)

California Desert ‘Superbloom’ Flower Tours Are Hot Attraction

With the Sierra Nevada mountains buried in a record snowpack, and new storms rolling in, the hot ticket for campers this year is a tour of California’s deserts, which are experiencing a fantastic superbloom of desert flowers after receiving almost twice their average rainfall.

Superbloom California (Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty)

San Francisco Journalists Coordinate to Raise Alarm on Homelessness

Journalists and reporters in the Bay Area are joining forces to flood news and social media with reports on San Francisco’s homelessness epidemic next month, with the hope that it will create a “wave” of coverage that will ultimately force politicians to take action to fix a problem that lurks at almost every corner of the space-starved city.

San Francisco homeless tent (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

NPR Listeners Threaten to Pull Donations over Kardashian Interview

Kim Kardashian appeared on the NPR game show Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me last week to discuss her second pregnancy, her new selfie book and her husband Kanye West’s recent basketball birthday party at Staples Center – and NPR listeners are not happy.

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NPR Lauds Prop. 47, Ignores Rising Crime

NPR public radio station KQED released an article lauding the results of Proposition 47, which was passed last November and resulted in a number of inmates being released from state prisons and county jails. But KQED managed to complete the piece without mentioning crime. The piece states loftily of Prop 47, “So far, it seems to be working.”

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