Residents and others gathered in D10 on Friday to discuss some of the various neighborhoods’ issues, primarily focusing on issues of affordability and crime. Again, I am not too sure what else to say here… so, I present you with an image of glam rock legend and American icon, Dee Snider.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/activists-blast-sf-investment-for-low-income-residents-in-thriving-bayview/Content?oid=2870112: Activists blast SF investment for low-income residents in thriving Bayview
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/big-spike-in-burglaries-recorded-in-sfs-popular-northeast-neighborhoods/Content?oid=2850099: Big spike in burglaries recorded in SF’s popular northeast neighborhoods
New details emerge in the Ryan Chamberlain case, although he still remains in jail for further psychological evaluation. Although, I have seen Orange Is The New Black and I am not sure how helpful they will be, but — on the bright side — that show has taught me that there will definitely be some good looking women in there.
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/fbi-seeking-san-francisco-suspect-possession-explo/ngBmm/: San Francisco man sought by FBI active in political circles
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-man-wanted-by-FBI-known-in-public-relations-5520975.php: S.F. man wanted by FBI known in public relations circles
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fbi-seeks-suspect-after-raid-reveals-possible-ricin-stash/Content?oid=2812000: FBI seeks SF man after raid reveals explosives
https://www.icloud.com/iw/#pages/BAK0lC6CaPhqwtLqKrWBfJbiFuSy7CqvLHCF/Blank: Chamberlain Letter
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-suspect-in-fbi-manhunt-arrested-near-crissy-field/Content?oid=2812949: SF suspect in FBI manhunt arrested near Crissy Field
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Ryan-Chamberlain-focus-of-FBI-manhunt-arrested-5522548.php: Ryan Chamberlain, focus of FBI manhunt, arrested in S.F.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ryan-chamberlain-arrested-after-fbi-manhunt-known-as-savvy-political-consultant/Content?oid=2813096: Ryan Chamberlain, arrested after FBI manhunt, known as savvy political consultant
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/california-man-wanted-by-fbi-admitted-morbid-fantasies/: California man wanted by FBI admitted "morbid fantasies"
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ryan-chamberlain-sf-suspect-in-fbi-bomb-case-appears-in-court/Content?oid=2813450: Ryan Chamberlain, SF suspect in FBI bomb case, appears in court
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Will-Jerry-Brown-fly-solo-or-lift-Democrats-up-5526333.php: Matier and Ross: Will Jerry Brown fly solo or lift Democrats up?
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/06/03/political-insider-targeted-possessing-explosives: Political insider targeted for possessing explosives
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/bomb-suspect-chamberlain-was-detained-by-fbi-before-bomb-making-materials-discovered/Content?oid=2814861: Bomb suspect Chamberlain was detained by FBI before bomb-making materials discovered
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/FBI-San-Francisco-bomb-suspect-sought-toxins-5535593.php: FBI: San Francisco bomb suspect sought toxins
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/silk-road-like-website-part-of-investigation-into-man-arrested-by-fbi-for-having-alleged-bomb-making-materials/Content?oid=2819736: Silk Road like website part of investigation into man arrested by FBI for having alleged bomb making materials
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-bomb-suspect-ryan-chamberlain-pleads-not-guilty/Content?oid=2823312: Ryan Chamberlain, SF man accused in FBI bomb case, pleads not guilty as new details emerge
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-07-09/news/ryan-chamberlain-fbi-ricin-abrin-bombmaking-gavin-newsom/ : The Enforcer: Accused Bombmaker Ryan Chamberlain Helped Blow Up San Francisco Politics. And, in the Process, Himself.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/judge-turns-down-ryan-chamberlains-appeal-for-release-to-psychiatric-facility/Content?oid=2855572: Alleged SF bomb maker Ryan Chamberlain to stay in jail; new details in case emerge
To be filed under “it’s the least we could do,” a new bill approved by the State Assembly yesterday would allow courts to expunge prostitution convictions when people are found to be victims of trafficking. The bill was sponsored by Attorney General Kamala Harris and Assembly Member Luis Alejo of Watsonville. It heads to the Senate.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Human-trafficking-victims-could-clear-crime-record-5510915.php: Human trafficking victims could clear crime record
Last month, an officer involved shooting resulted in the death of a Bernal Heights resident. With Supervisor David Campos and the SFPOA now caught up in a war of words on the subject, neighborhood tensions continue to rise.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/mounting-tensions-threat-aimed-at-sfpd-linked-to-death-of-bernal-heights-man/Content?oid=2753888§ion=2124648: Mounting tensions: Threat aimed at SFPD linked to death of Bernal Heights man
The Chronicle shares details on the work of the Public Defender’s Office to help keep kids in school and out of prison through the Legal Educational Advocacy Program.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/classrooms-not-courtrooms-sf-resolution-takes-aim-at-school-to-prison-pipeline/Content?oid=2712766: Op-Ed: Classrooms, not courtrooms: SF resolution takes aim at school to prison pipeline
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/unique-sf-program-aims-to-keep-troubled-kids-in-school/Content?oid=2832497: Unique SF program aims to keep troubled kids in school
Examiner reporter Chris Roberts fills us in on the alleged sex scandal at the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, and the backstory of the individual being accused. He also sits down with Monsignor James Tarantino to discuss how the priest’s name has been connected to the alleged scandal.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/man-at-center-of-north-beach-church-scandal-welcomed-despite-checkered-past/Content?oid=2705094: Man at center of North Beach church scandal welcomed despite checkered past
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/priest-at-center-of-north-beach-church-sex-scandal-speaks-out/Content?oid=2705106: Priest at center of North Beach church sex scandal speaks out
City Attorney Dennis Herrera says not so fast to the social network app MeetMe which seems to pop up with “alarming regularity” as a factor in sex crimes against children. Be wary out there, the Internet is not all it’s cracked up to be.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-city-attorney-alleges-lax-privacy-opens-door-for-sexual-predators-on-meetme/Content?oid=2695664: SF city attorney alleges lax privacy opens door for sexual predators on MeetMe
Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation to ban employers from asking applicants about their arrest or conviction record until they’ve at least had an interview.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ban-the-box-initiative-on-felony-identifications-gathers-support-ahead-of-supervisors-vote/Content?oid=2688774: ‘Ban the box’ initiative on felony identifications gathers support ahead of supervisors vote
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/its-time-for-sf-to-ban-the-box/Content?oid=2688733: Editorial: It’s time for SF to ban the box
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Ban-the-Box-gives-ex-offenders-chance-to-work-5187128.php: Editorial: Ban the Box gives ex-offenders chance to work
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/San-Francisco-supervisors-pass-ban-the-box-law-5204942.php: San Francisco supervisors pass 'ban the box' law
Ex-convicts looking for a clean slate may get their wish through new legislation from Supervisors Jane Kim and Malia Cohen. The proposal would ban a box on job applications that ask whether or not you’ve been convicted of a crime.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Push-to-ban-crime-box-on-job-applications-expands-5049663.php: Push to ban crime box on job applications expands
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-businesses-could-ban-the-box-on-ex-felon-identifications/Content?oid=2646148: SF businesses could ‘ban the box’ on ex-felon identifications
So, maybe DPH supported giving out free crack pipes? Maybe it would keep people more safe… or maybe it would be seen solely as the City supporting drug use. I don’t know. I mean, why do people even do drugs? NyQuil is cheap and legal.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-drug-arrests-tumble-as-police-focus-on-serious-and-violent-crime/Content?oid=2544067: San Francisco drug arrests tumble as police focus on serious and violent crime
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Gasc-n-push-to-reduce-most-nonviolent-crimes-to-5079457.php: Gascón push to reduce most nonviolent crimes to misdemeanors
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=69429: DPH backtracks on crack pipe idea
The Examiner reports on last week’s news conference where Supervisor Malia Cohen called for a “cease-fire” in District 10 and annouced plans to convene a task force to address violence and shootings in the area. A couple candidates challenging Supervisor Cohen in the upcoming November election also chime in.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-holding-mission-district-gun-buyback-event/Content?oid=2539270: San Francisco holding Mission district gun buyback event
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/does-buying-back-guns-deter-crime/Content?oid=2546451: Does buying back guns deter crime?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/proposal-for-violence-task-force-to-address-bayview-shootings-an-empty-gesture/Content?oid=2867466: Proposal for violence task force to address Bayview shootings an empty gesture
The Examiner describes how San Francisco is thinking outside of the box, and with the help of a $1 million federal grant, is investing in resources to support youth that have suffered adverse childhood experiences.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/psychiatric-patients-increasing-in-sf-hospitals-putting-a-strain-on-the-system/Content?oid=2510788: Psychiatric patients increasing in S.F. hospitals, putting a strain on the system
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-must-address-mental-health-crisis-head-on/Content?oid=2511932: Editorial: San Francisco must address mental health crisis head-on
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/feds-give-san-francisco-1-million-to-treat-crime-as-mental-health-issue/Content?oid=2586670: Feds give San Francisco $1 million to treat crime as 'mental health' issue
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/bayview-center-pioneers-approach-to-crime-prevention-by-fighting-stress-in-youths/Content?oid=2643068: Bayview center pioneers approach to crime prevention by fighting stress in youths
Mayor Ed Lee honored Muni bus driver Felicia Anderson for her swift, steady action following an on-bus shooting earlier this month. So if you ever needed a reminder to be polite to your bus driver (read: say thank you), this should serve as that reminder.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/06/17/muni-driver-honored-for-taking-sf-shooting-victim-to-hospital/: Muni Driver Honored For Taking SF Shooting Victim to Hospital
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Honors-Muni-Driver-Who-Drove-Shooting-Victim-to-Hospital-211928151.html: SF Mayor Honors Muni Driver Who Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital
Feeling safer these days? Nothing like sorting through arrest and crime data to get your day started, kudos to Chief Suhr for the Casablanca reference.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/04/san-francisco-police-still-using-buy-bust-tactic-marijuana-dealers-haight-ashbur: San Francisco police still using buy-bust tactic on marijuana dealers in Haight-Ashbury
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/05/sf-arrests-tumble-10-year-span: S.F. arrests tumble in 10-year span
The Ex reports that while the rest of the nation is experiencing a downward trend in crime, our crime levels are at a five-year high. I know we don’t like to be conformist in the Bay, but c’mon people. Shiny, attractive smartphones are bearing the brunt of the blame, as well as BART which “brings criminals as well as commuters into the City.” Hopefully they’ll invent a way for us to read the news without pulling out our cell phones. Oh well, a guy can dream.
Anyway, why’d the turkey get kicked out of the stadium? He tryptophan!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/03/san-francisco-da-gasc-n-says-industry-keeps-giving-him-run-around-mobile-device-thefts: San Francisco DA Gascón says industry keeps giving him run-around on mobile device thefts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/gascn-will-take-a-look-at-apples-anti-theft-effort/Content?oid=2455143: Gascón will take a look at Apple’s anti-theft effort
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/phone-makers-should-embrace-kill-switch/Content?oid=2455163: Editorial: Phone makers should embrace kill switch
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Apple-to-add-kill-switches-to-iPhones-4592450.php: Apple to add kill switches to iPhones
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/gascandoacuten-schneiderman-meet-with-cellphone-makers-to-push-for-anti-phone-theft-measures/Content?oid=2461840: Gascón, Schneiderman meet with cellphone makers to push for anti-phone theft measures
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/gascon-to-review-the-latest-cellphone-anti-theft-technology-from-apple-samsung/Content?oid=2514269: Gascon to review the latest cellphone anti-theft technology from Apple, Samsung
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Zapper-to-thwart-phone-theft-coming-soon-4711440.php: Zapper to thwart phone theft coming soon
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/06/5629565/london-mayor-joins-sf-ny-in-phone.html: London mayor joins SF, NY in phone theft fight
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-cellphone-thieves-going-pro/Content?oid=2553853: San Francisco cellphone thieves going pro
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-sees-highest-crime-rate-since-2008/Content?oid=2636673: SF sees highest crime rate since 2008
The City’s bike registry program helped at least one victim of a bike theft get his wheels back; however, the process was a bit tedious, according to today’s Examiner article.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/san-francisco-lawmaker-wants-curb-rampant-bike-thefts: San Francisco lawmaker wants to curb rampant bike thefts
http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/As-bicycling-rises-in-popularity-so-does-theft-4673557.php: As bicycling rises in popularity, so does theft
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-bike-registry-taking-shape-in-effort-to-curb-bike-thefts/Content?oid=2515352: S.F. bike registry taking shape in effort to curb bike thefts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-expected-to-set-goal-of-reducing-bike-thefts-by-50-percent-in-5-years/Content?oid=2583105: San Francisco expected to set goal of reducing bike thefts by 50 percent in 5 years
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-bike-registry-launching-as-police-ramp-up-anti-theft-efforts/Content?oid=2703890: SF bike registry launching as police ramp up anti-theft efforts
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-As-bike-thefts-rise-registration-program-5240835.php: S.F: As bike thefts rise, registration program gears up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/unclaimed-bikes-could-be-required-to-be-used-for-youth-repair-program/Content?oid=2712763: Unclaimed bikes could be required to be used for youth repair program
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fighting-sfs-mobile-bicycle-chop-shops/Content?oid=2816129 : Fighting S.F.’s mobile bicycle chop shops
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/bike-theft-map-pinpoints-problem-hotspots/Content?oid=2817765: Bike theft map pinpoints problem hotspots
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/06/09/san-francisco-police-use-gps-to-catch-bike-theives/: San Francisco Police Use GPS To Catch Bike Thieves
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-bike-registry-helps-man-retrieve-stolen-wheels-but-it-wasnt-easy/Content?oid=2884671: SF bike registry helps man retrieve stolen wheels, but it wasn’t easy , SF bike registry helps man retrieve stolen wheels, but it wasn’t easy
Transgender individuals in the Mission have been getting attacked and that is not cool. Although, do you really need me to tell you that hate crimes are not cool? It’s kind of like saying “the state of affairs in Cite Soleil, Haiti are not cool.” I mean, duh.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Cecilia-Chung-transgender-health-advocate-4189493.php: Cecilia Chung, transgender health advocate
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/03/san-francisco-transgender-community-reports-uptick-targeted-violence: San Francisco transgender community reports uptick in targeted violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/05/recent-violence-increases-focus-protecting-san-francisco-transgender-community: Recent violence increases focus on protecting San Francisco transgender community
Today, the SF Weekly alleges that District Attorney George Gascon’s political position on ending the war on drugs is not being reflected in the prosecution of one long-time addict facing felony charges.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/state-bill-soften-drug-sentences-backed-sf-officials: State bill to soften drug sentences backed by SF officials
http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/chem-tales-george-gascon-leniency/Content?oid=3165982: No Breaks for Old Habits: The D.A. Is Pushing Leniency for Drug Users but Prison for One Homeless Addict, No Breaks for Old Habits: The D.A. Is Pushing Leniency for Drug Users but Prison for One Homeless Addict
Crime as a whole is down on Muni (yay!), but larceny rates on Muni are up (notsoyay!). In reaction to the rise in mostly mobile device related crime, Muni has started a public service campaign that reminds passengers that people still get mugged, and those who flash $600 devices are even more likely to get mugged.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/03/muni-reminds-passengers-stay-alert-avoid-crime: Muni reminds passengers to stay alert to avoid crime
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/14/BA4K1NK6EL.DTL: City Insider: Muni posters' goal: Decrease phone, tablet thefts
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.