By Sal Pizarro | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 8, 2019 at 11:58 am | UPDATED: May 9, 2019 at 10:28 am It’s been fantastic to travel down Montgomery Street this week and see workers from Young Electric Sign Co. in cherry pickers working on the Stephen’s Meat “Dancing Pig” sign that has evolved from fanciful to historic to iconic over the years. Most of what is happening now is cleaning, the first steps in a full restoration that will bring the 1950s-era neon sign back to life in the near future. And it was made possibly only by the scores of people who bought T-shirts or donated their hard-earned cash to a $35,000 campaign spearheaded by the Preservation Action Council less than two years ago. The campaign surpassed its goal but continues to fundraise to sock away a maintenance fund so the sign does not return to its dilapidated state. What makes this sign so special, you might ask. To begin with, it’s a symbol of San … [Read more...] about Iconic Dancing Pig sign in San Jose starts road to recovery
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | City Traffic Deaths Dropped to 200. That’s the Lowest Level in a Century. Supported by ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons Jan. 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. ] The number of traffic deaths in New York City dropped in 2018 to the lowest level in more than a century, a sign of progress for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate fatalities on the city’s streets. The news, however, was not all promising: Although overall deaths declined, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic increased last year, city officials said on Tuesday. Mr. de Blasio has implemented a number of safety improvements in his aim to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024, a program he named Vision Zero after a Swedish plan. The total number of people killed in traffic … [Read more...] about City Traffic Deaths Dropped to 200. That’s the Lowest Level in a Century.
News about sexual assault in fall 2016 left then-12-year-old Maeve Sanford-Kelly disheartened. She was appalled by the crimes of Bill Cosby and Brock Turner, and how their victims were treated. But, even at age 12, she wasn't surprised. Once-Affordable Housing Markets Where Residents Could Soon Be Priced Out "My whole world and my whole life has been: This is what happens. This is how power dynamics play out," said Sanford-Kelly, a Bethesda, Maryland, resident who's now 14. The middle-schooler considered what she could do to prevent sexual assault and landed on the concept of sexual consent education. She started locally, with help from her friends and her mother, Del. Ariana Kelly, who represents a portion of Montgomery County. Eventually, their efforts had a greater impact. Borderline Shooting: Sergeant Killed by CHP Officer's Bullet Maryland is now one of the 10 states, plus D.C., that requires public schools to include information on sexual … [Read more...] about How a Teen Girl Got Sexual Consent to Be Taught in Md. Schools
Thursday, Nov 29 2018 UPDATED 9:07 AM full issue Because of the policy that expands the definition of public charge to immigrants receiving government aid, legal residents have stopped using school programs, food subsidies, housing vouchers and health clinics for which they are eligible, the city's lawsuit says. It hurts Baltimore's mission to welcome immigrants and increases long-term expenses as Baltimore deals with a sicker and less-educated community, according to officials. The Associated Press: Baltimore Sues Trump Administration Over Immigration Policy The Washington Post: Baltimore Sued The Trump Administration Over Efforts To Withhold Visas For Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits CNN: Baltimore Sues Trump Admin Over Immigrants' Access To Benefits In other immigration news — The Associated Press Fact Check: Entire Trump Tweet On Immigrant Aid Is Wrong The Associated Press: Texas Ruling May Allow Licensing Of … [Read more...] about Baltimore Files First-In-Nation Suit Against Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Policy, Citing Chilling Effect Its Had On City’s Immigrants
Adam Graham Detroit News Film Critic Published 7:19 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), the good guy goombah at the center of the 1960s-set comedic racial drama "Green Book," is discussing the word "virtuoso." "It's Italian," he says, his street corner inflection making him sound like a predecessor to one of Tony Soprano's henchmen. "It means really good!" In that case, consider "Green Book" virtuoso as well. This is an expertly-acted, perfectly telegraphed message movie that knows the buttons it's pushing, and pushes them all, right on cue. This is not a knock against it, it's a compliment. "Green Book" — which is based on a true story — is obvious, on-the-nose filmmaking, delivered in a folksy package and arriving just in time for the holidays and awards season. But it's done so well that it's hard to resist. Audiences will eat it up, and Oscar voters will, too. Lip is a New York City bouncer in 1962, a … [Read more...] about Movie review: Racism hits the road in sterling ‘Green Book’