By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 9:18 am PDT, Friday, November 2, 2018 A small homeless encampment camp near the corner of 6th and Howard streets on Mon. April 23, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. San Francisco City Hall politicians continue to struggle with a fix for the real public health menace on our sidewalks the dirty needles, tent encampments, feces and foul garbage. less A small homeless encampment camp near the corner of 6th and Howard streets on Mon. April 23, 2018, in San Francisco, Calif. San Francisco City Hall politicians continue to struggle with a fix for the real ... more Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle Buy photo The number of homeless people living in San Francisco has reached a record high. The number of homeless people living in San Francisco has reached a record high. Photo: Photo: Jason Henry, Special To The … [Read more...] about Is SF a friendly city for homeless? 17 people living on the street told us.
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Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 6:01 PM EDT Oct 15, 2018 Detroit — The star witness against Detroit City Councilman Gabe Leland is a thief who stole a million-dollar property from the city, according to city lawyers who leveled damning allegations that could damage the businessman's credibility in a high-profile corruption case. The allegation against businessman Robert Carmack emerged Monday as Leland was released on a personal recognizance bond, the latest development in a bribery scandal that could send him to federal prison for more than 10 years. The city sued Carmack in June, accusing him of stealing 10 acres of industrial property near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit and flipping the land for a $750,000 profit. Carmack is the central figure in the bribery case against Leland and says he wore a secret recording device during conversations with the Detroit city councilman — portions of which are included in the … [Read more...] about Star witness in Leland bribery case ‘a thief,’ city says
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Travis Andersen Globe Staff September 13, 2018 The girlfriend of Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird told Boston police he choked her roughly a dozen times during an argument last Friday and also kicked her and held her against her will before he began to suffer medical distress, prosecutors said Thursday.The allegations were disclosed as Bird, 24, was arraigned in Brighton Municipal Court on charges of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend, who prosecutors said attends a local college. A not-guilty plea was entered on Bird’s behalf, and he was held on $50,000 cash bail. Advertisement Bird is due back in court Oct. 25. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here The arraignment was Bird’s first appearance in public … [Read more...] about Girlfriend says Celtics guard Jabari Bird choked her a dozen times
By Kurtis Alexander Published 2:51 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 A group of tourists make their way up the steps of Grace Cathedral where an Earth banner is seen surrounding the main facade ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, September 12, 2018. less A group of tourists make their way up the steps of Grace Cathedral where an Earth banner is seen surrounding the main facade ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, ... more Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Photo: Jessica Christian / The Chronicle Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A group of tourists make their way up the steps of Grace Cathedral where an Earth banner is seen surrounding the main facade ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, … [Read more...] about S.F. mayor urges global leaders to join city climate change fight
Bob Salsberg and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press Updated 12:11 am CDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Now Playing: Voters in Massachusetts are deciding who advances to the November general election to run for a slew of offices. AP Statehouse Reporter Bob Salsberg explains some of the top races. (Sept. 4) Media: Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old's upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base is seeking younger, more diverse candidates who embrace progressive policies. Her victory comes just two months after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez similarly defeated a top House leader in a primary for a New York congressional seat. Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday night tweeted … [Read more...] about In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent