Trump threatens EPA action against San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on “liberal” policies. Trump accused the city of allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean. “It’s a […]

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city’s recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a “domestic terrorist organization.” The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is […]

The Latest: San Francisco Opera cancels Domingo concert

The Latest on sexual harassment accusations against opera legend Placido Domingo (all times EDT): 5 p.m. The San Francisco Opera says it is canceling an October concert featuring Placido Domingo after the publication of an Associated Press story that quoted numerous women as saying they were sexually harassed or subjected to inappropriate behavior by the […]

32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first step in a sweeping crackdown on crime ranging from drugs to sex trafficking in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood yielded 32 arrests of mostly Honduran nationals tied to two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into the community, U.S. prosecutors announced Wednesday. It’s not uncommon to see people […]

Plastic bottles sales banned at San Francisco airport

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles. The unprecedented move at one of the major airports in the country will take effect Aug. 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need […]

San Francisco: More homeless living in vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most homeless people in San Francisco sleep in parks and on sidewalks but a growing number are living out of their vehicles, helping fuel an overall 17% increase in homelessness in the last two years, according to a report released Friday. San Francisco tallied about 8,000 homeless in its one-night count […]

Tourists may pay tolls to drive San Francisco crooked street

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famed crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. California lawmakers approved a bill Thursday granting San Francisco the power to establish a toll and reservation system for Lombard Street. The bill still needs Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature. […]

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