In Minneapolis and St. Paul, the National Guard was out in force and curfews were set to take effect in hopes of quelling days of sprawling, destructive unrest. Rubber bullets were used and warning shots were fired by the Guard in Minneapolis shortly before 8 p.m. But activists were resolute that one set of criminal charges wasn’t even close to enough. After all, three other cops were fired in connection with Floyd’s death on Monday. … [Read more...] about ‘Whatever It Takes’: Protests Against Police Brutality Surge Again Across U.S.
“The president sees attacks on the police as an attack on a key constituency,” said a current senior Trump administration official. “He sees his strong support for police officers...as a core part of who he is as a winner...I’ve heard him say several times [in recent months] things like, ‘I will never abandon our police. Joe Biden will.’” … [Read more...] about Trump Fears The Minnesota Chaos Makes Him Look Weak
But what does 30 feet look like on a city street, and how can you judge the distance accurately? The graphic above shows that 30 feet is equivalent to the length of ten average city sidewalk squares, or about 12 to 14 strides. It’s also the length of a San Francisco cable car. … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s ‘30-foot rule’: This graphic visualizes when you need to pull on a mask
Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary virtual concert series continues with Comedy Day Classics from the Park. Debi Durst, executive producer of Comedy Day, has assembled a 90-minute virtual concert featuring performances from Robin Williams, Karen Ripley, Culture Clash, Bob Sarlatte and nearly 20 other comedians who have performed in Golden Gate Park throughout Comedy Day’s nearly 40-year history. … [Read more...] about Laugh Out Loud, literally! Join us for Comedy Day Classics from Golden Gate Park
The initiative would effectively exclude commercial and industrial land owners from part of a landmark 1978 ballot measure that caps the rate of increase on property taxes for homes, businesses and all other land. Currently, after a property is purchased, its yearly tax bill cannot exceed 1% of the property's value upon sale. Its property tax bill also cannot go up by more than 2% annually. … [Read more...] about California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B