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 unrest that Trump makes political hay of, in the end, is almost always the episodes that involve minority communities. As president, he notably tried to play the role of reconciliator for the white nationalist riots that upended Charlottesville and resulted in the death of a young woman. In the days prior to Minneapolis’ burning, Trump urged the Democratic governor of Michigan to have empathy and even meet with the armed white protestors who were demanding that she reopen the state more quickly in the wake of the COVID-related shutdown. … [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
FILE - In this May 27, 2020 file photo People walk in The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. California voters on the November ballot will decide whether to raise property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion annually for public schools and city halls across the state. less … [Read more...] about California to vote on business tax hike worth up to $12B