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.
In Trump’s mind, he was the antidote, and his supporters latched onto that image of a strong leader in firm control. The prospect of losing that image—and winding up on the receiving end of the same sorts of barbs he threw President Barack Obama’s way in 2014—makes him prone to visceral reactions when cable news networks broadcast images such as a burning American city onto his television, the former administration official said. … [Read more...] about Trump Fears The Minnesota Chaos Makes Him Look Weak
You don’t need to wear a mask if you are stationary and at least six feet apart from those outside your household, as long as you have a mask on hand. This subtle distinction has caused some confusion, but officials say that the intention is for people who are moving to have the time and space needed to pull on a face covering before encountering others. … [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