By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 12:15 pm PST, Sunday, February 10, 2019 The employees at San Francisco Fire Department Station 49 say they are being asked to get rid of their cat, Edna, after an anonymous complaint was made. Those at Station 49 argue that the cat is a stress reliever, and have launched a social media campaign dubbed #ednastays in hopes that Edna will be allowed at the station. less The employees at San Francisco Fire Department Station 49 say they are being asked to get rid of their cat, Edna, after an anonymous complaint was made. Those at Station 49 argue that the cat is a stress ... more Photo: Courtesy @fire_cat_edna / Instagram Photo: Courtesy @fire_cat_edna / Instagram Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 The employees at San Francisco Fire … [Read more...] about SF fire station says they’re being asked to get rid of their beloved cat. But they want her to stay.
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During a perambulating phone interview, I asked Paul Krassner why, in 1958, he had christened his new satire magazine The Realist. “I wanted to have a title that didn’t say ‘Funny Stories!’ ” he replied, adding with a laugh that he wanted readers to “discern for themselves whether something was real or fake.” As the Realist Cartoons collection from Fantagraphics reveals, it wasn’t just the magazine’s title that foretold the bogus news and fact-challenged politics of our own age. The 84-year-old Krassner (“The new 83!” he says sunnily) began his career as a satirist in 1955, when he sold an idea to MAD magazine — “What if comic-strip characters answered those little ads in the back of magazines?” The renowned comics artist Wally Wood illustrated Krassner’s vision of Little Orphan Annie mailing away for Maybelline products to decorate her blank eyes and Dagwood bulking up from a 98-pound weakling so … [Read more...] about Seven Decades of Satiric Cartoons Brighten These Dark Times
Photo: Eric EnglandTaurean C. Sanderlin. Joe R. Perez. DeEbony Groves. Akilah DaSilva. These are the names James Shaw Jr. wants everyone to remember. Shaw, the 29-year-old electrician who gained national attention after charging and disarming a gunman at an Antioch Waffle House this spring, made it out of that deadly situation with minor injuries. Sanderlin, Perez, Groves and DaSilva, however, never made it home at all that early morning in April. Sanderlin, 29, was an employee at the Waffle House. Perez, 20, was originally from Texas and was in town working for a surveying company. Groves, 21, was a Belmont University student majoring in social work. DaSilva, 23, was a local rap artist who went by the name Natrix Dream.Two others, Shantia Waggoner and Sharita Henderson, are still healing from the wounds they sustained during the attack. Still others were injured by the glass that broke as the gunman shot the windows out. All of the victims of the shooting were in their … [Read more...] about Nashvillian of the Year: James Shaw Jr.
Now Playing: Maya Little faces expulsion and criminal charges for dousing a Confederate statue at University of North Carolina with red paint and her own blood. She says these monuments are an affront to black people and shouldn’t be in the public square. (Aug. 10) Media: Associated Press CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture of red ink and her own blood. The 25-year-old doctoral candidate was sending a message to Chancellor Carol Folt that the monument — nicknamed "Silent Sam" — was an affront to black students like her, "the celebration of an army that fought for our ancestors' enslavement." But Little was also speaking to the group responsible for erecting this memorial to "the Lost … [Read more...] about Women’s group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on
Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold. Larry Busacca/Getty Images 1.I wish I was writing about movies, but I walk into that Trader Joe’s almost every other day.There’s three reasons for that: I love grocery stores, I love food and I cook all the damn time. And when you cook all the time, you tend not to have a refrigerator full of endless pre-packaged things. In fact, your fridge is often pretty bare because you are constantly buying fresh produce, which means you need to restock every couple of days. So you basically live in grocery stores.There are three stores right around the corner from me: A fancy pants cheese shop with gourmet food, a Gelson’s and a Trader Joe’s. Often I go to all three in one fell swoop. The cheese shop has a bunch of specialty items for when I’m splurging. At Gelson’s I can get better quality of meat and fish, fresher eggs, etc. But for any brand items of equal quality? Trader Joe’s has infinitely better prices. … [Read more...] about A Grim Day For LA: A Hostage Crisis and the Death of Jonathan Gold