The program has been criticized for failing to translate into the possibility of jobs as firefighters for inmates after they leave prison, but this year, the state has allocated $26.6 million to create a training and certification program so that people who fight fires while incarcerated can more successfully apply for firefighting jobs with local and state agencies on the outside upon their release. … [Read more...] about Inmate firefighter rescued by helicopter while fighting NorCal blaze
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(l-r) Auxillery Communication Service (ACS) volunteer Peter McElmury takes notes as a member of the public called in over the radio to describe the sound of the sirens they were hearing in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Peter McElmury and Chief of ACS Lawrence Lin (not pictured) take calls from members of the public who listen to the weekly siren alert system and call in to describe its effectiveness.Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle … [Read more...] about Can SF plan for surviving a North Korean nuclear strike?
Back at work at the Coliseum this week, Bassitt gave up hits to Stephen Piscotty and Khris Davis during a live batting-practice session, and, he said, “Facing live hitters that are your friends definitely adds a little bit of extra motivation to it. It’s fun but it’s also the catch-22. ... I absolutely hate facing teammates in live BP or live games because I basically don’t want to hit them and somehow have a freak injury happen.” … [Read more...] about Chris Bassitt may be back in A’s rotation — and he’s ready for anything
A’s manager Bob Melvin, a big-league catcher for 10 seasons, said catchers are aware to distance as much as possible. “I don’t think there’s anything I could say to a catcher that would make him feel less or more comfortable. It’s just part of the job.” … [Read more...] about Giants’ Buster Posey on catchers’ conundrum: ‘inherent risk’ of no social distance
Last week, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a commission to examine racial inequalities in the UK. But the reported involvement of a Downing Street aide in setting up the commission has too proved controversial; critics say Munira Mirza is unsuited to the task because she has previously denied that widespread racism exists in the UK, writing in 2017 that she believed institutional racism was "a myth." Downing Street has said the membership of the commission had yet to be decided. … [Read more...] about Most Black British people think the Conservative Party is institutionally racist, CNN poll finds