Why was it so hard to believe the women about Cosby? By Brian Copeland May 1, 2018 Photo: Matt Slocum / Associated Press Image 1of/2 CaptionClose Image 1 of 2 Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) less Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial ... more Photo: Matt Slocum / Associated Press Image 2 of 2 Andrea Constand (left) embraces prosecutor Kristen Feden in Norristown, Pa., Thursday after Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting … [Read more...] about Why was it so hard to believe the women about Cosby?
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By Carolyne Zinko Updated 6:00 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle Dave Reddix (left), Larry Schwartz, Steve Capper, Mark Gravich and Jeffrey Noel were the Waldos, who coined the term 420, now part of global cannabis culture. Buy this photo Dave Reddix (left), Larry Schwartz, Steve Capper, Mark Gravich and... It was a private signal that became a worldwide symbol. In 1971, five teenage boys at San Rafael High School created a code, 420, for the time to meet after school, get high and search for a plot of illegal marijuana planted by a member of the Coast Guard, whose map to the grow and permission to harvest it had found its way to them. The code was a way for the boys, who nicknamed themselves the Waldos after a wall where they sat cracking jokes between classes, to talk about cannabis without adults knowing what they were up to. They whispered, “420 Louis” to each other … [Read more...] about Heads of the class: High school kids created 420 decades ago — now they tell the tale
Homeowners and anti-gentrification activists descend on Sacramento to oppose SB 827. (Photo by Matt Levin for CALmatters) The State’s Most Controversial Housing Bill in Years Just Died. Here’s What Happened By Matt Levin |CALmatters The most controversial state housing bill in recent memory has died with a pretty resounding thud. Senate Bill 827,which would have forced cities to allow taller, denser development around public transit, got only four votes on the 13-member Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing. Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers voted against the bill. Authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener, Democrat from San Francisco, the bill would have allowed developers to build five-story apartment buildings near major public transit stops, including neighborhoods previously zoned for single family homes. The bill received a ton of media attention, including a fairly flattering write-up on the front page of the New York Times. Urbanist “Yes In My … [Read more...] about Daily Business Report-April 19, 2018, San Diego Metro Magazine
The Brian Setzer Orchestra is getting a jump-start on the holidays with the release of "Rockin' Rudolph," its first new studio Christmas album in a decade. Unveiled last month, the collection features familiar seasonal favorites including "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Most Wonderful Time of the Year." "These songs are great songs. It doesn't matter if they're holiday songs or when they were written, they're just great songs. So the trick is to make them sound hip. Some of them are eternally hip, you know, so you don't have to do too much," Setzer said. The album also features the upbeat, catchy (and might we add, fun!) song "Yabba-Dabba Yuletide," which shows off the classic Brian Setzer Orchestra big-band horn sound that makes you want to grab a partner and dance. Setzer told CBS News that the song came to him when he was "jet-lagged laying in bed in Paris" at about 3 o'clock in the morning. "I couldn't sleep. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Video premiere: The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Yabba-Dabba Yuletide”
A "Bernie or Bust" rap song echoed throughout Philadelphia City Hall on Tuesday as hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered around a small stage and sang together in unison. Sanders fans felt reenergized after the first night of the Democratic National Convention, despite the fact Sanders vowed to "do everything I can" to make a Hillary Clinton presidency happen. "You know what, it's not over," voter Cory Bohn told CBS News at the event. "I believe he's waiting for us to do something." The 38-year-old traveled to Philadelphia from Santa Rosa, California, to urge delegates not to back Clinton. Sporting a red, white and blue "Ring in the Political Revolution" t-shirt, Bohn cheered alongside dozens of other die-hard Sanders supporters. Co-founder of the "Bernie or Bust" movement Victor Tiffany told the group they're making a commitment. "It's not just, 'Oh, we're going to vote for Hillary,'" he shouted from the platform. "We're coming after her. If [Sanders] doesn't come out of this … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo “Bernie or Bust” backers in Philadelphia: It’s not over