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San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes
"Grounds. The city of San Francisco has filed an historical lawsuit against its own school district to reopen classes. Mayor London Breed argue students there are suffering because of long term remote learning. I am the elected leader of the city, and I'm not going to stand by while our Children and our families continue to suffer with no end in sight. No city has ever suit its own school district in
San Francisco sues its own school district to reopen classes
"In the first of its kind in California and possibly the country the city of San Francisco is suing its own school district to re open classes city attorney Dennis Herrera says students in San Francisco are suffering during the pandemic they are being turned into zombies buy online school teachers unions and many large school districts including San Francisco say they won't go back to classrooms until they're vaccinated mayor London breed said the city doesn't have control over re opening schools I am the elected leader of the city and I'm not going to stand by while our children and our families continue to suffer with no end in sight school superintendent Vincent Matthews called the lawsuit embarrassing saying they're all in this bubble together and turning on them is not helpful whatsoever I'm a Donahue
Alex Padilla to become California's first Latino senator, replacing Harris
"Alex Padilla has been named by Governor Newsome to fill Kamila Harris is U S Senate seat. We have some clips up. The two communicated as we all are communicating these days via zoom right? OK, so we're going to roll out of just a few of those clips right now. Here's Governor Newsome talking about how he's selecting secretary State Alex Padilla to be The next U. S senator from California. Can you imagine what they mom would be thinking now, as I ask if you want to be the next U. S center of the United States. The great state of California. Sheriff. This is the official This is the ass brother. So just as this was taking place you can imagine Padilla got quite emotional. I'm honored man. In a mumbles. And one more clip. Padilla says he's ready to go to work in Washington, D C. Thank you and please know I will make you proud and make California pride by Uh, getting it done in the U. S senate. We got a lot of work to do, and I'm ready. I'm ready. If this works out for him, he'd be the first Latino to serve in the U. S. Senate from California among those not happy about this. San Francisco mayor, London Breed. She says that it's a real blow to the African American community. Following this announcement, she said quote. It's an unfortunate situation is we're trying to move this country forward and making sure that black lives truly matter and that African Americans have a seat at the table, especially African American women. After what was done in this race on a national level. Definitely. It is unfortunate.
"london breed" Discussed on KGO 810
"San Francisco mayor London Breed says she's disappointed that Governor Newsome did not choose another African American to replace Kamila Harris in the U. S. Senate. When you think about the history of this country and the challenges that exists for African Americans, especially African American women in the Senate, Definitely this is a real, you know, blow too. The African American community to African American women to women in general, he spake Congresswoman Barbara Lee had been mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Harris. Lee has since congratulated Secretary of State Alex Padilla on his appointment. California has reached a settlement calling for reforms in the current county Sheriff's Department. Agreement addresses allegations of unlawful police practices such as unreasonable use of force search and seizure. As part of the settlement, Attorney General Javier Becerra says the sheriff's department agreed to be overseen by an independent monitor. I'm hopeful that this settlement Service and model for the types of best law enforcement practices that can be made here in California and across the country. Current county's sheriff says the reforms have lead to more body worn cameras for his officers. There have also in 15 shootings involving destined deputies. Google is pushing back against a lawsuit by the Justice Department. The any trust claims were brought against Google by the Justice Department two months ago. Google denies or partially rejects almost 200 specific complaints against it On only one count. The fact that Google was founded in a Menlo Park garage 22 years ago, did the company agree with the Department of Justice? Department is suing Google.
California lawmakers violate their own COVID-19 rules
"California's governor who violated rules aimed at controlling the spread of the Corona virus, right a bare minimum the spirit of rules and they tell others to follow. San Francisco mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after Governor Newsome was there. Also, a San Jose Mayor Sam Ricardo, who has now apologized, went to his parent's house for Thanksgiving. And in L, A county supervisor dined outdoors hours after voting to ban outdoor dining. All three were on the hot seat Tuesday this after various reports that they violated rules. The San Francisco Chronicle reporting breed joined seven others at the three Michelin starred French Laundry on November 7th to celebrate a socialite's 60th birthday and his
Data shows steep drop in SF sales tax revenue, possible decline in population
"From april to june. The city of san francisco sales tax revenues. Dropped to thirty point. eight million. That's down forty three percent from the previous year. According to the city restaurant and bar sales were down. Sixty five percent as indoor dining was prohibited while food and drug store. Sales were down eight percent. Among those indoor venues restaurants. Were easily the riskiest. Four times riskier than gyms and coffee shops according to the model by stanford and northwestern university scientists but the researchers also found that restaurant occupancy caps of twenty percent could cut infections by as much as eighty percent. The city of san francisco is once again acting quickly to reduce indoor activities as the covid nineteen case rate in san francisco. Went from three point. Seven to nine per one. Hundred thousand residents and grant colfax. The city's director of health said that separatist goes daily average of eighty. new cases. is up from thirty. Two at the end of october lead mayor london breed to announce tuesday november tenth. That san francisco restaurants will have to close their indoor dining rooms on friday november thirteenth rise in corona virus
$73M To Go Toward Compensating Patients Of Former UCLA Gynecologist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct in Los Angeles
"The coronavirus. All the major stock indexes were up. Especially the Dow, which finished 1.6% higher. The Dow is now within striking distance of hitting 30,000 for the first time. Stocks that have been hurt by the pandemic, such as airlines and energy companies were higher. Investors were also responding to comments over the weekend from advisers to President elect Joe Biden, who said no nationwide lockdowns are being contemplated. Jim's a roly NPR news Yes and P Rose 41 points today. You're listening to NPR live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. This is where we are Now. This is me sounding the alarm that San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing that the city has jumped from the least restrictive yellow tier of the state's coronavirus related reopening plan. Over orange and back to the red tear, and that's effective tomorrow. This means non essential offices must close down again. Jim's can on Lee stay open a 10% capacity. Among other restrictions. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax, the rate of increase that were seen in California. This faster and steeper than the summer surge. And here in San Francisco, we're seeing an explosion of new cases throughout the city, with the virus becoming more widespread. Colfax says the city's hospitals and intensive care units are able to care for everyone now. But he warned that may not be true if cases continue to rise. The University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse as part of the class action lawsuit more than 6000 patients of Dr James Heaps. Could receive part of the settlement. Ah federal judge must approve the proposed settlement, which was filed today in federal court. Patients have accused heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges involving seven women and denied wrongdoing. He's due back in state court next month. I'm
In San Francisco, the virus is contained but schools are still closed
"San Francisco will temporarily halt the reopening of additional activities and businesses planned for this week because of an increase in Corona virus case rates. And hospitalizations bear London Breed said schools will continue to re open and she won't roll back re openings that have already taken place. But others will have to wait until there's an improvement in the Corona virus numbers. What will remain closed indoor pools, bowling alleys, locker rooms and showers at fitness centers. Capacity will stay at 25%. We initially had talked about Increasing capacity specifically in restaurants from 25% indoors to 50% indoors. We unfortunately are going to need to put a pause on that, but we will leave 25% intact. Great said non essential offices will also remain a 25% capacity as well. Religious services indoor museum zoos, aquariums And movie theaters.
The Latest: Florida officials urge vigilance over Labor Day
"Leaders in the United States are concerned about gatherings for Labor Day weekend like President Donald Trump, Let's just try and get through this one. A weekend, and I think we have a chance of doing that. Just social distance wash your hands all over the hygiene things that we speak about. At San Francisco Mayor London Breed is also concerned. I know I sound like somebody's mom or a broken record. When I'm saying, Put on your mask Day 6 ft. Do this, And you know those things matter. Past increases in cases of covert 19 have followed the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays. South Florida's coronavirus caseload continues to decline, but Miami Dade County's mayor says people should not let their guard down. He's deploying more police officers and code enforcement personnel. To make sure people wear face masks and respect social distancing guidelines. Shelly Adler, AP News
San Francisco's Preparations and Response to COVID-19
"Francisco's Francisco's mayor mayor of London. Breed has announced the city is spending nearly half a $1,000,000 on responding to the Corona virus pandemic. That money is coming from other services. That's why she's urging city residents that he'd public health orders to curb the spread and community transmission of the Corona virus Breed Warren's should the pandemic continue beyond next year. It would drain more city resource is Cape Phase, Christina Honest that reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she plans to spend $446 million to address the Corona virus pandemic this year through June 2021. That includes $56 million to boost mobile testing sites and the most impacted neighborhoods like the latte, next community in the Excelsior in the mission and the black community in the Bay View and Tenderloin. Reed ticks off a list of services that money will go towards this fiscal year. It includes $16.5 million in funding for communications and operations. 185 million for our health response, 62 million for food distributions and programs that are pit stops. 183 million for housing and shelter programs. It's important to remember that this funding really assumes that we don't see any major surges. If that happens, we will need to divert. Even more resource is and that's why it is so critical that everybody does its part, their part to stop the spread. Thiss stretches beyond June, and there's going to be even more of a drain on our budget next year. But the mayor warns the workable budget relies on federal reimbursements and cares Act dollars. San Francisco, like other cities and states is suffering a deficit due to the pandemic Breeds budget relies on reserves to close an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap over the next two years. It also uses $93 million from the General Fund. San Francisco has been on the government's watch list since late July due to increasing Corona virus infections as breed lists the latest numbers of corona virus infections and deaths. She suggests there's no going back to normal. As of today we have 7692 cases on DH. Sadly, 67 people have died from Cove. It Until we have a vaccine until we're in a better place. We know that we need to continue to socially distanced herself from one another. Where are mask as much as possible and follow our public helped guidelines. We have to start getting comfortable with it. We have to start changing our behavior. It really is. What's going to make the difference. There are some positive signs, says public health director Dr Grant Colfax. He says the rate of Corona virus hospitalizations air down and under indicators. Show a slowing of community transmission. We are currently carrying for 88 San Franciscans with covert 19 in our local hospitals. That is a slight drop from last week. Remember, it is an almost 25% reduction from our peak in July. We're currently finding about 85 new cases of covert 19 every day. That number has started to drop from its high point a few weeks ago, but it is still a cause for great concern. Anything above 50 new cases per day puts us in the red Zone. On our highest alert level. And we have been there for the past seven weeks. City officials are pushing
"london breed" Discussed on KGO 810
"Mayor London Breed is not rescheduling an opening date continue. To evaluate the information and to make the decision. If we see the number stabilizer or decline in any way, we will reevaluate that information and Begin the process of determining what businesses can open. Napa County is also pulling back on reopening because of an increasing covert 19 cases. It's a different story, though, in the South Bay, where Santa Clara County officials plan to open hair and nail salons after receiving permission from the state to do so. Despite the different tactics, health officers are pleading with you to keep wearing your mask and stay away from others status, seeing increased hospitalizations and infections. California broke another record with 9000 new cases in 111 new deaths in a day. More information has been released about a deadly shooting of a Danville doctor and his 15 year old son, who was lost in the woods for 30 hours. You're a county sheriff's office has identified 40 year old John Conway has a suspect in connection with the incidents that took place near down evil last week. Conway has a long rap sheet. It was on the most wanted list in Butte County. He's accused of randomly shooting two victims who are expected to survive than opening fire on 45 year old Ira Gershman and a son who are off roading. When the encounter Conway IRA died at the scene. 15 year old Jack took off running called 900 hid in the woods for 30 hours before he was rescued. The sheriff's department says Conway was arrested after he drove his car at wildlife officers and tried to run them over, then ran into a wildlife officers vehicle. They opened fire and use a canine unit to take him into custody..
"london breed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Sure that resource is that we put into the police that could be better spent on public health and social workers and public services that are communities desperately need are getting those funds as opposed to just going to the police, which Are driven primarily in a lot of ways by violence, diverting budget funds from police departments to social workers and public services is exactly what some cities are now doing. San Francisco MAYOR London Breed says police will no longer respond in non criminal calls and mental health emergencies. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to redirect a $1,000,000,000 away from the city's police budget and into social services in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced that he wants to reallocate $150 million of the LAPD is budget towards health and job programs. This is bigger than just a budget. But I want you to know we will not be increasing our police budget. DENVER, Colorado launched a program in early June that already does with these cities aimed to do instead of sending law enforcement to mental health emergencies. A 9 11 dispatcher since a two person team that consists of a paramedic and mental health clinician. It's called the support team assisted response or star for short, and it's administered by the Mental Health Centre of Denver, not the police Department. Carly Salon is the mental health clinicians on the two person team. We have used the criminal justice system as the de facto mental house system for far too long on DH. It clearly does not work. Salon says The star team has more time more options and more training when dealing with people with severe mental illness. It's modeled after more than 30 year old program in Eugene, Oregon, called cahoots short for crisis assistance helping out on the streets. Both star in cahoots are non police response teams. Officers on Ly get involved when a situation has the potential for violence. Here's cahoots intervention worker Ebony Morgan on CNN recently out of 24,000 souls, only 150 of them did We wind up meeting toe Ask for police to assist us. Salon says A recent encounter with a woman bathing in a public fountain is a good example of how she approached the situation differently than law enforcement. No officers may be concerned about her and take her to the yard for evaluation, right, which isn't necessarily you know the absolute wrong thing to Dio, but it's not what she needed. After a brief conversation, it was clear that she wasn't bathing in the town because she was psychotic or or not, you know, Based in reality, she didn't have a place to shower in one threats off. Denver star program is a six month pilot, funded by a 2018 ballot measure not redirected police budget funds. But Salon says it shows the non police response teams are not only viable. You can save cities money by diverting people away from jails and unnecessary emergency room visits. Cahoots reports that it saved.
"london breed" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Tall. Look down on this sea of people where you simply couldn't see the edge. The people like the ocean extended over the horizon for two hours. Fashionable Fifth Avenue was off limit to automobiles and became a crowded pedestrian mall. This year hadn't looked this clean in years with volunteer. Help doing this cruising up. But we really pace is not air or water pollution on the pollution of life itself and that was probably the most dramatic one of the most dramatic moments of my life and certainly upset date when we realized it wasn't just big but it was truly enormous ultimately the day grew to well beyond what Senator Nelson and Dennis had dreamed in the end. It turned out to be massive Twenty million people participated roughly one out of every ten. Americans took part in Earth Day. Raised all of these issues about the way that Our National Health or national environmental well-being our standard of living were all becoming poorer as the gross domestic product. Richard in many cases. It wasn't just one day was a whole week. And it sometimes had a female Birmingham Alabama had right to live week. They were really concerned about air pollution there in Madison. Wisconsin had lifestyle on trial. That was all about consumer consumer culture. Tens of thousands of people organize those local events. Environmental issues have been treated certainly like a pendulum in politics. We have ten years ten years ten good years in baggers and interestingly Earth Day of courses as involved with it when you have a period of great environmental investments we have these solid Tori event. Soon you have a period. When they're rolling back our progress we have these protests demonstrators marched than any balls to meet the needs of the time Birthday twenty twenty personal level will be the quietest Earth Day that I have had in fifty years. Something this move into an entirely ritual events you can have five million people watching speeches and videos and animations on their computers and it just doesn't have the same kind of impact of having seven hundred fifty thousand people that are rallying the National Mall fix from the capital and the white houses just different kinds of events but I will say that the generation that is going to be mostly fighting these battles the younger Americans. Younger people around the world are digital natives. They already spent lot of time on their computers. They are comfortable in that environment and we'll be receptive to messages from scientists celebrities from hope religious leaders and it will be a total loss if called the one thousand nine hundred hits in making seventy when assault computer would be cyber seventy-six still required some system independent wrote and it only has about twelve hundred computers in the nineteen would have killed earth in one thousand nine hundred seventy it's a really important speedboat in twenty twenty For me it's easy sometimes to despair about the future. But whenever I get in that mood thinking about Earth. Day is an antidote. We came together. Millions of people not just on one day but for years and decades afterward and that really made a difference and we could do it again. Adam. Rome is environmental historian at the university at Buffalo and author of the genius of Earth Day. How in nineteen seventy teaching unexpectedly made the first green generation and Dennis Hays is a founding organizer of Earth Day in nineteen seventy and president and CEO of the Bullet Foundation and you can see streaming Earth Day events at birthday dot. Org All right. That's it for us today Happier Day. Thanks for listening. I'm Lizzie O'Leary and this is the takeaway see.
"london breed" Discussed on The Takeaway
"In the middle of this pandemic. There's a lot of questionable information flying around and with social media right with fake science confusing warnings corporations media outlets and even government officials are capitalizing on the uncertainty. But this is hardly the first time that casting doubt on science has been used to spread. Fear and disinformation in fact experts say that decades of undermining science related to pollution and climate change has paved the way for Kobe. Nineteen denial recent data from private research. Firm Yuna cast shows that in places where people are less likely to believe climate change is real. People are also less likely to engaged in social distancing and other behavior changes related to cope in nineteen to look at all of this. I spoke with Jerry. Taylor President of the Niskanen Center a nonpartisan policy. Think tank and a former climate skeptic along with Amy Westervelt editor in chief of drilled news. Who's looked at how? The strategies for disinformation are similar for climate change and the response to cope in nineteen. I asked Jerry Wind denial of Kobe. Nineteen feels like a deja-vu for climate denial. Well for twenty three years. I was in the climate skeptic business before I changed my mind so I know that world reasonably well and the arguments. We're hearing underplaying the danger from Kobe. Nineteen challenging the body counts complaints about the errant estimates with regards to be Danger of becoming infected are the exact same kind of arguments you hear off against climate action. They're often offered by the exact same people as if there's a new business line for climate denial lists and now they run into over. Denial is business. And it's anchoring in the same sort of psychological buttons that are being pressed lots of narratives about conspiracy lots of people complaining about too technocratic elites who have nefarious agendas on hand. It's the exact same wine in a slightly new and refresh bottle. Amy Can you take us through? Some data in terms of how different studies have been used to deny science for example it's more qualitative than quantitative. I would say there's sort of very specific types of talking points that you see over and over again in science. Denial writ large. Can you give me some examples of phrasing or ways of presenting some of this information that you think have caught on? There's it's a bad flu stories that you started to hear early on and now people are reverting back to you and questioning the authority of whoever saying that social distancing works and questioning models and you know in general using some of the ways that scientists speak in the way that science research works to question it and this happens in climate science to you know. There's uncertainty baked into science. It's how scientists talk it's part of how science research funding happens to. You know you never read a study. That doesn't end with more. Research is needed. 'cause that's that's kind of how researchers get their next grant. It's really easy for a skeptic to come in or someone who wants to sort of deliberately create doubt and confusion and say look. The scientists aren't even sure about how this is happening or look models. Which again the way that models work. They include lots of different variables. They include extremes and there are definitely valid critiques to be made of how modeling works but pointing to the most extreme possibility in saying this is ridiculous therefore we should scrap all models and not believe scientists is like. It's a bit ridiculous but it's a tactic that gets us over and over Jerry. Tell me a little bit. About what kinds of work you did in the past and what insight you feel like that gives you into this moment. Where as you say. Climate Deniers are approaching cove in nineteen with a similar playbook. Well a lot of it is just a psychology. This I mean after all if there is a market demand for something someone's going to produce the supply. There is a market demand right now for Cova skepticism and Kobe. Denial ISM why because of the Republican Party or at least the Maga- hat wearing wing of the Republican party is desperate to get the economy firing on all cylinders before November so that trump has a chance of reelection and so for that reason there's a tremendous amount of what science has called motivated cognition to believe these Cova denials stories motivated. Cognition is what David Hume says when he says that reason is a slave of the passions and where your passions go social your reason go so I really don't doubt that a lot of the people who are peddling. Kobe nihilism have talked themselves into believing bjorn. Lomborg is one of the most prominent climate sceptics even though he is not a trained scientist in this area Had a twitter thread the other day just sounding Like a flatter or with regards to the mortality rates associated with covert nineteen to same goes for Richard Epstein at Hoover Institute. I mean it just never ends and again I. I don't really think this is so much. A matter of people schilling complete garbage for a paycheck. I think what we've got here. Are People Desperately WanNa believe a certain narrative they talk themselves into believing it and just like in the climate denial world? Most of the people who are engaged in this war are denial. Nihilism have no training on what they're talking about. I mean they literally have no idea what they're talking about That they can I'll get out argue that people who spent their whole lives in epidemiology of are in the time in which that was comforting to you. What was it that you found so appealing? Well I mean I. I was born and bred a libertarian. And so I was highly motivated defined arguments against state action do X. Y. Z. And so I fell into that trap of motivated cognition but one of the things that Served me well? In the climate skeptic business was just cherry picking data you focus on one study Which looks like it gives you some anecdotal support for your position and you ignore the thirty studies. That have different outcomes are different findings or you Accept at face value narratives from trusted scientists that utterly misrepresent the mainstream point of view when you pedaled as if these people are a bunch of crackpot lunatics and hit turns out there really not And we see a lot of that right now with Cova debate. I mean all of the same sort of dynamics. The misrepresentation of mainstream science as amy mentioned the exploitation of uncertainty. We know a lot of things about climate change but they're still a wide variance between the lower end in higher rents barrios of future impact. And while the climate skeptic community fees off that just like in the Govan nineteen conversation. There's a lot about the novel corona virus we simply don't know there's going to be a wide range of estimates out there and it allows people exploit we have seen jerry protests around the country. And I guess I wonder for a viewer or someone who's casually observing on the news. How do you parse out who might be a paid actor? And who is someone who says I really WANNA open my business again. Well it's almost at least as far as the people who are marching In the street or olding signs entirely the ladder and none of the former small business owners and individual Libertarians and fed-up mega hat wearing trump is And people who are generally outraged over the fact that they can't wait through his see dead bodies to get their cup of coffee in the morning. But what's more relevant here is. Who's organizing this and it turns out the same corporate and ideological actors that are underwriting. The climate denial movement are largely involved in now trying to put together these sorts of back door protests. There was a story last week. About how a new alliance with American Legislative Exchange Council Heritage Foundation Club for Growth and a few other ideological actors. They're also involved in climate. The nihilism at now joined together to Argue at the state level for immediately reopening the economy and return to normal. So it's not as if what you see somebody olding assigned you think is Spouting nonsense. They're all paid actors. Who are doing it for a check. most of the time people honestly legitimately believe what they say? You have to have a little bit of interpretive. Charity by organization doesn't happen by itself. That's usually where the more important stories amy. I was wondering if you could sort of explain the term. That's called ASTROTURF and how it fits into this so astroturf being is basically fake grassroots activism that is generated organized by an industry or political group funded kind of organization that is posing as a consumer advocacy or a voter advocacy group but is actually pushing an agenda for a particular industry or political group And there are tons of examples of this in the climate space. And now you know you're sort of seeing this in the Kobe base where protesters are real. But they've been organized and in some cases Kinda.
"london breed" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Not taking into account the difficulties there and the difficulties in logistics in not only moving people to hotel locations but trying to keep them there and trying to make sure that we increase our capacity by bringing in city workforce Disaster Service workers are every city employees. A disaster service worker. And when we make those 'cause we have over thirty percent of our city workforce saying no Because they are not necessarily comfortable with those jobs or for the other reasons I mentioned about Taking care of their kids or a family member at home and being concerned about their health and wellbeing. And so this is the age of social distancing. And I think that it's a lot more challenging. Not just for San Francisco but for anyone with a large homeless population so to expect us To all of a sudden opened up every hotel room and have the ability to take care and houses this group of people and things will get better is is not necessarily realistic. Why not do universal testing in the shelter? So that's something that one of the San Francisco supervisors has suggested as a way to have a broader sense of where the virus stands in population again not realistic. We are already experiencing a shortage with testing. Where unfortunately we are in a position where we can only test people who exhibit symptoms. And we are doing contact tracing so that we can start to test more people like we did with the shelter in this case we brought in an operation to actually test people in this shelter but what we had also were people who after we asked him to stay and wait for the results. They left a shelter And the fact is even if we test everyone then the next day depending on what kind of contact. They've had with someone they could get the corona virus right away. That doesn't solve the problem again. We're talking about a population. In in many instances that are non following The the directions that we're giving them in order to keep them safe and the staff. That's trying to serve them. Say So it's just not realistic It sounds good. And wouldn't we want everyone to be tested But the shortage is that not only exist in San Francisco but in the entire United States is not something that's necessarily within our control. Yeah California has been sort of lagging behind a lot of other states when it comes to testing according to data from the Cova tracking project. Do you know why that is I don't have I think I don't completely understand why we we. We have ordered I think maybe has something to do with Everybody in the. Us is ordering the same thing. We're all looking for ventilators. We're all looking for swabs We can run the test easily. We have the capacity to run a number of tasks but there's the swabs That are are challenging to access and I think that you know the challenges. What we're experiencing is not unique to San Francisco's happening all over the country and the lack of coordination from the federal government to help assist cities especially large cities. Add experiences challenges is really What I think one of the problems is with in terms of access to these tests but I also want to be clear that we've come a long way. We are able to test anyone who exhibits symptoms right away and provide test results within a day or two We've come a long way from where we were before where we hardly had access to anything and We are doing everything we can to make sure that that's taken place and now with contact tracing Our goal is to test people who don't exhibit symptoms but who have had some level of contact with a person who has tested positive. That's going to be important as we look at reopening cities and trying to basically keep a lid on this virus But we also definitely need more test kits speaking of the future San Francisco's expected to face a one point seven billion dollar budget shortfall because of Kovic nineteen. Which means you're going to have some very tough choices facing you. How will you address those revenue losses in the budget? Well a few weeks ago. I announced an economic recovery Task Force Which involves city elected officials Labor the business community and others To begin the process of Preparing for what happens. After we start to gradually reopen our doors Because for example when we think about our restaurants and what might happen new guidelines that may be implemented. What will that mean for their ability to pay their rent to pay their staff to bring back all their staff and also their overall overhead. Is it going to be more expensive for them? To do business. And what do we need to do as a city to support that? And what does that mean To the revenue that we generate and also tourism. Which is a huge industry in our city. What does this mean for The revenue that we're able to generate. We have to start planning for that sooner rather than later. And we're GONNA have to unfortunately make some hard choices In this process because this is like nothing we've ever experienced before but again it's not unique to San Francisco. The entire economy in the United States is going to be tremendously impacted as a result of this virus Not to mention the dollars that we won't be reimbursed for from the Federal Government for all the money that we're already spending For our business community but also in order to maintain and manage this pandemic the cost of what we're spending for p. p. e. and all of those other things play a role into the challenges that I know we're going to face but I also I'm hopeful about the future and we're going to have to make some adjustments so that we are able to bring our economy back and it's GonNa take a lot of patients Is going to be a lot of heartache? And it's going to take some time. Finally Mayor Breed You launched the city's first office of racial equity last year and looking at the data. We can see. Twenty-five percent of positive cases in San Francisco are among Latinos though they make up only fifteen percent of the San Francisco population. I wonder you plan to use that office to address some of the Kobe nineteen related. Inequities that we're starting to see across your city and across the country. Well I think that part of What's important Is that from the day? One our Emergency Operation Center has incorporated. the Office of Racial Equity into the decisions that we made for outreach to communities that usually are disenfranchised and so part of what we are doing is continuing to work with these communities to encourage them to get testing and also we have to remember that in many cases not only are these folks serving as essential workers but in some cases they have to be able to find work in order to take care of their families or they're living and congregate living settings or They're living in households with a large number of people and so we see that the inequities that exist in our society. Where you know. Oftentimes a poor are more impacted In a negative way. Especially when there's a pedantic this is what we're seeing play itself out not just in San Francisco again but all over the country and and part of what we have to continue to do And what I'm proud that we are doing with our office of Racial Equity and the Human Rights Commission is are deliberate investment in providing Food and providing mask in providing healthcare free testing a weather. You have health care or not in providing to people who are do not have healthcare and reaching out to those communities and providing hotel rooms in order to make sure that. For example if you're in a congregate living and no one else test positive but you test positive we can move you into a room and and and and make sure that you don't impact your other family members so there are a number of things that we're doing here in the city in order to address the inequities that exist and We're going to keep doing it. Mayor Breed thank you so much for your time. Thank you London. Breed is the mayor of San Francisco California.
"london breed" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Home Seventy-two SF DOT. Org which is a list of items that you should have just in case there's an and so. I. I think that might be part of it. that we are always thinking that it's not a matter of if but it's a matter of when a earthquake. Mike Strike or win. We might be the victims of a terrorist attack. Or or what have you? These are simulations that we've practice in our department of emergency management so we have systems in place like the wild fires and the air quality and the heat waves and other things that have occurred in the city Where we've had to make certain adjustments but ultimately. I think what has been extremely helpful is communicating from day one with the public about exactly what is going on when you have the facts and I think that people although they may not be happy about it or they may have some certain disagreements. They comply because they know that it's necessary so I think that part of it is yes our history of earthquakes and other challenges but also the communication strategy around around communicating with the public early on about what's happening really. I think had a lot to do with helping them get prepared for what what where we are. Now you've just announced that the city is going to start closing some streets to cars to encourage social distancing. Do you think that could make things harder for central workers especially since mass transit options in the city have been cut back and I guess? How do you account for that? People still do need to get around. If they're essential. Listen I I think part of the the the thing here is this is like nothing we've ever experienced. Before and ultimately we want to protect public health but we also want to protect Mental Health and public safety and part of what we want people to do is of course indoors but people need fresh air. They need to get out and we WANNA make sure that they're safe in doing so. And so The goal is to try this out to see how it works and to make the necessary adjustments if there are challenges Because at this point you know with the weather changing people are going to be outside and we WANNA make sure that there's room for people to Distance themselves one another Safely and so that's really what this is all about. And if we see that there are challenges we will make adjustments. I WanNa look homelessness in your city. A big issue in San Francisco at least one hundred six people including ten staff got corona virus in San Francisco's in San Francisco's biggest shelter and the spread of code has been a big problem across the homeless population. There were warnings before things got bad. Could you have done more to stop the spread? I think that you could always do more to stop the spread of the virus But the challenge that we run into is this. Is You know. In the age of social distancing where we have people Who are not coming to work. Because they have to take care of their children or they have to take care of aging parents or they're just fearful of what might occur especially with a very challenging population to begin with We've actually in San Francisco. Housed almost a thousand people in hotel room so far we only have five percent of the homeless population in the state of California but of the hotel rooms that we've been able to choir. We have basically house twenty five percent of the homeless population that has been house so far in this entire state. And so I. I think that says a lot about the system. We put in place but more importantly the challenges of mental illness and substance use disorder. Don't just go away because there's a a pandemic These are people who in some cases the challenges we've run into in these shelters Not complying with the social distancing even after we've helped to thin out the shelter so that there's more room wearing a mask and wearing gloves with the the things that we provided the hand sanitizer. We have regular cleaning. I invested early on Five million dollars into cleaning the shelters on a regular basis and I think the challenges and where the staff even was frustrated In some instances they're serving food to folks there helping people their social workers but they're asking people to comply with something that doesn't always work with this population and so I think that we're.
FDA relaxes rules on who can donate as COVID-19 cancels blood drives
"As blood donations have dropped across the country due to the corona virus pandemic San Francisco lawmakers are drawing attention to federal rules that limit gay and bisexual blood donations KPFA is Daniel when he has the story senator Scott Wiener launch they give for a gay blood drive where people can donate their blood on behalf of the gay and bisexual men who are currently banned by the FDA from doing so Wiener says this needs to change especially in light of a blood shortage resulting from covert nineteen so there is no scientific basis whatsoever to restrict gay and bisexual men from giving blood it is irrational it's discriminatory and it undermines our ability to get people to donate blood it's leaving millions of people al healthy people who want to donate blood to support their community Weiner says the ban was put in place after the HIV epidemic in nineteen seventy seven regulators ruled that gay men could donate blood only if they abstain from intercourse with another man for one year after the corona virus outbreak Weiner wrote a letter to the FDA urging a chain the FDA this month's reduce the limitations allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they abstain from having sex for the last three months Wiener says it's still a ban San Francisco mayor London breed agrees she donated blood on behalf of senator Wiener mayor breed says people should not be restricted on how they can help their community based on who they love just think about it Scott Wiener is a state senator here in California and is prohibited from giving blood the person who is leading our public health charge Dr grant Colfax because he is gay can not give blood even though he is the person in the city spear heading the public health response to keep all San Franciscans safe supervisor Rafael man a man who is here today who serves on the board of supervisors and works tirelessly for the residents of San Francisco incredible people incredible leaders a desire to serve and because of these outdated restrictions by the FDA they can't serve their city and their country in this way breed says policies needs to evolve with the times and look the covert nineteen outbreak is the time when people need to help each other in any way they can San Francisco supervisor Catherine Stefani says that the FDA needs to end the ban if they want to help the epidemic if the FDA is serious about addressing our covert nineteen blood shortage it needs to fully put aside is discriminatory restrictions immediately some city policy makers have had first hand experience of being turned away from blood donation drives Tom temprano the vice president of the San Francisco City College Board of trustees says he was rejected when he tried to serve his community by giving blood when he was in high school she describes the moment during the blood drive when he was asked if he'd had intercourse with the same sex I had worked very hard and enjoyed a lot to come out as a high school student and was not gonna go back into the closet just to donate blood and so I answered honestly and I said yes I have and the full bottom mist was stunned and told me I'm sorry but you can't donate blood no other students in my high school was told that they could not donate blood and it it just my stomach fell I called my lesbian arts that night crying because I couldn't understand why the government what a let me help out and wouldn't let me participate in this and the fact that fifteen years later I still can't donate improviser Rafael Mandel man the sole gay man on the board of supervisors has authored a resolution urging the FDA to lift its ban on sexually active gay and bisexual men from donating
California - San Francisco orders residents to stay home but says its 'not a time to panic'
"Down air London breed it took to social media this morning to make the initial announcement posting that government function any central stores will remain open she says because stores will remain open she admonishes citizens not to panic buy and hoard food and other supplies the order goes into effect at
Coronavirus Fears Keep Cruise Ship In Limbo
"Passengers on board the grand princess remain in limbo after twenty one people on board tested positive for corona virus San Francisco mayor London breed says they're working on a plan as the cruise ship was supposed to dock inner city trying to determine the best safest place for this ship to dock in order to help support the passengers and the crew who are not only effective but more importantly ensuring that everyone is tested to address what we know is a ship that has a number of people who have the Grove corona virus the death toll in the U. S. from the virus has risen to seventeen with two deaths in Florida the first outside the west
Covid-19 is now in more than 50 countries
"Let's first turn our attention to the coronavirus and efforts to contain it cobit nineteen the novel coronavirus disease has now spread to more than fifty countries and for the first time there are now more new cases outside of China where it originated then inside the country on Wednesday president trump held a news conference about the government's response to the illness flanked by health officials he appointed vice president Mike pence to direct efforts to contain its spread while seeming to downplay the risk to Americans not San Francisco meanwhile is on high alert although there have been no cases in the city mayor London breed declared a state of emergency to mobilize resources and prepare for possible outbreaks and there now appears to be a second person in the United States who contracted the virus through unknown origins both of those patients are from the bay area Solano and Santa Clara counties joining me now is Dr Charles Chu an infectious disease expert and professor at UC San Francisco doctor to thank you for being with us and it's a very busy time for you Dr sure there's a lot of fear in the community right now how much concern should people have what level is appropriate I think we should be worried we we definitely should be concerned because we are starting to see some cases of of the virus circulating in the community and by that I mean cases of infection where we don't know where it came from we don't know how this one individual ones from Solano county became infected and we also do not know how the second case in in Santa Clara county became infected as well so I think we should be worried we should be but at the same time we should also be quite vigilant and really be able to keep in touch with the with the guidance from our public health agencies and manage medical authorities which is to make sure you wash your hands to make sure you don't touch your face after that what else would you recommend for the recognition would not be too old to wear masks for instance not at this time yet we still do not see definitive evidence that we have community transmission we have lots and lots of cases that are being that that that are circulating in the community but the other thing would be to get your influenza vaccination because it's still the fact that influence is far more common than than getting an infection from this virus and so if you get your influenza vaccine vaccination that's just to protect you from that it's not going to help you with this new virus that yes yeah the influx of the influenza vaccine doesn't protect you against this virus but it does protect you against influenza and influenza this year has already been responsible for thousands of deaths so it it's it's just to put things into proportion your risk of actually getting influenza is still far greater than your risk of getting infected with this fires on their website the centers for disease control says quote the potential public health threat posed by code nineteen the formal name for this virus is very high both globally and to the United States where do you think we are in the trajectory of this virus how do you expect it to evolve well well right now we're actually seeing more cases of the infection from the virus outside of China it used to be that the vast majority of cases were in China but I I think as of yesterday there was a turning point in that we're now seeing evidence of transmission say of the virus in other countries say in South Korea and Japan in Italy and Iran so far it appears that at least the United States we still have very few cases under fifty I believe and out of which nearly all of the cases we're able to track meaning that they're either returning travelers from China that were able to follow do contact tracing on as well as potential individuals who come back because are quarantined these two cases though are the first cases of community acquired transmission where we did not we did not know where they got infected from and do you expect to see more of those will this become a seasonal virus I expect I I believe that that's certainly a possibility one thing that might happen and that may be due due to the characteristics of this virus that roughly about the the majority of people roughly about eighty to eighty five percent of people infected they have mild symptoms that have no symptoms at all it's only the small fraction of say ten to fifteen percent of of of individuals affected who develop more severe disease which is pneumonia so I I do feel that there may be there is certainly the possibility and the CDC has warned of this there's certainly the possibility that we may see ongoing community transmission and more more cases of this virus in the community let's turn now to talking about testing and then therapies so first on the testing yesterday governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference is that the state had only received a few hundred test kits from the CDC and that we needed more can you tell us about the testing protocol and how many more kids do we need well we we we probably will end up needing hundreds to thousands of cats and the reason is that we we need to we desperately need kits that can be done locally one big problem which has been increasing in eight states at all testing had to be sent to a centralized laboratory the CDC and as a result you would have to wait to ask our doctors would have to wait days in some cases longer than you know twenty four forty eight hours two to three days before you get a result back so what's really needed are diagnostic tests that could be done but locally by either the county public health laboratory or by the hospital and I think that the CDC is making efforts on moving that to expect testing to be local and this is part of your work you were on with us short time ago to talk about creating a rapid diagnostic tool yes how is that going so that's going well we we've developed as a point of care diagnostic where input so we can actually diagnosis infection get a nasal swab get some mucus from patient and be able to diagnose an infection within thirty minutes so structurally this this test works the the main challenges right now or is finding a commercial partner where we could that potentially put this test get FDA approval for this test and be able to deploy it so that could be used to to help doctors make diagnoses and if that happens how long would it be until we could see it in action well it's it's my hope that we really need to because of the public health urgency of this thread that we really need to have better diagnostic test so it's not just my efforts but really kind of the efforts as a scientific community as a clinical community we need to have tests that could be deployed within a matter of weeks to months and I think that's the time frame that we're talking about here Dr Charles Chu thank you so much for being with
Coronavirus: tracking the latest figures as the outbreak spreads
"Cobit nineteen the novel coronavirus disease has now spread to more than fifty countries and for the first time there are now more new cases outside of China where it originated then inside the country on Wednesday president trump held a news conference about the government's response to the illness flanked by health officials he appointed vice president Mike pence to direct efforts to contain its spread while seeming to downplay the risk to Americans not San Francisco meanwhile is on high alert although there have been no cases in the city mayor London breed declared a state of emergency to mobilize resources and prepare for possible outbreaks and there now appears to be a second person in the United States who contracted the virus through unknown origins both of those patients are from the bay area Solano and Santa Clara counties joining me now is Dr Charles Chu an infectious disease expert and professor at UC San Francisco doctor to thank you for being with us and it's a very busy time for you Dr sure there's a lot of fear in the community right now how much concern should people have known what level is appropriate I think we should be worried we we definitely should be concerned because we are starting to see some cases of of the virus circulating in the community and by that I mean cases of infection where we don't know where it came from we don't know how this one individual ones from Solano county became infected and we also do not know how the second case in in Santa Clara county became infected as well so I think we should be worried we should be but at the same time we should also be quite vigilant and really be able to keep in touch with the with the guidance from our public health agencies and medic medical authorities which is to make sure you wash your hands to make sure you don't touch your face after that what else would you recommend for the recognition would not be too old to wear masks for instance not at this time yet we still do not see a definitive evidence that we have community transmission we have lots and lots of cases that are being that that that are circulating in the community but the other thing would be to get your influenza vaccination because it's still the fact that influence is far more common than than getting an infection from this virus and so if you get your influenza vaccine vaccination that's just to protect you from that it's not going to help you with this new virus that yes yeah the influx of the influenza vaccine doesn't protect you against this virus but it does protect you against influenza and influenza this year has already been responsible for thousands of deaths so it it's it's just to put things into proportion your risk of actually getting influenza is still far greater than your risk of getting infected with this fires on their website the centers for disease control says quote the potential public health threat posed by code nineteen the formal name for this virus is very high both globally and to the United States where do you think we are in the trajectory of this virus how do you expect it to evolve well well right now we're actually seeing more cases of the of infection from this virus outside of China it used to be that the vast majority of cases were in China but I I think as of yesterday there was a turning point in that we're now seeing evidence of transmission say of the virus in other countries say in South Korea and Japan in Italy and Iran so far it appears that at least the United States we still have very few cases under fifty I believe and out of which nearly all of the cases we're able to track meaning that they're either returning travelers from China that were able to follow do contact tracing on as well as potential individuals who come back because are quarantined these two cases though are the first cases of community acquired transmission where we did not we did not know where they got infected from and do you expect to see more of those will this become a seasonal virus I expect I I believe that that's certainly a possibility one thing that might happen and that may be due due to the characteristics of this virus that roughly about the the majority of people roughly about eighty to eighty five percent of people infected they have mild symptoms that have no symptoms at all it's only the small fraction of say ten to fifteen percent of of of the individuals affected who develop more severe disease which is pneumonia so I I do feel that there may be there is certainly the possibility and the CDC has warned of this there's certainly the possibility that we may see ongoing community transmission and more more cases of this virus in the community let's turn now to talking about testing and then therapies so first on the testing yesterday governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference he said the state had only received a few hundred test kits from the CDC and that we needed more can you tell us about the testing protocol and how many more kids do we need well we we we probably will end up needing hundreds to thousands of cats and the reason is that we we need to we desperately need kits that can be done locally one big problem which has been increasing in eight states at all testing had to be sent to a centralized laboratory the CDC and as a result you would have to wait to ask our doctors would have to wait days in some cases longer than you know twenty four forty eight hours two to three days before you get a result back so what's really needed are diagnostic tests that could be done but locally by either the county public health laboratory or by the hospital and I think that the CDC is making efforts on moving that test the testing to be local and this is part of your work you were on with us a short time ago to talk about creating a rapid diagnostic tool yes how is that going so that's going well we we've developed as a point of care diagnostic where input so we can actually diagnosis infection get a nasal swab gets a mucus from patient and be able to diagnose an infection within thirty minutes so structurally this this test works the the main challenges right now or is finding a commercial partner where we can potentially put this tests get FDA approval for this test and be able to deploy it so that could be used to to help doctors make diagnoses and if that happens how long would it be until we could see it in action well it's it's my hope that we really need to because of the public health urgency of this thread that we really need to have better diagnostic test so it's not just my efforts but really kind of the efforts as a scientific community as a clinical community we need to have tests that could be deployed within a matter of weeks to months and I think that's the time frame that we're talking
San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus
"There are no cases of corona virus in the city of San Francisco but the mayor has declared a state of emergency K. A. B. C. contributor Jim reports it's all about preparedness says mayor London breed we want to be ready for what we anticipate may come our way this declaration clears the way she says for reimbursement from state and federal sources and funding preparedness and response efforts should there be an outbreak in San Francisco they're saying also what helps mobilize city resources and streamlined
"london breed" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"As to what's going on because of his hearing we'll explain about that just limit Joe Biden in New Hampshire he's left Iowa we was fourth almost fifty place in in the voting there yeah the results are finally trickling in only what three four days late yeah nothing big there nothing nothing to see here is the Iowa caucuses just a disaster for the Democrats also talk about some hi this is Joe Biden as I mentioned if you spouting off and actually telling some truth as to what's going on in the Democrat party and we'll take your phone calls as well four one five eight zero eight fifty six hundred is the number we've got James person our man in Hollywood joining us later on the broadcast so it's going to be a full hour inst indeed Katie green right now is get the headlines traffic here she is the DMV is giving over permission to test self driving cars on California roadways your listening to live in local headlines on talk radio five sixty KSFO over becomes a sixty six company to get such permission the mercury news reported that over must test the cars with the driver behind the wheel and bird did not say when these test drives will begin and San Francisco city officials are planning to open a sobering center for people that are hooked on meth amphetamines the facility will open a late this spring on a city owned parking lot on Jones street in the tenderloin mayor London breed is falling down that it can serve the dual purpose of getting hi people off of the.
SF Moves Toward Mental Health Reform
"In San Francisco voters could face to competing ballot measures in March indeed addressing the city's mental health crisis a group of supervisors yesterday formally submitted to make called mental health SF it would provide services substance abuse treatment and psychiatric medications to all adults in need who are homeless uninsured or enrolled in Medicare out supervisor Hillary running when you are diagnosed with cancer or with the tumor they don't tell you to wait two months and we'll see when we can get you in and and you can just languish on the street in the meantime well why are we telling that to people who have an illness of the mind Maher London breed is backing a separate ballot measure dubbed urgent care S. F. that focuses on providing mental health services only to homeless people backers of each major say they would prefer to pass compromise legislation if agreement can be reached
Trump says EPA to issue notice to San Francisco on homeless
"Night the trump administration talking about environmental things the trump administration plans to deliver a notice of environmental violation to San Francisco over its homelessness problem president trump said late Wednesday the notice would come from the environmental protection agency this according to the Wall Street journal he said to waste specifically use needles in storm sewers is contributing to ocean pollution it's a terrible situation that's in Los Angeles and in San Francisco Mr trump told reporters on Air Force One on his flight from California to Washington and we're going to be giving San Francisco there in total violation we're going to be giving them a notice very soon they have to clean it up we can't have our cities going to hell. in a statement the San Francisco mayor London breed so the city has a source system that runs affected Lee keeping debris from reaching the bay or the specific Goshen don't know if he was talking about storm sewers or the sanitary source there right at at this at this moment so that is just a interesting that the you know but you know you you look at it and you we know that the EPA's involved in everything these days correct sure yeah everything yep well and you know that you look at a number of items that the Obama administration EPA. put into place over the top. stuff that they put in place over the years. it would take. good thing it I'll just say this it's a good thing president that president trump is going to be in office we believe for twenty eight maybe thirty two years. descended totally off the rails because it's going to take at least that time to roll back you know a number of them that what he won't even in that amount of time he wouldn't get half of them roll back. because there are so many items. on that list of of of EPA rules along the way and it was just maddening. which is
Trump, London And President discussed on Tom Sullivan
"Will bay area leaders speaking out against president trump's planned ice raids San Francisco mayor London breeds as a city set up a hotline to track concerns and complaints we know that you know there's going to be a lot of unfortunately we stand as a sanctuary city this weekend ice is expected to conduct raids targeting around two thousand undocumented immigrants in at least ten major cities including the bay
"london breed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The very last few weeks before election day, the two underdogs, Jane, Kim, and Mark Leno. They held a press conference on the steps of city hall. Opponents knows they stood outside city hall, literally joined hands and said the first Senate candidates take advantage of the brain choice voting system. Both both of us. Play dissected. So what you think is vote for me. For me. But also vote for this guy who I'm running against. Yeah. Exactly vote for me. I would vote for Jane second or vote for me. I and vote for Mark second. So like if one of us were to come in last like, let's say Mark comes in last. If all the people who voted for him ranked Jane as their second choice, then all of those votes would go to her and vice versa that way they actually have a better chance of beating the front runner. London breed and that made a lot of sense, they were both quote, unquote. More progressive candidates and saw each other. At least the rhetoric goes as the person that they'd like to see as mayor if not themselves with that was that a surprise move to you as you were covering it. Did you see that coming? I didn't see it coming. No. I think that was a surprise to a lot of people. I almost had to do a double take when I saw these new campaign posters. Supporting both Jane, Kim and Mark Leno for mayor after that press conference. Mark leno. Gene, Kim started appearing in campaign ads together. I'm Jane Kim. And I'm Mark Leno campaigning for one another Martin. I are opponents. But Jane, I agree you should pick our next mayor not the billionaires. So basically, the whole campaign is like if you don't vote for me, I at least for me second, what standard gather both for.
"london breed" Discussed on KGO 810
"Mayor London breed wants to help get housing much faster to help with the homeless situation. I'll talk about what she is proposing. We'll take your calls on what you think about it. But let's kick it off because we have a new nominee for attorney general. He's on the Senate in the committee right now in DC getting grilled and joining me on the phone Phyllis in on what the heck is happening in DC. Westwood one. Congressional correspondent Linda Kenyon, Linda, thanks for coming on the show today. Thank you. My pleasure. So what what's going on with William bar? What what what's been happening this morning with the Senate? Well, this is we're in the midst of what is expected to beat at ten hours of hearing today. This is just day one of the hearing day to tomorrow should be witness testimony. And it's the same committee that did the confirmation proceedings for now supreme court Justice spread is very intense committee, every member has several rounds of questions for the nominee and the Cup that you played when we came into the segment where he sought to assure members of the committee that he will allow the special counsel Russia probe to continue has been one of the main focuses of this hearing yet with so let's talk about that. He had some interesting comments on geopolitics, and what he thinks of Russia versus potential other players on the world stage. Well, he he for instance, as it pertains to the Russia probe at show. He's saying that. You know, Russia needs to be that there needs to be some scrutiny about what may or may not have happened. During this election, the two thousand sixteen presidential election campaign. And that is the main reason why Muller has to be able to do his work unmolested without interference without any political considerations whatsoever. And that a actually said under my watch Bob, referring to Robert Muller will be allowed to finish. So he wants to find out if anything happened with Russia. He says he doesn't know until the investigation is complete. I understand that Senator Hirono just said, I don't know how long I guess in the last few minutes or something she was like just asking us to trust. You is not enough. So there's skepticism from democratic lawmakers about the fact that it sounds like he's saying the right things, but they don't necessarily believe him. Right. And one of the reasons they don't believe him or appeared to not believe him is because of a memo that he wrote before he was even for attorney general that was widely circulated in in the legal community and shared with the White House and members of the Justice department about basically the Russia investigation itself a special counsel's investigation, which time he said in that memo, and it's a nineteen page memo that he felt that maybe the pro Bush overstepping its bounds. And he also addressed the issue of executive power, and whether presidents can be a diet or prosecuted while they are sitting presidents and all of these things have now come back to haunt him. Because he's supposed to be a political and he's not supposed to be the president's lawyer. He's supposed to be the nation's lawyer. And he's saying that. Memo. Basically, it wasn't intellectual exercise if you will. And that essentially he he didn't mean it specifically regarding Muller per se because he doesn't know the exact scope of the Muller probe, and he won't know that until it's completed. Well, I mean, it's it's it's fascinating to watch. What's happening in Washington? DC right now joining me on the phone Westwood One. Congressional correspondent Linda Kenyon now you talked about William bar and the attorney general being the nation's attorney nods the president's attorney and one of the things that were concerned about here in the state of California. We have completely legalized recreational marijuana cannabis for people twenty one years of age or older. And one of the things that's caused significant issues here in the state of California is the fact that it's still illegal under federal law. What what did William bar or have to say about his thoughts on cannabis? Did he have did they ask him about it? I have not seen him being asked that particular question. But he does say that in general that the law is the law whether he's referring to federal or state and that and that it's the rule of law has two to supersede everything else. So oftentimes state law the federal government will not molest state law. But there are times when it will if it has some overarching concern, he's basically saying that the US attorneys are going to have to make a very good case on any instances of this nature, not marijuana specifically cannabis specifically, but the law in general. All right. Well, that'd be very interesting to hear that. Now. One other thing I wanted to ask you about Linda, Linda Kenyon is joining me on the phone from Washington right now is William bar. You know, we talk about the what he wrote about Russia investigation. One other big topic. That's highly partisan in nature is abortion in Roe versus Wade, Casey case apparently back in nineteen Ninety-one William bar said that rove was wrongly decided and that it should be overturned overruled. And do you know if they asked him about that today in the hearings? They did ask him about that. And he again repeated you're very words that he felt that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, but that that was regarding overruling that was about eight years in in in existence at the time of his comment and now it's been over forty years in existence. And and he feels now that they just the laws of the land. And that it has precedence, and he that's been challenged and has held up and the supreme court has deemed it. So and therefore as attorney general his job is to enforce the law as the chief law enforcement officer the nation, and that that is exactly what he would do. Wow. Okay. This is again,.
"london breed" Discussed on 790 KABC
"San Francisco's mayor London breed is opposed to the measure similar effort failed earlier this year in Seattle. People in Beverly Hills are trying to prevent the metro purple line subway tunnel from going under their high school, which sits above pockets of methane. That's according to geologists Beverly Hills school board president Lisa corporate off says the plan to tunnel under Beverly Hills high school will put students at risk is their tunnel boring. We don't know what's going to happen to methane. If it gets trapped in the basement of our buildings and any concentration over five percent is explosive. She says a recent court ruling will provide key information about why the tunnel. Route was changed to go under the school. We believe in those documents will be some very significant information that metro didn't want us to see about how they chose the route Lisa corporate off was a guest on McIntyre in the morning on leeann tweeden KABC news, a new poll out shows that caregivers too often elect their own health and doctors miss opportunities to help most caregivers go to medical appointments with the seniors they care for. But the survey by the. Associated Press norc center for public affairs research finds that about a third have skipped their own checkups or forgotten to fill a prescription because they were too busy with their caregiving duties, KABC sports. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts going into his bag of magic tricks. She started the postseason willing to starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can really stick around that long. And now it's Walker Buehler's turn last couple of games. The only two games in this series with the brewers have been tough fought the both win in the loss. Well, they're going to get underway at shabas ravine here at four thirty this afternoon in a game free again they're tied one game apiece. Todd Gurley had a terrific game for the Rams he he thinks up two hundred eight yard rushing day. And it literally two twenty three twenty win over the Denver Broncos. It was pretty chilling. They're one of the coldest games for September or October there in Denver. The chargers had their most impressive performance of the.
"london breed" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Discusses her plan mayor London breed discusses her plan to clean up San Francisco she gave a one on one interview. Because she said that they need to better educate the homeless to clean up. After themselves I don't think that people know. That they shouldn't just poop. On the sidewalks, I, think it's just that they don't care Sometimes it's not an. Issue of education it's an issue of caring We're. We're gonna teach them to care not. Really how that works either there was an NBC bay area investigation it showed all of the trash and drug needles and. Feces just all. Over our twenty mile stretch of streets. And sidewalks that's really bad Ooh Diane Feinstein was snubbed by Democrats with support going to her rivals says. ABC this is what I was talking about, earlier Democrats are turning on Dianne. Feinstein they snubbed her on Saturday handling. Handy it's official endorsement to Senator Kevin daily on her democrat. Challenger we have a lot more coming, up stay with us more the Danish after. Death Imagine this dad sheer panic working late he. Gets an alert on your smartphone that is motion activated blink camera detected something off at home he opens his blink app and sees the silhouette of. A man peering through. His kitchen window he calls nine one one and alerts his wife crisis averted look preventing threats like this is why blink. Has sold over one million motion activated cameras the point of having such a camera is to help alert you before some creep breaks in not after, which is why I like blink blink, video cameras. Are wire free. They set, up super fast and they run on batteries that lasts for a long time and you can put them anywhere you don't just.
"london breed" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Blah blah blah blah blah News, media They continue to dazzle even. Commercial breaks they dazzle The mayor. Of San Francisco noticed all of the human, feces can you say that all over. The city San. Francisco has a new mayor a new mayor The new mayor's. Name is there the new mayor, is a woman As far as we can tell Democrat named London breed London, like the city in England breed like Webb Hubble and Hillary Clinton London breed is the new San Francisco mayor is name I guess, sir parents thought. She was going to grow, up to be a British secret agent tour six something like that Me JAMES BOND in, an airplane somewhere What's your name London breed I must? Be dreaming That's of course what he said when he first met pussy galore in the, JAMES BOND classic goldfinger So it amazing time Scarlett Johansson not going to be. In rub and tug that's kind. Of upsetting to me I was looking forward to seeing Scarlett Johansson. And rub and tug and I guess I'm out of. Luck on that one I Media. Flashback this is fun from newsbusters media gushed over Obama's euro. Trip An overseas trip has done. Nothing to quell the liberal media war of words with President Donald, Trump but when Barack, Obama went on his first euro trip as president he and first lady. Michelle, Obama were lavished with bouquets from the press on the March thirty first two thousand. Nine edition of MSNBC's hardball screwball with nutty boy over there You. Know him he was he used to be I think he grew up. When he was a child he was an altar boy wasn't he used to hang out around the church. She did Christmas was an older boy to mental institution here in Philadelphia Chris. Matthews gushed over the scenes, from London he is the new us that's right President Obama is in London tonight as the new emblem of the American people he. Is us just as to the consternation of our allies and the, often cringing as of, his countrymen George W Bush was us for eight years fit his former. Democrat hill staffer they worked for tip O'Neill and then he worked in the Jimmy. Carter White House says rough and then he started a career in journalism because. That's how it works you're, listening to the Chris Plante show.
"london breed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"K qa de the time is now twenty three minutes past eight it's morning edition on i'm brian watt nine days after the election san francisco finally has a winner in the city's race for mayor politics editor scott shafer was at city hall board of supervisors president london breed claimed victory on a brilliantly sunny afternoon dozens of people turned out to cheer london breed and just after three pm she walked out the doors of city hall i'm linden brain i am president of the san francisco board of supervisors and soon to be mayor of the city and county after the unexpected death of mayor ed lee and december breed became acting mayor but the most liberal members of the board removed her and replaced her with mark farrell it angered and galvanized her supporters but breed said wednesday it's time to move forward here's the thing the campaign is over and it is time for us to forget about the drama that existed in the world of politics during the campaign and time for us to focus on addressing these challenges so that we can make our city better for all san franciscans raised in public housing by her grandmother breed will be the first african american woman become san francisco's mayor a point not lost on virginia marshall schoolteacher who came out to city hall to celebrate it is history making we're so proud of her and again it is less i young people who live in public housing know that no matter where you come from if you're determined to do good to be success but you can be a few thousand ballots remained to be counted and breed is ahead by about twenty two hundred votes but she decided to claim victory after her chief opponent former state senator mark leno conceded two hours earlier remarkable young woman she is going to do a very fine job and we always sure the best because her success is san francisco success leno would have been the city's first openly gay mayor his gracious but subdued announcement yesterday at the sign shop is owned for decades had the.
"london breed" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And by the listeners of k q e d it's six twenty three it's morning edition on i'm brian watt nine days after the election san francisco finally has a winner in the city's race for mayor politics editor scott shafer was at city hall in board of supervisors president london breed claimed victory on a brilliantly sunny afternoon dozens of people turned out to cheer london breed and just after three pm she walked out the doors of city hall i'm linden i am president of the san francisco board of supervisors and soon to be mayor of the city and county after the unexpected death of mayor ed lee and december breed became acting there but the most liberal members of the board removed her and replaced her with mark farrell it angered and galvanized her supporters but breed said wednesday it's time to move forward here's the thing the campaign is over and it is time for us to forget about the drama that existed in the world of politics during the campaign and time for us to focus on addressing these challenges so that we can make our city better for all san franciscans raised in public housing by her grandmother breed will be the first african american woman to become san francisco's mayor a point not lost on virginia marshall schoolteacher who came out to city hall to celebrate it has historymaking we're so proud of her and again it is less young people those who live in public housing know that no matter where you come from if you good to be successful you can be a few thousand ballots remained to be counted and breed is ahead by about twenty two hundred votes but she decided to claim victory after her chief opponent former state senator mark leno conceded two hours earlier remarkable young woman she is going to do a very fine job and we always sure the best because her success the san francisco success leno would have been the city's first openly gay mayor his gracious but subdued announcement yesterday at the sign shop is owned for decades had the.
"london breed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Really understand the secession plan so lennon breed is an african american woman can you explain to people how she became acting mayor and then what happened after that sure so she was the president of the board of supervisors which is san francisco city council for people in new york and under the san francisco law she became acting mayor as soon as there was a vacancy so as soon as he died pending the special election that is going to be held in june and so just like forty years ago dianne feinstein who was the president of board of supervisors when george moscone and harvey milk were assassinated she became dianne feinstein became the acting mayor she ran for the job she was elected she served for ten years that was what london breed was hoping to do but the the board of supervisors the people who had elected her president twice they six weeks after she became acting mayor they held a long board meeting and replaced her with a white man marc fairl and you know there are internal politics involved there was another member of the board jane kim who is running so they didn't think that london breed should get sort of an unfair advantage of of incumbency going into the election but of course her supporters in part because of what was said at this meeting and because you know some insinuation that were made about her pies to to a hedge fund or to a venture capitalist out in silicon valley you know they they said and it was racism you know and that you know amos brown the pastor of the third baptist church out in san francisco told me you know this is connected to san francisco's long history of racism it you know he calls it a quote liberal very progressive city but you know in fact again that's not reflected in its leadership and that's not always reflected in its policies yeah reverend brown who is also i think he's the president of the end of lacey pe chapter in san francisco there he said the city mirrors what he calls america's original sin of race how do you feel about that characterization christina think it's accurate i mean we can look back and think about marion berry the first black mayor who.
"london breed" Discussed on KGO 810
"Acting mayor london breed was sworn in overnight as we hear from kja tens kim mcallister london breed is san francisco's first black female mayor mike mayor ed lee breed grew up living in housing projects she was raised by her grandmother in san francisco former san francisco mayor willie brown says the last time san francisco's mayor died in office the job of acting mayor fell to diane feinstein semi charters acting mayor growth and low bordeaux supluses there is no vacancy in the mayor the total also says that an interim mayor can be elected by eleven members of the borders who loves those let it happen linda and plunged claims world she won from acting incur interim course she went on to become directly elected i believe lima breed will enjoy the same sequence mayor brown says this should all be a very smooth process layer ed lee would want loose city took condition you can move forward in a little on coast to stay is unified as is currently a i'm kim mcallister cagey out eight tang that's a sad day obviously london breed is a great name though that isn't that is a leaders name right i add for somebody named chip the entire life always wanted to name liked at londonderry years another only a little on and i knew was a redskins flare game london fletcher but was a male could go either way she's never know anybody else in london is the only london aigner now area tap attention men under the age of thirty five you know what really impresses the ladies when a guy has a.