Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has been engaged in a fierce battle with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in recent weeks. On Wednesday, she called the agency “racist” during an interview with CNN, just days after she warned hundreds of undocumented residents of Northern California that ICE would be…
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested an asylum seeker during his actual asylum interview in San Francisco last week—something his lawyer says is completely unprecedented.
Here’s a bit of good news as we recover from our State of the Union-induced hangovers: San Francisco will retroactively expunge thousands of residents’ marijuana convictions from their records, the city’s District Attorney announced Wednesday.
Citing the potential for more “senseless carnage” in the future, three major U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Defense demanding the military fix the heavily flawed ways it reports criminal convictions to background check databases for potential gun buyers.
With the GOP almost certain to pass a tax bill that is nakedly plutocratic and disastrously unpopular, Democrats in the opposition have an opportunity to go after them for looting the public coffers to make the rich richer, while doing nothing for working Americans. Which is why Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is…
Bay Area Rapid Transit police said Friday they had identified a white man who earlier in the week had verbally and physically assaulted a fellow commuter who is Asian American.
An Asian-American family in San Francisco was targeted with racist letters this summer for posting a “Black Lives Matter” sign in the window of their home. Because of the threats and racial slur used, the harassing letters are being investigated by the police as hate crimes.
There’s no way to read what transpired over the weekend in the Bay Area as anything other than evidence of a disheartened alt-right movement in the wake of Charlottesville. The death of Heather Heyer had a dual effect: galvanizing a rising left coalition and turning what once thrived mostly online into something…
Joey Gibson, leader of the “Patriot Prayer” group, which believes in God and freedom, or whatever, cited security concerns as the reason he canceled a right–wing “free speech” rally in San Francisco’s Crissy Field scheduled for Saturday.
The millionaire homeowners in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the U.S. could soon be shelling out parking fees to a couple of first-generation immigrants, all because they couldn’t be bothered to pay their taxes.
An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador who sued the city of San Francisco for allegedly violating its own sanctuary city policies and causing him to be jailed by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency is set to get a $190,000 settlement, the San Francisco Examiner reported.
On Wednesday, women around the world went on strike, wore red, and rallied in support of their fellow females in celebration of International Women's Day and the "Day Without A Woman."
Many lament the loss of a city’s historically gay neighborhood to the forces of gentrification. Less often do they question the role those gayborhoods play in cities’ wide-ranging redevelopment strategies. Decades before middle-class transplants found themselves unable to afford the astronomical rents in, say, the…
Donald Trump's executive order banning citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from coming to the U.S., and suspending the refugee program for all countries for almost four months, caused panic, chaos, and confusion at airports. Protests broke out at terminals around the country as some…
President Donald Trump’s disdain for the judiciary just got ratcheted up a notch after an appeals court early Sunday refused to grant an emergency Justice Department appeal to reinstate the president’s ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Attorneys for several rights groups won a major battle Saturday night after a federal judge issued a stay on President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim executive order. That ruling effectively stops the administration from deporting refugees and immigrants from the seven predominantly Muslim countries cited in Trump’s order.
It only took a matter of hours Friday for authorities to begin implementing President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. That chaotic and quick enforcement affected more than 300 travelers, including those coming to America and…
A federal judge in Brooklyn for the Eastern District of New York has issued an emergency stay against the enforcement of President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
It’s only been a week and President Donald Trump has picked fights with more countries than you can count on one hand.