Haight

17 Jul 19
Dare To Dream

The 1960s–perhaps the most difficult decade in recent American history. It started with the Kennedy assassination in November 22, 1963, at 12:30 P.M. in Dallas. If you were fifteen or older, you can remember where you were when you heard the news. The Vietnam War took twenty years and 58,000 of our soldiers. It is […]

17 Jul 19
Daily Republic

Jul. 17–A neighborhood once crisscrossed by a double-decker freeway may come to symbolize a new vision of public space in San Francisco — one that eschews the automobile. Transportation officials voted Tuesday to ban cars from a block of Octavia Boulevard that borders Patricia’s Green, where pedestrians and cyclists jostle for space among delivery trucks […]

16 Jul 19
KahliBuds Tea News

#THC #Cannabis While communal gatherings have always existed, festivals as we know them today really started with the birth of rock n’ roll, some good drugs, curious hippies, and a groovy venue. Since the beginning of humankind, the urge to meet your neighbors, sell your livestock, and hopefully find suitable partners has found expression in […]

16 Jul 19
KahliBuds Tea News

https://KahliBuds.com #poweredbywordpress #cannabis While communal gatherings have always existed, festivals as we know them today really started with the birth of rock n’ roll, some good drugs, curious hippies, and a groovy venue. Since the beginning of humankind, the urge to meet your neighbors, sell your livestock, and hopefully find suitable partners has found expression […]

16 Jul 19
The Mercury News
MARTINEZ — A failed 2018 candidate for Livermore mayor has been arrested and charged with writing a Facebook comment that allegedly threatened to burn down the home of a Contra Costa County judge. Joshua Laine is photographed at the East Bay Times studio in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) Joshua Laine, 34, allegedly wrote the comment about superior court Judge Jill Fannin, who took it so seriously she requested police protection, prosecutors said. Laine was arrested and remains in jail; a judge denied a defense request to release him at a hearing Monday afternoon. Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney Jordan Sanders said in court Monday that Laine made the comment on a Facebook group called California Family Advocacy, which includes posts that accuse Contra Costa County judges of corruption. One post, according to Sanders, listed Fannin’s home address. Laine allegedly commented that “judges who violate the law get their houses burned down … just saying,” Sanders said. The post could not be located as of Monday afternoon. The Facebook group has posted photos of judges with a pig’s snout photoshopped onto their faces, and accuses judges across the state of corruption, human trafficking and rigging the court system. Fannin allegedly saw Laine’s comment, reported it to police and requested officers stay overnight outside her home. When police confronted Laine, he denied making the comment at first, then said he may have made it when he was drunk, then claimed it was a historical reference, not a threat, Sanders said in court Monday. Laine’s attorney, Thomas Daly, said in court Monday that the comment was not a serious threat, and that Laine had no vendetta against Fannin as prosecutors allege. Fannin had never presided over legal cases involving Laine, who has sued other Contra Costa County judges in federal court and had family law cases in Alameda County, Daly said. Fannin, the county’s presiding judge in 2017, was one of three judges targeted by a recall effort earlier this year, by a group that alleges rampant corruption throughout the family law court system. The group claimed in February to have enough petition signatures to recall one of the judges, Lois Haight, but never turned them in and accused the Contra Costa County elections agency of having illegal criteria for petitions. During the Monday bail hearing, Daly argued that Laine could not afford a high bail and was eligible for a reduction under a recent state Supreme Court decision that says people shouldn’t stay in jail because of an inability to afford bond. He also said Laine was willing to comply with restrictions to his internet usage and go on GPS monitoring, should he be released. Sanders argued Laine’s comments demonstrated a lack of respect for judges, indicating he was liable to ignore court orders and make another menacing comment. He said Laine faced serious felony charges and was at risk to flee the area, an accusation Daly contended was without merit. Retired Judge Michael Nail, brought in to conduct the bail hearing after all judges in the county recused themselves from the case, said a $275,000 bail was “reasonable,” given the nature of the offense. His ruling means Laine will likely remain in jail at least until his next court hearing, set for July 23. Laine ran for mayor last year, saying in interviews he wanted to curb government overspending, lower taxes and expose “abuse” in local government. He also briefly ran for California governor in 2018, according to the nonprofit Ballotpedia, which tracks elections. “I would like to implement greener resources and reduce costs and costs of living for Livermorians,” Laine wrote in his mayoral candidate statement. “I am a devout supporter of citizens’ rights first and government accountability.” Laine received roughly 7,000 votes, or 22 percent, and lost the election to incumbent John Marchand. Laine is a former U.S. Marine, who was honorably discharged in 2007, according to his candidate statement. In recent years, he has undertaken beer brewing and winemaking business ventures, with a focus on aiding other military vets through employment and donations.
16 Jul 19
Professional Industry Market Research

In the recently published report, QY Research has provided a unique insight into the global Industrial Pumps market for the forecasted period of 7-years (2018-2025). The report has covered the significant aspects that are contributing the growth of the global Industrial Pumps market. The primary objective of this report is to highlight the various key market dynamics […]

16 Jul 19
innovaTel Telepsychiatry

A lively discussion took place this morning regarding the anticipated Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Registration Rule for the prescribing of controlled substances via telemedicine. This conversation was hosted by the District Policy Group, in collaboration with Alyvant, the American Telemedicine Association, the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL), Healthy Women and the Men’s […]

15 Jul 19
REMStories

T’was the night before the day, and all within the condo nestled. Our cat lay, on my wife’s legs settled. The feline dreamed of play; visions of mice startled. “Throw a blanket my way.” I exclaimed, while reading a love story gay, a round of whiskey enjoyed. “I’m hot, take these blankets away!” My wife shrieked. […]

15 Jul 19
heaven on wheels

We woke up in the always foggy Pacifico, CA excited to get into the city. I was lucky enough to be part of a choir in high school that took some amazing trips to perform. As a teenager I experienced New York City, Toronto, and San Francisco. I think these trips may have lit a […]

15 Jul 19
Intune Blog

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week.. Monday August 12th Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime… The High Tide Trio is a sensational super instrumental band featuring Mitch Polzak on guitar and bass, Hank Maninger on guitar and bass, and Les […]

14 Jul 19
Inside My Backpack

San Francisco was the last stop of my American trip in 2018. I had heard so many great things about this city that I was very curious to explore it… and I wasn’t disappointed. I spent 5 days in total in SF and I wish I could have stayed longer! From the Golden Gate Bridge […]

14 Jul 19
With Goon Squads Visiting

Since I’ve returned from my California trip, I’ve been trying to put into words the feelings that have been circulating within me. I have this need to process a vacation, to put into language what the respite and travel did to me. But it wasn’t until I finished Kerouac’s The Sea is My Brother that […]

14 Jul 19
Mirador Photo

One of my favorite humans and person to photograph having a smoke on Haight St. I snapped this hanging out an open breezeway window of the Gold Cane. A favorite dive among locals and thankfully one of the few bars still in operation that retains the vibe of a gritty SF. – San Francisco 2019