Biden Signs off on Hefty Pay Raise for Federal Firefighters | Political News

By AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years, a move that affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season. Pay raises for the federal firefighters … Read more

California to Pay $ 51M Over Killings at Veterans Home | Political News

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) – California officials have agreed to pay $ 51 million to settle lawsuits against state stemming from a shooting at a home for veterans in Northern California where a former patient fatally shot three female mental health workers and then himself. On March 9, 2018, Albert Wong, 36, took hostage three staffers … Read more

Navy Censures 5 in Deadly Sinking of Amphibious Vehicle | Political News

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marines and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, in a statement … Read more

Justices Rule Against Detained Immigrants Seeking Release | Political News

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled against immigrants who are seeking their release from long periods of detention while they fight deportation orders. In two cases decided Monday, the court said that immigrants, who fear persecution if sent back to their native countries, have no right under a … Read more

Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

With the support of her two out colleagues on the board that oversees the Bay Area’s regional transit agency BART, board member Janice Li is officially kicking off her bid for reelection Monday. The first queer woman of color and the first Asian American woman on the board, Li is the only Asian member of … Read more

Critics Choice Real TV Awards take place Sunday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – “Top Chef” will carry a leading five nominations into Sunday evening’s presentation of the fourth annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, honoring unscripted programming from the past year. The Bravo program is nominated for best competition series, along with “Chopped,” “Making It,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “The Amazing Race” and “The Great … Read more

Joe Biden departs Los Angeles for Albuquerque

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Joe Biden concluded an approximately 68 1/2-hour visit to Los Angeles Saturday, boarding Air Force One at LAX bound for Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was scheduled to receive a briefing on the New Mexico wildfires. What You Need To Know President Joe Biden boarded Air Force One at 10:29 … Read more

Aging Dams Could Soon Benefit From $ 7B Federal Loan Program | Political News

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press Eight years after Congress created the program, the US Army Corps of Engineers is taking a first step toward offering more than $ 7 billion of federally backed loans to repair aging dams owned by states, local governments and private entities across the US The Corps published a proposed … Read more

Lawsuit: LA Shelter for Kids Was a Den for Sexual Abuse | Political News

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles County-run shelter meant to be a safe space for children as they awaited placement in foster homes was for decades a den for sexual predators among the staff – and some residents – who preyed on children as young as … Read more

Out Catholics vie for SF supervisor seat

Purged from their home country of Ethiopia following a Marxist takeover of the east African country in 1974, the parents of Honey Mahogany found refuge in San Francisco. Unable to continue his medical school studies, her father became a taxi driver to make ends meet and afford sending Mahogany and her siblings to local Catholic … Read more

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