Young people did some bad stuff; but it’s okay because soon there won’t be enough money for schools; and the SFPD is on a winning streak this June 18, 2009.


The weather is actually supposed to stay pretty nice all day, and be even better tomorrow. ABC7

Some people just can’t quit while they’re not ahead: in an effort to make a stupid move a thousand times stupider a Vallejo man follows up a random gun shot in the street with a side of hostage taking. ABC7, CBS5


Board of Supervisors’ budget hearings begin. Committee chair John Avalos reads lyrics to a Joni Mitchell song. Only some board members join in for the chorus. Chronicle

The Chronicle takes credit for getting two streetlights in the Panhandle fixed. Chronicle staffers relieved to see that they are qualified to do streetlight repair, and start applying for maintenance jobs with the city. Chronicle

Budget committee for state’s education system asserts that since California schools will soon be providing an abbreviated education, they can’t expect students to remain as smart as before. Chronicle

Obama throws a few more rights to gay federal workers in a lame attempt to make-up for Justice Department brief regarding same-sex couples that managed to compare gay marriage to marrying a close relative or an underage girl. Chronicle


Local organization uses the internet to make something easier to understand. Weekly


A man and an immigrant: a Latino! Newsom names new police chief. ABC7

Local teenage couple accused of killing mom caught. ABC7

21-year-old arrested in connection with brutal beating of a 79-year-old Richmond man last week.ABC7

Some cab-drivers don’t have a valid drivers license. Someone from Yellow Cab explains how statistics can be misleading.ABC7


Teen shoots three bystanders near Potrero high school CBS5

Police release sketch of suspect in fatal daylight mugging of San Francisco woman. CBS5

Not surprisingly, lawyer of former BART cop, Johannes Mehserle, seeks change of venue for trial in the shooting of Oscar Grant. CBS5


Futurama: The BART steps into the 21st century with the addition of wireless internet. Examiner

Two injustices one stone: Local lawmakers seeks passage of bill that would have state government apologizing for mistreatment of Chinese immigrants, and might keep Angel Island open to public. Examiner

Federal stimulus money for transit agencies puts parameters on what the money can be spent on, which is the same thing the SF agencies wanted to spend it on anyway. Examiner

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