Connect with us

San Francisco County, California

BoConcept Has The Latest Trends In Home Decor

Avatar

Published

on

BoConcept Has The Latest Trends In Home Decor

Caroline Krogh-Jensen from BoConcept talks about the latest trends in home design and décor – from outdoor furniture, to lighting and accessories.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

Avatar

Published

on

STERLING, Va. (AP) — A man seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course has been charged with assault.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with misdemeanor assault after a private citizen obtained a warrant through a county magistrate.

Deskin did not immediately return a request for comment.

Video widely shared on social media shows Deskins blowing air on two unidentified women after one of them asks him to get away and points out that he’s not wearing a mask.

The altercation happened Saturday outside Trump National Golf Club, where the president was playing.

Protestors and supporters regularly gather outside the club’s entrance when he plays.

Latest Stories:

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Mom of 10 gives birth to first daughter, dies days later

Avatar

Published

on

LIVINGSTON, Texas (WJW) — A mom of 10 died just 11 days after giving birth to her first girl, the family reported.

Sonya Harlow of Livingston, Texas, (about an hour northeast of Houston), and her husband of eight years, Spencer Harlow — with whom she shared 10 children, some from their previous marriages — welcomed baby Eliyanah on Nov. 5.

“She is God’s answer to our prayers. Eliyanah means ‘God has answered,’” Spencer told The Bluebonnet News.

Sonya, 39, had reportedly experienced complications during her pregnancy and was not able to work due to high blood pressure and other issues.

After mom and baby returned home from the hospital, all was seemingly well. But Monday morning, around 2 a.m., Spencer told the Bluebonnet News he woke up to find his wife in distress.

“I rolled over and could see she was dying. We did CPR on her until the paramedics arrived, but she had flatlined by then. It was too late,” he told the Bluebonnet News.

Although the results of an autopsy are not yet known, Spencer said he suspects she may have died from a “post-partum-related medical emergency.”

Sonya’s friend Nancy Leger Davie set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the family’s funeral expenses. More than $38,000 has been raised, for an initial goal of $10,000.

“WOW! I am literally speechless and in tears,” Davie said in an update on the fundraiser page. “We have by far reached our goal to cover expenses. The burial plot/opening and closing, funeral, flowers and headstone will be able to be paid in full. Any and all funds that are collected after all expenses are paid, is being paid directly to her husband Spencer and will be used to care for their children.”  

Latest Stories:

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

SAN JOSE CHURCH STABBING: Raw Video Of Police Response To San Jose Church Stabbing With Multiple Vi

Avatar

Published

on

SAN JOSE CHURCH STABBING:  Raw Video Of Police Response To San Jose Church Stabbing With Multiple Vi

Raw Video Of Police Response To San Jose Church Stabbing With Multiple Victims

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Crews Remain on Scene of Berkeley Construction Fire

Avatar

Published

on

Firefighters in Berkeley are still on the scene of a six-alarm fire that burned through an apartment building under construction Saturday night.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Analysis: With silence, GOP enables Trump’s risky endgame

Avatar

Published

on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress are engaged in a risky but calculated bet that once President Donald Trump has exhausted his legal challenges to the election, he will come to grips with his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

But the opposite is happening.

As one Trump court case after another falls by the wayside, Trump is doubling down on efforts to disrupt the election outcome. Rather than accept the reality of the vote, the president is using the weight of his office to try to squash it. He summoned Michigan state lawmakers to the White House on Friday after personally reaching out to GOP officials ahead of next week’s deadline to certify election results. Others from Pennsylvania may similarly be invited in.

Republicans are standing by as it all unfolds. What started as a GOP strategy to give the president the time and space he needed to process his defeat is now spiraling into an unprecedented challenge to the election outcome like nothing since the Civil War.

“It’s hit the point where the Republican Party’s letting Trump’s pout go on too long,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, a professor at Rice University in Texas.

With their silence, the Republican lawmakers are falling in one step deeper with the president they have spent four years trying to appease. A few have spoken up. But mostly the Republicans are enabling Trump as he wages an unsubstantiated attack on the election that threatens to erode civic trust and impede Biden’s transition to the White House. It could define careers for years to come.

“It’s making future stars of the Republican Party look tiny and small,” Brinkley said. “All of these senators are going to carry a dark mark on their legacy for coddling Trump after he lost.”

Republicans started with a simple premise: If Trump had concerns about fraudulent voting, as he widely claimed, go to court and make the case.

It was a way to buy time, give Trump a chance to bring evidence, and perhaps convince some of his most ardent supporters of the outcome. Biden now has won 80 million votes to Trump’s 74 million.

But in one state after another, from Arizona to Georgia, the Trump cases are failing. Trump forced recounts Friday in two counties in Wisconsin. More legal action is expected there and cases are pending elsewhere. Nowhere has evidence been presented of widespread voter fraud on a scale that could alter the outcome.

The Republican lawmakers will soon be forced into a moment of truth with key upcoming deadlines.

States are expected to certify election results by Dec. 8, and Republican lawmakers have been eyeing the Dec. 14 Electoral College deadline as their own offramp from Trump’s presidency.

That’s when GOP lawmakers believe they can start saying publicly what many of them already suggest in private — that Biden, in fact, won the election.

But there’s no guarantee their gamble will work. Rather than glide toward that outcome, Trump is digging in — moving beyond the GOP argument that it’s about counting legal votes and halting illegal ones to more broadly trying to overturn results.

Trump has talked openly about stacking the Electoral College, where electors are typically determined by the outcome in the states, with his backers.

“I won, by the way,” Trump said Friday at the White House. “We’ll find that out.”

Almost none of the top Republican leaders in the House or Senate responded directly Friday when asked by The Associated Press if they believe the states have any reason not to certify their election results.

Only Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, and the daughter of the former vice president, said if Trump is unsatisfied with the outcome of the legal battles, he can appeal.

“If the president cannot prove these claims or demonstrate that they would change the election result,” Cheney said in a statement to the AP, “he should fulfill his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by respecting the sanctity of our electoral process.”

Trump rejected Cheney’s view in a tweet Saturday night that also took aim at her past opposition to withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Iraq: “Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election. You’re just unhappy that I’m bringing the troops back home where they belong!”

One key lawmaker, Sen. Pat Toomey, from battleground Pennsylvania, took Saturday’s ruling throwing out Trump’s lawsuit over the state’s vote as an opportunity to assert that Trump had exhausted “all plausible legal options” to challenge the result in Pennsylvania and to declare that Biden’s election had been confirmed.

“I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory. They are both dedicated public servants and I will be praying for them and for our country,” Toomey said in a statement. He encouraged Trump to “accept the outcome” and facilitate the transition.

With the Capitol still partly shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis and emptying out for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, lawmakers are able to deflect many questions about their positions.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said Friday he wasn’t really familiar with what Trump was doing inviting the Michigan lawmakers to the White House.

“I don’t really have concerns with him talking about the situation with elected officials,” Hawley said at the Capitol as he opened the Senate for a perfunctory session.

Asked if Trump could overturn the election, Hawley was noncommittal: “Anything’s possible.”

Republicans are calculating that it’s better not to provoke the president — he may do something more severe — but let time take its course.

It’s a strategy they have used throughout the Trump presidency, keeping him close so as not to alienate his supporters — whom they need for their own reelections — and not getting too involved when he strains the nation’s civic norms.

With the upcoming Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will decide which party controls the Senate in January, Republicans are beholden to Trump’s supporters to turn out the vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to portray the extraordinary week as ordinary.

“In all the presidential elections we go through this process,” he said. “What we all say about it is irrelevant.”

McConnell said once the state certifications occur, “if they occur,” the elections will wrap up.

“One of the beauties of the American electoral system is that we have 50 separate ways to conduct them,” he said. “The decisions as to how elections end happen in 50 different places.”

The office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House GOP leader, referred to his comments earlier this week when he said, “the states should finish their work.”

Meanwhile, the state tallies continue to roll in.

Georgia certified its results Friday after a hand recount found that Biden won by a margin of 12,670 votes, the first Democratic presidential candidate to win the state since 1992. Michigan is scheduled to certify its results Monday. Pennsylvania will soon follow.

The electors are set to present their votes Jan. 6, two weeks before the Jan. 20 inauguration.

Latest Posts

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Suspect in stolen car crashes into South SF cemetery after police chase

Avatar

Published

on

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Police arrested a carjacking suspect in a stolen car Friday night after a chase ended with the suspect crashing into another car and through the fence of a cemetery in Colma.

Eliyas Tesfaye Bayu, 25, of Oakland is suspected of stealing a car about 9 p.m. from a parking lot in the 400 block of Collins Road in Colma.

The car’s owner spotted the theft and followed the suspect into South San Francisco while calling 911, according to South San Francisco Police.

Officers found the suspect and car on El Camino Real, where they tried to pull it over. Bayu didn’t stop and led them on a high-speed chase through San Bruno and South San Francisco before finally losing control of the stolen car in the 1800 block of Hillside Boulevard in Colma, according to police.

The suspect crashed into an occupied parked car and then went through the fence of a cemetery. Police then took him into custody on suspicion of vehicle theft and felony evading.

An investigation also showed Bayu had a $100,000 arrest warrant and was suspected in a carjacking in Alameda County. He was booked into San Mateo County Jail. 

The people inside the parked car were treated and released from a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Copyright © 2020 by Bay City News, Inc. 

Latest Posts

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Trump requests another recount of votes in Georgia

Avatar

Published

on

ATLANTA (AP) –

President Donald Trump’s legal team said Saturday that his campaign has requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race after results showed Democrat Joe Biden winning the state.

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday certified the state’s election results, which had Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast, or 0.25%. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp then certified the state’s slate of 16 presidential electors.

The statement from Trump’s legal team said: “Today, the Trump campaign filed a petition for recount in Georgia. We are focused on ensuring that every aspect of Georgia State Law and the U.S. Constitution are followed so that every legal vote is counted. President Trump and his campaign continue to insist on an honest recount in Georgia, which has to include signature matching and other vital safeguards.”

“Without signature matching, this recount would be a sham and again allow for illegal votes to be counted,” the statement added. “If there is no signature matching, this would be as phony as the initial vote count and recount. Let’s stop giving the People false results. There must be a time when we stop counting illegal ballots. Hopefully it is coming soon.”

Georgia law allows a candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5%. The recount would be done using scanners that read and tabulate the votes. County election workers have already done a complete hand recount of all the votes cast in the presidential race. But that stemmed from a mandatory audit requirement and isn’t considered an official recount under the law.

State law requires that one race be audited by hand to ensure that the machines counted the ballots accurately, and Raffensperger selected the presidential race. Because of the tight margin in that race, a full hand count of ballots was necessary to complete the audit, he said.

Trump has criticized the audit, calling it a “joke” in a tweet that claimed without evidence that “thousands of fraudulent votes have been found.” Twitter has flagged the post as containing disputed information.

Votes that hadn’t previously been counted were found in several counties during the audit, which required recertification of the election results in those counties before state certification of the results.

Latest Posts

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Cause of Six-Alarm Berkeley Construction Fire Under Investigation

Avatar

Published

on

Berkeley firefighters are battling a six-alarm structure fire this evening in the 2000 block of University Avenue.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

College Students Return Home Amid Holiday Travel Warning

Avatar

Published

on

In the midst of rising coronavirus infections in the Bay Area and across the country, public health officials have been pleading with people not to travel this holiday season. But lots of college students are on the move.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

15-Year-Old Menlo Park Teen Makes NASCAR History

Avatar

Published

on

He’s too young to drive legally, but at 15, Jesse Love is already a champion behind the wheel. With three wins and top 10 finishes in10 of his 11 races this season, the Menlo Park teenager raced his way into the NASCAR history books.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

SF Zoo Mourns Loss of Beloved 39-Year-Old Gorilla

Avatar

Published

on

The San Francisco Zoo is mourning the loss of a 39-year-old female gorilla named Zura, who was known for her distinctive face and “one-of-a-kind personality,” zoo officials said in a statement Friday.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Kaiser hosts Pfizer coronavirus vaccine trial for teenagers

Avatar

Published

on

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KRON) — A coronavirus vaccine study initially focused on adults is now being tested on teenagers.

The research is being conducted here in the Bay Area. 

“I am not the best with needles but I don’t know? It was just like any other shot,” Allyson Eisenman, one of the teenage participants, said. “Like the flu shot which I got a couple of months ago.”

Kaiser Permanente is expanding its research into a clinical vaccine to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19.

Now testing adolescents like 17-year-old Allyson Eisenman.

The voluntary study is being conducted with Kaiser members in Sacramento and Santa Clara. 

The vaccine is developed by Pfizer Inc and Biotec. It is the same vaccine recently reported to be more than 90% effective in adults.

“So it’s just like for the adult study. It is a placebo-controlled trial. Half will be getting the placebo. Half will be getting the vaccine. The two doses are 21-days apart,” Dr. Nicola Klein said.

The goal of the study is to enroll 2,000 adolescents. Allyson Eisenman describes what is like being one of them.

“I do the check-in once a week. I actually had to do one today. I log that. It’s just an app on my phone. It takes like 30-seconds. I take my temperature to make sure I don’t have a fever every week,” Allyson said.

Allyson’s dad, Jeff Eisenman, is participating in the adult study. He says there was no pressure on his daughter to get involved.

“Did I force her one way or another? Absolutely not. This is our chance and our ability to contribute to the situation,” Jeff said.

“In terms of how long it is being followed this study just like the adult study is designed to be followed for 2-years,” Dr. Klein said.

The big question is why did this teenager from San Jose, who could be doing anything else during the holiday season volunteer for this study?

“I do know that the health and safety of those around me are important to me and so that’s what influenced me to contribute,” Allyson said.

Latest Posts

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Scott Peterson Trial: Who are the new suspects?

Avatar

Published

on

Laci Peterson and Scott Peterson

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Bars, restaurants to be impacted by curfew

Avatar

Published

on

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – As in most other counties affected by the curfew, non-essential gatherings must stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  

You can still go out for groceries or walk the dog but bars and restaurants must close at 10.    

Cocktails and dreams were its motto before the pandemic but doing business now is more like a nightmare for the Branham Lounge.

The popular bar and restaurant in San Jose’s Almaden Valley is serving customers outdoors in keeping with health orders. 

Those cocktails are served until 2 a.m. but on Saturday that comes to an end when a newly imposed curfew will shut down business at 10 p.m.  

The curfew is well intentioned but unfair and misguided, says owner Tony Griffis.

“That’s all that’s happening, the party’s not stopping because the bars are closed, it’s just moving to private residences where they’re having 50, 100 people or even smaller, 20 people where there are no mask regulations, and a lot of people don’t believe in the mask, and you’re getting super spreaders there,” Griffis said.

The curfew arrived just as many bars and restaurants were offering limited indoor dining.  

Other bars dreading the curfew are Post Streets 55 South, one of the al fresco destinations in downtown San Jose.  

55 South and PS2 on North Almaden both offer extensive outdoor seating and late-night service and the curfew is going to hurt, says co-owner Eric Nielsen.

“Basically what it means is we’re going to lose an additional 15-20 percent of our revenue every week when we’re already down for the year, I’m down like 88, close to 90 percent and you know, we’re just starting to claw back some of it and now we’re heading right back in the wrong direction,” Nielsen said.

Not all of the businesses impacted by the curfew are open late but most are operating on a tight margin.  

Many did not receive pandemic relief.  

The Branham Lounge invested $15,000 in an outdoor tent, furniture and other pandemic-related supplies. 

People could see their hours cut back again. Tony Griffis believes the curfew is counter productive.

“If the real culprit here is private gatherings, then maybe instead of targeting bars, we target Costco’s, Safeway’s, and liqour stores, and see if we can cut alcohol sales there so if people do want to get a drink they have to come to a controlled environment that is safe for them,” Griffis said.

Closing the bar at 10 o’clock means last call could come as early as 9:15.

As for enforcement for their part, San Jose police say that they’re going to be taking an approach similar to the original shelter in place. They say they will emphasize education, opposed to immediately starting to cite people for violations.

Latest Posts

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

OnTrac Recruiting, Seeks to Meet Online Shopping Demand

Avatar

Published

on

Delivery network OnTrac, which has facilities throughout the Bay Area, has warehouses stocked full of packages because of the online shopping boom. Now, they need to find more employees to keep up with the demand.

Continue Reading

San Francisco County, California

Oakland Events Hall Owner in Legal Trouble After Defying COVID-19 Protocols

Avatar

Published

on

An event hall in Oakland is in legal trouble after the city says it repeatedly ignored public health orders by hosting indoor parties, where there was zero social distancing and hardly a mask in sight.

Continue Reading

Social

LOADING...
ZIP / Address:
Radius:

MCTVLIVE Facebook

MCTVLIVE

Trending

error

Share