Crossroads of the West: inside the last gun show in San Francisco

The Cow Palace arena has announced it would discontinue the event on the property beginning 1 January 2020 Paul Stamp has been selling country foods beef jerky, dried fruit, roasted nuts alongside gun holsters and firearm ammunition for about 30 years. As a longtime vendor at the San Francisco Bay Areas Crossroads of the West gun show hes come to see similar faces, and even considers some of his customers to be family. However, last weeks gun show will likely be the last time Stamp sees this particular clientele. In April of this year, the board of directors for the Cow Palace arena, the longtime venue of the gun show in Daly City, announced it would linker box Inside the …

Arrests made after more than a thousand protest Ann Coulter speech

Six to seven were arrested during the far-right pundits event at University of California, Berkeley campus on Wednesday night More than a thousand young protesters linked arms and tried to physically block people from entering a speech by the far-right pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley campus on Wednesday night. Rows of students chanted Go home Nazis!, Shame! and Youre not getting in, while behind them, hundreds of law enforcement officers, many in riot gear, guarded the building where Coulter was slated to speak. Despite the massive protest, the events organizers said hundreds of people made it inside to hear Coulter talk about her anti-immigrant views. Some of the attendees had to push and climb over student …

‘You can’t fight this’: California wildfires force evacuation in Sonoma county

185,000 evacuated as firefighters battle el diablo winds and governor calls state emergency as 2 million left without power Thousands of firefighters in northern California battled to control wildfires fueled by howling el diablo winds, the largest of which forced at least 185,000 people to evacuate their homes. Meanwhile, more than 2 million people were left without power as the states largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), shut off power in an attempt to keep wind-toppled electrical wires from sparking additional fires. The California governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday declared a statewide emergency, as fire crews worked to control the Kincade fire in Californias wine country, and smaller blazes across the north of the state. In the city of …

Wife of Tarzan Actor Killed by Son Inside California Home: Police

The wife of Tarzan star Ron Ely was fatally stabbed by the couples 30-year-old son inside their California home Tuesday night, authorities said. The Santa Barbara County Sheriffs Office said officers responded to a call about a family dispute at the 81-year-old actors home in Hope Ranch, Calif., at about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night. When deputies entered the home, they discovered the body of 62-year-old Valerie Lundeen Ely, whod suffered multiple stab wounds, a sheriffs office spokesperson said Wednesday. Ron Ely, who portrayed Tarzan in the TV series in the 60s, was not injured and is alive and well, authorities said. The sheriffs office said that while at the scene, deputies identified the suspect as the couples son, 30-year-old …

The jailed LA rapper whose songs were used to prosecute him

Drakeo the Ruler speaks to the Guardian about twice facing charges for a murder he didnt commit: Its not about justice The Los Angeles district attorney is prosecuting the rapper Drakeo the Ruler for a murder he didnt commit, arguing in court that his rap lyrics, videos and collaborations are evidence of a conspiracy. The case moving forward this week marks the third time Drakeo, whose legal name is Darrell Caldwell, is facing charges stemming from the 2016 murder of 24-year-old Davion Gregory. After Drakeo Drakeos case, saying its a critical free speech test and an egregious example of racist and aggressive policing of black men and their creative expression. Experts estimate there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of …

Video shows white woman shouting N-word, threatening Black people at CVS

The video of the incident had over 17,000 replies on ThursdayA Twitter user who said she was at the scene, Rene Saldaa, wrote on Twitter that it took place at CVS in Eagle Rock, California.The 42-second long video starts with the woman jumping and screaming, I hate [N-word]! No, Im totally I just hate [N-word], the woman says as she walks out. Fuck you [N-word]! I hate [N-word]! the woman screams again. I would kill the [N-word], but the law says I cant kill the [N-word]. If the law didnt say that I couldnt kill the [N-word]She then walks to a car and shows the victim the license plate number while repeating the N-word. The car is parked in a …

‘Tip of the iceberg’: what a Nazi salute video says about Orange county

In the past year, several high schools in the California county have been engulfed in scandal over racist behavior by some of their white students Students have arranged red plastic cups in the shape of a swastika. Theyve held up We love White signs. Theyve chanted a Nazi marching song. Several high schools in Orange county, California, have been racist behavior by some of their white students. This week, videos surfaced showing a group of boys from marching with German and Confederate flags. The latest controversy has reignited anger and anxiety among Jewish communities and students of color, with many questioning why this keeps happening. To some, the answer is obvious: White supremacy has a long history in Orange county, …

Deadly cliffside collapse underscores California’s climate-fueled crisis

Tragedy in Encinitas comes as nearly 75% of states coastlines erode, endangering lives, homes, and infrastructure Three women were killed last week while sunning on a beach in Encinitas, California, when the bluff above them gave way. The sudden tragedy that befell Anne Clave; her mother, Julie Davis; and her aunt Elizabeth Cox, who had gathered at the resplendent coastline in the seaside community north of San Diego to celebrate Cox surviving cancer, made landslide on a San Francisco beach killed another beachgoer in 2019. Nearly three-quarters of Californias coastlines are actively eroding, putting lives, homes, roadways, railways, utilities and other infrastructure in danger. The cliffs have been crumbling since before the Arctic began melting, but natural geological collapse stands …