Friday, July 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as VP Running Mate

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice Presidential pick and running mate. Senator Kaine, a Democratic centrist known for being a capable political leader but has drawn criticism for his stance on labor issues, support of free trade and deregulation on Wall Street.

Reported by Corinne Smith


Study Finds Budget Benefits for Medicare in States Where Canabis is Legal

A new study from the University of Georgia found that States that legalized marijuana saw a decline in the number of Medicare prescriptions, saving an estimated $165 million in 2013. The study surveyed Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010-2013, and found that the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative fell significantly.

Reported by Corinne Smith


Munich Shootings Shake Germany, Shooter(s) Still on the Loose

AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF ATTACKERS SHOT AT PEOPLE IN MUNICH IN GERMANY, IN THE MALL NEAR THE OLYMPIC STADIUM. THE POLICE CONFIRMED AT LEAST 9 PEOPLE KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.
PACIFICA’S GREGOIRE HUET HAS MORE.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CA Nurses Association Protest Outside of Kaiser in Oakland

Dozens of nurses and their supporters picketed outside of Oakland’s Kaiser medical center to protest under staffing and insufficient training, one of many protests led by the California nurses association at Kaiser medical centers across California. Emma Riley reports from downtown Oakland:


Oakland's LoBot Gallery to Close, Another Loss for the DIY Underground Art and Music Community

LoBot Gallery, a bastion of underground, DIY art and music culture in Oakland for the last 12 years, will be shutting down at the end of the month, displacing 20 artists who rent studio space there. It's part of a larger trend of gentrification pushing out artists from their work space. Claire Stremple reports from West Oakland.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Homeless Advocates Seek to Stop San Francisco Ballot Initiatives

Members of the LGBT community gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall yesterday, there in an effort to oppose two ballot initiatives in the works that they argue unfairly targets homeless encampments. Scott Baba reports.

Friday, July 15, 2016

France Mourns Its Dead the Day After the Truck Attack in Nice

France is in mourning today after a 19 tons truck rammed into a crowd celebrating Bastille day in the seaside of nice. 84 are dead, including two U.S. citizens from Texas. This is the third attack in France in one year and a half after the Charlie Hebdo killings in January of last year and the series of mass shootings in Paris last November. Today, the mood is mixed with shock, anger and incomprehension in France.
Pacifica's Gregoire Huet reports.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

School Curriculum To Include LGBT History

California’s state school board has approved curriculum guidelines that include LGBT history and contributions to California and the nation. The new framework for history and social science in California schools has drawn praise from LGBT activists, but the guidelines also sparked heated controversy over how the guidelines characterize the history of ancient India, South Asia, and the Hindu religion. Christopher Martinez files this report from Sacramento.

OAKLAND FILES GROCERY TAX COMPLAINT

OAKLAND IS JUST ONE OF A FEW BAY AREA CITIES WORKING TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND REDUCE DIABETES, BY PROPOSING A 1 CENT TAX ON SUGARY BEVERAGES BUT THE CITY FACES FIERCE RESISTANCE FROM THE POWERFUL BEVERAGE INDUSTRY.
PACIFICA’S TIA MONROE REPORTS

Alameda County Supervisors to Pass Symbolic Resolution on Immigration Due Process

THE ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISORS’ PUBLIC PROTECTION COMMITTEE DISCUSSED A RESOLUTION TO CALL ON ALL COUNTY DEPARTMENTS NOT TO BE INVOLVED WITH DEPORTATIONS. THE RESOLUTION, AUTHORED BY SUPERVISOR RICHARD VALLE, SPECIFICALLY CONCERNS THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT’S PARTICIPATION IN U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT CONTROVERSIAL “PRIORITY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM” – PEP – WHICH ENABLES ICE TO WORK WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO DETAIN AND DEPORT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS THEY DEEM TO BE A THREAT TO SOCIETY.
PACIFICA'S GREGOIRE HUET HAS THE STORY.