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We’ll have to see how the new Fulton Street pans out…
The headline says it all, but here’s the entire release:
“SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT PTA LEADERSHIP AGAIN URGES STATE PTA TO MAKE A DUAL ENDORSEMENT ON PROPS 30 AND 38
San Francisco — The Second District (San Francisco) PTA leadership recommended in July a dual endorsement of state ballot measures, Propositions 30 and 38, to the California State PTA after hearing from PTA members across the City that funding education was a high priority. At that time, the State PTA held its “Yes” on Prop 38 and voted to approve a “Neutral” position on Prop 30.
In light of recent public polling and campaign dynamics with both initiatives, and again with the encouragement of its members, the District PTA leadership is re-recommending the State PTA take a “Yes” position on Prop 30 to add to its current “Yes” on Prop 38 at the State PTA Board of Managers Meeting October 27.
It is critical that education be funded at a higher level, or at the minimum, maintain current funding in order for all of California’s children to be prepared to be successful in college, career and life. Either Prop 30 or Prop 38 must pass for this to happen. The District PTA also strongly encourages both campaigns to refrain from negative messaging about the other to increase the possibility that at least one measure will receive the required 50% + 1 votes.
Prop 30 would prevent further cuts to K-12 public schools and higher education funding through an increase of around $6 billion per year for 7 years to the state’s general fund budget. Prop 38 would increase funding to K-12 schools, early education and school bond debt payments by $10-11 billion per year for 12 years. Prop 38’s increase in funding would greatly mitigate the result of state education budget cuts of over $20 billion statewide and the laying off of over 40,000 educators over the last three years alone.
For a comparison of both propositions go to http://www.edsource.org/
Image Photoshopped slightly, courtesy of the Gavin Newsom for
Governor Lt. Governor campaign
But I’ll tell you, the People of the State of California are not going to follow them.
Hey Molly, if you’re so great, why don’t you just give all your inherited money to the California Teachers Association no strings attached?
You know, instead of driving over the cliff with Prop 30 stashed in the trunk?
*In a Porsche paid for by Daddy, of course.
Don’t have the details for this death on the sidewalk of Stuart just south of Don Chee Way (which is now the southern border of OccupySF these days).
“A guy apparently just died on Steuart near Don Chee Way. Paramedics tried CPR but then covered up the body. No other info yet.”
That’s Occupy in the background – I have no idea of the dead person’s possible relationship to OccupySF or the Hotel Vitale:
Roof of the hotel showing the fencing:
The cookhouse for OccupySF is in the lower left-hand corner, first-responder SFFD Engine 13 is in the lower right, and “Spa Vitale” is on top:
[UPDATE: Determined to be a suicide.]
From Action News SF comes word of a pedestrian fatality at Market and Van Ness this evening.
Here are some photos:
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I’ll tell you, the reason why the home county of the exchange student who was recently sexually asaulted in San Franciscois resting easy these days is that the media of said home country isn’t aware of the attack. And why’s that? Apparently, it’s the policy of San Francisco to not give out that kind of information. Per the SF Appeal:
“Police are not releasing information about the country the alleged victim is from in order to protect her identity, Tomioka said.”
I’m wondering how small a country has to be such that saying its name discloses the identity of any particular tourist in San Francisco.
Like if there’s a famous exchange program in Monaco (population 30k) and they send ten students a year to the States? That would seem to fit the bill, fair enough.
But what if the exchange student is from one of the following Big Ten tourist-producing countries (countries avec concomitant robust, aggresive media, of course)?
If the student is from one of these countries, I’d be hard-pressed to see how saying the name of the country would identify any particular person from that country. Maybe there’s a written policy, or maybe there’s an unwritten rule, the way the MSM won’t report routine cases of Golden Gate Bridge jumpings?
That is all.