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FBI tried to ensnare Mayor Ed Lee in corruption case, sources say

sfgate.com — The probe - for which the FBI brought in agents from around the West Coast and beyond - culminated with the indictments in March of Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco, Chinatown tong leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others on charges ranging from accepting bribes to money laundering and gun running.

Surge to the border - crisis or reunion?

sfgate.com — Incorrectly? I don't think so. Since Oct. 1, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security has referred 52,591 children to the federal Unaccompanied Alien Children program. According to spokesman Kenneth Wolfe, 96 percent have been placed with sponsors, more than half with their parents.
Jul 24, 2014

Surge to the border - humanitarian crisis or family reunion? - SFGate sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

Jul 24, 2014

#Chron's @debrajsaunders talks with Mexico's Foreign Minister: Surge to the border: crisis or reunion? bit.ly/1kYaTe3 via @SFGate

Jul 24, 2014

Mexican Foreign Affairs Sec: #border kids don't want to stay in Mexico, bcuz their family likely in US sfgate.com/opinion/saunde… via @SFGate

Buying or renting an RV is all about timing

sfgate.com — The summer season is hitting its peak with RV sales and camping up 12 percent this summer, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry of America. If you own a pick-up truck (usually F-250 or equivalent), Family RV in Morgan Hill will rent a full-size trailer for $917 for a week in August, and a 22-foot deluxe trailer for $1,029.

Speeding driver crashes on Hwy 101, killing passenger

sfgate.com — A man driving a BMW while under the influence of alcohol lost control and crashed on Highway 101 in Santa Clara, killing a passenger, authorities said. Stephen Craig Hunt, 42, of Sunnyvale was speeding in a 2010 BMW on northbound Highway 101 north of Great America Parkway about 11:55 p.m.
Jul 24, 2014

Drunk & speeding, #BMW driver held by @CHPSanJose after Hwy 101 crash in Santa Clara kills passenger sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfgate

Chronicle Watch: SoMa skate park grinds on neighbors

sfgate.com — San Francisco's newest skate park was supposed to improve the lives of residents at the edge of the South of Market neighborhood. [...] a few weeks after its opening, neighbors are boiling with frustration about late-night skaters causing a racket - and their properties becoming de facto toilets for some park users.

Presidio Trust botched Lucas museum negotiations

sfgate.com — Presidio Trust botched Lucas museum negotiations Since plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art originally were discussed with the San Francisco Presidio Trust more than four years ago, a lot has transpired.
Jul 24, 2014

Why Chicago got the Lucas museum: RT Presidio Trust botched Lucas museum negotiations - SFGate sfgate.com/opinion/openfo… via @SFGate

Signs of donor fatigue at Obama's Bay Area fundraisers

sfgate.com — President Obama hit the Bay Area for a fast cash-and-grab fundraising drive Wednesday, but there were signs that even in one of the nation's most reliable Democratic ATMs, donor fatigue is setting in. [...]
Jul 24, 2014

Signs of donor fatigue as Obama fundraiser organizers slash entry fees to House Majority PAC event from $25k to $5k sfgate.com/politics/artic…

Jul 24, 2014

ICYMI: Discounted fundraisers, absence of young tech stars = Silicon Valley donor fatigue w @BarackObama? bit.ly/Uv74Wp via @SFGate

Jul 23, 2014

Some Dem donors say they got cut-rate deal to attend Obama event at San Francisco Four Seasons hotel sfgate.com/politics/artic…

Jul 23, 2014

Sign of "donor fatigue" during Obama fundraising events in Bay Area sez @cmarinucci sfgate.com/politics/artic…

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