As San Francisco gears up to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Summer of Love—where, in 1967, an estimated 100,000 youths, sporting flowers in their hair and LSD on their brains, converged in the Haight-Ashbury sparking the hippie social movement—scores of city structures and buildings will pay tribute to that patchouli-laced era.
resident Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that seeks to punish sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate fully with federal immigration efforts. Trump’s order, if fully implemented, could cost the city of Oakland up to $130 million annually, city officials said. Berkeley and Alameda, which are also sanctuary cities, could lose $11.5 million and $2.5 million each year, respectively.
That no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate—we build bridges, not walls.
Harbin Hot Springs, a tranquil New Age health resort in Middletown with clothing-optional communal soaking pools, was a favorite destination for those on a holistic pilgrimage to serene rural California. But the classic 19th century retreat was in much need of healing Monday after being leveled by the ferocious Valley Fire.
An untamed Northern California wildfire that has forced chaotic evacuations, consumed hundreds of homes and businesses, and outrun the efforts of a growing army of firefighters to corral it was 5% contained Monday morning, officials said. The Valley fire in Lake County has spread along two fronts to burn 61,000 acres, or 95 square miles, said an official with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire. Sheriff Brian Martin described the fire as “the worst tragedy Lake County has ever seen.” Investigators were trying to confirm a report that a civilian had died, according to Cal Fire. Four firefighters injured early in the fight were in stable condition, state fire officials said. More than 1,400 firefighters have been deployed.