Campos Calls for Emergency Response to SF Homelessness

first_imgSupervisor David Campos on Tuesday called for the city to declare a state of emergency on homelessness in order to release funds from the state usually reserved for natural disasters.“This is an emergency and an emergency deserves and requires emergency action,” Campos in front of the Navigation Center on Mission Street, a transition center touted nationwide as a successful model for moving homeless people to permanent housing.Campos also announced plans to introduce future legislation that would force the city to create six new transitional housing centers in the next year, three of them in the next four months.“Your local government, in my view, has failed you to address this crisis of homelessness,” Campos said. Campos specifically called out Mayor Ed Lee, saying the city had failed its residents, homeless and otherwise.“The mayor of San Francisco ultimately has the authority over the city agencies responsible for addressing homelessness,” he said. “At the end of the day, if the executive branch of city government is not able to act as we need, then the legislative branch has to step in.”The mayor returned fire at the Board of Supervisors meeting today, where the Chronicle reports he criticized Campos’ press conference as substance-less. “That event didn’t offer any solutions, no new philanthropic partnerships, no new sites for Navigation Centers and no path forward,” Lee said. “But it did offer rhetoric.” Sam Dodge, Dufty’s successor as the mayor’s point man on homelessness, also had reservations about the proposal.“I think a declaration of emergency doesn’t really add to our tool chest as well as people might perceive,” Dodge said. “It’s more of a moral statement and I support that moral statement and the mayor announced as much in December,” when he called homelessness a “dire crisis”Dodge also called Campos’ proposed timeline ambitious, but said he would try to rise to the challenge. The problem, he said, would be finding places to go for those who enter the centers hoping to transition into housing.“He is proposing to open six new Navigation Centers without adding any new exits from homelessness, any new housing units,” Dodge said. “We’re really held up by how many housing exits we have. Otherwise it just becomes a sort of warehouse for poor people.”In the short term, it’s unclear whether the city will pursue short term solutions like providing portable toilets at encampments, though it has been expanding its Pit Stop program. Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, among other advocates, been vocally frustrated by the city’s practice of clearing homeless encampments, saying those roused and displaced often have nowhere to go, with space at the lone Navigation Center and temporary Pier 80 shelter dwindling. Dodge said there are still a few space left at both institutions. “We’re really excited that supervisor Campos is moving forward on pushing for additional Navigation Centers,” Friedenbach said. “It really demonstrates the way to address encampments in a humane way.” Tags: homeless • housing Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Bevan Dufty, the city’s former point man on homelessness, reacted from a personal standpoint to the proposal: 0%last_img read more

Tuba Restaurant Grill – Turkish Flair in the Mission

first_img Tags: restaurant reviews Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% The room exudes warmth, as does the friendly, knowledgeable staff.  We were there early but the place filled up fast, with Turkish families and other locals.  There’s nothing pretentious about Tuba, and you can tell the family loves what they’re doing here… Tuba opened in 2010, and it’s become a mainstay neighborhood favorite.  I tried it shortly after it opened with some out-of-town friends.  I really wasn’t all that wowed by it at the time.  I wanted to be, because there’s a dearth of Turkish food in the Mission, but some of the flavors were just muddled to me.  Enter the BF, who wanted to check it out.   So glad we did!  We were told that it was the same chef as when they opened, so it seems he’s perfected his flavors.I started out with a delicious Turkish sauvignon blanc… Tuba Authentic Turkish Restaurant1007 Guerrero St.San Francisco, CA 94110(415) 826-8822 center_img For our appetizer, we ordered the Cevizli Ezme…Tuba Cevizli Ezme – red pepper puree A walnut and Turkish red pepper paste, blended with tomato paste, garlic, olive oil, and cumin, it had a peppery bite to it.  It’s one of their signature meze and we loved it, especially with their house-made bread…Tuba – Turkish pita pred with sesame seeds Known as pide, this is Turkey’s version of pita bread, but sprinkled with sesame seeds.  Better than any pita we’d ever had, it tasted a little more like a focaccia to me, and we made short work of it with the sun-dried tomato butter, olives and feta.Next, we tried the mücver…Tuba Mücver – zucchini pancakes Pan fried patties of zucchini, green onions, eggs, dill, and mint were served with a garlic yogurt.  The patties lacked a little oomph, despite the garlicky sauce.For his main, the BF had the adana kebab:Tuba skewers – ground lamb-beef – kofte The BF loves any type of kofte-like thing – any seasoned ground beef combination – and this was no exception.  Here, spicy ground beef and lamb were pressed onto flat skewers and grilled, served with roasted tomatoes, red and green peppers, pepperoncini, pickles, rice, and more of the garlic sauce.  Juicy and flavorful!I went with something completely foreign to me, the HünkarBeğendi:HünkarBeğendi I agonized between this dish and the Karniyarik – another eggplant dish with ground beef, baked, with rice and salad.  I made the right choice:  pureed eggplant was topped with mozzarella and garlic, and chunks of tender stewed leg of lamb in a tomato sauce with bell peppers and a sumac garnish – a tart, Middle Eastern spice.  I am not a huge bell pepper fan usually, but this dish was a comforting, delicious hug.  Rich and creamy, it’s a must try.  Couldn’t finish it, though, as we’d filled up on that delicious bread.­­­­­ Make sure you try their Turkish wines, by the way.  This was a Kalecik Karası – a grape and wine made from the grape from the Ankara region.  Went well with my dish.On our second visit, we started out with a house specialty, Mercimek Çorbası:Tuba lentil soup Billed as the “best in the City,” it was a lentil soup with a spicy pepper paste, and little hints of cumin and mint.  Smoky goodness.The gentlemen at the table next to us had the Türk Salatasi, and it looked so inviting we just had to have it too…Tuba lentil soup, salad, bread, wine Rather like a Greek salad, it had chunks of tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, red onion, kalamata olives, and parsley in a lemony vinaigrette, and again garnished with sumac.  Super fresh!  I crunched my way through almost the entire bowl.For my main, I decided on a small hot mezze (appetizer) plate, the prawns…Tuba shrimp in wine sauce, garlic, tomatoes The Peynirli Karides – prawns sautéed with tomatoes and garlic in a pepperoncini sauce and topped with feta, this dish was probably one of the weakest.  Rather like scampi but lacking pizzazz.The BF’s main dish was another kebab, but with a twist…Tuba – kebab lavas red pepper sauce The meat came wrapped in a lavas bread, topped with tomato and garlicky yogurt sauces with roasted veggies.  Another stand-out dish completely unknown to us.Our neighbors, who told us they drive in from Sacramento every few months and make a bee-line to Tuba, generously offered us a bite of their dessert, and who am I to say no?  It was the house specialty, the Kunefe – a shredded phylo dough, filled with sweet cheese and apricots, baked, and then topped with a syrup, pistachio nuts and ice cream.  Decadent!  We were too full to get our own but I’m so glad we got to taste it.And that describes Tuba to a “tee” – a neighborhood place where people feel free to share bites with you, have a chat, and enjoy this wonderful cuisine. The menu is extensive, and it’s the kind of place I’d be happy to take visiting friends or relatives.  How lucky we are to have this ethnic outpost in our backyard.  We’ll be back. 0%last_img read more

SAINTS have signed Jordan Turner on a twoyear con

first_imgSAINTS have signed Jordan Turner on a two-year contract.The 23-year-old centre is currently with Hull FC and will link up with his new club next season.“Jordan is one of the most exciting talents in the game at the moment and we are delighted to secure his services for the next two seasons,” Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said.“Not only does he possess good feet and a great turn of pace, but he’s matured into an excellent defender too.“At 23 he is still developing and will no doubt do so further under the tutelage of Nathan Brown and his staff.”A former England under 18s Academy International and Captain, Turner joined Hull FC from Salford City Reds in 2010.He’s scored nearly 35 tries in close to 100 Super League appearances and is versatile enough to play in the back row.last_img read more

Good Behavior selling set props

first_img The second season of Good Behavior will be airing this October, but to have room for next season’s new items, the production crew is making room in their warehouse by having this sale.The items for sale have been marked down and are ready for a new home.One crew member said they have been busy all morning, but it brings back memories to see things in the warehouse that remind you of scenes.Related Article: A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix“These are things that, the show is basically somewhat of a traveling show. The main characters go from place to place and they visit areas and sets they won’t come back to and these are the items that were in hotel scenes and things of that nature that we may not go back to, so they’re up for sale,”Shane Bates said.Today is only open for crew members, but this weekend the public is welcome to come on Friday and Saturday from 8-4. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you are a fan of Good Behavior, you can take a piece of the show home with you.Furniture, decorations and much more are being sold at Screen Gems Studio.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wrightsville Beach resident facing 20 drug fraud charges

first_img Popkin is charged with the following:10 counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud/forgery10 counts of Trafficking in opium or heroinPopkin was booked in the New Hanover County Detention Center before being transferred to the Craven County Jail.Related Article: Lemonade vendor robbed at gunpoint gets donations, gift Thomas Popkin (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A Wrightsville Beach man is in jail facing numerous drug charges.According to New Hanover County online records, Thomas Jason Popkin, 39, was arrested on Coral Drive in Wrightsville Beach on Wednesday afternoon.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Man arrested in connection to weekend shooting in Wilmington

first_img The shooting happened on South 13th Street Saturday afternoon. A 34-year-old man was transported to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.Vaughn is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and shooting into an occupied residence. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested the man they believe was responsible to a shooting over the weekend that left a man injured.WPD arrested Jazarion Vaughn, 19, Tuesday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Police Cleaning lady takes son to job later steals items from Sunset

first_img According to the Sunset Beach Police Department a neighbor saw the suspect’s truck at the home on May 8. Two televisions and a grill were taken.After searching local pawn shops, police issued a warrant for the arrest of 43-year-old Brian Keith Misenheimer.According to a police report, Lynn Sendler told deputies that she took her son, Brian, with her recently to a cleaning job at the home.Related Article: 1 in critical condition following jet ski crash near Little RiverHe was arrested in Horry County on Sunday.Misenheimer is charged with breaking and entering, larceny after the fact, and property damage. Brian Keith Misenheimer (Photo: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Little River man is awaiting extradition to Brunswick County to face charges for a home break-in.It happened on East Main Street in Sunset Beach.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Pender Co Sheriff sergeant arrested fired over domestic dispute

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Pender County Sheriff’s Office says one of their own was arrested after being involved in a domestic dispute.Sergeant Daniel Stone with the patrol unit was arrested at his home on Johnson Nursery road in Willard on September 30, according to PCSO.- Advertisement – The victim told deputies she was physically assaulted by Stone during the dispute. Investigators reportedly found evidence that an assault happened and issued warrants for Stone’s arrest.Stone was charged with assault on a female and assault by strangulation.Stone was held at the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. He bonded out after his first court appearance in Pender County on Monday.Related Article: Two brothers arrested in shooting of woman in ChadbournPCSO says Stone is no longer employed with the sheriff’s office. He had been with the department since May 2004.last_img read more

Jury selection to begin in Pender County death penalty case

first_img Interview video of James Bradley and WPD detective plays in court on June 19, 2017 (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) James Bradley sits in a Pender County courtroom on June 12, 2017 (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) Sgt. Lee Odham testifies on day 5 of James Bradley trial on June 21, 2014 Opening statements begin June 15, 2017 with prosecution recounting Van Newkirk’s mother’s discovering she was missing. James Bradley listens intently. (Photo: Randy Aldridge/WWAY) James Bradley James Bradley enters court on June 29, 2017. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday afternoon in a Pender County murder case that could lead to the death penalty.James Opelton Bradley is charged with the murder of Elisha Tucker.- Advertisement – James Bradley sits in court on June 22, 2017 while the prosecution shows photos of his apartment (Photo: Randy Aldridge/WWAY) Video of James Bradley’s April 11, 2014 interview with police plays in court on June 19, 2017 (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) James Bradley enters court on June 29, 2017. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)James Bradley enters court on June 29, 2017. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)center_img James Bradley’s defense attorney makes his closing argument on June 28, 2017 (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) Elisha Tucker 1 of 13 James Bradley listens as judge tells jury polygraph is inadmissible on June 16, Tucker, 34, went missing in 2013. Her body was found in Pender County in 2014 as investigators searched for Shannon Rippy Van Newkirk.Investigators have never found Van Newkirk’s body, but Bradley was convicted of her murder in 2017. Last year a state Court of Appeals panel ruled Bradley did receive a fair trial in that case. It was the second time Bradley had been convicted of murder. He pleaded guilty to killing his 8-year-old stepdaughter in 1988 and spent 25 years in prison. He is currently serving 30-37 years for Van Newkirk’s death.District Attorney Ben David told WWAY earlier this month that hundreds of people received a jury summons for the case. He said the selection process could take several weeks, because it is a capital case. James Bradley listening to guilty verdict (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) Wilmington Police Sgt. Kevin Tully testifies during the trial of James Opelton Bradley on June 19, 2017. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)WPD Sgt. Kevin Tully testifies during the trial of James Opelton Bradley on June 19, 2017. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY)last_img read more

FBI says received vague tips ahead of deadly California synagogue shooting

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The FBI said on Monday it received multiple tips about a security threat minutes before a gunman opened fire in a California synagogue, killing a woman and wounding three others, but lacked sufficient details or time to prevent the attack.Police are investigating what motivated a 19-year-old suspect to open fire on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in suburban San Diego on Saturday, including whether to bring hate crime charges against the man who surrendered to police shortly after the attack.The FBI said it received tips about an online post referring to a potential attack that did not include “specific” information about the post’s author or location. Investigators immediately began working on identifying the author but the shooting began only five minutes after the tips arrived.“The FBI thanks the alert citizens who saw and reported the post,” the bureau said in a statement.Members of the synagogue returned to the temple on Monday for the funeral of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, the congregant who was killed in the attack.Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, one of three people who were wounded, losing his right index finger in the shooting, presided over the memorial service. He clutched a single yellow flower in his bandaged hand from a bouquet Gilbert-Kaye had sent him at the weekend before her death.“There’s a big garden out there. God took the rose of the garden, and he brought her up to heaven,” Goldstein said. “We saw the darkest of humanity. I saw it face to face. I wish to never see that ever again.”Mourners also applauded the heroism of another of their congregants, Oscar Stewart, 51, a U.S. Army and Navy veteran who served in Iraq and who confronted the gunman in the lobby of the synagogue on Saturday and chased the assailant outside.The shooting occurred six months to the day after 11 worshippers were shot to death at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the deadliest attack ever on American Jewry.‘TERRIFYING MYSTERY’The accused gunman in Saturday’s bloodshed, identified by authorities as John Earnest, fled the scene but called police a short time later in order to surrender.Earnest, who is being held without bail, appears to have written an online manifesto in which he also claimed responsibility for a pre-dawn arson attack at a nearby mosque last month and professed inspiration from the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people in March.His parents expressed shock and sadness in a statement on Monday, saying their son had become “part of the history of evil” perpetrated on Jewish people.“How our son was attracted to such darkness is a terrifying mystery to us,” the statement said. “Our heavy hearts will forever go out to the victims and survivors.”They said they were cooperating with investigators.Stewart said in an interview on Monday he was sitting in the temple sanctuary during Sabbath services when he recognised the sound of gunshots.For a moment he began running towards the exit with other congregants, then turned around and headed towards the gunfire.“I was an instrument of God,” he said. “I had no conscious effort in what I was doing.” He charged the gunman, screaming, “I’m going to kill you!”He said he pursued the gunman, who looked frightened and had stopped firing, when he fled the synagogue.Another worshipper, an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent named Jonathan Morales who was armed, also ran outside and fired several shots at the gunman’s car as he drove away.Almog Peretz, an Israeli citizen visiting his family, was hit but still managed to help shepherd children to safety, witnesses said.His 9-year-old niece, Noya Dahan, was also wounded. Her family moved to the United States from Israel in search of a safer life after their home was repeatedly shelled by Palestinian rockets.Gilbert-Kaye, one of the synagogue’s founding members, was a deeply caring member of the community, her friends remembered.She drove one congregant who had developed breast cancer to every appointment and helped take care of her children, Goldstein said.“She is a person of unconditional love,” Goldstein told reporters, adding that he felt Gilbert-Kaye “took the bullet for all of us.”A friend, Audrey Jacobs, described her in a Facebook post as a “woman of valour” whose final act was to protect others.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more