The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – August 2, 2016

President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims', declaring that 'this cycle of suspicion and discord must end'.  Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University in Cairo, Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his speech, President Obama called for a ‘new beginning between the United States and Muslims’, declaring that ‘this cycle of suspicion and discord must end’.
Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Obama says Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is “woefully unprepared” to assume the presidency and calls on leading Republicans to withdraw their support from him.  New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announces he’ll step down next month.  A California lawmaker calls for “vote centers” and other reforms to make voting easier and drive up participation rates. Following defeat  in committee of the “twitter tax”  on the payroll of high tech companies, San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar and supporters call for an ethics probe into Supervisor Mark Farrell who voted against it and called it “un-American” to blame tech for the city’s housing crisis.  San Francisco’s LGBTQ community stages celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the so-called “Compton Riot” uprising by drag queens — which predated New York’s Stonewall Rebellion. San Francisco janitors rally ahead of a possible strike for fair wages and benefits.

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