Reducing overdose deaths by xylazine or tranq is what new proposed legislation in California aims to do. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the effort to increase penalties for the drug. NTD’s Jason Blair has more.
A brazen Christmas tree thief caught on surveillance footage in a California parking lot. He calmly removed a tree from someone’s car, strapped it on his own, and then drove off. NTD’s Jason Blair spoke with the victim who was shocked when he found out the tree was gone.
Homelessness in California is a top issue, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. The state continues to lead the country, claiming more than a quarter of the nation’s homeless population. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced $300 million more towards solving the issue of encampments. NTD’s Jason Blair has more.
In a high-end dog heist, 12 purebred French Bulldogs were stolen in the middle of the night from a California pet store. A co-owner says the dogs are worth $100,000. But more than the money, he hopes the pups can be returned safely.
Three men were attacked when walking back to their car on Nov. 17 after protesting at the airport against Chinese regime leader Xi Jingping’s presence in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, or APEC. They noticed a group of men starting to following them, before the situation quickly turned violent.
Meanwhile in Northern California. Combating retail theft is a top priority for San Francisco, according to the mayor. She says new strategies have been working and the city plans to expand them. NTD’s Jason Blair has the report.
Nancy Ng, a California woman went missing a month ago in Guatemala. San Bernardino County public defender Christina Blazek, the only witness to last see her broke her silence. The missing woman’s family has been frustrated with the lack of information surrounding the incident. NTD’s Jason Blair has the latest information and also spoke to […]
Protesters gathered outside Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s hotel throughout his stay in San Francisco for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. On Thursday, things heated up with arrests and ambulances seen coming and going.
SAN FRANCISCO—A reporter for The Epoch Times’ sister media outlet NTD was attacked on the street while covering protests spotlighting human rights abuses in China during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. The incident unfolded on Nov. 15 near the intersection of Fourth and Market streets, a few blocks from the Moscone Center, where many […]
The 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade summit has been designated a National Special Security Event by the Department of Homeland Security. The city of San Francisco expects to have up to 5,000 police and federal officers present to secure the event, and prepare for possible terrorist risks. NTD’s Jason Blair has more.
SAN FRANCISCO—The man accused of bludgeoning former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer was caught up in conspiracies when he broke into her San Francisco home last year, his defense attorney said as his trial opened Thursday. The attack on then-82-year-old Paul Pelosi in the early hours of Oct. 28, 2022, sent shockwaves […]
After some reservations, Dreamforce will return to San Francisco next year. On Tuesday, both Dreamforce CEO Marc Benioff and San Francisco Mayor London Breed confirmed the news. An optimistic Breed also reported on the city’s improvements in public safety. NTD’s own Jason Blair has more.
A guaranteed monthly income to former foster youth is what a new pilot program in California will be providing to 300 recipients. This is the first state-funded program of its kind for the Golden State. NTD’s Jason Blair is joining me to tell us more
100 percent of fast food samples tested positive for high amounts of heavy metals in recent lab tests. Volunteer moms from a non-profit group organized the study. NTD’s Jason Blair spoke with Zen Honeycutt, the group’s founder, who said the results were worse than they expected.
A new law in California will require schools up to 8th grade to give students a minimum amount of recess daily. It was one of 100 bills that California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law. NTD’s Jason Blair has the report.
$1 billion is what Elon Musk offered Wikipedia to change its name for a year. The Tesla CEO and owner of X, formerly known as Twitter, posted the offer on the social media site on Sunday. NTD’s Jason Blair has the story.
A new speed record was set by climber Nick Ehman at Yosemite National Park. “El Capitan” is one of the park’s most recognizable landmarks and also a popular challenge for world-class climbers. NTD’s Jason Blair spoke with professional climber Maison Des Champs to get an idea of just how impressive the new record is.
Four men detained in a central Georgia jail—including one being held on a murder charge—escaped through a damaged window and a cut fence early Monday morning, authorities said. Two were being held on drug-related charges, while one had been charged with aggravated assault. The fourth was being held on murder charges. During a news conference […]
For 540 days, a woman has been refusing to leave and to pay rent at an Airbnb rental in Los Angeles. In an ongoing legal battle, a judge so far has ruled that the landlord doesn’t have a legal right to evict the woman.
School boards in California will no longer be able to ban textbooks and instructional materials containing “inclusive and diverse perspectives” from the more than 10,000 schools across the state under a new measure signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 25. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1078, prohibits schools from banning books on racial […]
Women’s Declaration International was met with protesters in San Francisco. During the multi-day convention, there were reports of threats and vandalism. NTD spoke with Kara Dansky, president of the convention organizer, for her take on what happened.
California Senate Bill 815 contains a clause that would nullify part of state Assembly Bill 2098, also known as the COVID misinformation law. Under AB 2098, doctors can be punished for not following government directives on COVID-19 with their patients. SB 815 would repeal that.
A wheelchair-accessible self-driving car was showcased in San Francisco by Cruise. The company says it’s the first of its kind in the world and they hope to have it on the road, picking up riders next year.
LOS ANGELES—An armed man was arrested by police at an event attended by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., after the Democratic presidential candidate’s unsuccessful requests for Secret Service protection since declaring candidacy in April. Photos provided to The Epoch Times show the man, who was wearing a shirt with “EMS” on the back, being held in […]
More new proposals are currently waiting for California Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto. Four of them have stirred up controversy while going through the legislature. NTD’s Jason Blair brings us a summary.
San Francisco’s largest conference, Dreamforce, is currently underway. Bringing tens of thousands of people into the city and millions of dollars into the local economy. However, the event has also brought the city’s homeless and drug issues into the spotlight once again with recent comments from the organizer’s CEO.
The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would require judges to consider a parent’s affirmation of a child’s gender identity in custody cases. The bill now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.
In San Francisco, a women’s rights group along with parents and community members commented during a meeting on current school policy involving transgender athletes. The CIF San Francisco commissioner as well as principals from 14 different high schools were in attendance.
Narcan is now available over the counter. Emergent BioSolutions announced that the drug, used to reverse opioid overdoses, will be coming to U.S. pharmacies nationwide. NTD has more on this announcement and how the drug has been helping reduce deaths, especially from fentanyl overdoses.
A tour calling itself the ‘Doom Loop Walking Tour’ promised to show San Francisco’s open-air drug markets and vacant department stores. It’s reported that the tour was canceled, but a second, unaffiliated tour of many of the same areas took place instead. –
In San Francisco, the Roman Catholic Archbishop is filing for Bankruptcy, citing hundreds of child sex abuse lawsuits against the archdiocese. The suits came after California passed a law to extend the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. initially filed for a temporary restraining order on August 2nd against Google and YouTube. On Monday, the judge held the beginning of the case and will continue with a slew of hearings. Kennedy, a Democratic candidate running for the 2024 election, accused Google worked with the federal government on “misinformation” policies, […]