By Art Marroquin Staff Writer : – excerpt

The weeklong process of beheading hundreds of parking meters in downtown San Pedro and Wilmington began in earnest Monday as city and business leaders celebrated, hoping customers will be lured back to the beleaguered shopping districts.
Plans call for yanking the heads off of 540 under-used meters in San Pedro and another 105 in Wilmington, said Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, whose represents the Harbor Area communities…


anti-islam and anti-anti-islam art hits Berlin, San Francisco and Chicago

Pamnela Castro on street art activism : – excerpt

It’s been an active week for anti-islamic groups in the west, and anti-racist artists and activist have been hitting back with détournement and counter-protests…

In California, San Franciscoans saw official ads placed on city buses by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) (which has been categorized as a hate group by the Southern  and other groups led by notorious anti-islam activist Pam Geller. She initially tried to run the ads in New York City but the ads were not accepted by the New York’s Metro Transit Authority, which was ruled to have violated Geller’s first amendment rights by not accepting the ads….

Groups Cautiously Welcome SFMTA Response to anti-Palestinian and Islamophobic Advertisements
Who is behind the anti-islam muni ads