Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

Donald Trump at two years: Promises made, kept and broken from border wall to trade deals

President Donald Trump’s slogan at rallies during the midterm elections was: “Promises made, promises kept.” At the two-year mark of his presidency on Sunday, Trump has indeed kept some of his promises—but failed to deliver on others. Only last week, Trump claimed that he is doing exactly what he promised to do. “For decades, politicians promised to secure the border, fix our trade deals, bring back our factories, get tough on China, move the Embassy…

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How a violent month in Santa Ana set the stage for Council infighting, election angst and jobs possibly lost

How a violent month in Santa Ana set the stage for Council infighting, election angst and jobs possibly lost

Just minutes into the new year last year, a 22-year-old man was gunned down walking in the alley behind the Santa Ana apartment where he lived. Two days later, a 19-year-old was fatally wounded in a car-to-car shooting near the city’s Centennial Regional Park. Over the next 24 hours, two more men were killed in gun violence a mile apart in a gang-plagued area already targeted for special enforcement by police and prosecutors. The four…

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Injured pedestrian’s medical bill highlights gap in insurance coverage

Injured pedestrian’s medical bill highlights gap in insurance coverage

Jikaiah Stevens was left with more than just massive injuries — which include permanent brain damage — after being struck by a car at a crosswalk. A $141,760.24 medical bill now follows around the San Francisco hairstylist and photographer. The driver at fault had little to no assets, so all Stevens can receive is $15,000 — the state minimum liability to cover bodily injury or death. That figure became state law four decades ago and…

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Steve ‘Shing Ma’ Li freed as Feinstein intervenes

Steve ‘Shing Ma’ Li freed as Feinstein intervenes

It seemed that all odds were against Steve “Shing Ma” Li, a City College of San Francisco student who has been incarcerated for more than two months, awaiting deportation to a country where he had no friends or family. But Friday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced plans to release Li from a detention center in Florence, Ariz., where he has been in custody since Oct. 8. His destination is not Peru, his country of…

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