San Francisco News
'Occupy' activists to protest Bush, Murdoch in SF
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- One day after blocking the entrance to Wells Fargo, activists from the Occupy San Francisco movement are turning their attention toward another subject: Public education.
Organizers plan to rally outside an education conference in Downtown San Francisco at 4 p.m. The two-day conference is being put on by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush heads the non-profit, which wants o put an end to teacher tenure and seniority-based pay.
Media baron Rupert Murdoch is expected to give the keynote address on Friday.
Activists charge the group with wanting to sell out public education.
Protesters also plan to kick off 'Occupy Richmond' on Thursday. Organizers say they'll target the city's Chevron refinery and corporations such as Safeway and Payless that recently left town.
The rally will start at 4 p.m. next to the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, followed by a march to the Chevron refinery.
Demonstrators say they'll camp at Richmond's City Hall for several days.
protest, economy, housing market, banks, wall street, occupy wall street, wells fargo, san francisco news
- Oklahoma tornado was top-of-the-scale EF-5
- Search continues for man after Bay to Breakers
- Apple's Cook faces Senate questions on taxes
- Arias tells jury what she'll do if allowed to live
- Photos: Tornado rips through Oklahoma City area
- Senate panel approves immigration bill 11 min ago
- UC hospitals say patients safe despite strike
- More than 100 gas grills put to the test
- Obama opposes GOP bill on Keystone XL pipeline
- Poll: Teens migrating to Twitter
- Photos: San Jose Sharks fan pics!
- abcnews: Hero teacher covered students with body
- roundup: Bay Area Super Bowl; Antioch fire
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Wednesday 45 min ago
- Bay Area weather forecast for Wednesday
12 min ago
- San Francisco, Santa Clara celebrating...
19 min ago