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Macy’s Plans Closure Of 125 Stores For Growth Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO—A total of 30 Macy’s stores are in the process of closing including a San Francisco tech office with over 800 employees. The move is a part of the company’s three year plan for stabilization and growth. A total of 125 stores are expected to be close by the company. The Cincinnati and Lorain overhead offices are also closing...

11 Charged In $2 Million Recycling Fraud Smuggling Ring

LOS ANGELES—Eleven suspects were charged with recycling fraud, conspiracy, and grand theft on Monday, January 27, following a four month investigation conducted in tandem by the California Department of Justice and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The operator of a recycling center in Pacoima was amongst those arrested. The scheme cost the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Fund...

Billionaire Sues California, Sheriff Over Beach Property Access

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HALF MOON BAY—Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla filed a new complaint against the California Coastal Commission and State Lands Commission on Friday, January 24. The decade-long feud concerns public access to a scenic stretch of coastline near Half Moon Bay and Martins Beach. Khosla claims that San Mateo County Sheriff, Carlos Bolanos and other top officials have made a “concerted effort”...

Game Of Ding-Dong-Ditch Ends With 3 Teens Dead

CORONA—Anurag Chandra, 42, from Corona is responsible for the deaths of three young teen boys who were celebrating a birthday when they decided to play a game of “ding-dong-ditch,”, a popular childhood game where one knocks on the front door of a person’s home and leaves shortly after.  According to reports, the group of six boys indicated that Chandra answered...

Deceased Undergrad Student At Stanford University Identified

PALO ALTO—A Stanford University student who was found dead at the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house on Friday, January 17 at about 11:20 a.m. has been identified.  The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department indicated that the body of Eitan Wiener, 19, a sophomore at Stanford was found unresponsive by medical personnel and was pronounced deceased.The undergraduate also worked as a...

SWAT Responds To Burglary At Marijuana Grow

OAKLAND—Officials from the Oakland Police Department indicated that burglary suspects barricaded themselves at a local marijuana grow operation on Monday, January 6. The location is situated on the 2700 block of Adeline. The burglary was reported close to 4 a.m. The Oakland Police Department say that a suspect was seen leaving the area with a large bag of marijuana. He...

California Eliminates Taxes On Menstrual Products And Diapers

CALIFORNIA—A new law that took effect on New Year’s Day 2020 eliminates taxes on both children’s diapers and feminine hygiene, such as menstrual products in California. Senate Bill 92 was approved in June 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom and is set to eliminate taxes on both menstrual products (tampons, sanitary napkins, menstrual cups and sponges) and diapers for infants, toddlers,...

Son Arrested For Murdering His Father

PINE GROVE—Authorities have named Sean Purdy, 20, as a suspect in the murder of his father, Lance Purdy, 52. On January 1, 2020, at around 4:30 p.m., a woman claiming to be Lance wife contacted authorities and asked for a welfare check after not hearing from her husband. According to the woman, Lance had flown to check on Sean at...

President Trump Calls Out Governor Newsom On Homelessness

UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump sent a tweet on Christmas Day warning California Governor Gavin Newsom about the state's homelessness issue. According to a press release issued on December 20 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), homelessness increased in California by 21,306 individuals (16.4 percent), accounting for more than the entire national increase. The estimated number of persons...

Fatal Shooting At Searles Elementary School

New Haven Unified School District said they will give updates once they were available.
UNION CITY—Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Searles Elementary School on Saturday, November 23.  Calls came into the Union City Police Department with reports of gunshots around 1:26 a.m. near Sherman and Colgate Drive. Upon arriving on the scene, officers found two male victims in the school parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds....
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