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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....

Altercation At Long Beach DNC

LONG BEACH—An altercation transpired outside the Democratic National Convention on Saturday, November 16 between President Donald Trump supporters and counter-protesters. Officers from the Long Beach Police Department apprehended three individuals on suspicion of assault charges. The 2019 California Democratic State Convention was held at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center during the weekend of November 15 thru November 17. According...

Martinez Home Raided After Pipe Bomb Incident

MARTINEZ—A home in a Martinez neighborhood was raided by authorities and the FBI on Friday, October 18. The home was located on the 2300 block of Wayne Street.  Authorities detained eight people from inside the home. Neighbors reported the property as an ongoing problem in the area. NBC Bay Area’s Jodi Hernandez interviewed Cameron Gutierrez about the home, who stated:  “It’s...

Earthquake Hits Northern California On San Andreas Fault Line

CALIFORNIA—A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday, October 15 at 12:42 p.m. along the San Andreas fault line, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The tremor hit four miles south of Hollister, near Tres Pinos in San Benito County and was felt all the way up towards San Jose. Other areas that felt the earthquake included Morgan Hill, Santa Cruz, the...

California Bans For Profit Prisons, Civil Detention Facilities

CALIFORNIA—The state of California is the first state to ban for-profit prisons and civil detention centers. Assemblymember Rob Bonta representing Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro was the first to propose AB 32. The ban was met with support from community organizations and politicians including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders urged California's Governor Gavin Newsom to sign AB 32 via...

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Requiring Universities To Provide Abortion Pill

CALIFORNIA—Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 requiring public universities in California to provide an abortion pill on Friday, October 11. Senate Bill 24, also known as The College Student Right to Access Act, was amended initially three separate times and passed by the Assembly and Senate on September 13. SB 24 requires the new university health service to begin...

Former Administrator Files Lawsuit Against City College Of SF

SAN FRANCISCO—A lawsuit was filed against the City College of San Francisco by a former administrator. Shalamon Duke, served as administrator at the college in 2018 until he was fired last December. Duke is suing the college for wrongful termination and wage discrimination. He claims he was getting paid less than his counterpart of a different race, while he had three...

Congressman Eric Swalwell’s Donor Convicted

UNITED STATES—The United States Department of Justice announced on Tuesday, October 8, the conviction of California real estate developer, James Tong, 74 of Fremont, CA who was found guilty by a jury and his role in using straw donors to send thousands of dollars in two separate campaigns of Congressman Eric Swalwell. After a 10-day trial, Tong was found guilty...

California Launches Mental Health Hotline

SAN FRANCISCO—California residents now have access to a mental health hotline, which was announced by the San Francisco legislature on Monday, October 7. The Bay Area call line, The California Peer-Run Warm Line, has a $10.8 million fund.  State Sen. Scott Wiener took to Twitter saying, “In this year’s budget, we obtained $3.6M ($10.8M over 3 yrs) to expand our...

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Fair Pay To Play Act

CALIFORNIA—On Monday, September 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California Senate Bill 206 into law. The bill known as the 'Fair Pay to Play Act' will make it possible for first time for college athletes in the state of California to profit off their identity. The new law will go into effect in 2023. https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/1178671957962739712 Governor Newsom sat down with Lebron...
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