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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...

City Takes Away Boulders On Clinton Park Sidewalks

SAN FRANCISCO—Boulders that were placed on the sidewalks of Clinton Park last month were removed by officials from the city of San Francisco on Monday, September 30.City officials removed over two-dozen boulders from residential sidewalks.  According to San Francisco Public Works Director of Communications Rachel Gordon, the city removed the boulders at the request of the neighbors who placed them...

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order To End Youth Vaping

CALIFORNIA—Governor Gavin Newsom signed executive order N-18-19 on Monday, September 16 in response to health risks linked to vaping. According to a press release from the Governor's Office, the Department of Public Health is directed to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate the youth, young adults and parents about the health...

SFO Decreases Time Limit For Free Parking

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco International Airport’s free parking will go back to its original time frame after providing customers with additional time. The SFO wants to reduce backup outside the terminals where individuals get picked up and dropped off. The airport allowed motorists a free 30-minute time limit in the parking structure. According to KCBS Radio, SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel said,...

Governor Newsom Repeals Law Obligating Citizens Help Police

SACRAMENTO—On August 30, Governor Gavin Newsom repealed a bill that required able-bodied citizens 18 years or older to aide and assists police officers if requested. The California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872 indicated that a person of age who refused to join the Posse Comitatus or the county power would be charged with a misdemeanor and charged with a fine...

$42 Million State Program Offers Free Community College Tuition

CALIFORNIA—California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation for the 2019-2020 state budget on Tuesday, August 27, which provides two years of free college tuition for 33,000 full-time students. The $42.6 million investment is an expansion of California Promise Program (CPP). “This is real help for students trying to improve their lives and build their future,” said Governor Newsom. “No one can...

CHP Officer Killed In Freeway Shooting

RIVERSIDE—California Highway Patrol Officer, Andre Moye Jr. was shot and killed during a shootout on freeway 215 on Tuesday, August 13. During a routine traffic stop, Officer Moye pulled over a White GMC pick-up truck. Officer Moye was in the process of calling to have the truck towed and impounded, when the driver of the truck opened fire with a...
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