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Mayor Breed Announces Expansion Of CalFresh Food Program

SAN FRANCISCO—On June 5, Mayor London Breed announced an extension to the CalFresh food assistance program that will allow 41,000 seniors and people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) benefits to be eligible for the program. San Francisco is carrying out the California Assembly Bill 1811, which will allow SSI recipients who were previously ineligible from...

SFPD Announces Arrest In North Beach Stabbing

SAN FRANCISCO—On May 24, at approximately 12:20 p.m. officers from the San Franciscp Police Department Bayview Police Station and investigators from Central Police Station searched the 1100 block of Silva Lane in the city of Alameda and arrested Pablo Garcia, 35, for the North Beach Stabbing earlier that month. On May 3, at around 10:45 a.m. officers answered a call...

PG&E Restores Power Lines After NorCal Shutdown

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, June 7, PG&E warned that it would be shutting down power over the weekend in certain Northern California communities in order to prevent further wildfire danger due to the estimated high winds and dry climate. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. shut down power early Saturday morning as a safety precaution and it remained shut off until approximately...

Victim Of Fatal Bay Area Bridge Crash Identified

SAN FRANCISCO—The Alameda County Medical Examiner has identified one of the passengers of a fatal car crash on the Bay Area Bridge. Juhmoni Thompson Crain, of Hayward, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, May 29, at the scene of the crash. The other two passengers among the box truck were rushed to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries...

Trump Administration Pulls $1B For California Rail Project

SACRAMENTO—The Trump administration cancelled nearly $1 billion in federal money for California’s high-speed rail project on Thursday, May 16. The Federal Railroad Administration issued the following statement on Thursday: “FRA finds that the CHSRA has repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of the FY10 Agreement and has failed to make reasonable progress on the Project. Additionally, California has abandoned...

Drone Drops Flyers With Swastikas Outside Ariana Grande Concert

SACRAMENTO—A drone dropped swastika-decorated anti-media flyers in Sacramento on Friday, May 3 outside of both an outdoor Sacramento State fundraising dinner and an Ariana Grande concert. Sacramento State president Robert S. Nelsen issued a public statement Friday night shared on Facebook. “Sacramento State condemns in the strongest terms the dissemination of hate speech and propaganda Friday evening at our annual...

Police Investigate Sexual Assault At UC Berkeley

BERKELEY—Officials from the Berkeley Police Department are investigating a sexual assault by two men against a University of California, Berkeley student at a fraternity house. BPD Spokesman Officer Byron White indicated in an interview with the Associated Press that the student reported being assaulted after midnight on Sunday, April 26 at an off-campus fraternity house. White would not release the...

California Man Accused Of Impersonating ICE Agent

CALIFORNIA—A Northern California man was arrested for claiming to be an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in order to handcuff and rob construction workers. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office indicated in a press release that Patrick Mullany, 56, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on Monday, April 22 and taken to county jail for robbery, false imprisonment, and...

CHP Officer Killed By Suspected DUI Driver

SACRAMENTO—A California Highway Patrol Officer was struck and killed by a sedan on the 15 Freeway on Saturday, April 6 outside of Lake Elsinore by a suspected DUI driver, the Inland California Highway Patrol indicated in a statement. According to the CHP, the crash occurred at approximately 4:26 p.m. and the officer was airlifted to a local hospital. The California...

Woman Berates Elderly Man In MAGA Hat

PALO ALTO—A 46-year old woman was fired after verbally attacking an elderly Jewish man who was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at a Starbucks location in Palo Alto, California. Cell phone footage captured Rebecca Parker Mankey berating, Victor, a regular customer at the Starbucks because of the hat that he was wearing. Mankey began shouting at the man calling...
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