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Data Shows Sacramento County Homelessness Has Increased

SACRAMENTO—According to the city of San Francisco's 2019 Sacramento Homelessness Point in Time (PIT) Count, homelessness increased 19 percent in the last two years. It was reported that chronic homelessness—defined as people who have experienced homelessness repeatedly or for at least a year while struggling with a disability such as mental illness, substance abuse, or physical disabilities—has declined. Lisa Bates, CEO...

Man And Woman Killed In Castro Valley Home By Gunshots

CASTRO VALLEY—Two people were found dead inside a Castro Valley home on the 20500 block of Forest Avenue on Wednesday, June 26. Deputies from the Alameda County Sheriff's Department were conducting a welfare check on the home when they discovered the deceased bodies. Authorities determined the cause of death was the result of gunshot wounds. Deputies received a call at...

Question Of Citizenship Not Included In 2020 U.S. Census

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 27, the United States Supreme Court made the decision not to include the question of citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census as requested by the United States Department of Commerce. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against having a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. This decision was made in the interest of time and President Trump's administration...

Sacramento Officer Shot And Killed Following Domestic Disturbance

SACRAMENTO—A Sacramento police officer was shot and killed Wednesday, June 19, after responding to a domestic abuse call. Tara O’Sullivan, 26, died at the UC Davis Medical Center after being rushed to the hospital following an hours-long shootout. The Sacramento Police Department received a call regarding a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at approximately 11:43 a.m. Two officers,...

SFDA Implements Artificial Intelligence To Reduce Racial Bias

SAN FRANCISCO—On July 1, the city of San Francisco will become the first city to implement a new “open-source bias mitigation tool” using artificial intelligence (AI) to remove racial bias from prosecutor’s charging decisions. The new tool was developed by the Stanford Computational Policy Lab at a no-cost charge to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. According to a press...

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...
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