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Tribute To SF Philanthropist Helen Diller

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Philanthropist Helen Diller, 85, died on January 7. Diller’s supporters including San Francisco Mayor Edward M. Lee are paying their respects to her. Diller was undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. This is same place where she met her husband Sanford. Helen is a community leader and a philanthropist. She also served on the American Friends...

Suspect Who Murdered Infant At Large

LONG BEACH—At around 5:50 p.m. on January 3, Long Beach police, responding to reports of gunshots, arrived at a home located on the 100 block of W. 51st Street and found three adults suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. There was a three-week-old infant, later identified as Eliza Delacruz, present in the house when the incident occurred, but she was missing...

Uber Faces Civil Suit

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, December 9, two separate district attorneys filed civil lawsuits against the ride-sharing service, Uber. In a joint press release, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey stated that Uber was guilty of failing to collect sufficient background checks for their drivers and illegally servicing airports. Uber's top competitor, Lyft, has already...

Robotics Offers Revolutionary Cancer Treatment

WESTWOOD—A technique known as Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS), cancerous tumors once deemed inoperable can now be removed through a non-invasive procedure performed by a specially-trained physician. Oropharyngeal (throat) cancer, a consequence of Human papillomavirus (HPV), used to only be operable through highly invasive surgical techniques that involved going through neck or face; a procedure that required a long, sometimes...

Diversity Course Becomes UCLA Degree Requirement

WESTWOOD—On October 31, the UCLA faculty voted in favor of making a one quarter-long diversity course a degree requirement for students of all majors. The initiative, which passed amongst UCLA faculty by a margin of 332 to 303, will become university policy if approved by both the Academic Senate’s Legislative Assembly and the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council. If passed, the degree requirement...

UCLA Amongst Top Universities In Country

WESTWOOD—According to US News & World Reports inaugural Best Global University rankings, UCLA stands as the No. 8 university worldwide and the No. 2 public institution behind rival University of California Berkeley. The rankings, covering 500 universities across 49 different countries, are based upon an institution's influence in both the academic and research communities. UC Berkeley, only ranked behind Harvard and...

California First State To Ban Plastic Bags

SACRAMENTO—The state of California made history last week by becoming the first state in the nation to ban plastic grocery bags. On September 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure, which will become law on July 1, 2015. In a statement on the governor’s website, he describes the law as a “step in the right direction.” The legislation, which was authored...

6.0 Earthquake Shakes Napa Valley

Some Californians made the best of a bad situation. Photo courtesy of Twitter.
CALIFORNIA—The U. S. Geological Survey deemed Sunday's 6.0 earthquake as the biggest earthquake to hit Napa Valley California since the Loma Prieta quake nearly 25 years ago. According to a USGS press release, the earthquake hit the northern San Francisco Bay area around 3:20 a.m. and “appears to have ruptured on or just west of mapped traces of the West...
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