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Oldest Survivor Of 1906 SF Quake Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—The oldest known survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake has reportedly died at the age of 113. Ruth Newman passed away in her home in Pebble Beach, California on July 29. Newman was only five years old when the earthquake hit Northern California and leveled most of San Francisco. Newman and the rest of her family, all of whom...

Drought Improves Quality Of Beach Water

Baker beach in the Presidio, San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO—It has been a record year of improvement for Bay Area beaches, according to the Beach Report Card Survey conducted by Heal the Bay. Heal the Bay is a Santa Monica based environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of California's coasts. The organization's Beach Report Card was first published in 1990; it is a comprehensive analysis of water...

E. Coli Outbreak Discovered From Costco Chicken Salad

An multi-state E. coli outbreak has been linked to a pre-made mixture of celery and onions used for Costco's chicken salad ingredients.
CALIFORNIA—19 people across seven states have been affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco’s chicken salads, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Costco stated that the warehouse chain currently uses one supplier for its vegetables used in the chicken salad, which is then nationally distributed. Since the E. coli outbreak, Costco stores nationwide have discontinued the...

Supermoon Eclipse Arriving September 27

SAN FRANCISCO—A total lunar eclipse is set to arrive on Sunday, September 27, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. PST. This event will mark the phenomenon scientists are calling the “supermoon eclipse." The next time this event is set to take place is in 2033. The last supermoon eclipse took place over three decades ago in...

Warriors Players Invited To Las Vegas Minicamp

SAN FRANCISCO—USA Basketball has released the list of players confirmed to attend the three-day 2015 Las Vegas minicamp. The camp also serves as a tryout for the United States Olympic Men's Basketball Team. With four of their players attending, the Golden State Warriors is the most represented team for the camp roster. Attending Warriors players include Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, and 2015...

2 Injured At Great America Amusement Park

CALIFORNIA—On June 12, at around 8:10 p.m., an employee and a guest at California's Great America amusement park were injured on the Flight Deck ride. Both individuals were transported to a hospital following the incident for medical treatment. An eyewitness told KPIX 5 that they saw the employee step into the path of the moving roller coaster to reach a cell...

SF Poet Justin Chin Dies After Massive Stroke

SAN FRANCISCO—Award-winning San Francisco poet, essayist, and performance artist Justin Chin has died at the age of 46. Chin was known for his unique and bold style of writing that incorporated politics with his personal sense of humor and raw vulnerability with Asian American queer identity. He died after being placed in palliative care at the California Pacific Medical Center...

Gap Closing 175 Stores

SAN FRANCISCO—The Gap has announced that it will be closing approximately 175 stores across North America as it tries to restore the brand back to its position as one of the leading retailers in the world. The announcement follows five consecutive quarters of decreased sales. Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Art Peck said in a press release that after, “following a thorough...

Chariot’s Route Signs Not Allowed In SF

SAN FRANCISCO—Shuttle company Chariot has been placing sandwich boards which are signs from the company all around San Francisco. What the company is doing is illegal, and according to the San Francisco Examiner, the boards placed by the company are not allowed notes the San Francisco Department of Public Works “Chariot has no permits with us for A-Frames,” said Rachel Gordon,...

Tyson Yee Selected For Training Excellence Award

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Fire Department Training Lieutenant Tyson Yee was selected out of 5,000 statewide instructors, as one of three finalists for the Ed Bent Training Excellence Award. The award will be issued to the Outstanding Fire Instructor of the Year, the San Francisco Fire Department announced on Tuesday, December 6 Yee has taught over 18 academies at the City...
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