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Preliminary Hearing For Pier 14 Shooter Set

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, August 25, a San Francisco court judge will hear evidence brought forth in the case regarding Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, the man allegedly responsible in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, on San Francisco's Pier 14. As part of the preliminary hearing, the judge will decide whether the evidence presented will be enough for the case against...

Bill Clinton Campaigning In SF For Hillary Clinton

SAN FRANCISCO—Former President Bill Clinton was in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 24 to attend a fundraiser for his wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Clinton visited the Julia Morgan Ballroom around 10 a.m. In attendance were students from the Sacred Heart Cathedral who were chosen from the Bay Scholars Program. At the event, George Stratigos commented by saying, “I hope that Bill...

Homeless Offered New Housing Option In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—According to a study released by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, homelessness is the number one concern among residents in the region. San Francisco Mayor Edward M. Lee has announced new housing available for the homeless. The Civic Center Hotel, located at 12th and Market Streets, is currently sitting empty. The mayor has chosen the location as a possible site to...

California’s Electricity Prices Drop to Zero

CALIFORNIA—For the first time, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40 percent of net grid power produced during the hours between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., showing almost 50 percent growth in utility-scale solar photovoltaic installed capacity in 2016 indicated the Energy Information Administration (EIA) website. Large amounts of sunlight can produce too much electricity around the...

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...

Over 46 Million Dollars Collected By U.S. Tax Payers

SAN FRANCISCO—The Northern District of California collected over $46 million in civil and criminal actions from U.S. taxpayers for the 2016 fiscal year, said U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch. “Every day, the men and women of the Department of Justice work tirelessly to enforce our laws, ensuring that taxpayer dollars are used properly and that the American people are protected...

California Tourists Deface Coliseum

CALIFORNIA—On Saturday, March 7, the Coliseum in Rome was once again defaced—and this time the vandals were two California women, ages 21 and 25. Constructed under the Roman emperors Vespasian, and succeeding him, Titus, the Coliseum, which is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, accommodated medieval entertainment such as gladiatorial contests, mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, battle re-enactments and...

Sasha Crossman Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

LOS ANGELES—There are two ways to carry yourself when tragedy strikes, you can wallow in your sorrows, or utilize them to become the person you've always envisioned for yourself. That's exactly what twenty-four-year-old Sasha Crossman faced earlier this year, when she unexpectedly lost her father after one of the most memorable holiday celebrations she had with her family and longtime girlfriend, Kat. "She...

SFUSD Defies State Law To Grant Diplomas

In a groundbreaking decision, SFUSD voted to grant 107 high-school diplomas; even though they had not taken the CAHSEE.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Unified School District board members have voted to grant diplomas to 107 students who were unable to graduate solely due to California’s decision to stop offering the California High-School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Prior to the state’s decision, the exit exam was offered multiple times throughout the year, as well as once during the summer. According to...

Mayor Joins State, World Leaders At Vatican Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edward Lee will travel to the Vatican later this month to discuss climate change and human trafficking with United Nations leaders and Pope Francis. Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will also be in attendance for the two-day event that begins on July 21. The Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, a scientific academy of...
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