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US Unemployment Rate Lowest In 50 Years

UNITED STATES—The employment rate in the United States is at its lowest in almost 50 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a monthly report showed a continued growth in the labor market. The month of March showed a continued growth for 102 consecutive months. Information from the US Department of Labor shows that initial unemployment claims dropped...

SF Giants Set Off Fireworks Waking Neighbors

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, the San Francisco Giants defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-2 in an 18-inning, 5 hour and 35-minute game that ended at 1 a.m. The Giants apologized to residents after a firework show after the win woke up many people who live close to San Francisco’s Oracle Park. Loud booms roared through...

$2 Billion Transit Terminal To Reopen By June

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials announced on Thursday, April 11 that the $2 billion transit terminal in San Francisco that shut down six weeks ago is on track to be repaired by June. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) operates the Salesforce Transit Center, which opened on August 12, 2018. Officials closed the terminal in September 2018 after finding two cracked beams. On...

Pothole Shuts Down SFO Runways For Hours

SAN FRANCISCO—Two of San Francisco’s International Airport’s four runways were closed for about eight hours on Thursday, April 11 after crews found a foot-deep depression in one of them. The closure resulted in at least 300 flights being delayed. The pothole, which was initially described as a “12-inch pavement depression,” was found on runway 28L near the intersection with runway...

Tiger Woods Wins Masters Tournament Title

AUGUSTA, GA—Tiger Woods, 43, with 13 under par bogey took home his fifth green jacket winning The Masters Tournament title at the Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 14. "It's unreal for me to experience this," Woods said during a press conference on Sunday. "It was one of the hardest I've ever had to to win just because of...

“Pet Sematary” Offers Classic Scares

HOLLYWOOD—I am not sure why this is such a trend in Hollywood, but it is driving me crazy. If you’re going to make a remake to a classic, the movie does not have to pay tribute to the original. If you’re going to remake a movie, the goal is to bring something fresh and exciting; not a copy and...

Over 70 People Arrested In Fugitive Recovery Operation

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department arrested more than 70 people during a fugitive recovery operation in the Tenderloin Police District on April 3. The SFPD reported that officers from the Tenderloin Station led the operation and were helped by San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputies, State Parole Agents, and officers from Southern Police Station. Officers assigned during the...

Help Needed To Identify Dog Who Bit Students

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department’s Vicious and Dangerous Dog Unit is asking for the public’s help to identify a dog that bit two students near the Joe DiMaggio Playground. The SFPD indicated in a press release that on April 3 at approximately 12 p.m., the two middle school students were running for a school physical education...

Polk Streetscape Project Completed

SAN FRANCISCO—On April 2, San Francisco Mayor London Breed was joined by safe streets advocates, merchants, neighbors and city leaders to celebrate the completion of the Polk Streetscape Project. The project improves safety for those traveling on Polk Street and enhanced the character of the region by improving lighting, landscaping and street infrastructure. According to the Mayor’s Office, the...

Nicholas Mar Arrested For Attempted Homicide

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to an attempted murder on February 24. The SFPD reported that a male was shot and critically injured near the corner of Vallejo Street and Pollard Street. Witnesses informed police that they heard a gunshot and saw the victim lying in the street with a gunshot wound. The...
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