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UNITED STATES—"OK, when will you be back?" the mom says from her wheelchair to the parting figures of her caregiver and boyfriend. "Sunday afternoon," Tatiana calls back and then the glass doors shut behind her and Oscar. A serious looking woman in a gray knitted sweater and shouldering a handbag comes to close to the door and a harsh new...

Proposal Introduced To Eliminate ADU Fees

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, February 11, Mayor London Breed introduced a proposal to eliminate Department of Building Inspection (DBI) permitting fees for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and 100 percent affordable housing projects. According to the Mayor’s website, eliminating the fees is part of Breed’s strategy to get rid of barriers to new housing, building on her Executive Directive to expedite...

Arrest Made in Strong Arm Robbery

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department arrested two suspects in connection to a strong arm robbery that transpired on January 19. According to the SFPD website, at approximately 12:25 p.m. the male victim who was returning to his business on the 4600 block of Mission Street, after leaving a bank was assaulted by two suspects and robbed of money...

“Celebrity Big Brother” Crowns A Winner!

HOLLYWOOD—After nearly 30 days of lockdown, cut off completely from the outside world and technology, a winner was crowned for the second season of “Celebrity Big Brother” on Wednesday, February 13. With our final five in place consisting of Ricky, Tamar, Lolo, Dina and Kandi, it was time for someone to be evicted. With both Dina and Kandi being...

Sergeants Receive Emergency Services Day Award

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department honored Sergeants Jones, Hennessey-Jones, Mellone and Officer Yee were honored on Tuesday, February 12 in receiving this year's Emergency Services Day Award from the San Francisco Rotary Club. This year served as the 33rd annual Emergency Services Day, a day to solute first responders who have demonstrated exceptional acts of character, compassion for their...

Paul Mooney Saved Me From Cocaine End

HELLO AMERICA!—For so many years going to school and universities, hungering to understand life and my place in it, most of my teachers and professors had no genuine experience in survival themselves. Everything referenced was based on books or classes they had read or discussed during their respective journey, attempting to find a place in the sun. Somehow, this...

Tiger Wood’s Team Wins Celebrity Cup

PACIFIC PALISADES—A team of celebrities led by golfer Tiger Woods won the Genesis Open's inaugural Celebrity Cup on Monday, February 11. The Cup, held at the Riviera Country Club, was between two teams. Tiger Woods led a team consisting of actor Mark Wahlberg, musician Kid Rock, singer Nick Jonas, NFL Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, Arizona Cardinals player Larry...

Governor Newsom Derails Light-Rail Plans

SACRAMENTO—California Governor Gavin Newsom has changed his mind on the California light rail during the California State of the State Address on Tuesday, February 12. “You may not be clapping at the end of this, so sit down,” Newsom said to the crowd at the beginning of his address. He stated that building a $77 billion light-rail from San Francisco to...

Facing Eviction, Fire Cat Edna Gets Adopted

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) adopted on Monday, February 11, after the cat faced eviction from a department facility, according to an official SFFD statement. The cat, whose name is Edna has been residing in the Department’s Ambulance Deployment facility since being taken in by the SFFD four years ago, according to ABC 7 News. The cat has over...

Colorful Foliage Needs No Bloom

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UNITED STATES—There is no shortage of color for the garden here in our mild climates. If we want to, we can grow various flowers to bloom at various times throughout the year. If that is not enough, we can grow plenty of colorful foliage too. Evergreen sorts can stay fresh and resilient to minor frost all winter. A few...