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Bill Proposed To Stop Funding For SF

SAN FRANCISCO—The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle has culminated in a proposal to stop San Francisco from receiving certain federal funding from the government. Later this week, the House of Representatives are set to discuss a bill that provides quasi-asylum for undocumented immigrants and in turn runs the risk of housing dangerous persons who pose a threat to the country. Steinle was killed by...

CleanPowerSF Program Experiences Delays

On Thursday, July 16, the Civil Grand Jury released a report explaining why it has taken over a decade to implement CleanPowerSF. Image courtesy @CleanPowerSF
SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, July 16, the Civil Grand Jury released a report explaining why it has taken over a decade to implement CleanPowerSF. CleanPowerSF is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program managed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). California adopted the CCA system in 2002 in order to allow local governments to implement alternative energy sources for their residents....

Video Released: Man Burns LGBT Mural

The Mural was burned on June 29.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police have released surveillance video of a man burning a mural celebrating the LGBT community in San Francisco's mission district. The incident occurred late at night on June 29. Police responded to a reported building fire on 24th Street and Bryant Street. When they arrived on the scene, they found the mural, which is owned...

Trial Delayed For Serial Tagger Yarbrough

San Francisco city workers paint over the graffiti of serial tagger, Andrew Yarbrough. The San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO—The trial for serial tagger Andrew Yarbrough, 18, has been delayed as Judge Brendan Conroy requests individual testimonies from witnesses. Yarbrough, better known as tagger “Cryst,” was arrested in March 2015 for his numerous graffiti vandalizations across San Francisco. His most frequent tags were "Cryst" and "sheep. In an interview with Amber Lee of KTVU Channel 2, Yarbrough revealed the words are representative...

Illegal Immigrants Receive Half Of California Licenses

California Highway Patrol officer Armando Garcia explains to immigrants the process of getting a drivers license during an information session at the Mexican Consulate, in San Diego. Photo by Lenny Ignelz, AP The San Francisco News
CALIFORNIA—According to a report released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, illegal immigrants have been the recipients of more than half of all new drivers licenses issued by the state.  The DMV issued a total of 759,000 new licenses from January through June 2015, with 397,000 licenses being issued to people who live in the country illegally. The AB...

SF Fire Ambulance Response Times Remain Slow

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s Civil Grand Jury released a report earlier this week criticizing the slow response times of the city’s fire department ambulances. The Civil Grand Jury, composed of 19 local residents who serve for one year, investigates the operations of the various officers, departments and agencies of the city and county government of San Francisco. According to the report, the...

SF Among Worst Cities For Drivers

San Francisco traffic. Photo courtesy Juan Alonso at slnc.net
SAN FRANCISCO—In a study done by Wallet Hub, San Francisco was ranked among the worst cities for drivers. Wallet Hub, a financial comparison site, compiled data on the hundred most populated cities of the US to determine its ranking. According to the study, San Francisco lands number 97 in the ranking. The city has some of the highest average annual hours...

“Ant-Man” Is Pint-Sized Fun

HOLLYWOOD—There is something about the hero in Marvel’s “Ant-Man” that stands out. No, it’s not just the fact that our hero is pint-sized. When it first came to fruition that Marvel was bringing the comic book favorite to the big screen I slightly grimaced. Not many people are aware of this superhero compared to those like X-Men, Captain America,...

“The Young And The Restless” Bombshell Unveiled

HOLLYWOOD—After months of speculation, the truth has been unveiled! Gabriel Bingham is actually Adam Newman! Yep, Gabriel was caught red-handed by his lover Chelsea in his desire to gloat about his victory over his father Victor Newman. When confronted by the truth, Gabriel/Adam did his best to divert the admission, but Chelsea was not having any of it. If there...

“Game Of Thrones” Lead Primetime Emmy Noms

HOLLYWOOD—Awards season is slowly creeping as the 2015 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, July 16. The nominees were announced by “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba and “So You Think You Can Dance” hostess Cat Deeley. There were quite a few surprises to say the least. No love for “Empire” in the Outstanding Drama Series category....
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