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Lawn Loses Some Turf Wars

UNITED STATES—As a landscape feature, lawn and turf are in a distinct category. Just as arborists specialize in arboriculture (horticulture of trees), there used to be horticulturists who specialized in turf. Even though it is just as interesting, and in most regards, much more demanding than other plant material, many horticulturists who are not specialists with turf do not...

“Y&R” And “Days” Daytime Emmy Winners

HOLLYWOOD—The Daytime Emmy Awards returned to prime fashion on Sunday, April 26 in the city of Burbank. This time the ceremony was not televised online like last year. It aired live on the Pop network and was hosted by talk show host and model Tyra Banks. “General Hospital” led all nominees with 28 nominations, so did “GH” have a big...

Lawsuit Against SFPD Settled

SAN FRANCISCO—The city of San Francisco agreed on April 24, to pay a $725,000 settlement to a former police department lawyer, Kelly O 'Haire who filed a lawsuit against the city and her employer, the San Francisco Police Department, in 2013 for wrongful termination. O’Haire stated that she was fired for revealing an improperly handled case of domestic violence by...

Good Enough

BEVERLY HILLS—It’s 6:00 a.m. as I sit here in a cold, dark, lonely flat with my heart shattered into countless pieces. They tell me I’ve checked-out again. I’d have to agree that is the best phrase to use for my disconnection from the world. I think I’m back, at least temporarily, thanks to waking up to my fluffy-faced German Shepherd...

Shoe Buying Is Not Easy

UNITED STATES—This weekend I did something that I rarely do, I went shopping for new athletic shoes. When I was a teenager and in my early 20s I would probably have 4-5 pairs of shoes a year, now that I’m older, I might be lucky if I have 1-2 pairs. It seems the style of athletic shoes nowadays have changed...

Good Faith Scam Victimizing SF Residents

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SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Police Department has issued a public warning to citizens concerning a nasty street scam known as the "good faith scam." To pull-off the con, the scammer approaches the victim asking for directions to a location they are trying to find. After a brief conversation, the scammer convinces the victim to help them find their destination. En...

Baseball Bat Used In Brutal Attack

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SAN FRANCISCO—A transient man sleeping in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood was awakened by an angry man with a baseball bat on Tuesday, April 21. The victim, a 57-year-old man, had dozed-off on the 1200 block of 17th Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. when he was approached by his assailant, a male believed to be in his 30s. When the suspect...

Assailant Beats Man With Bag Of Rocks

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TENDERLOIN—An assailant wielding a sack of rocks as a weapon knocked another man unconscious after striking him in the head in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood on Tuesday. The victim, a 54-year-old San Francisco resident, was having a heated argument with his assailant, a man believed to be in his 40s. The attack took place Tuesday evening at approximately 5:40 p.m....

Security Guard Injures Shoplifter

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WESTERN ADDITION—A shoplifter attempting to steal a roasted chicken from a market in San Francisco's Western Addition was injured by a security guard after she attempted to swing the stolen poultry from him. The incident took place at approximately 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at a supermarket located on the 1300 block of Webster Street. When the 57-year-old woman allegedly...

Mayor Aiming To End Veteran Homelessness

  SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Ed Lee announced his initiative to dramatically improve the veteran homelessness problem in San Francisco by the end of this year. According to the Homeless Point-In-Time Comprehensive Report in 2013, San Francisco had 1,267 homeless veterans: over a quarter of which were considered chronically homeless, being without shelter and amenities for a year or more. San Francisco, having one of the...
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