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Tourists Struck By Blow Darts On Golden Gate Bridge

Two tourists taking a walk along the Golden Gate Bridge were struck with blow darts on Friday, February 12. The man had been had been struck in the thigh on Friday afternoon at approximately 2:45 p.m., and approached a California Highway Patrol officer who was patrolling the bridge on bicycle duty.
SAN FRANCISCO—Two tourists walking along the Golden Gate Bridge were struck with blow darts on Friday, February 12. The male victim was struck in the thigh at approximately 2:45 p.m., and approached a California Highway Patrol officer who had been patrolling the bridge on bicycle duty. According to reports, the individual had been near the Vista Point parking lot where the dart...

Mario Woods Autopsy Released, Shows 21 Gunshot Wounds

The autopsy report of 26-year-old Mario Woods was released to the public on Friday, February 12. According to the autopsy, Woods was shot and killed by San Francisco police after five officers fired at Woods 21 times.
SAN FRANCISCO—The autopsy report for Mario Wood, 26, was released to the public on Friday, February 12. According to the autopsy, Woods was shot and killed by officers from the San Francisco Police Department  after they  fired at Woods 21 times. The report indicates, six shots were fired in Woods’ back and two to his head.  Woods was shot in the back, arm,...

SF DA George Gascon Issues Warning About Blessing Scam

Gascon warns Chinatown community members “Do not give up your valuables, and don’t tell a stranger your Social Security number.”
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon spoke at a senior center in Chinatown on Friday, February 12, to discuss a popular “blessing scam” that has commonly appeared around the Lunar New Year. According to Gascon, scammers approach victims, suggesting they will remove evil spirits and curses by chanting over the victim’s jewelry and cash. The scammers then request that...

“Carol” Is Quite Enchanting

HOLLYWOOD—Watching the movie “Carol” can cause a load of emotions to emerge in the spectator. What appears to be a love story between two people is a bit more layered than one would suspect. The drama which stars Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Rooney Mara, is a tale of forbidden love that deals with many of the pressures of...

Comprehensive Review Of The SFPD Launched By Department Of Justice

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, February 1, the Department of Justice announced the launch of an independent and comprehensive review of the San Francisco Police Department. This review will be conducted by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services through its Collaborative Reform Initiative. According to a press release from the SFPD, the review is in response to requests made by city...

Soup Kitchen Run By Nuns Facing Eviction

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame’s Mary of Nazareth House are facing potential eviction due to rising rent in San Francisco’s Tenderloin area.
SAN FRANCISCO—The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame’s Mary of Nazareth House are facing potential eviction due to rising rent in San Francisco’s Tenderloin area. Since 2008, the sisters have been running a soup kitchen in the region to assist the homeless community. Since the kitchen’s beginnings, the city has been facing gentrification. On Tuesday, February 9, the sisters said they were facing...

Zika Virus Becomes International Public Health Emergency

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been warning travelers of the Zika virus; a virus discovered over 70 years ago linked to a monkey in the Ugandan Zika Forest.
UNITED STATES—The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been warning travelers of the Zika virus; a virus discovered over 70 years ago linked to a monkey in the Ugandan Zika Forest. The virus recently resurfaced and has infected millions of people across North America. Several areas have declared affected areas to be a public health emergency. The Zika virus...

“Beasts Of No Nation” Is Hauntingly Good

HOLLYWOOD—I’m just going to give this disclaimer early on, “Beasts of No Nation” is not a fun movie to watch. It’s brutal and I mean that with respect to the level of storytelling, the imagery, the violence, the acting and more important how the tale delivers a slice of what is happening in some third-world countries in the world....

Three Dead After Crash Near Super Bowl City Festivities

Three people died after a car chase pursuit ensued on Saturday, February 6 in San Francisco. California Highway Patrol officers reported a white Chevrolet driving recklessly around 9:20 p.m. at Fifth and Bryant Street.
SAN FRANCISCO—Three people died after a car chase pursuit ensued on Saturday, February 6 in San Francisco. California Highway Patrol officers reported a white Chevrolet driving recklessly around 9:20 p.m. at Fifth and Bryant Street. The officer stated the vehicle was spinning in donuts in the middle of the street approximately two miles away from Super Bowl City festivities. The...

Super Bowl 50 Causes Mayhem In San Francisco

Super Bowl 50 activities have funneled over one million visitors and tens of million dollars worth of tourist-driven economic activity. However, with such a heavy influx of tourism, the city’s buzz has also instigated some unwanted activity as well.
SAN FRANCISCO—Super Bowl 50 activities have funneled over one million visitors and millions of dollars worth of tourist-driven economic activity. With a heavy influx of tourism, the city’s buzz has also instigated some unwanted activity as well. Super Bowl 50 launched protests in response to the city’s $5 million contribution to the games. Crime has also been reported to be...
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