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“A” Is…On “Pretty Little Liars!”

HOLLYWOOD—We’ve only been waiting since the end of season two to find out who stole the “A” game from Mona. Well “Pretty Little Liars” fanatics, the biggest reveal of all came Tuesday night in the season six summer finale, ‘Game Over, Charles.’ MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW, IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE FINALE, STOP READING NOW! We got loads of answers, and...

“Haves And Have Nots” Recap: ‘Quincy Jr.’

HOLLYWOOD—Hanna got the reunion of a lifetime, as Quincy Jr. returned to her life in last week’s episode. In the latest episode of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” ‘Quincy Jr.’ saw Hanna and Benny realize that their relative has suffered extreme abuse at the hands of his father. It left Benny and Hanna in tears; it...

National Poetry Slam Continues In Oakland

OAKLAND—The 2015 National Poetry Slam (NPS) is currently being held in various venues throughout Oakland from August 12 to August 15. Although the registration period for teams to compete is over, tickets to the multiple slam competitions and finals that will be held Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15 are still available for purchase online at www.NPSOak.com.  Prices range from...

SF Implements Safety Campaign For Cable Car Riders

SFMTA's Ed Reiskin announces San Francisco's new Do Not Pass law as part of the Cable Car Safety Campaign. Photo courtesy of City of San Francisco @SFgov
SAN FRANCISCO—The city is launching a new safety campaign as part of an effort to make San Francisco's streets safer for pedestrians, cable car riders and operators.  San Francisco cable cars were introduced to the city in 1873, and have been an iconic attraction for tourists to see a street-side view of the city over sprawling urban hills. Cable cars...

ASL Cabaret In Oakland Today

OAKLAND—The Los Angeles-based ASL Cabaret will be coming to Oakland today for a free matinee show at 3:15 p.m. at the Shadow Ultra Lounge in Chinatown.  The group normally hosts an American Sign Language (ASL) show every third Sunday at Cafe NELO in downtown Los Angeles. This year, they are in town after being invited by organizers of the 2015...

SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Has License Restored

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, August 10, it was reported that the DMV revoked the license of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi following his failure to report a car accident involving a city-owned car that occurred in October 2014. The suspension occurred back in February, but the specifics regarding the suspension only became public this week. The San Francisco Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Kenya Briggs...

“The Gift,” A Taut, Smart Thriller

HOLLYWOOD—It is not easy to weave a psychological thriller that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish, but “The Gift” sets the bar quite high. This tale stars Jason Bateman and Joel Edgerton as former high school classmates who have a chance encounter at a furniture store. Bateman portrays Simon Callen, who is married...

Changes Create Restrictions For SF Drivers

Photo of Market Street, looking east at Seventh Street. Photo: Sergio RuizThe San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco drivers will be facing new changes limiting their ability to make turns onto certain streets in San Francisco's downtown areas around the Financial District.  As part of an effort to decrease traffic deaths, changes will be implemented to San Francisco Market Street for drivers. Starting Tuesday, August 11, private vehicles will not be allowed to turn during...

“Big Brother 17” Week 6 Chaos

HOLLYWOOD—Finally, we now have a competition. As much as I was a fan of Jason, his eviction set the stage for a divided house, where the battle lines have been drawn. On one side, there was Jackie, Meg and James (the underdogs) versus EVERYONE else. It was the first endurance comp of the season that saw the contestants standing...

“Fantastic Four” Fails To Reignite

HOLLYWOOD—I’m still trying to wrap my ahead around the fact that we’re seeing a reboot of the “Fantastic Four” franchise less than 10 years after the original flick first hit theaters. I will admit I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first flick that arrived in 2005 because it was an origin tale. However, I thought its sequel “Fantastic...
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