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Three-Fire Alarm Blazes Through Mission District

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco firefighters fought a three-alarm fire in the Mission District on Sunday, November 8. According to San Francisco firefighter officials, the fire broke out at the Rolling Stock Tire Shop at 2869 16th Street, on the corner of 16th and Shotwell Street. According to Assistant Fire Chief Dave Franklin, the fire was reported at approximately 7:45 a.m. By...

Crab Season Postponed Due To Domoic Acid Rise

Dungeness Crabs
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco has decided to postpone the opening of Commercial Dungeness Crab and Commercial Rock Crab Seasons because warm water temperatures are creating a bloom of toxic algae in the bay.  The California Fish and Game Commission voted on Thursday, November 5, to delay the opening scheduled for Sunday, November 15. According to California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife...

The Dangers Of Football

UNITED STATES—Football is the quintessential American sport. I mean, I don’t know an American who isn’t a fan of the sport. After watching my nephews little league football game this weekend, I was baffled at something that had crossed my mind before, but didn’t really strike me until this past weekend. Football is a dangerous sport! The physical combat element...

“Scream Queens” Recap: ‘Beware Of Young Girls’

HOLLYWOOD—It’s hard to believe that there was no new episode of “Scream Queens” last week, but the horror-comedy returned in bloody fashion this week picking up precisely where the chaos left off. This week’s episode ‘Beware of Young Girls’ kicked off with the ladies of Kappa Kappa Tau attending the funeral for Chanel #2, not to mention Chanel and...

SF Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Loses Re-Election Bid

SAN FRANCISCO—It was announced on Wednesday, November 5, that Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, lost his bid for re-election to Vicki Hennessy. Mirkarimi has been a police officer since 2011 and served on the Board of Supervisors for six years. From the start, Mirkarimi's career as sheriff has been plagued by controversy. In 2012, when he was first appointed, he was almost...

World Health Organization Advocates SF HIV Antiretroviral Treatment

Discussing HIV in Social Development Strategy at King Narai Hospital for the getting to Zero initiative. Photo by: Luc Stevens ‏@LucStevensBKK via Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO—The World Health Organization announced that they are using San Francisco as a model for how the world should handle the antiretroviral drug treatment process as soon as patients test positive, as opposed to waiting for the decline of the body’s immune system to begin treatment. In 2010 and 2013, San Francisco endorsed using the method of “test and treat,” which...

SF Dentist Arrested For National Drug Smuggling

A picture of 10 lbs of confiscated marijuana and $10,000 found in relation to Jerome Weitz' national drug smuggling operation.
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco dentist Jerome Weitz, 63, was arrested by the Narcotic Borough Manhattan North, in Yonkers, New York.  Weitz has been accused of running a cross-country drug smuggling operation. At the time of arrest on Wednesday, October 28, Weitz was allegedly in possession of more than $10,000 cash, and en route to receive payment for a substantial shipment of...

“Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives” One Scary Ride

HOLLYWOOD—Continuing our month long tradition of shining the spotlight on some underrated horror gems, this week the focus falls on horror icon Jason Voorhees. Yep, the guy in the hockey mask that made so many of us frightened to go away to summer camp. No, my focus is not on “Friday the 13th” or “Friday the 13th: The Final...

SF Financial Trader Reported Missing In London

Josh Sanchez-Maldonado
SAN FRANCISCO—An American from San Francisco has been reported missing after traveling to London. According to London police, 24-year-old Josh Sanchez-Maldonado is a financial trader, and went missing after traveling overseas for a job interview.  Sanchez-Maldonado had never traveled outside the United States on his own. He was last seen heading out from the Saint Gils Hotel in Feltham, West London, on October...

Wyeth Coulter Holds His Last Charity Pumpkin Sale

SAN FRANCISCO—Wyeth Coulter, 18, held his last charity pumpkin sale in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 27. Coulter had been growing pumpkins and holding fundraisers for the past 11 years to help local charities in the Bay Area. Coulter was only 8 when he founded the project that united his love for autumn and Halloween to benefit the homeless community.  At the time,...
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