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Fight Over San Francisco’s Trash Settled

SAN FRANCISCO—Recology, Inc. may replace Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. as the city's official garbage collector, despite opposition. The director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment (DOE) signed a 9-year contract with Ecology, a San Francisco-based company. According to the contract, the city's garbage will now be dumped in Hay Road Landfill near Vacaville in Solano County, about 50 miles...

Shark Blocks Marathon Swimmer From Goal

A great white shark prevented marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez from becoming the first to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands.
SAN FRANCISCO—A great white shark prevented marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez from becoming the first to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. Dominguez, 49, set out into the 50-degree water with a cap, goggles, and his swimsuit. His only defense against the elements was a thick coat of grease intended to ward off jellyfish stings. “I’ve trained for...

Filimoni Raiyawa Dies In Police Custody

Filimoni Raiyawa, 57, dies in police custody after assaulting an elderly man and injuring two police officers.Photo courtesy of Sonoma County Sheriff, Lt. Carlos Basurto The San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO—Filimoni Raiyawa, 57, died while being placed under arrest for attacking two San Francisco police officers on July 30. Raiyawa was initially approached by the police officers in conjunction with a traffic collision. At approximately 5:30 a.m., Raiyawa, driving a light blue Honda Odyssey, rear-ended a BMW at the intersection of Richardson Avenue and Francisco Street. The force of the...

Wiggle Stop-In Protest Creates Standstill Traffic

The Wigg Party held a protest called the "Wiggle Stop-In" The San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO—The Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle neighborhoods experienced heavy traffic as San Francisco bicyclists blocked the roads during the Wiggle Stop-in, a protest to San Francisco Police Department’s law requiring bikers to come to a complete stop at stop signs. Traffic came to a standstill around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, in neighborhoods along the “Wiggle” path. Streets...

Morrissey Accuses SF Airport Employee Of Sexual Assault

SAN FRANCISCO—Musician Morrissey has laid claims that he was sexually assaulted at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, July 27. On Wednesday, July 29, the 56-year-old posted a letter to True To You, a fansite he regularly contributes to, which provided a first-hand account of the alleged incident. According to Morrissey, he was routinely passing through a body scanner to catch...

Mayor Lee Approves City’s Two-Year Budget

SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edward Lee signed the city’s two-year budget during an official signing ceremony in the morning on Wednesday, July 29, at City Hall. The budget plans for the fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 feature no cuts and will provide funding for the hiring of 400 new police officers over the next two years. The budget will also allow the city...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘FrAmed’

HOLLYWOOD—Gosh, I can’t believe we are only 2 episodes away from finally learning who “A” is, and I haven’t figured out the pieces to the puzzle? The latest episode, ‘FrAmed’ saw the liars and the people they cared about in harm’s way as Charles aka “A,” set his sights on the lairs. At this point I am starting to suspect...

UC Berkeley, UCSF Ranked Top Public Universities In U.S.

UNITED STATES—UC Berkeley is the #1 public university in the nation, with UC San Francisco ranked close behind at #6, according to the Center for World University (CWUR) 2015 Rankings. The annual list ranks the top 1000 universities in the world, and is "the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige...

LA, SF Consider Joint 2024 Olympics Bid

CALIFORNIA—The city of Los Angeles has reportedly been in talks with both the city of San Francisco and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) about the possibility of filing a joint bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. San Francisco had previously been taken out of contention as a solo host city by Boston on January 8. Earlier this week, the city announced it would drop...

“Haves And Have Nots” Recap: ‘Candace Young Esq.’

HOLLYWOOD—Last week Wyatt learned a valuable lesson from his father Jim Cryer; don’t bite the hand that feeds you. The latest episode of Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and Have Nots” saw Candace show her brother Benny her new workplace during the episode ‘Candace Young Esq.’ I find it amazing that Maggie was willing to go along with this ruse. Candace...
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