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Nightmare Flight Lasts 28 Hours

SAN FRANCISCO—Passengers of Etihad Airways Flight 183 from Abu Dhabi finally arrived in San Francisco following a nightmare ordeal that spanned 28 hours. Initially delayed by fog in Abu Dhabi, the passengers of Flight 183 spent 12 hours waiting to take-off from the Middle East, and were not allowed to leave the aircraft as it sat waiting on the tarmac. Passengers...

Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dead At 49

HOLLYWOOD—Stuart Scott, sportscaster and anchor on ESPN, passed away on January 4 at the age of 49. The cause of his death was cancer. Scott was first diagnosed with appendix cancer in 2007. He started his career as a sportscaster for several different local television stations before entering ESPN in 1993. He was known for his catchphrases "Boo-Yah!," "As cool...

The Four Stages Of Dating Theory

BEVERLY HILLS—Of my eleven closest girlfriends, I had the fewest relationship problems. My ongoing examination of why they were continuously crushed by their short-lived relationships helped me discover my secrets of dating theory. I wasn't the hottest of my clan, but you'd think I was considering my dating success. They would attract good catches, but only for a limited time. I learned...

Slow End To 2014 Soap Operas

HOLLYWOOD—I can’t believe how slow things have been on your favorite daytime soaps around the holidays.  We know things slow down around Christmas and New Year, but I never thought soaps would be almost non-existent. If you look at “The Young and Restless,” not much is happening on the canvas.  Jack and Phyllis continue their ruse of relationship, knowing that...

“Unbroken,” A Fascinating Tale Of Triumph

HOLLYWOOD—Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie proved her ability behind the camera with her first film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” The actress soars to new heights with her latest entry “Unbroken,” which chronicles the life of USA Olympian Louis Zamperini, portrayed by British actor Jack O’Connell. The biggest lesson the film showcases to the audience is the ability to...

Masked Suspects Break Into Parkmerced Apartment

SAN FRANCISCO—At approximately 3 a.m. on Monday, December 29, a pair of masked suspects broke into a Parkmerced apartment near San Francisco State University, robbing two victims at gunpoint before fleeing the complex. The suspects bound the apartment's residents and made off with cash, cell phones, wallets, and a bicycle. Both suspects have been described as males. There were no reports of...

Stolen Van Sparks High-Speed Chase

SAN FRANCISCO—Two male suspects driving a stolen van from the San Francisco Chronicle were arrested on Monday, December 29 following a high-speed chase that spanned multiple counties. The chase, began at 8:27 a.m. on Highway 101 and led authorities over the San Mateo Bridge, ending when the van was cornered in a cup-de-sac in a San Leandro neighborhood. The passenger, Rudy Martinez, 53, reportedly...

Family Raises Funds For Pedro Perez

SAN FRANCISCO—Pedro Perez, a window washer, fell onto a moving vehicle while working on the top of a bank building in the financial district on November 21. The 11-story fall caused Perez to suffer extensive brain trauma, internal hemorrhaging, a ruptured artery, broken arm, and fractured pelvis. Perez's family began raising funds to help support medical bills by starting an online fund...

Controversial PSA Garners Attention

SAN FRANCISCO—Sleeper 13, a San Francisco based production company that films in Washington State and California, has come under scrutiny for the recent release of a PSA entitled, "Stop Gun Violence." Released on December 13, the PSA depicts a teenage boy who sneaks into his parents room and steals a concealed gun from a dresser. Visibly distressed, he packs the gun...

The Secret Danger Of Statin Drugs

MALIBU—My dad was the model of an Irish lad. Health insurance appeared a needless expense for a teenage immigrant with empty pockets and vast ambition. That was, until, as a married man, my mum’s hysterectomy strapped my dad with a $900,000 hospital bill. A common surgical procedure left my mum at death’s doorstep after it was discovered that a...
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