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Officers In Text Scandal Remain On Paid Leave

Police Chief Greg Suhr speaks about police suspension involving text scandal.
SAN FRANCISCO­­—The San Francisco Police Department announced that nine police officers under investigation for partaking in a series of bigoted texts would remain on paid leave. On March 13, text messages exchanged over the span of two years, between 2011 and 2012, surfaced and were made public in a court filing. The investigation was initially focused on Sgt. Ian Furminger,...

San Francisco 49ers App Raises $9 Million

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SAN FRANCISO—The San Francisco 49ers’ stadium app with VenueNext raised $9 million to move beyond the field. Both Twitter and Live Nation recently invested in the company forcing the industry to take a look at the profitable social media impact this app will play as it expands to more venues and arenas. Causeway Media Partners also joins Twitter and Live...

Man Assembles Shotgun, Knocks Out Officer

SAN FRANCISCO—Officer Carlos Manfredi of the SFPD told the San Francisco News that a man was spotted trying to assemble a shotgun on the corner of Octavia and Bush Streets on Sunday, June 21 at 11:30 p.m. The suspect in question Joshua Boiling, 23, a transient, got into a struggle with the first two officers who approached the scene. The man became...

Google’s Self Driving Cars Tested On Public Streets

SAN FRANCISCO—While Google has been testing their prototype, "Koala" self-driving cars on the roads of Mountain View for a while, they have recently been spotted during their summer testing. Last month, Google announced that the vehicles were built specifically to drive themselves and that testing would begin on public roads this summer. During the trials, speeds for the cars...

Palace Of Fine Arts Center Up For Lease

San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO — The century old Palace of Fine Arts Center, one of San Francisco’s most iconic structures, is up for lease and looking for a new long-term tenant. The city’s Rec and Park department held a meeting Tuesday night to inform the public the options they were considering, including a sports complex, a hotel, and a marketplace. Seven competing...

Luxury Hotels Partner For Meetings, Events

Premier hotels in Nob Hill and Union Square are partnering with their neighbors in order to court lucrative corporate events and meetings. Photo by Benson Kua.
SAN FRANCISCO—Luxury hotels in Nob Hill and Union Square are partnering with their neighbors in order to court lucrative corporate events and meetings. “A lot of Bay Area companies want to have their meetings here in the Bay Area, and they want to have it in San Francisco, specifically,” James Detrolio, director of sales and business development for the Scarlet...

Fractured Leg Takes Out Giants Hitter Nori Aoki

Nori Aoki has been put on the disability list following discovery of a fractured fibula
SAN FRANCISCO—Nori Aoki, leadoff hitter for the San Francisco Giants, will be out of play for at least two weeks due to a fractured fibula. The fracture was apparently caused by a wayward pitch from Dodgers starter Carlos Frias on June 20. Frias’ second pitch of the game hit Aoki just above his right ankle, crushing a nerve and causing...

Jogger Discovers Corpse In Ocean Beach

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OCEAN BEACH—The shocking discovery of a human body was made by a jogger passing through Ocean Beach Wednesday morning. At approximately 5:55 a.m., the jogger, running through Stairwell 15 at Ocean Beach, happened upon the corpse of a fully clothed woman who appeared to be about 50 years old. Immediately after the discovery, authorities, including employees of the medical...

Rapper Diddy Claims Self-Defense In UCLA Incident

WESTWOOD—UCLA's football program found itself under the national spotlight following Monday's incident which resulted in the arrest of rap icon Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs, whose son Justin is a reserve defensive back for the Bruins. Justin's father has been seen at many of the team's practices. The rap mogul is a well-known public figure and has an estimated net worth of $700...

San Francisco HS Offers First LGBT Studies Course

SAN FRANCSICO—A high school in San Francisco is ready to become the first public school in the nation to offer an LGBT studies course. Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts has developed a curriculum for the LGBT studies course and plans to offer it in fall 2015 for their students. Lyndsey Schlax, a teacher at Ruth Asawa since...
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