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SF Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Black Rhino Horns

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, August 21, a San Francisco man pled guilty to charges of violating federal laws that protect endangered or threatened wildlife after attempting to sell two black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent for $55,000. The suspect, identified as Lumsden Quan, is a 47-year-old art dealer, but was posing as a broker for the horns' owners. He and his partner, Edward Levine,...

Solar Impulse 2 Prepares For Departure

SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, April 23, the Solar Impulse 2 continued its historic flight around the world by making a stop in San Francisco. The plane powered only by the sun is waiting at Moffett Field in Mountain View for the wind to die down before it begins its next leg of the journey. Sky7 HD of ABC7 News caught the...

Cluster Of 30 Earthquakes Hit Lake Tahoe Area

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA—The mountains about 70 miles Southeast of the Lake Tahoe area where hit by a cluster of over 30 earthquakes on Wednesday, December 28. The largest earthquake hit at 12:18 a.m. and was measured at a 5.7 magnitude. The second, a twin magnitude of 5.7 struck shortly after at 12:22 a.m and a third earthquake hit at 1:14...

“Star Wars” Actress Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

HOLLYWOOD—Carrie Fisher, the actress and writer that became internationally famous as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” died on Tuesday, December 27 at the age of 60, a family spokesman said. The family’s spokesperson, Simon Hall, released a statement to People Magazine on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, 24, who currently stars on the FOX series "Scream Queens." “It is with a...

Sherri Papini Found Alive On Thanksgiving Day

REDDING—Sherri Papini, who went missing in early November was found alive on Thanksgiving Day by a passing motorist near Interstate 5 in Yolo County. "We are very ecstatic to report that Sherri Papini has been located and has been reunited with husband and family on this day of Thanksgiving," said Sheriff Tom Bosenko of Shasta County. Papini, 34, went missing on November 2,...

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...

Paris—Europe’s Deadliest Attack In Over A Decade

Parisians gather and create memorials across the city to honor the victims of the November 13 attacks.
PARIS, FRANCE—On Friday, November 13,  Paris, France was struck with several terrorist attacks that have been recognized as "the worst terror attack to happen in Europe in 10 years,” with over 300 people wounded, and the body count being at least 130. President François Hollande issued a citywide curfew and declared a state of emergency as mass shootings took place...

Price Increase Of Eggs Caused By Bird Flu

CALIFORNIA—The recent avian influenza epidemic has caused a price increase in eggs across the nation. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are two types of avian influenza classified as H5N1; one strain is highly pathogenic and capable of producing rapid widespread disease, and the other is a lower risk. The influenza virus is highly susceptible to mutation,...

Man Uses Facebook To Broadcast Abused Animals

SACRAMENTO—Since February 2017, Kevin Paz, of San Francisco has uploaded photos to Facebook of animals he has kept in custody and abused, primarily dogs. Paz, also known as "Kev Meija," has reportedly been buying dogs at cheap prices and making them fight. According to some of his posts, he also chained them up (and injured them in the process) and...

Disneyland Upgrades Fantasmic! For Summer

ANAHEIM—Disney disclosed on Friday, May 12 in a blog post that the nighttime attraction Fantasmic! will be re-opening at the Anaheim park this summer with new additions. Along with the other Rivers of America attractions (Mark Twain Riverboat, Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes), Fantasmic! closed on January 10, 2016 for the commencement of Star...
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