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Former 49ers CEO’s Son Killed In Boating Accident

SAN FRANCISCO—The son of former 49ers CEO Peter Harris died in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island. Michael Harris, 26, and four others were aboard a dinghy on Sunday, September 6, when the vessel collided with another boat. The collision occurred about a quarter of a mile northeast of Casino Point, near Descanso Bay. Witnesses reported hearing cries for help just after...

E. Coli Outbreak Discovered From Costco Chicken Salad

An multi-state E. coli outbreak has been linked to a pre-made mixture of celery and onions used for Costco's chicken salad ingredients.
CALIFORNIA—19 people across seven states have been affected by an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco’s chicken salads, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Costco stated that the warehouse chain currently uses one supplier for its vegetables used in the chicken salad, which is then nationally distributed. Since the E. coli outbreak, Costco stores nationwide have discontinued the...

Supermoon Eclipse Arriving September 27

SAN FRANCISCO—A total lunar eclipse is set to arrive on Sunday, September 27, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. PST. This event will mark the phenomenon scientists are calling the “supermoon eclipse." The next time this event is set to take place is in 2033. The last supermoon eclipse took place over three decades ago in...

Warriors Players Invited To Las Vegas Minicamp

SAN FRANCISCO—USA Basketball has released the list of players confirmed to attend the three-day 2015 Las Vegas minicamp. The camp also serves as a tryout for the United States Olympic Men's Basketball Team. With four of their players attending, the Golden State Warriors is the most represented team for the camp roster. Attending Warriors players include Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, and 2015...

SF Poet Justin Chin Dies After Massive Stroke

SAN FRANCISCO—Award-winning San Francisco poet, essayist, and performance artist Justin Chin has died at the age of 46. Chin was known for his unique and bold style of writing that incorporated politics with his personal sense of humor and raw vulnerability with Asian American queer identity. He died after being placed in palliative care at the California Pacific Medical Center...

Over 1,000 Arrested In Gang-Related ICE Operation

SAN FRANCISCO—The Immigration and Customs Enforcement made 1133 arrests at the end of a five-week operation called Project Shadowfire to crackdown on transnational gang members and associates. The arrestees were associated with such gangs as MS-13, Sueños, Norteños and Bloods. On March 21, ICE concluded Project Shadowfire after arrests were made across the U.S. with the greatest activity taking place...

Gap Closing 175 Stores

SAN FRANCISCO—The Gap has announced that it will be closing approximately 175 stores across North America as it tries to restore the brand back to its position as one of the leading retailers in the world. The announcement follows five consecutive quarters of decreased sales. Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer Art Peck said in a press release that after, “following a thorough...

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...

Bill Clinton Campaigning In SF For Hillary Clinton

SAN FRANCISCO—Former President Bill Clinton was in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 24 to attend a fundraiser for his wife Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Clinton visited the Julia Morgan Ballroom around 10 a.m. In attendance were students from the Sacred Heart Cathedral who were chosen from the Bay Scholars Program. At the event, George Stratigos commented by saying, “I hope that Bill...

Macy’s To Sell Two SF Stores

SAN FRANCISCO—Macy's announced on Wednesday, January 5 that they will be closing 68 stores nationwide, two which are located in San Francisco. The 68 closings are among 100 stores that will close across the country, which was first announced in August 2016. According to reports, over 10,000 employees will lost their jobs. Of the 68 locations, three were closed in mid-2016,...
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