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Salma Hayek’s Brother Involved In Deadly Crash

BEL AIR―The brother of actress Salma Hayek was involved in a vehicle collision that left a man dead on February 23. The incident occurred around 4:50 p.m. when 40-year-old Sami Hayek was traveling eastbound on Sunset Boulevard just east of Mapleton Drive when Hayek somehow lost control of his 2006 Ford GT, according to a news release from the LAPD....

Gay Rights To Be Discussed At Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court will be having a closed-door conference this Friday to discuss an ongoing debate in regard to legal benefits for the San Franciscan same-sex couple Karen Golinski and Amy Cunninghis, along with 4 other similar cases. Golinski, a lawyer for the Federal Appeals Court based in San Francisco and Cunnhinghiss, her partner of 23 years, married in...

Apple Officially Announces IPhone 5

SAN FRANCISCO —After months of rumors and speculation, Apple officially announced the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The event was invitation-only and began at 10 a.m. where Apple announced many of its products new upgrades. The iPhone 5 is claimed to be the world's thinnest, weighing in at 112 grams,...

Volkswagen Lawsuit Granted Final Settlement Deadline

UNITED STATES—On Monday, December 19, a federal judge granted a final extension for Volkswagen, U.S. regulators, and attorneys for car owners  to reach a deal for over 80,000 vehicles involved in Volkswagen’s emissions scandal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer granted the request for a final extension until Tuesday, December 20. Judge Breyer stated the negotiation’s complicated details still needed to be worked out,...

Music Icon Prince Dead At 57

HOLLYWOOD—The music industry is mourning the loss of a legend, as Prince passed away on Thursday, April 21 at the age of 57. TMZ was the first to break the news about the musician’s death, whose body was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. An exact cause of Prince’s death has not yet been...

SF Couple’s Battle Over Embryos Proceeds

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco couple’s divorce has taken an ugly turn following the breakout of a legal and ethical fight over the fate of frozen embryos they created five years ago. The issue began shortly after Dr. Mimi Lee, 46, received a breast cancer diagnosis back in September 2010 that prompted her and her husband, executive Stephen Findley,...

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...

Tracy Morgan Critically Injured In Crash

NEW JERSEY—Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured on June 7 after, a multi-vehicle crash caused the limo bus that he was a passenger in to flip over on the New Jersey Turnpike. More than six vehicles were involved in the collision that took place in the wee hours of the morning at around 1 a.m., when the...

SF Bay Area Braces Itself For Super Bowl 50

San Francisco Bay Area braces itself for Super Bowl 50, Sunday February 7.
SAN FRANCISCO—An estimated 70,000 people will be attending Super Bowl 50 which will take place on Sunday, February 7 at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Francisco is gearing up to host the week-long Super Bowl City festivities leading up to the game, which will be taking place 40 miles north of the stadium. San Francisco residents are being warned...

MAGA Hat Is In Violation Of Dress Code

UNITED STATES—Clovis North High School senior, Maddie Mueller is challenging the Clovis Unified School District on dress code after being informed she could not wear a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat to school. “How does being a patriot in trying to show pride in your country, how is that inappropriate? To my knowledge Trump is not a logo, it’s...
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