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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...

Missing Albanian Special Olympics Athlete Found In Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO—Andi Gusmari, a Special Olympics athlete from Alabania, was found safe in northern California after he went missing on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. from the USC campus. The Albanian delegation noticed Gusmari was missing when performing routine bed checks on Saturday night. He was separated from his delegation when he went to find the bathrooms. Police filed the missing persons...

Morrissey Accuses SF Airport Employee Of Sexual Assault

SAN FRANCISCO—Musician Morrissey has laid claims that he was sexually assaulted at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, July 27. On Wednesday, July 29, the 56-year-old posted a letter to True To You, a fansite he regularly contributes to, which provided a first-hand account of the alleged incident. According to Morrissey, he was routinely passing through a body scanner to catch...

UC Berkeley, UCSF Ranked Top Public Universities In U.S.

UNITED STATES—UC Berkeley is the #1 public university in the nation, with UC San Francisco ranked close behind at #6, according to the Center for World University (CWUR) 2015 Rankings. The annual list ranks the top 1000 universities in the world, and is "the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige...

LA, SF Consider Joint 2024 Olympics Bid

CALIFORNIA—The city of Los Angeles has reportedly been in talks with both the city of San Francisco and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) about the possibility of filing a joint bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. San Francisco had previously been taken out of contention as a solo host city by Boston on January 8. Earlier this week, the city announced it would drop...

SF Transportation To Use Renewable Diesel

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SAN FRANCISCO—During the Modern Slavery and Climate Change conference on Tuesday, July 21, San Francisco Mayor Edward Lee declared that municipal transportation will start using renewable diesel by the end of the year. Mayor Lee stated, “By changing our fleet’s fuel from petroleum to renewable diesel, we’re taking action that is good for the global climate, and at the same...

Bill Proposed To Stop Funding For SF

SAN FRANCISCO—The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle has culminated in a proposal to stop San Francisco from receiving certain federal funding from the government. Later this week, the House of Representatives are set to discuss a bill that provides quasi-asylum for undocumented immigrants and in turn runs the risk of housing dangerous persons who pose a threat to the country. Steinle was killed by...

Mayor Joins State, World Leaders At Vatican Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edward Lee will travel to the Vatican later this month to discuss climate change and human trafficking with United Nations leaders and Pope Francis. Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will also be in attendance for the two-day event that begins on July 21. The Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, a scientific academy of...

Reddit Interim CEO Resigns

SAN FRANCISCO—Reddit’s Interim CEO, Ellen Pao, has resigned from the post she held for eight months following increased scrutiny by the Reddit user community. In recent months, Pao became a controversial figure among users due to her exercises in leadership that proved unpopular. Reddit, which is based in San Francisco, will see its original co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman return to...

The Reddit Controversy

The Reddit Controversy.
SAN FRANCISCO—Reddit, a site popular worldwide, has been experiencing blackouts since July 2. These blackouts are a form of protest by the moderators in light of recent events. The firing of Victoria Taylor, AMA coordinator, set off these protests. Reddit is a type of social news website; it aggregates content from all over the web. Its headquarters are located in San...
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