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PG&E Announces Electrical Undergrounding Initiative To Prevent Wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO—PG&E announced a new initiative to expand electrical undergrounding of power lines in High Fire Threat Districts on Wednesday, July 21. The initiative builds on previous successful underground projects to strengthen electrical systems and reduce the chance of wildfires. PG&E CEO, Patti Poppe, announced the safety initiative is a multi-year effort to underground approximately 10,000 miles of power lines....

Officials Lists California’s Most Dangerous Cities

CALIFORNIA—The California Globe reported on June 27, that 11 cities in the state of California are considered to be part the 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S. Statistics gathered by Roadsack.com confirm that the chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime is greater in at least 11 cities including: Oakland, San Bernardino, Stockton San Francisco, Vallejo, Richmond,...

Dry Conditions Increase Wildfire Activity In Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO—The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning into effect for Wednesday, July 14. High winds and low humidity may lead to rapid or dramatic increases in wildfire activity in Northern California. A Red Flag Warning is implemented when weather events could result in extreme fire behavior that may occur in the following 24 hours, according to CAL...

June 2021 Recorded Hottest Month In 127 Years

SAN FRANCISCO—June 2021 was the hottest June on record for the United States with an overall 4.2-degree temperature increase. The San Francisco National Weather Service implemented Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories on Friday, July 9. The average temperature in June across the U.S. was 76 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June 2021 surpassed the record...

Two Men Arrested After Lake Merritt Shooting

SAN FRANCISCO—Officers from the Oakland Police Department arrested two men after a fatal shooting near Lake Merritt that occurred on June 19. The OPD said in a news conference that two gangs were present during the shooting and multiple shooters were involved. Police responded to an incident report regarding gunshots at Brooklyn and Lakeshore Avenues at approximately 6:34 p.m. on...

U.S. Immigration And Customs Report Migrant Increase At Border

UNITED STATES−The U.S. Immigration and Customs reported an large influx of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico. Immigration policies put into place by the Trump administration have been reversed or suspended by the Biden administration leaving border agents with a large influx of undocumented individuals who were previously housed in Mexico during processing. On Friday, June 18, border agents...

Biden Approves Vaccine Donation For Other Countries

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 10, President Joe Biden announced a donation of half a billion Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 to the world’s poorest countries. https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1402606367345623048 According to the White House website, 500 million vaccines will be delivered by June 2022, with 200 million of those being delivered by the end of 2021. https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1402946174663938053 A White House press release relayed that a billion vaccines...

Governor Newsom Launches Restaurant Comeback Plan For Reopen

SAN FRANCISCO—Governor Gavin Newsom announced action on June 3 to ensure that restaurants, bars, breweries, and wineries will continue to benefit from pandemic regulatory relief. These establishments will be allowed to continue expanded outdoor seating and the sale of to-go alcoholic drinks to support business and the public’s health when California fully reopens on June 15. Businesses will continue to...

Murder-Suicide In South San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, May 24 the South San Francisco Police Department responded to a call about a relative needing assistance at a home located on the 800 block of Tennis Drive in South San Francisco. Officers on the scene found what is being declared a possible murder-suicide.  The officers arrived at the home at 10:22 a.m., where they found...

Juvenile Robbery Suspect Arrested For Aggravated Assault

SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, May 19, the San Francisco Police Department announced the arrest of a juvenile suspect in connection to an aggravated assault that occurred on Grant Avenue. At 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, the suspect struck a 44-year-old female victim in the face when she attempted to stop him from stealing smartphone cases from her shop. The...