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Police Officer Fired For CVS Shooting

CALIFORNIA—A Berkeley police officer was fired on March 15, 2021 for an incident that took place on July 30, 2020, which was a shooting in a CVS parking lot in North Berkeley located at 1451 Shattuck Ave. Police stated that the incident began when three people stole merchandise from the CVS and staff confronted the alleged thieves in the...

70 Year Old Fugitive Found After 30 Years

SANTA BARBARA—An elderly man in Santa Barbara was arrested on Wednesday March 17, 2021 after a local Sheriff's officer conducting a wellness check discovered that the man was wanted for a fatal shooting from 1990. The man is expected to be transported from Santa Barbara County to San Francisco by Monday, March 22, 2021 to face arraignment according to...

Google Investing $1 Billion In CA

CALIFORNIA — On Thursday, March 18, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google will invest $1 billion in California as part of a $7 billion commitment to form new data centers and offices across the nation. Pichai, who is also CEO of Alphabet, stated in a news release that the technology company plans on investing "over $7 billion in office...

Mills College To Shut Down

CALIFORNIA — Mills College in Oakland, CA announced on Wednesday, March 17 that it will not be accepting students after fall 2021 and end its role as an academic institution since its founding in 1852. Elizabeth L. Hillman, President of Mills College, said in news release that the school "will no longer enroll new first-year undergraduate students" and "will focus...

Disneyland, Disney CA Adventure To Reopen April 30

CALIFORNIA—On Wednesday, March 17, it was announced that Disneyland Resort and Disney California Adventure Park will reopen on April 30 for the first time since closing on March 14, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a March 17 tweet, Disneyland stated: "Just announced! Magic is finally returning to the Disneyland Resort theme parks! Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park...

$19.7 Million Renovations At Garfield Square Completed

SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor London Breed announced on Monday, March 15 that renovations at Garfield Square, which costed $19.7 million, finished after it started in October 2018. In a March 15 post, the Mayor tweeted: "The Garfield Square Park facility in the Mission is now complete, with a renovated indoor pool, clubhouse, courtyard, & public art.  This space will serve as...

Congress Approves New Stimulus Bill

UNITED STATES—On Wednesday, March 10, members of Congress voted and approved the final details of the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The relief package will provide a $1,400 check for individuals earning $75,000 or less, or couples earning no more than $150,000 with an adjusted gross income. A child tax credit is also included with an...

UC Asks CA Delegation To Double Pell Grants For Students

CALIFORNIA—The University of California (UC) sent a letter to the California Congressional Delegation on Monday, March 1 urging them to take action on doubling the Pell Grant for college students. In the letter, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and the University of California Student Association (UCSA) urged Congress to "double the Pell Grant" so it can reach "a maximum...

Rocky Lee Music Arrested After Being Released From Jail

CALIFORNIA—The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California announced in a press release that they sentenced Rocky Lee Music, 33, to five years in prison for committing a carjacking in the 5200 block of Campus Drive in Dublin, California on April 16, 2020. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “the carjacking occurred approximately 40 minutes after Music was...

White House Closed As Result Of Threats Of Violence

UNITED STATES—The White House and the U.S. Capitol were closed Thursday, March 4, due to reported threats of violence from a March 4 press release that noted U.S. Capitol Police were alerted of threats to members of Congress via an identified militia group. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer of Maryland warned fellow lawmakers on March 3 of the possibility of...
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