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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...

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Comeback Plan To Tackle Homelessness

SAN FRANCISCO—One of the largest homeless encampments in San Francisco was cleared on Monday, May 17 by Caltrans crews at 450 Fifth St. As a part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s encampment strategy, people living in unsafe and unhealthy encampments will be moved to more stable housing. “There’s no #CAComeback without tackling the homelessness crisis head on,” said the governor in...

Freeway Shooting In Oakland Kills Two Victims

SAN FRANCISCO—A freeway shooting near eastbound I-580 at Seminary Avenue resulted in the death of two victims on Tuesday, May 18. Authorities determined that two separate shootings took place, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol. At 12:20 a.m., a large passenger bus sustained multiple bullet strikes after two shootings in Oakland. The first shooting occurred on...

SFPD Chief Releases Public Apology To Injured Suspect

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott released a public apology and announced a pause on plain clothes police operations on Thursday, May 13. The apology and pause are connected to an incident that occurred Friday, May 7, in which an officer fired and injured a car burglary suspect. The chief stated that the firing “should not have happened”...

Man Arrested For Tesla Autopilot Stunt

SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco man was arrested by CHP on Tuesday, May 11 for riding in the back of his Tesla while it was on “autopilot.” The driver was seen by several people riding in the back seat of his Tesla. The man posted videos of himself performing the act on his social media and pulled the same stunt...

California Population Drops For The First Time

SAN FRANCISCO—California’s population dropped by 182,083 residents during a 12-month negative growth rate period in 2020, according to new population estimates by the California Department of Finance.   As of January 1, 2021, California’s population is 39,466,855. The state’s negative growth rate of –0.46 percent over that past year represents the first 12-month decline since state population records have been kept.   Three...

SFSPCA Questions California Veterinary Medical Boards Telemedicine Policy

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed a lawsuit against the California Veterinary Medical Board. They are requesting that the restrictions of telemedicine be lifted for diagnosis and treatment recommendations over the phone without a prior in-person visit. The California Veterinary Medical Board currently has a policy stating that restrictions have been waived for...
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