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University Of California Drops SAT, ACT Requirements

CALIFORNIA—On Thursday, May 21 the University of California announced that it will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admissions requirements for California residents until 2024, and eliminate the need to review test scores after that. The Board of Regent, the UC system’s governing body, voted 23-0 to approve a proposal by UC President Janet Napolitano that will gradually phase...

Search Continues For Missing Bay Area Teen

SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, May 14, a 15 year old girl disappeared from her home in Rohnert Park. Officials from the Rohnert Park Police Department are asking for the public's assistance to locate Veronica Elizabeth Prado. She was  last seen by her parents around 10 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, May 15, her parents awoke to find her missing from her...

Two Suspects Arrested Following Beer Theft and Attack

Two suspects have been arrested following a theft from a liquor store in Millbrae
CALIFORNIA—On Friday afternoon May 15, two suspects were arrested following a theft of a 24-pack of beer from a liquor store, and an ensuing attack on an employee who tried to stop the theft, Millbrae Police Bureau reported. The incident happened on Friday morning at the 99 Liquor store at 1370 El Camino Real. Police reported that the liquor store...

Berkeley Plans To Open Sidewalks For Outside Dining

CALIFORNIA—Restaurants in Berkeley are trying to pass a bill that would allow for open-air dining on some of their sidewalks and streets. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Vice Mayor Sophie Hahn were the first to introduce the bill, which would allow restaurants and other independent businesses to use outdoor spaces to provide service to their customers. The idea was originally inspired...

Newsom Secures $1 Billion In Masks From China

UNITED STATES−Governor Gavin Newsom announced on April 7, on the Rachel Maddow Show a  $1 billion deal to purchase 200 million masks on a monthly basis. He stated that the masks “will be made overseas,” but sourced through California indicating that the masks were, “made in Asia.” https://www.facebook.com/therachelmaddowshow/videos/1578583312309075/   “As a nation-state with the capacity to write a check for, hundreds of millions,...

Missouri Sues Chinese Government Over COVID-19 Response

UNITED STATES—The state of Missouri became the first state in North America to sue the Chinese government claiming they mishandled their response regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, which went on to impact the entire world. Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government on Tuesday, April 21, indicated that the virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, brought devastating...

Zantac Is Recalled By The FDA

UNITED STATES—Both prescription and over the counter ranitidine drugs, known as Zantac have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as of Wednesday, April 1. The FDA reported an ongoing investigation that determined there are levels of a contaminant in the medications that increase over time and can be a risk to public health. Specifically, when the...

PG&E Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter After Fire

CALIFORNIA—On Monday, March 23, PG&E agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and unlawfully starting the Camp Fire. The utility company’s faulty equipment was stated as the cause of fire in 2018— marked California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire. The wildfire started November 8, 2018 in Butte County and took 17 days to contain. The blaze tore...

Keith Middlebrook Arrested By The FBI

LOS ANGELES−Actor, Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, was arrested on March 25, by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) after allegedly selling a fake cure for the Coronavirus. The U.S. Department of Justice indicated in a press release Special Agents arrested Middlebrook on federal charges for allegedly soliciting investments in a company that would market a pill that would prevent COVID-19....

California Governor Commutes 21 Sentences

CALIFORNIA−California Governor Gavin Newsom commuted sentences of 21 inmates on Friday, March 27, 14 who had violent offenses such as murder and 5 were pardoned for time served. The governor was considering  clemency requests prior to the Coronavirus outbreak. The governor’s spokesperson, Vicky Waters said in an email, “and as resources permitted, the Governor decided to move forward with them.” Attorneys...
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