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Mario Woods’ Family Requests Federal Investigation For ‘Wrongful Death’

The 5 SFPD officers involved in the fatal shooting of Mario Woods have been cleared to return to work by Police Chief Greg Suhr and SFPD management panel.
SAN FRANCISCO—The five San Francisco Police Department officers involved in the fatal December shooting of Mario Woods have been cleared to return back to work by San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and a seven-member SFPD management panel.  The officers are currently on desk duty as the investigation continues. Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, the officers will likely...

Black.Seed Protesters Shut Down Bay Bridge For #ReclaimMLK

Black.Seed protesters gather to demonstrate in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and rally against police brutality.
SAN FRANCISCO—A group known as the Black.Seed held a demonstration for the ongoing “Black Lives Matter” movement. Protesters blocked westbound traffic on the Bay Bridge on Monday, January 18, which prevented cars from crossing into the East Bay from San Francisco. Protesters proclaimed they were demonstrating in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and called the demonstration “a strong,...

Legendary Fashion Icon, Wilkes Bashford, Dies At Age 82

SAN FRANCISCO—Wilkes Bashford, a world renowned clothier from San Francisco, died at the age of 82 on Saturday, January 16. Bashford had suffered from prostate cancer. Bashford was known for his self-titled clothing chain, which he created over four decades ago in 1966. To many, he was the man who changed the fashion scene in San Francisco, and was the first...

SF Public Utilities Commission Launching CleanPowerSF In May

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided in a meeting on Tuesday, January 12, that San Francisco will be launching its green energy program in May 2016.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) decided in a meeting on Tuesday, January 12, that San Francisco will be launching its green energy program in May 2016. The program was initially slated to start on April 16, but it was delayed due to Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) annual rate change between the seasonal shifts, and the PUC's goal...

NFL Approves Rams To Move To Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES—The St. Louis Rams will bid farewell to Missouri as they head West for Los Angeles. NFL owners voted on Tuesday, January 12 in Houston, Texas to allow the Rams to relocate to Los Angeles with a new stadium. Rams owner Stan Kroenke will be building the $1.8 billion facility. The Rams were originally in Los Angeles from...

Musician David Bowie Dead At 69

HOLLYWOOD—The music world is mourning the loss of rock and pop legend David Bowie who passed away at the age of 69, on Saturday, January 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Bowie was battling liver cancer, which the musician did not publicly announce. His death occurred just two days after his 69th birthday, where he released his latest album...

Yellow Cab Co-Op Expected To File For Bankruptcy

SAN FRANCISCO—The Yellow Cab Cooperation is San Francisco’s largest taxi company, with over 500 fleets in operation, and about 530 medallion holders recently announced that it is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  According to Yellow Cab General Manager Jim Gillespie, several factors have contributed to the company’s decision. “We have had an unusual number of accident claims recently that...

SF Deputy Sentenced To Community Service After Assault Charges

San Francisco Sheriff Deputy Michael Lewelling has been sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service after convicted of assaulting an elderly disabled man.
SAN FRANCISCO—Michael Robert Lewelling, a San Francisco sheriff deputy who was convicted of criminal assault charges has been sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours of community service as of Wednesday, January 6. Lewelling had been convicted of assault in August 2015 for assaulting a patient at the San Francisco General Hospital on November 3, 2014. The victim was...

Equal Pay And Education Laws Kick Off New Year

CALIFORNIA—With the help of California Governor Jerry Brown the New Year is starting off with over 800 new laws that will impact the environment, criminal justice, and the healthcare system. Among those laws there are new education policies and equal pay bills that went into effect as early as January 1, 2016 while others will go into effect throughout...

Richard Carranza Withdraws From LAUSD Superintendent Candidacy

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, January 4, Superintendent Richard Carranza cleared rumors and stated he wouldn’t be leaving the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), despite rumors that have been spreading about Carranza leaving for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The district had hoped to fill the position by the end of December. At the end of December 2015, Los...
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