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Chariot’s Route Signs Not Allowed In SF

SAN FRANCISCO—Shuttle company Chariot has been placing sandwich boards which are signs from the company all around San Francisco. What the company is doing is illegal, and according to the San Francisco Examiner, the boards placed by the company are not allowed notes the San Francisco Department of Public Works “Chariot has no permits with us for A-Frames,” said Rachel Gordon,...

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...

SF Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Black Rhino Horns

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, August 21, a San Francisco man pled guilty to charges of violating federal laws that protect endangered or threatened wildlife after attempting to sell two black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent for $55,000. The suspect, identified as Lumsden Quan, is a 47-year-old art dealer, but was posing as a broker for the horns' owners. He and his partner, Edward Levine,...

State Assemblyman Proposes Drug Breathalyzer Bill

CALIFORNIA—State Assemblyman Tom Lackey is proposing a new bill that would allow law enforcement to use new devices to test questionable drivers for various drugs. Assembly Bill 1356, would provide officers with a new drug breathalyzer device to test on motorists suspected to be under the influence. The device, Alere DDS2, tests for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamines, opiates and benzodiazepines....

Davis Scores 41, Leads Pelicans Past Lakers

NEW ORLEANS, LA—The Los Angeles Lakers were unable to extend their win streak, losing to the New Orleans Pelicans 105-88 on Tuesday, November 29. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with a game-high 41 points and 16 rebounds in their seventh win of the season. Davis has emerged as the league’s leading scorer, averaging 31.8 points per game. “I put in so...

Starbucks Employees Fall Ill To Toxic Fumes

MOUNTAIN VIEW—According to the Mountain View Fire Department, three Starbucks employees reportedly got sick after inhaling toxic fumes in one of the coffeehouse's bathrooms on Tuesday, December 13. The MVFD was alerted at approximately 12:40 a.m after the employees began feeling "sick" and "short of breath" as they were cleaning the restroom. When officials arrived, two of the three employees were...

State Assembly Approves Vaccination Law

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SACRAMENTO—On Thursday, June 25, the California State Assembly voted, 41 to 36, to mandate nearly all California school children get vaccinations. Senate Bill 277 puts an end to the parents’ choice of immunizing their children based on religious or personal beliefs. Children entering daycare and public schools must be vaccinated against diseases like measles. According to a statement issued by Senator...

Fatal Shooting At Searles Elementary School

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UNION CITY—Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Searles Elementary School on Saturday, November 23.  Calls came into the Union City Police Department with reports of gunshots around 1:26 a.m. near Sherman and Colgate Drive. Upon arriving on the scene, officers found two male victims in the school parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds....

CCSF’s Accreditation Revocation Upheld By Commission

SAN FRANCISCO—The question over the accreditation status of the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) has been settled, with the decision of a regional commission to uphold its accreditation revocation ruling of 2013. The July 8 decision comes approximately six months after a judge ordered a regional branch of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges commission to re-evaluate its...

Governor Newsom Signs Bill Requiring Universities To Provide Abortion Pill

CALIFORNIA—Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 24 requiring public universities in California to provide an abortion pill on Friday, October 11. Senate Bill 24, also known as The College Student Right to Access Act, was amended initially three separate times and passed by the Assembly and Senate on September 13. SB 24 requires the new university health service to begin...
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