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PG&E Extends Scholarship Deadline

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, June 30, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced via Twitter they extended the deadline of their “Better Together STEM Scholarship” to Friday, July 10. Instead of the previous deadline on Tuesday, June 30, the company decided to give applicants more time to work on their applications. The scholarship is exclusively awarded to high school seniors or...

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Fares Will Go Up July 1

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, June 29, the Golden Gate Bridge announced they will have new fares starting July 1. The fares for tolls, Golden Gate Ferry, and transit will have new prices due to the five-year toll and transit fare program. In a phone interview, Public Affairs Manager at the Golden Gate Bridge, Paolo Cousulich-Schwartz stated: "Our board approved a five-year transit...

Need Help Selecting Right Medicare Advantage Plan For Mom!

UNITED STATES─Dear Toni: My mother has recently been laid off and losing her company benefits effective August 1.  I need help finding a Medicare Advantage plan that can better meet her medical needs. She receives $1,350 on her Social Security check and cannot afford to purchase a Medicare supplement. Can you please advise me what I can do to help...

Culinary Herbs With Landscape Appeal

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UNITED STATES—Vegetables grow mostly in designated vegetable gardens because they are not appealing enough for the rest of the landscape. Flowers for cutting might grow in designated cutting gardens, from which they are not missed after harvest. Culinary herbs can grow in herb gardens for the same reasons. Some might not be very pretty. After harvest, some might be...

SF Real Estate Groups File Lawsuits Against City’s Eviction Law

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, June 29, a collection of real estate industries and landlord groups filed a lawsuit that seeks to block a new ordinance that the city of San Francisco is trying to pass, which would prevent landlords from evicting tenants due to rent or other penalties that occurred during the pandemic.  The San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA), the San...

“Golden State Killer” Pleads Guilty To 26 Criminal Charges

SAN FRANCISCO—Former San Francisco Police Officer Joseph DeAngelo, 74, pled guilty to 26 criminal charges on Monday, June 29. He committed a series of rapes and murders across California in the 1970s and 1980s, and he was known as the "Golden State Killer." His identity remained unknown until 2018, when authorities used a genealogy website to track him. According...

San Francisco Giants Will Use Cardboard Cutouts For 2020 Season

SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, June 24, the San Francisco Giants announced they will not have fans at Oracle Park for the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. They will use cardboard cut outs as fans for the season. The cardboard cutouts will be placed throughout the stadium during games. Each cut out will be in the specific seats of the...

4th Of July Celebrations Cancelled In Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO—Due to large increases in coronavirus cases across California, all Fourth of July events and firework shows have been cancelled in the Bay Area. Fireworks shows were cancelled to further discourage large gatherings to limit the spread of the virus. Annual shows at the Berkeley Marina, Marin County Fair, San Francisco’s Aquatic Park and Sausalito waterfront will not...

How To Get The Best Internet Deals In The USA

UNITED STATES—The best internet service providers and deals for a person depends on his preferences. The search for finding the right provider can be very simple or complicated since there are so many available in your vicinity. Apart from that, various parameters govern the worth of an internet plan that you would want to subscribe to. It is very...

Stars Sing Songs Of Hope, “Anything Is Possible!”

HELLO AMERICA!─As usual America’s most talented artists eagerly come to the aid of those who need support in dealing with the current challenge of survival. During the World War II, stars such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Faye Ray, Jimmy Derante, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Diana Shore and tons of others flooded radio shows and theaters centering on national...
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