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Mysterious Smoke Appears At Powell Station

Mysterious Smoke
SAN FRANCISCO—A sparking track insulator caused an alarming quantity of smoke to gather on the platform of the Powell Street train station Friday, February 13. At 8:45 a.m., service to the station temporarily stopped as Bay Area Rapid Transit officials worked to determine the source of the mysterious smoke. Passengers reported what looked similar to a firecracker flashing near the tracks,...

Killswitch Crushing Smartphone Theft

Killswitch
SAN FRANCISCO—Smartphone theft is a crime that has proliferated throughout San Francisco and other United States cities. Some of these thefts are violent in nature, as thieves have used physical intimidation and weaponry to get their hands on these pocket-sized prizes. Apple has implemented its kill-switch program, incentive for smartphone theft is at an all-time low. According to the San Francisco...

Paul McGinley Robbed During SF Visit

Paul McGinley
SAN FRANCISCO—Irish golfer Paul McGinley had his golf clubs and several pieces from the Ryder cup stolen from his car on February 9. McGinley, who helped the European selects to a bird straight Ryder Cup victory in the biennial matches last year, had his golfing gear robbed from his parked car near Pebble Beach. McGinley was at lunch with a friend...

Brutal Murder Trial To Begin

Brutal
SAN FRANCISCO—Kenneth Osako, of San Francisco, will stand trial for the brutal bludgeoning of Diego Galindo of San Bruno. The two men were members of the same South San Francisco gym when Galindo allegedly made a joke about joining Osako's wife for a motorcycle ride. The prosecution claims that in response, the 46-year-old Osako picked up a metal weight-lifting bar...

Truck Drivers To Undergo Safety Training

Truck
SAN FRANCISCO—Per San Francisco's new Vision Zero action plan to eliminate vehicular fatalities by 2024, professional truck drivers operating in the city will be required to take a safety training program. The safety curriculum, given in video format, is currently in production. Businesses that contract truck drivers to drive through San Francisco will be required to put their drivers through...

Tofu Company Slammed For Violations

Tofu
SAN FRANCISCO—Fong Kee Tofu Co., a tofu manufacturing company operating in San Francisco, has agreed to cease its operation until the United States Food and Drug Administration determines the company has established acceptable sanitation conditions. After a civil lawsuit was placed against the company and owners Yan Hui Fong and Jen Ying Fong, Fong Kee Tofu agreed to sign a...

Sea Lion Rescued By Civilians

Sea Lion
SAN FRANCISCO—A displaced sea lion pup was rescued by crews from the Marine Mammal Center and the heroic efforts of a two Good Samaritans. The juvenile sea lion was first discovered attempting to cross the Great Highway at approximately 7:10 a.m. near Lake Merced. Once discovered, two civilians stopped their vehicles and guided the animal out of harm's way. The pup,...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘Out Damned Spot’

HOLLYWOOD—The mystery involving Mike Montgomery has intensified on “Pretty Little Liars.” In the latest episode, ‘Out, Damned Spot’ further details about his visits to Alison behind bars came to fruition. The liars participated in a blood drive, but Emily was omitted from participating because of her trip to Haiti. Ashley was a bit taken aback when members of the...

Heist In Downtown Raises Questions

Heist
SAN FRANCISCO—A second jewelry heist occurred in the City within a week, when three armed suspects robbed a Downtown jewelry store at gunpoint on February 6. The heist was reported at 11:45 a.m. on the 500 Block of Sutter Street. The three suspects entered a jewelry store, located about one block away from Union Square, ordering all employees to lay on...

Crash In Mission District Causes Pileup

Crash
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco's Mission District was the site of a hit-and-run crash that created a pileup on the 1000 block of Mission Street. Former California Assemblyman and community activist Tony Ammiano, a cab driver, and a police officer were among those victimized by the driver of the Mercedes Benz responsible for the crash. None involved in the crash were critically injured,...
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