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Luxury Hotels Partner For Meetings, Events

Premier hotels in Nob Hill and Union Square are partnering with their neighbors in order to court lucrative corporate events and meetings. Photo by Benson Kua.
SAN FRANCISCO—Luxury hotels in Nob Hill and Union Square are partnering with their neighbors in order to court lucrative corporate events and meetings. “A lot of Bay Area companies want to have their meetings here in the Bay Area, and they want to have it in San Francisco, specifically,” James Detrolio, director of sales and business development for the Scarlet...

Fractured Leg Takes Out Giants Hitter Nori Aoki

Nori Aoki has been put on the disability list following discovery of a fractured fibula
SAN FRANCISCO—Nori Aoki, leadoff hitter for the San Francisco Giants, will be out of play for at least two weeks due to a fractured fibula. The fracture was apparently caused by a wayward pitch from Dodgers starter Carlos Frias on June 20. Frias’ second pitch of the game hit Aoki just above his right ankle, crushing a nerve and causing...

Jogger Discovers Corpse In Ocean Beach

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OCEAN BEACH—The shocking discovery of a human body was made by a jogger passing through Ocean Beach Wednesday morning. At approximately 5:55 a.m., the jogger, running through Stairwell 15 at Ocean Beach, happened upon the corpse of a fully clothed woman who appeared to be about 50 years old. Immediately after the discovery, authorities, including employees of the medical...

Rapper Diddy Claims Self-Defense In UCLA Incident

WESTWOOD—UCLA's football program found itself under the national spotlight following Monday's incident which resulted in the arrest of rap icon Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs, whose son Justin is a reserve defensive back for the Bruins. Justin's father has been seen at many of the team's practices. The rap mogul is a well-known public figure and has an estimated net worth of $700...

San Francisco HS Offers First LGBT Studies Course

SAN FRANCSICO—A high school in San Francisco is ready to become the first public school in the nation to offer an LGBT studies course. Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts has developed a curriculum for the LGBT studies course and plans to offer it in fall 2015 for their students. Lyndsey Schlax, a teacher at Ruth Asawa since...

“Pretty Little Liars” Recap: ‘Don’t Look Now’

HOLLYWOOD—Finally, details about Charles DiLaurentis were spilled in episode four, ‘Don’t Look Now.’ The episode opened with a very distraught Alison who revealed that Charles is her brother. He was born 15 months before Jason; he was troubled at an early age. Charles was institutionalized at Radley to protect him. Mr. D revealed that the family moved to Rosewood...

“General Hospital” June Surprises

HOLLYWOOD—Summer is here, and it's apparent that the drama surrounding “General Hospital” favorite Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) is about to come to a bittersweet end. Last week, audiences saw Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) usher her way back into Port Charles to proclaim her love, to her one true love Luke. This did not bode well for Tracy Quartermaine whose...

Turning On Market Street Banned

Market Street, Downtown, San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority (SFMTA) board approved the Safer Market Street Plan on June 16. This will restrict the places private cars can take a turn on Market Street between 3rd and 8th Streets. The plan is a part of Vision Zero, which is the city’s goal to eradicate traffic fatalities by 2024. Market Street was chosen because...

Former San Francisco Giant Found Dead

SAN FRANCISCO—Former San Francisco Giant and TV analyst, Darryl Hamilton, 50, was found dead in a Houston home on Sunday, June 21. Police received a 911 call to a home owned by Monica Jordan, Hamilton’s girlfriend and mother of his 14-month-old son. When police arrived, they found Hamilton’s body with multiple gun shot wounds near the home’s main entry, and...

LGBT Mural Defaced Twice In One Week

Located on 24th and Bryant, LBGT Mural has been defaced twice in one week. - San Francisco News
SAN FRANCISCO—For the second time in a week, a mural depicting Latino/Chicano LGBT culture was vandalized in San Francisco's Mission District. The mural, entitled "Por Vida," or "For Life," translated in English, was installed by artist Manuel Paul just three days before the first vandalization of red and blue paint smeared across the surface. The artwork illustrates two lesbian women...