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Fremont Woman Arrested For Traffic Rampage

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ALAMO SQUARE—Bianca Lopez, of Fremont, was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash in Alamo Square earlier this month. Lopez, 25, allegedly fled the scene of several crashes in what amounted to a brief rampage on the evening of April 2. The first crash occurred near the crossing of Scott and Fell Streets when the driver of a black Jeep Cherokee...

Nine Year Old Murdered By Teenager

SAN FRANCISCO—A Discovery Bay teenager confessed to stabbing a nine-year-old boy to death. William Shultz, 18, confessed that he stabbed Jordon Almgren while he slept because he wanted to know what it felt like to take a life before the impending end of the world. The revelation came to light during a jailhouse interview with the Contra Costa times, one in which...

SFPD Manhunt Leads To Arrest

SFPD manhunt
SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, April 27 a fatal stabbing in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood sparked a San Francisco Police Department manhunt for a killer. The stabbing took place at approximately 6:49 p.m. on the 400 block of Minna Street. The victim, an unidentified man in his 30s or 40s was examined and pronounced dead at the scene by San Francisco Medical...

Zooey Deschanel Lists Hollywood Hills Home

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Singer and actress Zooey Deschanel has officially listed her Hollywood Hills home for $2.195 million. Deschanel originally purchased the home in 2009 for $1.65 million from two-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo. The 1930s ranch home rests on 2,957 square feet, with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a guest cottage. The house features French doors, vaulted wooden ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and...

Filmmaker Killed in Mount Everest Avalanche

NEPAL—Documentary filmmaker Tom Taplin, of Santa Monica, was killed by an avalanche on Mount Everest following Saturday's gargantuan magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Taplin, an avid mountaineer, had traveled to the mountain to film a documentary chronicling the lives of the community of climbers at Everest's basecamp. Taplin, 61, had been living on the mountain for four weeks prior to Saturday's quake. He...

2015 Tony Award Nominations

NEW YORK—The 2015 nominees for the Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 28 and leading the pack of all nominees was the musical “An American In Paris” which nabbed 12 nominations including Best Musical. Vying against “Paris” is “Fun Home” which also picked up a total of 12 nominations this year. Announcing this year’s nominees were actor Bruce Willis...

City Remembering Armenian Genocide

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, April 24, San Franciscans gathered at City Hall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. During the remembrance, City Hall was illuminated with the colors of the Armenian flag. It is estimated that as a result of the Armenian genocide 1.5 million Armenians were killed. In his resent speech Pope Francis referred to the Armenian...

Uber Driver Detains, Robs Passenger

Uber driver
SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, April 25, a man who requested a ride to his South Beach home using the Uber app was allegedly robbed by the driver of the black town car that he was paired with. The victim, 30, requested a driver at approximately 1 a.m. After he was driven to his drop-off location, near the crossing of Embarcadero and...

Spring Doldrums May Be Ending In SF

Spring doldrums
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco sky may not be falling after all. Following a nightmarish 4-10 start, the defending champion San Francisco Giants may have just pulled through their springtime doldrums. A resounding sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a series split with the Rockies has the Giants entering tonight's contest with Los Angeles at 8-11. As the Giants slowly work to...

Amtrak Bound For SF Collides With Vehicle

Amtrak
SAN FRANCISCO—After a driver pulled his sedan onto train tracks in Elko, Nevada, an Amtrak train traveling from Chicago to San Francisco collided with the parked vehicle, killing the driver inside. On Monday, April 27 at approximately 2:30 a.m., the California Zephyr was traveling westbound towards Elko when it plowed into the parked car. Preliminary reports from the Elko County Sheriff's...
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