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Japantown Business Owners Struggle Making Enough For Rent (DO NOT PUBLISH!)

SAN FRANCISCO—Business owners from Japan Center mall have struggled to pay their rent on time and full after the pandemic hit. A staff member from Match Cafe Maiko said from an interview that their business has dropped more than 50% since shelter-in-place, and he did not release any information about paying the store’s rent to their landlord. Katelin, a manager of...

Just Wear A Damn Mask!

UNITED STATES—It does feel like things are slowly trying to get back to normal, but we all know just because we snap our fingers does not mean things will return to the way they were post the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses are starting to see the greenlight to reopen their doors, but there are still many that are closed....

State Website Green Lights Indoor Dining In San Francisco*

SAN FRANCISCO—A new website with a new color-coded system, listing the re-opening statuses of each county was introduced by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, August 28th. According to this system, San Francisco’s indoor dining was set to reopen August 31st. The map confused San Francisco restaurant owners for the county had made no mention of the supposed date set for...

Attack With Metal Flashlight Leaves Man In Coma*

MONTEBELLO — On Monday, August 10, around 10:35 a.m. two men waiting at the Metrolink Bus Station at 2000 Flotilla St. suffered an unprovoked attack, according to a Facebook news release by the Montebello Police Department. The suspect used a metal flashlight to beat both victims as well as his right foot to stomp the head of one of...

SFUSD School Bus Drivers Laid Off

SAN FRANCISCO— Starting on August 31, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) will lay off many of its school bus drivers due to the lack of service needed with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing schools to start the new academic year online. While other school districts are still paying their school bus drivers despite suffering budget cuts, SFUSD has decided...

Tenderloin Sidewalks To Be Cleared After Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO—A settlement filed by the University of California Hastings College of the Law called for the clearing of Tenderloin’s sidewalks which was passed 7-4 on August 18 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. According to the UC Hastings website page regarding the settlement, back on May 4, 2020, “the United States District Court for the Northern District of...

Police Pursuit Leads To Fatal Crash

SAN FRANCISCO—On Saturday, August 16, officers from the San Francisco Police Department reported a fatal car crash after a police chase involving an armed robbery. The crash took place just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Geneva and Prague near the Crocker-Amazon playground. San Francisco Police Department Officer Robert Rueca told ABC 7 SF that officers were pursuing the...

Suspect Zachary Greenberg Arrested After Stabbing The Victim

PRINCETON—The deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 30-year-old suspect who stabbed the victim multiple times with a four-inch pocket folding knife on Sunday, August 9. According to the police officer, deputies from the Coastside Patrol Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an assault in progress at 281 Capistrano Road,...

More Plant-Based Options To Be Served At SF Facilities

SAN FRANCISCO—On Thursday, August 13, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors sanctioned an ordinance to mandate both the Department of Public Health and Sheriff’s Department to incorporate more plant-based food options into the meals being served at their facilities. Hospitals in San Francisco will be replacing meat with plant-based food options for a minimum of 15 percent of their meals...

Mayor London Breed Announces Budget Plan For A Street Crisis Response Team Today

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—A budget for fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22 was released today and includes $4 million from the general fund to pilot a Street Crisis Response Team. The pilot program is the first step to transforming the way the city responds to non-violent d demergency calls involving mental health or substance abuse. According to the city of San Francisco’s...
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