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The Dog Lady Of Mexico To The Rescue

UNITED STATES—It was a scuffle and a whimper that led Alison Sawyer Current to the pile of logs in an old abandoned lot. She loved exploring Isla Mujeres, Mexico, but the sleepy, little fishing island off the coast of Cancun had an animal problem. “Earlier in the day I had rescued some puppies that had been abandoned by their mother,”...

Reese Kolar Leaves Pottery Work Throughout SF

SAN FRANCISCO—Reese Kolar, 29, a teacher assistants at Sharon Art Studio, is dropping his pottery work around the Richmond District of San Francisco.  Such arts pieces displayed throughout the city include bowls, vases and other creations that have been crafted by Kolar himself.  “I simply had too much pottery to carry and nowhere to put it,” Kolar told the SFGate. “Most...

Dog Falls Off Fort Funston Cliff

SAN FRANCISCO—A dog fell from the Fort Funston Cliff on Tuesday, February 26. Officials from the San Francisco Fire Department assisted in rescuing the animal that fell 15 feet. The animal was rescued by the SFPD at the bottom of the cliff and did not sustain any serious injuries during the incident, ABC 7 San Francisco reported. Firefighters gave the...

Santa Rosa Fire Kills Elderly Man

SANTA ROSA—An elderly man was found dead in his single family home after it caught fire on Wednesday,. February 20. The Press Democrat reported that the victim, Dennis Marino, 71, was found laying in the kitchen of the Duer Road home. The cause of the fire has not yet been identified but the Rincon Valley Fire Protection District noted the...

Search For Missing Woman At Fort Funston Cliff Suspended

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials with the San Francisco Fire Department suspended their search for a woman who went missing while walking a cliff near Fort Funstone on Friday, February 22. A portion of the cliff, gave away burying both women underneath. One of the women was rescued by bystanders, but the other woman was not found. The name of the victim who...

Prosthetic Arm Stolen In SF

SAN FRANCISCO—Officials from the San Francisco Police Department reported that a prosthetic arm was stolen from a 41 year-old man’s vehicle in an alley near Cleveland Street in the SoMa District at 6 p.m. on February 16. The culprit broke inside of the victim’s vehicle stealing the prosthetic arm. The authorities have not released any details on a suspect in...

Residents Could Face New Driving Fee

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s County Board of Transportation Authority are considering charging fees to drivers who drive downtown to avoid traffic congestion in the region. According to the SF Chronicle, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are conducting a study to obtain data from drivers during rush hour traffic and has set aside $500,000 for the plan.  “I don’t really dig it,...

Stanford Shopping Center Considers Luxury Stores

SAN FRANCISCO—Stanford Shopping Centers mall operator Simon Malls are planning to remove the Macy’s Men store to replace it with two new luxury stores. The Macy’s Men store will combine with the remaining Macy’s department store. The new luxury stores will be Restoration Hardware and Wilkes Bashford. According to the Palo Alto Daily Post, “Restoration Hardware, a home-furnishings store has...

“The Shape Of Water” Big Winner At 2018 Oscars

HOLLYWOOD—We have been patiently waiting for weeks to find out how awards season would end. Well, the wait is finally over. The 90th (yes, it’s been 90 years America), Academy Awards better known as the Oscars were handed out on Sunday, March 4 from the famed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Would “The Shape of Water” hold its momentum as...

Color It Gone

UNITED STATES—When I began this memoir I drove down by U.S.C. one tropical afternoon to visit Librería Azteca to see if I’d left anything behind. It had been four years since I’d talked to Tony Ayala’s daughter and visited the shop her father had started. Remnants of the canvas sign were still clinging to the top edges of the...
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