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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...

Looting In Downtown Chicago, 100 Arrested*

CHICAGO, IL—On Monday, August 10, Chicago Police Department (CPD) announced in a news conference that more than 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers were injured during a night of looting and unrest in downtown, Chicago. Officials indicate that the looting came after a separate incident wherein an officer was involved in a shooting. At the beginning of the...

Facebook And Twitter Censor Trump’s Post*

UNITED STATES—Facebook and Twitter censored President Trump’s post including COVID-19 information and took forceful action on Wednesday, August 5. According to Patch and other reports, Facebook and Twitter removed posts on the president’s accounts which included a video clip of a Fox News interview where he stated that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. Facebook Spokesperson Andy Stone, said on August...

Five-Alarm Fire In SF*

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday morning July 28, a five-alarm fire occurred in the city nearby U.S. Highway 101 with 1 injured firefighter, 3 residents displaced and 6 buildings were affected. The blaze erupted near the 13th street and Folsom street. The first fire happened at 6:30 a.m. followed by the second fire that occurred at 7 a.m. Victor Wyrsch, a deputy...

100 Laptops Stolen From School

SAN FRANCISCO—On July 28, a burglar stole 100 laptops from St. Thomas the Apostle School around 1 a.m. The laptops were meant to be distributed to children without access to a computer at home and participating in distance learning. Parts of the school were damaged, as rooms were left in disrepair and the computer cart was pushed down a flight...

Former CEO Gets Jail Time For Admissions Scandal

CALIFORNIA—Manuel A. Henriquez was sentenced to 6 months in prison Wednesday, July 29, 2020 for his role in “Operation Varsity Blues”, the 2019 college bribery scandal involving about 53 other parents. Along with his jail sentence he must pay a $200,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service.  Henriquez was called a “hypocrite” by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton,...
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