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University Of San Francisco Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

SAN FRANCISCO—The University of San Francisco’s (USF) Board of Trustees has rescinded an honorary degree that was awarded to Bill Cosby in 2012 due to the recent sexual assault claims and investigations of over 40 different women who have stepped forward.  The USF board took the decision to a vote on September 25, which passed unanimously in favor of rescinding Cosby’s...

Supermoon Eclipse Arriving September 27

SAN FRANCISCO—A total lunar eclipse is set to arrive on Sunday, September 27, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. PST. This event will mark the phenomenon scientists are calling the “supermoon eclipse." The next time this event is set to take place is in 2033. The last supermoon eclipse took place over three decades ago in...

SF County Jails Housing Transgender Inmates By Preferred Gender

SAN FRANCISCO—Transgender San Francisco County prison inmates will soon have the option to be sent to a prison based on their gender preference. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi made the announcement on Thursday, September 10. According to Mirkarimi, the change will begin to take place in a few weeks and is set to be completed by the end of the...

Former 49ers CEO’s Son Killed In Boating Accident

SAN FRANCISCO—The son of former 49ers CEO Peter Harris died in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island. Michael Harris, 26, and four others were aboard a dinghy on Sunday, September 6, when the vessel collided with another boat. The collision occurred about a quarter of a mile northeast of Casino Point, near Descanso Bay. Witnesses reported hearing cries for help just after...

SF Elementary School Adds Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

SAN FRANCISCO—An elementary school in San Francisco has become the first school in the city to implement gender-neutral bathrooms. Miraloma Elementary School removed the typical triangle and circle labels on the bathroom doors and substituted in signs reading "Inclusive Bathroom," accompanied with a male/female/transgender logo. Kindergarten and first-grade students at the school will now be able to use bathrooms without having to identify themselves simply as...

Oldest Survivor Of 1906 SF Quake Dies

SAN FRANCISCO—The oldest known survivor of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake has reportedly died at the age of 113. Ruth Newman passed away in her home in Pebble Beach, California on July 29. Newman was only five years old when the earthquake hit Northern California and leveled most of San Francisco. Newman and the rest of her family, all of whom...

Parents Of Kathryn Steinle Sue

SAN FRANCISCO—The parents of Kathryn Steinle, the 32-year-old woman who was shot and killed two months ago while walking on San Francisco's Pier 14, have filed a lawsuit against local and federal authorities for actions that indirectly contributed to the death of their daughter. Among those Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan name in their lawsuit are San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Bureau of Land...

Ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper Member Finds Guitar

SAN FRANCISCO—The electric guitar belonging to ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers member John Frusciante has been found by San Francisco police detectives after it was stolen in a robbery earlier this month. The guitar, a 1966 Fender Telecaster, had been loaned by Frusciante to a friend, who then lost it when his Potrero Hill-Bayview home was burglarized. After the instrument was located, it was returned...

Big Business For Donald Trump Piñatas

SAN FRANCISCO—The hottest item on San Francisco's Mission Street are piñatas of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Piñatas made in the likeness of the Republican candidate have been flying off the shelves since being introduced at the Mission Street business Discount City. The item is being sold at a smaller size, priced at $20, as well as a larger size. The store's owner, who has chosen...

Bill Presented To Prevent Federal Prisoner Transfer

SAN FRANCISCO—The California Senate Rules Committee approved a measure on Wednesday, August 28 that would make it more difficult for California law enforcement agencies to request for custody of detained accused criminals who are in federal custody. The measure, SB 57, was crafted by Republican Senators Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and Shannon Runner (R-Antelope Valley), while being co-authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiana (D-Stockton). The senators...
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