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World Health Organization Advocates SF HIV Antiretroviral Treatment

Discussing HIV in Social Development Strategy at King Narai Hospital for the getting to Zero initiative. Photo by: Luc Stevens ‏@LucStevensBKK via Twitter
SAN FRANCISCO—The World Health Organization announced that they are using San Francisco as a model for how the world should handle the antiretroviral drug treatment process as soon as patients test positive, as opposed to waiting for the decline of the body’s immune system to begin treatment. In 2010 and 2013, San Francisco endorsed using the method of “test and treat,” which...

SF Dentist Arrested For National Drug Smuggling

A picture of 10 lbs of confiscated marijuana and $10,000 found in relation to Jerome Weitz' national drug smuggling operation.
SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco dentist Jerome Weitz, 63, was arrested by the Narcotic Borough Manhattan North, in Yonkers, New York.  Weitz has been accused of running a cross-country drug smuggling operation. At the time of arrest on Wednesday, October 28, Weitz was allegedly in possession of more than $10,000 cash, and en route to receive payment for a substantial shipment of...

Ex-Laker Star Lamar Odom Out Of Coma

LOS ANGELES—NBA star Lamar Odom, who previously played for the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, was discharged and transferred on Monday, October 19 from the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Nevada to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to continue his recovery and treatment, which includes 6 hours of dialysis daily, according to TMZ. According to reports, Khloe...

Lexus RC-F: Three Laps At Willow Springs

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UNITED STATES—It was just past noon at Willow Springs International Raceway. The event, Motor Press Guild’s Track Days, was beginning to wind down. The sweltering heat was now chasing even the most fanatical automotive journalists into the refreshment hanger. I knew it was now or never. I knew this was my chance to find out just how much I...

Brother Of Dodgers Pitcher Josh Ravin Shot

WOODLAND HILLS—Joel Ravin, 30, brother of the Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Josh Ravin was shot while returning home on Sunday, October 4. The shooting occurred near 22901 Vanowen Street, in a Woodland Hills neighborhood at 1:45 a.m. Joel Ravin was confronted at his home and was shot several times, with wounds to the neck and kidneys. Ravin is said to currently be...

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...

Teen Arrested After Homemade Clock Perceived As Bomb

This photo was posted on Ahmed's official Twitter, @Istandwithahmed, with the caption, "Going to meet my lawyer."
IRVING, TX—On Monday, September 13, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school, which was perceived to be a threat by one of his teachers. Mohamed, a 9th grader at MacArthur High School, brought the digital clock, made out of a pencil case, to show to his engineering teacher. The teacher complimented him on his efforts,...

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...
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