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Arby’s Employee Accused Of Refusing To Serve Officer

FLORIDA—National fast-food chain Arby's is in the spotlight after one of its employees at a South Florida chain restaurant was accused of refusing to serve a police officer. Pembroke Pines Police Sergeant Jennifer Martin allegedly pulled up to the drive-thru of the restaurant when she was told by the manager that the employee in question, identified as 19-year-old Kenny Davenport, refused to serve her. According to...

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...

SF Ranks Third For “Worst Traffic” In US

SAN FRANCISCO—Los Angeles ranks as the second most congested city in the US, closely followed by San Francisco in third, according to The Urban Mobility Scorecard Annual Report. It was released by the traffic data company INRIX and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). Angelinos spent a total of 80 hours in 2014 sitting in traffic, more than San Francisco’s 78...

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...

Virginia News Crew Killed During Live Interview

VIRGINIA—On Wednesday, August 26, two Virginia TV news crew members were fatally shot during a live interview. WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down by Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, at approximately 6:45 a.m. local time. The local official being interviewed, identified as Vicki Gardner, was also wounded by the gunman. She has undergone surgery and is said to be in...

Preliminary Hearing For Pier 14 Shooter Set

SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, August 25, a San Francisco court judge will hear evidence brought forth in the case regarding Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, the man allegedly responsible in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle, 32, on San Francisco's Pier 14. As part of the preliminary hearing, the judge will decide whether the evidence presented will be enough for the case against...
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