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SF State To Host Sustainability Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—The 14th annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) will take place at San Francisco State University from July 20 to July 24. The four-day event gathers over 1,000 representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation to share information and present research, as well as discuss curriculum development, operational programs and community partnerships. The theme of this year's conference is...

Donald Trump Invited To Mexican Culture Festival

SAN FRANCISCO—Andres Roemer, Mexico’s Consul General in San Francisco, invited Donald Trump to attend the MEX I AM festival next week during an interview with KGO-TV. The MEX I AM festival, which debuted last year, is a week-long event that celebrates Mexican culture. Roemer emphasized that the festival could help alter the Republican presidential candidate’s feeling toward Mexicans. “Oh, he's more than...

Marijuana Festivals Shut Down By City

Medical Marijuana
SAN FRANCISCO—Last month, San Francisco saw its first medical marijuana food festival, known as the “Get Baked Sale," held in its city limits. City officials have ruled that it will not allow a second medical marijuana festival to take place next year, nor would it allow the same organizers’ upcoming “Pot Luck” in August. The decision comes following a move...

SF Couple’s Battle Over Embryos Proceeds

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco couple’s divorce has taken an ugly turn following the breakout of a legal and ethical fight over the fate of frozen embryos they created five years ago. The issue began shortly after Dr. Mimi Lee, 46, received a breast cancer diagnosis back in September 2010 that prompted her and her husband, executive Stephen Findley,...

Mayor Joins State, World Leaders At Vatican Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edward Lee will travel to the Vatican later this month to discuss climate change and human trafficking with United Nations leaders and Pope Francis. Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will also be in attendance for the two-day event that begins on July 21. The Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, a scientific academy of...

Final US Airways Flight To Depart From SF

SAN FRANCISCO—The final flight for US Airways is scheduled to leave San Francisco on October 16 at 10 p.m. and land in Philadelphia roughly five hours later. A separate flight departing from Phoenix is scheduled to arrive in Denver shortly before the final flight reaches Philadelphia. The announcement was officially made by American Airlines on July 10. US Airways merged with...

Reddit Interim CEO Resigns

SAN FRANCISCO—Reddit’s Interim CEO, Ellen Pao, has resigned from the post she held for eight months following increased scrutiny by the Reddit user community. In recent months, Pao became a controversial figure among users due to her exercises in leadership that proved unpopular. Reddit, which is based in San Francisco, will see its original co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman return to...

Taco Bell Now Delivers

SAN FRANCISCO—Taco Bell has announced on Wednesday, July 8 that the fast-food chain will now deliver to three major cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol said in a press release on their website that, “delivery is yet another example of how we’re using technology and innovation to respond to consumers’ wants and needs, further...

SF Hotels May Be World’s Most Expensive

A recent Bloomberg survey named San Francisco hotels the most expensive in the world, with an average price of $397 a night; Hotel Council of San Francisco disputes the result.
SAN FRANCISCO—A recent Bloomberg survey named San Francisco hotels the most expensive in the world, with an average price of $397 a night. To gather the data, Bloomberg calculated hotel rates in 100 financial centers for two adults in a double-occupancy room. To account for holiday, promotional and convention-related pricing, rates were taken in May and averaged between two periods...

Firework Show Gets Ready To Explode

SAN FRANCISCO—Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, an Rialto-based firework company, produces more than a thousand shows all over the world, including this years Fourth of July show at Pier 39. Over the weekend, San Francisco locals will be able to catch a laser light show at 9 p.m. followed by a 10,000-firework sequence during the 25-minute show at 9:30 p.m., which...
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