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SF Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Black Rhino Horns

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, August 21, a San Francisco man pled guilty to charges of violating federal laws that protect endangered or threatened wildlife after attempting to sell two black rhinoceros horns to an undercover federal agent for $55,000. The suspect, identified as Lumsden Quan, is a 47-year-old art dealer, but was posing as a broker for the horns' owners. He and his partner, Edward Levine,...

Do You Know American Sign Language? YOU’RE INVITED!

EVERYWHERE—Calling all people who know American Sign Language! Whether you're Deaf, Hard of Hearing, a CODA, a parent of a Deaf child, an interpreter, teacher or student...you're invited!  If you know ASL in any level or capacity (or want to learn), you're invited to become a part of the exciting, new online community that welcomes every and all signers, from...

National Poetry Slam Continues In Oakland

OAKLAND—The 2015 National Poetry Slam (NPS) is currently being held in various venues throughout Oakland from August 12 to August 15. Although the registration period for teams to compete is over, tickets to the multiple slam competitions and finals that will be held Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15 are still available for purchase online at www.NPSOak.com.  Prices range from...

ASL Cabaret In Oakland Today

OAKLAND—The Los Angeles-based ASL Cabaret will be coming to Oakland today for a free matinee show at 3:15 p.m. at the Shadow Ultra Lounge in Chinatown.  The group normally hosts an American Sign Language (ASL) show every third Sunday at Cafe NELO in downtown Los Angeles. This year, they are in town after being invited by organizers of the 2015...

Warriors Players Invited To Las Vegas Minicamp

SAN FRANCISCO—USA Basketball has released the list of players confirmed to attend the three-day 2015 Las Vegas minicamp. The camp also serves as a tryout for the United States Olympic Men's Basketball Team. With four of their players attending, the Golden State Warriors is the most represented team for the camp roster. Attending Warriors players include Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, and 2015...

SF 49ers Release Aldon Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. Photo by Mike Morbeck.
SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco 49ers have released linebacker Aldon Smith following his arrest on charges of a hit and run, driving under the influence and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” the team said in a statement released on their website. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and...

‘Good Eggs’ Fried From Over-Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO–On Friday, August 7, San Francisco-based company Good Eggs will cease operations in Los Angeles, Brooklyn and New Orleans. Good Eggs, an organic food delivery startup, was founded in 2011 by Rob Spiro and Alon Salant. Its model combines grocery delivery, like popular online delivery service Fresh Direct, with a sustainable farm-to-table ethos. According to their website, Good Eggs works with...

Morrissey Accuses SF Airport Employee Of Sexual Assault

SAN FRANCISCO—Musician Morrissey has laid claims that he was sexually assaulted at San Francisco International Airport on Monday, July 27. On Wednesday, July 29, the 56-year-old posted a letter to True To You, a fansite he regularly contributes to, which provided a first-hand account of the alleged incident. According to Morrissey, he was routinely passing through a body scanner to catch...

UC Berkeley, UCSF Ranked Top Public Universities In U.S.

UNITED STATES—UC Berkeley is the #1 public university in the nation, with UC San Francisco ranked close behind at #6, according to the Center for World University (CWUR) 2015 Rankings. The annual list ranks the top 1000 universities in the world, and is "the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige...

LA, SF Consider Joint 2024 Olympics Bid

CALIFORNIA—The city of Los Angeles has reportedly been in talks with both the city of San Francisco and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) about the possibility of filing a joint bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. San Francisco had previously been taken out of contention as a solo host city by Boston on January 8. Earlier this week, the city announced it would drop...
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