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UCSF Supports Warriors’ New Arena

SAN FRANCISCO—UCSF chancellor Sam Hawgood announced on Monday, July 27, the university's support of bringing the 2015 NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors back to San Francisco for their new arena. The new San Francisco arena would be located along Third Street in San Francisco's Mission Bay District, near the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. The 35,000 square foot project, which is...

House Votes To Cut Funding For “Sanctuary Cities”

On July 23, the House of Representatives passed a bill to cut federal funding for “sanctuary cities” like Los Angeles and San Francisco. The passage of the bill comes in the wake of the controversy surrounding the July 1 death of Kathryn Steinle.
WASHINGTON D.C.—On July 23, the House of Representatives passed a bill to cut federal funding for “sanctuary cities” like Los Angeles and San Francisco. A “sanctuary city” is one that provides shelter to illegal immigrants, usually by prohibiting police or city workers from asking people about their immigration status. In 1979, Los Angeles became the first sanctuary city when the...

Price Increase Of Eggs Caused By Bird Flu

CALIFORNIA—The recent avian influenza epidemic has caused a price increase in eggs across the nation. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are two types of avian influenza classified as H5N1; one strain is highly pathogenic and capable of producing rapid widespread disease, and the other is a lower risk. The influenza virus is highly susceptible to mutation,...

Bill Proposed To Stop Funding For SF

SAN FRANCISCO—The shooting death of Kathryn Steinle has culminated in a proposal to stop San Francisco from receiving certain federal funding from the government. Later this week, the House of Representatives are set to discuss a bill that provides quasi-asylum for undocumented immigrants and in turn runs the risk of housing dangerous persons who pose a threat to the country. Steinle was killed by...

Kayakers Protest Arctic Drilling

SAN FRANCISCO—Forty Kayakers flooded the San Francisco Bay on Saturday, July 18 to protest Arctic drilling, according to the Center of Biological Diversity. About 30 to 40 non-aquatic protestors crowded Pier 40 to join the fight against giving Royal Dutch Shell PLC from the Hague, Netherlands approval to drill from President Obama. Some say the drilling is the leeway to a...

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...
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