Organized criminal ‘flash’ robberies reported across Bay area

U.S. 11/23/21, 17:01

Northern California authorities are searching for dozens of suspects after multiple smash-and-grab robberies occurred on Nov. 21. Walnut Creek Police Department confirmed 80 people stormed and looted a Nordstrom department store in the downtown area just before 9 p.m. Two retail workers, who tried to stop the crime, were allegedly assaulted. Another ...

Phoenix: Death and rape suspect shot dead by police in shootout near airport

U.S. 11/16/21, 20:28

On Friday night, Nov. 12, a federal agency said U.S. marshals in Phoenix fatally shot a Californian fugitive outside Arizona's largest airport. He was wanted in California on murder and rape charges. According to authorities, the suspect started shooting the police task force with a handgun near an intersection outside Phoenix ...

US: New lawsuit says Subway tuna sample contains chicken, pork, cattle DNA

News 11/12/21, 15:41

On Nov. 8, a third complaint accusing Subway of deceiving the public was presented, saying that a lab testing has revealed that Subway’s tuna products contain other animal proteins, including chicken, pork, and cattle, rather than “100% tuna” as advertised, Reuters informed. This week, San Francisco’s federal court has received the third version ...

Textile firm boycotts Facebook advertising due to low moral values

U.S. 11/01/21, 16:56

A Californian outdoor clothing company canceled all paid advertising on one social media platform for putting "profits over people." Ventura-headquartered Patagonia boycotted all paid Facebook ads because the internet company allegedly spreads "hate speech" and "misinformation" about U.S. democracy and climate change theory. "Internal Facebook documents released over the last few weeks ...

California to deliver new $1,100 stimulus payments in next few days

U.S. 10/28/21, 15:59

The Franchise Tax Board announced that nearly 1.2 million Californians would get a new stimulus check paid to their bank accounts in coming days, as the state continues the rollout of its Golden State Stimulus. This new round of Golden State Stimulus II payments includes about 400,000 direct deposits that will be issued on Oct. ...

Dozens of ships stuck in US ports raise concerns about supply shortages

U.S. 10/05/21, 20:08

The congestion of cargo ships stranded for several days off the U.S. coast, mainly in the port of Los Angeles (LA), has been in the news in recent weeks, raising some speculation about what caused it, as well as concerns about possible supply shortages.  According to the Daily Mail, the dozens of ...

Unusual technique to help prevent the spread of California wildfires

U.S. 10/02/21, 02:56

Local governments, utilities, and companies struggle to prevent outbreaks when megafires burn in unison and harsh droughts parch the Western states. To help prevent fires from spreading, some landowners are using an unusual technique. Goats are now being utilized to avoid fires by eating through the brush that fuels the fires. A study published ...

California law makes abortions ‘confidential’ even when it comes to minors

U.S. 09/23/21, 19:03

In what the media calls California's response to Texas' new pro-life law, Governor Newsom passed two laws on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to protect the privacy of abortions, both for those who have the procedure and those who provide the service. California Assembly Bill 1184 prohibits prepaid or health insurers from sharing ...

87 year-old woman found dead in garage freezer

U.S. 09/23/21, 18:48

Southern Californian authorities are investigating why a deceased elderly woman was stored at a residential property on Sept. 19. Riverside Police Department confirmed it discovered the body of retiree Miriam Travis at the 6000 block of New Ridge Drive, Riverside–59 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Officers found the 87 year-old at ...

Devious lick: New TikTok trend generating vandalism at California schools

U.S. 09/18/21, 19:01

A new viral Tik Tok challenge has generated thousands of dollars in damage to schools in several California school districts, according to the Los Angeles Times. This viral trend, which began earlier this month, encourages students to share their acts of vandalism. Considering that Tik Tok has become so popular with teenagers, it ...

California Governor Gavin Newsom survives recall election

U.S. 09/15/21, 04:34

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, poll results confirmed Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom of California had survived the Republican recall effort. Newsom was ahead by 32%, with 58% of votes counted late Tuesday, 66% of which agreed that he should remain as Governor, and 34% voting he should be unseated. "I'm humbled and grateful ...

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