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 ...

Louis Vuitton store robbers arrested in San Francisco

U.S. 11/21/21, 16:03

California authorities are questioning two individuals suspected of looting a luxury fashion store on Nov. 19. San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) wants to know why two masked men allegedly ransacked and robbed the Louis Vuitton store at Union Square. More than 12 other accused burglars previously targeted the same business. "[Shortly after ...

Rampant shoplifting crisis in San Francisco: Grocery stores cut operating hours

U.S. 11/02/21, 19:38

Another all-day grocery store in San Francisco has been forced to close early due to inordinate shoplifters, joining many other retailers that have to change their operating hours to avoid excessive nighttime thievery. Fox Business reported the Safeway grocery in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco cut more than a third ...

A cutting edge neuroscience facility has opened in San Francisco

U.S. 10/29/21, 15:18

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) announced Thursday, Oct. 28, the opening of a new research center that will focus on mental health conditions and it is one of the most important throughout the country. The 282,500 square-foot Weill Neurosciences Building is expected to be the largest combined neurology and neuroscience ...

San Francisco: Mayor caught violating her own facemask mandate at a nightclub

U.S. 09/18/21, 23:45

Democratic San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught with Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Alicia Garza at a nightclub event where all participants, including the two, spent the night maskless, denying the mayor's own mandate.  Breed, who has already come under heavy criticism due to restrictive rules she imposed to deal ...

San Francisco: ‘Fed up’ with crime, citizens seek to oust district attorney

U.S. 08/18/21, 20:28

Residents of San Francisco, California, organized a campaign to replace the district attorney general, Chesa Boudin, arguing that with his progressive policies, crime in the city has skyrocketed mainly due to his 'vision' of not jailing criminals. The campaign to recall Chesa Boudin is a California state legal tool that allows ...

Most San Francisco bars require proof of vaccine, negative result to drink inside

News 07/27/21, 23:21

A coalition of more than 500 bars introduced strict pandemic restrictions to counter soaring Delta variant cases in Northern California. The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance confirmed its members require customers to present proof of vaccination, or a 72-hour negative test, when entering bars in the Fog City. Customers without valid ...

Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

U.S. 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

Massive redwood tree falls, kills hiker in California park

U.S. 12/26/19, 13:31

A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods National Monument Park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said Thursday. Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its ...

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