SAN JOSE, CA -- A woman who was hit and killed by a car Saturday evening in San Jose has been identified as 50-year-old Joan Crowley, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office. Crowley was walking across an uncontrolled intersection at 6:12 p.m. when she was hit by a 2018 Porsche traveling east on Quito Road at Northlawn Drive. Police said the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly afterward. The woman driving the Porsche remained at the scene and cooperated with police, who don't believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the fatal crash. Crowley was the 21st pedestrian fatality on San Jose streets in 2018, and another pedestrian was hit and killed about six hours later, resulting in 50 total vehicle-related fatalities on city streets this year. --Bay City News/Image via ShutterstockSubscribe … [Read more...] about Pedestrian Killed In San Jose Crash Saturday Identified
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In a long-shot bid to restore 345 classes eliminated at City College of San Francisco for the spring, Supervisor Shamann Walton asked the city Tuesday to use $2.7 million from its reserves for that purpose. Taking a longer view of City College’s money woes — it’s cut 634 classes since 2017 — Supervisor Gordon Mar, said he will ask voters to approve a charter amendment in November to bring the college under the Public Education Enrichment Fund the city uses to bolster K12 education. Both proposals earned cheers from students and faculty who rallied outside San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday to condemn not only the cuts, but City College Chancellor Mark Rocha, who presided over them and appeared to reject city help in a Dec. 2 letter to Mayor London Breed and city officials despite $45 million in budget deficits at the school since last spring. At the height of the crisis last summer, Rocha tried unsuccessfully to double executive pay, eventually settling on 10% … [Read more...] about SF supervisor proposes using city funds to restore spring classes cut from CCSF
Vy Nguyen and Pam Coates tour the Tenderloin. (Kelly O'Mara/KQED) Vy Nguyen and Pam Coates tour the Tenderloin. (Kelly O'Mara/KQED) Photo: Kelly O'Mara/KQED Photo: Kelly O'Mara/KQED Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Vy Nguyen and Pam Coates tour the Tenderloin. (Kelly O'Mara/KQED) Vy Nguyen and Pam Coates tour the Tenderloin. (Kelly O'Mara/KQED) Photo: Kelly O'Mara/KQED Why hasn't the Tenderloin gentrified like the rest of San Francisco? 1 / 7 Back to Gallery This story originally appeared on KQED.org San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood is located downtown, bordered by some of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city. Yet, it has a bad reputation. Tourists are told to avoid the … [Read more...] about Why hasn’t the Tenderloin gentrified like the rest of San Francisco?
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - After listening to accusations of atrocities that took place in her country, Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday categorically rejected charges of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, maintaining her government's long-standing denial of culpability. The former democracy icon instead pointed to the role of Muslim militants - she did not utter the word "Rohingya" - in sparking the crisis and said the conflict was a domestic matter for her country to resolve. Myanmar is "dealing with an internal armed conflict, started by coordinated and comprehensive attacks" by militants, she told the International Court of Justice. "If war crimes have been committed by members of Myanmar's defense services, they will be prosecuted through our military justice system, in accordance with Myanmar's constitution." In an extraordinary appearance, Suu Kyi became the first national leader to answer directly before the court while genocide is still alleged … [Read more...] about Aung San Suu Kyi, former democracy icon, defends Myanmar against genocide allegations
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Governor and First Partner honored the best and the brightest from the Golden State Tuesday evening. The 13th annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicked off Tuesday honoring Californians who have made great achievements and contributions to our world. Hollywood hit the red carpet bringing with it lowriders and even a skate ramp. Fans lined up outside the California Museum waiting for an autograph from their favorite celebrity. George Hope wanted one from his favorite comedian George Lopez. “He brings out the common things and makes it hilarious,” said Hope. Lopez was part of a group of 10 inducted into the Hall of Fame. Organizers included a low rider playing the theme song from the hit sitcom he produced and starred in on the red carpet. “Anybody can look like Mario Lopez and make it, but not a face like this and make it. If you have dreams and goals anything is possible,” said Lopez. READ: Southwest Airlines … [Read more...] about New Class Of Inductees Honored For 13th California Hall Of Fame