Bay Area news anchor suspended after fight over tagline criticizing lack of news coverage toward women of color
Weeks after returning to KTVU, Bay Area veteran news anchor Frank Somerville was reportedly taken off the air again for allegedly disagreeing with a news director over the station’s coverage of Gabby Petito’s disappearance.
Newsroom spat: Somerville, 63, was reportedly slapped with an “indefinite suspension” after a newsroom spat with news director Amber Eikel over coverage of the Petito homicide case, a source familiar with the matter told the Mercury News.
On Friday, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against three men connected to a series of robberies that targeted over 70 Asian women across the Bay Area.
The details: Derje Blanks, 23, and Anthony Robinson, 24, were arrested on Sept. 8, according to CBS San Francisco. While attempting to flee the authorities, Robinson reportedly injured a 2-year-old child and the child’s father in a car collision.
Silicon Valley investor steps down from company’s board after leaked email showed her calling BLM ‘the true racists’
Less than a week after a leaked email showed her dismissal of the Black Lives Matter movement, a prominent Asian American investor in Silicon Valley has stepped down from her company’s board of directors.
Veronica Wu served as a board member at VF Corporation, one of the world’s largest apparel companies which oversees brands such as Dickies, Supreme, The North Face, Timberland and Vans. She was elected in March 2019 and was assigned to two committees: finance and nominating and governance.
A new mural honoring Vicha Ratanapakdee, the elderly Thai immigrant who was killed after being pushed to the ground earlier this year, was unveiled in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.
The incident: Ratanapakdee, 84, was walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28 when a teenager shoved him for no apparent reason. The attack, which occurred in broad daylight, was captured on surveillance video.
New details have emerged as the family of Angelo Quinto, the Filipino American man who died while being restrained by Antioch police, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the department and accused the police chief of cover-up.
What happened: Antioch police responded to the family’s home on Dec. 23, 2020, after Isabella, his sister, called 911 while Quinto was going through a mental health crisis.
Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry recently paid a visit to the famous Ah-Sam Florists store in San Mateo, Calif., as a way to show support to reopened businesses.
The video: Curry, 33, posted the commercial sponsored by Google on YouTube on July 24.
Local authorities in Fremont, Calif., are seeking the public’s help as the fatal hit-and-run crash from nearly a month ago remains unresolved.
The incident: Allen Sham, 69, died on July 7, a week after a car hit him on Peralta Avenue near Dusterberry Way on June 30 before 10:30 pm., NextShark previously reported.
Identical triplets Tiara, Taylor and Tiger Nguyen, 22, have graduated together with similar degrees from UC San Diego on Sunday.
The details: The Nguyen sisters from Fremont, Calif., have done everything together, from applying to UCSD, getting into the university and declaring similar majors, according to ABC10 News.
The San José Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man for following an Asian woman to her apartment building, where he later physically and sexually assaulted her.
What happened: Authorities responded to a call of sexual assault on the 300 block of South First Street at around 2:45 a.m. on May 8, the SJPD reported.
An FBI special agent in charge of the Bay Area met up with Oakland Chinatown community leaders to show the agency’s support amid the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes.
Show of support: Craig Fair said the bureau’s ultimate goal is to help the victims get justice and stop violent offenders from hurting community members and deter them from “committing these terrible crimes of hate,” according to KRON4.
A man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman in Fremont, Calif. on Thursday.
Caught in the act: Fremont police said the assault was still in progress when they responded to the problem call at approximately 11 a.m.
One of the two suspects arrested in connection with the attack of an elderly Asian man in San Leandro, Calif., is reportedly an 11-year-old boy with a lengthy criminal record.
What happened: The 80-year-old victim was attacked and robbed of his watch by a group of young men on Acapulco Road on May 8, according to NBC Bay Area.