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Supriya Yelimeli

Reporter

Bay Area

Supriya Yelimeli

A reporter with experience covering crime, local government, business, and human stories in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area.

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CA lawmakers urge legislation to address thousands of untested rape kits

Assembly member David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, today emphasized the importance of two pieces of legislation that aim to tackle a backlog of untested rape kits in California. A rape kit, or sexual assault kit, is a voluntary exam for victims directly after an attack occurs.
San Francisco Chronicle Link to Story
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Success and failure on two blocks of SF’s Mission St.

In the past year, Mission activists have turned their sights on Mission Street where they would like to see restrictions on market-rate housing, more commercial controls on bars and upscale restaurants, and protections for small businesses.
Mission Local Link to Story
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Officials begin to clear W. Oakland homeless encampment under 980

OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland city officials began a weeks-long project today to remove a homeless encampment that has grown for more than five years under Interstate Highway 980 in West Oakland. About 100 people currently live at the encampment around Northgate Avenue and Sycamore Street, according to city officials.
KTVU.COM Link to Story
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Firefighters keep watch at site of North Beach fire

Firefighters have contained a large, 4-alarm fire in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood Saturday night and will continue monitoring it overnight through Sunday afternoon, fire officials reported. San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Jonathan Baxter said firefighters will be extinguishing “hot spots” for a few more hours to ensure the fire doesn’t flare up.
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Sahleem Tindle's Family, Supporters Protest After Fatal Police Shooting

Sahleem Tindle's family left the Alameda County Superior Court disappointed and frustrated Monday after District Attorney Nancy O'Malley failed to answer a majority of their questions about the 28-year-old man's death. BART police officer Joseph Mateau shot Tindle three times in the back, killing him at the West Oakland BART station on Jan. 3.
NBCBayArea.com - KNTV-TV Link to Story
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SF Mission District homicides down slightly in 2017

Homicides in the Mission District were down in 2017, with eight murders reported by the end of the year, compared to 10 homicides in 2016. In 2017, 56 homicides occurred citywide, compared to a total of 58 in 2016. The first homicide of 2017 took place on New Year’s Day, but 2018 did not see its first killing until last Thursday, when a 59-year-old homeless man was stabbed to death at 25th Street and Potrero Avenue.
Mission Local Link to Story
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Mission Activists Push DA for Charges 679 Days After Police Shooting

Public Defender Jeff Adachi stood alongside family and friends of police shooting victims at the Hall of Justice Thursday as they hoisted banners of Amilcar Perez Lopez, a 21-year old Mission District resident who was shot and killed by police on February 26, 2015. Activists in the Justice for Amilcar Coalition have repeatedly asked for charges to be filed against officers in police shootings, and activists Thursday demanded that District Attorney George Gascón conclude an ongoing investigation and charge the officers who shot Perez Lopez nearly two years ago.
Mission Local Link to Story
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Rapist Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison After Brutally Attacking Woman on UCSB Campus in 2014

Surrounded by friends and family in the Santa Barbara Superior Court on Friday, a young woman delivered a harrowing account of being raped and attacked on the UC Santa Barbara campus three years ago. The woman, referred to as Jane Doe in court proceedings, spoke at a final hearing to sentence Daniel Jiang Chen to 36 years in prison for two felony counts of rape and one felony count of robbery.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story
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'Build Your Dreams': Activists Hope Bus Contract Will Bring Jobs for Minorities, Former Inmates

Community activists celebrated a recent electric bus contract given to a company that vows to hire minorities and ex-convicts. Several groups from around Los Angeles County applauded the decision at a Los Angeles Metro Board meeting last month to award a bus contract to BYD America, out of Lancaster.
NBC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Link to Story
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McNair Program May Be Cut if President Trump’s Federal Budget is Approved

President Donald Trump’s education budget released on May 23 calls for a $9.2 billion rollback in spending for several educational programs. Among them, the McNair Scholars Program may face the steepest cut. The McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement is a federal scholarship offered to first-generation, low-income students or those who belong to underrepresented minorities in the United States.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story
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Bluff Collapse Leaves 28 Residents Without Homes

A bluff collapse on Sunday evening that left 28 residents without a secure home has UC Santa Barbara students scrambling to find new housing by Thursday. The bluff was a communal backyard for the nine units on 6653 Del Playa Drive, known as The Oasis housing. After emergency personnel responded to the sudden collapse Sunday, a Santa Barbara County building inspector determined that Units 1, 4, 5 and 9 would be evacuated to preserve the residents’ safety.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story
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Over 1,000 UC Santa Barbara Students Protest After Trump Elected President

Approximately 1,000 UC Santa Barbara students took to the streets in protest early Wednesday morning after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. The crowd formed on the San Nicolas Residence Hall lawn at 1 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after election results were confirmed. Students soon began running out of the residence halls toward the University Center to join a crowd that swarmed through the Pardall Tunnel into Isla Vista.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story

About

Supriya Yelimeli

I'm the former editor in chief of the Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara's independent student newspaper since 1930. I graduated with a degree in Communication from UC Santa Barbara in January 2018, and am currently looking toward a career in journalism.

I can be reached quickly through messenger and phone call, but I respond best to cats and strong coffee. Live music, candor and food outings make me the most happy.

Cell: (510)-585-8315
Nexus Email: supriyayelimeli@gmail.com
Feel free to reach me on any social media.