Jenna Lyons, Orlando Weekly

Jenna Lyons

Orlando Weekly

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jenna:

Florida’s new ‘anti-sanctuary city’ law requires local jails to honor ICE detainers

Florida's new 'anti-sanctuary city' law requires local jails to honor ICE detainers. 
ICE says they have detainer agreements with at least 57 of Florida's 67 counties. → Read More

Disney is definitely, absolutely not getting its own airline based in Orlando

It made headlines last week: "Disney is launching their own airlines." "Disney Airline Coming? Best or Worse idea?" Only problem is, it's not happening. At... → Read More

Video shows near-catastrophe at SFO as passenger jet descended on crowded taxiway

Preliminary findings and video footage released Wednesday by federal investigators revealed just how close an Air Canada passenger jet came to catastrophically striking other planes at San Francisco International Airport last July when the pilot mistakenly descended over a taxiway parallel to the runway. The National Transportation Safety Board said the landing Airbus A320, which had flown from… → Read More

Obsessed suitor killed boyfriend of SF airport co-worker, prosecutors say

The young couple would be moving to Las Vegas. For her, it was the last day of work at San Francisco International Airport. For him, it was a matter of picking her up and heading home to pack. But as Mark Mangaccat backed into their Daly City driveway last week to begin packing, prosecutors said, a man approached and fired five to six shots into the car. Mangaccat died on the scene, but for some… → Read More

Sacramento coroner releases Stephon Clark autopsy, disputing he was shot mostly in back

Two Sacramento police officers shot Stephon Clark seven times, with three bullets hitting him in the back, while the angle of the wounds to the unarmed African American man suggests he was not struck primarily from behind, according to an autopsy conducted by the Sacramento County coroner's office and released Tuesday. Coroner Kimberly Gin told the Sacramento Police Department in a letter that… → Read More

SFO airport employee accused of murdering co-worker’s boyfriend

A San Francisco International Airport employee whose co-worker repeatedly turned down his date requests has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting the woman's boyfriend to death, prosecutors said Tuesday. Kevin B. Prasad, 31, of South San Francisco, planned the shooting with an accomplice and could face the death penalty, according to the San Mateo County district attorney's office. On… → Read More

‘Citizen naturalists’ fan out across Presidio in annual BioBlitz

A group of nature enthusiasts gathered at San Francisco's Presidio for a pair of noble causes: celebrating the region's biodiversity and trying to beat Los Angeles in a competition. Saturday marked the first day of the BioBlitz, part of the City Nature Challenge in which people from cities across the world record plant and animal species. At first, the challenge was only between San Francisco… → Read More

A’s, Port of Oakland strike deal to negotiate on new stadium

Oakland's Port Commission agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with the Oakland A's for a possible ballpark at Howard Terminal, officials said Friday. Commissioners on Thursday night approved a $100,000, one-year agreement that allows talks with the baseball club about their next site, according to the Port of Oakland. The money will be put up by the A's as a deposit and is refundable if… → Read More

Detectives in Golden State Killer case used genealogical sites to nab suspect

SACRAMENTO - Investigators broke open the long-stagnant case of the prolific serial killer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer by mining DNA profiles collected by genealogical websites used by individuals to trace family heritage, the Sacramento County district attorney's office said Thursday. Law enforcement had long had a DNA profile of the suspected killer, which helped them connect… → Read More

Tracking the East Area Rapist’s path as he terrorized the Bay Area

Joseph James DeAngelo, accused this week of being the notorious East Area Rapist, took a terrorizing swing through the Bay Area in 1978 and 1979, according to authorities. DeAngelo, 72, was arrested Tuesday in Sacramento by investigators who believe he committed at least 12 murders and 45 rapes over a 10-year period starting in 1976. In the first two years of his alleged crime spree, he is… → Read More

East Area Rapist investigator recalls nearly knocking on suspect’s door

The day before his retirement, Paul Holes parked a white Ford Taurus outside the Citrus Heights home of James Joseph DeAngelo. At that time, neither he nor DeAngelo knew the latter would be arrested at the same house a month later, his DNA and other evidence allegedly connecting him to 12 slayings and 45 rapes in California from 1976 to 1986. It was the end of March, and Holes - a longtime… → Read More

DNA match catches alleged ‘East Area Rapist,’ who murdered 12, raped 45

A onetime cop who's been living quietly in the Sacramento suburbs was fingered Wednesday as the "East Area Rapist," with authorities saying DNA helped link him to a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes that terrorized communities in the Bay Area and across California from 1976 to 1986. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a police officer in Placer and Tulare counties at the time some of the crimes… → Read More

Hunger strike at Santa Clara County jail enters day 10

More than 100 inmates at Santa Clara County's main jail entered the 10th day of a hunger strike Tuesday in protest of solitary confinement, among other complaints. Prisoners United of Silicon Valley initiated the strike April 15 and sent a letter addressed to Sheriff Laurie Smith that outlined their requests. "We are deprived of our due process rights, our grievances/appeals are habitually… → Read More

San Francisco’s 4/20 fest draws thousands of weed enthusiasts

Thousands of misty-eyed revelers rolled like a summer fog over San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Friday for the thrumming, mind-numbing all-day festival of marijuana known worldwide as 4/20. The crowds of tie-dye, grunge and alternative lifestyle devotees came to the famous Hippie Hill from across California to pay tribute to the smokable herb, which, for the first time since the annual… → Read More

2 San Mateo schools hunker down after Mountain lion sighting reported

Two schools in the city of San Mateo sheltered in place Thursday morning after an unconfirmed mountain lion sighting, police said. Authorities said that a third party to the sighting called police to report a mountain lion was spotted around 8 a.m. near Fernwood Street and 36th Avenue, a residential area near the 225-acre Laurelwood Park. The call prompted Abbott Middle School and Hillsdale High… → Read More

SF man awakes to knife-wielding intruder refusing to leave, police say

A San Francisco man woke up and began to scream Wednesday morning after he found another man standing in his room holding a knife, authorities said. The incident occurred about 8 a.m. in the city's Nob Hill neighborhood on the 1600 block of Sacramento Street, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The victim, a 37-year-old man, initially told the intruder - a man in his 30s - to leave… → Read More

Multi-car crash by Oakland airport leaves 1 person dead

One woman died and three additional people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Oakland, officials said. Few details were released on what led to the crash around 10:30 a.m. near Oakland International Airport, which brought a large law enforcement presence to the area of Doolittle Drive and Langley Street. At least one driver died, according to Alameda County Sheriff's… → Read More

Man dies after losing control on steep Alpine Meadows ski slope

A Kings Beach man died Tuesday in a skiing accident at a Northern California resort, sheriff's officials said. Jeffrey R. Pearlstein, 33, lost control around 11 a.m. while skiing down a steep run at the Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows resort between Truckee and Tahoe City, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office. He was skiing in an area called Key Hole when the accident occurred, prompting… → Read More

Starbucks’ racial apologies revive bad memories for W. Kamau Bell

When Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will close more than 8,000 stores for a day of racial-bias education for its employees, W. Kamau Bell wondered if the effort would be more than "a splashy headline." The unusual step by Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came amid national outrage over an incident last week in which police handcuffed and forcibly removed two black men from a Philadelphia… → Read More

San Jose sues Trump administration on U.S. census citizenship question

The city of San Jose filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over the addition of an U.S. citizenship question on the 2020 census, becoming the latest city with a large immigrant population to challenge the constitutionality of the inquiry. San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, a California-based nonprofit, filed the complaint in the Northern District of… → Read More