The person or group of people behind Tips for Jesus struck again Tuesday evening when they left a generous tip of $3,000 at a sushi restaurant in downtown San Francisco, Calif.
Hilary Hesse, a waitress at the high-end sushi restaurant Roka Akor on Montgomery Street, reportedly waited on the generous tipper Tuesday evening. The man took a corner table in the back of the restaurant and racked up a $147.00 tab. Before the waitress returned to the table to collect the man's bill, the diner had reportedly left a whopping $3,000 tip to his charge. In addition, he reportedly picked up the tab of the couple dining next to him.
Hesse told the local KPIX 5 that she was at the neighboring table telling the couple that the male diner had picked up their tab when she noticed the generous tip left on her bill. "I was actually at the table telling them he had paid for their meal. And I peripherally opened up the credit card holder, looked down at it and my jaw just dropped," Hesse said. "And they said, 'Did he take good care of you?' And I said, 'uh huh.'" more >>
A little league baseball coach in Sacramento, Calif. is suing one of his 14-year-old players after the boy victoriously threw his helmet in the air at a game, reportedly injured the coach's Achilles tendon.
In a lawsuit filed in Placer County recently, Alan Beck, a chiropractor who volunteers as a coach for a Lakeside Little League team, alleges that one of his 14-year-old players "carelessly threw a helmet, striking Plaintiff's Achilles tendon and tearing it" in a game last spring. The boy was reportedly charging to home base after scoring the winning play for his team when he ceremoniously threw off his batting helmet. The helmet hit the unsuspecting coach in the Achilles tendon, tearing it and sending the coach to the hospital.
Online dating website ChristianMingle.com that advertises itself as a place where Christians can "Find God's Match for You," recently served up a devilish Nigerian conman to a 66-year-old San Jose, Calif., woman looking for love who duped her out of $500,000.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, which did not identify the woman, said the woman was lucky to recover $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, but warned that the case should serve as a warning about scams on international dating sites like ChristianMingle.com, according to a CBS report.
Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said the victim, who is a divorcee, befriended the Nigerian con man on ChristianMingle shortly after she joined the dating site. She, however, thought that she had befriended and Irish citizen working on a Scottish oilrig named "David Holmes," who was represented by a photo of a male model the con man downloaded from the Internet. more >>
A drug dealer from West Sacramento, Calif., is divulging pastor Mark Lewis as a liar and a drug abuser as he claims he sold Lewis meth on several occasions prior to his arrest last week, in which he was accused of allegedly hiring three homeless people to firebomb his ex-girlfriend's house.
The former dealer, John Maes, says he met up with Lewis every Friday for a few months on the West Capitol Avenue strip of the city, known for drug trafficking, run-down motels and prostitution.
"It was probably about 1:30 a.m. when he was looking to buy some methamphetamines," Maes told Fox Sacramento, recalling their first encounter. "He told me he had a church and told me he usually makes a little side money." more >>
Parents in Temecula, Calif., are outraged after a teacher interrupted their 6-year-old daughter's classroom speech about Christmas, telling her she's "not allowed to talk about the Bible in school."
The incident took place on Dec. 19 at Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School in Temecula. A first grade teacher had asked each student to share with the class something from home that symbolized how their family celebrated Christmas, or the holiday season in general. Brynn Williams brought the Star of Bethlehem, a tree topper, and prepared a one-minute speech explaining how the star helped the three kings of the Nativity story find the baby Jesus.
"Our Christmas tradition is to put a star on top of our tree," Williams reportedly told her class. "The star is named the Star of Bethlehem. The three kings followed the star to find baby Jesus, the Savior of the world." more >>
Harvest Church Pastor Greg Laurie recently outlined the five steps of temptation beginning with evil thought knocking on "the door of your imagination" and ending with death as the result of the wages of sin.
"Temptation is attractive otherwise it wouldn't be tempting," said Laurie during last Sunday's church sermon. "The devil is really good at this and he's been doing it a long time.
The Southern California pastor, best known for his huge evangelistic outreach events called Harvest Crusades, said that temptation is something that no one lives without experiencing, not even Jesus. more >>