April 2015

After the recent termination of Parkmerced janitors and handymen, the former staff and their supporters picketed April 23 for the second time in two weeks. When Preferred Building Services replaced Villas Parkmerced Maintenance Management as contractor, 32 employees' contracts were terminated April 10. Parkmerced residents received an email from

https://youtu.be/1Soc9rnqEX8 This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Road Trip Mourning the death of her father, fine arts graduate student Alexandra Lederer dedicated her final thesis gallery, entitled "The one left behind"

https://youtu.be/Azqq0qS8mko This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Childhood Redeemed When Shan Jiang came to America from Dalian, China she was envious of American children who grew up playing with their siblings. Because

https://youtu.be/FwiRw4kNa9Q This series of audio slideshows chronicles the work of three fine arts graduate students. These artists discover self-healing as they crochet, sew and sculpt. Threads Reclaimed Before coming to graduate school, Leah Virsik quit her demanding job as a graphic designer, a working environment she did not

The sounds of accusatory shouts and heavy fist-pounding punctured the silent hillside neighborhood of Rockridge in Oakland as several sets of footsteps darted across the wooden floors of the cream colored cottage at the end of Pedestrian Way. Amongst the domestic upheaval, SF State creative writing major Adam Ambriz stood in the corner peering over his laptop,

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/201193746" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Picketing with signs that read “Preferred Building Services Save Our Good Jobs,” former janitors and repairpersons protested the termination of their contracts with Villas Parkmerced Wednesday. Led by union organizer Colin O’Leary from United Service Workers West, the picketers marched