Voters reject rent control

November 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

Californians overwhelmingly rejected a state ballot measure using the tagline “Because the rent is too damn high!” that would have enabled local governments to impose rent control on their own terms, in the midterm elections. In a bid to offer relief to renters suffering at the hands of the state’s housing crisis, Proposition 10 aimed ...

Feinstein wins fifth term as U.S. senator

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein fended off a challenge from fellow-Democrat and state Senator Kevin De Leon in Tuesday’s midterm elections, winning her fifth term representing California in the U.S. Senate. Feinstein, 85, was born in San Francisco and began her political career nearly 50 years ago. She served on the San Francisco Board ...

Know your state ballot measures

November 1, 2018 News 0 Comments

So you’re sitting down to fill out your absentee ballot, or you’re dashing off to your polling place before class to make your voice heard, and suddenly you’re encountered with an alphabet soup of local initiatives and a dozen statewide propositions, all with pages of fine print and legalese you don’t have time to translate. ...

Rent control measure creates battleground

November 1, 2018 News 1 Comment

One of the most hotly contested state propositions on the ballot in this November’s election is the Affordable Housing Act, or Proposition 10, which seeks to allow local governments to enact rent control. Submitted to the ballot by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Prop 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of ...

Shoestring budget stymies shuttle service

October 16, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

SF State’s Daly City BART Express Shuttles ferry students from BART to campus and back every ten to 15 minutes, five days a week, or it’s supposed to, anyway. During peak hours, the service can grind to a crawl due in part to  service flaws by the contractor, transMETRO, as well as the university’s own ...

SF State celebrates National Coming Out Day

October 10, 2018 News

SF State’s Queer and Trans Resource Center will host festivities in honor of the 30th annual National Coming Out Day from noon to 9 p.m., Oct. 11, at Malcom X Plaza. “We celebrate identity and coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all that may fit into that little plus sign,” said the Queer and Trans ...

UPD to offer active shooter response protocol training for Safety Week

September 10, 2018 Life News

The University Police Department will offer training sessions next week on how to respond to an active shooter on campus as part of SF State’s Campus Safety Week, put on by the school’s enterprise risk management department. According to UPD Chief Jason Wu, SF State’s training program was implemented in 2017 and — in addition to ...