16 Apr 2019

Concrete falls from Richmond bridge again, disrupts traffic

Cars cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on May 14, 2014. (Photo by Don McCollough from Flikr.)   Reports of falling concrete from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge’s upper deck stalled traffic

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22 Feb 2019

Oakland teachers demand living wages and additional support

Oakland teachers rallied together for a strike Thursday morning, demanding higher wages, smaller classes and increased support for public schools.

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19 Feb 2019

Falling concrete shows deficiencies in 63-year-old Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Rainy weather delayed repairs to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge until Monday, more than a week after pieces of concrete fell from its upper deck and left drivers at the mercy

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07 Feb 2019

Update: Falling debris creates traffic standstill on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Falling chunks of concrete brought traffic to a standstill in both directions of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Thursday morning. Westbound lanes were opened at about 7:20 p.m., according to

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05 Feb 2019

Slain graduate’s family seeks closure

The killing of a successful SF State graduate remains unsolved months after his life was cut short in Chicago, leaving those closest to him with more questions than answers.  

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29 Jan 2019

Wildlife hospital provides shelter, aid, rehabilitation for animals in urban scape

Lindsay Wildlife Hospital manager Aireo Shipman knows firsthand how stressful, unpredictable and dangerous it can be to work as a wildlife rehabilitator. Just last week he was in a cherry

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29 Jan 2019

BART survey shows rise in rider dissatisfaction due to crime, grime

The results of a BART survey released on Thursday show increased complaints from riders who say the transit agency is not doing enough to address the crime and grime they

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12 Dec 2018

Police corporal promotes community-oriented policing

Police Cpl. Enrique Vera Cruz spent six years patrolling SF State, but on Nov. 30, he was especially alert. Vera Cruz had been training Officer David Lin for a week,

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05 Dec 2018

Xpress commuter podcast – EP. 3

The cost of living in the Bay Area isn’t the only thing that’s getting worse. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s 2017 traffic congestion report, drivers are sitting in bumper-to-bumper

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01 Dec 2018

Active shootings in the U.S.

The horrific phenomenon of mass shootings continued this year, as gunmen at Stoneman Douglas High School, Thousand Oaks and the Pittsburgh synagogue claimed dozens of innocent lives. The FBI compiled

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28 Nov 2018

Wildlife struggle to survive in the city

In some of the Bay Area’s most populated communities, mountain lions and coyotes prowl backyards, freeways and streets. While these sightings can cause fear among people, the real threat is

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28 Nov 2018

Alumnus, award winning comic book artist opens up shop

San Francisco State has a comic studies program. It is taught by Eisner award winning Nick Sousanis. Before there was a comic studies program SF State alumnus found their way

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28 Nov 2018

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

“Where BART clearly failed over the summer is communicating to the public about serious and even fatal incidents that happen at their station,” said Janice Li, San Francisco bicycle activist

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31 Oct 2018

SF State Jewish community in shock after Pittsburgh anti-Semitic attack

The horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27 shocked and angered the Bay Area Jewish community, who held vigils in San Francisco and Oakland to honor the

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31 Oct 2018

Tuition costs on the table in Superintendent of Public Education election

The two candidates for California’s top public education office promise to make college affordable and accessible for all, but their powerful supporters raised questions about who they would represent after

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23 Oct 2018

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

The past year’s surge of violence on BART has the transit board struggling to reconcile the need to increase policing with a population that’s mistrustful and even hostile towards law

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09 Oct 2018

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

BART officials struggled with their plans to prevent crime through mass surveillance and increased policing during a packed safety meeting in Pittsburg on Sept. 27. Critics say BART’s response to

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27 Sep 2018

Comic books inspired famed author and civil rights leader

Most of the time, superheroes are a work of fiction. But when author Andrew Aydin saw civil rights champion John Lewis in action, he had a better idea. When Aydin

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26 Sep 2018

‘Superman’ No. 1 issue included in new comic book archive

One of the most coveted comic books in history now resides at SF State’s library as part of a new archive collection of rare comic books. The J. Paul Leonard

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24 Sep 2018

A brilliant life ended by gun violence

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     Colombo arrived

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22 Sep 2018

Students, faculty exchange blows during self-defense training

If it wasn’t for the smiles on their faces, you’d think SF State students and faculty had come to blows on Wednesday, Sept 19. But they’d actually gathered at Mashouf

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18 Sep 2018

SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service on Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     “It

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11 Sep 2018

Bill ends ‘unfair’ cash bail system; critics says it’s a mistake

A new California law that abolishes cash bail now ensures that defendants don’t sit in jail for years awaiting trial just because they’re poor, say advocates. But opponents warn the

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11 Sep 2018

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

A gifted 25-year-old SF State alumnus who had survived cancer was killed when caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Chicago on Sept. 2, just days before starting his

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06 Sep 2018

Bill to end cash bail cheered and panned

A new California law that abolishes cash bail now ensures that defendants don’t sit in jail for years awaiting trial just because they’re poor, say advocates. But opponents warn the

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