Commuter podcast Ep.1

October 18, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

One of the most prevalent aspects about working or going to school in San Francisco is that not all of us are able to actually live here. For many of us at SF State, we have to commute far distances to enjoy this exciting, busy city. According to a 2015 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ...

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

October 9, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

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 the July murder of Nia Wilson is little more than “security theater.” Concord Mayor Edi E. Birsan urged BART officials to prioritize safety without further ...

A brilliant life ended by gun violence

September 24, 2018 News 0 Comments

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 in Chicago on Sept. 2 to begin his doctorate at Northwestern University. He was walking alone that evening when two men opened fire at each ...

SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

September 18, 2018 News

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 feels like he’s just away still in Chicago. I can still feel the last hug he gave me,” said Colombo’s older brother Dane Colombo. Colombo ...

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

September 11, 2018 News

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 law will devastate public safety, create more overcrowded jails and give judges too much power. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the controversial bill on Aug. 28, ...

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

September 11, 2018 Life News

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 PhD program at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo was an academic all-star, according to his former professors and friends. He survived lymphoma when he was 15 ...

Bill to end cash bail cheered and panned

September 6, 2018 News

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 law will devastate public safety, create more overcrowded jails and give judges too much power. Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial bill on Aug. 28, ...