***additional reporting by Aria Brock***
Bernie Sanders is working to make California State Universities tuition-free, just like San Francisco City College, the first in the state to do so.
Finding standing room to see Bernie Sanders in the 304 max capacity Diego Rivera theater at City College
Finding a place to live near SF State is as tough as the 49ers finding a win – it’s rough out there.
It’s time consuming, awkward and stressful. Craigslist is hit or miss. Open houses often feature a half-dozen or more candidates competing for a single bedroom.
A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive order.
On April 14 representatives of the city and county of San Francisco and Santa
The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020.
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association authored AB-393, also known as the Student Protection Act, which could freeze
Trump signed a controversial bill to repeal protections that would have stopped internet service provider companies from collecting and selling online activity.
Though proponents say the repeal of this regulation will level the playing field between websites and internet service providers, privacy advocates warn it sets
Senate Republicans bypassed a Democratic filibuster to proceed to a final confirmation vote for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch in an unprecedented decision to change the rules of Supreme Court confirmations.
"This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nomination," said Senate
On a rainy day in Washington D.C. at 12 p.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn in at the steps of the Capitol Building as the 45th president of the United States.
At the same time, violent protests erupted throughout the nation’s capital in response, according to
Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election but millions of people aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept that fact just yet. Many are demanding changes to be made through anti-Trump demonstrations that are popping up across the country and a petition
The closure of a Bay Area based escort service website in late June and the arrest of its alleged owners has reignited the debate between sex workers and law enforcement over the criminalization of prostitution.
The FBI and the IRS shut down MyRedBook.com, a website offering
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The City Attorney’s Office officially jumped on the technology bandwagon when it announced a new smartphone app that allows users to report non-emergency violations directly to code enforcement offices.
Officially launched April 1, the app, UP2CODE uses pictures and GPS to help agencies easily identify potential violations.
If proposed legislation becomes law, women in San Francisco may get the chance to walk into Planned Parenthood clinics without having to wade through a sea of protesters.
Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation March 18 that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around reproductive health service
In a city where more than 12 percent of its residents live under the poverty level, the San Francisco Unified School District stands to receive close to $4,000 more per pupil, according to a funding plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
California’s Department of Finance released
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Robin McGehee, a founder of GetEQUAL, shouts a chant after getting arrested for a planned civil disobedience after being refused a marriage license at City Hall in San Francisco on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. This event, where same-sex couples try to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Natalie Mandeau stands in the front of San Francisco City Hall on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 as part of a nude protest held in response to legislation making it illegal as of Feb. 1, 2013 to be publicly nude in San
Immigrant rights activist Perla Flores crossed the border unchecked with her parents when she was 8 years old and lived undocumented for years. In 2010, she got her green card, 15 years after first applying for it. She said the immigration process was emotionally difficult
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="614" caption="Pharmacist Tony Bastian of Joe’s Pharmacy on 16th and Geary Streets in downtown San Francisco opens a recycling drug disposal bin on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 to show how secure the container is. Only the pharmacist has access to the opening
Counting ballots took longer than usual in the race for District 7 supervisor, but Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, snagged the open seat left by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd.
Yee is a product of the public school system and earned his bachelor’s
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Claudia Arroyo requests people to stop shopping at Mi Pueblo Supermarket during a protest outside the store in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Roughly 50 people gathered to picket in protest against Mi Pueblo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon.
The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The ban does not prohibit nudity at local fairs and festivals, such as the Folsom Street Fair
Ranked-choice voting made it a tight race for the District 7 San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and after a formatting error from the San Francisco elections website, Francis Xavier Crowley has pulled ahead of Norman Yee.
At approximately 11:12 p.m. the San Francisco elections website updated
Victory for Proposition 30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure intended to prevent massive cuts in state funding to education — looked likely Tuesday night as votes continued to be counted.
If passed, Prop. 30 would raise an estimated $6.8 billion in additional tax revenue, according
By Danielle Steffenhagen and Noemy Mena
Chris Limon, who comes from a family of undocumented immigrants, is proud to be voting for the first time in this election after realizing he could vote on issues regarding citizenship.
Limon, an SF State junior and registered Democrat, started out
As the role of money in politics continues to increase, one proposition facing California voters aims to limit contributions from certain groups. Yet opponents say that special exemptions in the law leave the political process open to outside influence.
Proposition 32 would stop unions and corporations
The life of a student isn't what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat.
It's because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring
College students need to be wary of where they place their vote for education this November, with competing propositions that could result in both a higher income tax and a $150 increase in tuition on the line.
California’s Proposition 38 would give the state billions of
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Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction
In addition to the many propositions on the ballot this November, voters will get the chance to decide on an issue with ramifications that will reach far beyond the state.
If passed, Proposition 35 will impose stiffer penalties for convicted human traffickers. Among the proposed penalties
California's conservative stance on crime and punishment could become a bit more liberal — if only a bit — as Proposition 36 aims to change the long-standing three-strikes law this November.
The three-strikes law, originally adopted in 1994, increases prison sentences of those convicted of a felony
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Derrick Sykes, 21, right, checks his Twitter account as he takes a break from studying inside the J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 9, 2012. California Gov. Jerry Brown passed the Social Media Privacy Act, which prohibits college
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San Francisco's plastic bag ban goes
In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and community concerns.
“Things got a little spicy tonight,” said first-time politician and candidate Andrew Bley.
As election time draws near, San Francisco for Democracy explained how the upcoming election could affect key issues like health care and public education.
The grassroots organization met Wednesday night to discuss issues that focused on women’s reproductive and health care rights, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and
More than 700 inmates are awaiting their sentences on death row in California. They have one cell each and a higher level of security than other inmates. Through the crimes they committed, their lives or deaths were put in the hands of others.
If Proposition 34
UPDATE Sept. 20: The California State University Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase and a $250 million cut to the CSU system yesterday if Proposition 30 fails.
The board approved a tuition rollback of 9.1 percent if Proposition 30 passes at their meeting
A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless.
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by the success of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization from Austin, Texas, which serves meals