With increasing tuition costs and a difficult job market, the prospect of going to college is a challenge unlike ever before.
But SF Promise, a group that aims to ease the difficulty by placing middle school students on the college track, is ensuring acceptance into SF
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Wasting gas, circling the block multiple times and handling business quickly to beat the meter is an experience Jamaal Jenkins, a
SF State student leaves the city cracking up with jokes that hit close to home. Zach Chiappellone, 24, gets his material from observing what goes on around him. "I'm a true believer fact is funnier than fiction," said Chiappellone. Keeping busy by performing stand-up all around
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will offer space for visitors to participate in multi-player games. Gil Riego Jr. / special to Xpress"][/caption]Dinosaur bones, prehistoric tools and paintings fill museums around the world, but now those artifacts may have to
Special to [X]press: By Adam Moreno
The Tenderloin has a historical reputation as a haven for crime, drugs and sex, but the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is proposing that with a more animal-friendly name, this could change.
Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive
Students and faculty picketed outside the Student Services and Administration building at California State University East Bay April 18 as Chancellor Charles Reed met with its President Mohammad Qayoumi on the building’s fourth floor.
Reed was on campus to meet with Qayoumi, who is slated to
Amid the sounds of heavy Taiko drumming, shamisens and cheering crowds, the call for aid in Japan could still be heard and, more importantly, answered.
In the wake of the tsunami that devastated Japan, participants and attendees alike celebrated Japanese culture and tradition at San Francisco's
SF State students sit in front of shut down computers during the campus wide blackout on April 18. Edward Chow / staff photographer
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A power outage and earthquake hit the SF State campus Monday, canceling classes, trapping students in an elevator and causing food vendors to toss their food.
TechShop: San Francisco, is the second facility in California that promotes the creativity of the human mind.
"You'll be surprised at how small the creative community is," Terry Sandin, general manager of the San Francisco said. "It's like a clubhouse here, and everyone gets to know
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="A man sits outside of Haight Street Market on Sunday April 10, 2011. A law passed last November by San Francisco voters makes it illegal for anyone to sit or lie in any city street between the hours of 7 a.m.
While budget cuts threaten the existence of many programs at California colleges and universities, one San Francisco institution is looking to add one.
Faculty at City College of San Francisco is working to create an associate’s degree major in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies, the
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="The SFMTA hopes that a newly proposed parking plan to change parking at broken meters to a two-hour time limit will dter drivers from breaking the machines to get unlimited free parking and cut down on city-wide repair costs. Karen M.
People gathered in the Mission District of San Francisco to watch the Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival on April 9, 2011.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Lorena Gonzalez captivates the crowd with Danza Xitlalli at the sixth annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade and Festival in San
When University of California, San Francisco wanted to increase patient safety, it turned to robotic technology and electronics for superior mechanical efficiency. Today, giant robots count and process the medications received by patients at UCSF Medical Center.
“A robot picking medications makes less than 1 error
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="A recently repealed law may allow more restaurants in the store-front filled area near Fillmore and Jackson streets. John H. Bird / staff photographer"][/caption]
The jazzy streets of the Fillmore, long filled with retail shops and a dearth of food options, will
A proposed parklet on 9th Avenue near Arizmendi Bakery in the Inner Sunset has many neighbors and business owners up in arms.
Arizmendi submitted their application to build a parklet, a public space that is temporarily converted into sitting areas, bicycle parking or landscape features, to
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Club President Tom Collier and club members Jay Kloepfer (left) and Mark Lantz (right) gather round to announce the winners of the scavenger run at Golden Gate Park on March 19. The Half Full Running Club is a new San Francisco
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Demonstrators protest the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, Saturday March 19, 2011, U.N. Plaza, San Francisco, Calif. Jasmine Beaghler / staff"][/caption]
Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco Saturday to oppose the act of war – those
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Demonstrators gather at 4th and Mission in San Francisco, to protest the detention of Private Bradley Manning on March 20, 2011. Manning has been held for allegedly passing classified data to WikiLeaks. Edward Chow / staff photographer"][/caption]
For the most determined of
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Sonsheree Giles and Rodney Bell, dancers part of the Axis Dance Company, perform “To Color Me Different” choreographed by Alex Keltley at the SFMoma on Friday March 18, 2011. Sasha Tivetsky / staff photographer"][/caption]
A true entertainer is in no need of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Ashley Rapp (left) and Jenny Babcock drink in the beer garden at the St. Patrick's day celebration on March 12, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer"][/caption]
If green is your favorite color, you love finding pots full of
The sweet scent of carrot-ginger soup lingered to tinge the noses of those outside the 16th and Mission BART station. Pots filled with beans, vegetables and soup - all vegan - surrounded the volunteers serving food.
“Food, not bombs!” Daisy Collazo cried to passersby.
Food Not Bombs
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State student Cara Stanislaw heads home after school by commuting from the Daly City BART station to Pittsburgh/Bay Point BART station on Monday, March 14. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]
Andrea Simpson, an SF State student, has made it a ritual
A collection of photographs from the San Francisco's 160th St. Patrick's Day Parade. Even though the holiday isn't until Thursday San Francisco started celebrating early.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Tony Lei leads an Army JROTC team down Market St. in the 160th annual St. Patrick's Day
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="SF State student Amanda Simms pumps gas into her car at a San Francisco Chevron station on Mar. 4. With the recent increase in gas prices Simms is left wondering if she can afford the commute to her job in the
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="A sheet of Amaretti cookies ready to hit the oven at the West Portal Bakery on March 7. Henry Nguyen / staff photographer"][/caption]
Aromas of yeast, milk, sugar, butter, eggs, flour and cinnamon emanate from La Mejor Bakery on 24th and Bartlett streets.
Two San Francisco supervisors and several community leaders gathered for an emergency meeting March 3 in response to a recent increase in gang violence in the Mission District.
In the five days between Feb. 26 and the March 3 meeting, there was a gang-related stabbing and
Real-time Tweets (including photos and video) from students, educators, organizers and protesters defending eduction in the Bay Area for #March2 #DayofAction.
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Police officers in the city might soon be able to rely on more than a baton or gun in the pressure of the moment. The San Francisco Police Commission gave approval, with a vote of 6 to 1 Feb. 23, to study the use of
The San Francisco Police Commission voted Wednesday to give the police department permission to research the feasibility, cost, training and development of a plan to allow officers to use less-than-lethal means of force, including Tasers.
Last March, the commission voted 4-3 against a proposal developed by
Thousands flocked to downtown San Francisco for the Chinese New Year parade as rain poured down and the temperatures dipped to the low 40s Saturday night.
Because of the rain, the crowds were much smaller, but for Lisa Bell of Petaluma, smaller crowds meant a
While San Francisco is most famously known for its cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and progressive politics, within the next decade it will also be recognized as the greenest city in the country.
On Feb. 1, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved the spending
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Ana Ambarian walks her 6-month-old Bichon Frise, Miki, in Golden Gate Park, by the de Young Museum, the afternoon of Feb. 22, 2011. "This is his fourth time out in for a walk," Ambarian said. "He's really curious with the world
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Despite a drizzling rain that threatened to damper festivities, a large crowd of San Franciscans turned out at the Embarcadero tonight for what has become the Valentine’s Day ritual Pillow Fight. Part organized event, part open-invitation party, the pillow fight drew a crowd
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="SF State student Ivan Gao, 20, prepares for the day by taking out the rental boats at the Stow Lake Boat and Bike Rentals shop in the Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]