Mayoral candidates appeared at City College of San Francisco Sept. 28 to discuss key city issues ranging from curtailing crime, fighting poverty and preventing police corruption to finding funding for higher education and affordable housing in the city.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Governmental Relations Leslie Smith,
Commuting in San Francisco can be challenging, especially during rush hour when having to transfer to a different bus line.
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency hopes to decrease the stress and pressure of commuting by opening up a new central subway line within the next
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The next time you’re at Ocean Beach, make sure to take a picture for the grandchildren, because it
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Tourists to the Castro today got
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Protesters at UC Berkeley occupied Tolman Hall today as part of a protest
While many college students are rationing their student loans by living on a Top Ramen diet, this may be only the beginning of their financial woes.
Students nationwide are having an increasingly difficult time paying for school, and the default loan rate has risen from 7
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More than 30,000 households that receive food from the San Francisco Food Bank maybe affected by a recent drastic cut in funding
At one time, the Lake Merced boathousewas a social gathering spot. People could come and have a drink overlooking the lake or just make a quick pit stop to buy some bait and tackle before heading off to go fishing.
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No arrests were made Monday during a BART protest that took place at 5 p.m. at Civic Center BART station.
This is the fifth protest known as “OpBART” which is in resistance of the alleged BART police brutality and First Amendment rights violations organized by hacker
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Members of the media, including seven SF State journalism students, were arrested and detained today at Powell BART station during the "no fare" BART protest.
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Finding a taxi cab can be a daunting task that takes a lot patience and, now with a fare increase that was approved Monday, more dollars in your pocket.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency representative Paul Rose said the SFMTA board unanimously approved a measure to
Most San Franciscans are heavily invested in local sports; in fact, several could probably rattle off Pablo Sandoval's batting average or how many turnovers Alex Smith averages per game. Far fewer, however, are familiar with at least one local sports team, despite the fact that
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Taking the bus can be a time-consuming process. Waiting for it to arrive and then cramming onto the single front door takes time
Once again, California is setting the bar for the rest of the country with the California Dream Act, which enables undocumented students with a greater financial ability to pursue higher education.
The California State Assembly approved the second part of a controversial two-bill package that will
With last-minute entries, surprise candidates and over a dozen people running, this year's race for San Francisco mayor is shaping up to be one of the most intense elections yet.
Sixteen candidates are officially campaigning for the job as top executive in the city and county
UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled that city officials needed to reword the fact sheet because it implied that cellphones were
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UPDATE: Jerry Brown acted on 140 bills yesterday, vetoing four, including the bill that
Protesters took to the streets Monday night in response to what they believed to be systematic problems with BART, including police brutality and alleged free speech violations when the transit system threatened to shut down cell phone service.
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A blanket of plastic cups, bottles, glow sticks and other various forms of waste quickly replaced swaying bodies and ecstatic cheers on the main stage field as Arcade Fire finished the last set of the three-day Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.
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After tuition, books, rent and all the other countless academic expenses, students can be left feeling a little strapped for cash by the time summer rolls around. Don't worry! Here's a list of ten affordable things to do in San Francisco this summer.
1. Grow-Your-Own Festival
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Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to
The 100th annual Bay to Breakers has come to be known as one of the most unique footraces in the country.
At 7 a.m. athletes and citizens fill the streets of San Francisco to run, jog, walk and drink their way across the seven-mile course that
Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15.
The 12K race hosted two types of crowds: the serious runners and those there for the famed costume aspect
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.