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Rosario Castro had to come
Data coverage, or cloud storage, is a model of networked online pools of storage where data is saved and usually hosted by third parties. The “hosts” are companies like Google or Facebook that operate the large data centers. A “cloud” is a set of computers
More than 1,000 activists united in two peaceful protests Wednesday to celebrate May Day in San Francisco.
A group of about 50 rallied at Civic Center Plaza marching to an unoccupied building on Turk Street and finished off at Jefferson Square Park. Another 1,000 or so
I used to sit in my car listening to the public radio station while I waited for my drug dealer to arrive. Shows like the "BBC News Hour," "This American Life" and "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me" droned in one ear and out the other.
By Lulu Orozco
The opening celebration of the historic American Indian occupation exhibit “We Are Still Here” echoed through the walls of Alcatraz Island, where occupation veterans, historians and university alumni gathered to give visibility to all native people April 28.
“A lot of people just see
Two SF State officials have been arrested in the month of April. One, a former director, the other a records supervisor at the University Police department. Their alleged crimes and roles at the University are different, but their last names are the same. Meet Julie
It's no secret that the medications prescribed by doctors aren't always healthy for us, but their disposal is even harmful for the environment. Whether it’s through the natural process of digesting these medications or disposing of them in the trash, both have had lasting effects
This is the final installment of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
It was early in the morning and I was dope sick again. The monotony was disgusting. But
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="People gathered in front of the court room entrance before the arraignment of former SF State Director Robert Shearer and Chemical Hazardous Materials Technology owner Stephen Cheung at Hall of Justice Friday April 26, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Stephen Cheung's attorney Garrick Lew declines press comments while exiting the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Stephen Cheung and former SF State Director Robert Shearer's arraignment was rescheduled for Friday afternoon. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Police stations in San Francisco now display a sign on the front of the building stating that they are safe havens for the LGBTQ community. According to members of the LGBTQ community, in the past, crimes against them were overlooked or
On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it.
This year it was no different. Thousands of people gathered at Hippie Hill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 20,
SF State is a commuter campus, which means many students use public transportation or drive to campus to attend classes. Some students find themselves feeling particularly "green" while driving to school in their hybrid electric vehicles, because it uses less fossil fuel than a standard vehicle. Unfortunately,
Cigarettes might be more difficult to buy in some neighborhoods if a youth influence organization gets their way.
Youth Leadership Institute, an organization in the field of youth development which works to build communities that invest in youth, has presented their initiative to several city supervisors
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Stephanie May, creator of a San Francisco Rental Heat Map that lists the median prices of a one-bedroom for each district, sits in front of a cafe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
SF State student Adam
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Chris "Six" Nguyen from San Francisco attended the free vibrator event hosted by Trojan at The Box in SOMA on Friday, April 12, 2013. Photo by Erica Marquez / Xpress"][/caption]
Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a
This is part two of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
As a drug addict, I spent most of my time engaged in some type of inappropriate behavior. Lying,
A San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency M-line train veered off the tracks Monday afternoon while passing through a flooded 19th Avenue at 19th Avenue and Sargent Street.
Authorities and witnesses on the scene say a water main burst, flooding the street with nearly a foot of
It’s a nice summer day, 85 degrees and sunny. You decide to go to the beach, not only to show off your new summer bod, but to cool off for a swim in the Pacific. While swimming, you find yourself amongst plastic bottles that bob like buoys
This is the first part of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
People often ask me how I got sober. It’s a difficult question to answer. The truth: I
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.
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Commuting through San Francisco usually entails searching for parking or waiting long hours for a bus, but those looking for a quick and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="A driver talks on the phone while driving on Dolores Street in San Francisco on Monday, April 8 2013. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress"][/caption]
Sneaking a peek at your phone while behind the wheel is never a good idea, but it
Farmers' markets and the organic food isle have become a popular destination for growing families, the healthy eater and the environmentally conscious alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California
San Francisco continues to struggle with its homeless, this time in the Castro, where the homeless have been congregating in plazas to the dismay of some residents.
Community leaders in the neighborhood are fumbling with ideas to deal with the exodus of so-called “street kids” —
When I was in jail, the hardcore drug addicts and alcoholics told me not to accept a drug treatment program in the place of jail. Treatments are a hassle. Do your time, get out and get high, my junkie jail buddies told me.
So when I
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
Warning: this content contains material that may not be suitable for those who have an addiction to cigarettes but those who care about the environment should keep reading. Accordingly, the author insists that no one attempt to read this information if he or she is not in
We were cooking up black tar heroin at his place.
It was early in my junkie career and I didn’t yet know how to hit my vein with the needle. My friend was there to help. As he sucked up the hot black liquid with a
[caption id="attachment_42933" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Leah texts on her Net 10 track phone at the entrance of Golden Gate Park on Stanyan and Haight Street on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Leah currently lives in a hotel on 6th street and has been encouraged by friends to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="The prescription drug Strattera is a common focusing drug used to treat ADHD and is similar to Adderall or Ritalin. Students often use these drugs for late night studying or essay writing. Photo by Maggie Rose Ortins / Special to Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Tom Anderson, a member of South of Market Boys, hands a flower out to a SFPD officer during Saturday's annual St. Patrick's Day parade in San Francisco on March 16, 2013. This is the group's second year handing out flowers. Photo
It has two, sometimes three, protruding teeth that suck energy right out of its host. It's probably around your house, slowly leeching away as you read this. It sounds like something straight out of Twilight. But it’s an environmental issue that needs addressing.
The vampire effect or phantom load is
I wanted to begin my new column with a story about injecting heroin into my penis, but my girlfriend, Nicole, warned me it may be too soon. The audience might not be ready, she reasoned, it was like going for anal on the first date.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Mission street offers an array of wall to wall art. The murals offer significant meaning and history to the Mission District. Tours of the mission murals are offered on the weekends by Precita Eyes Muralists. Photo by Erica Marquez / Xpress"][/caption]
St. Patrick's Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this Irish holiday. As with previous years, this weekend boasts celebrations all over the city for