19 Sep 2019

Update on alumnus Brandon Lee

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to support moving an SF State alumnus to San Francisco from the Philippines after he was shot there and left in critical

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18 Sep 2019

SF negotiating infrastructure buyout PG&E

San Francisco offered Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) $2.5 billion to purchase its power infrastructure that serves the city. The offer, which was outlined in a Sept. 6 letter

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18 Sep 2019

Rent control bill passes

Fewer than 5% of California cities impose rent control on landlords, but the state legislature approved Wednesday a bill to cap how much they can increase rent each year. Assemblyman

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18 Sep 2019

New California Laws

California’s legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s final stamp of approval. The Xpress has covered three. Here’s a distillation of five more. Given Newsom’s

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16 Sep 2019

68th annual Greek Food Festival to be in the Mission District

The 68th annual Greek Food Festival, hosted by the Annunciation Cathedral, is happening on Friday, Sept. 20 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 22  in the Mission District.  The festival will

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13 Sep 2019

CSU proposes increased math requirement for high schoolers

High school students may need to take an extra year of math coursework to qualify for admission into California State Universities. The proposal will be formally introduced to the Board

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12 Sep 2019

DNC debates requires primary changes

The deadline to qualify for the third round of Democractic primary debates passed on Aug. 27, with 10 candidates making the cut. Among the presidential hopefuls left out was Rep.

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12 Sep 2019

Marijuana’s prohibition, its politics and its historic racists undertones

When it comes to the judicial system, race stands as a sort of systematic barrier for people of color. You can look to examples like the differences in crack vs.

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12 Sep 2019

Finding a thistle in a tidal marsh

While scouring tidal marshes, areas of low land that are flooded during high tide, researchers look into how the Suisun thistle, a once widespread plant species, is now only located

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11 Sep 2019

Impact of planned housing apprised

Housing developers plan to transform one of San Francisco’s last stretches of undeveloped land into a residential neighborhood, but doing so would compromise the surrounding air quality, bicycle safety, flow

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10 Sep 2019

NRA labeled a domestic terrorist group by city leaders

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Sept. 3 to approve a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist group. The resolution asked that San Francisco assess

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10 Sep 2019

State Senate to vote on gig worker bill this week

Scores of independent contractors across the job spectrum appear days away from becoming redefined as employees and securing better work benefits in California. State legislators are set to vote on

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10 Sep 2019

CSU to provide free legal immigration services

California State University announced Aug. 28 a plan to provide free immigration legal services to students and employees.  As part of this plan, attorneys, paralegals and accredited representatives will visit

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09 Sep 2019

Traffic safety measures introduced amid fatalities

Mayor London Breed announced a package of traffic safety projects Aug. 29 aimed at curbing the climbing number of vehicle-related fatalities on San Francisco streets this year. The safety measures,

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03 Sep 2019

Federal agencies issue e-cigarette warning amid ongoing investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against vaping as it investigates at least 215 instances of severe respiratory disease potentially linked to electronic cigarettes. “Youth, young adults,

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03 Sep 2019

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

Chief of Police William Scott delivered a historic apology Aug. 26 to the city’s LGBTQ+ community on behalf of the San Francisco Police Department. “We are here tonight to reflect

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03 Sep 2019

Planning Commission advances overnight parking program

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously advanced a project to provide those living in their vehicles long-term overnight parking, social services and sanitization stations at a lot across from Balboa

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03 Sep 2019

Opponent of homeless shelter looks to voters

The plan to build the largest navigation center in the city on the Embarcadero has once again rankled South Beach residents who’ve opposed the project since its inception. “The city

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