06 Mar 2011

Community leaders blame budget cuts for rise in Mission violence

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

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02 Mar 2011

Follow [X]Press for the latest updates from students, educators, organizers and protesters during Day of Action

Real-time Tweets (including photos and video) from students, educators, organizers and protesters defending eduction in the Bay Area for #March2 #DayofAction. [<a href=”http://storify.com/xpressnews/dayaofaactiona” target=”blank”>View the story “Day of Action on

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01 Mar 2011

SFPD one step closer to carrying Tasers

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

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24 Feb 2011

SFPD receives approval to research less-lethal weapons

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

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23 Feb 2011

Chinese New Year celebration festive despite rain

Staff photographers 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

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22 Feb 2011

Grant funds initial research for SF renewable energy plan

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

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22 Feb 2011

Leash ban could hold dogs back

Some San Francisco residents might find it difficult to imagine places like Fort Funston and Ocean Beach without dogs running freely along the coastline. But that vision may change if

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15 Feb 2011

SLIDESHOW: Feathers fly at fluffy fight

[X]press photo staff 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

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15 Feb 2011

Stow Lake set for upgrade

The tranquil waters of the Golden Gate Park landmark Stow Lake will undergo changes after a new concession lease for its neighboring boathouse goes into effect in mid-March. New tables,

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15 Feb 2011

Castro 'Honor Walk' to pay tribute to LGBT icons

People touring the Castro district will soon have more than its iconic flag to photograph as the development of the San Francisco Rainbow Honor Walk – a proposed collection of

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15 Feb 2011

Bike ballet gets boisterous in Bayview

What do you get when you take a group of charismatic women that mixes funky dance moves with daring stunts on bikes? The answer: the Bay Area Derailleurs bike dance

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14 Feb 2011

Planned Egypt protest becomes memorial for Egyptian dead

Going forward with a planned demonstration in support of the Egyptian uprising on Saturday, gatherers instead turned the event into a memorial to honor those slain during the country’s 18 days of protest.

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10 Feb 2011

Bicycling group brings second monthly event to city

A different type of party rolled into San Francisco Friday wheeling in enthusiasm and support for the bicycle culture. San Francisco Bike Party, a co-op organization, invites people of all

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09 Feb 2011

Board of Supervisors ban unsolicited Yellow Pages

In an attempt to reduce both its ecological footprint and recycling costs, San Francisco is making efforts to curb the dissemination of unwanted phone directories. The Board of Supervisors approved

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08 Feb 2011

Bottom of the Hill hosts third annual Heavy Metal Chili Cook-off and Stuporbowl Party

Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like eating a bowl full of cow heart chili while surrounded by people yelling for their favorite football team in a blur of gold, green

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08 Feb 2011

Restaurant Review: French soul food spices up Civic Center

Soul food is neither fancy nor utterly complex. It’s not cooked with utmost precision, nor is it commonly made under perfect conditions with the finest and rarest ingredients. And frankly,

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08 Feb 2011

Activists host vigil to bring awareness to HIV in the Black commmunity

Local activists gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday for a candlelight vigil and march in an effort to raise awareness of the large numbers of black Americans infected

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08 Feb 2011

SFPD considers stun gun requirement

The San Francisco Police Department has recently been involved in three incidents that have called into question their use of firearms. The latest of which included an officer-involved shooting in

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07 Feb 2011

City and experts afraid Ocean Beach will erode to highway, damage structures

On any given day, upwards of 50 people wander the shores of Ocean Beach, enjoying the scenery. But if erosion continues at its current rate, these views may drastically change. This

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07 Feb 2011

Developmentally disabled given opportunity to showcase work

The 57th Street Gallery in Oakland opened its doors for a night of diverse artists and incomparable pieces crafted by the clients of East Bay Innovations, a San Leandro-based non-profit

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02 Feb 2011

BART board approves plan for shops at stations

Uninviting, barren, cement structures are currently the norm for most of the BART system’s stations. A new plan recently approved by the BART Board of Directors hopes to change that,

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02 Feb 2011

Funding approved for bicycle parking

With 16 percent of San Franciscans saying in 2007 that they used a bicycle as a mode of transit at least once a week, new plans to facilitate their use

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01 Feb 2011

Marchers in Bay Area show support for Egypt uprising

With the protests in Egypt to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of the U.S. government, continuing to build momentum, several Bay Area organizations and community members believe the

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01 Feb 2011

Homeless count an inexact science

San Francisco conducted its citywide homeless count on Jan. 27 in an attempt to document any change from the 6,514 estimated homeless citizens tallied in 2009. Executive director for the Coalition

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01 Feb 2011

Protesters, supervisor voice concerns about KUSF sale at rally

Protesters gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon against the sale of the University of San Francisco’s bandwidth for radio station KUSF to the University of Southern California. “They

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25 Jan 2011

New museum highlights GLBT history

Pieces of lockers from an old bathhouse, a vast collection of matchbooks from gay bars, a flashy sequined dress, and a display of various sex toys in all shapes and

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22 Jan 2011

Anti-abortion supporters rally thousands in San Francisco

Thousands of anti-abortion and abortion rights advocates flooded The Embarcadero’s Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday for the seventh annual Walk for Life West Coast. The rally occurred amidst heightened attention over

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22 Jan 2011

Edwin Lee voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco

Following a months-long stand off between progressives and moderates on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Edwin Lee was unanimously voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco on Jan. 11.

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19 Jan 2011

Cheer coach may "resolve" case Feb. 15

Ashlee Nicole Haley, the former SF State cheer coach, charged with multiple felonies including grand theft, made her appearance in San Francisco Superior Court today for a pre-hearing conference at

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12 Dec 2010

LGBT activists protest UN vote to execute gays

A group of LGBT supporters and activists gathered at the United Nations Plaza in downtown San Francisco Dec. 11 to condemn the international organization’s mid-November vote to exclude gays from

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