29 Aug 2017

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams*** BERKELEY, Calif. —  Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of

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29 Aug 2017

United Against Hate stands together for peace, love and compassion

The first of this weekend’s counter-rallies took place last Friday at Civic Center, where around 400 counter-protesters held “#UniteAgainstHate” signs and Mayor Ed Lee, along with a diverse set of

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27 Aug 2017

Intermittent violence breaks out amongst peaceful protests at MLK park

Violent outbursts marked a tense day of demonstrations today in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park as police grappled with controlling the crowd and keeping the peace. Counter-protesters jumped

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26 Aug 2017

Counter-protesters claim victory in Alamo Square Park

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** The canceled press conference by the right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, turned into a victory rally for counter-protestors today after

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25 Aug 2017

Far right cancels back-to-back protests

This weekend’s controversial far-right protests, slated to be held on both ends of the Bay, have been canceled—each citing violence for the sudden change of plans. The city-stopping “Freedom Rally,”

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18 May 2017

Bay Area students work together to study Oakland lead levels

SF State biology students are teaming up with high school students in East Oakland to test the amounts of lead in their community using samples of dust, paint, water and

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17 May 2017

Crossways pose threat to SF State students

Traffic accidents killed three people in San Francisco between April 28 and May 1. One victim, Meda Hacopian, 77, was killed while crossing Lake Merced Boulevard at Font Boulevard, the

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16 May 2017

SF State graduate student identified as Treasure Island homicide victim

The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student. He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his

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10 May 2017

Remembering Chinese exclusion leads to call for American inclusion

The Chinese for Affirmative Action organization housed a rally at Portsmouth Square Saturday to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and to protest the recent travel ban

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02 May 2017

May Day in Oakland draws renewed support in times of Trump

Thousands marched in May Day demonstrations in Oakland bringing renewed vigor to a day of protest with recently flagging numbers. An estimated 2,000-3,000 protesters rallied outside Fruitvale Village before marching

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02 May 2017

The Paleta Man: symbol of unity at ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ rally

At the foot of San Francisco City Hall, “A Day Without Immigrants” marchers, activists and allies rallied around an unconventional symbol for immigrant worker rights: the paleta man. Just before

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02 May 2017

Immigrants and workers side-by-side at SF May Day march

SF State students and staff troubled by the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrant workers’ rights participated in San Francisco’s May Day march to Civic Center. May Day, also known as

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26 Apr 2017

SF judge declares Trump executive order unconstitutional

A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive

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22 Apr 2017

Power outage leaves 90,000 San Francisco residents without power

A power substation at Pacific Gas & Electric prompted an outage in San Francisco, shutting down traffic lights, cable cars, Muni service and BART on Friday leaving around 90,000 utility

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19 Apr 2017

City to host first “City-permitted” 420 celebration

Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Eaze doesn’t plan on making its service available for recreational users at all, and that Miller directly drove for Eaze. San Francisco

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18 Apr 2017

Patriot’s Day Rally turns violent

A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday April 15, 2017 as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther

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17 Apr 2017

Another violent battle sets off in Berkeley at Patriots Day rally

Correction: A previous version of the article referred to the anarchist website “It’s Going Down” as an Antifa website.   A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday

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16 Apr 2017

Tax March protesters demand to see Trump’s tax returns

Thousands of marchers across the U.S. took to the streets demanding Trump release his tax returns to reveal business ties and potential conflicts of interest. Marches took place in nearly

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06 Apr 2017

Republicans invoke “nuclear option,” move closer to Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation

Senate Republicans bypassed a Democratic filibuster to proceed to a final confirmation vote for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch in an unprecedented decision to change the rules of Supreme Court confirmations.

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08 Mar 2017

City Hall plans to create transgender district

Supervisor Jane Kim stood on the steps of City Hall in early February and introduced legislation to transform a six-block stretch in the San Francisco Tenderloin into the nation’s first

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08 Mar 2017

Women’s March organization holds Day Without Women rally

The San Francisco Women’s March organization will be holding a Day Without a Woman rally on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon, where the group

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05 Mar 2017

Trump derails Caltrain’s electrification budget

Trump is threatening to derail Caltrain’s 2-year-old project to create an electrical train corridor from San Francisco to San Jose, as the fight for California’s future rail system continues. Trump’s

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02 Mar 2017

Undocumented students struggling to keep the dream alive

Three SF State students came to the U.S. as children and all benefit from state and federal programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the California Dream Act

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02 Mar 2017

California has more hate groups than Alabama, Arkansas, South Carolina & Mississippi combined

California ranks highest in the U.S. for having the most organized hate groups, according to a recently released report. The annual study, known as the “Intelligence Report,” was authored by

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28 Feb 2017

SF bomb threat continues anti-Semitic trend

A bomb threat was made against the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco, adding California to the list of 11 other states that responded to threats at Jewish schools and community

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16 Feb 2017

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge

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16 Feb 2017

Constituents express shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the Democratic Party

California representative Jackie Speier held a public forum, “A Conversation About America,” at San Francisco’s Lowell High School, where she addressed community members and their concerns about the future under

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08 Feb 2017

SF makes city college free for residents

San Francisco will be the first U.S. city to provide free community college to its residents next fall. Mayor Ed Lee’s announcement came after months of uncertainty about the passed

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03 Feb 2017

San Francisco police stand with city against Trump

San Francisco Police suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night. The separation of the SFPD from the FBI ends a 10-year relationship, though a suspension is not

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27 Jan 2017

Immigration agents search Mission District home for suspect

Correction: An earlier version of this article neglected to attribute each quote as part of the original SF Examiner article referenced in the first sentence. Attributions have since been added.

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21 Jan 2017

Thousands join multiple anti-Trump protests down Market Street

Thousands of protesters flooded Market Street in opposition as Trump was sworn as the 45th President of the United States Friday morning. Protests took place throughout the day, the largest

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20 Jan 2017

Trump inaugurated and protests break out

On a rainy day in Washington D.C. at 12 p.m., Donald J. Trump was sworn in at the steps of the Capitol Building as the 45th president of the United

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13 Nov 2016

Voting system questioned in wake of close election

Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election but millions of people aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept that fact just yet. Many are demanding changes to

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23 May 2015

SF State’s 114th Commencement Ceremony at AT&T Park

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13 May 2015

Police investigate reported suspicious package near SF State

The San Francisco Police Department responded to reports of a suspicious package in a neighborhood near 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday night. Police tape blocked traffic and prevented pedestrians from entering

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