Parkmerced

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

October 30, 2017 News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing up, Wu knew ...

Early morning fire breaks out at Parkmerced high-rise apartments

September 22, 2017 News

A high-rise in Parkmerced had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out, hospitalizing two people. San Francisco firefighters responded to the call at 125 Cambon Drive at about 5:45 a.m. where they rescued three victims from a blazing seventh-floor apartment. Two of the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, one in ...

Two construction projects set to shake up Holloway

September 20, 2017 1 Comment

  Massive change is on the way for Holloway Avenue as SF State gears up to construct two buildings approved by the CSU Board of Trustees over the summer.  The Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed-Use Project will demolish 46 units of student housing within two separate blocks of University Park South. The demolition will clear the way for a ...

Parkmerced bar shakes shady rep to bring in college students

May 3, 2017 Life

The Park Merced watering hole, known to many as The Lister, has recently undergone a few changes aimed at bringing in more of a crowd from the Parkmerced community, including SF State students. The introduction of live music every second and fourth Thursday of the month has helped create a local college bar atmosphere and ...

Fire in Parkmerced displaces two

December 17, 2016 News

Two people are displaced after a fire caused damage to an apartment complex at 125 Cambon Drive on Friday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD tweeted that the fire was contained within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. Jason Ramirez, an SF State psychology student who lives in the apartment next door ...

Parkmerced Construction To Affect Student Parking

October 1, 2016 News 1 Comment

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance on Tuesday that will vacate streets around SF State to make make way for construction and redevelopment of the Parkmerced area.   Scheduled to start in March 2017, construction will take approximately two years to complete, during which time parking spots and garages near SF ...

Contract terminations of Parkmerced employees, lead to picket lines

April 28, 2015 News

After the recent termination of Parkmerced janitors and handymen, the former staff and their supporters picketed April 23 for the second time in two weeks. When Preferred Building Services replaced Villas Parkmerced Maintenance Management as contractor, 32 employees’ contracts were terminated April 10. Parkmerced residents received an email from management discussing a contractor and staff transition after a ...

Union workers picket due to recent termination of contracts

April 19, 2015 Multimedia News

Picketing with signs that read “Preferred Building Services Save Our Good Jobs,” former janitors and repairpersons protested the termination of their contracts with Villas Parkmerced Wednesday. Led by union organizer Colin O’Leary from United Service Workers West, the picketers marched around Parkmerced’s leasing offices. O’Leary said the protestors will continue to picket until Preferred Building ...

Parkmerced residents gather to discuss housing relocation

November 15, 2014 News 1 Comment

Hundreds of residents living in Parkmerced will be relocated as part of a redevelopment project to add almost 6,000 new housing units to the neighborhood starting next year. The project, approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in May 2011, will add new housing units in Parkmerced, according to the San Francisco Planning Department. ...

Two injured in Parkmerced early morning blaze, cause unknown

February 13, 2014 News

Two people were injured early Thursday morning in a fire that started on the sixth floor of the Parkmerced apartments on Cambon Drive, near SF State. Fire crews responded to the two-alarm fire at 12:22 a.m. and quickly evacuated the high-rise building, according to Lt. Mindy Talmadge, the public information officer. Resident and neighbor Devon Henderson, ...

Students sobered by suicide prevention conference

October 22, 2013 News

The 1,100 backpacks that covered the lawn in front of Malcolm X Plaza last Friday morning brought SF State student Patty Mazariegos to tears. Each bag represents the number of students who commit suicide each year — and she once had suicidal thoughts of her own. “To think that my backpack could be lying here ...

City proposes Muni M-line to run under Parkmerced, extend to Daly City BART

October 1, 2013 News 6 Comments

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) proposed the elimination of parking spaces along 19th Avenue to make room for a new M-Ocean View Muni line that would run underground through Parkmerced, during a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23. Two conceptual designs, revealed by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA), would each run the M-Ocean View line ...