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Peter Gentile, who is a bartender at Martuni’s, said that the SF Queer Night life is nonexistent now. “Well, I can speak for Martuni’s. I can’t speak for everybody, but what’s it like now? It’s nothing. We’re nothing. There’s no nightlife. We’re not taking nearly enough money, and there’s no community, which is what Martuni’s had because we are a piano bar.” (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

San Francisco’s queer nightlife grasps for a return to normalcy

Omar Morales, Contributing Staff March 9, 2021

Esta Noche, Trocerdo Transfer, Lexington, Universe, Pendulum — uttering these names of shuttered venues among queer circles in San Francisco is to uncan the history of a storied nightlife that began...

A rally in solidarity for Standing Rock at City Hall on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016. (Xpress/Brenna Cruz)

Students join NoDAPL protest in downtown San Francisco

Kevin Vega November 15, 2016

Picket signs and burning sage filled downtown San Francisco as students and community members gathered in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday,...

Mark Dreger (left) and Janice Li (right) taking biking to the first stop of prospective sites concerning cycling traffic by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Transportation experts meet with community to refocus 19th Avenue project on bicycle friendliness

Timothy Smith November 2, 2014

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency and local bicyclists came together Saturday to reimagine a more bike-friendly transportation corridor for 19th Avenue. Representatives from the SFMTA invited...

Transit agency proposes 19th Avenue subway option, station at SF State campus

Michael Barba April 8, 2014

The San Francisco County Transit Agency (SFCTA) recommended Monday in a feasibility study that transportation planners opt for a longer subway from Ocean Avenue near St. Francis Circle to SF State, rather...

“Be Nice, Look Twice” isn’t as nice as M-Ocean View line going underground

Kyle Da Silva April 8, 2014

Twenty-one pedestrians were hit and killed last year in San Francisco and Mayor Ed Lee’s “Be Nice, Look Twice” Campaign is among the most useless things he’s done during his time in office. People...

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

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

Ida Mojadad October 1, 2013

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...

Four-alarm fire in West Portal now contained

Cristina Ramos October 12, 2012

Update 10:54 a.m.: Service has been fully restored to all lines according to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority. A fire in West Portal that was reported at 4:40 a.m. is now contained,...

An American flag burns outside the home of Walnut Creek's Mayor, in Walnut Creek, Calif. on June 17, 2020. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

2020 in Visuals

December 14, 2020


Norma R. Salcedo in her cap and sarape style sash on the lawn across the J. Paul Leonard Library celebrating her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the Graduate College of Education (GCOE) at San Francisco State University.

Dream Resource coordinator leaves SF State

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter May 20, 2020

Student Services Professional, or as she was best known the Dream Resource Center coordinator, Norma Rosa Salcedo, 31, had to convey a genuinely deep farewell in the form of an email during this quarantine...

Rev. Michael Yoshii (right), a human rights activist, speaks to a group as Asian American studies professors Francis Wong (left) and Wesley Ueunten (center) listen on during Day of Rememberance, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Internment camp victims honored in Garden of Remembrance

Sahar Swaleh February 26, 2019

Students, professors, activists and those standing in solidarity with the Japanese-American community gathered Feb. 19 for the 40th anniversary of the Bay Area’s first Day of Remembrance, honoring the...

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

Monserrath Arreola November 3, 2018

Nearing the end of his North American ‘Bloom’ tour, Troye Sivan dazzled during his first of two sold-out shows at the Masonic Auditorium. “When I was recording ‘Bloom,’ I would always think of...

James Paul Garrett reads an old newspaper about the first black college president while he waits for the 50th anniversary panel, discussing the first SF State Black Student Union at the African American Museum and Library in Oakland on Saturday, Sept. 15. (Lindsey Moore/Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State alumni reminisce over founding first ever Black Student Union

Sylvie Sturm September 27, 2018

The 1968 SF State student-led strike holds tremendous historic significance as the first — and longest — in a wave of campus-wide strikes across the nation during that era of protest. For many...

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