Golden Gate Xpress

Organizers promise a sober Bay to Breakers

Christine Tjandra

May 12, 2011

Bay to Breakers will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 15 with new rules, including a ban on drinking and floats on the course. “Come dressed up in your wackiest costumes, come run, come with nothing at all — but just don’t come dru...

Bay Area atheists counteract Rapture predictions

Christine Tjandra

May 3, 2011

Along Interstate 80 eastbound at Fifth and Harrison streets, a big yellow billboard with black letters screams “The Rapture: You KNOW it’s Nonsense, 2,000 Years of 'Any Day Now.'" The billboard is an American Atheist re...

Controversial sit-lie ordinance begins enforcement

Christine Tjandra

April 12, 2011

Morgan, who goes by the self-styled last name of “Dirty Rotten Pole Cat,” was born the son of a schoolteacher. In adulthood, he pursued formal training to be a cook, but luck turned on him and he had to brace himself on the...

Construction in parking structure for seismic safety

Christine Tjandra

April 12, 2011

Parking lot 20 is currently undergoing construction to build shear walls on levels 1 through 4 of the parking structure. Campus planner Wendy Bloom said the walls are intended to strengthen the building for “seismic safety”...

In Japan, it is once again, man versus nature

Christine Tjandra

April 5, 2011

Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures. But this recent occurrence is different. The...

Explorers race to promote fitness

Christine Tjandra

March 22, 2011

Dressed in sturdy running shoes, jogging pants, and thick sweaters and jackets, the cold rain had no impact on determined runners as they hunted to find mystery items in a competition of will, wit and fitness. Approximately 13...

Group serves up soup to stunt starvation

Christine Tjandra

March 16, 2011

The sweet scent of carrot-ginger soup lingered to tinge the noses of those outside the 16th and Mission BART station. Pots filled with beans, vegetables and soup - all vegan - surrounded the volunteers serving food. “Food,...

Show us what a good diet looks like, First Lady

Christine Tjandra

March 1, 2011

Obesity is a major problem in the United States, and children may be this deadly epidemic's most helpless victims. The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children's health, estim...

Chinese New Year celebration festive despite rain

Christine Tjandra

February 23, 2011

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 the rain, the crowds were much smaller,...

Planned Egypt protest becomes memorial for Egyptian dead

Christine Tjandra

February 14, 2011

  In the wake of President Hosni Mubarak's resignation, approximately 50 demonstrators gathered in front of City Hall to show their support for the Egyptian protestors Saturday. Arabic chants of "Long live Egypt!" rang...

Protesters celebrate Mubarak resignation

Christine Tjandra

February 12, 2011

An initial protest transformed into celebration Friday after former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak resigned from office after 18 days of democratic demonstrations. The ANSWER Coalition’s planned protest at UN Plaza Feb. 11...

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

Christine Tjandra

February 8, 2011

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 with HIV. According to Centers for Disease Control...

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