Golden Gate Xpress

Brandon Lee airlifted back to SF

David Mamaril Horowitz

November 5, 2019

SF State alumnus Brandon Lee followed his heart across the globe nine years ago, leaving behind the comfort and safety of his San Francisco home to advocate for poor farmers in the Ifugao province of the Philippines.  ...

Blackouts continue as state burns

David Mamaril Horowitz

October 29, 2019

PG&E briefs and updates Expect Bay Area power outages for the next decade, according to Utility PG&E chief executive Bill Johnson during a California Public Utilities Commission meeting earlier this month. According to t...

Power outages expected to strike Northern California again

David Mamaril Horowitz

October 22, 2019

Fifteen California counties and 209,000 premises may lose electricity once again on the heels of the largest imposed power outage in state history, the bankrupt utility Pacific Gas and Electric announced the afternoon of Oct. 2...

State hospitals unprepared for the Big One

David Mamaril Horowitz

October 22, 2019

San Francisco’s acute care hospitals have met California’s earthquake safety standards ahead of a 2020 deadline, but a second state safety requirement would cost too much for some hospitals and force them to close by 2030, ...

Nor Cal blackouts leave residents in the dark

David Mamaril Horowitz

October 15, 2019

San Francisco’s investor-owned utility imposed preemptive power outages on 738,000 premises in Northern California last week to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires amid forecasts of strong winds and dry weather. ...

SF Planning tackles a racist history

David Mamaril Horowitz

October 7, 2019

Back in the 50s and 60s in San Francisco, house deeds prevented homeowners from selling houses to people of color, and banks refused to provide home loans to African-Americans.  National laws outlawed these discriminatory...

Vape ban smokes out local businesses

David Mamaril Horowitz

September 20, 2019

San Francisco’s ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes forced one of its last vaping shops to close Sept. 9 after six years in the business. “They regulated me out of business,” said Chris Chin, who previously owned...

New California Laws

David Mamaril Horowitz

September 18, 2019

California's legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's final stamp of approval. The Xpress has covered three. Here’s a distillation of five more. Given Newsom’s signature, SB24 would require public ...

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