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Zombie comedy, coming of age and queerness rocks Roxie Theater.

Sam Moore

December 9, 2019

In a vibrant medley of story and emotion that sold out across all six of its programs, the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival ran for the 22nd year this weekend at the Mission District’s Roxie Theater.  Founded in 1997 as the world...

Activists commemorate Alcatraz occupation after 50 years

Sam Moore

December 3, 2019

In an old building on the north end of Alcatraz Island, Alan Harrison recently stood on a small stage over concrete floors where he remembers roller skating as a child. He also remembers the helicopters, he said, sent by the Co...

Novelist, SF State alumnus Ernest J. Gaines dies at 86

Sam Moore

November 19, 2019

Acclaimed novelist Ernest J. Gaines, who graduated from SF State in 1957 and went on to write some of this century’s most celebrated pieces of African American literature, died in his home on Nov. 5. He was 86. His death...

SFPD falls short on reforms

Sam Moore

November 5, 2019

It took three years for the San Francisco Police Department to complete 29 of 272 recommendations that the U.S. Justice Department handed down to them in 2016,  in response to a series of high-profile police shootings and scand...

City divided on mental health services

Sam Moore

November 5, 2019

Two dueling ballot measures that aim to address mental health services for San Francisco’s homeless population may be pitted against each other in the March 2020 election, as city supervisors and Mayor London Breed debate how...

Hall of Justice to close no later than 2021

Sam Moore

October 22, 2019

San Francisco’s Hall of Justice, notorious for its frequent sewage overflows, asbestos-laden walls and — most notably — high chances of crumbling in the event of a large earthquake, will close no later than 2021, Mayor ...

Gorsuch vote may determine if Title VII protections include sexual orientation and gender identity

Sam Moore

October 15, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Oct. 8 on whether Title VII, applies to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the cases Bostock v. Clayton County and R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral...

City fashions racial equity subcommittee

Sam Moore

October 7, 2019

San Francisco this month will launch an Office of Racial Equity to rectify racial disparities in the policies and practices of all city departments. The office will create a city-wide racial equity framework along with individ...

Update on alumnus Brandon Lee

Sam Moore

September 19, 2019

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to support moving an SF State alumnus to San Francisco from the Philippines after he was shot there and left in critical condition. Environmental activist Brandon Lee suffered ...

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