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Discover in December: Undiscovered SF’s Holiday Market

Felicia Hyde

December 15, 2019

Undiscovered SF will host their annual Holiday Market and last event of 2019 on Sunday, Dec. 8 in SOMA Pilipinas, the South of Market hub for the Filipino community. Vendors and artists will be accompanied by live entertainment a...

Howard Zinn Book Fair celebrates 6th anniversary

Shelley Wang

December 13, 2019

On Dec. 8 the Howard Zinn Book Fair celebrated its sixth-annual event at the City College of San Francisco  Mission campus. Every year they abide by a theme that influences the work and panel discussions during the fair. This y...

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...

SF to vote on vacant storefront tax

Corey Browning

December 3, 2019

As San Francisco’s tech economy booms, brick and mortar retailers are struggling to stay afloat, and popular shopping corridors are becoming filled with storefront vacancies.  “Every block has at least one and usually...

Discover the Filipino Night Market

Felicia Hyde & Briana Battle

December 2, 2019

Faint aromas of sizzling sisig, adobo and sweet ube ice cream graced attendees noses as they entered Stevenson Street between 6th and 7th streets. Tables to the left and right showcased a mixture of modern and traditional Filipin...

Universal mental health care proposed to cover SF Residents

Shelley Wang

November 19, 2019

Following months of negotiating and opposing the idea, Mayor London Breed on Nov. 12 announced her support and co-sponsorship of legislation that aims to reform San Francisco’s mental health care system. The bill, dubbed Mental Healt...

Supervisor proposes first public bank in SF

Eliza Flynn

November 19, 2019

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer proposed that San Francisco creates a task force to oversee the formation of a citywide public bank to help fund projects that benefit the public and address local issues. The “Public Bank Planning T...

DACA students join nationwide walkout

MJ Johnson

November 19, 2019

The conservative majority U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Nov.12 on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their intentions to shut it down. Undocumented students on SF State’s campus organized a walkout to ...

BART riders should be allowed to eat on trains

Arianne Arciaga

November 19, 2019

On Nov. 4, Steve Foster was handcuffed at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Bay Area Rapid Transit Station by police officer David McCormick after eating a sandwich on the station platform. Foster was not arrested, accor...

More than half of SF families are financially insecure

Shelley Wang

November 19, 2019

More than half of San Francisco’s families are financially insecure even though households average $110,816 annually, according to a Nov. 6 report. Forty-seven percent of families in San Francisco — about 168,000 households — had...

SF State alumna stars in Tony winning musical ‘Gypsy’

Sahar Swaleh

November 12, 2019

After weeks of rehearsals and preparation, SF State alumna Elaine Jennings starred as Tessie Tura/Miss Cratchitt in the Tony Award-winning musical “Gypsy” on opening night Nov. 9 at the Alcazar Theatre. The Alcazar, a nonprofit thea...

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