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November Ballot Breakdown

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor

October 29, 2019

The following is a distillation of the six local ballot measures that will appear on the upcoming ballot for the Nov. 5 election, sourced primarily from the text of the measures.   Proposition A: San Francisco Bond...

Kincade fire blazes on

MJ Johnson

October 29, 2019

Fire engulfs a farm next to Chalk Hill Road near Windsor, Calif on Oct 27. (Will Wendelman / Golden Gate Xpress) The blaze of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, which started Wednesday night, grew to a whopping 66,231 acres and led to mass evacuations of the surrounding area...

Kincade Fire worsens, some refuse to leave

Wilson Gomez

October 29, 2019

Firefighters from Palo Alto Engine Co. 65 fight to save a farm on Chalk Hill Road, near Windsor Calif. Oct 27. (Photo by William Wendelman / Golden Gate Xpress) As wind speeds in Northern California intensified Sunday, firefighters across the state made an effort to save the ci...

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, ...

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 ...

Newsom hits snooze on school start time

Diego Felix

October 22, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 328 into law on Oct.13, making California the first state in the country to require later class times for middle and high school students.  Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the earliest st...

La Cocina Brings the Kitchen Outside

Lance Tisuela

October 15, 2019

Hundreds of people gathered Oct. 12 at Potrero Power Station for the 10th annual La Cocina Street Food Festival. The festival pushed for equity among women, people of color and immigrants in the restaurant industry. More than ...

A guide to safer Bay Area cycling

Corey Browning

October 15, 2019

Though San Francisco has made great strides in its effort to be bicycle friendly, pedaling through the cities congested streets, dodging Lyfts and Ubers, suffering up steep hills, all while avoiding getting your tires caught in MU...

Some new laws from Newsom

Xpress Staff

October 15, 2019

California's legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's final stamp of approval. His deadline was Sunday. Xpress has covered several. Here’s a distillation of five more.  Spurred ...

Newsom signs campus abortion pill bill

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor

October 15, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom mandated that all University of California and California State University campuses provide medical abortion pills to students by 2023.  The law will provide students on-campus medical abortions through ...

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. ...

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