Parkmerced redevelopment plans substantial growth

Devery Sheffer

February 11, 2011

San Francisco’s Planning Commission held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss Parkmerced Investors’ $1.2 billion redevelopment project of the Parkmerced neighborhood. The project includes the construction of 5,679 new r...

Board of Supervisors ban unsolicited Yellow Pages

Jennifer Terman

February 9, 2011

In an attempt to reduce both its ecological footprint and recycling costs, San Francisco is making efforts to curb the dissemination of unwanted phone directories. The Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Feb. 1 to ban the ...

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...

San Francisco Public Library hosts first literary dating event


February 7, 2011

San Francisco Public library was abuzz, not with scholars and students looking for a room to study and research, but with people looking for a mix of literary passion and for the need to socialize. The search for love and friendship...

BART board approves plan for shops at stations

Kelly Goff

February 2, 2011

Uninviting, barren, cement structures are currently the norm for most of the BART system's stations. A new plan recently approved by the BART Board of Directors hopes to change that, bringing new food kiosks and other shops to...

Funding approved for bicycle parking

Brenda Reyes

February 2, 2011

With 16 percent of San Franciscans saying in 2007 that they used a bicycle as a mode of transit at least once a week, new plans to facilitate their use are underway. "In the past four years, the number of people biking has increased...

Panel participates in teach-in to educate about Egyptian uprising

Xpress Staff

February 2, 2011

As millions of Egyptians flooded Tahrir Square in Cairo, SF State faculty and students took part in a teach-in to spread information and promote conversation over the volatile situation. "We are at the junction," Dr. Rabab...

Marchers in Bay Area show support for Egypt uprising

Christine Tjandra

February 1, 2011

With the protests in Egypt to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of the U.S. government, continuing to build momentum, several Bay Area organizations and community members believe the end of Mubarak's rule ...

Changes in store for ASI

Megan Taros

February 1, 2011

The Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors hit the ground running this semester with talk of big change at their first meeting. The board is reviewing its lawspeaker position, which has judiciary and parliamentary duties and also acts as elections commissioner, to ensure the three duties ...

Protesters, supervisor voice concerns about KUSF sale at rally

Jennifer Terman

February 1, 2011

Protesters gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon against the sale of the University of San Francisco's bandwidth for radio station KUSF to the University of Southern California. "They forced everyone out of the ...

Green classes in students' future

Tom Garcia

January 31, 2011

Recently approved general education requirements at SF State promise to better align the campus with its goal of sustainability and educate students on how to live a greener life both in and out of the classroom. Undergrads entering...

Clubs banking procedure set to change

Xpress Staff

January 26, 2011

Between 2008 and 2009, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley allegedly spent more than $20,000 of cheer club funds on personal expenditures. This included food, rent and a trip to Las Vegas, according to court reports. Th...

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