Golden Gate Xpress

Prop C on the ballot

Shelley Wang

October 29, 2019

San Francisco’s consolidated municipal election is coming up Nov. 5 and on the ballot is Proposition C, which if approved would overturn a San Francisco ordinance suspending the sale of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine vapo...

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...

Gators weigh in on election propositions

Lance Tisuela

October 29, 2019

More young people are voting now than four years ago, mainly due to year-round voting initiatives on college campuses. The National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement, conducted by the Institute for Democracy & Hig...

Student fatally shot off campus

Diego Felix

October 29, 2019

SF State President Lynn Mahoney sent out an email notification to students Friday afternoon stating that a student passed away Thursday evening.  “I write to share tragic news that an SF State student was shot Thursday aft...

Students gain culinary and restaurant management experience

Felicia Hyde

October 29, 2019

Soft jazz faintly hit diners’ ears as the restaurant staff gently placed cutlery on napkins around the Vista Room on SF State’s campus on early Monday afternoon. Conversations between the head chef and cooks accompanied t...

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...

Late goal surges Gators to fifth seed

Jesse Gomez

October 22, 2019

The gators poured on the pressure in the second half to beat the visiting Cal State East Bay Pioneers 2-1 on Sunday afternoon — capping off a perfect weekend on their home field. The win improves the Gators (8-3/5-2 CCAA) ...

Queer students of color win at film festival

MJ Johnson

October 22, 2019

Claire Weeks-Young bit her lip in confusion. It was her first time operating a camera and she had no other choice but to press on. Time was running out.  Claire Weeks-Young sets up the camera while shooting “To You...

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 ...

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