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Woman assaulted in Parkmerced Wednesday night

Vonique Stricklen
March 8, 2012
Filed under News

Police are still searching for the suspect of an assault that occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night. A woman was walking down the 700 block of Gonzalez Drive when she heard footsteps behind her, according to the San Francisco Police Department. As soon as the woman turned around, she felt an arm...

One wounded in Parkmerced shooting

One wounded in Parkmerced shooting

Krissa Stanton
January 20, 2012
Filed under News

A shooting occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night leaving one person injured. The victim was waiting on the 300 block of Arballo Drive for a friend at 9:20 p.m. when an unknown male approached and shot the victim in the leg, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The victim was taken to UCSF Medical Center with non-life threatening inj...

New sports bar in Parkmerced caters to thirsty SF State students

Cailie Skelton
August 22, 2011
Filed under Life

Offering more than just the convenience of a quick drink, Park 77, a new bar that has opened up just blocks away from campus, offers a local, neighborhood feel with patrons varying from SF Statestudents to people who were raised in the surrounding apartments. Located at 77 Cambon Dr. in Parkmerced, ...

Staff Editorial: Parkmerced's unnecessary growth

Xpress Staff
February 15, 2011
Filed under Opinion

What does $1.2 billion buy? Well, over the next few decades, it could potentially buy a complete transformation of the aging Villas Parkmerced development. If the plans go through, Parkmerced, which is already the largest apartment community in San Francisco with 3,221 units, would grow to 8,900 units...

Parkmerced redevelopment plans substantial growth

Devery Sheffer
February 11, 2011
Filed under News

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 residential units while another 1,538 units are to be demolished and t...

UPD investigates sexual assaults

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor
September 23, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, Life

The University Police Department (UPD) received four reports of sexual violence on campus over the course of eight days surrounding the first day of the fall semester — three cases remain unsolved.  In the early hours of Monday, Aug. 26, the first day of class for the fall semester, a student was a...

Campus and neighborhood need better alert systems

Campus and neighborhood need better alert systems

Jailene Escutia and Alexis Manzanilla
March 6, 2019
Filed under Latest, Opinion

After a domestic altercation turned shooting on the evening of Monday, Feb. 25, SF State students remain shaken. The trauma and concern of this event is apparent throughout the student body, many concerned with the University’s lack of an efficient alert system on the night of the shooting. Whil...

MGM Boyz music collective prepares to release rap albums

MGM Boyz music collective prepares to release rap albums

Sarah Niderost
December 18, 2018
Filed under Latest, Life

MGM Boyz, a musical collective of SF State students, originally gained fame from throwing parties in a Parkmerced townhome. Now their music is about to take the spotlight. MGM stands for “mandatory get money.” The members of MGM Boyz are Jacob Shur (Jawaavess), Isaiah Corona (Bluzayy), Kenneth...

Super commuting ‘sacrifice’ takes toll on SF State students

Super commuting ‘sacrifice’ takes toll on SF State students

Maci Martell
November 25, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, Multimedia, News

On an average school day, SF State student Lianna Reich, 25, will leave her home in Healdsburg, California around 7:15 a.m. to embark on her commute. She will take a car, a train and two buses to get to campus, getting there by around 11 a.m. Reich is a junior majoring in English education. She’s also wh...

Parking shortage burdens people living in vehicles

Parking shortage burdens people living in vehicles

Lorenzo Morotti
September 17, 2018
Filed under News

First, they couldn’t find affordable housing. Now they can’t find hassle-free parking. People living out of their vehicles amid San Francisco’s housing crisis are finding it increasingly difficult to park as some neighborhoods push legislation to ban overnight parking. Alex Lane, a 23-year-old...

Ensemble keeps Afro Cuban Jazz alive

Ensemble keeps Afro Cuban Jazz alive

Brandon Lien
November 12, 2017
Filed under Life

The Afro Cuban Jazz Ensemble performed in Knuth Hall at SF State on last Wednesday using rare instruments and vocals to serenate an audience of students and Parkmerced locals. Director John Calloway has been part of this program for 18 years and learned that music will constantly evolve through his...

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

Jose Jimenez
October 30, 2017
Filed under News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing...

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