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UC Berkeley students occupy Tolman Hall, two arrested

Megan Taros
September 22, 2011
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Protesters at UC Berkeley occupied Tolman Hall today as part of a protest against the UC system's recent decision to hike tuition, put on by a student-led group Students Against the Cuts Coalition. At around 1:20 p.m., protesters, who began their march around campus starting at Sproul Plaza attempted to enter Tolman ...

Potential suicide barrier for Golden Gate Bridge still under political, financial debate

Potential suicide barrier for Golden Gate Bridge still under political, financial debate

Lisa Carmack
September 21, 2011
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Though many are familiar with the landmark, few people know that the Golden Gate bridge has been the final destination of almost 2,000 people who ended their lives after grappling with mental illness. “The degree of attempts is rather astonishing,” said John Bateson, executive director of the C...

Family fights to keep hope alive in search for missing SF State alumna

Juan De Anda
August 23, 2011
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UPDATE:  Suspect Giselle Esteban appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today on the charge of murdering nursing student Michelle Le, but Judge Gary Picetti ordered Esteban to return Sept. 28 to finalize her defense representation. Esteban was arrested two weeks ago in her Union City home altho...

Bay to Breakers unites athletes and partiers

Godofredo Vasquez
May 17, 2011
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Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15. The 12K race hosted two types of crowds: the serious runners and those there for the famed costume aspect of the event. Headlining the more conventional portion of the footrace was Moroccan Ridouane ...

Officer assaulted while enforcing smoking regulations

Gil Riego Jr.
April 11, 2011
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At approximately 3 p.m. today, a campus police officer was assaulted while attempting to give a smoker a citation, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. SF State Station Cafe employee Aguirre Araceli witnessed the alleged assault and described the situation as "brutal." Griffin states that both the officer and suspect, who is neithe...

Former cheer coach pleads guilty to embezzlement

Megan Taros
March 8, 2011
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After nearly six months of court appearances, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley pled guilty to one count of embezzlement Monday. The prosecution recommended to Judge Jeff Ross that Haley be sentenced to three years probation with credit for time served, 200 hours of community service, a...

Staff Editorial: Tasers – Use with care

Xpress Staff
February 10, 2011
Filed under Opinion

When a police officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, they swear to have the courage to hold themselves accountable for their actions. But with such incidents as last month when an agitated man allegedly stabbed a San Francisco officer and was almost immediately shot in the groin, it is becoming...

SFPD considers stun gun requirement

Brenda Reyes
February 8, 2011
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The San Francisco Police Department has recently been involved in three incidents that have called into question their use of firearms. The latest of which included an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco occurred Jan. 4 when police shot a man in a wheelchair who had been vandalizing city vehicles and attacked an officer ...

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