Golden Gate Xpress

Novelist, SF State alumnus Ernest J. Gaines dies at 86

Sam Moore

November 19, 2019

Acclaimed novelist Ernest J. Gaines, who graduated from SF State in 1957 and went on to write some of this century’s most celebrated pieces of African American literature, died in his home on Nov. 5. He was 86. His death...

Update on alumnus Brandon Lee

Sam Moore

September 19, 2019

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to support moving an SF State alumnus to San Francisco from the Philippines after he was shot there and left in critical condition. Environmental activist Brandon Lee suffered ...

Xpress, extended community mourns loss of former sports editor

Carly Wipf

May 21, 2019

Journalism major and former Golden Gate Xpress sports editor Thomas De Alba stands for a graduation portrait in the Class of 2016. (Courtesy of Michael De Alba/ Golden Gate Xpress).   Family and friends are celebrating...

Gary Austin, SF State alumnus and comedic mentor, dies at 75

Kana Yasuda

April 7, 2017

SF State alumnus Gary Austin, whose work inspired comedians such as Helen Hunt, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, died on April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 75 after losing a battle with cancer, according...

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