03 Sep 2019

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

Chief of Police William Scott delivered a historic apology Aug. 26 to the city’s LGBTQ+ community on behalf of the San Francisco Police Department. “We are here tonight to reflect

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28 Aug 2019

Photo series provides snapshot of San Francisco queer identities

Sonia Nicklès rolled up to photographer Lauren Tabak’s house on a $5 skateboard she bought in the Castro, decorated with stickers of gay icons like pro skater Brian Anderson. Soon

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28 Aug 2019

San Francisco files joint lawsuit over Donald Trump’s newest anti-immigration policy

Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco sued the Department of Homeland Security on Aug. 13 over a federal rule broadening what public benefits can be considered grounds

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15 May 2019

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a vote on May 14 banning facial recognition legislation, which supporters say shields the public from having their privacy violated by mass surveillance.

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10 Apr 2019

San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade 2019

San Francisco’s held one of the largest Chinese New Year Festival nationwide on Saturday Feb. 23 where thousands of families headed towards Market and Second Streets to celebrate the year

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29 Mar 2019

San Francisco welcomes Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to Fort Mason

Thousands of people gathered at Fort Mason on March 24 to hear Sen. Bernie Sanders speak about his second bid as a presidential candidate. Sanders wasted no time sharing his

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21 Mar 2019

San Francisco rent is highest in the country

San Francisco has the highest rent in the nation, beating New York by more than $800 for a one-bedroom rental, according to the rental app Zumper. Every year rent has

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19 Dec 2018

Cookies Christmas Concert comes to San Francisco with special guest, Gucci Mane

San Francisco native, Gilbert Milam Jr., better known by his rapper name, Berner, will have his annual Cookies Christmas concert in the Warfield in San Francisco this Saturday Dec. 22.

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17 Nov 2018

KYLE’s first world tour lands in San Francisco

Bay Area Super Duper KYLE fans took a trip to the moon during the 25-year-old’s latest world tour “Lightspeed” at The Warfield theater Friday, Nov. 16. The “iSpy” breakout artist

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12 Oct 2018

San Francisco hosts Fleet Week

The howl of jet engines hissed as the Blue Angels sped over San Francisco. The smell of bacon-wrapped hot dogs filled the air as an F-18 Hornet flew overhead, wings

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12 Oct 2018

San Francisco public art ordinance puts more women on pedestals

San Francisco is well known for its remarkable public art, but out of the city’s 87 public statues, just three represent women, according to Smithsonian News. Back in 2017, then-City

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10 Oct 2018

San Francisco celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day as a formal holiday for the first time

As the stigma around Columbus Day has changed over the course of some years, people have been quick to highlight the atrocious acts of Christopher Columbus, which includes rape, genocide

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08 Oct 2018

San Francisco Politics 101 aims to educate community on local government

An article on the event hosted by the United Democrats Club in San Francisco about their event SF Politics 101

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03 Oct 2018

Downtown San Francisco’s Minna Gallery celebrates it’s 25th anniversary

San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at 111 Minna St. on Friday, Oct. 5 with an art exhibition featuring more than 40 talented artists from

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02 Oct 2018

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair reinforces consent

Under the fierce sun of the last Sunday of September, skin-tight black latex, leather bondage and stark nudity dominated Folsom Street in the SOMA district of San Francisco, with the

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25 Sep 2018

Basic hygiene products give hope to homeless in San Francisco

Imagine not being able to shower, brush your teeth or have menstrual products for days or even weeks. There’s an ongoing issue with the lack of hygiene products available to

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16 Sep 2018

Global Climate Action Summit begins in downtown San Francisco

A brief on the Global Climate Action Summit that’s going to start tomorrow (9/12) in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

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18 Apr 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival April 14-22, Japantown, San Francisco

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18 Apr 2018

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

Sago is a semi-sweet dessert that can be eaten cold or warmed up, making it a perfect selection for any weather. Throughout San Francisco, small Asian cafes harbor the delicious

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11 Apr 2018

New York artist dazzles San Francisco

Stream lights flicker and euphoria floods the air at the Great American Music Hall as swarms of people crowd the stage awaiting the arrival of the featured artist, Morgan Saint,

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13 Feb 2018

San Francisco’s higher taxes on cannabis

Adult use of cannabis is legal in California because of Proposition 64, which means anyone over the age of 21 can now purchase marijuana for recreational use, at a cost.

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12 Dec 2017

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65. SF Gate reported Lee suffered a heart attack around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the

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28 Sep 2017

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

In 1956, there were tales of all-night parties and free love radiating from the streets of San Francisco. Artists, poets, writers and musicians from around the country were drawn to

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01 Sep 2017

Smoke seen billowing out of Russian consulate’s chimney in San Francisco

***Additional reporting by Travis Wesley*** Black smoke was seen coming out of the chimney of the Russian consulate in San Francisco earlier today, a day after the Trump administration directed

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29 Aug 2017

San Francisco comes together for a day of peaceful counter-protests

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** What many anticipated to turn into a violent clash between right-wingers and their opposition morphed into a day of

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17 May 2017

San Francisco housing costs deter graduates from staying local

With the school year coming to an end, graduating students have a lot more on their plate than just finals and assignments. Housing and the rising cost of living in

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22 Apr 2017

Power outage leaves 90,000 San Francisco residents without power

A power substation at Pacific Gas & Electric prompted an outage in San Francisco, shutting down traffic lights, cable cars, Muni service and BART on Friday leaving around 90,000 utility

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21 Feb 2017

Film “Towards Zero Textile Waste” hones in on San Francisco’s waste problem

The Apparel Design & Merchandising department sponsored a film viewing last week with the intention of opening people’s eyes to the rising problem of textile waste. The film, “Towards Zero

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16 Feb 2017

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge

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15 Feb 2017

San Francisco blows off steam at 12th annual Valentine’s Day pillow fight

Daisy Nava, an 18-year-old biology major at SF State, sat in Justin Herman Plaza waiting for the 12th annual Valentine’s Day Great San Francisco Pillow Fight to begin. A crowd

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03 Feb 2017

San Francisco police stand with city against Trump

San Francisco Police suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night. The separation of the SFPD from the FBI ends a 10-year relationship, though a suspension is not

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27 Jan 2017

San Francisco carries on protests against North Dakota Pipeline

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17 Dec 2016

San Francisco students and educators rally against Trump

Students and educators from different schools throughout San Francisco gathered on Friday afternoon at the Civic Center Plaza for a walkout, rally and march “to end Trump’s regime,” according to

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15 Nov 2016

Students join NoDAPL protest in downtown San Francisco

Picket signs and burning sage filled downtown San Francisco as students and community members gathered in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the North Dakota Access Pipeline on

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02 Nov 2016

Abby Wambach stops in San Francisco on national book tour

CORRECTION:  A previous version of this article failed to mention that Wambach is now retired. The previous version also misstated Wambach’s first name as “Amy.” Retired professional soccer player Abby Wambach

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24 May 2016

Student-run fashion show slays downtown San Francisco

Nearly 500 people gathered to watch student designs grace the catwalk at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria, Thursday, April 28, for “Runway 2016: Emerge,” SF State’s 21st annual spring

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