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Bay Area street art scene burgeons in response to social upheaval

Street art in Clarion Alley, in Mission neighborhood (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress/San Francisco, Calif. June 24, 2020)

Erica Gray
August 4, 2020
Filed under Protests

The image of a decomposing pig with a police officer's cap is plastered on an abandoned shop store sign that rests adjacent to U.S. Highway 101. The letters 'ACAB' are written in freshly-sprayed black ink beneath it, and in the periphery stands the half-shadow of St. Mary's Cathedral. San Francisco street...

Bay Area libraries tackle racial equity

The Sunset Branch of the San Francisco public library.

Chris Ramirez and Anne Caroline Lima
July 29, 2020
Filed under City

Public libraries are providing public resources and services as social unrest, petitions and donation funds amplify the fight against systemic racism and police brutality toward Black individuals. Committing itself to racial equity, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) released a statement in June announcing its solidarity with Black Lives Matter (BL...

Bay Area residents experiencing mental distress in wake of illegal fireworks

A TNT firework stand in Sacramento, Calif.  on July 3, 2020. (James Wyatt / Golden Gate Xpress)

Joseph High
July 4, 2020
Filed under City

SF State alumna Bre Washington moved to El Sobrante, a small town in the East Bay, last year to live somewhere idyllic. However, a non-stop wave of fireworks since late May has stopped her from enjoying peace in the house she shares with friends and her dog, Flacko.  “My mental health has gone down the hill f...

Bay Area poet discusses bisexual erasure and the struggles of self-publication

(Kristen Pizzo / Courtesy photo for publish with Golden Gate Xpress)

Erica Gray
June 30, 2020
Filed under A&E

As Kristen Pizzo, a Bay Area poet, and her best friend, Brett Iscovitz, broke a sweat over spicy Indian cuisine on a spring evening in 2019, they discussed a play they were both partaking in, “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler. After finishing their meal that night, the topic of discussion quickly transiti...

The movement stands strong as protests continue in the Bay Area

Protestors gather in front of SFPD Central District Police Station. (Cierra Quintana / Golden Gate Xpress)

Cierra Quintana, Staff reporter
June 10, 2020
Filed under City, Protests

Although the day is new, the Black Lives Matter movement is still as active as ever and their goal remains steadfast. Protestors have flocked the streets of the Bay Area demanding justice in response to the killing of George Floyd and other countless lives. Abigail Tuning, an SF State student,...

Bay Area counties issue shelter in place for three weeks

Bay Area counties  issue shelter in place for three weeks

Catherine Stites, City/Online Editor
March 16, 2020
Filed under City, Coronavirus

Mayor London Breed announced the new public health order that will require San Franciscans to remain at home with exceptions for essential outings starting at 12:01 a.m, Tuesday March 17th. Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax emphasized that the response to COVID-19 has always been grounded in data, s...

Bay Area Musicals casts SF State alum for “THE FULL MONTY”

Pauli N. Amornkul as

Whitney Papalii, City Editor
February 19, 2020
Filed under A&E

Applause and cheers filled the Victoria Theatre as the musical cast of “The Full Monty” took their first final curtain bow of the year. One of the cast members included Desiree Juanes who made her musical debut with the theater company playing the character “Pam Lukowski.” The 2 ho...

Bernie Sanders appeals to Bay Area residents in campaign rally

Illustration by Siobhán Eagen

Catherine Stites, City/Online Editor
February 17, 2020
Filed under City

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came to Richmond Monday for a Bernie Get Out the Vote Rally. Prior to Sanders speaking, local activists energized the crowd shown via a Sanders’ campaign live stream.  Ivan Aguilar, a Bernie 2020 field organizer, helped open the rally by asking people, “Are you ready to win big in C...

Bay Area Painters Battle through art

Jeremy Julian, Staff reporter
February 5, 2020
Filed under A&E

Music flowed through the dimly lit Great Northern Club in the Mission on Wednesday night as a large crowd watched 12 artists paint pieces within 20 minutes at Art Battle San Francisco.   This battle consisted of two rounds with six contestants each, with two finalists from each round moving o...

Bay Area haunted houses dare to scare

Alondra Gallardo
October 29, 2019
Filed under Latest

I love the adrenaline rush that comes with the spooky activities of Halloween festivities, so for me, haunted houses are the way to go. After spending some time looking up the top rated haunted houses near me, Blind Scream located in Santa Rosa appeared multiple times so I was compelled to check it o...

A guide to safer Bay Area cycling

Corey Browning
October 15, 2019
Filed under City

Though San Francisco has made great strides in its effort to be bicycle friendly, pedaling through the cities congested streets, dodging Lyfts and Ubers, suffering up steep hills, all while avoiding getting your tires caught in MUNI tracks, can be a daunting endeavor. The good news is there are pl...

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