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South San Francisco youth-led coalition sets demands for defunding police

A graphic depicting a breakdown of the proposed budget changes for 2020-2021. As according to the SSF FY20-21 Proposed Budget. Courtesy of CHANGESSF.

Paul Kelly, Arts & Entertainment Editor
June 13, 2020
Filed under City, Latest, News

Radical renovations and reimaginings of what a police force could look like have gained nationwide attention and legislative traction, but what does defunding the police entail? The newly formed group “CHANGESSF,” a South San Francisco-based (SSF), “multi generational and multicultural coalition” ...

Two San Francisco athletes put on hold due to Olympic postponement

Shannon Rowbury, a three time Olympian, two time bronze medalist, American and World record holder, Nike Pro Runner and mom runs along the water at Ocean Beach. (Kameron Hall /Golden Gate Xpress)

Alonso Frias, Staff reporter
April 1, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, Sports

The Summer Olympics has now been added to the long list of sporting events to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the world. There was a lot of back and forth between the Olympic committee and the Prime Minister of Japan, where the Olympics are taking place, to establish a decision ...

San Francisco campuses will increase parking tax

Parking structure where San Francisco State University will raise the daily parking rate from $8 to $10 on June 1st. ( Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)

Matthew Macgugan, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2020
Filed under Campus

Associated Students have spoken in opposition to a 25% parking tax to be implemented on California university campuses later this year.  Parking at SF State has long been a gripe of the roughly 6,900 students that drive to school daily. The cost of a daily parking permit is currently $8, or $640 ...

San Francisco in Looks for an MLS Spot

Alonso Frias, Staff reporter
February 12, 2020
Filed under Sports

With the NFL and MLB in the rearview mirror, Major League Soccer starts its 2020 season with their inaugural matches on February 29th. The season starts up quickly with a total of eight teams playing on the same opening day. San Francisco will not be a city participating in this year's MLS season. T...

Shake Shack opens first chain location in San Francisco

Matthew Macgugan, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2020
Filed under City

The popular East Coast burger restaurant Shake Shack, known for its high-quality patties and frozen custard, has opened its doors at 3060 Fillmore St.  The Cow Hollow location is the first extension of the chain to open in the city, becoming the 281st  location in the United States. Another loca...

A disappearing city, gentrification, pollution, black masculinity in “Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Noor Baig, Staff reporter
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus

From naked white men to charming sidewalk musicians to seemingly unhinged MUNI riders, there are just some characters one can’t avoid for too long while living in San Francisco. And if you stay long enough, you’ll often find that you have become one of the crazy, brazen passersby that you so often compl...

Fish farmers work to restore the San Francisco Bay

Karamel NunezMartinez
October 5, 2019
Filed under Science

San Francisco's coast and estuary are a vital resource for the water's ecosystem and to the community. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership states that the mix of freshwater and saltwater surrounding the city has created a lot of biological diversity. The decline in water quality in areas like the bay ha...

San Francisco wants a new soccer team, SF State students agree

Alonso Frias, Staff reporter
September 24, 2019
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The city of San Francisco will one day have its own professional soccer team. For the past three years there has been a new team added to the Major League Soccer in the US. San Francisco has the qualities, culture, and capability of having a team within the league.    In order to be eligible for an MLS franch...

San Francisco Chief of Police apologizes to LGBTQ+ community

Richelle Slota, Mental Health Board of San Francisco, (left) with Minister Marvin White of Glide

Corey Browning
September 3, 2019
Filed under City, Latest, Life, News

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 and to apologize for our past actions against the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledge the harm that has been done that still lingers to this day,” Scott said while addressing a small crowd inside the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in the Tenderloin. The meeting took place on the 53rd anniversary of the Compton’s Cafeteria riot of 1966. Activists hope it’s the first of many listening sessions he...

Photo series provides snapshot of San Francisco queer identities

Photo series provides snapshot of San Francisco queer identities

Carly Wipf
August 28, 2019
Filed under News

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 after Tabak asked her to relay her life story and pose shirtless with her board in the name of LGBTQ+ visibility. She was one of many ...

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