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Vaccine distribution begins for San Francisco’s frontline healthcare workers

Over 12,000 frontline healthcare workers are expected to become the first citywide to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
December 15, 2020

In what officials hope is a turning point nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline healthcare workers at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital became the first residents in San Francisco...

San Francisco remains unwavering in its liberal politics

December 9, 2020

As the 2020 presidential election begins to welcome the final result, President Donald Trump and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden held the final stage of the debate on Oct. 22. All data shows that...

San Francisco bypasses CA stay at home order

The stay at home order is set to end on Dec. 21 at 5:00 a.m, but it may be extended and revised if cases don’t improve. (Alex Drew / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 19, 2020

San Francisco is one of the few counties that will not be affected by a month-long stay at home order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday.  Newsom announced that the stay at home order is effective...

South San Francisco’s youngest and first openly LGBTQ+ candidate for city council

James Coleman, who is of Taiwanese descent, is a student at Harvard University with a concentration in human developmental and regenerative biology with government and a researcher of neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Morgan McCarthy)
October 1, 2020

The official city council campaign launch of 21-year-old James Coleman held the welcome surprise of being both soundtracked by John Lennon’s anthem “Power to the People” and being populated and voiced...

San Francisco congressional candidate accused of sexual harassment

Shahid Buttar gives a speech during the 'Fuck AmeriKKKan Independence Day' protest at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California, on July 4, 2020. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)
Writer Elizabeth Croydon accused California 12th Congressional District candidate Shahid Buttar of repeatedly sexually harassing her for more than a decade while he lived in Washington D.C.
July 21, 2020

A previous version of this story ran a headline that didn't accurately depict the claims against Shahid Buttar. Elizabeth Croydon alleged that Buttar sexually harassed her, but never used the word assault. Croydon...

Tattoo community in San Francisco struggle to keep their shops

An interior view of Black Serum Tattoo located at 310 Valencia St. (Daniel Da Silveira / Golden Gate Express)
July 18, 2020

When Mayor London Breed mandated closure of tattoo shops many artists wondered how they were going to support themselves and their families. Shop owners feared losing their businesses altogether. As shelter-in-place...

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.
June 13, 2020

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...

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)
April 1, 2020

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...

Life in San Francisco after shelter-in-place regulations

Life in San Francisco after shelter-in-place regulations
People of the Bay discuss their everyday life experiences after Mayor London Breed announced a shelter-in-place order.
March 21, 2020

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)
February 19, 2020

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...

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