Golden Gate Xpress

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)

Paul Kelly, Arts & Entertainment Editor
October 1, 2020
Filed under City, Top Stories

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 by prominent community figures of South San Francisco. Former South San Francisco High School teac...

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)

Joseph High
July 21, 2020
Filed under City, News

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 alleged, in a Medium post published Tuesday afternoon, that beginning in 2003 when Buttar ...

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)

Erica Gray
July 18, 2020
Filed under City, Coronavirus

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 regulations persist, members of the tattoo community are forced to reinvent their ar...

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...

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