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San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors wants to control your life

Chloe Johnson
March 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The Board of Supervisors is obsessed with every infinitesimal detail of our daily lives, to such an extent that goes beyond their job requirements and into controlling our day-to-day routines. If you don't believe this, just look at the laws they've passed, or tried to pass, during the last few years. Several...

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

Mason Bissada
May 15, 2019
Filed under News

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. The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance, originally proposed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, bans any ...

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

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

Alexis Manzanilla
October 10, 2018
Filed under Featured, Life, News

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 and torture, leading many to protest the holiday under his name. “Christopher Columbus was a rapist and a m...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

Garrett Berghold, Ian Firstenberg, Gracie Ngo and Steven Luke
December 12, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

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 Safeway on Monterey Boulevard near his Glen Park home and was taken by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital. He passed at 1:1...

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

Jake Tellkamp
September 28, 2017
Filed under Life

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 the city like moths to a flickering flame. The youth who flocked here would leave a mark on San Francisco that would for...

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

Audrey Garces
February 15, 2017
Filed under News

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees unanimously approved a deal to support free tuition for residents, but some fear the agreement leaves undocumented students behind in a time when the city stands as a safe haven from Trump’s deportation policies. The meeting began with board ...

Board of Supervisors hears panels report on SFPD transparency

Jason Rejali
October 13, 2016
Filed under News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors heard from judges and members of the public at their meeting last week to address the findings of the Blue Ribbon Panel’s report on transparency, accountability and fairness in law enforcement.   The Blue Ribbon panel is an advisory body to the S...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Jordan Vail
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco from 18 to 21 years old. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on June 1. Tobacco sellers would be given a one-year grace period during which they will be reminded...

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

Kyle Da Silva
March 20, 2014
Filed under News

SF State professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia used to carry poems in his pocket. But stopped because he kept pulling out eviction notices. Murguia was one of more than 60 people who crammed into a Glen Park bookstore to listen to a panel of politicians and activists address San...

Bridge toll raise adds to the rip-off prices of San Francisco

Jordan Hunter
March 12, 2014
Filed under Opinion

From $6 beers to $10 sandwiches, San Francisco is not the cheapest city to live in — it is the most expensive, finally surpassing New York City. Whether residents are getting bombarded by aggressive panhandlers for spare change or harassed by the SFMTA for a $2 ticket, we can never get a break. That...

SF Board of Supervisors propose new bike theft protection and recovery plan

SF Board of Supervisors propose new bike theft protection and recovery plan

Ayesha Rizvi
October 8, 2013
Filed under News

Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that will attempt to cut bike thefts in half over the next five years through voluntary bike registration and quicker responses to reports of stolen bicycles, after the nonprofit, San Francisco Safety Awareness for Everyone or SF SAFE, proposed the plan to combat the rise of stolen bikes in...

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

Xpress Staff
November 20, 2012
Filed under News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The ban does not prohibit nudity at local fairs and festivals, such as the Folsom Street Fair and San Francisco Pride Festival. First-time violato...

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