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

Chloe Johnson March 31, 2014

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...

Sarah Souza, exalumna de SF State y beneficiada de DACA, es una defensora firme de los derechos de los inmigrantes y va ser la primera el la alcaldía a representar la población de inmigrantes indocumentados de San Francisco. (Kyran Berlin and Lucky Whitburn-Thomas / Golden Gate Xpress)

Board of Supervisors appoints the first DACA recipient to serve on a Commission

Anaïs-Ophelia Lino, Social Media Editor March 10, 2021

On Tuesday, one day after International Women's Day, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Sarah Souza's appointment to the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission.  Alongside SF State’s...

San Francisco recognizes SF State professor and “Forum” host Michael Krasny on day of retirement

San Francisco recognizes SF State professor and “Forum” host Michael Krasny on day of retirement

Miles Voci, Staff Reporter February 15, 2021

The city of San Francisco is designating Monday as “Michael Krasny Day” in recognition of his retirement, as decided by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Michael Krasny, longtime host of KQED’s...

A man walks past the Harcourt Hotel on Larkin Street, a single room occupancy hotel that houses low income San Franciscans. While SROs saw a drop in new daily cases in June, case numbers saw a steady increase in July and fluctuating numbers in August. The second largest case increase in a single day occurred July 21 with 23 new cases, followed by Aug. 6, the third highest, with 21 new cases. ( Golden Gate Xpress / San Francisco, CA., September 3, 2020).

Board of Supervisors pass SRO tenant protection COVID-19 ordinance

Jess Magill, Campus Editor September 5, 2020

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to reenact an expired emergency ordinance laying out protections against COVID-19 for tenants of single-room occupancy hotels, also referred to as...

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

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...

Crowds gathered at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco for the first official Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on Monday October 8, 2018. (Lindsey Moore/Golden Gate Xpress)

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

Alexis Manzanilla October 10, 2018

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...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dies at 65

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...

“Diamond” Dave Whitaker, 79, poses for a portrait with his cat near San Francisco’s Bernal Heights district, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (Photo by Jake Tellkamp)

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

Jake Tellkamp September 28, 2017

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...

IMG_6684: A protestor holds a sign supporting money for public education as City College faculty, students, and community members march around him on March 11, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. (Audrey Garces/The Guardsman)

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

Audrey Garces February 15, 2017

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...

Board of Supervisors hears panels report on SFPD transparency

Jason Rejali October 13, 2016

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...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Jordan Vail March 3, 2016

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...

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

Kyle Da Silva March 20, 2014

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...

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