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Fresno to lift shelter-in-place order

Andrew Leal
May 23, 2020
Filed under City, Coronavirus, News

Mayor Lee Brand of Fresno announced the city’s shelter-in-place order will come to an end on May 26 with requirements that residents must adhere to a social distance protocol.  In the new guidelines residents, “will only be required to wear cloth face coverings when entering businesses and gov...

The necessity of active shooter safety drills on campus

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas
November 5, 2019
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Oct. 22, a 17-year-old student who attended Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa opened fire on another student. While police said this was an “isolated act of violence,” this incident raises an important conversation — school shootings.  According to EverytownResearch, California has had ...

A guide to safer Bay Area cycling

Corey Browning
October 15, 2019
Filed under City

Though San Francisco has made great strides in its effort to be bicycle friendly, pedaling through the cities congested streets, dodging Lyfts and Ubers, suffering up steep hills, all while avoiding getting your tires caught in MUNI tracks, can be a daunting endeavor. The good news is there are pl...

UPD inconsistently responds to student safety

UPD inconsistently responds to student safety

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas
September 3, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, News, Opinion

The University Police Department prides itself on “delivering professional community policing with integrity and sensitivity.” As of Sept. 1, day 244 of the year, there have been 283 mass shootings in the U.S., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive. Twenty-eight have occurred ...

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Mason Bissada
May 7, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Image by Charlie Lyons-Pardue via Flikr.    For many Los Angeles Dodgers fans living in San Francisco, rooting for the SoCal baseball team can be divisive particularly in a city with famed rivalry and hatred for said team. However, there is one sports bar in the Mission District where Dodg...

Gas line explosion displaces residents

Flames engulf a building near the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

Xpress Staff
February 12, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Inner Richmond residents lost their homes and most of their belongings in the three-alarm blaze triggered by a gas leak near the intersection of Parker Avenue and Geary Boulevard on Wednesday. Firefighters contained the blaze more than two hours after it ignited when PG&E was able to shut off...

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

An BART operator, who refused to provide his name, reviews a document from one of the multiple control rooms at the Civic Center BART station while monitoring pick-up camera activity around the station on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

Paul Eichenholtz
November 28, 2018
Filed under Latest, News

“Where BART clearly failed over the summer is communicating to the public about serious and even fatal incidents that happen at their station,” said Janice Li, San Francisco bicycle activist and newly-elected director. “BART must value transparency and be responsive to the public’s concerns....

Safety concerns lead to event cancellations in wake self-proclaimed nazi student revelations

Safety concerns lead to event cancellations in wake self-proclaimed nazi student revelations

Lorenzo Morotti
October 31, 2018
Filed under Latest, News

Recent revelations of an ethnic studies student’s hateful, racist and threatening social media posts have led to the cancellation of the remainder of that course's public events, according to professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The self-proclaimed nazi student, Brian Cofield, is enrolled in an online hybrid Palestine...

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

Alexis Manzanilla
October 11, 2018
Filed under Latest, News

San Francisco is proving to be a sex trafficking hub, and predators are becoming more creative in ways to target victims. With social media and ride-hailing apps, tracking down victims is as simple as the click of a button. California Against Slavery reported that the top three of 10 worst child sex trafficking areas in the United States are in C...

BikeFest offered free tune-ups, safety tips and much more

BikeFest offered free tune-ups, safety tips and much more

Alexis Manzanilla
October 11, 2018
Filed under Latest, Life

BikeFest took place on campus on Oct. 10 to encourage students to bike on their commutes. The event took place on the quad and featured tables by the sustainability department of SF State, the university police department, and the San Francisco bicycle coalition, among others. The event was a...

Staying safe on campus

Staying safe on campus

Sylvie Sturm
August 29, 2018
Filed under News

SF State offers numerous programs and resources to help students stay safe. First and foremost, said UPD Chief Jason Wu, safety is enhanced when students trust that police are here to help. Typically, people interact with police only in upsetting situations like a traffic violation, a police interview...

Open Mic provides safe space

Alennie Roldan recites a haiku during the first half of the Queer Open Mic Night at The Depot on Monday, March 5, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

Dimitri Bailey
March 14, 2018
Filed under Life

To some, the popular song “Express Yourself,” written and sung by Charles Wright and The Watts, is more than just a song to SF State’s LGBTQ+ students. It’s a safe space to express yourself. Safe zones play a pivotal role in fostering a safe campus environment by building a support system through...

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