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Volunteers from Vibes and Smiles, a non-profit whose mission is to empower and give back to the communities, host a safety kit assembly night for the APPI community in South San Francisco on April 23. (Avery Wilcox / Golden Gate Xpress)

Bay Area nonprofit distributes safety kits to AAPI elders

Dan DeJesus, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

In recent months, violence against Asian elders in the city and around the Bay Area has touched a nerve with community members. Since the pandemic started, Asians and Pacific Islanders have experienced...

A police car sits in front of the University Police Department station on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Original photograph by Harika Maddala, Illustration by Kyran Berlin / Golden Gate Xpress)

As students rally to abolish campus police, SF State reexamines safety

Kyran Berlin, City Editor May 4, 2021

Editor's note: A previous version of this story alluded to the Oct. 25, 2005 arrest and jailing of an SF State professor as an example of a lawsuit against the Campus Safety Department for racial profiling....

Fresno to lift shelter-in-place order

Andrew Leal May 23, 2020

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...

The necessity of active shooter safety drills on campus

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas November 5, 2019

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...

A guide to safer Bay Area cycling

Corey Browning October 15, 2019

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...

UPD inconsistently responds to student safety

UPD inconsistently responds to student safety

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas September 3, 2019

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...

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Mason Bissada May 7, 2019

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...

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.

Gas line explosion displaces residents

Xpress Staff February 12, 2019

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...

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)

BART directors vow improved safety in wake of homicides

Paul Eichenholtz November 28, 2018

“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...

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

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...

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

Alexis Manzanilla October 11, 2018

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...

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

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...

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