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Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Vigil in SF’s Castro mourns Orlando massacre victims

Evan Sernoffsky, Lizzie Johnson and Nanette Asimov,
San Francisco Chronicle

June 22, 2016


Filed under Metro

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando comes as the Bay Area prepares for huge Pride celebrations, including this month’s San Francisco event that is expected to draw about a million people into the city. The LGBT community’s pride has grown alongside rising acceptance of same-sex marriage...

Who was little girl buried under San Francisco home?

Who was little girl buried under San Francisco home?

Matthias Gafni,
East Bay Times

June 2, 2016


Filed under Metro

Ever since construction crews dug up the ornate, 19th century casket of a blond-haired toddler holding a single red rose from beneath a San Francisco home the question remained: Just who was this little girl? In the weeks since workers unearthed the small, airtight coffin adorned with two glass windows ...

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

SF Maternity Law: A baby step to progress

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If you’re a parent-to-be living in San Francisco, congratulations! Come January 1, 2017, you’ll no longer have to choose between your baby and a paycheck; at least for six weeks. On April 21, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed a law that will grant new parents six weeks of fully paid family l...

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins

49ers draft class full of potential: Chip Kelly era begins

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

With all that they have endured as of late, the San Francisco 49ers needed this year’s draft to go as smoothly as possible. Hiring a new head coach and having a quarterback demand a trade has turned a respectable franchise into the laughingstock of the league. It’s safe to say that the 49ers made ou...

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Oakland drawing more tech startup companies

Marisa Kendall,
The Mercury News

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

When Uber opens its massive new headquarters near downtown Oakland next year, flooding the area with as many as 3,000 workers, it will become part of an already thriving tech scene. As the city makes an effort to become more tech friendly, dozens of other startups have joined longtime anchors Pandora and Ask.com in Oakland over the pas...

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Businesses find new opportunity in food that once went to waste

Tara Duggan,
San Francisco Chronicle

April 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

Bay Area shoppers will soon be able to get a new kind of local produce at Whole Foods stores. Affectionately known as ugly produce, the fruits and vegetables are perfectly healthy and safe yet are usually left to rot because they don’t meet typical supermarket cosmetic standards. Bags of the aesthet...

San Francisco Giant’s Championship Pattern

San Francisco Giant’s Championship Pattern

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

In 2010, 2012 and 2014, the San Francisco Giants defied the odds and brought a World Series title back to San Francisco. With the Giants 2016 season underway, the Bay Area has to wonder if another even year championship is in the cards? One thing is for sure: When compared to the three even year World S...

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

Shomari Block,
Contributor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

If you believe the reports, the San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos every day for the last two weeks. This occurred after the 49ers traded Kaepernick to both the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. At this point, a Kapernick trade report should have as much credibility as a we...

SF supervisors seek to make employers pay for family bonding time

SF supervisors seek to make employers pay for family bonding time

Heather Knight,
San Francisco Chronicle

April 13, 2016


Filed under Metro

San Francisco on Tuesday is nearly certain to become the first municipality in the nation to mandate that employers offer fully paid bonding time to employees with babies. But the expected easy passage by the Board of Supervisors belies heated opposition from some small-business owners. Currently, Californi...

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Hella hyphy in the Yay Area

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

The New York Times lists the East Bay as a top place to visit in 2016 and rightly so because living here is the bee’s knees. I first moved to the Bay when I started my freshman year at Cal State East Bay and having lived in the Los Angeles and Orange County area my whole life, the distinction between...

Runners compete in CCAA championships

Runners compete in CCAA championships

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, Sports

The California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference Cross Country Championships were held on Sunday at Speedway Meadows in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Cal State East Bay first-year Head Coach Tony Nicolosi has only been on the job a few months, but after a couple impressive showings by runners...

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles

Shomarl H. Block,
Contributor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Looking into my crystal ball to see what the future holds for the 49ers, here’s what I see: Colin Kaepernick jerseys on clearance racks at Ross stores across the country, endless streams of sports talk radio callers condemning CEO Jed York for his ineptitude as an owner. “How could he fire Harbaugh...He’s...

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