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Hardcore Workout: Swimming the Bay

Hardcore Workout: Swimming the Bay

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

May 7, 2015

Photo by Maria Bruun-Schmidt, edited by Alec Fernandes While most San Franciscans run along the polluted water in the harbor near Fort Mason, a few people have bewildered others by working out in the bay. Meet an open-water triathlete who swims among the boats and oily soil every week to train for ...

Forget about your selfie stick

Forget about your selfie stick

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

March 13, 2015

Photo by Maria Bruun-Schmidt / Xpress Magazine   Film your exercise with a flying go pro! A drone has just left the ground. It's rising with steady speed while singing like a gigantic bumblebee that also has characteristics of a drone. In San Francisco, Dolores Park is turned into a spin...

Danish students about terror attack in Denmark: “We were not surprised”

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

February 26, 2015

It was Valentine's Day when a terror attack struck Denmark at 3:33 p.m. It turned out to be one of the worst acts of terrorism in decades to hit the small country, with 5.6 million citizens who regularly rank in opinion surveys as among the world’s happiest people. Two people were killed when a...

A flying-feather fight on Valentine’s Day

A flying-feather fight on Valentine's Day

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

February 16, 2015

Photos by Maria Bruun-Schmidt Valentine's Day is known as "the lovers' holiday," but for those who don’t care about red helium balloons and overpriced chocolates the day may also be associated with feathers. On February 14th, Justin Herman Plaza annually turns into a battlefield for the flash-mob-type ev...

Celebrating the life of a Mission veteran

Alfonso Texidor bridged together the Mission's many communities. On Sunday we celebrate his memorial. Photo by Angelica Ekeke

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

February 7, 2015

Alfonso Texidor bridged together the Mission's many communities. On Sunday we celebrate his memorial. Photo by Angelica Ekeke of El Tecolote A man that didn’t complain -- that is how most people would describe poet, translator and community figure Alfonso Texidor, who died of lung cancer at 68...

Rapper “The Jacka” Shot And Killed in Oakland

The Jacka was reportedly shot and killed this morning in Oakland. Photo from The Contra Costa Times.

Maria Bruun-Schmidt

February 3, 2015

The Jacka was reportedly shot and killed this morning in Oakland. Photo from The Contra Costa Times. A Bay Area rap veteran was shot and killed in an apparent shooting in East Oakland Monday night, KPIX-TV reported. KPIX 5 Reporter Christin Ayers confirms that the victim was 37-year-old Dominic New...

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