Sunset Youth Services provides stability for San Francisco youth

Christian Cabang December 14, 2020

Dawn and Ron Stueckle set out to make a difference in the lives of youths in San Francisco when they founded Sunset Youth Services in 1992. Youth programs are beneficial for kids who’ve grown up in less...

Pier 23 Cafe, San Francisco, CA. Image credits to Clara Rice & Pier 23 Cafe.

SF bloggers recommend places to visit in the city after lockdown

Story by Anne Lima April 24, 2020

As we now enter a second month of this shelter in place protocol, many people have come to reminisce about the places and things they loved to do in San Francisco. From spending a Saturday picnic filled...

Empty: San Francisco during COVID-19, A City on Pause

The streets of Downtown San Francisco are barren of the bustling city life after the recent shelter-in-place enacted in response to COVID-19. The ceasing of tourism and public activities has created a...

Beneath the leather and Latex

Beneath the leather and Latex

By Andrea Williams and Photos by James Wyatt February 18, 2020

Editor’s note: There’s an erect penis in this story. Read our content warning about it. Nudity, leather, whips and bondage: there is nothing like San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair. For one Sunday...

Photo by Paige Acosta

Keeping faith in: four generations of Santeria

By Izzy Alvarez and Photos by Paige Acosta February 18, 2020

A thick haze from the incense lingers in the shop. The saint statues in the window displays attract passersby, but the pungent scent invites them in. The lively music evokes a Caribbean feel. Large vivid...

The San Francisco Coffee Rush

The San Francisco Coffee Rush

by Anne Lime and photos by Harrison Rich December 9, 2019

Some people call it a three-course meal during a busy day or week. Some call it a vice, and others say the day literally doesn’t start without it. It’s used as a way to break the ice over business...

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

By Amy Bigelow and Photos by William Wendelman October 30, 2019

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is...

The Loud Voices of a Quiet Print

The Loud Voices of a Quiet Print

Kiana Fillius April 15, 2018

Seniors of the Women and Gender Studies department at San Francisco State University slowly filtered through the door of room 131 in the Humanities building. Most of the tables and chairs were pushed towards...

Elijah Kipp walks toward the water at Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica, California on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Travis Wesley/Xpress)

City Surf

Jacob Tellkamp April 13, 2018

It was the coldest day of the year in San Francisco. A low pressure system off the coast sent frigid winds and dismal surfing conditions to the shores of Linda Mar beach in Pacifica, California. In...

San Franciscos Godfather of Comedy Tony Sparks hosts an open mic night at the Milk Bar in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Mar. 05, 2018. (Boone Ashworth/XPress Magazine)

Comedy Godfather, City Outsider

Boone Ashworth April 13, 2018

“Humans! Listen to my face hole!” Tony Sparks has been on stage long enough to know how to capture attention. He stands behind the mic at a sparsely occupied bar on a Monday night. He is two acts...

The Summer of Love: How San Francisco is Recognizing the Iconic Movement

The Summer of Love: How San Francisco is Recognizing the Iconic Movement

Jacqueline Haudek June 1, 2017

Visitors peer in on colorful artifacts and psychedelic motifs, some stop to take selfies in a light show room where multi-colored waves splash against the walls, and some are dressed in their own throwback...

The Aftermath

The Aftermath

Jennah Feeley December 7, 2015

Dolores Piper (left), great aunt of Derrick Gaines, and Gaines’ half-brother Michael Red (right), 7, pose for a portrait in their home in South San Francisco. Gaines, 15, was fatally shot by South San...

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