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When Preparation Becomes Risk

Michael Slater, 27, presents his Truvada pill - a medication that prevents HIV by 99 percent. Photo by Martin Bustamante
December 6, 2015

Michael Slater, 27, presents his Truvada pill - a medication that prevents HIV by 99 percent. Photos by Martin Bustamante By Carlos Mendoza Two and a half years ago Michael Slater, a 26-year-old homosexual,...

Art of the Dead

Art of the Dead
December 2, 2015

An altar by Mary Ann Statler, 65, of San Louis Obispo at the Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars in Garfield Square Nov. 2. Photos by Brian Churchwell   By Naomi Outlaw Aztec dancers covered...

Fighting for the Spotlight

Fighting for the Spotlight
November 21, 2015

Iris Contreras and Vivian Flores trade punches at Beautiful Brawlers V in Pacifica. Photos by James Chan   Story by Steven Calderon [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he crowd crammed into every corner...

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown
November 2, 2015

Mrs. Yu (left) and Mr. Yu (right), who both refused to provide first names because of privacy concerns, sit on a twin-sized mattress inside of their Chinatown SRO. San Francisco's Chinatown has experienced...

The Plastic In Our Bay and the Scientists Expelling It

The Plastic In Our Bay and the Scientists Expelling It
November 2, 2015

Rebecca Sutton, senior scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, holds up a vial of microplastics collected from the San Pablo Bay. Photo by David Henry By Jordan Lalata [dropcap size="50px"]K[/dropcap]aty...

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past

Loud and Clear with Oscar: They’re From the Future, Not From the Past
November 2, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Oscar Gutierrez [dropcap size="50px"]O[/dropcap]ne of the most important pieces of advice my mother ever gave me was “It is better to ask for forgiveness than...

Through the Cracks in the Groove

Through the Cracks in the Groove
November 2, 2015

Photo by James Chan By Lupita Uribe [dropcap size="50px"]W[/dropcap]hen you hear the words “record label,” San Francisco is not the first city that comes to mind --possibly because the commercial...

What is Gender Fluid?

October 10, 2015

By Oscar Gutierrez A mirror shows the reflection of Jay Garcia as they get ready for another day of work. Amongst a closet of dresses, suits and ties, Garcia decides on a bright red collared silk shirt...

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