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The irreversible approaches

The line trailing off into the distance was attracting people who were not aware of the Surfrider beach cleanup in San Francisco on Oct. 6, 2019

Story by Karishma Patadia and photo by Sandy Scarpa

February 18, 2020

As temperatures and sea levels rise toward irreversible levels, individuals are becoming more aware of ways to maneuver their lives in a sustainable manner. Globally there is a push to demand change in plastic pollution by pushing people in power toward a sustainable lifestyle. We all have heard that plastic...

Freedom, Politics, and RVs on Lake Merced

An RV is parked on Lake Merced Boulevard in San Francisco, California.

By David Sjostedt and Photos by Harrison Rich

February 18, 2020

“They’re just going to try and kill freedom,” says Michael Stoddard as he stared at the dirt beneath his fingers. His hands are clasped in the air, as if holding a powerful orb he can’t take his eyes off of. “There’s going to come a time when they’re going to try and corral people. I lo...

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 clothes, wearing colorful dresses and sky-high platforms. The “Summer of Love Experience: Art,...

Everybody Must Get Stoned

Everybody Must Get Stoned

Zak Cowan

December 7, 2015

Jimi Woodliff, known as "Jimi McMenace," (right) and Joel "Joe Killmeister" Pacheco (left) are put into a headlock by Dustin "Rick Scott Stoner" Mehl during a practice wrestling match at the Victory Warehouse in Oakland. Photographs by Ryan McNulty Story by Zak Cowan [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was the ...

A Family That Grows Together

Leah's son touches her arm as she holds marijuana flowers.

David Henry

December 6, 2015

With her son's hand on her arm, Leah, owner of a Trinity County farm, presents her family's crop. A Rockwellian portrait of the new American farm. Photography and story by David Henry Editor's Note: To protect the identities of the sources interviewed for this story, last names have been omitted an...

An Uncertain Move for San Francisco’s Sex Workers

Marion Pellegrini, core staff member at St. James Infirmary, poses for a portrait in the lab where he draws blood for various tests for patients. The clinic provides healthcare and social services for current and former sex workers of all genders and sexual orientations.

Sean McGrier

December 6, 2015

Marion Pellegrini, core staff member at St. James Infirmary, poses for a portrait in the lab where he draws blood for various tests for patients. The clinic provides healthcare and social services for current and former sex workers of all genders and sexual orientations. Photo by Emma Chiang   By Sean McGrier...

When Preparation Becomes Risk

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

Carlos Mendoza

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, received the worst news of his life. While supporting a friend who was afraid that he was e...

Between the Old and New School

Between the Old and New School

Alex Kofman

December 6, 2015

Photographs and story by Alex Kofman Coffee shops, bars and restaurants are typically places people have in mind when considering where to meet their friends. They want a place where they can all come together to catch up, share a few stories, and spill the latest gossip. The barbershop, just lik...

A Slice of Sports with Liz Carranza: I Got Love for Woodson

Liz Carranza

December 6, 2015

Photo by Martin Bustamante   By Liz Caranza As I walked up the ramp, the smell of steak and bacon wrapped hot dogs filled the air as a sea of silver and black cheered “Raiders!” I couldn’t stop smiling because, after a year, I was finally reunited with my Raider Nation family. I was fin...

The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package

The Manhattanization of San Francisco Package

Peter Snarr

December 5, 2015

Photograph by photoeverywhere / stockarch.com via Creative Commons   By Xpress Magazine Staff This news package explores the many faucets in which the City of San Francisco is growing due to an economic boom and population increase.   BUILDING UPWARD The main bar story for this package explores how San Francisco is growing taller...

Hotel of a Different Feather

Birgit Soyka kisses Amy at the San Francisco Bird hotel Wed November 4. (James Chan/Xpress)

Jenna Van De Ryt

December 5, 2015

Birgit Soyka, owner of the San Francisco Bird Hotel, kisses Amy, one of the hotel's guests. Photographs by James Chan   By Jenna Van De Ryt When entering the San Francisco Bird Hotel, the first thing to hit you is an unexpected wave of madness-like volume palpitating your eardrums. The echoing of c...

Cafe serves up Lifelong Lessons

Jeremiah Rushing, bar tender at Old Skool Cafe, a faith-based violence prevention program that provides employment and restaurant skills to youth ages 16-22, pours beer for customers Saturday Nov. 14, 2015. Photo by Emma Chiang

Ashley Goldsmith

December 5, 2015

Jeremiah Rushing, bartender at Old Skool Cafe, a violence prevention program that provides employment and restaurant skills to youth ages 16-22, pours beer for customers. Photographs by Emma Chiang   By Ashley Goldsmith Auzhanne Starks was one of the last remaining passengers on the 24-Divisadero...

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