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SF Neighborhood looks to provide youth services

Monique Hosein, youth services supervisor/youth servies/ teen clinic speaks at the community town hall meeting at John O’connell High School on Thursday, November 12, 2015. (Angelica Williams/Xpress)

Jasmine Williams

December 5, 2015

Monique Hosein speaks at the community town hall meeting at John O’connell High School. Photography by Angelica Williams By Jasmine Williams San Francisco Supervisor David Campos paced the auditorium of the Mission District’s John O'Connell High School on a chilly mid-November evening.  He looked...

A Yawn Worth Yelling make noise in local scene

Brayden Deskins, right, and Tyler Boyd, singers of the band

Lupita Uribe

December 3, 2015

Brayden Deskins (right) and Tyler Boyd (left), singers of the band A Yawn Worth Yelling, perform during their Play Pretend EP Party at Bottom of the Hill. Photos by Qing Huang   Story by Lupita Uribe Infectious basslines thumped below warm vocal and guitar melodies, while drum beats begged...

Transportation

Drake Newkirk

December 2, 2015

By Drake Newkirk Commuters board MUNI 702,000 times on the average weekday according to SFMTA's 2013-2014 annual report. In 2014, MUNI had an operating budget of nearly $900 million. Transportation 2030, San Francisco's transportation infrastructure investment program, will fund $3 billion to impro...

MOMA

Lupita Uribe

December 2, 2015

By Lupita Uribe San Francisco is New York City’s mellowed out sibling, not as fast paced, but still holding the same pedigree of business people, artists, musicians and a plethora of in-betweeners. Recently, it’s been blooming and mirroring its East Coast kin with expansion --which has both bro...

Infrastructure

Jasmine Williams

December 2, 2015

By Jasmine Williams San Francisco is expanding. Techies, college students, commuters, and families – the San Francisco Bay Area has them all. According the city's five-year financial plan release in May, the city has experienced a consecutive fifth year of economic and population growth . In...

SF to NYC Comparison

Ashley Goldsmith

December 2, 2015

By Ashley Goldsmith In 2012 Businessweek.com named San Francisco as America’s best city.  The vast employment opportunities, many ways in which one can spend their disposable income and the cityscape are a few of the many reasons why San Francisco was chosen. The city’s sudden rise in popularity ...

Building Upward

Colin Blake

December 2, 2015

By Colin Blake San Francisco is getting taller. In fact, if the city's 15-tallest buildings were laid end-to-end, they would be over 300-feet taller than the Golden Gate Bridge is long. This growth spurt isn't slowing down, but accelerating. San Francisco is in its fifth-straight year of economic a...

Merging of Two Departments Limits Choreographers in New Moves Showcase

Merging of Two Departments Limits Choreographers in New Moves Showcase

Fayola Perry

December 2, 2015

David Spain, left, and Dominique Turner, right, performs during the showcase competition in the McKenna Theater. Photography by Imani Miller   By Fayola Perry Senior Matthew McKines III’s 19 student dancers entered the stage, clad in all black and bearing an uncanny resemblance to the model...

Art of the Dead

Art of the Dead

Naomi Outlaw

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 in jingling beaded skirts scooped and twirled in unison to beating drums as they led hundreds of peopl...

Fighting for the Spotlight

Fighting for the Spotlight

Steven Calderon

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 of the second floor of the Moose Lodge in Pacifica to witness the storm of jabs, hooks and crosses that ...

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

For Heritage: A Cultural Struggle in Chinatown

Ashley Goldsmith

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 a 60% increase in average rent costs from 2013 to now according to Norman Fong, Executive Director of ...

The Plastic In Our Bay and the Scientists Expelling It

The Plastic In Our Bay and the Scientists Expelling It

Jordan Lalata

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 Reid, a 25-year-old freelance production assistant, turned the knob to let the water run warm ...

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