A group involved in a scuffle with San Francisco State University police Thursday night was part of a squatter's collective that was evicted from an abandoned church in the city earlier this week, according to a statement from a member of the group.
An SFSU police officer was injured and several people were arrested in the confrontation Thursday night when police sought to remove alleged trespassers from a dormitory, according to a university spokeswoman. Read More
It took a lot of hard work and determination, but Lea Lunden, a San Francisco State University psychology student, successfully secured an alternate graduation location.
Lunden had been searching for a place she and her 300 psychology classmates could celebrate their accomplishments with their loved ones since she heard in February that the department’s official ceremony aboard a Hornblower cruise would price many families out. Read More
The wife of disgraced former San Francisco State University director Robert “Bud” Shearer (pictured) was arrested earlier this month in connection with at least two thefts at the university, where she works as a records custodian and police dispatcher, police said. Read More
Apparently there is plenty of waste to dispose of in this case.
A former San Francisco State University director and the owner of a waste disposal company have been charged with 246 felony counts in connection with a contract that reportedly cost the school millions of dollars during a period of record budget cuts. Read More
In the wake of last week’s deadly Boston Marathon bombings, local law enforcement is on high alert for suspicious behavior — and it’s getting help from the public.
The San Francisco Police Department is taking every precaution to protect city streets from potential terrorist threats, and its best tool might be the eyes and ears of the people it’s watching over. Read More
The popularity of certain majors at San Francisco State University is preventing students from getting classes and graduating on time, but the administration is proposing a plan to clear out the bottleneck and put undergraduates in lectures they need. Read More
With his measured, reasonable voice and always-thoughtful interviews on KQED’s “Forum,” Michael Krasny has earned his loyal fan base of National Public Radio devotees.Friday, as the broadcast journalist celebrates 20 years at “Forum” — the mayor has declared Feb. 15, 2013, “Michael Krasny Day” in The City — he will be the guest in his 10 a.m. slot, being interviewed by co-host Dave Iverson on 88.5 FM. Read More
San Francisco is using millions of dollars in federal grant money to help train and educate local residents to make them attractive hires for the booming technology industry.
As The City celebrates its emergence as a tech hub around industry heavyweights such as Salesforce.com and Twitter, city officials are emphasizing the need to make sure some of the benefits accrue for San Franciscans who don’t yet possess specialized technology skills. Read More
Students in both the California State University and University of California systems have had to absorb massive budget cuts in recent years through rising fees. But thanks to legislation taking effect in the new year, governing boards for higher education will have to bring students to the table before any fee increases are implemented. Read More
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is likely to return to Golden Gate Park through 2021, with The City reaping additional financial benefits from the multiday concert.
A proposed contract extension, which will be considered by The City’s Recreation and Park Commission at an upcoming meeting, would extend the permit for eight more years and allow for up to 10,000 more daily attendees at the event. Read More