The Board of Supervisors will consider the future of Parkmerced on Tuesday when members review the Planning Commission’s February approval of a proposal to nearly triple the development’s housing density and run a Muni light-rail line there. Read More
Internal documents show two of the oldest Muni tunnels are riven with cracks, leaks and corrosion, but a spokesman said the transit agency has never seismically inspected them — even following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
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Twelve San Francisco State University students studying in Japan have been asked to return home, and a program that enabled 65 students in the California State University system to study in the country has been suspended until further notice.
“Our first concern is safety of students and those students who are there right now,” said Leo Van Cleve, the director of international programs for state universities. Read More
The death sentence of a San Francisco man who tortured, stabbed and murdered a graduate student in 1985 was upheld by a federal appeals court Tuesday.Robert Fairbank, now 58, was convicted and sentenced to death in San Mateo County Superior Court in 1989 for the murder of San Francisco State University graduate student Wendy Cheek, 24. Read More
The trial of Joshua Calder, who authorities say was driving drunk when he killed German cyclist Yannick Linke, ran into some more delays Tuesday. The judge continued the case until more information regarding Calder’s Department of Motor Vehicles record becomes available. Read More
A campus advisory panel has recommended consolidating San Francisco State University’s eight colleges to six, a move that could ultimately save 200 classes and prevent layoffs.Last week, the University Planning Advisory Council recommended combining ethnic studies and education into a single department and merging foreign languages and humanities into a liberal arts college. Read More
With a game as unique as his name, San Francisco State University’s Phoenix O’Rourke is making huge strides in his senior season. Averaging more than 27 minutes per contest, O’Rourke has been a key contributor to the early success the Gators have enjoyed. Off to a 5-2 overall record and perfect 3-0 mark in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Gators have hopes of finishing atop the league. Read More
Diana Scott, the chair of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring of Northern California, has partnered with SFSU’s Jewish Studies Department to bring a new course offering to students and the community, entitled “Yiddish History, Literature, and Society” beginning in spring 2011. Read More
A lone seagull stuck with a cut beer can around its neck was rescued Saturday near San Francisco State University by specialists who have been following birds sharing the seagull's affliction.
Thanks to the help of a concerned citizen, rescuers were able to catch the bird with a net today near the university, according to WildRescue, a project aimed at helping animals. Read More
Jimmy Cobb, the 81-year-old drummer for San Francisco State University’s Generations Jazz Band, will be doing an interactive workshop with other band members at SFSU on Saturday to show how jazz can keep your mind young.
What was it like working with Miles Davis? To use one of his own quotes: It was more fun than I ever had with my clothes on. Read More