As Briana Stewart tore up the track at James Logan High School in Union City, scholarship offers poured into her mailbox. The star hurdler received letters from top Division I programs, including Oregon, LSU and Kansas.
But on decision day, she chose a school that had never participated in an NCAA track meet: Division II Academy of Art University. Read More
Max and Lubov Azria, owners of a Los Angeles-based fashion house, are in The City this week to receive honors from the Academy of Art University and from Mayor Ed Lee, who issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday the couple’s official day in San Francisco.
But the honors might come as a surprise, since the BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP has an environmental and gay-rights record that’s not quite in line with San Francisco values. Read More
Legislation to prevent the conversion of San Francisco housing to strictly student usage was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
The ordinance encourages universities to create new student housing instead of purchasing existing buildings or blocks of units to offer just to students. Read More
The battle over Academy of Art University’s unpermitted student housing sprawl has been on City Hall’s radar since 2006, and now the issue could be coming to a head.A supervisor is seeking to define The City’s laws with regard to student housing in response to the school’s past conversion of rent-controlled apartments into student housing. Read More
‘Gorgeous & Green’: Global Green, a group dedicated to creating a secure and sustainable future, presented its seventh annual San Francisco gala Dec. 6 at Bently Reserve. Singer Michelle Branch performed, a gourmet organic dinner prepared by Michael Mina and Joseph Humphrey was served and an eco-fashion show was on the program. Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Zem Joaquin, Nadine Weil and Amber Marie and Christopher Bently were among the notable hosts.
Renowned author Alan Kaufman said he first conceived of his idea for a free school six years ago when he transformed his Academy of Art University pop-culture class into a protest campaigning for freedom of speech.
Now, Kaufman’s dream has blossomed into the Free University of San Francisco, where the courses taught in the classy Mission district antique store Viracocha are indeed on the house. Read More
A suspect in the hit-and-run crash death of a 21-year-old art student in San Francisco last week pleaded not guilty in court today to a host of felony charges, including murder.
The victim, Luis Armando Prieto, of San Francisco, was walking with his twin brother at Columbus and Vallejo streets at about 2:20 a.m. Friday when the driver of a Nissan Maxima going 70 mph with its headlights off struck and killed him, authorities said. Read More
The Planning Department is not charged with fining property owners for code violations unless the owner fails to correct a violation after being asked to do so, city planning staff told their commissioners.
That enforcement approach was the subject of discussion during a recent Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee hearing into the Academy of Art University’s housing practices. Read More