Ed Lee dead at 65

Diego Lopez, Editor in Chief of Online

December 12, 2017

This morning at 1:11 am Ed Lee passed away from a heart attack at the age of 65. In a statement breaking the news, the mayor's office said, “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San...

The future of San Francisco as a sanctuary city

Infographic of sanctuary cities in the United States, made by Kian Nassre.

Sophia Vahanvaty, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

  32 years ago, San Francisco became the 13th sanctuary city after then-mayor Dianne Feinstein signed a resolution protecting the increasing amounts of Guatemalan and Salvadoran immigrants. This past year, sanctuary cities reemerged into the national conscience after becoming a major talking point of the 2...

Urban mother discusses legal work in safety for sex workers

Urban mother Minouche Kandel poses with SWEAR leaders, Abby Lim-Kimberg ('16) and Kaylah Breiz ('17)

Olivia Mitchel, Staff Writer

June 4, 2016

Last month, the Urban community welcomed Minouche Kandel, mother of Izak Sheinfield-Kandel (‘17) and Maya Sheinfield-Kandel (‘19), to speak about her work as the Director of Women’s Policy in the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. Kandel spoke at an open meeting led by SWEAR (Students...

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