The Urban Legend

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Urban ramps up security for new school year

Loki Olin, Features Editor

October 26, 2018

In recent weeks, numerous adjustments to Urban’s security have been made to address previous flaws that exposed the school to both external and internal threats. The doors to the Page Street entrance are now locked throughout the school day and are monitored by a security guard sporting a gleaming badge...

Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Healing stones, tourists and a warehouse: the story behind Things Lucky

Sophia Vahanvaty, Editor in Chief of the Newspaper

June 19, 2018

With incense wafting through the windows and wares spilling onto the sidewalk, Things Lucky is hard to miss, especially for the dozens of Urban students who pass it while walking to school or heading to Haight Street during lunch. Despite its proximity to Urban, many students have never ventured inside, and...

The Panhandle is still safe

The Panhandle is still safe

Phoebe Grandi, Head of Photography

May 10, 2018

In eighth grade, I invited a friend to my house, a change of scenery from our typical afternoons spent eating and shopping on Chestnut street. However, she told me that she did not feel comfortable being in my neighborhood. This puzzled me; at the time I did not consider my neighborhood unsafe. Sur...

Crime wave?

Crime wave?

Cole Palmer, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

As almost anyone who’s ever walked down Haight Street knows, crime is pervasive in the area. Since the 60’s, it’s not only been a mecca for New Age pilgrims, but also one of the world’s foremost open-air drug markets. n fact, the crime map on the San Francisco Police Department’s website places 205...

GALLERY: Humans of Haight

Niki King Fredel, Lily Dodd, and Olive Lopez

June 5, 2014

The "Humans of Haight" photo gallery hopes to capture the essence of the characters of Haight Street. It is inspired by the photography website, Humans of New York. The photos were taken by Niki King Fredel with reporting assistance from Olive Lopez and Lily Dodd. This is the first installment in th...

GALLERY: Legend reporter captures unique houses of San Francisco

Olivia DiNapoli, Staff Writer

May 23, 2014

San Francisco is famous for its traditional Victorian houses, but this architectural standard often neglects some of the city's most colorful, innovative, and unique homes. This gallery captures some of San Francisco's eye-catching design gems.

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