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Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Agreement reached after Oakland teacher strike, but is it enough?

Sydney Riemer, Staff Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Top Stories

On Feb. 22, 2018, West Virginia teachers began a strike that would last 14 days and inspire a nationwide wave of teacher strikes in Colorado, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Carolina and California that would continue into 2019. Oakland teachers walked out of school on Feb. 20, 2019 and began a seven-day stri...

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Lack of diversity in the Bay Area cannabis business

Tallula Ricciardi, Arts & Culture Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Arts and Culture

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in January of 2018, the Bay Area community and economy have faced drastic changes in the cannabis industry. As more legal dispensaries open in San Francisco and around the Bay, issues emerge surrounding racial and economic diversity in the industry. A...

Historic building classifications further SF housing crisis

Diego Lopez, EIC of Online

May 10, 2018


Filed under Opinions

San Francisco is in the midst of a housing crisis, and community organizations are making it worse. Rents are skyrocketing from already high highs to astronomic levels. Last month, the median price for a home in San Francisco hit an all-time high of $1.6 million, according to the Paragon Real Estate Grou...

REVIEW: 16th annual San Francisco IndieFest features variety of films

REVIEW: 16th annual San Francisco IndieFest features variety of films

Tessa Petrich and Mara Pleasure

March 3, 2014


Filed under Arts and Culture

This year marked the 16th annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival (IndieFest). The festival featured 78 different independent films and shorts at a variety of small theaters all over the Bay Area. The festival started on Feb. 6 with the film “The Congress” and lasted until Feb. 20, closing w...

Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather’s exhibit “Valediction” bids farewell to Bay Bridge east span

Urban art teacher Jennifer Starkweather’s exhibit “Valediction” bids farewell to Bay Bridge east span

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under Arts and Culture

Jennifer Starkweather, a visual arts teacher at Urban, is saying farewell in her own way to the old east span of the Bay Bridge, a part of the San Francisco skyline since 1936. “Valediction,” a series of drawings using gouache, pencil, and ink, was being exhibited until Oct. 19 at Electric Works, a ga...

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

New Bay Bridge eastern span bike path, long road to nowhere

Marie Bergsund and Aleah Jennings-Newhouse

November 14, 2013


Filed under News

With a dead end as its only destination and no access to San Francisco, the new Bay Bridge bike path could have been a tough sell. But visitors to the eight-mile path, located alongside the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, seem to have found other reasons to enjoy its many possibilities, from biking, walk...

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