On the cheap

October 9, 2012
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This year, Banned Books Week matters more than ever

September 28, 2012
Have you ever listened to KPFA's “Flashpoints”? A friend described it to me, as we listened to an episode featuring San Francisco's newest poet laureate...

In the face of protest, City College moves forward with tough decisions

September 12, 2012
The City College Board of Trustees passed the college’s budget and new mission statement yesterday, as well as a proposal to request a special...

Diamond Dave’s report from Romneyville

August 27, 2012
Activists from San Francisco and around the country are descending on Tampa this week to protest the Republican National Convention. I got a call...

Lee appoints Santos, a staunch development advocate, to CCSF board

August 21, 2012
Rodrigo Santos, a structural engineer who heads the pro-development advocacy group San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, had already raised an unheard of amount...

As classes begin again, CCSF reconsiders its mission

August 16, 2012
Fall classes at City College of San Francisco began yesterday.  Students streamed through all nine campuses, navigating their schedules.But they are coming back to...


August 14, 2012
WEDNESDAY 15 Save CCSF at Homecoming Ram Plaza, City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan, SF; Facebook: Save City College of San Francisco....

Rafael Mandelman enters City College board race

August 13, 2012
After the really bad news that Community College Board member Milton Marks died, there's some good news: Rafael Mandelman, an energetic, smart, progressive lawyer...

Big week ahead as City College classes start

August 12, 2012
Classes at City College of San Francisco start for the fall on August 15. That makes this a big week for the coalition of...

City College students, in their own words

August 8, 2012
City College of San Francisco (CCSF) students and freelance journalists Joe Fitzgerald and Sara Bloomberg this week continued giving Guardian readers some of the...

Forum tonight cancelled after Mayor’s ‘no stop and frisk’ announcement

August 8, 2012
A community forum to discuss stop and frisk tonight has been cancelled, in the wake of Mayor Lee's announcement yesterday that he would not...

Let it learn

What's fresh in Bay education, from pot activism 101 to design degrees

Faces of City College

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL: BOUCHRA SIMMONSThe first thing you notice about Bouchra Simmons is her hair. Her black curls are bold and larger than...

Quick facts about City College of San Francisco

How many ESL students? How does CCSF fund its campuses? Answers here

Saving City College

Disparate groups are coming together to help rescue the threatened institution. What are they up against?

The City College mission

CCSF is going to pull through -- there's no other option for San Francisco 

City College fights back

Were CCSF budget decisions irresponsible, or principled resistance to the downsizing of California's community colleges?


July 10, 2012
WEDNESDAY 11Students organizing for CCSF Student Union upper level lounge, CCSF Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan, SF; 5-8pm, free. At an emergency community meeting...

Occupy brings the noise to the Canadian consulate for Quebec students

June 29, 2012
Activists with Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Education Northern California and other groups staged a small demonstration outside the building that houses the Canadian consulate...

Community college students convene to unite against cuts, state legislation

Students and staff from community colleges throughout California gathered at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Mission campus May 12 to discuss legislation, particularly...

I get by with the help of my local DIY classes

CAREERS AND EDUCATION: A day in the life of a sustainable urbanite

Teachers, students demand funding for education

March 2, 2012
People across the Bay Area joined in the National Day of Action to Defend Public Education March 1, with rallies at Berkeley City Hall,...

Bayview man who filmed cops convicted

March 1, 2012
In a case that has gained notoriety in San Francsico, Debray Carpenter, also known as Fly Benzo, was convicted Feb. 22 of two misdemeanors.Benzo...

On the Cheap

February 21, 2012
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