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News, The Snitch In Addition to Sex Access, S.F. Middle School Kids Now Have Condom Access; Parents Freak

In Addition to Sex Access, S.F. Middle School Kids Now Have Condom Access; Parents Freak

San Francisco public school officials made a choice this week that they will not soon forget. Mostly because they will be hearing about it, reading about it, and living it for the rest of their lives. You’d think they might…
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News, The Snitch City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

City College Debates Whether to Arm Campus Police

Should campus cops carry guns? That’s the question being debated at City College of San Francisco, where a would-be shooter forced the school library to evacuate last month. On Oct. 13, an altercation between three students spilled into the…
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News, The Snitch New 826 Valencia Writing Lab Opens in Tenderloin

New 826 Valencia Writing Lab Opens in Tenderloin

The crowd of 100 or so people at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street at around 2:30 p.m. today was not your typical gathering on Pill Hill in the Tenderloin, where murmurs of "Oxys," "Roxies," “Heroin,” and…
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News, The Snitch "I want education, not indoctrination": Catholic Teachers and Students Protest Archdiocese

"I want education, not indoctrination": Catholic Teachers and Students Protest Archdiocese

Over 100 Catholic teachers, students, and labor activists rallied outside the San Francisco Archdiocese Chancery this afternoon, in protest of what teachers at Bay Area Catholic schools are calling attacks on their rights as workers.  The San Francisco Catholic…
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News, The Snitch SF State Graduates to Walk at AT&T Park

SF State Graduates to Walk at AT&T Park

SF State has some high-end spending habits for a university with half-a-century old buildings that need more than a $200 million in repairs. Last year, for instance, the state school made plans to construct a state-of-the-art science building and to…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Superintendent Calls Parents, Warns That Students Plan to Walk Out of Class Today

Oakland Superintendent Calls Parents, Warns That Students Plan to Walk Out of Class Today

After receiving multiple reports that Oakland students will stage another anti-police brutality walkout today, school superintendent Antwan Wilson tried to preempt the protest by robo-calling their parents. In a message left on voicemails throughout the district last night, Wilson said that,…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Schools Could Lose About $2 Million From "Rain Day" (Update)

San Francisco Schools Could Lose About $2 Million From "Rain Day" (Update)

Update below. Kids might have rejoiced over yesterday's school closure in San Francisco — even as their parents scrambled to find child care — but the district itself took a huge financial wallop.  Per KQED education reporter Ana Tintocalis, closing schools…
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News, The Snitch Hey, Kids: Bay Area Schools Will Close Due to Epic Storm (Update)

Hey, Kids: Bay Area Schools Will Close Due to Epic Storm (Update)

Update, 2:22 p.m.: San Francisco Unified School District announced this afternoon that indeed, schools will close tomorrow due to rain. Original story: After months of protracted summer, followed by months of listless, balmy fall, it's little surprise that Bay Area…
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News, The Snitch Vietnamese Community Upset Over "Fuck Your Mother" License Plate

Vietnamese Community Upset Over "Fuck Your Mother" License Plate

Everyone has those days at work where you're there but not "there." As a result, your work product becomes something like a joke. Or in the DMV's case, a your mom joke.  Such is the case with the DMV in…
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News, The Snitch UC Berkeley Students Occupy Wheeler Hall, Refuse to Leave Until Tuition Vote Is Reversed

UC Berkeley Students Occupy Wheeler Hall, Refuse to Leave Until Tuition Vote Is Reversed

Students held a sleepover at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, occupy-style to protest the recent vote to increase tuition by 25 percent for the next five years.  A UC Regents committee yesterday passed a highly controversial measure to increase tuition…
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News, The Snitch UC Protests Get Heated in San Francisco (Update)

UC Protests Get Heated in San Francisco (Update)

Original Story: Things are getting a bit tense over at…
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News, The Snitch UC Hastings Students Protest Proposed Graduation Date

UC Hastings Students Protest Proposed Graduation Date

If there's one thing that UC Hastings students have garnered from their $150,000 law school education, it's a knack for arguing. The have the best comment wars on Facebook, third-year student Clifton Smoot said in an August interview with the Weekly.…
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News, The Snitch Workers to Picket UC Hastings Over Labor Dispute

Workers to Picket UC Hastings Over Labor Dispute

UC Hastings dean and chancellor Frank Wu established himself as a maverick after applying a supply-and-demand economic model to his foundering institution: The best thing he could do for students, he decided, was to have fewer of them. So, Hastings…
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News, The Snitch Cops Say East Bay Teacher Who Tweeted About Wanting to Stab Students Is Harmless

Cops Say East Bay Teacher Who Tweeted About Wanting to Stab Students Is Harmless

Last month, news junkies read all about how Krista Arata Hodges' teaching style had come into question after school officials learned the Newark teacher tweeted some nasty thoughts about her students, saying she wanted to stab them.  Parents and other…
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News, The Snitch East Bay Teacher Tweets About Wanting to Stab Her Students

East Bay Teacher Tweets About Wanting to Stab Her Students

Well, this is crazy. A teacher at Newark Memorial High school reportedly took to Twitter this summer to vent her frustrations over her students, saying she wants to stab them and that her "trigger finger" is itchy.  The Oakland Tribune…
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News, The Snitch The KinkyCoach: Helping Newbies Find Their Way in the World of Fetish

The KinkyCoach: Helping Newbies Find Their Way in the World of Fetish

Ask anyone who’s involved in the scene, and they will tell you that BDSM and fetish culture is enjoying a huge resurgence — not only in the Bay Area but worldwide. That doesn’t mean the doors are always wide open,…
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News, The Snitch Judge Rules Against NCAA in Landmark O'Bannon Case

Judge Rules Against NCAA in Landmark O'Bannon Case

A day after the National Collegiate Athletic Association granted autonomy to its "Power 5" conferences, it's now facing a more cataclysmic change. This afternoon Oakland federal Judge Claudia Wilken ruled that the association violates anti-trust laws by withholding compensation from…
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News, The Snitch NCAA Grants Autonomy to Five Powerhouse Conferences

NCAA Grants Autonomy to Five Powerhouse Conferences

The so-called "Power 5" college athletics conferences — the ACC, the Big 12, the Big Ten, the Bay Area-based Pac-12, and the SEC — defected from their mothership yesterday, after the National Collegiate Athletic Association voted to grant them autonomy.…
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News, The Snitch Robert Shearer, former SF State Director, Busted for Alleged White-Collar Crime

Robert Shearer, former SF State Director, Busted for Alleged White-Collar Crime

The corruption saga surrounding Robert Shearer, the former SF State employee accused scamming the cash-strapped university out of millions, is finally coming to a head. After years of investigation, Shearer was arrested on April 18 in his Fremont home on…
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News, The Snitch Kid Zaps Classmate With Stun Gun

Kid Zaps Classmate With Stun Gun

A female student at International Studies Academy was detained this morning after she allegedly zapped her classmate with a stun gun she brought to school -- the same school that was on lockdown yesterday when a student was reportedly found…
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