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Gay Plair Cobb, CEO of Oakland Private Industry Council; and Kevin Blackburn, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

San Francisco Bank Creates $40 Million Initiative to Help Underserved Communities

  To determine best practices for creating quality jobs and small business expansion in underserved communities, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco ( on June 15 held a seminar in Oakland with local, [...]
Jason Bell, director of SF State's Project Rebound program, will head up a statewide effort to expand the program to seven additional California State University campuses, making it accessible to 70 percent of individuals monitored by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

$500,000 Grant Will Fund Project Rebound Programs at CSU Campuses

Courtesy of SFSU News   San Francisco State University will lead a statewide effort to expand college access for formerly incarcerated individuals, the University announced today.   Seven California State University campuses — Bakersfield, Fresno, [...]
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Three SF State Student Films Screen at Cannes Film Festival

By Mary Kenny, SFSU Neww   Three short films by San Francisco State University cinema students were screened last week at the Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) of the prestigious 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
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50 Killed at LGBT Nightclub in Worst Modern U.S. Mass Shooting Vigils held in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose

(AP and other sources)   It was Latin Night at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. After hours of revelry, the party-goers crowding the gay nightclub in Orlando known as the Pulse took their last sips [...]
(L to R): Sandré Swanson, Barbara Lee and Nate Miley

Nate Miley Wins Reelection; Swanson Will Face Skinner in November Election

In the battle for the open 9th district seat in the State Senate, Democrats Sandré Swanson and Nancy Skinner will face a rematch in November. Skinner won 47 percent of the vote while Swanson received [...]