Former City College student found dead
A former City College student was found dead in a Westfield San Francisco Centre stairwell on Aug. 12, according to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD).
Frank Galicia, a 28-year-old chef who attended City College during the summer semester 2014, had recently started working at upscale downtown restaurant Sons & Daughters.
What was initially ruled a homicide by the SFPD is now being referred to as a suspicious death following an autopsy by a medical examiner.
Details on the cause of Galicia’s death are still under investigation by detectives and medical examiners.
BART station closures continue
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority will continue the closure of BART tracks for four additional weekends between now and October.
BART train tracks will be closed from Glen Park to Daly City Station during Sept. 3-5, Sept. 17-18, Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 15-16.
The closures, which began in July, take trains out of service so repair crews can work around the clock on repairs and upgrades. According to a BART press release, crews will focus on adding sound-dampening equipment, tree-trimming along the tracks and repairs to Balboa Park Station.
A bus bridge will be put in place to transport BART riders from Glen Park to stations affected by the closures. Riders are encouraged to add 20 to 45 minutes to their commute and expect additional delays.
City Cafe closed for fall semester
City Cafe is closed for the fall semester, leaving City College’s Ocean campus with three options for food on campus.
Located on the second floor of the Student Union building, the cafe had been serving students from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every semester.
The cafe served a variety of house specials and sandwiches to students at affordable prices. It was popular to students because of its central location on campus and large dining area, which made it a convenient study spot.
This comes on the heels of the Crown Catering food truck’s decampment last fall from its parking place next to the Visual Arts building. These closures have left the cafeteria, The Lunchbox and MUB’s Chasing Lions Cafe as the only spots to buy meals on campus.
There is no information yet on how City Cafe’s space will be utilized, or if the owner of the cafe will return next spring.
City College welcomes new women’s soccer coach
The Rams women’s soccer team, which has won the Coast-North conference championship the past six years, will be defending their title under a new head coach this year.
Having coached the men’s program at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory since 2000, Jeff Wilson will make the transition to the community college ranks. He led Sacred Heart to the Central Coast Section Championships six times.
Wilson hopes to continue both his and City’s winning ways.
“I look at this as a privilege,” Wilson said. “I am very excited. I think we have a great base to work off of. It’s exciting for me to be in a community college setting where people are hungry to learn.”
Prior to his time at Sacred Heart, Wilson was an assistant coach on the men’s teams at his alma mater, San Francisco State University, as well as at Skyline College.
Wilson has a FIFA-recognized United States Soccer Federation National “A” license, which is the highest amateur coaching certification in the U.S.