Ocean Campus experiences power outage
Most buildings on Ocean Campus, as well as the immediate surrounding area, experienced a power outage early Tuesday morning.
This resulted in all 9:30 and earlier classes on campus being cancelled. The Multi-Use Building (MUB) was still without power at press time. All classes in MUB were cancelled for the entire day Tuesday.
PG&E emergency repair teams were working on restoring power throughout the morning. At this time, the reason of the power outage is unknown.
The first signs of power being out were around 4 a.m. Most buildings on campus had power restored by 8 a.m.
New food truck opens on Ocean Campus
D’Maize, a new food truck on Ocean Campus, opened during the second week of fall classes.
Located in Cloud Circle between the Creative Arts and Visual Arts buildings, D’maize will be serving “modern Salvadorian food” Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Although the new food truck doesn’t provide a dining area, it gives students more food options since the recent closure of City Cafe.
D’maize first opened their brick and mortar restaurant five years ago on 24th Street, in the Mission district. The truck will serve most of the restaurant’s bestsellers: pupusas, breakfast and regular burritos, quesadillas and daily specials.
“Our menu is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and we are committed to providing CCSF students healthy and affordable prices of our food,” Executive Chef Luis Estrada said.
They will be open for the rest of the fall semester, and plan to return for the spring semester as well.
Kim and Wiener prioritize education
Controversial topics were discussed in a 90-minute State Senate debate between San Francisco Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener at the Potrero Hill Democratic Club on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Over 100 attendees digested the contention of Kim and Wiener. They spoke of limited affordable housing, ineffective public transportation, the dying middle class, failing incarceration measures and a rotting education system.
“In San Francisco, our income divide is now akin to Rwanda’s,” Kim said. “One of the biggest ways to help the income divide is by investing in our public schools. We have vastly divested from our public education school system.”
The pitfalls of public education was one issue Kim and Wiener found common ground on.
“Public education is very personal for me,” Wiener said. “What we have in California today is beyond unacceptable. Every problem we are discussing here today has its roots in education.”
Both candidates emphasized plans for restructuring the education system, recognizing that as a key to enacting lasting change.
“I put on the ballot a luxury real estate tax that will generate on average 44 million dollars,” Kim said. “I propose to use half of it to make City College free again as it was before 1983.”
While Kim is looking to rectify the complete K-14 education system, Wiener is looking to solve more specific problems within it.
“We need to make sure we are getting more resources into our schools. We have to expand and improve S.T.E.M. so that our kids can get 21st century jobs,” Wiener said. “The best solution is to make our public schools superb.”
-By Bethaney Lee