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SFPD holds town hall meeting regarding an officer-involved shooting in Portero

SFPD holds town hall meeting regarding an officer-involved shooting in Portero

SFPD hold town hall meeting regarding an officer-involved shooting in Portero

Members of the San Francisco Police Department lead a town hall meeting April 19 in Potrero Hill regarding an officer-involved shooting that happened two days before.

The incident occurred April 17 at around 9:40 p.m. on the 900 block of De Haro Street. Emergency dispatchers received a call from a man who said he had just stabbed his brother-in-law with a machete. The suspect was identified as Dale Wilkerson, 60.

Wilkerson was shot and killed after he charged at responding officers with a claw hammer. THe suspect was ordered to drop his weapon but refused and continued toward the officers.

One officer shot Wilkerson twice in the upper body. Both men were transported to San Francisco General Hospital.

The victim suffered significant cuts to the head, upper body and arms. However, he is expected to make a full recovery. Wilkerson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Transgender woman explains experience

City College students were exposed to firsthand knowledge of the life of a transgender person when student Tracey Gonzalez spoke to the LGBT 9 class on Ocean campus on April 12.

Gonzalez described her experiences as a male to female transgender Latina and gave detailed explanation on what her life entails. She focused on issues faced by transgender people living in a society that is unable or unwilling to view transgender people for who they are.

The presentation touched on the tribulations faced by Gonzalez, the reactions of her family when she came out, the details of sex reassignment surgery and her decision to move to San Francisco.

The presentation was open to those that wanted to learn more about the transgender community and the struggles they go through.


The San Francisco Unified School District held the annual Frisco Day at City College’s Ocean campus April 21. About 1,000 high school seniors attended.

Students were able to choose from various workshops to attend and had the opportunity to speak with City College counselors. City College faculty and students volunteered for the event.

City Hall supports Proposition A

Three supervisors have proposed a nonbinding resolution for City College to use Proposition A funds to fund more classes rather than building up its financial reserves.

Proposition A is a parcel tax approved by voters last November that will produce $16 million in revenue every year for the next eight years.

City College officials approved a plan in February to invest in technology and maintenance at City College as well as replenish the school’s reserves.

After being placed on “show cause” in July by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, City has been trying to comply with the commission’s recommendations, including rebuilding the reserves.

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