Haiti to San Francisco. Past one red star, or two, the journey’s far, and due.

Foreign Interventions and Their Effects


Citadelle Laferrière. Natural scenery, syncopal fervency, against France, sprees upper Haiti.
During the wee hours of June 7, 2021, Haiti’s 58th president, Jovenel Moïse, a 53-year-old father of three, two sons and a daughter, suffered a painful death. And Moïse’s killing transpired as his wife of 25 years, Martine, clung to life, gravely-injured, some distance away.

Originally published in Synapse on April 29, 1999. Small groups of animal rights activists raided the Cell Culture Facility and two nearby labs on Friday morning, April 23, overturning equipment, frightening employees, and causing thousan

The first caller was an architect who lived on Clayton Street. He lived within walking distance of the hospital, and he had a comment to make.
[Originally published in Synapse on April 23, 1998.] The 65 students who live in UCSF’s Turk St. apartments learned to their surprise Tuesday that the university hopes to phase out the building as student housing.

Originally published in Synapse on April 10, 1978.

The content of advertisements for non-prescription, over-the-counter drugs is under close scrutiny by the federal government and may be required to undergo radical changes.

UCSF students, residents, and staff are working to promote civic engagement across campus and the health system, as the general election nears on November 3.

Originally reported in Synapse on September 29, 1988. UCSF will begin conducting heart transplants this fall, Dr. Haile Debas, chairman of the Department of Surgery, announced on Sept. 21.

From tracing viral spread to fast tracking drugs to studying infected cells, labs on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus have been working tirelessly through the shutdown to tame the effects of COVID-19.

Originally published in Synapse on June 3, 2010. Top Hat, Junk Shot, Top Kill - the phrases seem like they are from a Hollywood pitch meeting for an action-adventure movie starring Tom Cruise, but the grim reality is that they all describ