Defendants in immigration court without an attorney are five times more likely to be deported. But legal representation is often not available. In the ‘zero tolerance’ era a good lawyer … Continue reading
The killing of Oscar Grant forced changes on BART’s police force, but many in the community say the killings of other men of color show the agency is still flawed … Continue reading
By Alena Naiden Bay News Rising Staff Reporter First, the voices would come at night. Then he sometimes would hear them during the daytime as well, but at some point, … Continue reading
By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter They strum, hum and literally bend over backwards to entertain passengers and passersby in BART stations and on trains. For buskers, hurtling … Continue reading
By Garrett Bergthold, Bay News Rising staff reporter – With roots in San Francisco – land of the highest rents in the United States) – the YIMBY phenomena is growing and it’s growing fast. From 2016’s New York Times column on local activist Sonja Trauss to the Atlantic’s June article From ‘Not in My Backyard’ to “Yes in My Backyard’, YIMBY is becoming a national sensation.
By Alena Naiden, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter The apartment in South of Market was filthy and full of cockroaches, but Marlyn Tuliao came in anyway. Being a caregiver, she … Continue reading
By Victor Tence, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter Andy Griffin of Watsonville is considered to be a “living farm legend” by those in the Bay Area produce scene for his pioneering work with organic agriculture. He’s known … Continue reading
By Garrett Bergthold, Bay News Rising staff reporter – The city-owned 17-acre Balboa Reservoir is slated to add 680 to 1,245 housing units to the Ingleside neighborhood. Calling the project controversial belies the complexity of a three-sided fight as developers, housing advocates and angry neighbors strive to define its future.
By Brian Howey, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter — Beneath the thrum of freeway traffic, Michele Magobet shuffles past a foldout table. Pausing to examine plastic tubs, she picks … Continue reading
Gregory Mitchell serves coffee at the Starbucks kiosk in the Pack ‘N Save grocery store in Emeryville. At $14.80 per hour, the 27-year-old earns just a bit more than the minimum wage. Although he holds a second job at a local gym and works 45 hours a week, Mitchell struggles to pay his half of the rent for the $1500 apartment in Emeryville he shares with his uncle.
They are the public servants and barkeeps, the Lyft drivers and hot-dog vendors, the parking attendants and security guards. While the glory all goes to the millionaire superstars on the court, quite a few ordinary workers are racking up their own NBA records — even if it’s only for overtime earnings and barroom sales posted during the Finals.
SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 3, 2017 — Members of the Student Guild ratified unanimously the agreement with the Pacific Media Workers Guild that includes a provision granting hourly pay, and it … Continue reading
By Zak Cowan | With services few and far between, couples living on the streets of San Francisco have a unique and challenging road out of homelessness
By Kelsey Lannin, Bay News Rising staff reporter — There’s a lot of homelessness in the Haight. Even the homeless shelters are homeless. After a contentious debate, San Francisco legislators … Continue reading
By Shajia Abidi and Zak Cowan The fire alarms blared as black smoke billowed out of the Graywood hotel and residents went door to door helping their neighbors to escape. … Continue reading
By Mariana Raschke, Bay News Rising staff reporter– At the break of dawn, when the hills of Sonoma are covered in a morning fog, Highway 101 is already at a … Continue reading
By Grady Penna, Bay News Rising staff reporter – Decorated with a nine-ball ornament dangling from his neck, rings covering each finger and a hulking pack strapped to his back, … Continue reading
By Zak Cowan and Mariana Raschke Bay News Rising Reporters The sandstone was draped in rainbow as the attendees cuddled around the caviar stands, sipping sparkling wine and indulging in the splendor … Continue reading
By Shajia Abidi, Bay News Rising staff reporter The scorching heat, the sticky humidity, and the salty smell of sweat made the restless players anxious to call it a day … Continue reading
By Mitchell Walther, Bay News Rising staff reporter- The sun beats down on the music lovers as they lounge on the grass. Cold beer and good weather entertain the crowd … Continue reading
By Kelsey Lannin, Bay New Rising staff reporter — As the California primary race wound down, candidates weren’t the only ones trying to make a few last-minute sales. At the … Continue reading
By Grady Penna, Bay News Rising staff reporter – *One of the names in this article has been changed in order to preserve the safety of that individual Demonstrators lined … Continue reading
By Ekevara Kitpowsong, Bay News Rising Staff Reporter — Except for those with sponsors or the status of a Keith Haring, it’s a given that artists need another source of … Continue reading
By Alex Lamp, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Graffiti is going mainstream. Don’t believe it? Come on down to the 1AM art gallery on Howard Street and watch techies from … Continue reading
By Elisabetta Silvestro, Bay News Rising staff reporter — During a rare hot summer day in San Francisco, farmers’ stands fill United Nations Plaza. “Dollar a pound, mix and match!” some … Continue reading
By Alex Lamp, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Dawud Dirbas, 44, has worked at Kennedy’s Market on the corner of McKinnon Avenue and Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview district … Continue reading
The gig’s up on the gig economy as contract workers vote to unionize By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Tracey Kelly drives a double decker shuttle bus from South … Continue reading
By Khaled Sayed, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Yellow police tape surrounds a crime scene. This time there is no lifeless body lying on the ground, but a mural, celebrating … Continue reading
By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Melodie has lived in an RV since 2008, but this day, the 57-year-old looks distraught as she gazes down the road: A … Continue reading
By Elisabetta Silvestro, Bay New Rising staff reporter — The demise of independent bookstores has been predicted many times. They not only survived, they are regaining ground: The number of independent bookstores … Continue reading