Bay News Rising

Professional and college reporters training collaboratively for the future of Bay Area journalism. Bay News Rising is a project of the Pacific Media Workers Guild made possible by the labor and contributions of its members.

Romantic ideals still draw musicians to SF but expectations don’t match up with reality

by Calla Camero             How many minimum wage jobs does it take to pay the overhead  in San Francisco while pursuing a career in pop … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

At a crossroad: can small businesses continue to thrive in one of San Francisco’s last working-class neighborhoods?

  by Mary Strope               A couple of slices of Dutch Crunch, some imported Mortadella and a splash of olive oil. Mike Tufo, co-owner … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Increasing food stamp usage could stimulate local economy; Half of all eligible residents don’t apply

  by Marlene Sanchez   Unemployed and low-wage workers in San Francisco may have less in their wallets as the cost of living rises, but at least half of them … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

More funding needed to combat local wage theft, report says

by Cody Wright                Percentage of minimum wage complaints filed with the OLSE by industry (2004-2013). Source: San Francisco Wage Theft Task Force Final … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment