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.

For some, 40 hours a week is not enough to pay city’s soaring housing costs

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

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star graffiti artists say form is losing its edge, co-opted by ‘insta-graf generation’

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

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farmers counting the drops as drought drags on, yield drops by 20 percent

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

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bayview population in flux, spurring fears, hopes among residents

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

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is the gig up? Contract workers seek security, benefits, vote to unionize

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

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Por Vida’ mural vandalism is only latest attack on Latino LGBT community

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

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bay Area workers cry foul as Staples, US Postal Service team up

By Emilia Rosales, Bay News Rising staff reporter — A quiet deal between the federal government and a chain discount store threatens to end a venerable public service, squash one of … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Funding a mayor’s campaign is hard without a billion bucks of backing

Commentary by Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Incumbent Mayor Ed Lee has some competitors in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections, but not much competition. Lee is running for … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment