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Monthly Archives: September, 2022

San Francisco is still trying to take the city’s power grid from PG&E

By JohnTaylor Wildfeuer :: The way California-based community organizer Pete Woiwode sees it, there was recently “a rare opportunity to really change the game and actually put the values of … Continue reading

September 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

A trafficking victim speaks out

By Cassandra Shoneru :: Davina Kerrelola was 19 years old when her boyfriend pushed her into sex work in the Bay Area, a nightmare that lasted seven years. She was … Continue reading

September 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

“Not a learning time:” For families of special-needs kids, pandemic-era remote schooling was a challenge

By Chaya Tong :: Robyn Dobruck trailed her 10-year-old son, Sam, with an iPad as he walked from the computer screen and virtual school, his teacher’s voice playing through the … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

How the story of this Northern California community is intertwined with the story of a church

By Janna Velazquez :: The Baptist Church has been a staple in African-American and Black churches since the times of slavery and was the first to allow African-Americans any semblance … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Invisible Economy

By Semantha Raquel Norris :: *Some last names in this story are omitted or altered due to concerns about immigration status. My mother emigrated from El Salvador to the United … Continue reading

September 16, 2022 · Leave a comment