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.

Cricket – keeping South Asians together

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

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Local band challenges the music industry

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

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T-shirt vendors cash in on The Bern at San Francisco Rally

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

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Barred from her homeland, a Palestinian woman marches against Airbnb

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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