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.

Together in homelessness: couples living on the streets of San Francisco struggle to find help

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

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Homeless shelters remain homeless in the Haight

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

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Caring community steps up to help victims of Mission District fire.

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

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Highway 101 is still the North Bay’s daily traffic jam

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

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Newark blaze guts recycling center and forces residents to remain indoors

By Staff Writer Mitchell Walther A four-alarm fire ravaged the Western Pacific Pulp and Paper Recycling Center in Newark last Friday night, creating a noxious cloud that forced residents to … Continue reading

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After nearly six years, the sit-lie law is having trouble staying on its feet

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

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San Francisco’s aristocrats, law enforcement and nudists come out for Pride

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

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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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