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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.

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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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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