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

When no place to park means no place to live: S.F. car dwellers “hammered by cops”

By Erasmo Martinez, Bay News Rising staff reporter — Melodie has lived in an RV since 2008, but this day, the 57-year-old looks distraught as she gazes down the road: A … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Indie bookstores increasing, drawing customers with an appeal Amazon can’t match: community

By Elisabetta Silvestro, Bay New Rising staff reporter — The demise of independent bookstores has been predicted many times. They not only survived, they are regaining ground: The number of independent bookstores … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

New profit-sharing coffee spot to open in October, offering ‘jobs with dignity’

By Michaela Payne, Bay News Rising staff reporter — At an Uptown construction site, the din of trucks will soon be replaced by the low roar of coffee grinders. Baristas will … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment