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Latino communities remember Alex Nieto through art and activism

Feb 7, 2018
Josiah Luis Alderte

 

Alex Nieto was a young Latino from San Francisco who was shot at 59 times by four San Francisco police officers on the night of March 21, 2014, in Bernal Heights Park. All four officers were later acquitted of all charges.  

 

San Francisco-based choreographers Kat Cole and Eric Garcia are the directors of Detour Dance, a company that creates multidisciplinary performance and film with an emphasis on social justice.

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San Francisco’s Mission District has a historically rich Mexican heritage.

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Host Joseph Pace delves into the Mission District’s colorful political, cultural and artistic history with author, professor and San Francisco native, Cary Cordova.

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In the world of street art, painting over somebody else’s work — especially one connected to the local community — is sacrilegious.

 

Sights & Sounds: Jesselito Bie

May 18, 2017
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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Dancer and choreographer Jesselito Bie told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
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Crime: In rare occurrence, big three Bay Area cities see similar midyear homicide counts // San Jose Mercury News

"Halfway through the year, the homicide numbers of the Bay Area's three largest cities have reached a rare occurrence: They're nearly the same.

Todd Whitney

 

If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others. 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
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BART police want to read your license plate // East Bay Times

"BART police have quietly purchased and installed two automatic license plate readers at the MacArthur station and hope to launch a pilot program with the aim of eventually installing the technology at every station.

Daily News Roundup, Monday, March 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
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BART chased glamorous projects as its core system decayed // SF Chronicle

"Splashy extensions in recent years have taken BART down the Peninsula, deeper into the East Bay and tantalizingly close to Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, its core is falling apart.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016
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Mission district building gutted by fire last year damaged in blaze again // SF Examiner

“A building gutted by fire about a year ago in the Mission district was again damaged in a blaze late Sunday night.

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Producer Martina Castro took a walk around the Mission with San Francisco’s poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, to hear about what the neighborhood used to be like when he moved back in the 1970s, and what’s changed. Here’s the first part of their tour.  

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Morro Bay: Coastal Commission fires popular executive director // San Jose Mercury News

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Two months ago, 63-year-old Outer Mission Resident Denise Alvarado received an eviction notice. The reason: her building was sold and the new owners say they want to move in.

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The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District is currently about  $3,500 per month.

 

Audrey Dilling

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District is currently about  $3,500 per month. That means a renter needs to make almost $130,000 per year if she wants to spend just a third of her paycheck on rent. Singer-songwriter Candace Roberts doesn’t fall into that income bracket. 

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There isn’t much in the backyard of Eva Royale’s house. Two white metal patio chairs, her grandsons’ toy cars. What stands out most is her beloved 44-year-old cactus collection.

 

Wally Gobetz

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Report: Mission District to lose 8,000 Latino residents in next decade // SF Examiner

"San Francisco’s Mission District will see a massive drop in the number of Latino residents while higher income earners will increase during the next decade, according to a budget analyst report released Tuesday.

 


 

If you live in San Francisco, you’ve got local elections coming up next month; are you planning on voting? Last year, only about a third of eligible San Franciscans made it out to the polls. This year you might want to.

 

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Right to die: California Gov. Jerry Brown signs law //San Jose Mercury News

“Granting terminally ill patients the right to end their lives with a doctor's help, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the End of Life Option Act, a measure that triggered personal and passionate conflict across the state -- and in the conscience of the governor himself.

 

LGBTQ rights made huge strides recently with the supreme court’s historic decision on same-sex marriage. But an ongoing situation in San Francisco’s Mission District shows that there’s still pushback, even in the most liberal of cities.

Daily News Roundup for Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13, 2015
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S.F. loses affordable housing almost as quickly as it builds it // San Francisco Business Times

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7, 2015
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It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November​ // Tech Crunch

Daily news roundup for Monday, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
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On January 28th, a fire consumed a mixed-use apartment building on 22nd and Mission. The conflagration destroyed more than 30 local businesses, and displaced over sixty people. Mauricio Orellana, a resident in the building, lost his life.

Audrey DIlling

A couple on an evening stroll down Valencia Street comes to a stop outside Lost Weekend Video. They’re peering in through the big front window.

“I wanted to check it out because I haven’t seen a video store in a long time,” says Abel Martinez. “These days I watch a lot of pirated movies.”

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 5th

Mar 5, 2015
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Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015
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Some bicyclists hardheaded over bill that would require helmets // SF Gate

“Getting a helmet onto a grown-up bicyclist’s head isn’t a no-brainer, even though the saving of brains is the idea.

Sara Brooke Curtis

Every place has a history hidden that lives beneath what you can see on the surface. Just take the Mission District. The Bart Station at 24th street and Mission is called Plaza Sandino by some -- because in the 1980’s Pro-Sandanista protesters would rally there. Right down the street, Potrero del Sol Park is better known to those who grew up here as La Raza park -- back in the 70’s it was a major gathering spot for low rider cars. This neighborhood has also been called the birthplace of Latin Rock.

Melanie Young

With the start of a new school year, families all around San Francisco are sending their children off with hopes for a good year and a bright future. But according to Carolina Guzman with the nonprofit Mission Economic Development Agency, or MEDA, children in the Mission District struggle on every rung of the education ladder. She says half the children entering kindergarten aren’t prepared to learn.

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