Community rejects SFPD account of slain Latino

“How many shots does it take to kill a guy this high?” Eduardo Roman demanded to know, lifting his hand to the center of his chest roughly five feet above the floor.

Latin American Briefs: Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, Honduras

By Laura Guardia CHILE: Active volcano eruption Early in the morning on March 3, the…

Community raises $180,000 for residents displaced by fire

Zack Crockett was riding his bike home from work on Jan. 28 when he passed by the building at Mission and 22nd street engulfed in flames.

Future remains uncertain for small businesses after fire

By Alexis Terrazas It may not have been her home, but losing unit 217 to…

Displaced families, businesses regroup in fire’s wake

Milagro Rodriguez celebrated her birthday Feb. 5 the best she could from the confines of the emergency shelter at the Salvation Army’s Mission Corps Community Center—barely two blocks from the building she called home just eight days prior.

For Mission flower ladies, business is blooming

Photos and Story by Edgar Pacheco Three times each week, Marisol Ortega rises at 4:30…

“Latino/a Life in the Bay” photo contest recap

[su_slider source=”media: 25127,25128,25129,25130,25131″ width=”900″ height=”700″ speed=”1200″] More than 150 photos were submitted to this year’s…

Oakland erupts: Ferguson verdict ignites violent protest

A personal account of on what occurred over those three days of protests in Oakland by Santiago Mejia, an El Tecolote staff photographer and editor-in-chief of CCSF’s student newspaper, The Guardsman.

Los 43: SF rallies for missing Ayotzinapa students

“Mexico is kidnapped,” read one of the most striking banners that demonstrators held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a rally at 24th and Mission streets to show solidarity with the 43 students from the escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico who went missing on Sept. 26.

Bay Area native boxes her way to heavyweight title

By Alexis Terrazas It was rowdy, cramped and unkempt inside the Longshoreman’s Hall; the boozed-up…