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…

2014 Election day recap: low voter turnout and what the results mean for latinos

The results are in, and while it’s too early to know for sure how they will change the landscape, here is a brief recap of some of the measures most likely to impact Latinos.

Foul play: Celebrations turn ugly as Giants win third championship

Watching Madison Bumgarner toss five masterful shutout innings in relief to close out the 2014 World Series apparently wasn’t enough for some people, who still felt the urge to throw stuff.

2014 Latino Voting Guide

In an effort to simplify voting, students from San Francisco State’s Latino Politics course (LTNS 660) have created a “voter guide” to help inform the Latino community about the local and state measures that will be on this year’s ballot.

Day of the Dead: local artists mourn loss of life, culture

When it comes to keeping tradition alive, renowned San Francisco artist Rene Yañez and his son Rio prefer an unconventional approach: They celebrate death.

The fight for the 16th St. BART plaza continues

Protesters in the Mission District rallied on Oct. 4 to mark the one-year anniversary of the fight against a proposed market-rate development at the 16th Street BART plaza, an area where the Mission’s low-income and homeless have found sanctuary for many years. Activists and locals fear that the project at 1979 Mission Street threatens to displace the neighborhood’s historically working-class and minority residents.