El Tecolote has served the San Francisco Bay Area since 1970. In our 52nd year, El Tecolote’s core mission is as it was upon launching our first edition decades ago — to bring news to people powered by, and in the interests of, the pueblo. Through 25 issues per year, El Tecolote covered topics important to our communities, primarily at health’s many intersections.
Mid-way through 2022, El Tecolote welcomed full-time reporter Mara Cavallaro. Cavallaro is El Tecolote’s Report for America Corps Member, who reports on mental health and healthcare inequality in the Latinx community. Cavallaro’s work is so impactful you’ll find much of it here in selected articles from our 2022 news coverage.
El Tecolote is grateful to every contributor that brought news to our readers this year. From students getting their first professional byline to tenured veterans’ continued involvement with this passion project, El Tecolote is by and for people from all walks of life, and that keeps the news relevant, interesting, and engaging.
In case you missed it, here are key stories from El Tecolote’s news desk in 2022.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, so does our coverage.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s attack on Roe vs. Wade was one of many health issues we tackled, including with a special edition on abortion. We also made space for necessary health stories amongst the headlines dominated by COVID and Roe vs. Wade.
While El Tecolote is a hyper-local publication to our San Francisco Mission District neighborhood, we still cover topics with statewide implications and decisions from the California capital when relevant to our audience.