Sunrise Gathering Continues Tradition of Native Activism on Alcatraz

An unbroken chain connected the original occupiers to this year’s gathering, with Elijah Oakes, Richard Oakes’ grandson, tending the fire in the center of the circle. Desiree Harp sang “Water so deep, water so wide” as seagulls cried overhead, human and avian voices joined together. Round Valley Pomo dancers performed as well as drummers and other musicians, with breaks in between for speakers. 

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Radical Street Theater Honors Mission’s History

Producer, playwright, and poet Paul Flores’ latest theater piece “History Matters in the Mission” debuted in the namesake neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 23. The event highlighted five local activists, including City College’s own Juan Gonzales, with a dramatic spectacle of song, dance and word.

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City College Journalism Students Reel in 18 Awards

Students in City College’s journalism department won 18 awards in the 44th Annual San Francisco Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Awards. The prizes include eight first place awards.

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Surge of Fake Applications Creates Headache for Community Colleges

A surge of suspicious applications has flooded the California Community College system, with up to 65,000 fraudulent applications statewide from 77 countries, according to a Board of Trustees presentation at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.

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Crowds Long for Live Entertainment, but Barriers Remain

With operations that draw together large and mostly indoor crowds, theaters and music venues have suffered enormously since the pandemic’s onset. And now entertainment establishments struggling to get back into business face fresh uncertainties with the Delta variant surging in San Francisco.

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