The Guild congratulates nine members who have received Excellence in Journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California chapter: Gary Richards, Julia Prodis Sulek, LiPo Ching, Karl Mondon, Thomas Peele, Marisa Kendall, Jose Carlos Fajardo and Lisa M. Krieger, all of the Mercury News/East Bay Times, and Joe Eskenazi for work at Mission Local and the San Francisco Public Press.
Jolie Brenes currently attends Diablo Valley College. She will pursue an Allied Health major, and plans to transfer to San Francisco State University. Her goal is to become an Ultrasound Technician.
The 2018 Bay News Rising class delivered a series of compelling articles tackling some of the more intractable issues of our time, including immigration, mental health and police shootings.
On a motion by Guild First Vice President Gloria La Riva, the San Francisco Labor Council’s Committee on Political Education voted 58-21 to oppose San Francisco Proposition B, a measure on this November’s ballot that would, among other things, empower the Board of Supervisors to tamper with the city’s Sunshine Ordinance, the nation’s strongest local government transparency law, which the voters passed in 1999.
Members are encouraged to have their graduating daughters and sons apply for college funds from the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid fund. Every year, our Guild retirees donate to this fund so that we can support graduating high schoolers in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships can range from $500 to $100, depending on need.
Members of the Bay Area News Group newsroom staff, winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the deadly Ghost Ship Fire, publicly denounced their corporate owner’s business practices Thursday.
Everyone showed up at Dr. Dave Perlman’s 99th birthday party except Dr. Dave, whose own doc (the kind who actually went to med school) advised him to stay home and rest up for the next one. So Dave was obliged to sit through a group performance of Happy Birthday by telephone.
So many Chronicle alumni raised a glass at Dave Perlman’s spectacular retirement party that Curiouser and Curiouser is apologizing in advance for all the ones he’s about to miss.
Jordan B. Castro, our Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund winner for 2017, is the son of a Chronicle unit member. He will study civil engineering at San Francisco State University
Community organizations and unions in San Francisco marched up Market Street on Saturday, carrying banners and blocking streets, to protest a planned rally by Nazis and racists.