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Shinn Historical Park Sign, Fremont, Calif. on April 10.

Friends of Heirloom Flowers Garden Club at Shinn Park

April 30, 2021

Photo Essay By Grecia Villafuerte, CONTRIBUTOR Fremont, Calif. -- Friends of Heirloom Flowers Garden Club has been active in Fremont historic parks since 1994. Angie Schmidt is the president of the...

Gazebo Gardens’ Essential Escape

Gazebo Gardens’ Essential Escape

April 25, 2021

Photo Essay By Tamika Huley, CONTRIBUTOR Fresno, Calif. -- Gazebo Gardens is a venue in the Central Valley with beautiful scenery that can’t be replaced. After being deemed essential, closure during...

 Volunteers for Pinole’s “Drive-Thru Spring Eggstravaganza” hosted by the Pinole Police Department add the finishing touches for the goody bag booth on April 3.

Pinole’s Drive-Thru Easter “Eggstravaganza”

April 15, 2021

Photo Essay By Megan Vaneck, CONTRIBUTOR Pinole, Calif. -- This year like most cities, a socially distanced Easter celebration was held outside the Pinole Police Department. Their take on it was a “Drive-Thru...

The setup of the outdoor farmer’s market with CDC guidelines taking place.

Farmer’s Markets in Moreno Valley are back and running during COVID-19

March 12, 2021

Photo Essay By Taylor Morris, CONTRIBUTOR There has not been much activity in the city of Moreno Valley in Southern California. As I drove around my town, on March 4, I discovered a farmer’s market...

“Dollar days on the Bay,” How the San Francisco Bay Ferry is working to increase ridership amid COVID-19

December 16, 2020

Photo essay by Jonathan Roberts, CONTRIBUTOR According to Ridership data and changes made due to COVID-19, the San Francisco Bay Ferry has adapted to the changes with a new normal in effect. According...

The Persistence of Creation

The Persistence of Creation

December 15, 2020

Photo essay by Paolo Acob, CONTRIBUTOR “Photographing and reporting, the persistence of creative artists during times of a pandemic.” “The Persistence of Creation,” a photojournalist story...

COVID-19 causes gun ownership in America to skyrocket

December 15, 2020

Photo essay by Antonio Aguilar, CONTRIBUTOR My photo essay focuses on how COVID-19 has affected the gun community. I spent a lot of time going around Salinas, CA, and the surrounding areas to get some...

Package Hero: The life of a delivery driver during COVID-19

Package Hero: The life of a delivery driver during COVID-19

December 14, 2020

Photo essay by Priscila Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR At its peak, this holiday season – United Parcel Service is expected to deliver approximately 32 million packages a day. Octavio Martinez is a UPS delivery...

LA County Swap Meet sells masks but does little else in protecting patrons from COVID-19

LA County Swap Meet sells masks but does little else in protecting patrons from COVID-19

December 14, 2020

Photo essay by Hazel Salguero, CONTRIBUTOR On November 29, 2020, at Alpine Village Swap Meet, people arriving to shop for Christmas presents and personal items. Alpine Village is relatively empty...

AJ V.: “With quarantine in place it's like, everyone’s at each other’s throats more than usual because no one can leave. Especially with, y'know, you’re 21 so you want to leave, you want to go out with your friends, you wanna do this, you wanna do that but at the same time you know you can’t. … I should not just think about myself. I should think about others, my other family too. I have grandparents who are very easy to get sick, my sister has asthma so even allergies are bad for her so. It's hard, but it's bearable.”

Are We Home Yet

June 10, 2020

By Christian Martinez, PHOTOGRAPHER There are countless things that we do in life that either reminds us or feels like home to us. It gives us peace of mind and allows us to unplug from everyday anxieties...

About 3,000 people came together at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse on Sunday, and peacefully marched down State Street to the Santa Barbara Police Department to show support of the Black Lives and in protest of George Floyd’s death, who was killed in the custody of the Minneapolis police after kneeling on his neck for an estimated 8 minutes.

George Floyd Protest in Santa Barbara

June 7, 2020

By Vanessa Martinez, PHOTO EDITOR

Guram Kashia fight off an opposing Minnesota FC Forward during the first half of the match

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Minnesota FC

March 12, 2020

By CHRISTIAN MARTINEZ, Contributor  

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