Los Rakas are a Panamanian, Grammy-nominated music duo made up of Raka Rich and Raka Dun.   Their unique sound merges English and Spanish, and combines Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Reggae, and Dancehall.  Earlier this year, they released their album Raka Love II. They gave me the opportunity to film one of their rehearsals.

We asked people in the Mission District of San Francisco about the best and worst Moments of 2017.

Follow Bay Area dancers, Tiombe Valone and Antoine Hunter, as they compete to become king and queen of Carnaval San Francisco 2016.   Video includes subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing audiences.           Update: Tiombe Valone and Antoine Hunter were crowned king and queen of San Francisco Carnaval 2017! 

Twenty years ago, the queen of Tejano music Selena Quintanilla was shot and killed by the president of her fan club. Decades later, Selena's enduring legacy continues to inspire fans, including members of the Latino LGBTQ community. 



The hip hop community is mourning the death of a well-known Bay Area rapper - The Jacka. For some in the bay areas his death also means the loss of a mentor to many at risk youth and young artists. Read more on Oakland North.

An attorney at the California Clean Energy Fund by day and a Berkeley City Council member by night, Ben Bartlett ’14 is working hard to encourage positive change and continue his father’s legacy in Berkeley and beyond. Full story:

Video: Shot and produced by Gabriela Arvizu Audio: Sam Omar-Hall

Local muralists sued one the biggest real estate company in San Francisco for using their work without their permission to advertise luxury real estate.

     Voter Education   

Series of videos for UC Hastings College of the Law explaining the California Propositions on the November 2016 ballot.  Complete series here.

 Professor Manoj Viswanathan  explains CA Proposition 56: Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement.

Professor Marsha Cohen explains Professor CA Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act.