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Members of the Holly Park Collective and their supporters gathered at John O'Connell High School on August 11 to protest the sale of their Bernal Heights home. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Queer Activist Collective Under Threat of Eviction Fights to Save Home

Members of a queer activist collective threatened with eviction gathered August 11 and sharply protested their co-founder’s attempt to sell his Bernal Heights home where they have lived for nearly a decade. Current residents of the Holly Park Collective, located at 150 Highland Ave. near Holly Park, accused their former housemate Adan Luevano of acting as a “pro-eviction” landlord motivated by...
Students discussing a book outside

O’Connell High’s Test Score Gains Are Top in District

John O’Connell High School student Damonni Minor’s favorite subjects are math and science, although her grades don’t always reflect her enthusiasm. “I think homework is pointless,” said Minor, who gets mostly C’s. “I already know the material.” But now, thanks to a new program at John O’Connell, students like Minor who perform well on the California Standards Test can receive...