You’re able to click on our website for free. But the content behind those clicks takes a lot of legwork, and good legs cost money.

If what you read makes you think, makes you angry, makes you laugh, or simply makes you better-informed, then keep us alive by donating today.

Here’re a few places your donation dollars will go:


For 30 weeks a year, we train graduate students from UC Berkeley’s Journalism School along with any other aspiring journalist who knocks on our door.

For the other 22 weeks a year, we try to pay our interns, no matter where they come from. Cost: $20,000 a year.

We pay an editor to run the site. Cost: $60,000 a year.

We also pay freelancers like Daniel Hirsch, who has been covering the Jack Spade campaign day-in, day-out.  Cost: $6,000 a year.

The Print Edition

The Mission is the epicenter of the new cool tech economy, but even here, a good percentage of residents are on the other side of the digital divide.  We reach them with a quarterly bilingual print edition.

Cost: $8,000 a year.

If we raise enough money, we’ll publish more often.


For the past four years, the invaluable Andrea Valencia has translated all of our feature articles. She’s also our resident interpreter, and has been a key player in providing real-time Spanish-language coverage.

Cost: $30,000 a year

Then there’s the boring stuff, like a roof over our heads.

Cost: $600 a month.

These are just a few ways your donation dollars can help keep community news alive.

If you’d like to see where your dollars would go—or would just like to meet us, drop by our office at 2588 Mission Street, 212,  or email us at  

We’d love to say hello!