Tag Archives: youth

Police to Frustrated Residents: Help!

By SHALWAH EVANS M.P.R. Howard pointed to the bullet hole in the Mission Education Project’s building Wednesday night as yet another sign of the increase in crime among neighborhood youth. “The majority of victims and perpetrators are people under the age of 30, but once the bullet leaves the barrel it doesn’t matter who the target is–it can hit anybody,” Howard...

Candidates Struggle to Meet Student Expectations

By ALLISON DAVIS De’Anthony Jones, a 17-year-old junior from Mission High School, asked those in the audience who had lost a friend to violence to raise their hand. Twenty hands shot up. He then turned to the 11 Board of Education candidates at a youth-led forum on a recent Thursday. “What are you going to do about the violence that...

Parents Voting Sí! on Proposition 4 May Decide Outcome

Proponents of a twice- failed state proposition requiring parental notification for teens seeking abortions hope to win this year with a strong Latino vote. “If there’s a shift going on, it’s coming from the Latino voters,” pollster Mark DiCamillo told the San Jose Mercury News. “Because this is a presidential election, Latino voters will constitute a larger proportion of the...