Molly Oleson

Filmmakers to debut Richmond crime documentary

In their short documentary titled “A Confused War,” filmmakers Rachel Waldholz and Mariel Waloff examine Richmond’s unorthodox and surprisingly successful efforts to end a long history of violence. After working on the 26-minute film for more than a year, the two recent graduates of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism will debut their master’s thesis project…

BART strike frustrates commuters

It’s day two of the BART strike, and commuters across San Francisco are not happy. From the Mission District to the Embarcadero, children, teenagers and adults squeezed onto overcrowded buses, hailed cabs, made phone calls to jobs and loved ones to say they’d be late, and stood in long lines for AC Transit buses and…

Gay marriage advocates celebrate Prop 8. and DOMA decisions

It’s official: The Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage a reality in California. The justices dismissed an appeal Wednesday by sponsors of Proposition 8, a voter-approved ban on gay marriage, and ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to the same benefits as opposite-sex couples. Same-sex couples and advocates of gay marriage around the Bay Area…