Bilingual newspaper in Mission District celebrates over 50 years in service to SF’s Latino community

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SAN FRANCISCO – A bilingual newspaper in San Francisco is celebrating more than five decades of service to the Bay Area’s Latino community.

El Tecolote Newspaper, which translates to “the owl” in English, is the longest-running bilingual publication in California, based in the Mission District. The newspaper is under the umbrella of a legacy arts and media organization called Acción Latina located on 24th Street.

Acción Latina Executive Director Fatíma Ramírez said the organization took over the publication of the paper in 1987 after the non-profit was founded. The organization prints stories in both English and Spanish.

‘Every two weeks, 10,000 copies continue to get printed and distributed in San Francisco and the Bay Area,” Ramirez said. “My favorite is when I see folks holding the newspaper because they’re in it. The proud feeling that their story is being told.'”

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