.Matt St. John

Jul 11, 2018

As Tanukichan, Hannah van Loon Creates Multifaceted, Category-Defying Music

Hannah van Loon is about to embark on her first solo-headlining tour. Credits: Photo courtesy of Jacob Romero ...
Apr 25, 2018

Jane Handcock Embarks on Transformation from Industry Songwriter to Solo Artist

Myariah Summers writes and performs under the name Jane Handcock. Credits: Photo courtesy of Chris Cobbs Myariah Summers sits by a big glass window,...
Feb 28, 2018

The Reawakening of Zion I’s Baba Zumbi

Zion I’s Baba Zumbi is finally enjoying rapping again. Credits: Photo by Evan Doheny To most, Steve Gaines is known as Baba...
Dec 6, 2017

How Rexx Life Raj Went from Being a Delivery Man to Hip-Hop’s Next Big...

The Berkeley rapper honed his rhymes while driving for his parents’ delivery company. Credits: Photo courtesy of Rexx Life Raj Faraji Wright,...
Nov 28, 2017

Peralta Faculty and Laney Students Vote to Oppose New A’s Stadium Plan

After being courted by the Oakland A's, the main teachers' union for the Peralta Community College District voted to oppose the team's plans to...
Nov 22, 2017

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Experience

With Bay Area housing prices continuing to skyrocket and a rental...
Nov 7, 2017

The Laney College Opposition

A’s President Dave Kaval (left) spent last week at faculty forums. Credits: Photo by Matt St. John To date, perhaps the most vocal opposition to the...
Oct 13, 2017

The East Bay SPCA Helps Overcrowded North Bay Animal Shelters Affected by Fire

One of ten cats picked up by the East Bay SPCA at Marin Humane in Novato, to make room for animals displaced by the...