Gator Juan Gonzales reflects on 50+ years of Mission community newspaper

Author: Jamie Oppenheim
September 14, 2023
Juan Gonzales speaking in front of mic
Photo Credit: (Pablo Uzueta El Tecolote/CatchLight Local)

Juan Gonzales was honored at El Tecolote’s Golden Legacy Gala on Aug. 26 in San Francisco, which celebrated five decades of bilingual journalism in service of the Bay Area’s Latinx community.

Founder of state’s longest-running bilingual newspaper launched paper at SF State, Juan Gonzales launched El Tecolote, a bilingual newspaper serving San Francisco’s Mission District residents, in 1970—six months after graduating from San Francisco State University’s Journalism program.

Read the full story on how Juan successfully achieved his dream while aiding the community.