The Bay Citizen debuted May 26 under the premise that there were no longer enough working reporters to cover the soaring human achievement, the utter depravity, the mixture of the surprising and the mundane and the absurd that the Bay Area churns out on an hourly basis.
This turned out to be true.
Our first seven months of existence demonstrate that as bad as things have gotten in the news business, there's never been a better time for news. Compelling stories literally fell out of the sky this year (Edgar Renteria’s Ranger-killing homer in Game 5 of the World Series) and erupted from beneath the earth (the San Bruno pipeline explosion). Some of the best stories, in fact, were brought to light by this new news organization; others just happened.