Sixty Plus Lecture: “Covering Your Hometown in the News"

When: March 27, 2017 - 1:00pm

Joe Rodriquez, Columnist, San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco is a big city that, really, is also a small town. This mantra is repeated many times for this hometown reporter. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez gives a look inside a columnist and news reporter's methods of news-gathering in his hometown by the bay, where old school friends, political scandal and neighborhood rights intertwine.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez was the last staff writer at the former San Francisco Bay Guardian. Now he writes the S.F. Examiner's political column, “On Guard,” where he has a delightfully good time outing the dirty laundry of politicians in power and giving voice to the ornery progressive left. As transportation beat reporter he covers pedestrians, Muni, BART, bikes, and anything with wheels.


If you are not a Premiere Sixty Plus member, please arrange your visit ahead of time with Eileen Ward at

The meeting will be held in The Rosa Parks Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center at 1:00 p.m. 


SF State University, 1600 Holloway, Rosa Parks Room
Student Center building lower level