El Tecolote (Spanish for owl) is a Spanish-English bilingual newspaper and website that covers the news, issues, and people of the Latino population in San Francisco's Mission District and surrounding areas of the Excelsior, Bernal Heights, and the East Bay. The newspaper began as a project in a 1970 La Raza Studies class at San Francisco State University created by professor Juan Gonzalez, who wanted to channel more Latinos into journalism. In the '70s, Latinos and other people of color were virtually nonexistent in major newsrooms. The newspaper left the classroom setting after its inaugural year to become a part of the community, where it has been ever since. This is the longest running English-Spanish newspaper in California: 43 years strong and it doesn't show signs of slowing down anytime soon.