Alum Eric Louie No Longer Selling Sunday Newspapers on City Street

January 20, 2015

SF BAY -- It started in 1987 — in front of Uncle Benny’s Doughnuts at 22nd Avenue and Irving Street — where Louie sold candy to raise money for nearby Jefferson Elementary School. Louie told SFBay that one day, someone offered him a job selling papers: “He said, ‘Chuck sells papers down the block and we’re looking for somebody to fill this [spot in front of Benny’s Doughnuts], if you can show up next week you got the job.’ And that’s how it all started.” In 1999, as Louie began to study Journalism at San Francisco State, his father Daniel, a retired financial analyst for the federal government, stepped in and took over his corner. But this weekend, the father-son team will hawk their final Sunday Chronicle after receiving notice from the newspaper last month that their selling would be terminated, bringing an end to a long-time partnership.