This news values reflected in this story are the same as those you would see in more traditional media. The story is timely since the press conference was held recently. The news value of prominence is also reflected in this story because it involves Senator Leland Yee. In addition, the story brings to light the conflict between environmental protection and Chinese cultural practices. A difference between stories in The Bay Citizen and stories in more traditional media is that The Bay Citizen will focus more on stories that are local such as this one which will impact people living in the Bay Area.