Audrey Garces

Tink and her dog, Kid Vicious, comfort each other on the sidewalk in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

For those living on the streets in SF, pets often take priority

Slurp. A slobbery tongue wagged out of the mouth of a German…

Tink and her dog, Kid Vicious, comfort each other on the sidewalk in San Francisco on Aug. 6, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Lee awarded 17 first responders to June’s shooting at a UPS facility with certificates of honor on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee honors first responders of fatal UPS shooting

When gunfire rang out inside a UPS building in the Potrero Hill…

Mayor Lee awarded 17 first responders to June’s shooting at a UPS facility with certificates of honor on Thursday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
SFPD and bomb squad officers work the scene of a 15-hour stand-off after a man shot and injured a woman at 15th and Beaver streets near Corona Heights Park in San Francisco's Castro District Monday, July 31, 2017. (Audrey Garces/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Standoff between SFPD, shooting suspect ends after nearly 15 hours

A nearly 15-hour standoff between police and a shooting suspect in the…

SFPD and bomb squad officers work the scene of a 15-hour stand-off after a man shot and injured a woman at 15th and Beaver streets near Corona Heights Park in San Francisco's Castro District Monday, July 31, 2017. (Audrey Garces/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunters View is one of the four public housing sites that Hope SF plans to replace. (Nathaniel Y. Downes/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hope SF focuses on public housing development without displacement

Three generations of the Sims family spend every Saturday afternoon in a…

Hunters View is one of the four public housing sites that Hope SF plans to replace. (Nathaniel Y. Downes/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD’s nutrition services is also transforming cafeterias into community hubs as a means to entice students to utilize their services. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD cooks up new meal plans for students

The San Francisco Unified School District is changing the way students experience…

SFUSD’s nutrition services is also transforming cafeterias into community hubs as a means to entice students to utilize their services. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
A Northern California man recently contracted the virus in Mono County. (Courtesy photo)

Northern California man diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

Following the recent diagnosis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a Northern California…

A Northern California man recently contracted the virus in Mono County. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang speaks during a news conference at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Audrey Garces/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Board of Supervisors to give monthly recognition to organ and tissue donors

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will recognize organ and tissue donors…

San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang speaks during a news conference at San Francisco's City Hall Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Audrey Garces/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A ship worker helps load fresh fish onto the  dock of Fisherman's Wharf from their fishing boat, Pioneer, in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF Port considers letting fish be sold directly from boats at Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco fishermen are hoping to catch a break by reviving an…

A ship worker helps load fresh fish onto the  dock of Fisherman's Wharf from their fishing boat, Pioneer, in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Christiaan Ross dabs at the Bloom Room cannabis store in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, July 10, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Move over 420, new cannabis holiday concentrates on oils

A fog covered dispensaries across San Francisco as they celebrated “710,” the…

Christiaan Ross dabs at the Bloom Room cannabis store in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, July 10, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police investigate fatal shooting early Monday in the Mission District

A male victim was fatally shot in the Mission District early Monday…

Jaedra DiGiammarino instructs a yoga class at the Silver Avenue Family Health Center in San Francisco on June 28. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s free yoga classes, at capacity, look to stretch over more days

To the sound of cracking joints, grunts and intermittent laughter, eight yogis…

Jaedra DiGiammarino instructs a yoga class at the Silver Avenue Family Health Center in San Francisco on June 28. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A man walks past piles of fireworks debris and trash at the N-Judah bus stop near 43rd Avenue and Judah Street in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Calls to SF’s non-emergency number to report illegal fireworks more than doubles from last year

San Francisco residents woke up to streets littered with illegal firework debris…

A man walks past piles of fireworks debris and trash at the N-Judah bus stop near 43rd Avenue and Judah Street in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood Wednesday, July 5, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
People carry green and yellow balloons during a rally celebrating the anticipated increase of minimum wage to $14 in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s minimum hourly wage to increase to $14 this weekend

San Francisco’s minimum wage will increase to $14 per hour on Saturday,…

People carry green and yellow balloons during a rally celebrating the anticipated increase of minimum wage to $14 in San Francisco on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey donates 1,000 baseball gloves to kids

Giants’ catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 Rawlings baseball gloves to a crowd…

Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gilbert Baker, one of the original creators of the rainbow flag at the March in DC for LGBT rights, October 11, 2009. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)

Remembering the man behind the rainbow flag: Gilbert Baker

Days before Gilbert Baker’s memorial at the Castro Theatre on June 8,…

Gilbert Baker, one of the original creators of the rainbow flag at the March in DC for LGBT rights, October 11, 2009. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)
Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference highlighting the launch of The City's domestic violence lethality assessment program at Bayview Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Program to curb domestic violence launching in SF’s Bayview

Following an increase in domestic violence homicides in San Francisco in recent…

Police Chief William Scott speaks during a news conference highlighting the launch of The City's domestic violence lethality assessment program at Bayview Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Olympic Club golf course at Lake Merced in San Francisco, Calif. September 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

SF green fees may increase in July

Despite a recent decrease in golfing activity due to rainy weather, green…

The Olympic Club golf course at Lake Merced in San Francisco, Calif. September 8, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)