Brendan P. Bartholomew

Transgender inmates often face challenges that other inmates don’t, such as hostile attitudes toward their identities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)

SF implements new policies for treatment of transgender inmates

For members of the transgender community, arrest and incarceration can be especially…

Transgender inmates often face challenges that other inmates don’t, such as hostile attitudes toward their identities. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner)
Kai Wada Roath holds a reproduction of a plaster cast of an alleged Bigfoot footprint. (Courtesy Brent Roath)

Believers to convene for SF’s first-ever Bigfoot conference

San Francisco resident Kai Wada Roath wasn’t always a believer in Bigfoot.…

Kai Wada Roath holds a reproduction of a plaster cast of an alleged Bigfoot footprint. (Courtesy Brent Roath)
Pacifica Police Chief Dan Steidle addresses the crowd at Thursday's town hall meeting. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pacifica police reassure public over recent crime wave

A mini crime-wave that struck Pacifica and left residents on edge this…

Pacifica Police Chief Dan Steidle addresses the crowd at Thursday's town hall meeting. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Mateo County fails in efforts to pass rent control, despite other wins

Election night brought mixed results for proponents and critics of rent control,…

Pacifica City Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart. (Courtesy photo)

Pacifica council race will shape future of quiet beachfront town

Longtime Pacifica City Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart has been forced by a…

Pacifica City Councilmember Mary Ann Nihart. (Courtesy photo)
Big-wave surfer Bianca Valenti rides at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Sachi Cunningham/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mavericks surf contest adds women’s division

San Francisco-based professional big-wave surfer Bianca Valenti is among those celebrating the…

Big-wave surfer Bianca Valenti rides at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Sachi Cunningham/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kai Wada Roath, left, pictured with Audra Wolfmann, heads up the Super Shangri-La Show at the Balboa Theater. (Courtesy photo)

Vintage horror flicks fill haunted Balboa Theatre

The Balboa Theatre might be the perfect place for a month-long Halloween…

Kai Wada Roath, left, pictured with Audra Wolfmann, heads up the Super Shangri-La Show at the Balboa Theater. (Courtesy photo)
Bay Area officials have embarked upon a lengthy process to determine the future of the 684-Brisbane Baylands site. (Courtesy Universal Paragon Corp.)

Dispute over Brisbane Baylands development will bleed into next year

Brisbane city officials have kicked off a months-long process to determine what…

Bay Area officials have embarked upon a lengthy process to determine the future of the 684-Brisbane Baylands site. (Courtesy Universal Paragon Corp.)
Daly City recently approved a designated “Internet safe sale exchange zone” in front of the police station to facilitate safer transactions. (Courtesy David Canepa)

Daly City approves creation of safe exchange zone

There’s officially a safe space in Daly City for those buying or…

Daly City recently approved a designated “Internet safe sale exchange zone” in front of the police station to facilitate safer transactions. (Courtesy David Canepa)
(Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will San Mateo begin converting wastewater into drinking water?

Big improvements are in store for San Mateo’s sewage treatment facilities, including…

(Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A fireworks booth adjacent to the Pacifica Moose Lounge includes an ominous warning for revelers who plan on celebrating outside of the law. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Explosive consequences in store for those who use illegal fireworks on Fourth of July

Illegal fireworks soaring up to 150 feet in the air and bursting…

A fireworks booth adjacent to the Pacifica Moose Lounge includes an ominous warning for revelers who plan on celebrating outside of the law. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
he proposed Oyster Point Business Park development has prompted concerns over impacts to the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy South San Francisco)

Concerns linger after Oyster Point development changes hands

A major redevelopment project in South San Francisco’s Oyster Point industrial area…

he proposed Oyster Point Business Park development has prompted concerns over impacts to the surrounding area. (Rendering courtesy South San Francisco)
Midpen staff and California Conservation Corps members remove California bay trees from the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos, in order to protect nearby oak trees from the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. (Courtesy Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District)

Scientists study incurable tree disease in San Mateo County

There is nothing sudden about stopping Sudden Oak Death. But a group…

Midpen staff and California Conservation Corps members remove California bay trees from the Los Trancos Preserve in Los Altos, in order to protect nearby oak trees from the fungus-like pathogen that causes Sudden Oak Death. (Courtesy Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District)
People square dance at the Pride Initiative celebration in San Mateo on June 4. (Courtesy County of San Mateo)

LGBTQ Commission speaks for underrepresented community

When a transgender woman visiting San Mateo County from the Philippines found…

People square dance at the Pride Initiative celebration in San Mateo on June 4. (Courtesy County of San Mateo)
David Canepa, left, and Mike Guingona will face off in a race to represent District 5 on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. (Courtesy photo)

Politicians’ petulant past points to bellicose race for county supervisor

Two Daly City elected officials are poised to go head to head…

David Canepa, left, and Mike Guingona will face off in a race to represent District 5 on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. (Courtesy photo)
San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals voted on Monday in favor of adopting a $15 per hour minimum wage. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Mateo likely to adopt $15 per hour minimum wage

San Mateo is poised to become the first city in San Mateo…

San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals voted on Monday in favor of adopting a $15 per hour minimum wage. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)

Ballot measure rejection results in lawsuit against San Bruno over hotel

Opponents of a planned hotel in San Bruno are suing the city…

Unite Here Local 2 members deliver to San Bruno city staff more than 3,000 signatures gathered to place a referendum on the November ballot that would reverse the city council’s March decision to sell a 1.5-acre parcel of land to hotel builder OTO Development. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 2)
San Mateo County recently launched an inmate locator tool to make it easier for people to find and track others. (Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

San Mateo County launches tool to let residents search for incarcerated loved ones online

When Bay Area resident Robert Bisno learned his ex-girlfriend was arrested in…

San Mateo County recently launched an inmate locator tool to make it easier for people to find and track others. (Courtesy San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)
City Manager Pat Martel, right, has been targeted by labor representatives and activists opposed to the police and fire cuts. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Daly City crafting budget that includes outsourcing police dispatch services

Daly City moved a step closer to outsourcing its police dispatch service…

City Manager Pat Martel, right, has been targeted by labor representatives and activists opposed to the police and fire cuts. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cosplayers strike a pose at the East Bay Comic Con, produced by Steven Wyatt in partnership with Steve Wozniak. (Courtesy Steven Wyatt)

South City pins hopes on town’s first-ever ‘Comic Con’ event

South San Francisco is poised to host its first-ever comic book convention…

Cosplayers strike a pose at the East Bay Comic Con, produced by Steven Wyatt in partnership with Steve Wozniak. (Courtesy Steven Wyatt)