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The San Francisco Giants are encouraging their fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Chris Victorio | Special to The Examiner, 2021)

Giants to entice fans to get vaccinated with ticket giveaway starting Friday

The San Francisco Giants have partnered with the city to encourage their…

The San Francisco Giants are encouraging their fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Chris Victorio | Special to The Examiner, 2021)
Fans look to board BART trains for the Bay Bridge series this weekend. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)

BART adding special train service for Giants night games

Additional trains serving limited stops after regular BART service ends will be…

Fans look to board BART trains for the Bay Bridge series this weekend. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)
U.S. Court of Appeals order invalidated California’s ban on assault weapons. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)

Federal Court of Appeals stays decision invalidating assault weapons ban

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…

U.S. Court of Appeals order invalidated California’s ban on assault weapons. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)
San Francisco may track sexual orientation statistics for city employees. (Mira Laing/The Examiner, 2017)

Proposed ordinance calls for data collection on city employees’ sexual orientation to ensure LGBTQ hiring

San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed introduced legislation Tuesday…

San Francisco may track sexual orientation statistics for city employees. (Mira Laing/The Examiner, 2017)
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing a plan to limit fees for small businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)

Proposed pilot program would encourage new small businesses by waiving city fees

As businesses reopen throughout San Francisco, and the state, a city supervisor…

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing a plan to limit fees for small businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)
Mayor London Breed spoke at the reopening of the San Francisco Public Library main branch on April 20. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)

SF reopening more libraries through the summer

After a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for…

Mayor London Breed spoke at the reopening of the San Francisco Public Library main branch on April 20. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)
San Mateo County is moving to restrict gun dealers.

San Mateo County may restrict gun dealers

San Mateo County may update firearm laws with stricter licensing and security…

San Mateo County is moving to restrict gun dealers.

Supervisor Peskin entering treatment for alcohol dependency

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin said Thursday he will be entering treatment…

San Francisco supervisors recently approved spending $12.5 million for free public transit to boost ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Free Muni pilot program moves down the tracks toward Mayor Breed’s desk: Will she veto the idea?

After San Francisco supervisors passed legislation providing $12.5 million in new funding…

San Francisco supervisors recently approved spending $12.5 million for free public transit to boost ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, which recently exhibited works by Calder and Picasso, is among the organizations offering free entry for qualified visitors as part of the Museums for All program. <ins>(Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>

City launches free museum access for low-income SF residents

San Francisco officials this week launched the citywide Museums for All program…

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, which recently exhibited works by Calder and Picasso, is among the organizations offering free entry for qualified visitors as part of the Museums for All program. <ins>(Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>
A panorama of of the Bay Area’s peninsula region, including San Mateo County, San Mateo bridge and East Bay Hills in the background. (Shutterstock)

How San Mateo County is supporting businesses with a new COVID relief fund

San Mateo County supervisors approved a relief fund of up to $5.8…

A panorama of of the Bay Area’s peninsula region, including San Mateo County, San Mateo bridge and East Bay Hills in the background. (Shutterstock)
Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: 3D render illustration of the server room interior in datacenter in blue light
A major Internet disruption on June 8, 2021 may be linked to the SF firm, Fastly. Pictured is a modern data server center. (Examiner stock photo)

SF company may be responsible for major, global Internet outage

A San Francisco-based content delivery company may be responsible for an overnight…

Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: 3D render illustration of the server room interior in datacenter in blue light
A major Internet disruption on June 8, 2021 may be linked to the SF firm, Fastly. Pictured is a modern data server center. (Examiner stock photo)
Over a dozen whales have washed up dead on Bay Area beaches recently, causing concern among marine conservationists. (Courtesy of Marine Mammal Center)

Wake to mark recent rash of Bay Area whale deaths

A wake to mark the deaths of a dozen whales that have…

Over a dozen whales have washed up dead on Bay Area beaches recently, causing concern among marine conservationists. (Courtesy of Marine Mammal Center)
Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru leaves U.S. District Court in San Francisco in January 2020. Corey Browning/Special to The Examiner

Embattled former S.F. official arrested in knife incident

Mohammed Nuru, the former San Francisco Public Works director targeted in a…

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru leaves U.S. District Court in San Francisco in January 2020. Corey Browning/Special to The Examiner
Police tape restricts access to an area of San Jose that suffered a mass shooting Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, where nine people died. (Nick Veronin/SF Examiner)

Nine dead in VTA shooting

Nine people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting Wednesday morning…

Police tape restricts access to an area of San Jose that suffered a mass shooting Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, where nine people died. (Nick Veronin/SF Examiner)
A mountain lion that was wandering San Francisco streets was tranquilized and removed Thursday morning. This is a stock photo of a mountain lion, and not the cat in question. (Pixabay)

San Francisco’s roaming mountain lion tranquilized, safely removed

A mountain lion that apparently walked the streets of the city for…

A mountain lion that was wandering San Francisco streets was tranquilized and removed Thursday morning. This is a stock photo of a mountain lion, and not the cat in question. (Pixabay)
Stern Grove Festival organizers are working on plans to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers 2019 show is picture — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

S.F. loosens COVID restrictions on concerts, events, dining and more

As San Francisco, and the entire state of California, prepares for a…

Stern Grove Festival organizers are working on plans to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers 2019 show is picture — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston is pushing Mayor London Breed to allocate Prop. I funds to help stressed renters before the state’s pandemic eviction moratorium comes to an end. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Renter advocates push to see Prop. I funds put to use

By Olivia Wynkoop San Francisco renters have hundreds of millions of dollars…

San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston is pushing Mayor London Breed to allocate Prop. I funds to help stressed renters before the state’s pandemic eviction moratorium comes to an end. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State’s mask mandate to continue until June 15 reopening despite CDC guidance

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next…

Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought a series of injunctions in September 2020 that would have prohibited some people arrested on drug charges from returning to certain neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file)

Judge denies city attorney’s request to bar alleged drug dealers from Tenderloin, SoMa

A San Francisco judge on Friday denied a request for a preliminary…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought a series of injunctions in September 2020 that would have prohibited some people arrested on drug charges from returning to certain neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file)