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San Francisco Mayor London Breed, pictured in July, said there was “an unacceptable pattern of misconduct and systemic failures under the previous leadership of the Department of Building Inspection.” <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>

Mayor cracks down on ‘corrupt’ Department of Building Inspection

Controller’s office report alleges nepotism, cronyism, corruption

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, pictured in July, said there was “an unacceptable pattern of misconduct and systemic failures under the previous leadership of the Department of Building Inspection.” <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>
Remembering former linebacker Paras Haralson, the 49ers said he lived life “with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy.”<ins> (Examiner photo archive)</ins>

49ers mourn former linebacker Parys Haralson. He was 37

Former San Francisco 49ers’ linebacker Parys Haralson died suddenly Monday, according to…

Remembering former linebacker Paras Haralson, the 49ers said he lived life “with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy.”<ins> (Examiner photo archive)</ins>
At San Francisco International Airport, international inbound travelers are required to have a negative test prior to boarding their plane to the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)

What to know about flying from Bay Area airports during COVID pandemic

On their own, COVID-19 and airports can cause mountains of anxiety. Putting…

At San Francisco International Airport, international inbound travelers are required to have a negative test prior to boarding their plane to the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)
The Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority is working on plans to increase ferry service in Mission Bay, Redwood City and Treasure Island. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)

Ferry expansion planned despite pandemic’s toll on ridership

By Dan Rosenheim Bay City News Ridership on Bay Area ferries remains…

The Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority is working on plans to increase ferry service in Mission Bay, Redwood City and Treasure Island. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)
Chase Center will require proof of vaccination for events that attract more than 1,000 attendees. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Chase Center requiring vaccine proof for events over 1,000 people

Event attendees at San Francisco’s Chase Center will be required to show…

Chase Center will require proof of vaccination for events that attract more than 1,000 attendees. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Paramedics transport a mock patient into UCSF’s Mount Zion medical center during a drill. (Courtesy Noah Berger/UCSF)

UCSF nurses allege chronic understaffing, overworking

‘Solutions they are proposing are not sustainable’

Paramedics transport a mock patient into UCSF’s Mount Zion medical center during a drill. (Courtesy Noah Berger/UCSF)
A U.S. Forestry Service firefighter battled the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Cal Fire)

Hot, dry weather and poor fire conditions expected through end of 2021

State is on pace with number of acres burned at this time last year

A U.S. Forestry Service firefighter battled the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County on Aug. 20. (Courtesy Cal Fire)
The Randall Museum, which focuses on nature and animals, will reopen Oct. 2. <ins>(Courtesy Quincy Stamper/Randall Museum)</ins>
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Most SF recreation centers have reopened

Proof of vaccination required for most visitors

The Randall Museum, which focuses on nature and animals, will reopen Oct. 2. <ins>(Courtesy Quincy Stamper/Randall Museum)</ins>
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The San Francisco Unified School District announced that 96% of its staff report that they are fully vaccinated. (Courtesy photo)

Majority of SFUSD staff fully vaccinated ahead of next week’s requirement deadline

‘Our vaccine requirement is one of the many ways we are keeping our students, staff and families safe’

The San Francisco Unified School District announced that 96% of its staff report that they are fully vaccinated. (Courtesy photo)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)

BART offering half-priced fares for Clipper card users

BART is offering half-off fares for people using Clipper cards starting Sept.…

In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sutter Health pays $90M to settle Medicare false claims civil case

Sutter Health agreed to pay $90 million to settle a civil lawsuit…

CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed, pictured in May, encouraged more San Franciscans to get their shots following an announcement on social media that 80 percent of residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
Mayor London Breed, pictured in May, encouraged more San Franciscans to get their shots following an announcement on social media that 80 percent of residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom is Sept. 14, but Californians are encouraged to vote early. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)

Aug. 30 is last day to register to vote in recall election

Aug. 30 is the last day to register to vote for the…

The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom is Sept. 14, but Californians are encouraged to vote early. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News)
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will be providing portable air filters to emergency and cooling centers as wildfire smoke continues to cause hazardous health conditions. (Shutterstock)

Air district expands filtration program to all Bay Area counties

Increasing pollution threatening the health of many residents

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District will be providing portable air filters to emergency and cooling centers as wildfire smoke continues to cause hazardous health conditions. (Shutterstock)
Money to keep BART and other transit systems running is coming from the American Rescue Plan. (Shutterstock)

BART to receive $331 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding

By Eli Walsh Bay City News The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal…

Money to keep BART and other transit systems running is coming from the American Rescue Plan. (Shutterstock)
As California continues battling the Dixie Fire, the U.S. government is funding research to improve adverse health effects caused by wildfire smoke. (Courtesy Cal Fire)

EPA grants nearly $3 million to fund Bay Area wildfire smoke research

Three Bay Area research projects will share nearly $3 million in federal…

As California continues battling the Dixie Fire, the U.S. government is funding research to improve adverse health effects caused by wildfire smoke. (Courtesy Cal Fire)
Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)

Foster City officials fire city manager, name police chief acting city manager

The Foster City City Council fired City Manager Peter Pirnejad during a…

Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)
The view of downtown San Francisco is obscured as smoke from numerous wildfires chokes the Bay Area in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Air quality advisories issued for Friday, Saturday due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing air quality advisories…

The view of downtown San Francisco is obscured as smoke from numerous wildfires chokes the Bay Area in 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
La Doña and her band opened Stern Grove’s 84th season on June 20. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Stern Grove cancels final show due to water main break

Tower of Power, Too Short won’t play Sunday

La Doña and her band opened Stern Grove’s 84th season on June 20. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s father received clemency Monday from outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chesa Boudin’s father granted clemency by outgoing New York Gov. Cuomo

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s father received clemency Monday from outgoing…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s father received clemency Monday from outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)