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Commuters typically fill the BART Trains throughout the weekday but due to the shelter-in-place order for the San Francisco Bay Region to curtail the spread of COVID-19, BART ridership has dropped sharply. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART board approves $2.4B budget with $200M in cuts

The BART Board of Directors voted 7-2 Thursday to approve the agency’s…

Commuters typically fill the BART Trains throughout the weekday but due to the shelter-in-place order for the San Francisco Bay Region to curtail the spread of COVID-19, BART ridership has dropped sharply. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District’s decision comes amid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board approves making SF schools police-free

Under the resolution, SFUSD will not renew its memorandum of understanding with the San Francisco Police Department

The San Francisco Unified School District’s decision comes amid a national movement to eliminate law enforcement from schools. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally calling on CCSF to keep the Fort Mason campus open on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students, faculty say closure of Fort Mason campus imperils many art classes

Dozens of people, students and current and former faculty members of City…

A sign hangs on a car at a caravan rally calling on CCSF to keep the Fort Mason campus open on Friday, May 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park

PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park

Golf competition to be held without fans

PGA Championship to take place in August at Harding Park
City to audit law enforcement hiring and promotion practices

City to audit law enforcement hiring and promotion practices

In an effort to reform the way law enforcement officers are hired…

City to audit law enforcement hiring and promotion practices
Young mountain lion lost in The City safely apprehended

Young mountain lion lost in The City safely apprehended

Officials with San Francisco Animal Care and Control captured a mountain lion…

Young mountain lion lost in The City safely apprehended
A peregrine falcon chick in recovery at the Peninsula Humane Society. (Courtesy PHS)

Falcon chicks reunited with parents in SFO hangar

Two peregrine falcon chicks are with their parents again after being found…

A peregrine falcon chick in recovery at the Peninsula Humane Society. (Courtesy PHS)
DA sues DoorDash over worker misclassification

DA sues DoorDash over worker misclassification

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Tuesday his office has filed…

DA sues DoorDash over worker misclassification
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DA won’t charge cases relying on officers with history of misconduct

Boudin and Police Chief Scott to hold discussion Tuesday evening

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AG Becerra puts backing behind police reform measures

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an array of reform proposals Monday…

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Diners sit and eat outside Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Restaurants, retailers gradually reopening to public

After San Francisco restaurants and other businesses began serving customers outside on…

Diners sit and eat outside Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Soda tax proceeds to help feed those in need

More than $1 million in funds from San Francisco’s soda tax, approved…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, shown here with Police Chief Bill Scott, announced a package of police reform initaitives on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed announces plan for police reform

Plan calls for ban on tear gas, military weapons and reduction of reliance on police for nonviolent calls

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, shown here with Police Chief Bill Scott, announced a package of police reform initaitives on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Firefighters were able to prevent a four-alarm fire at Pier 45 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from damaging Musée Mecanique. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Historic Fisherman’s Wharf arcade asking public for donations

The owner of the popular Musée Mecanique arcade and gaming museum at…

Firefighters were able to prevent a four-alarm fire at Pier 45 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from damaging Musée Mecanique. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Firefighters douse hot spots on a still-smoldering four-alarm fire from early Saturday morning at Pier 45 near Fisherman’s Wharf on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fishing community gets financial help after Pier 45 fire

Crab fisherman affected by a four-alarm fire that caused significant damage to…

Firefighters douse hot spots on a still-smoldering four-alarm fire from early Saturday morning at Pier 45 near Fisherman’s Wharf on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said the state’s current victim compensation laws exclude people involved in instances of police violence because they aren’t typically recognized as victims by law enforcement. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New policy means victims of police violence can get compensation

Victims of police brutality and their families will now be eligible for…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said the state’s current victim compensation laws exclude people involved in instances of police violence because they aren’t typically recognized as victims by law enforcement. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Members of the SF Public Defender’s Office kneel during an eight-minute, 46-second moment of silence to honor George Floyd at a demonstration calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, June 8, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Public defenders kneel and take part in nationwide call for racial justice

Employees with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office knelt for eight minutes…

Members of the SF Public Defender’s Office kneel during an eight-minute, 46-second moment of silence to honor George Floyd at a demonstration calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, June 8, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Golden Gate Bridge ‘sings’ during high winds

It may not be truly singing, but the Golden Gate Bridge is…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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California legislature moves to close online community college

By Ashley A. Smith EdSource California Assembly and Senate leaders moved Wednesday…

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Xavier Becerra, attorney general of the state of California, said he will work with Vallejo officials to implement police reforms. (Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)

State AG to work with Vallejo on police reforms after fatal shooting of SF man

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced an agreement Friday with Vallejo to…

Xavier Becerra, attorney general of the state of California, said he will work with Vallejo officials to implement police reforms. (Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Sipa USA/TNS)