Carly Graf

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Driver in stolen car strikes and kills two pedestrians in SoMa

Suspect was detained after allegedly fleeing the scene on foot

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>

Gov. Newsom announces $2 billion plan to reopen public schools

State will provide support for testing, contact tracing, safety materials and oversight

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>
The boarded-up Shared Spaces dining area for Washington Bakery and Cafe in Chinatown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Business owners spent thousands to build Shared Spaces platforms. Now what?

Lack of city guidance, support leaves merchants struggling to maintain vacant sites during shutdown

The boarded-up Shared Spaces dining area for Washington Bakery and Cafe in Chinatown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Moscone Convention Center faces uncertain future, Grand Jury says

Street conditions, safety concerns and steep costs make San Francisco less attractive for events

In 2019, 25 future events at Moscone Center were canceled. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
J Church line trains began running again on Dec. 19, 2020 between Balboa Park Station and Church and Duboce. The line is the first to resume service after a lengthy shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread mechanical issues in the Metro subway. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA annual report: 2020 leaves a ‘radically changed’ agency

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency annual report describes this year as…

J Church line trains began running again on Dec. 19, 2020 between Balboa Park Station and Church and Duboce. The line is the first to resume service after a lengthy shutdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread mechanical issues in the Metro subway. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Data shows San Francisco police issued only five speeding citations in the Tenderloin in 2019, and have issued only three so far this year. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFPD issues few speeding tickets in the Tenderloin despite traffic safety concerns

Neighborhood considered one The City’s most dangerous for pedestrians

Data shows San Francisco police issued only five speeding citations in the Tenderloin in 2019, and have issued only three so far this year. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Taxi drivers protested outside City Hall on Wednesday calling for loan forbearance and financial help. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Taxi cab caravan calls on city officials to provide more relief

Drivers ask for debt relief and an extension of loan forbearance

Taxi drivers protested outside City Hall on Wednesday calling for loan forbearance and financial help. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Thousands of travelers are flying for Christmas, despite restrictions. (Courtesy)

Thousands fly through SFO before holidays, despite statewide stay-at-home order

Travelers returning or visiting San Francisco from outside the Bay Area now face a 10-day quarantine

Thousands of travelers are flying for Christmas, despite restrictions. (Courtesy)
SFMTA has said it could lay off more than 1,200 employees by next fiscal year if it doesn’t get more funding. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

$14 billion for transit in second federal coronavirus relief package is a start, officials say

Bay Area leaders grateful for funding, but a ‘long-term, sustainable’ revenue source still needed

SFMTA has said it could lay off more than 1,200 employees by next fiscal year if it doesn’t get more funding. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Courtesy photo)

92-year-old woman suffers life-threatening injuries after hit-and-run

The driver told officers he thought he had struck an object, he was later arrested

Police lights (Courtesy photo)
Blue & Gold Fleet could soon discontinue some service to Angel Island, although other ferry companies will still serve it. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Some San Francisco ferries could stop running to Angel Island and Tiburon

Blue & Gold Fleet says declining revenue, increasing operating costs make routes untenable

Blue & Gold Fleet could soon discontinue some service to Angel Island, although other ferry companies will still serve it. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
The J Church line is running again on surface streests between Church and Duboce streets and Balboa Park Station. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

J Church train returns to city streets

Quiet Saturday rollout the start of a gradual resumption of rail service

The J Church line is running again on surface streests between Church and Duboce streets and Balboa Park Station. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Uber rolls out fee for California customers as Prop. 22 takes effect

Company charging passenger to cover cost of new benefits for drivers

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An average of one person is hit walking or biking every nine days on Leavenworth Street or Golden Gate Avenue, two of the Tenderloin’s primary corridors, and 47 percent of those crashes are caused by drivers failing to yield, running a red light or speeding, according to city data. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA wants Tenderloin speed limits lowered to 20mph

If approved, it would be the first neighborhood-wide speed treatment

An average of one person is hit walking or biking every nine days on Leavenworth Street or Golden Gate Avenue, two of the Tenderloin’s primary corridors, and 47 percent of those crashes are caused by drivers failing to yield, running a red light or speeding, according to city data. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Central Subway estimated to be 15 percent over $1.6 billion budget

SFMTA board approves $48.8 million package of 671 change orders, with more to come

SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)
A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>
A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>
Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chamber of Commerce urges supes to give SFMTA the money it needs in next budget cycle

Letter calls on the board to make ‘tough decisions’ necessary to keep Muni running

Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rules Committee recommends two SFMTA board nominees for approval by full board

Fiona Hinze and Manny Yekutiel would bring new perspectives to transit agency leadership

Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A 30-Stockton Muni bus heads along Marina Boulevard in the Marina District on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Marina residents want 30 Stockton extension out of their neighborhood

SFMTA says route provides link to Presidio green space, reduces crowding in dense neighborhoods

A 30-Stockton Muni bus heads along Marina Boulevard in the Marina District on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The end of the California Cable Car line at California Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Neighborhood groups want to ‘reimagine’ cable car stop at Van Ness and California

They say the westernmost terminus should celebrate its history and be more pedestrian-friendly

The end of the California Cable Car line at California Street and Van Ness Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)