Caroline Ghisolfi

Marquise Lewis shows off samples of different sativa strains to a customer at the new Barbary Coast Sunset cannabis dispensary on Irving Street on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After four-year community battle, the Sunset’s first cannabis club opens for business

After four years of neighborhood protests, public hearings and community debates, the…

Marquise Lewis shows off samples of different sativa strains to a customer at the new Barbary Coast Sunset cannabis dispensary on Irving Street on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Firefighters contain two-alarm fire in the Richmond

Firefighters contain two-alarm fire in the Richmond

Firefighters battled a two-alarm structure fire in the 500 block of 27th…

Firefighters contain two-alarm fire in the Richmond
Signs point to an emergency shelter at St. Mary’s Cathedral for evacuees from the Kincade Fire on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner). (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Kincade Fire evacuees finding shelter in The City

Hotels offering discounts to those fleeing fire

Signs point to an emergency shelter at St. Mary’s Cathedral for evacuees from the Kincade Fire on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner). (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fatal shooting near Lowell High School may be linked to domestic violence

Fatal shooting near Lowell High School may be linked to domestic violence

Thursday’s fatal shooting of 21-year-old Valeria Villagomez near Lowell High School may…

Fatal shooting near Lowell High School may be linked to domestic violence
City opens cooling centers in response to heatwave and poor air quality

City opens cooling centers in response to heatwave and poor air quality

City officials activated cooling centers in San Francisco as a plume of…

City opens cooling centers in response to heatwave and poor air quality
Park service reopens long-running fight with dog lovers

Park service reopens long-running fight with dog lovers

The National Park Service has revived a decades-long quarrel with local dog…

Park service reopens long-running fight with dog lovers
Supervisor Catherine Stefani on Monday said the 744 units of housing in the 3333 California St. project were “acceptable, warranted and desired.” (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Large Laurel Heights development advances toward final approval

Proposed mixed-use project faces multiple appeals, continued opposition from neighbors

Supervisor Catherine Stefani on Monday said the 744 units of housing in the 3333 California St. project were “acceptable, warranted and desired.” (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Man, 62, suffers life-threatening injuries after being punched

A 62-year-old man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after…

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Man injured after machete attack in Bernal Heights

A 40-year-old man allegedly attacked a passerby with a machete near Bernal…

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Native American communities canoe around Alcatraz to honor their history and inspire future leaders

Native American communities canoe around Alcatraz to honor their history and inspire future leaders

The water was piercing cold, but Owen Oliver said he felt numb…

Native American communities canoe around Alcatraz to honor their history and inspire future leaders
The 150th Italian Heritage Parade was held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 (Courtesy Italian Heritage Parade)

Italian American community set to march to celebrate more than 150 years of history

Celebrating 150 years of Italian heritage, thousands are expected to march down…

The 150th Italian Heritage Parade was held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 (Courtesy Italian Heritage Parade)
Pacific Gas Electric Co. President and CEO Bill Johnson (behind podium) spoke at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 11, to answer questions about the largest public safety shutoff in the country’s history. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

PG&E: power restored to most customers as of Friday night

Utility stands by decision to shut down power lines in high winds

Pacific Gas Electric Co. President and CEO Bill Johnson (behind podium) spoke at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 11, to answer questions about the largest public safety shutoff in the country’s history. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and community leaders tour the newly restored senior housing complex at 1296 Shotwell St. on Friday, Oct. 11, while promoting upcoming affordable housing Prop. A. The Shotwell project was funded in part with funds from the 2015 affordable housing bond. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mission District senior project demonstrates value of affordable housing bond

Mayor London Breed has been working to win approval for a $600…

Mayor London Breed and community leaders tour the newly restored senior housing complex at 1296 Shotwell St. on Friday, Oct. 11, while promoting upcoming affordable housing Prop. A. The Shotwell project was funded in part with funds from the 2015 affordable housing bond. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Minor earthquake hits San Mateo Coast, no damage or injuries reported

Minor earthquake hits San Mateo Coast, no damage or injuries reported

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit the town of Colma southwest of San…

Minor earthquake hits San Mateo Coast, no damage or injuries reported
Zingara Riders are among the acts in Zoppé Family Circus’ 2019 production, running Oct. 11 through Nov. 3 in Redwood City. (Courtesy Zoppé Circus)

Zoppé Family Circus brings a female-focused show to Redwood City

‘La Nonna’ inspired by matriarch Emma Zoppé’s strength, power and elegance

Zingara Riders are among the acts in Zoppé Family Circus’ 2019 production, running Oct. 11 through Nov. 3 in Redwood City. (Courtesy Zoppé Circus)
Kevin Farley, with a backpack, and Fran Cullan, in orange, go through the security gates at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Friday morning. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass kicks off with not-so-strict bag policies

For the first time in festival’s 19-year history, guards are stationed at security gates

Kevin Farley, with a backpack, and Fran Cullan, in orange, go through the security gates at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Friday morning. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to S.F. Examiner)
HSB acts to check out

HSB acts to check out

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 When: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4,…

HSB acts to check out
From left: Alexandra Goldman, a community planner at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Matthias Mormino, a policy analyst at Chinatown Community Development Center; Alan Glenn, executive director at Without Walls Church and Rev. Arnold Townsend, a board member at Without Walls Church, gathered at Chan Kaajal Park in the Mission District on Saturday, Sept. 28 2019, to promote Proposition A, an affordable housing bond measure. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

‘You live in a city, not on an island’: Nonprofit leaders rally in support of affordable housing bond

As a representative of Chinatown Community Development Center, Matthias Mormino says he…

From left: Alexandra Goldman, a community planner at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; Matthias Mormino, a policy analyst at Chinatown Community Development Center; Alan Glenn, executive director at Without Walls Church and Rev. Arnold Townsend, a board member at Without Walls Church, gathered at Chan Kaajal Park in the Mission District on Saturday, Sept. 28 2019, to promote Proposition A, an affordable housing bond measure. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Power restored to Excelsior, Portola, Balboa Park

Power was restored to over 6,000 customers in Excelsior, Portola and Balboa…

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Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar on Friday announced the purchase of a Taraval Street property through The City’s Small Sites program. The purchase preserved the home of tenants including Zhen Ying Lee, far left, and Ming Young Lee, second from left. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Community leaders move to ‘aggressively’ preserve affordable housing in the Sunset

Ming Young Lee said she felt her heart burst into her chest…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Gordon Mar on Friday announced the purchase of a Taraval Street property through The City’s Small Sites program. The purchase preserved the home of tenants including Zhen Ying Lee, far left, and Ming Young Lee, second from left. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)