Cody McFarland

(L-R) Pristine Condition, Marshall Olds, Miss Bobby, Danny Isley, Link Martin. San Francisco, 1971 (Courtesy Fayette Hauser)

Fifty years later, the Cockettes are still kicking

Stage show celebrates legacy of ‘androgynous freaks’ ‘stickin’ it to the man’

(L-R) Pristine Condition, Marshall Olds, Miss Bobby, Danny Isley, Link Martin. San Francisco, 1971 (Courtesy Fayette Hauser)
Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus announces the recovery of about $2 million in stolen property, including these cell phones, as part of “Operation Focus Lens.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Cellphones, luxury purses among $2 million worth of stolen goods recovered in SF

The operation, called “Operation Focus Lens,” involved several law enforcement agencies

Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus announces the recovery of about $2 million in stolen property, including these cell phones, as part of “Operation Focus Lens.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Union Station, a locally owned and operated cannabis lounge, was approved Thursday by the Planning Commission at 2075 Mission St. (Cody McFarland/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mission cannabis lounge wins planning approval

Union Station dispensary only second equity applicant approved by city

Union Station, a locally owned and operated cannabis lounge, was approved Thursday by the Planning Commission at 2075 Mission St. (Cody McFarland/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A homeless man cleans near his tent along Willow Street following a sweep operation in the alleyway near Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless swept from Polk Street alley despite lack of shelter beds

On one of the first rainy days of the fall season, San…

A homeless man cleans near his tent along Willow Street following a sweep operation in the alleyway near Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Street Sheet celebrates 30 years of giving the homeless a voice — and an income

Street Sheet celebrates 30 years of giving the homeless a voice — and an income

Since it was first published in 1989, the Street Sheet has given…

Street Sheet celebrates 30 years of giving the homeless a voice — and an income
Four people ceremoniously unfold one of the first AIDS Memorial Quilt panels ever sewn memorializing Marvin Feldman at a special event announcing the return of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt to its original home in San Francisco. Thirty-two years ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic, a group of strangers gathered at a San Francisco storefront to remember the names and lives of their loved ones they feared history would forget and created the first panels of The Quilt to remember them. (Mike Shriver/ National AIDS Memorial)

AIDS Memorial Quilt to return permanently to Bay Area

A quilt paying tribute to the thousands of people who have died…

Four people ceremoniously unfold one of the first AIDS Memorial Quilt panels ever sewn memorializing Marvin Feldman at a special event announcing the return of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt to its original home in San Francisco. Thirty-two years ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic, a group of strangers gathered at a San Francisco storefront to remember the names and lives of their loved ones they feared history would forget and created the first panels of The Quilt to remember them. (Mike Shriver/ National AIDS Memorial)
A vacant storefront at 42nd Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District is slated to become a restaurant called Palm City Wines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Confusion over planning codes nearly kills Sunset District restaurant project

A San Francisco couple that dreamed of serving the community they live…

A vacant storefront at 42nd Avenue and Irving Street in the Sunset District is slated to become a restaurant called Palm City Wines. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dean Preston, who recently declared victory in the race for District 5 supervisor, addresses a crowd of City College of San Francisco students and faculty during a protest against ongoing cuts to classes and services outside of Conlan Hall at the CCSF Ocean campus on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Cody McFarland/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Dean Preston rallies with CCSF students over budget cuts

College board set to discuss $13 million deficit at Thursday meeting

Dean Preston, who recently declared victory in the race for District 5 supervisor, addresses a crowd of City College of San Francisco students and faculty during a protest against ongoing cuts to classes and services outside of Conlan Hall at the CCSF Ocean campus on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Cody McFarland/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Woman killed in Excelsior hit-and-run

Woman killed in Excelsior hit-and-run

A woman died after being struck by an SUV in a hit-and-run…

Woman killed in Excelsior hit-and-run
After losing bid to keep juvenile hall open, probation chief announces retirement

After losing bid to keep juvenile hall open, probation chief announces retirement

After clashing with supervisors and losing a bid to keep juvenile hall…

After losing bid to keep juvenile hall open, probation chief announces retirement
A BART elevator attendant helps a passenger with a cane take the elevator behind a new platform-level fare gate at the Montgomery BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Attendant program keeping BART elevators safe, clean expands to two more downtown stations

BART riders can expect clean elevators staffed by friendly attendants at Embarcadero…

A BART elevator attendant helps a passenger with a cane take the elevator behind a new platform-level fare gate at the Montgomery BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus speaks at a news conference alongside members of law enforcement to announce a new auto burglary task force on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF law enforcement agencies announce plan to tackle auto break-ins over the holidays

Law enforcement agencies in San Francisco plan to work together this holiday…

Interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus speaks at a news conference alongside members of law enforcement to announce a new auto burglary task force on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home

Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home

During a recent visit, friends of District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney told…

Renovations give Tenderloin public housing tenants a ‘beautiful’ new home
(Courtesy photo)

Court to hear lawsuit challenging health care ‘conscience’ rule

Trump administration policy would allow providers to refuse care on religious, moral grounds

(Courtesy photo)
Suspected car chase ends with shots fired into crashed vehicle

Suspected car chase ends with shots fired into crashed vehicle

Police are searching for four male suspects who shot at the occupants…

Suspected car chase ends with shots fired into crashed vehicle
Kiki Lopez, left, and Tony Martinez play some jazz as they busk inside the 16th Street Mission BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART puts the brakes on proposed busking, panhandling ban

BART’s proposed ban on busking, panhandling and solicitation was stopped in its…

Kiki Lopez, left, and Tony Martinez play some jazz as they busk inside the 16th Street Mission BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Time to be counted: city officials urge residents to register to vote

Time to be counted: city officials urge residents to register to vote

Even though it’s not a major election year, San Franciscans still have…

Time to be counted: city officials urge residents to register to vote
Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’

Bay Area residents breathed a sigh of relief this week after a…

Thirty years after Loma Prieta, is San Francisco ready for the next ‘big one?’
Plastic barricades stand outside PG&E headquarters in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Why S.F. remains spared as rolling planned PG&E outages continue

San Francisco isn’t expected to experience any planned outages this time around.

Plastic barricades stand outside PG&E headquarters in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

BART police detain man on tracks in Berkeley

Service halted for nearly hour and a half due to report of pedestrian

(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)