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The Tuolumne River is a major source of water for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Shutterstock)

The SFPUC is tarnishing SF’s record as an environmental leader

By Bill Martin and Hunter Cutting San Francisco has long been an…

The Tuolumne River is a major source of water for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Shutterstock)
The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Don’t sacrifice car-free JFK for museum parking

By Marcel E. Moran Of all the difficult decisions facing San Francisco…

The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
A group of Sunnyside Elementary School teachers attended a United Educators of San Francisco rally on Saturday Feb. 20, 2021. The teachers said it has been difficult for students to learn online. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to SF Examiner)

Thank you to our educators, workers on an invisible frontline

By Dean Preston Early on, the panic and uncertainty of the pandemic…

A group of Sunnyside Elementary School teachers attended a United Educators of San Francisco rally on Saturday Feb. 20, 2021. The teachers said it has been difficult for students to learn online. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to SF Examiner)
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The toxic culture at Lowell needs to change — for the good of all students

By Debbie Lee There has been much debate, feedback and opinions about…

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SFUSD (Examiner file photo)

School Board should heed its own lessons when it comes to renaming schools

By Paul Scott Our firm has raised a legal challenge to a…

SFUSD (Examiner file photo)
Parent advocacy group Decreasing the Distance staged a protest march from City Hall to offices of the San Francisco Unified School District. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner

San Francisco’s families cannot wait any longer for schools to reopen

By Seth Brenzel, Dheyanira Calahorrano, Meredith Willa Dodson, Yvette Edwards and Lorin…

Parent advocacy group Decreasing the Distance staged a protest march from City Hall to offices of the San Francisco Unified School District. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner
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Let’s work together to get educators vaccinated and back in the classrooms

By Susan Solomon San Francisco had been doing a great job ramping…

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The SkyStar wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat idle since its launch last year due to the pandemic. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Want to help power San Francisco’s recovery? Keep the SkyStar Wheel spinning

By Carmen Chu, Rodney Fong, and Joe D’Alessandro Like many visitors to…

The SkyStar wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat idle since its launch last year due to the pandemic. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
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Our priority has always been safely reopening San Francisco’s schools

By Gabriela López and Alison Collins As leaders of the San Francisco…

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The Board of Education debated the nomination of Seth Brenzel (left side, middle row) at a meeting on Feb. 9, 2021. (Examiner screenshot)

The Board of Education’s narrow definition of diversity is an embarrassment

By Catie Arbona and Gary McCoy While the San Francisco Board of…

The Board of Education debated the nomination of Seth Brenzel (left side, middle row) at a meeting on Feb. 9, 2021. (Examiner screenshot)
Flowers were placed at the scene of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run near Second and Mission streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tragedy as teacher: curing injustice through accountability tracing

By Danielle Harris When tragedy strikes, we are scared and angry and…

Flowers were placed at the scene of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run near Second and Mission streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District is expected to be redeveloped into affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We cannot let a vocal minority block affordable housing in the Sunset

By Maelig Morvan A few years ago, I noticed something that did…

A Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District is expected to be redeveloped into affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Letter: The City needs more bold initiatives for fighting homelessness like the Vehicle Triage Center

“Safe parking” site to be replaced with 130 new low-income family housing units

The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Faith calls us to forgive rent debt

By Hatem Bazian, Joanna Lawrence Shenk, Laura Rumpf and Zarina Kiziloglu As…

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A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin must put justice before politics in Jamaica Hampton case

By Jennifer Sarkodie and Dr. Olivia Park On December 7, 2019, Jamaica…

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)
A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
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S.F. Examiner

The Sunset District needs affordable housing

Irving Street project will help working class families stay in community

A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
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S.F. Examiner
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Do housing tax credits work as well as they could?

By Scott Littlehale In the first half of 2020, investors in Idaho…

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A memorial at Second and Mission streets honored the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run, a collision that triggered finger-pointing afer it was discovered the alleged driver was a parolee with multiple recent arrests. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Fearmongering over high-profile tragedy could undo decades of progress on criminal justice

Misunderstandings about parole system plague debate on fatal hit-and-run case

A memorial at Second and Mission streets honored the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run, a collision that triggered finger-pointing afer it was discovered the alleged driver was a parolee with multiple recent arrests. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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We can’t afford a UCSF expansion that makes the city’s housing crisis worse

By Kathryn Lybarger A proposal to dramatically expand the UC San Francisco…

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The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)

Housing security is fundamental to COVID-19 recovery

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Housing security is the fundamental starting…

The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)