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San Francisco needs parklets more than ever

By Cliff Bargar As the Bay Area has taken shelter-in-place measures over…

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COVID-19 leaves children at risk

It’s up to all of us to help strengthen families and protect children

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Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said he is working with supervisors to amend legislation that would close County Jail #4 by Nov. 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Closing County Jail #4 too quickly will jeopardize the safety of inmates, staff

The coronavirus pandemic requires more space for social distancing

Sheriff Paul Miyamoto said he is working with supervisors to amend legislation that would close County Jail #4 by Nov. 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community colleges will be essential to California’s recovery

By Jenny Worley and Shanell Williams When the shelter-in-place order is finally…

Enrollment in community colleges such as City College of San Francisco tends to increase during recessions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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The SFMTA needs to reconsider its fare increase

Experience from the last recession shows increased fares reduce ridership, lead to service cuts

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We need to keep people from losing their homes. Here’s how we do it.

We need to keep people from losing their homes. Here’s how we do it.

Cancel rent and mortgage payments in California to prevent a wave of evictions

We need to keep people from losing their homes. Here’s how we do it.
To build a stronger San Francisco, 850 Bryant must go

To build a stronger San Francisco, 850 Bryant must go

By Melissa Hernandez San Francisco County Jail 4, located at 850 Bryant…

To build a stronger San Francisco, 850 Bryant must go
Sasha Cutler is a nurse employed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Photo)

We can’t flatten the curve if we are sick

Health care workers need protective equipment and training to stay healthy

Sasha Cutler is a nurse employed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Photo)
Taqueria El Buen Sabor on Valencia Street, shown here on March 20, 2020, and many other small businesses have shuttered and boarded up their windows. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Help for small businesses desperately needed during the shelter in place

By Veronica Shinzato My family has owned a restaurant in San Francisco…

Taqueria El Buen Sabor on Valencia Street, shown here on March 20, 2020, and many other small businesses have shuttered and boarded up their windows. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Nonprofit clinics have had to reduce operations to deal with the threat of coronavirus and are struggling to get the protective gear they need for their staffers. (Shutterstock)

Community health centers are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, yet face dwindling resources

By Eddie Chan Community health centers serve nearly 29 million Americans, including…

Nonprofit clinics have had to reduce operations to deal with the threat of coronavirus and are struggling to get the protective gear they need for their staffers. (Shutterstock)
Sidewalks remain crowded in the Tenderloin, as many residents have nowhere safe to shelter inside. (Corey Browning/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Opinion: Downtown neighborhoods need urgent city intervention to prevent spread of coronavirus

Crowded sidewalks, lack of resources make Tenderloin and surrounding areas vulnerable in pandemic

Sidewalks remain crowded in the Tenderloin, as many residents have nowhere safe to shelter inside. (Corey Browning/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Early statistics in San Francisco show that at least 20% of those with COVID-19 are LatinX though they only comprise 15% of the San Francisco population. Though their work is concentrated in agriculture, construction, and manufacturing, they also abound among San Francisco’s restaurant, grocery, domestic, and janitorial workers. (Shutterstock)

Who lies beneath the flattened curve: LatinX and COVID-19

By Marlene Martín, Alicia Fernández and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo We have reached a…

Early statistics in San Francisco show that at least 20% of those with COVID-19 are LatinX though they only comprise 15% of the San Francisco population. Though their work is concentrated in agriculture, construction, and manufacturing, they also abound among San Francisco’s restaurant, grocery, domestic, and janitorial workers. (Shutterstock)
Opinion: Extend the census deadline to protect public health

Opinion: Extend the census deadline to protect public health

The 1918 pandemic derailed the census 100 years ago; we shouldn’t let that happen again

Opinion: Extend the census deadline to protect public health
A large party had been planned to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary this month, but that event has been canceled due to the citywide shelter-in-place order. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Celebrating 150 years of Golden Gate Park

Park has gone from sand dunes to iconic treasure and place of refuge for city residents

A large party had been planned to celebrate Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary this month, but that event has been canceled due to the citywide shelter-in-place order. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco has the authority, vacancies, and funds to house homeless people in hotels

San Francisco has the authority, vacancies, and funds to house homeless people in hotels

By Chris Herring and Neil Gong Last week San Francisco began acquiring…

San Francisco has the authority, vacancies, and funds to house homeless people in hotels
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Opinion: Instacart and other companies should give gig workers the health and safety protections they need

Workers are asking for hazard pay, hand sanitizer, paid sick leave

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Opinion: We still need an immediate statewide eviction moratorium

Governor Newsom needs to do more to protect California’s renters

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A web site created to collect reports of hate crimes received more than 750 reports nationwide in its first week, and over 100 in San Francisco alone. (Courtesy photo)

Let’s be better humans

Racist terms for coronavirus are fueling hatred against the Asian American community

A web site created to collect reports of hate crimes received more than 750 reports nationwide in its first week, and over 100 in San Francisco alone. (Courtesy photo)
Many small businesses are closed or struggling under the current coronavirus shelter-in-place order. The City needs to take steps to help them survive. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Opinion: We need stronger relief measures

The effects of this pandemic will be felt for months. Families and businesses need more help to survive.

Many small businesses are closed or struggling under the current coronavirus shelter-in-place order. The City needs to take steps to help them survive. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Social distancing is difficult for those living on the street, and conditions in city shelters are ideal for spreading airborne diseases.                                Kevin N. Hume/
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Opinion: One-hundred medical experts advocate for more hotels for the unhoused, and quickly

Increase our hotel capacity so people can truly socially distance

Social distancing is difficult for those living on the street, and conditions in city shelters are ideal for spreading airborne diseases.                                Kevin N. Hume/
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