David Sjostedt

Music venue owners warn ‘hospitality and entertainment are dying’

Music venue owners warn ‘hospitality and entertainment are dying’

Industry leaders plead with city, state for help

Music venue owners warn ‘hospitality and entertainment are dying’
Francisco Park will eventually feature a dog run, a picnic area and a children’s playground. (Courtesy image)

New Russian Hill park pushes opening to 2021

Francisco Park, a new open space overlooking the Bay from Russian Hill,…

Francisco Park will eventually feature a dog run, a picnic area and a children’s playground. (Courtesy image)
The Columbus Tower building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Francis Ford Coppola to turn part of landmark Columbus Tower into boutique hotel

Famed ‘Godfather’ director speaks about North Beach plans at local hearing

The Columbus Tower building on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Business, property owners pick through the wreckage after five-alarm fire

Business, property owners pick through the wreckage after five-alarm fire

Business and property owners affected by a five-alarm fire just south of…

Business, property owners pick through the wreckage after five-alarm fire
SFPD asking public for help in aggravated assault case

SFPD asking public for help in aggravated assault case

Police are looking for witnesses after an alleged assault that occurred in…

SFPD asking public for help in aggravated assault case
Marke Bieschke protests at a rally he organized in October 2014 against corporate media and in support of independent newspapers. (Courtesy Mona Caron)

Book details history of protests for young activists

48 Hills publisher Marke Bieschke aims to educate about power of dissent

Marke Bieschke protests at a rally he organized in October 2014 against corporate media and in support of independent newspapers. (Courtesy Mona Caron)
A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)

Community College of San Francisco offers new ‘gateway degree’ in cannabis studies

The first cannabis studies Associate of Arts degree in the nation will…

A new cannabis degree program at City College of San Francisco will include classes on the psychology of psychoactive drugs adn the anthropology of cannabis. (Courtesy photo)
Masked visitors follow a oneway path designated to promote social distancing in the newly reopened Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate park. (David Sjostedt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Japanese Tea Garden reopens to visitors

Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden officially reopened Wednesday at a limited…

Masked visitors follow a oneway path designated to promote social distancing in the newly reopened Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate park. (David Sjostedt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Next Door Shelter on Polk Street will no longer be operated by Episcopal Community Services due to disagreements with San Francisco officials over how to run a shelter during the pandemic.                                Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

City slowly reopening group shelters despite safety concerns

San Francisco is reopening and expanding its congregate homeless shelters despite concerns…

Next Door Shelter on Polk Street will no longer be operated by Episcopal Community Services due to disagreements with San Francisco officials over how to run a shelter during the pandemic.                                Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Ficus trees hang over 24th Street in the Mission District. Many of the trees are slated to be removed soon despite the objections of residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ficus trees on 24th Street to be removed after lengthy community fight

Thirty-three ficus trees will be removed from 24th Street in the Mission…

Ficus trees hang over 24th Street in the Mission District. Many of the trees are slated to be removed soon despite the objections of residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Community members say the Sunset District’s new farmers market will provide valuable support to local businesses.                                 Courtesy photo

First farmers market to open in Outer Sunset this weekend

A weekly farmers market is coming to the Outer Sunset this Sunday,…

Community members say the Sunset District’s new farmers market will provide valuable support to local businesses.                                 Courtesy photo
Theresa Foglio-Ramirez, a representative of Laborers International Union Local 261, hands a bottle of hand sanitizer to a Department of Public Works driver as union members gather outside the DPW operations yard to advocate for more safety measures on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DPW employees call for more sanitary working conditions

Workers say they face limits on access to handwashing, restrooms

Theresa Foglio-Ramirez, a representative of Laborers International Union Local 261, hands a bottle of hand sanitizer to a Department of Public Works driver as union members gather outside the DPW operations yard to advocate for more safety measures on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Diners sit outside Caffe Greco in North Beach on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Shared spaces can be hard to navigate for disabled residents

Advocates ask city to pay attention to accessibility

Diners sit outside Caffe Greco in North Beach on Monday, June 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Harry Britt, former supervisor and longtime advocate for LGBTQ community, dies at 82

Harry Britt, former supervisor and longtime advocate for LGBTQ community, dies at 82

Former San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt died Wednesday at the age of…

Harry Britt, former supervisor and longtime advocate for LGBTQ community, dies at 82
Demonstrators show their support during a Juneteenth protest at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco celebrates Juneteenth with rally against racism and calls for reform

By Nicholas Chan and David Sjostedt People flooded the streets of San…

  • Jun 19, 2020
Demonstrators show their support during a Juneteenth protest at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A viral video showed Lisa Alexander approaching a man about putting Black Lives Matters slogans on the front of his own home in Pacific Heights. (Examiner screenshot)

Viral video prompts legislation to fine those who make discriminatory 911 calls

Future ‘Permit Pattys’ and ‘BBQ Beckys’ could face civil penalties

A viral video showed Lisa Alexander approaching a man about putting Black Lives Matters slogans on the front of his own home in Pacific Heights. (Examiner screenshot)