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Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)

How electric appliances can help SF reach its climate goals

San Francisco hopes to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To…

Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)
Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Green Rush: Cannabis equity program elevates unexpected entrepreneurs

‘It’s a form of reparations for those of us who were ruined by cannabis arrest’

Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco supervisors approved zoning changes that will allow a chain grocery store to occupy the bottom floor of the 555 Fulton St. condo building. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Trader Joe’s approved for Hayes Valley, bringing long-awaited grocery store

New Seasons Market canceled plans at 555 Fulton St. citing construction delays

San Francisco supervisors approved zoning changes that will allow a chain grocery store to occupy the bottom floor of the 555 Fulton St. condo building. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
People walk along West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Franciscans embrace caution as the masks go back on

When the news came out last week that masks were once again…

People walk along West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Right to Counsel Coordinator Tim Coltman goes over information with clients at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. San Francisco is expected to expand access to legal counsel for those facing eviction proceedings. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Tenants facing eviction cliff want lawyers: Here’s what San Francisco is doing about it

Back in 2018, San Francisco voters passed the country’s first ballot measure…

Right to Counsel Coordinator Tim Coltman goes over information with clients at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. San Francisco is expected to expand access to legal counsel for those facing eviction proceedings. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Home at last: Long-standing SOMA Filipino Center finally finds a permanent location

‘It just came that time where we need to find a space for us’

From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni will soon be free for all youth: Here’s what young people had to say

Anyone 18 years old or under can ride Muni for free starting…

Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Taxi industry fights back with fixed-fare pricing proposal

Taxis have long worked at a disadvantage against rideshare titans like Uber…

A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Uber and Lyft surge pricing drives angry SF customers back to taxis

‘We just can’t stop talking about how high the prices are getting. It’s ridiculous.’

A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Cassondra Curiel is the new president of United Educators of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

SF teachers’ union: From the conflicts of COVID, a new leader emerged

During the pandemic, San Francisco’s teachers’ union found itself under an intense…

Cassondra Curiel is the new president of United Educators of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Dean Preston speaks about rent relief at a meeting of Faith in Action, a nonprofit serving low-income residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

How to apply for post-pandemic rent relief in San Francisco and California

Reyna Aguilar has amassed $20,000 in rent debt since losing her restaurant…

Supervisor Dean Preston speaks about rent relief at a meeting of Faith in Action, a nonprofit serving low-income residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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Debate reignites over San Francisco’s first public bank

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, momentum was building for San Francisco to…

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People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline,…

People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Hyphen hosts a group show at Space Gallery in San Francisco in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Albert Law/Pork Belly Studio)

What’s in a name? Asian American magazine fights to keep its identity

An investor-backed media group laid claim to the moniker of SF’s long-running Hyphen magazine, sparking a conversation about writing over community history

Hyphen hosts a group show at Space Gallery in San Francisco in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Albert Law/Pork Belly Studio)
<em>The San Francisco Peace Pagoda stands tall in between Japan Center East and West malls.</em>
 (Ida Mojadad/The Examiner)

Patrons return to the Japantown mall

‘We’re so happy—it’s really hard to make a profit’

<em>The San Francisco Peace Pagoda stands tall in between Japan Center East and West malls.</em>
 (Ida Mojadad/The Examiner)
Visitors walk through the western span of the Ferry Building the morning of Tuesday, June 15. (Ida Mojadad/SF Examiner)

Masks still a common occurrence at the Ferry Building

‘It’s more a mental thing than a science thing’

Visitors walk through the western span of the Ferry Building the morning of Tuesday, June 15. (Ida Mojadad/SF Examiner)
San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar has introduced legislation that would provide at least 16 weeks of leave for new parents.. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF measure would provide maternity leave protections for elected officials and appointees

In 2006, then-Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier became the first elected official in San…

San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar has introduced legislation that would provide at least 16 weeks of leave for new parents.. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Members of El/La Para TransLatinas, pictured in 2018, support efforts to provide financial aid to low-income trans residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file photo)</ins>

Pilot program would provide basic income to aid San Francisco’s transgender community

The movement to use guaranteed income as a tool to fight poverty…

Members of El/La Para TransLatinas, pictured in 2018, support efforts to provide financial aid to low-income trans residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file photo)</ins>
Jennifer Collins and Erik Appel of Emeryville grab a copy of “Who Taught You to Love?” a part of the Pop-Up Magazine Sidewalk Issue in Hayes Valley on Friday, June 4, 2021.
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A multimedia magazine embedded in the streets of Hayes Valley

The live multimedia storytelling event Pop-Up Magazine has amassed a huge following…

Jennifer Collins and Erik Appel of Emeryville grab a copy of “Who Taught You to Love?” a part of the Pop-Up Magazine Sidewalk Issue in Hayes Valley on Friday, June 4, 2021.
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The Examiner
Honey Mahogany was elected chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party last week. (Courtesy photo)

Honey Mahogany, SF Democratic Party’s first trans leader, has strong political ambitions

In 2016, an alum of RuPaul’s Drag Race named Honey Mahogany rallied…

Honey Mahogany was elected chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party last week. (Courtesy photo)