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The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)

Indigenous Alcatraz Thanksgiving gathering moves online for ceremony of mourning and healing

Thousands of Indigenous people and their loved ones have come from all…

The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)
Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)

SFUSD offers first look at planned Mission Bay elementary school

San Francisco school officials this month unveiled the design of a planned…

Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)
Lamar Williams was a coach and security aide at Mission High School who used “sports as a vehicle to reach kids,” according those who knew him. (Courtesy Jennifer Friedenbach)

Victim of double homicide was local high school sports coach

Men gunned down amid rise in deadly violence

Lamar Williams was a coach and security aide at Mission High School who used “sports as a vehicle to reach kids,” according those who knew him. (Courtesy Jennifer Friedenbach)
Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Moscone Center “die-in” highlights loss of eviction protections for shelter residents

Advocates for the homeless held a “die-in” protest Tuesday calling for The…

Homeless shelter residents, service providers and advocates staged a "die-in" at Moscone Center to protest what they say is the city's attempt to strip eviction protections from shelter residents. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors move to halt shutdown of shelter-in-place hotel program

City has said it plans to begin moving homeless out of leased rooms by end of December

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

School board approves timeline for return to classroom

Plan for elementary students must be submitted by Dec. 8

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward having some of its youngest students doing in-person learning by Jan. 25. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
Reza Farazmand of “Poorly Drawn Lines” fame has written his first full-length graphic novel. (Author photo courtesy Vivian Sachs)

‘Poorly Drawn Lines’ creator Reza Farazmand debuts ‘City Monster’

Friends go on a funny low-stakes mission in new full-length graphic novel

Reza Farazmand of “Poorly Drawn Lines” fame has written his first full-length graphic novel. (Author photo courtesy Vivian Sachs)
People take pictures and video near Pier 14 during the king tides event on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rainy, chilly weather to hit San Francisco this week

“Substantial” rain is coming to San Francisco early Tuesday morning through Wednesday,…

People take pictures and video near Pier 14 during the king tides event on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Biden administration will bring new focus on housing — and possibly new funding as well

Tackling housing affordability may return as a national priority next year, with…

President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City staff to help school district prepare buildings for returning students

San Francisco will deploy 20 disaster workers to help public schools assess…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Youth vote advocates already looking toward the next election

Young activists disappointed but unsurprised by failure of measures

Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School meal pickup days changing to Tuesdays

The times to pick up free meals for public school students shifted…

Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD aims to bring first children back to school by Jan. 25

School officials are coalescing behind a plan to begin bringing students back…

SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
An empty playground seen through the security fence at Frank McCoppin Elementary School in the Richmond District on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board proposal directs district to set ‘clear’ timeline for reopening

San Francisco public school officials would have less than a month to…

An empty playground seen through the security fence at Frank McCoppin Elementary School in the Richmond District on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jackie Fielder says state senate campaign is just ‘the beginning’

Candidate, 26, encourages other activists to take on incumbents

Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Despite underperforming Prop. 15, SF city schools stand to gain from Tuesday’s election

While Proposition 15 is lagging in the most current election count at…

Proposition 15 would change the way property taxes are assessed on commercial properties and could generate up to $12 billion annually statewide, 40 percent of which would go to schools. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Voters selected Matt Alexander and Kevine Boggess as new members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Courtesy photos)

Incumbents, newcomers elected to SFUSD school board

Kevine Boggess, Matt Alexander look likely join Mark Sanchez, Jenny Lam

Voters selected Matt Alexander and Kevine Boggess as new members of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Courtesy photos)
Incumbents Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano will retain their seats on City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. (Courtesy photo)

Voters sticking with incumbents on City College of SF Board

New trustees Aliya Chisti, Alan Wong look likely to join Tom Temprano, Shanell Williams

Incumbents Shanell Williams and Tom Temprano will retain their seats on City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees. (Courtesy photo)
State Sen. Scott Wiener said he was “deeply grateful” to voters for re-electing him. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Scott Wiener declares victory against Jackie Fielder in state Senate race

Incumbent faced challenge by democratic socialist organizer

State Sen. Scott Wiener said he was “deeply grateful” to voters for re-electing him. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Proposition G would allow teens — activists marching to address climate change are pictured — to vote in San Francisco elections. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. G, which would give 16- and 17-year-olds the vote in local elections, narrowly failing

San Francisco votes counted thus far are rejecting a repeat effort to…

Proposition G would allow teens — activists marching to address climate change are pictured — to vote in San Francisco elections. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)