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Merchants at the Japan Center mall in Japantown have struggled to get the propety owners to negotiate on rent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Commercial eviction ban could be extended to March 31

Small businesses could have until March 2023 to repay back rent under…

Merchants at the Japan Center mall in Japantown have struggled to get the propety owners to negotiate on rent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Election night parties will look very different this Tuesday. <ins>(Examiner photo illustration)</ins>

Where’s the party? Campaigns plan for a socially distanced election night

This Tuesday will be an election night like no other. And it…

Election night parties will look very different this Tuesday. <ins>(Examiner photo illustration)</ins>
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Workforce development fund to support training programs at City College

Supervisors back plans to use $500K toward economic recovery efforts through CCSF

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Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

School district preparing buildings for hybrid learning

SFUSD plans to use 72 elementary schools and 12 early education sites for first phase of reopening

Lakeshore Elementary School was closed in March shortly before SFUSD closed all schools due to coronavirus concerns. The district is now working to prepare all elementary schools to reopen by mid-January.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)

Strong leadership needed as City College faces multiple crises

Ten candidates vying for four seats on CCSF board

Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)
Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenant advocates take another try at expanding rent control with Prop. 21

Measure would allow city to impose new protections on properties 15 years or older

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Online attacks on school board members denounced by city officials

City officials on Monday condemned the targeting of school board members, both…

SF Board of Education vice president Gabriela Lopez and commissioner Alison Collins listen at a news conference condemning recent racist and social media attacks targeted at them and the two student representatives on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)

Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown voting station to help SRO residents make their voices heard

In a bid to boost voting access for single-room-occupancy tenants in Chinatown,…

A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said Tuesday that student would not be back in school before the end of this calendar year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Superintendent: City schools will not reopen before the end of the year

San Francisco public schools won’t reopen to students for the rest of…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said Tuesday that student would not be back in school before the end of this calendar year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The admissions process at the academically competitive Lowell High School is set to change this year due to coronavirus restritions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lowell’s selective admissions process put on hold this year — and more changes may be in the works

School board votes unanimously to use normal student assignment lottery for competitive school

The admissions process at the academically competitive Lowell High School is set to change this year due to coronavirus restritions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New legislation would make sure supportive housing tenants don’t pay more than 30 percent of their income for rent.. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner))

Supportive housing tenants could get more help paying the rent

Supportive housing tenants struggling to pay rent could soon see their payments…

New legislation would make sure supportive housing tenants don’t pay more than 30 percent of their income for rent.. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner))
School district officials hope a new assignment system will make the student body at schools more diverse, as well as offer more predictability for parents.<ins></ins>

School assignment system set for major overhaul

SFUSD board weighing proposal that would limit choices, offer increased predictability

School district officials hope a new assignment system will make the student body at schools more diverse, as well as offer more predictability for parents.<ins></ins>
Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed urges SFUSD to ‘do what needs to be done’ to reopen schools

Mayor warns ‘the achievement gap is widening’ as private schools return to in-person learning

Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Proposal to change Lowell admissions triggers angry response

School board members were confronted by a tense and sometimes unruly crowd…

Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

ESL students struggle to register online for classes

CCSF offering in-person registration for English classes to bridge language barriers, digital divide

Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Some parents, alumni opposing temporary change for academically elite high school

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19
The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations

Costumes and carving are hot, trick-or-treating is not

The pandemic won’t stop Halloween celebrations
State senate candidates Jackie Fielder (top right) and incumbent Scott Wiener (bottom row) participated in an online debate on Oct. 3. Screenshot

Approaches to housing at heart of SF state senate race

Incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener has authored and backed dozens of bills…

State senate candidates Jackie Fielder (top right) and incumbent Scott Wiener (bottom row) participated in an online debate on Oct. 3. Screenshot