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Candidates vie for four seats on SF school board

Pandemic adds to pressing issues already facing SFUSD leaders

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Protest calls for end to evictions during pandemic, rent forgiveness

Protest calls for end to evictions during pandemic, rent forgiveness

San Francisco tenants on Monday gathered outside San Francisco Superior Court and…

Protest calls for end to evictions during pandemic, rent forgiveness
Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior

Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior

Survey finds about 80 percent experienced bullying or verbal harassment

Asian American youth report anger, sadness and fear over surge in racist behavior
Halloween is always a popular holiday in San Francisco, for adults as well as children. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Bay Area health officials issue guidelines for a safer Halloween

Residents urged to avoid trick-or-treating, large parties and festivals this year

Halloween is always a popular holiday in San Francisco, for adults as well as children. (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
Tenants at the 232-unit Granada Hotel at Sutter and Hyde streets raised concerns about displacement after it was bought last year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City hopes to convert Granada Hotel to supportive housing

State grant could allow purchase of 232-unit Lower Nob Hill SRO

Tenants at the 232-unit Granada Hotel at Sutter and Hyde streets raised concerns about displacement after it was bought last year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications

Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications

More than a dozen schools in San Francisco are in the final…

Private and charter schools prepare to reopen as city processes dozens of waiver applications
North Beach restaurants turn to alcohol sales to survive

North Beach restaurants turn to alcohol sales to survive

Legislation would allow businesses to apply for temporary liquor licenses

North Beach restaurants turn to alcohol sales to survive
City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy

City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy

Kids will attend school online in small group, daycamp-like settings

City learning hubs starting small with focus on the most needy
CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return

CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return

Short plexiglass barriers that stop at the neck. Hand sanitizer dispensers flimsily…

CCSF contractor blasted for ‘shoddy’ work to prepare campus for safe coronavirus return
San Francisco State University is letting go of administrative, technical and support service workers as a money-saving measure during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF State laying off staff after drop in enrollment

Cuts to administrative, technical, support staff equal more than 8 percent of university work force

San Francisco State University is letting go of administrative, technical and support service workers as a money-saving measure during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD will distribute five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner for San Francisco students at these locations and times starting on Wednesday. (Courtesy SFUSD)

Free meals for most SF students to return next week

SFUSD to provide food at 19 pick-up sites with help of federal waiver for lunch program

SFUSD will distribute five days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner for San Francisco students at these locations and times starting on Wednesday. (Courtesy SFUSD)
Berta Martinez got a free test for COVID-19 at the 24th Street/Mission Plaza transit hub in July. (Photo by Noah Berger/Courtesy UCSF)

Free coronavirus testing at Mission BART station finds high positive rate among Latino residents

Researchers found most who tested positive in study were asymptomatic, could not work from home

Berta Martinez got a free test for COVID-19 at the 24th Street/Mission Plaza transit hub in July. (Photo by Noah Berger/Courtesy UCSF)
Confusing state eviction deal creates ‘know-your-rights’ crisis for tenants, advocates

Confusing state eviction deal creates ‘know-your-rights’ crisis for tenants, advocates

California’s last-minute passage of an eviction moratorium bill late Monday night has…

Confusing state eviction deal creates ‘know-your-rights’ crisis for tenants, advocates
Advocates say delays in coronavirus testing have put SRO residents, who share bathrooms and kitchen facilities, at risk of outbreaks. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SRO COVID testing, notification requirements set to be strengthened

Despite pressure from the Department of Public Health to lift an emergency…

Advocates say delays in coronavirus testing have put SRO residents, who share bathrooms and kitchen facilities, at risk of outbreaks. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenant Debbie Nunez, who has lived in her apartment for more than 30 years, said landlord has not engaged in a real conversation with the tenant association. “I think we were just strung along a little bit,” she said. “There needs to be a dialogue.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenant associations could get new leverage and protections

Tenants of Veritas, The City’s largest landlord, had organized themselves long before…

Tenant Debbie Nunez, who has lived in her apartment for more than 30 years, said landlord has not engaged in a real conversation with the tenant association. “I think we were just strung along a little bit,” she said. “There needs to be a dialogue.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Advocates say the Department of Public Health is not doing sufficient outreach for positive coroinavirus tests at single room occupancy buildings such as the Delbex Hotel in the Mission District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Health officials want to relax COVID rules for SROs. Advocates say they’re putting residents at risk.

Emergency order requires outreach to SRO residents within 48 hours of positive test in building

Advocates say the Department of Public Health is not doing sufficient outreach for positive coroinavirus tests at single room occupancy buildings such as the Delbex Hotel in the Mission District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City College of San Francisco has seen a decrease of 18 percent in the number of students enrolled in fall 2020 compared to last year. (

SF State, CCSF report sharp drops in fall enrollment

Distance learning, pandemic prompt some students to opt out of classes

City College of San Francisco has seen a decrease of 18 percent in the number of students enrolled in fall 2020 compared to last year. (
Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools

Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools

53 schools have indicated interest in in-person teaching so far

Health officials to begin taking waiver applications from elementary schools
Tenant right to counsel funding expanded during budget process

Tenant right to counsel funding expanded during budget process

City, agencies are braced for a surge of evictions in wake of pandemic

Tenant right to counsel funding expanded during budget process
A crane hangs over an affordable housing construction project under way at 555 Larkin St. in the Tenderloin on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable housing fees kept intact after SB 1085 amendments

Some affordable housing advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a…

A crane hangs over an affordable housing construction project under way at 555 Larkin St. in the Tenderloin on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)