Joshua Sabatini

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has…

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to cut $2.5M in fees to help 300 nightlife venues

San Francisco will cut $2.5 million in fees for hundreds of entertainment…

Music venues around The City have largely been unable to reopen due to ongoing pandemic health orders. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin will be purchased for permanent supportive housing in San Francisco using state Project Homekey funds. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to purchase second hotel site to house the homeless under the state’s Project Homekey program

San Francisco was awarded more funding Friday to purchase a second hotel…

The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin will be purchased for permanent supportive housing in San Francisco using state Project Homekey funds. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)

Cap on food delivery app fees may remain until indoor dining allowed at full capacity

Proposal seen as financial relief for restaurants struggling in pandemic

City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
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S.F. Examiner
Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors want to require safe sleeping sites to accommodate every homeless person

At least two supervisors want to mandate The City provide safe sleeping…

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco will allow bars selling drinks, and not food, to begin serving customers outdoors under health guidelines going into effect next month. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF becomes first Bay Area County to move to least restrictive COVID-19 category

Change to ‘yellow’ will allow more indoor dining and fitness, reopening non-essential offices

San Francisco will allow bars selling drinks, and not food, to begin serving customers outdoors under health guidelines going into effect next month. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An oversight body for San Francisco’s mental health programs may be restructured after questions were raised about its management and lack of effectiveness. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Behavioral health oversight body looks for new start — and staff — after mismanagement

Members of an oversight body for San Francisco’s behavioral health programs said…

An oversight body for San Francisco’s mental health programs may be restructured after questions were raised about its management and lack of effectiveness. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)

Rachael Tanner set to become SF’s next Planning Commissioner

Rachael Tanner is expected to serve as the newest member of the…

Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)
The City requires the recycling or reuse of debris material removed from a construction project site. <ins>(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Permits proposed for haulers of construction debris to achieve zero-waste

San Francisco plans to tighten regulations on the disposal of construction and…

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Breed calls on residents to get their flu shots

Health officials urge vaccination in October

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First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco reopens playgrounds for children as COVID-19 cases decline

After a months-long closure due to COVID-19, San Francisco announced Wednesday that…

First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The yard of SFR Recovery Inc. in the Bayview on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal: Recycling plant loses $3M contract over Rolex bribe

Florence Kong guilty plea prompts city to cancel agreement

The yard of SFR Recovery Inc. in the Bayview on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: Drug overdose deaths in 2020 already surpass 2019’s staggering high

Drug overdose deaths in San Francisco appear to have already surpassed the…

Contractors charged in Nuru corruption scandal plead guilty

Two contractors accused of bribing former Public Works head Mohammed Nuru in…

Economic recovery task force calls for extended Shared Spaces program

Report includes 41 ideas to address COVID-19 impact on economy

Theaters turn down chance to reopen due to ‘insurmountable’ restrictions

City rules limit movie houses to 25 percent of capacity, ban sale of concessions

Tenants defeat rent hikes at city-owned Midtown Park Apartments

Supervisors approve legislation rolling back 2014 increases, putting rent control in place

Vote postponed on controversial gas station lease on public land

A decision on whether to extend a gas station lease on public…

Appointment of John Burton to Port Commission met with praise

Former state Sen. John Burton’s mayoral appointment to the Port Commission sailed…