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The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Yellow tier remains out of reach in SF for now, but reopening will continue

San Francisco will not move out of the state’s COVID-19 orange tier…

The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City to allow live music and indoor events to resume

Fans to attend Warriors games at Chase Center

The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Breed appoints new head of Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of Department of Disability and Aging Services, to start May 1

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State to reopen all businesses and activities by June 15

Newsom: ‘We will be opening up this economy’

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City expected to announce new homeless department head shortly

Mayor London Breed is expected to announce a new director for the…

A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>

SF expands civilian response to mental health 911 calls

Program adds new Bayview team but falls short of goals

Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>
Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expects to vaccinate 80% of adults with first dose by next month

Officials warn residents to stay vigilant as cases slowly rise

Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Giants cleared to bring fans back to the ballpark

Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test results

The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People line up to enter the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Hub on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Appointments may be hard to come by as vaccine eligibility expands

California opens up doses to people aged 50 or older beginning Thursday

People line up to enter the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Hub on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Announcing that federal money will come to San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said, “We are not going to need to lay off any employees. Instead we are able to make investments in our recovery.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Federal funding shrinks SF budget deficit to $23M

American Rescue Plan saves city from layoffs, deep service cuts

Announcing that federal money will come to San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said, “We are not going to need to lay off any employees. Instead we are able to make investments in our recovery.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
State Sen. Scott Wiener wants to open up sheriff contests to all registered voters. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

California bill would lift restrictions on who can run for sheriff

Decades-old rules blamed for stifling criminal justice reform

State Sen. Scott Wiener wants to open up sheriff contests to all registered voters. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants are expecting to welcome some 8,000 fans at the 2021 home opener. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants are expecting to welcome some 8,000 fans at the 2021 home opener. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Residents at Sunnydale public housing will gain access to the internet under a new city-sponsored project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Sunnydale, Potrero housing projects set to get city Wi-Fi

New system aims to bridge digital divide

Residents at Sunnydale public housing will gain access to the internet under a new city-sponsored project. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is kept refrigerated until it is needed and then diluted for injection. (Paul W. Gillespie/Capital Gazette/TNS)

California to expand vaccine eligibility to those ages 16 and over by mid-April

California will expand the list of those eligible to receive the vaccine…

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is kept refrigerated until it is needed and then diluted for injection. (Paul W. Gillespie/Capital Gazette/TNS)
Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will provide artists with a guaranteed basic income. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF launches guaranteed income pilot program for 130 artists

Task force to start discussing a larger effort

Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will provide artists with a guaranteed basic income. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City will allocate $1.6 million towards the fentanyl crisis, which would help fund Peer Overdose Prevention Specialists at SROs to provide naloxone and training to their neighbors, as well as monitor wall-mounted naloxone supplies. (Shutterstock)

Fatal drug overdoses on pace to surpass last year’s historic high

Supervisors approve $1.6 million in funding to help address rising deaths

The City will allocate $1.6 million towards the fentanyl crisis, which would help fund Peer Overdose Prevention Specialists at SROs to provide naloxone and training to their neighbors, as well as monitor wall-mounted naloxone supplies. (Shutterstock)
Mayor London Breed announced The City’s entrance into the less-restrictive COVID orange tier at a news conference at Rincon Plaza on Tuesday. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

SF enters orange tier, reopening offices and outdoor bars

Breed: ‘I want to see the city jumping again’

Mayor London Breed announced The City’s entrance into the less-restrictive COVID orange tier at a news conference at Rincon Plaza on Tuesday. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Department of Human Resources Director Carol Isen. (Courtesy SFGOV)

Supes back Breed’s pick to lead human resources agency

Isen vows ‘to reform and revitalize DHR’

Department of Human Resources Director Carol Isen. (Courtesy SFGOV)
Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed a new director for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Breed appoints SFMade CEO Kate Sofis as director of OEWD

Kate Sofis, CEO of the manufacturing group SFMade, was appointed Friday by…

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed a new director for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference recognizing the anniversary of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City to reopen offices, outdoor bars, and live entertainment under orange COVID-19 tier

San Francisco’s reopening will advance next week with an expected move into…

Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference recognizing the anniversary of the COVID-19 stay-at-home order at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)