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Julia Dawson (Courtesy Public Works)

Nuru scandal: Official who knew about Recology overcharging is out

A top finance official left her role with the Department of Public…

Julia Dawson (Courtesy Public Works)
Kevin Lynch drinks a beer in the Columbus Cafe outdoor parklet in North Beach in March. City officials will soon allow bars to reopen for indoor service. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF to allow bars to reopen indoors next week with expected move into yellow tier

San Francisco plans to allow bars to reopen indoors next week for…

Kevin Lynch drinks a beer in the Columbus Cafe outdoor parklet in North Beach in March. City officials will soon allow bars to reopen for indoor service. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Gordon Mar said The City will not meet climate change goals if residents continue to use gas appliances. (Shutterstock)

Eliminating natural gas in housing could cost $5.9B

City weighs options including mandatory replacement of appliances in homes

Supervisor Gordon Mar said The City will not meet climate change goals if residents continue to use gas appliances. (Shutterstock)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera at an Election Day luncheon at John's Grill on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voters may get a chance to choose a new city attorney this fall

Uncertain timing means election could be pushed to June 2022

City Attorney Dennis Herrera at an Election Day luncheon at John's Grill on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City Attorney Dennis Herrera to take over as head of SFPUC

After serving as City Attorney since 2001, Dennis Herrera is expected to…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Visitors to San Francisco’s Main Public Library will be able to stay for an hour under guidelines announced on Tuesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Main Public Library to reopen May 3

San Francisco’s Main Public Library will reopen with limited indoor service on…

Visitors to San Francisco’s Main Public Library will be able to stay for an hour under guidelines announced on Tuesday. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

City would create sites for hundreds of tents under new homeless shelter proposal

Advocates say funding better spent on permanent housing

Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs spoke to San Francisco’s new Guaranteed Income Advisory Group on April 16. (Courtesy SFGOV)

City launches task force to explore Universal Basic Income programs

San Francisco on Friday launched a guaranteed income task force that could…

Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs spoke to San Francisco’s new Guaranteed Income Advisory Group on April 16. (Courtesy SFGOV)
A Recology employee stands at the comapany’s recycling facility on Pier 96 in 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal: Feds charge second former Recology executive with bribery

A second former Recology executive is facing charges for allegedly bribing ex-Public…

A Recology employee stands at the comapany’s recycling facility on Pier 96 in 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Curfews on indoor dining have been lifted as The City continues to reopen business. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City to allow expanded indoor dining, limited indoor concerts and small conferences

With new COVID-19 cases remaining stable, San Francisco will continue to expand…

Curfews on indoor dining have been lifted as The City continues to reopen business. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed on Tuesday introduced plans for a drug sobering center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Drug sobering center site announced in South of Market

San Francisco is back on track to open its first ever drug…

Mayor London Breed on Tuesday introduced plans for a drug sobering center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said Tuesday that with other counties moving ahead with expanding vaccine eligibility “we want San Franciscans to have the same opportunity.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Everyone in SF ages 16 and up is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine

San Francisco expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday to everyone ages…

Mayor London Breed said Tuesday that with other counties moving ahead with expanding vaccine eligibility “we want San Franciscans to have the same opportunity.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Park Rangers have seen their budget and staffing levels increase significantly since 2014. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Citations for being in SF’s public parks after midnight soar

Data shows disproportionate impact on Black residents

San Francisco Park Rangers have seen their budget and staffing levels increase significantly since 2014. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Main Library will continue to offer SFPL To Go pickup and drop-off services while it reopens on a limited basis later this spring. No firm date has been set yet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Main Library preparing to reopen this spring

More than a year ago, San Francisco shut down all 28 of…

The Main Library will continue to offer SFPL To Go pickup and drop-off services while it reopens on a limited basis later this spring. No firm date has been set yet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)