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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)
Sam Dodge, a former deputy director for the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, is taking over as the department’s new interim director.	(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Interim head of city homelessness department moves to new post

Former deputy director Sam Dodge to lead HSH until a permanent replacement is selected

Sam Dodge, a former deputy director for the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, is taking over as the department’s new interim director.	(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney on Wednesday announced a deal on how The City will spend a budget surplus.<ins></ins>

Agreement reached over how to spend $125M surplus

San Francisco has reached an agreement over how to spend a $125…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney on Wednesday announced a deal on how The City will spend a budget surplus.<ins></ins>
Supervisor Dean Preston speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Preston calls vacancies ‘the single biggest source of potential housing in San Francisco’

Supervisor calls for hearing on ways to assess and tap into unoccupied residential units

Supervisor Dean Preston speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner

SkyStar Wheel to keep on turning in Golden Gate Park

Board of Supervisors rejects attempt to limit extension of controversial Ferris wheel to one year

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner
Mayor London Breed got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Maxine Hall Health Center in the Western Addition on Tuesday. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Mayor Breed gets vaccinated, urges city residents to do the same

‘These vaccines are safe, they’re effective, and they can save your life,’ Breed tells doubters

Mayor London Breed got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Maxine Hall Health Center in the Western Addition on Tuesday. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>