Joshua Sabatini

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Board vote could cut short the SkyStar Wheel’s run

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday whether to overturn…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal soils Department of the Environment

A new department is being drawn into City Hall’s corruption scandal after…

Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A bottle and syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journa via Tribune News Service)

Vaccine eligibility expanded to people with disabilities, homeless in group shelters

San Francisco will expand vaccine eligibility Monday to people with disabilities and…

A bottle and syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journa via Tribune News Service)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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Conservatorship off to a slow start with just one person in court-ordered treatment

Officials expect program to expand now that setup is complete

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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SkyStar Wheel is a Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Shutterstock photo)

SkyStar Wheel debate could center on whether ride is a “structure” under city law

City charter provision could give Board of Supervisors final say over contract extension

SkyStar Wheel is a Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Shutterstock photo)
Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hazard pay for store workers wins unanimous approval

San Francisco’s grocery and drug store employees will receive a $5 per…

Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Carol Isen has been acting director of the Department of Human Resources since October. <ins>(Courtesy SFGOV)</ins>

Breed’s pick for human resources head opposed by Black employees group

Acting Director Carol Isen would be first openly LGBT individual to serve in the role if confirmed

Carol Isen has been acting director of the Department of Human Resources since October. <ins>(Courtesy SFGOV)</ins>
Many San Francisco residents lack reliable access to the internet use a mobile device such as a cell phone as their primary form of access to online services. (Shutterstock)

SF struggles to make city services accessible on mobile devices

Just 20 percent deemed smartphone-friendly

Many San Francisco residents lack reliable access to the internet use a mobile device such as a cell phone as their primary form of access to online services. (Shutterstock)
Cashiers and other store employees at larger chains could see an increase in pay under proposed legislation. (Shutterstock)

Hazard pay for drug and grocery store employees wins backing

Smaller local chains object to inclusion in measure

Cashiers and other store employees at larger chains could see an increase in pay under proposed legislation. (Shutterstock)
Neighbors and environmental advocates have found the Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park noisy and inappropriate for its natural setting. <ins>(</ins>

Golden Gate Park wheel wins extension, but for how long?

Supervisors move to limit contract under City Charter provision requiring two-thirds approval

Neighbors and environmental advocates have found the Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park noisy and inappropriate for its natural setting. <ins>(</ins>
San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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SF distributes vaccine priority codes to city schools

San Francisco has received its first vaccine priority access codes from the…

San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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Mayor London Breed announced The City’s return to the red tier for COVID-19 precautions at Pier 39 on Tuesday<ins>, March 2, 2021</ins>. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

San Francisco enters red COVID tier, indoor dining to resume

Museums and gyms can reopen with capacity limits

Mayor London Breed announced The City’s return to the red tier for COVID-19 precautions at Pier 39 on Tuesday<ins>, March 2, 2021</ins>. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Cities including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley are calling for large grocery and drug store chains to pay employees hazard pay for working during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shutterstock)

SF proposes $5 hazard pay law for grocery, drug store workers

San Francisco may soon join the growing number of cities requiring large…

Cities including San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley are calling for large grocery and drug store chains to pay employees hazard pay for working during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shutterstock)
The City is developing a plan to vaccinate homeless residents in congregate shelters, permanent supportive housing, shelter-in-place hotels, “safe” sleeping sites and encampments. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

City plans mobile operation to vaccinate homeless residents

Timing will depend on availability of vaccines, expansion of eligibility

The City is developing a plan to vaccinate homeless residents in congregate shelters, permanent supportive housing, shelter-in-place hotels, “safe” sleeping sites and encampments. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)

California could receive 380K doses of new J&J COVID vaccine next week

California could receive 380,300 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine…

California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City directs $60 million toward Black community services and housing support

San Francisco released new details Thursday for how it plans to spend…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to allow indoor dining next week

San Francisco will allow indoor dining to resume next week with restrictions…

A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited…

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors call for investigation into SkyStar Wheel deal

Nonprofit that receives a share of revenues was implicated in federal corruption probe

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF expects to move out of state’s most restrictive COVID-19 tier next week

Five counties enter red tier as cases decline

Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>