Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

A parking lot at the south end of Ocean Beach has been closed to discourage crowds, the National Park Service announced Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parking lots at Lands End, Ocean Beach and others close

Too many Californians flooded too many public parks and beaches amidst the…

A parking lot at the south end of Ocean Beach has been closed to discourage crowds, the National Park Service announced Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART considers eliminating Sunday service

BART considers eliminating Sunday service

Agency weighing worst-case scenarios as ridership falls more than 90 percent

BART considers eliminating Sunday service
San Francisco residents have reported racist remarks targeting Asians inspired by the rise in coronavirus cases. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Asian San Franciscans reporting spike in hateful attacks

A white man threw a drink in the face of a San…

San Francisco residents have reported racist remarks targeting Asians inspired by the rise in coronavirus cases. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
All Muni light-rail lines will be replace with buses due to low ridership starting March 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni replacing subway service with buses, canceling ‘Rapid’ bus routes

Coronavirus leads to ridership drop and prompts cost cutting measures

All Muni light-rail lines will be replace with buses due to low ridership starting March 30. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Muni operator tests positive for COVID-19

A Muni bus operator has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fearing coronavirus, Muni operators demand more protection

Fearing coronavirus, Muni operators demand more protection

Drivers refusing to accept cash fares, asking customers to use the back door

Fearing coronavirus, Muni operators demand more protection
Jeffrey Fang and his family have been back in the U.S. for only for three weeks after being part of China’s quarantine earlier in the year, and arrived home just in time for San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

One family’s coronavirus journey from China to SF

Lessons learned from four separate quarantines

Jeffrey Fang and his family have been back in the U.S. for only for three weeks after being part of China’s quarantine earlier in the year, and arrived home just in time for San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Nurses protested outside Kaiser Hospital on Geary Boulevard on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Nurses say Kaiser not taking sufficient precautions with coronavirus

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center management is unnecessarily exposing nurses to coronavirus, nurses…

Nurses protested outside Kaiser Hospital on Geary Boulevard on Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART cuts service hours to cut losses caused by low ridership

Agency seeking financial help from local, state and federal governments

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Spin plans to keep its scooters on San Francisco’s streets during a citywide shutdown of most businesses. The City has classified mobility companies as “essential services” that can continue operating. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Coronavirus pushes SF e-scooter companies to ‘pause’ operations

Spin is only operator to maintain service with SFMTA’s backing

Spin plans to keep its scooters on San Francisco’s streets during a citywide shutdown of most businesses. The City has classified mobility companies as “essential services” that can continue operating. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Traffic was light on the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday afternoon following a multi-county shelter-in-place order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Golden Gate Bridge officials seek emergency funding after traffic plummets 70 percent

Bridge district depends on toll revenue to maintain operations

Traffic was light on the Golden Gate Bridge on Wednesday afternoon following a multi-county shelter-in-place order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Examiner file photo

Street sweeping tickets paused in SF amid coronavirus

Supervisor pushes SFMTA to also stop enforcing parking meters

Examiner file photo
City officials said that, in the wake of the current public health crisis, San Francisco public works crews and police won’t be clearing tent encampments. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

City homeless response team shifts from enforcement to coronavirus outreach

HSOC to suspend sweeps, change tactics under new leadership

City officials said that, in the wake of the current public health crisis, San Francisco public works crews and police won’t be clearing tent encampments. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Monthly Muni passes may get more expensive for Clipper card users as the transit agency works to close a structural budget deficit and deal with losses caused by drops in ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Muni losing $1 million weekly amid coronavirus ridership drop

Agency to cut service during lockdown, considering long-term fare increases

Monthly Muni passes may get more expensive for Clipper card users as the transit agency works to close a structural budget deficit and deal with losses caused by drops in ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Feds shutter Alcatraz and other SF national park areas amid coronavirus

Feds shutter Alcatraz and other SF national park areas amid coronavirus

The Rock has shuttered amid coronavirus concerns. The National Park Service temporarily…

Feds shutter Alcatraz and other SF national park areas amid coronavirus
SF car-free event Sunday Streets canceled through June amid coronavirus fears

SF car-free event Sunday Streets canceled through June amid coronavirus fears

San Francisco’s “Sunday Streets” program has been canceled through June amid coronavirus…

SF car-free event Sunday Streets canceled through June amid coronavirus fears
Traffic in the Bay Area has dropped significantly as a result of measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The Dumbarton Bridge, in particular, saw a 17 percent drop in traffic. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco traffic falls dramatically in wake of coronavirus

‘Holiday-level’ drop in cars on the road making freeways move faster

Traffic in the Bay Area has dropped significantly as a result of measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The Dumbarton Bridge, in particular, saw a 17 percent drop in traffic. (Courtesy photo)
Muni received authorization on Tuesday to move ahead with the purchase of 219 new train cars. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Muni to accelerate purchase of 219 new train cars

Agency says it has fixed mechanical issues with new cars, will lower seats

Muni received authorization on Tuesday to move ahead with the purchase of 219 new train cars. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
Department of Building Inspection Director Tom Hui has been placed on leave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed seeking dismissal of top building official amid corruption investigation

DBI head Tom Hui accused of offering ‘preferential treatment’ to billionaire developer

Department of Building Inspection Director Tom Hui has been placed on leave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Uber pulled its self-driving cars off of San Francisco’s streets three years ago after a crash killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. (Courtesy Uber)

Uber’s self-driving vehicles returning to San Francisco

Uber’s self-driving cars are back. Three years ago, an Uber self-driving test…

Uber pulled its self-driving cars off of San Francisco’s streets three years ago after a crash killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. (Courtesy Uber)