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Joanne Hoeper (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Attorney loses appeal against sewer whistleblower in $5 million case

A whistleblower prevailed against City Attorney Dennis Herrera in the California Court…

Joanne Hoeper (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART may give away 1 million free weekend tickets to boost ridership

BART is debating promotional fare-breaks on weekends and evenings in a bid…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Driver seriously injures two pedestrians, strikes third on Mission Street

Driver seriously injures two pedestrians, strikes third on Mission Street

Three pedestrians were injured Wednesday when a driver who may have been…

Driver seriously injures two pedestrians, strikes third on Mission Street
The arrest of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has led to a citywide corruption investigation. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City attorney subpoenas PG&E, contractors, nonprofits in Nuru corruption scandal

Herrera alleges donations funnelled to fund city programs and events

The arrest of Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has led to a citywide corruption investigation. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru leaves following a court appearance at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Disgraced Public Works head Nuru resigns after FBI arrest

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has resigned weeks after his arrest on…

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru leaves following a court appearance at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru looks at items recovered from homeless people inside a storage shed at the DPW operations yard in Potrero Hill.

What Public Works employees say about taking homeless people’s stuff

Suddenly, the Public Works department and how it treats homeless people are…

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru looks at items recovered from homeless people inside a storage shed at the DPW operations yard in Potrero Hill.
Muni may provide transit operators needed housing — on Muni-owned land

Muni may provide transit operators needed housing — on Muni-owned land

Since 1915, Muni’s Potrero Yard at 1899 Bryant St. has played home…

Muni may provide transit operators needed housing — on Muni-owned land
Lefty O’Doul’s charity used city contractor donations to pay for Public Works party

Lefty O’Doul’s charity used city contractor donations to pay for Public Works party

Nonprofit started by arrested restaurant owner at center of Mohammed Nuru public corruption scandal

Lefty O’Doul’s charity used city contractor donations to pay for Public Works party
Bicyclists have complained that valet parking at waterfront restaurant Waterbar is blocking the bike lane. (Courtesy Jay Divock @jdivock)

Port moves to block restaurant from valet parking in bike lane

Drivers versus cyclists. It’s a fight that rolls through San Francisco as…

Bicyclists have complained that valet parking at waterfront restaurant Waterbar is blocking the bike lane. (Courtesy Jay Divock @jdivock)
Dog running into train tunnel prompts Muni delays

Dog running into train tunnel prompts Muni delays

Muni is going to the dogs. Train service is experiencing residual delays…

Dog running into train tunnel prompts Muni delays
Mohammed Nuru, left, and Walter Wong are pictured at an event in 2018. (Courtesy photo)                                 Mohammed Nuru, left, and Walter Wong are pictured at an event in 2018. (Courtesy photo)

Nuru fallout: FBI also searched offices of SF permit consultant connected to 555 Fulton project developer

While a veritable swarm of journalists chased down corruption charges against Public…

Mohammed Nuru, left, and Walter Wong are pictured at an event in 2018. (Courtesy photo)                                 Mohammed Nuru, left, and Walter Wong are pictured at an event in 2018. (Courtesy photo)
Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has been placed on leave following his arrest Monday by the FBI. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mohammed Nuru, head of SF Public Works, arrested in FBI corruption probe

A newly released federal complaint has detailed the stunning allegations that led…

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru has been placed on leave following his arrest Monday by the FBI. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Uber and Lyft pickups moving to side streets as Better Market Street project takes effect

Uber and Lyft pickups moving to side streets as Better Market Street project takes effect

Lyft and Uber are about to get kicked off Market Street. When…

Uber and Lyft pickups moving to side streets as Better Market Street project takes effect
Pedestrians cross while cars wait to turn at Fourth and Market streets on Wednesday, one week before the car-free Better Market Street plan begins. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Market Street goes car-free Wednesday — but can the new law be enforced?

Officials say simple rule will keep autos off SF’s main artery

Pedestrians cross while cars wait to turn at Fourth and Market streets on Wednesday, one week before the car-free Better Market Street plan begins. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A paper BART ticket is discarded on the ground by fare gates at Powell Street BART station on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART study: Ending paper tickets would ‘disproportionately’ impact low-income riders, people of color

When BART eventually eliminates its magnetic-stripe paper tickets from use, it will…

A paper BART ticket is discarded on the ground by fare gates at Powell Street BART station on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A van burns in Golden Gate Park after the Skip e-scooters inside caught fire, a contractor claims (Courtesy photo)

SF e-scooters burst into flames in Golden Gate Park, ex-contractor reveals

Photographs obtained Wednesday by the San Francisco Examiner show the charred remains of at least two Skip e-scooters

A van burns in Golden Gate Park after the Skip e-scooters inside caught fire, a contractor claims (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Shamann Walton speaks during a news conference about a proposed vaping ban before a hearing on the proposal at City Hall in June7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF politico who authored vape ban takes money from JUUL lobbyist, returns it after media call

Supervisor Shamann Walton made national news after he proverbially smoked e-cigarette company…

Supervisor Shamann Walton speaks during a news conference about a proposed vaping ban before a hearing on the proposal at City Hall in June7, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alterations to bus service in the Sunset could increase school diversity.                                 Courtesy SFMTA

The 29-Sunset could become a ‘rapid’ route

Muni weighing change after Lowell students advocated for improved service on line

Alterations to bus service in the Sunset could increase school diversity.                                 Courtesy SFMTA
BART vote this week on plans to install new canopies over stations entrances on Market Street like the one over the Powell Street BART Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART to vote this week on Market Street station canopy project

Shelters for station entrances expected to reduce escalator breakdowns

BART vote this week on plans to install new canopies over stations entrances on Market Street like the one over the Powell Street BART Station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left: Sisters Juana and Reina Tello outside their longtime Bayview home at 1778 Newcomb Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Their family was evicted from the home in 2018 after it was foreclosed on, though their belongings remained inside until they were thrown away recently. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left: Sisters Juana and Reina Tello outside their longtime Bayview home at 1778 Newcomb Ave. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Their family was evicted from the home in 2018 after it was foreclosed on, though their belongings remained inside until they were thrown away recently. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)