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Jeffrey Tumlin smiles after Mayor London Breed introduced him as the new Director of Transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

After high-profile dismissals, Breed appoints new SFMTA director

Jeffrey Tumlin to lead Muni after sexual harassment scandal, operator shortage

Jeffrey Tumlin smiles after Mayor London Breed introduced him as the new Director of Transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclist struck by driver sustains life-threatening injuries

Cyclist struck by driver sustains life-threatening injuries

Collision one of three Friday in which pedestrians, bike riders were injured

Cyclist struck by driver sustains life-threatening injuries
Supervisor Aaron Peskin speaks at an event celebrating the passage of Proposition D at Original Joe’s in North Beach on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D victory could mean better service for Muni riders

Funds from Uber tax to go toward alleviating driver shortage

Supervisor Aaron Peskin speaks at an event celebrating the passage of Proposition D at Original Joe’s in North Beach on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART police call for ‘apology’ from board member who joined protest over sandwich citation

BART police call for ‘apology’ from board member who joined protest over sandwich citation

First came the sandwich, then came the fury. Shortly after BART General…

BART police call for ‘apology’ from board member who joined protest over sandwich citation
Tech investor and political donor Ron Conway provided a last-minute infusion of cash to committees backing Suzy Loftus and Vallie Brown. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

He’s back: Ron Conway dumps $50,000 in fund supporting Loftus for DA, Brown for supervisor

There’s sneaky, there’s real sneaky, then there’s Ron Conway. Conway, the tech-sector…

Tech investor and political donor Ron Conway provided a last-minute infusion of cash to committees backing Suzy Loftus and Vallie Brown. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Water was turned off at City Hall after construction crews on Van Ness Avenue hit a water main. (Joshua Sabatini/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall toilets knocked out by Van Ness BRT construction mishap

Friday, San Francisco leaders’ toilets fell silent. Not a flush. Not a…

Water was turned off at City Hall after construction crews on Van Ness Avenue hit a water main. (Joshua Sabatini/S.F. Examiner)
Two Lyft e-bikes caught fire in San Francisco in July. (Courtesy Photo/Courtesy Zach Rutta)

Lyft set to return e-bikes to SF streets after solving battery fire issue

After battery fires prompted Lyft to pull its rentable e-bikes from San…

Two Lyft e-bikes caught fire in San Francisco in July. (Courtesy Photo/Courtesy Zach Rutta)
Stevon Cook, President of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, has told his followers that he is weighing a run for supervisor in District 5, the district where he grew up. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The winner in District 5 could face a significant new challenger next year

San Franciscan’s votes are still being tallied. The voting machines are still…

Stevon Cook, President of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, has told his followers that he is weighing a run for supervisor in District 5, the district where he grew up. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
25 years later, evicted black tenants may get the last laugh against Vallie Brown

25 years later, evicted black tenants may get the last laugh against Vallie Brown

While it ain’t over ‘til it’s over, one clear sign that Supervisor…

25 years later, evicted black tenants may get the last laugh against Vallie Brown
The crowd swells at the traditional Election Day luncheon at John’s Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Botched ballots in SF supervisor race not the only shadow cast over election day

Candidates, campaign consultants and The City’s movers-and-shakers had their heads hung low…

The crowd swells at the traditional Election Day luncheon at John’s Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Traffic flows along California Street in the Inner Richmond District on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

California Street may lose a lane to bolster safety

Effort among first crop of ‘quick-build’ projects by SFMTA meant to address traffic dangers

Traffic flows along California Street in the Inner Richmond District on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The boundary wall for the Presidio at the intersection of Greenwich and Lyon streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lacking political support, new Presidio gate project in limbo

A project meant to revive a long-bricked-over Presidio gate has died a quiet death.

The boundary wall for the Presidio at the intersection of Greenwich and Lyon streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF school bus drivers fear new contracts could lower safety standards

Changes to school transportation on the horizon

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Vallie Brown apologizes for falsely claiming former tenant didn’t pay rent

Supervisor Vallie Brown apologizes for falsely claiming former tenant didn’t pay rent

Apology comes after court documents emerge in decades-old eviction battle

Supervisor Vallie Brown apologizes for falsely claiming former tenant didn’t pay rent
No action on city threat to revoke Lyft’s e-bike permit

No action on city threat to revoke Lyft’s e-bike permit

SF transportation officials threatened Lyft last month: Tell us why your electric…

No action on city threat to revoke Lyft’s e-bike permit
Forecast: ‘Unhealthy’ air in San Francisco Monday

Forecast: ‘Unhealthy’ air in San Francisco Monday

San Franciscans, it’s time to grab your masks again: The City’s air…

Forecast: ‘Unhealthy’ air in San Francisco Monday
Buses at the Muni Potrero Yard on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Bus yard housing plans call for more than 500 units, 50 percent affordable

Muni is set to build its first-ever housing development over a bus…

Buses at the Muni Potrero Yard on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF official threatens to pull support for $100 billion megameasure over Caltrain spat

Tuesday, San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton levied an ultimatum that could impact…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Transbay BART tube reopens after service halted by sparks during rush hour

Transbay BART tube reopens after service halted by sparks during rush hour

Sparks near the transbay tube prompted BART to halt some service between…

Transbay BART tube reopens after service halted by sparks during rush hour
The number of traffic tickets issued by the San Francisco Police Department decreased by half from 2015 to 2018.

SFPD issuing fewer life-saving traffic tickets because of ‘additional paperwork’

In August, Mayor London Breed and traffic safety watchers blasted San Francisco…

The number of traffic tickets issued by the San Francisco Police Department decreased by half from 2015 to 2018.