Laura Dudnick

With four-housing related measures on the November ballot, San Francisco voters hold the future of The City's development in their hands. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measures on November ballot seek solutions to SF’s housing crisis

San Francisco voters will again see a strong presence of housing-related measures…

With four-housing related measures on the November ballot, San Francisco voters hold the future of The City's development in their hands. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Lake Merced (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Shooting excluded from activities proposed at former Lake Merced gun club site

Kayaking, fishing, bocce ball, yoga, farmers markets — those are among the…

Lake Merced (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF seeks to upzone Central SoMa neighborhood

San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood is preparing for a renaissance. With…

A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Warren Hinckle III poses with his dog Bentley at his mother's 80th birthday in 1985 at Golden Gate Park Hall of Flowers in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Robert Altman)

Warren Hinckle, beloved longtime SF newsman, dies at 77

Longtime San Francisco journalist Warren Hinckle, whose writing ripped into the rebellious…

Warren Hinckle III poses with his dog Bentley at his mother's 80th birthday in 1985 at Golden Gate Park Hall of Flowers in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Robert Altman)
The Academy of Art University is one of San Francisco’s largest property owners and landlords. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sides drawn in lawsuit filed by SF against Academy of Art

The Academy of Art University may have cleared a major hurdle last…

The Academy of Art University is one of San Francisco’s largest property owners and landlords. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
New data appears to show that rents in San Francisco may be dropping in some neighborhoods. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Are rents in SF really dropping?

It wasn’t until San Francisco resident Gary McCoy stopped looking for an…

New data appears to show that rents in San Francisco may be dropping in some neighborhoods. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A planned research facility at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is expected to have an impact on existing parking. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

UCSF, city finalizing lease agreement for new research facility

A proposal to build a UC San Francisco research facility at Zuckerberg…

A planned research facility at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is expected to have an impact on existing parking. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
A new study released Wednesday by UC San Francisco says those who experience trauma during childhood are more likely to struggle with issues like depression and even homelessness as adults. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF study examines link between childhood adversities, homelessness

Negative childhood experiences like abuse or neglect are largely associated with the…

A new study released Wednesday by UC San Francisco says those who experience trauma during childhood are more likely to struggle with issues like depression and even homelessness as adults. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Alexis Busch was the first full-time batgirl in the MLB. The Giants will honor her with a plaque in the dugout before today’s game. (Courtesy Corey Busch)

Giants to dedicate plaque to Alexis Busch, former bat girl lost at sea

Alexis Busch loved baseball. She loved the Giants. And she loved AT&T…

Alexis Busch was the first full-time batgirl in the MLB. The Giants will honor her with a plaque in the dugout before today’s game. (Courtesy Corey Busch)
Crews battle a massive fire following a PG&E pipeline explosion in a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. September 9, 2010. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner file photo)

PG&E convicted in criminal pipeline safety trial

After deliberating for nearly two weeks, a federal jury in San Francisco…

Crews battle a massive fire following a PG&E pipeline explosion in a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. September 9, 2010. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Korean War veteran Richard Friedman poses outside his residence in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Etched in history: Korean War veterans honored in Presidio memorial

Joseph Irving Hess, a Private First Class in the United States Army…

Korean War veteran Richard Friedman poses outside his residence in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Linda Mar Beach. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Family describes surfing near shark’s ‘bloody’ meal off Pacifica beach

A Daly City family might wait a few weeks before surfing again…

Linda Mar Beach. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Dozens of memorabilia items from Playland at the Beach, above, will be auctioned off this month in Scottsdale, Ariz., including a colorful clown bank and a 10-pound plush bear head mount, top right. (Courtesy photos)

Historic Playland amusement park memorabilia for sale at auction

A 10-pound plush bear head mount. Cast iron figures. A curved fun…

Dozens of memorabilia items from Playland at the Beach, above, will be auctioned off this month in Scottsdale, Ariz., including a colorful clown bank and a 10-pound plush bear head mount, top right. (Courtesy photos)
First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes

First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes

San Francisco has been in the national spotlight in recent years for…

First-of-its-kind report details code enforcement cases in SF homes
A lawsuit challenging the notion that voters can weigh in on waterfront height limits will go to trial February 2017. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trial date set for lawsuit over SF’s waterfront heights measure

A lawsuit challenging whether San Francisco voters can weigh in on height-limit…

A lawsuit challenging the notion that voters can weigh in on waterfront height limits will go to trial February 2017. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chase Center, the Warriors’ highly anticipated waterfront arena in San Francisco, is on pace to open for the beginning of the 2019-20 NBA season. (Courtesy Chase Center)

Warriors not champs but still shooting for new SF arena

The Warriors may have fallen to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals,…

Chase Center, the Warriors’ highly anticipated waterfront arena in San Francisco, is on pace to open for the beginning of the 2019-20 NBA season. (Courtesy Chase Center)
A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)

Alcatraz Island ferry service receives pardon to remain at Pier 31½

Alcatraz Island ferry service appears to have been granted a stay of…

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)
San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Amid housing crisis, net new housing drops in SF for first time in four years

For the first time in four years, the number of new homes…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. C approval enables legislators to set affordable housing requirements

City legislators once again have the power to adjust affordable housing requirements…

The western wall inside the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo, which faces the ocean, is in particular need of restoration having sustained moisture-related damage over the years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF looks for sources of funding to restore historic Mothers Building

A handful of animals at the San Francisco Zoo are in need…

The western wall inside the Mothers Building at the San Francisco Zoo, which faces the ocean, is in particular need of restoration having sustained moisture-related damage over the years. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)