Laura Dudnick

Simply 3D-printing a body part with a few components of the body part will not enable it to function properly, unless the body grows into the implant. (Courtesy photo)

3D printing: Cool, but not quite there

3D tissue printing holds the promise of custom implants on demand. But…

Simply 3D-printing a body part with a few components of the body part will not enable it to function properly, unless the body grows into the implant. (Courtesy photo)
A western pond turtle is held by San Francisco Zoo Director of Conservation Jessie Bushell on June 14, 2015. After being raised at the zoo, 55 turtles were placed in Mountain Lake in August and Septmeber of last year. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Native turtles growing steadily at SF’s Mountain Lake

One of three remaining natural lakes in San Francisco is once again…

A western pond turtle is held by San Francisco Zoo Director of Conservation Jessie Bushell on June 14, 2015. After being raised at the zoo, 55 turtles were placed in Mountain Lake in August and Septmeber of last year. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition C would give the Board of Supervisors — rather than voters — the power to increase the number of affordable housing units in new developments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Prop. C would let city legislators determine affordable housing requirements in new developments

San Francisco voters will decide in June whether city legislators — rather…

Proposition C would give the Board of Supervisors — rather than voters — the power to increase the number of affordable housing units in new developments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
(Photo courtesy San Francisco City Attorney's Office)

SF sues landlord for letting properties accumulate feces, rodents

San Francisco is suing a landlord for allegedly letting his rental properties…

(Photo courtesy San Francisco City Attorney's Office)
Hundreds of patients at San Francisco General Hospital will be moved to a $1 billion state-of-the-art facility on Saturday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF General Hospital plans to transport patients to new trauma center

San Francisco’s only full-service trauma center is preparing to move hundreds of…

Hundreds of patients at San Francisco General Hospital will be moved to a $1 billion state-of-the-art facility on Saturday. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

New density bonus plan emerges for 100 percent affordable housing projects

San Francisco’s density bonus should apply only to projects that offer entirely…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF schools ‘on the right track’ with transgender inclusivity

When it comes to safeguarding transgender students, San Francisco public schools have…

Transgender bathroom signage at the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Monday. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Asian Art Museum is planning to build a new pavilion atop a wing on the museum’s Hyde Street side. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Once-struggling Asian Art Museum set for major ‘transformation’

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is set for a major, multi-tiered “transformation”…

The Asian Art Museum is planning to build a new pavilion atop a wing on the museum’s Hyde Street side. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to the media during a news conference announcing a lawsuit against Academy of Art University at his office in City Hall in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, May 6, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF leaders paint Academy of Art as ‘land-use scofflaw’ in new lawsuit

San Francisco leaders railed the Academy of Art University on Friday for…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera speaks to the media during a news conference announcing a lawsuit against Academy of Art University at his office in City Hall in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, May 6, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, located at 140 Maiden Lane in Union Square, San Francisco on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF to consider landmark status for building interior designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

The interior of the only San Francisco building designed by renowned architect…

A building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, located at 140 Maiden Lane in Union Square, San Francisco on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission is scheduled to initiate an ordinance that includes new requirements for how developers manage transportation in new projects. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

SF looks to better manage transit plans for new development

Managing transportation options for new development projects in San Francisco could become…

The Planning Commission is scheduled to initiate an ordinance that includes new requirements for how developers manage transportation in new projects. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57

The party is officially over. Legendary pop musician Prince, one of the…

Prince, hugely inventive, influential musician, dead at 57
Customers are handed their lunch while dining at the original Mel's Drive-In Diner on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

In unusual twist amid development boom, Mel’s Drive-In will not be torn down for housing

In an unusual twist in San Francisco’s development boom saga, a longtime…

Customers are handed their lunch while dining at the original Mel's Drive-In Diner on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 18, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Refugees of the great San Francisco earthquake stand outside their tents at the Presidio. (AP Photo)

Never-before-seen letter details life in SF after 1906 earthquake

Rising rents, a “fortune” to be made for architects and builders and…

Refugees of the great San Francisco earthquake stand outside their tents at the Presidio. (AP Photo)
A split view of Union Square in San Francisco on Friday, left, and April 18, 1906 at right. (Jessica Christian/S.F.Examiner, left; Library of Congress, right

SF to unveil plan for resiliency in an earthquake or other disaster

Another earthquake will strike San Francisco. The question is when. That’s why…

A split view of Union Square in San Francisco on Friday, left, and April 18, 1906 at right. (Jessica Christian/S.F.Examiner, left; Library of Congress, right
An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans for Uber offices in Mission Bay

Uber offices are heading to Mission Bay. The Planning Commission on Thursday…

An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)
San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Seismic risk found in San Francisco’s waterfront foundation, report shows

A major earthquake could significantly impact the foundation of San Francisco’s waterfront…

San Francisco’s seawall, seen near Pier 7 along The Embarcadero, is more susceptible to earthquake damage than previously thought. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Latest housing balance report shows SF still losing affordable homes

San Francisco has gained or approved for construction more than 10,000 affordable…

The Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the latest Housing Balance Report on Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)

Another car-free residential building signals shift away from parking

San Francisco’s development boom is no secret, but a new trend also…

The project at 22 Franklin St. will go before the Planning Commission Thursday, March 31. (Rendering courtesy Planning Department)
Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

New affordable housing rules head to Planning Commission

Should residential projects already planned in the Mission and South of Market…

Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)