Laura Waxmann

School district faces tough assignment this year as it reworks lottery system

School district faces tough assignment this year as it reworks lottery system

Nearly a year after the San Francisco Unified School District board directed…

School district faces tough assignment this year as it reworks lottery system
Emergency room visits are going up due to a lack of preventative services and medical facilities in areas including the Bayview and Chinatown, according to city health and planning officials. (Examiner file photo)

City sees urgent need for increased senior, behavioral health services

SF readying for update of its healthcare services master plan

Emergency room visits are going up due to a lack of preventative services and medical facilities in areas including the Bayview and Chinatown, according to city health and planning officials. (Examiner file photo)
Dennis Richards is in a dispute with the Department of Building Inspection over work done on a property he owns.

Embattled planning commissioner to take leave of absence

After publicly criticizing the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection and allegedly…

Dennis Richards is in a dispute with the Department of Building Inspection over work done on a property he owns.
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF administrator contracts suspended as district continues to evaluate budget

The contracts of 39 of City College of San Francisco’s 56 administrators…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dean Preston speaks after being sworn in as District 5 Supervisor in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Preston calls on The City to fulfill the promise of Prop. F

Newly sworn-in District 5 supervisor aims to help Midtown residents, find Navigation Center site

Dean Preston speaks after being sworn in as District 5 Supervisor in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at City Hall on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Aaron Peskin. (Mira Laing/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Navigation Center for homeless youth planned for District 3

A long-awaited shelter for Transitional Age Youth could finally open its doors by next fall

Supervisor Aaron Peskin. (Mira Laing/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Officials congregate in the courtyard of the Embarcadero Safe Navigation Center during a tour on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hotly contested Embarcadero Navigation Center opens, with more to come

The grand opening of a 200-bed Navigation Center near San Francisco’s Waterfront…

Officials congregate in the courtyard of the Embarcadero Safe Navigation Center during a tour on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Hillary Ronen is introducing legislation to close loopholes in the laws governing tenant buyouts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ronen wants to strengthen tenant protections in buyout law

Advocates say many landlords skirt buyout law by failing to report or using aggressive tactics

Supervisor Hillary Ronen is introducing legislation to close loopholes in the laws governing tenant buyouts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Daniel Landry would challenge soon-to-be incumbent Supervisor Dean Preston.(Courtesy photo)

San Francisco community advocate to join District 5 supervisor’s race

Daniel Landry is the former president of the New Community Leadership Foundation

Daniel Landry would challenge soon-to-be incumbent Supervisor Dean Preston.(Courtesy photo)
Barricades line the alley along Willow Street following a sweep operation near Polk Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless sweep leads to few shelter placements

City officials report that the removal of a large homeless encampment from…

Barricades line the alley along Willow Street following a sweep operation near Polk Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tana Hampton, mother of Jamaica Hampton, speaks about her son outside Mission Police Station on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 after he was shot Saturday morning during an altercation with SFPD officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man shot by police in Mission District struggled with homelessness, addiction

Mother questions whether police needed to use lethal force against her son

Tana Hampton, mother of Jamaica Hampton, speaks about her son outside Mission Police Station on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 after he was shot Saturday morning during an altercation with SFPD officers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supporters of City College of San Francisco hold signs at a rally where they urged the Board of Supervisors for a $2.7 million allocation to prevent the cancelation of nearly 300 classes at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City supervisors move to save CCSF classes after budget cuts

San Francisco supervisors are proposing funding to restore hundreds of classes that…

Supporters of City College of San Francisco hold signs at a rally where they urged the Board of Supervisors for a $2.7 million allocation to prevent the cancelation of nearly 300 classes at City Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A screenshot from a witness video obtained by the San Francisco Examiner showing authorities rendering aid to a man who was shot by police in the Mission on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

SF police shoot burglary suspect in Mission District

Man allegedly attacked officers before being shot in first on-duty SFPD shooting since June 2018

A screenshot from a witness video obtained by the San Francisco Examiner showing authorities rendering aid to a man who was shot by police in the Mission on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Civil liberties lawyer files to take on Pelosi

A San Francisco-based civil liberties lawyer, progressive advocate, DJ and poet is…

(Courtesy photo)
Genaro Licea, center, announced a new clergy abuse lawsuit Thursday against the Archdiocese of San Francisco alongside his attorney Joseph George, right, outside the diocese’s headquarters. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man sues Catholic archdiocese over child sexual abuse by priest in SF

Plaintiff Genaro Licea calls for release of names of abusive priests

Genaro Licea, center, announced a new clergy abuse lawsuit Thursday against the Archdiocese of San Francisco alongside his attorney Joseph George, right, outside the diocese’s headquarters. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A homeless man cleans near his tent along Willow Street following a sweep operation in the alleyway near Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless swept from Polk Street alley despite lack of shelter beds

On one of the first rainy days of the fall season, San…

A homeless man cleans near his tent along Willow Street following a sweep operation in the alleyway near Polk Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oil spill causes street closures in Glen Park

Oil spill causes street closures in Glen Park

An oil spill in Glen Park has caused street closures, officials report.…

Oil spill causes street closures in Glen Park
A skyscraper proposed for 542-550 Howard St. could rise to 800 feet. (Courtesy photo)

New skyscraper to rise in city’s skyline

A proposed 800-foot tower could soon rise in downtown San Francisco’s rapidly…

A skyscraper proposed for 542-550 Howard St. could rise to 800 feet. (Courtesy photo)
Mary Rogus sits in her unit at the Plaza Apartments at 988 Howard St. surrounded by multiple fans that she uses to keep cool. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Formerly homeless contend with high heat, accessibility issues in supportive units

Five fans blew the hair of Mary Rogus over her face as…

Mary Rogus sits in her unit at the Plaza Apartments at 988 Howard St. surrounded by multiple fans that she uses to keep cool. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fire burns half-acre of brush, trees at Baker Beach

Fire burns half-acre of brush, trees at Baker Beach

A fire that burned about a half-acre of brush and trees near…

Fire burns half-acre of brush, trees at Baker Beach