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Harlan Kelly, former general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has been accused of multiple instances of fraud in the ongoing federal probe of City Hall. (SFPUC photo)
Harlan Kelly, former general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has been accused of multiple instances of fraud in the ongoing federal probe of City Hall. (SFPUC photo)
San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)

Organized crime rings are driving auto burglaries. SF is offering cash rewards to break them up

San Francisco is taking a new approach to tackling its persistent car…

San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)
Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

A conversation with top political consultant Ace Smith

‘Never allow a recall to become a referendum on your person’

Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco police, pictured investigating an officer-involved shooting in April 2020, may be subject to dismissal for refusing to receive a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Unvaccinated cops force SFPD to reshuffle resources

As many as 267 officers could be placed on administrative leave if they don’t take the shot

San Francisco police, pictured investigating an officer-involved shooting in April 2020, may be subject to dismissal for refusing to receive a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Judge blasts Chesa Boudin for disorganized DA’s office, putting politics ahead of prosecution

‘Not to make light of the situation, but you can’t run an airline this way’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
City Attorney Dennis Herrera in 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

City Attorney Herrera OK’d as new SFPUC head

Appointment likely to bring further changes to City Hall

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF Examiner file photo

SF deputy faces criminal charges over gun threats

Police say cop threatened to shoot people at party

SF Examiner file photo
The numbers show nearly 14 percent of San Francisco voters who participated in the Sept. 14 recall election wanted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from elected office. (Shutterstock photo)
(Shutterstock photo)

How San Francisco neighborhoods voted in the Newsom recall

Sunset tops the list as the area with the most ‘yes’ votes

The numbers show nearly 14 percent of San Francisco voters who participated in the Sept. 14 recall election wanted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from elected office. (Shutterstock photo)
(Shutterstock photo)
San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Should SF police ban ‘no-knock’ warrants?

Police say unannounced entries are necessary to protect officers, public

San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Voters fill out their ballots in California’s recall election at the Department of Elections in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Bay Area turns out in huge numbers to support Newsom’s victory

More than a quarter of statewide votes opposing the recall came from the Bay Area

Voters fill out their ballots in California’s recall election at the Department of Elections in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Bay Area could swing Newsom recall, with early data showing huge turnout

Nearly 45% of region’s heavily Democratic voters have returned ballots

Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>

Nuru scandal: Facing federal prosecution, Recology agrees to pay $36M

Subsidiaries must comply with terms of a three-year agreement

Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>
San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>

SF moves forward with first California ‘ghost gun’ ban

Facing a spike in shootings, San Francisco is advancing the first ban…

San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>
A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

SF school board recall could reshape the balance of power at City Hall

Mayor Breed could be the big winner politically

A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
San Francisco police prepare for a protest on Market Street. A proposed new law would make it easier to track incidents of misconduct. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Lifting the veil of secrecy shrouding police misconduct

Proposed law aims to help SF hold police accountable

San Francisco police prepare for a protest on Market Street. A proposed new law would make it easier to track incidents of misconduct. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)

A local solution for gun violence? Pay people $300 a month

‘We are trying to address the root causes of what’s happened’

A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)
Chesa Boudin, seen here in 2019, has said that his experiences visiting his parents in prison helped shape his political views. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Chesa Boudin, seen here in 2019, has said that his experiences visiting his parents in prison helped shape his political views. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SF school board members break silence as recalls ramp up

‘All of these recalls represent people who are coming in and changing things’

Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A public works employee uses a pressure washer to clean a sidewalk in San Francisco, Aug. 29, 2018. The city’s mayor has made cleaner streets a top priority. Residents say it will take much more than a broom to do it. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

The future of SF’s beleaguered Public Works agency remains in flux

‘It is a department that is broken at its core’

A public works employee uses a pressure washer to clean a sidewalk in San Francisco, Aug. 29, 2018. The city’s mayor has made cleaner streets a top priority. Residents say it will take much more than a broom to do it. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said an updated agreement ensures that independent investigators will be notified immediately and have access to evidence in cases involving police officers’ use of force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file )</ins>

SF DA Boudin reaches agreement with SFPD over police shootings

San Francisco prosecutors will continue to play a key role investigating police…

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said an updated agreement ensures that independent investigators will be notified immediately and have access to evidence in cases involving police officers’ use of force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file )</ins>