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PJ Harvey is performing songs from her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project” on her current tour. (Courtesy Christie Goodwin)

PJ Harvey brings her new global vision to Masonic

PJ Harvey delivered a rousing show Tuesday night at the Masonic, drawing…

PJ Harvey is performing songs from her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project” on her current tour. (Courtesy Christie Goodwin)
“As I look at San Francisco through this new lens, I hope see sides of it that I have never noticed before.”

This is not goodbye

This is not a goodbye but more of a note to say…

“As I look at San Francisco through this new lens, I hope see sides of it that I have never noticed before.”
A child holds up a sign during a rally held in solidarity with transgender youth outside City Hall in San Francisco on Thursday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Transgender protections are civil rights

Thankfully, San Francisco will not be directly harmed by the Trump administration’s…

A child holds up a sign during a rally held in solidarity with transgender youth outside City Hall in San Francisco on Thursday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters stand outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 7 while the court hears arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s travel ban. (Courtesy agenzia32.com/Shutterstock)

Showing up to preserve our city

Last Thursday, hundreds of local businesses and restaurants never opened, and many…

Protesters stand outside the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Feb. 7 while the court hears arguments regarding President Donald Trump’s travel ban. (Courtesy agenzia32.com/Shutterstock)
Mayor Ed Lee delivers his State of the City address at the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

State of our city, state of our nation

"I stand before you, asking for all of you to stand with…

Mayor Ed Lee delivers his State of the City address at the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, left, announces on Dec. 20 that William Scott, right, will take over as the next chief of the San Francisco Police Department. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

With new beginnings, hope for change

It is a time of new beginnings. On Monday, San Francisco is…

Mayor Ed Lee, left, announces on Dec. 20 that William Scott, right, will take over as the next chief of the San Francisco Police Department. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
William Scott will be sworn in as San Francisco’s next police chief next year. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Looking forward to meeting Chief Scott

A day after Mayor Ed Lee announced William Scott, a deputy chief…

William Scott will be sworn in as San Francisco’s next police chief next year. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
How much of our city must we lose before it is no longer recognizable as ours? (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Contents under pressure: San Francisco’s boom

Here in the land of bubbles — the tech bubble, the real…

How much of our city must we lose before it is no longer recognizable as ours? (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Diverting money intended to cover tuition at City College of San Francisco to other needs would be bad politics and would betray voters’ trust. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Free CCSF or homeless services: The City’s false choice

"A promise is a promise,” Supervisor Aaron Peskin said. “We made a…

Diverting money intended to cover tuition at City College of San Francisco to other needs would be bad politics and would betray voters’ trust. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Residents gather at City Hall on Nov. 14 to listen to Mayor Ed Lee and other local officials speak in support of San Francisco’s sanctuary city status. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The City rises against Trump

Obama said we are all on the same team. Clinton said we…

Residents gather at City Hall on Nov. 14 to listen to Mayor Ed Lee and other local officials speak in support of San Francisco’s sanctuary city status. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
More than 1,000 people gathered at Market and Powell streets on Nov. 9 2016 to protest President-elect Donald Trump before marching to the Castro, the Mission and City Hall. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

In the election aftermath, opposing Trump’s America

The election of Donald Trump has left many things so very uncertain.…

More than 1,000 people gathered at Market and Powell streets on Nov. 9 2016 to protest President-elect Donald Trump before marching to the Castro, the Mission and City Hall. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Examiner goes pink to stand in solidarity

Examiner goes pink to stand in solidarity

You may have noticed the pink on the San Francisco Examiner logo…

Examiner goes pink to stand in solidarity
A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Release the tapes

"Release the tapes.” That was the chant in Charlotte, N.C., this past…

A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Reporting with a new language

Reporting with a new language

Reporters are accustomed to asking those they interview to spell their name,…

Reporting with a new language
The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)

Measuring the half-life of Sept. 11

Fifteen years ago today, I was on the sidewalk in lower Manhattan…

The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) greets players after taking a knee during the national anthem on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Standing on ceremony

My 10-year-old daughter doesn’t stand during the national anthem at baseball games.…

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) greets players after taking a knee during the national anthem on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

California’s death row dilemma

Of the 2,943 inmates awaiting the death penalty in the United States,…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco police officer shows off his new body-worn camera in the Tenderloin on Wednesday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Getting the SFPD camera ready

The first group of San Francisco police officers to be outfitted with…

A San Francisco police officer shows off his new body-worn camera in the Tenderloin on Wednesday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco resident Jackie Ikeda walks past the Frances Hotel on Mission Street near 17th Street on Aug. 3. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Safe SROs are vital to SF’s low-income housing option

San Francisco’s single-room occupancy hotels house thousands of residents and provide a…

San Francisco resident Jackie Ikeda walks past the Frances Hotel on Mission Street near 17th Street on Aug. 3. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dirty politics at City Hall

We, as a city, benefit when our leaders are passionate, argumentative and…

San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)