MJ Johnson

Supporting new mothers from a safe distance

Supporting new mothers from a safe distance

Parenting a newborn in a pandemic can be isolating, overwhelming

Supporting new mothers from a safe distance
Homeless advocates have set up a camp in the Bayview in reaction to The City’s slow action to find shelter for the neighborhood’s unhoused residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.                                 Kevin N. Hume/                                S.F. Examiner

Impatient with city efforts, Bayview nonprofits set up safe camping site for homeless

Community organizers establish 40-tent camp in park to allow for social distancing

Homeless advocates have set up a camp in the Bayview in reaction to The City’s slow action to find shelter for the neighborhood’s unhoused residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.                                 Kevin N. Hume/                                S.F. Examiner
Sixty-seven people had tested positive for COVID-19 at Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital in the Western Addition as of last week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Four dead, 67 test positive for COVID-19 at Western Addition nursing home

Four people have died and 67 residents and staff have tested positive…

Sixty-seven people had tested positive for COVID-19 at Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital in the Western Addition as of last week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The iconic City Lights Bookstore has launched a Go Fund Me page to stay afloat. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco bookstores struggle to survive

The beloved bookstores of San Francisco are joining the growing list of struggling small businesses during the shelter-in-place shutdowns.

The iconic City Lights Bookstore has launched a Go Fund Me page to stay afloat. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City will provide free Wi-Fi spots for students at home

City will provide free Wi-Fi spots for students at home

The City will provide free Wi-Fi “SuperSpots” to increase internet access for…

City will provide free Wi-Fi spots for students at home
Police arrest suspect in January Sunnydale fatal shooting

Police arrest suspect in January Sunnydale fatal shooting

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of…

Police arrest suspect in January Sunnydale fatal shooting
In a time of isolation, the demand for animal companions has increased

In a time of isolation, the demand for animal companions has increased

Flooded with requests to foster or adopt, shelters and rescue groups move operations online

In a time of isolation, the demand for animal companions has increased
Couple stuck in Peru after abrupt border closure

Couple stuck in Peru after abrupt border closure

SF residents among the 1,500 U.S. citizens stuck in country due to coronavirus lockdown

Couple stuck in Peru after abrupt border closure
The Cadillac Bar and Grill is among the restaurants planning to sell alcohol to go after the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Friday said it would temporarily suspend enforcement of certain regulations during the statewide coronavirus lockdown. (File: Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner).

California lifts restrictions allowing restaurants to sell alcohol to-go

Relief comes as state orders residents to remain indoors

The Cadillac Bar and Grill is among the restaurants planning to sell alcohol to go after the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Friday said it would temporarily suspend enforcement of certain regulations during the statewide coronavirus lockdown. (File: Chris Victorio | Special for S.F. Examiner).
All San Francisco libraries will close as of 6 p.m. Friday, and be used to provide emergency childcare and homework help for kids while city schools remain closed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Libraries and rec centers to provide childcare during school closures

City scrambles to provide aid to families

All San Francisco libraries will close as of 6 p.m. Friday, and be used to provide emergency childcare and homework help for kids while city schools remain closed. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Coronavirus cancellations, closures hitting hospitality and restaurant industries hard

Coronavirus cancellations, closures hitting hospitality and restaurant industries hard

Businesses plan to ask city government for economic stimulus package to help them survive crisis

Coronavirus cancellations, closures hitting hospitality and restaurant industries hard
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church near Franklin and O’Farrell streets is seeking to build more affordable housing for seniors on its property. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Legislation would give the state’s blessing to affordable housing on church properties

Senate Bill 899 would allow up to 150 units without requiring rezoning

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church near Franklin and O’Farrell streets is seeking to build more affordable housing for seniors on its property. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Dean Preston said he will introduce legislation protecting tenants from eviction due to loss of income caused by coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Preston calls for ban on evictions of tenants affected by coronavirus

Legislation to be introduced at Tuesday Board of Supervisor’s meeting

Supervisor Dean Preston said he will introduce legislation protecting tenants from eviction due to loss of income caused by coronavirus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Friday announced that he would stop charging for contraband found during “pretextual” traffic stops. Supervisor Shamann Walton supported the move and spoke of his own experiences with racial profiling by police as a young man. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DA Boudin to stop charging for contraband at traffic stops, gang enhancements

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced policy changes Friday aimed at reducing racial…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Friday announced that he would stop charging for contraband found during “pretextual” traffic stops. Supervisor Shamann Walton supported the move and spoke of his own experiences with racial profiling by police as a young man. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART police data shows racial disparities in enforcement across the board

BART police data shows racial disparities in enforcement across the board

Black BART riders are overwhelmingly ticketed and cited more by BART police…

BART police data shows racial disparities in enforcement across the board
A Sioux tribe has weighed in about the controversial mural at George Washington High School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Native American leaders pressure school district over plans to cover mural

The struggle continues over the controversial murals at George Washington High School.…

A Sioux tribe has weighed in about the controversial mural at George Washington High School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman says the safety measures created during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s are outdated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mandelman bringing bathhouses back to The City

New ordinance would amend health code restrictions imposed in 1980s

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman says the safety measures created during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s are outdated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Young children take part in the Chinese New Year Parade as the Year of the Rat is celebrated in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chinese New Year Parade 2020 celebrates the Year of the Rat

Pounding drums and bursts of firecrackers echoed through the streets of downtown…

Young children take part in the Chinese New Year Parade as the Year of the Rat is celebrated in downtown San Francisco on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bike ridership up 20 percent on first day of car-free Market Street

Bike ridership up 20 percent on first day of car-free Market Street

Cylists praise increased feeling of safety due to reduced vehicle traffic

Bike ridership up 20 percent on first day of car-free Market Street
(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Chinese New Year Parade street closure and route info

The annual Chinese New Year Parade celebrating the Year of the Rat…

(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)