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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark addresses St. Anthony’s after launching free Wi-Fi and charging stations there Thursday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Free Wi-Fi, secure charging stations installed at St. Anthony’s in Tenderloin

Rafael Rosado can regularly be found at St. Anthony’s Dining Room in…

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark addresses St. Anthony’s after launching free Wi-Fi and charging stations there Thursday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Risso's dolphin died after getting stuck in the mudflats south of San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame on Tuesday.  (Photo courtesy John Marra)

Risso’s dolphin stranded near SFO confirmed dead

The unusual dolphin stranded in shallow mudflats of the San Francisco Bay…

A Risso's dolphin died after getting stuck in the mudflats south of San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame on Tuesday.  (Photo courtesy John Marra)
San Francisco International Airport hosted more than 51 million passengers this past year, a record for the airport, which has used technology to increase its capacity. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

San Francisco International Airport hosts record number of passengers

San Francisco International Airport hosted a record of more than 51 million…

San Francisco International Airport hosted more than 51 million passengers this past year, a record for the airport, which has used technology to increase its capacity. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
The Roxie Theater on Valencia Street in the Mission is one of just 26 businesses in San Francisco to apply for the Legacy Business Program, which would allow the theater to subsidize its operational costs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Legacy program aims to keep longtime SF businesses thriving

In what has become an all-too-common tale in San Francisco, one of…

The Roxie Theater on Valencia Street in the Mission is one of just 26 businesses in San Francisco to apply for the Legacy Business Program, which would allow the theater to subsidize its operational costs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Matthew Cowdrey skates at Playland at 43rd Avenue on Wednesday. Some neighbors are not too thrilled with the skatepark aspect of Playland. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outer Sunset’s temporary Playland park continues to draw mixed opinions

A playground sprung up from a blacktop lot in the Outer Sunset…

Matthew Cowdrey skates at Playland at 43rd Avenue on Wednesday. Some neighbors are not too thrilled with the skatepark aspect of Playland. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Family members of Luis Gongora, a homeless man killed by San Francisco police in April, sit on the steps of City Hall during a rally on Tuesday held by the Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez Coalition to demand that officers be punished for their involvement in shootings. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Community activists unite to demand police accountability

Communities came together at City Hall on Tuesday to speak for the…

Family members of Luis Gongora, a homeless man killed by San Francisco police in April, sit on the steps of City Hall during a rally on Tuesday held by the Justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez Coalition to demand that officers be punished for their involvement in shootings. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Juvenile Hall residents participate in a math class at the Education Center of the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Juvenile court schools leave youths gasping for knowledge

In some San Francisco classrooms with students of middle and high school…

Juvenile Hall residents participate in a math class at the Education Center of the Juvenile Justice Center in San Francisco on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Staged readings of works by Hansol Jung, Walt McGough, Philana Omorotionmwan, Andrew P. Saito, Jonathan Spector and Sarah Sander make up the 39th Bay Area Playwrights Festival. (Courtesy Photos)

Playwrights tackle modern issues in new works fest

Six brand-new plays delve into themes as contemporary as “cross-border social media…

Staged readings of works by Hansol Jung, Walt McGough, Philana Omorotionmwan, Andrew P. Saito, Jonathan Spector and Sarah Sander make up the 39th Bay Area Playwrights Festival. (Courtesy Photos)
A Civil Grand Jury report found that investigations of officer-involved shootings, such as the one on May 19 that killed a 27-year-old woman in the Bayview, took too long and lacked transparency. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Civil Grand Jury report slams pace of police shooting investigations

Investigations into fatal police shootings take too long and lack transparency, according…

A Civil Grand Jury report found that investigations of officer-involved shootings, such as the one on May 19 that killed a 27-year-old woman in the Bayview, took too long and lacked transparency. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission say conservation and rationing is still important even though there has been more rain this past year. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Drought is less bleak so restrictions ease up

The weather is wetter than last year amid California’s ongoing drought, but…

Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission say conservation and rationing is still important even though there has been more rain this past year. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner file photo)
Willie Iribarren, right, speaks with an attendee at an open house for family homelessness held by Compass Family Services. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Navigating homelessness with children

San Francisco resident Willie Iribarren grew up experiencing homelessness. As a single…

Willie Iribarren, right, speaks with an attendee at an open house for family homelessness held by Compass Family Services. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
GLIDE opens a free pop-up convenience store in the Memorial Church's Freedom Hall in San Francisco, Calif on Tuesday,  June 28, 2016. The shop offers basic necessities including shampoo and socks to low-income and homeless community members. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

GLIDE Goods provides pricey hygiene products for free

Go to a corner store and try to stock a bathroom with…

GLIDE opens a free pop-up convenience store in the Memorial Church's Freedom Hall in San Francisco, Calif on Tuesday,  June 28, 2016. The shop offers basic necessities including shampoo and socks to low-income and homeless community members. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed the strictest ban in the nation on products made of polystyren foam, commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s new Styrofoam ban is strictest in the nation

San Francisco on Tuesday adopted the nation’s most extensive ban on polystyrene…

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed the strictest ban in the nation on products made of polystyren foam, commonly known by the brand name Styrofoam. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF’s public assets need $1 billion for maintenance

San Francisco needs $1 billion in repairs to public assets like government-owned…

San Francisco City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A golden legacy among gay bars

The one-story hut at Ninth and Harrison streets is small, but it…

A crowd watches a performance at The Stud Bar's 50th anniversary party. (Rachel Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco State University (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s universities envision new solutions for student housing

Three San Francisco public universities plan to expand student housing over the…

San Francisco State University (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee raises the LGBT Pride flag from his balcony at San Francisco City Hall on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Theresa Sparks to serve as Mayor Lee ’s senior transgender adviser

Theresa Sparks has advocated for transgender rights and services for nearly two…

Mayor Ed Lee raises the LGBT Pride flag from his balcony at San Francisco City Hall on Friday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Singer-songwriter Star Amerasu is among the performers in the three-day Fresh Meat Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Fresh Meat fest celebrates 15 years of transgender and queer performance

On Sunday, siren Star Amerasu heard the news about the mass shooting…

Singer-songwriter Star Amerasu is among the performers in the three-day Fresh Meat Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

HIV councils merge with new PrEP campaign

One HIV council plus another HIV council will hopefully equal zero future…

Mayor Ed Lee speaks about HIV prevention during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Monday. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy USO)

More space to lounge at SFO’s new USO

The USO is celebrating its 50th year at San Francisco International Airport…

(Photo courtesy USO)