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Youth march across San Francisco Sunday Nov. 1, 2020. (Nicholas Chan/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Young voters rally in hopes of a brighter future

A march in San Francisco Sunday in advance of this week’s election…

Youth march across San Francisco Sunday Nov. 1, 2020. (Nicholas Chan/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Catholic church leads protest of COVID-19 restrictions

Catholic church leads protest of COVID-19 restrictions

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone led march from City Hall, outdoor masses

Catholic church leads protest of COVID-19 restrictions
Small businesses in limbo as end of eviction moratorium nears

Small businesses in limbo as end of eviction moratorium nears

Many commercial tenants ‘teetering on the edge,’ unable to pay rent

Small businesses in limbo as end of eviction moratorium nears
Candace Combs, co-owner of In-Symmetry Spa, said the chance to reopen this week is “bittersweet.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Reopening is only the beginning for struggling small businesses

Owners say operating at limited capacity will make it hard to make up for lost revenue

Candace Combs, co-owner of In-Symmetry Spa, said the chance to reopen this week is “bittersweet.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Health experts say the flu vaccine appears to be well matched to circulating viruses this fall so far. (Shutterstock)

Health care providers urge flu shots to avoid twin outbreaks, overloaded system

Coronavirus pandemic makes need for vaccinations more urgent than ever

Health experts say the flu vaccine appears to be well matched to circulating viruses this fall so far. (Shutterstock)
Professor Annie Leutkemeyer of UCSF discusses a clinical trial of blood plasma therapy for hospitalized COVID-19 patients on September 9, 2020 (S.F. Examiner screenshot)

UCSF researchers are leading a study of blood plasma therapy touted by Trump

Study aims to determine if antibodies from recovered COVID-19 patients can help those who are sick

Professor Annie Leutkemeyer of UCSF discusses a clinical trial of blood plasma therapy for hospitalized COVID-19 patients on September 9, 2020 (S.F. Examiner screenshot)
Workers march across the city on Labor Day for compensation and safe working conditions

Workers march across the city on Labor Day for compensation and safe working conditions

Hotel workers and janitors, rideshare drivers and food service workers joined Monday rally

Workers march across the city on Labor Day for compensation and safe working conditions
A launch event for the SF Counts 2020 Census campaign was held on Jan. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Minoosh Zomorodinia)

Everyone counts as deadline for Census 2020 approaches

Officials ramping up efforts to ensure funding, political representation

A launch event for the SF Counts 2020 Census campaign was held on Jan. 20, 2020. (Courtesy Minoosh Zomorodinia)
Musicians play traditional Italian songs with a photo gallery of the Giotta family behind them outside of Caffè Trieste as part of a smaller launch of First Fridays in August. (Photo Courtesy of Romalyn Schmaltz)

North Beach First Fridays relaunching with new safety precautions

After months of business and event shutdowns, North Beach First Fridays are…

Musicians play traditional Italian songs with a photo gallery of the Giotta family behind them outside of Caffè Trieste as part of a smaller launch of First Fridays in August. (Photo Courtesy of Romalyn Schmaltz)
Longtime local journalist launching a newspaper of her own

Longtime local journalist launching a newspaper of her own

Portia Li hopes bilingual paper will be a ‘bridge’ between Chinese and English-speaking communities

Longtime local journalist launching a newspaper of her own
The number of vaccinations given to children 0 through 18 years old in the state plunged by more than 40 percent in April compared to 2019. (Courtesy photo)

Immunization rates drop during COVID-19 pandemic

Public health officials fear avoidance of doctors could lead to outbreaks of other diseases

The number of vaccinations given to children 0 through 18 years old in the state plunged by more than 40 percent in April compared to 2019. (Courtesy photo)
Smoke from numerous wildfires sits over the East Bay behind a view of Coit Tower from Ina Coolbrith Park on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Smoke from numerous wildfires sits over the East Bay behind a view of Coit Tower from Ina Coolbrith Park on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
View of Harbor Princess ferry, from the Red and White fleet. (By Leeds Fotografica/Shutterstock)

Struggling Port tenants eligible for rent forgiveness, relief

Businesses say ‘it’s never been this dire for us’

View of Harbor Princess ferry, from the Red and White fleet. (By Leeds Fotografica/Shutterstock)
Project to restore vegetation, eroding shoreline at Heron’s Head Park

Project to restore vegetation, eroding shoreline at Heron’s Head Park

Open space on Port land known for rich bird and wildlife habitat

Project to restore vegetation, eroding shoreline at Heron’s Head Park
Small businesses rally for financial relief and transparency from The City

Small businesses rally for financial relief and transparency from The City

Owners warn: ‘We need to reopen or my business is going to go under’

Small businesses rally for financial relief and transparency from The City
Mike Porcaro lifts weights outside MX3 Fitness along Market Street in the Castro on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Discounted outdoor spaces offered to struggling gyms, fitness studios

Fitness studios in San Francisco struggling during the pandemic will soon be…

Mike Porcaro lifts weights outside MX3 Fitness along Market Street in the Castro on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The view of downtown San Francisco from Bernal Heights Park was obscured by smoke from numerous wildfires on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area wildfires fill skies with smoke and ashes

Poor air quality is expected to persist until at least Friday

The view of downtown San Francisco from Bernal Heights Park was obscured by smoke from numerous wildfires on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Outreach worker Andres Patino filmed a woman who was tampering with pandemic-related safety measures in Dolores Park and insulted him. (Examiner screenshot)

Woman filmed lobbing racist comments and taking down playground blockade at Dolores Park

A woman angered by coronavirus-related closures at Dolores Park was filmed wielding…

Outreach worker Andres Patino filmed a woman who was tampering with pandemic-related safety measures in Dolores Park and insulted him. (Examiner screenshot)
Debris is stacked on the street Monday after a Sunday fire that killed one at 1160 Fitzgerald Ave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

One person dies from fire in Bayview

A one-alarm fire on Sunday claimed the life of a person in…

Debris is stacked on the street Monday after a Sunday fire that killed one at 1160 Fitzgerald Ave. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
S.F. spa owners barely surviving pandemic

S.F. spa owners barely surviving pandemic

COVID-19 shutdown has made already difficult business ’impossible’

S.F. spa owners barely surviving pandemic