Nuala Bishari

Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)

New search launched for meth sobering center site

Pandemic put project on pause but gave health officials time to plan a better facility

Methamphetamines (Sophia Valdes/SF Weekly)
A safe injecting site would give clients access to clean needles and paraphernalia, and provide medical supervision and Narcan to prevent overdoses. (Nuala Bishari/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help or hinder plans to open safe consumption sites in SF?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed…

A safe injecting site would give clients access to clean needles and paraphernalia, and provide medical supervision and Narcan to prevent overdoses. (Nuala Bishari/Special to S.F. Examiner)
CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CPMC nurses fight back against new staffing ratios

Hospitals say increased patient load needed to cope with surge in pandemic admissions

CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A woman walks in to the Emergency Room entrance at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds of S.F. nurses left out of city’s emergency sick leave policy

In April, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, San Francisco Mayor London…

A woman walks in to the Emergency Room entrance at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman and her daughter walk home after getting tested for COVID-19 and applying for employment opportunities and stipends at the Latino Task Force Resource Hub in the Mission District. <ins>(Courtesy Mike Chen)</ins>

Services remain elusive for many Latinos who contract COVID-19

When Nereyda’s 12-year-old daughter came home from school in early December feeling…

A woman and her daughter walk home after getting tested for COVID-19 and applying for employment opportunities and stipends at the Latino Task Force Resource Hub in the Mission District. <ins>(Courtesy Mike Chen)</ins>
A woman receives a flu vaccine shot in Lima, Peru. (Shutterstock)

Debate begins over who should get COVID-19 vaccine first

City health officials warn it could be summer or fall before most people can gain access

A woman receives a flu vaccine shot in Lima, Peru. (Shutterstock)
Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)

‘Magic mushrooms’ moving into the mainstream

Efforts to decriminalize psychedelics could follow several different paths

Psilocybin magic mushrooms (Shutterstock)
Residents line up outside the Latino Task Force's Mission Resource Hub for COVID-19 testing. (Courtesy Mike Chen)

As COVID spikes, neighborhood testing sites near capacity

Temporary closure of city facility highlights lack of sufficient testing resources

Residents line up outside the Latino Task Force's Mission Resource Hub for COVID-19 testing. (Courtesy Mike Chen)
Toilet (Shutterstock)

Table salt and poop: Testing for COVID-19 in S.F. sewage

The City’s sewers could provide an early warning of fresh outbreaks

Toilet (Shutterstock)
The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voting rights of seniors, disabled must be protected

Coronavirus pandemic adds new challenges for accessing the polls

The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
‘Navy Seals of nurses’ provide vital care in shelter-in-place hotels

‘Navy Seals of nurses’ provide vital care in shelter-in-place hotels

For more than 6 months, team has cared for more than 2,900 homeless people in temporary rooms

‘Navy Seals of nurses’ provide vital care in shelter-in-place hotels
Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk

Sneaky wording in ballot initiative would leave gig economy workers in the lurch

Prop. 22 puts health of Lyft, Uber drivers at risk
Authorities responding to a car crash on the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday reported that four CHP officers and a number of others displayed signs of overdose and attributed it to fentanyl exposure.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

Golden Gate Bridge fentanyl exposure story is most likely false

Accidental consumption through air or skin is nearly impossible. So what actually happened?

Authorities responding to a car crash on the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday reported that four CHP officers and a number of others displayed signs of overdose and attributed it to fentanyl exposure.                                 Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Safe consumption sites bill killed at the worst possible time

Safe consumption sites bill killed at the worst possible time

Overdose deaths in SF rose 70% in one year, but legislators have yet to create meaningful change

Safe consumption sites bill killed at the worst possible time
Latest safe sleeping village to open in Mission by end of August

Latest safe sleeping village to open in Mission by end of August

Site at 1515 South Van Ness Ave. used to house a navigation center

Latest safe sleeping village to open in Mission by end of August