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A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)

SF supervisors support move to end involuntary prison labor in California

San Francisco Supervisors threw their support Thursday behind Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA)…

A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)

City offers summer jobs for teens

SF Recreation and Parks is hiring 200 city kids for its annual…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)
The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

History buffs working to keep Cliff House collection in public view

Funds needed to buy up historic building’s contents at auction

The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photo via Mark Guarino)

No foul play suspected in death of missing man

The search for Christopher Woitel, a computer programmer who has been missing…

Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photo via Mark Guarino)
Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Christopher Woitel has been missing for over a month. His family is turning to the community for help.

Christopher Woitel’s loved ones haven’t seen or heard from him since Jan.…

Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)
A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Year of the Ox meets the year of Covid

Lunar New Year traditions change and adapt to difficult times

A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Delia A. and her dog, Dizzy, climb on trees installed in the renovated the Golden Gate Dog Training Area at Golden Gate Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

SF’s largest dog play area undergoes a trans-fur-mation

The city’s largest dog park reopened this weekend after a $2.4 million…

Delia A. and her dog, Dizzy, climb on trees installed in the renovated the Golden Gate Dog Training Area at Golden Gate Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)

California lawmakers call for reform after unemployment system breakdown

State legislators introduced a package of initiatives at a news conference Thursday…

Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)
San Francisco Bay View editor Keith “Malik” Washington, pictured at a rally in December, is suing the company that operates the Tenderloin halfway house where he lives for allegedly violating his free speech rights. (Courtesy SF Bay View)

SF editor sues prison company on free speech grounds

Journalist said corporation retaliated after he exposed COVID outbreak

San Francisco Bay View editor Keith “Malik” Washington, pictured at a rally in December, is suing the company that operates the Tenderloin halfway house where he lives for allegedly violating his free speech rights. (Courtesy SF Bay View)
JoAnn Mar, co-host of Folk Music & Beyond, said if KALW keeps running repeats and pre-recorded shows ‘people are going to stop listening.’ (Photo by Sandy Miranda, courtesy of SEIU Local 1021)

KALW staff say live announcers increasingly replaced by automation and pre-recorded shows

Management at SFUSD-licensed station said changes made due to pandemic, not intended to be permanent

JoAnn Mar, co-host of Folk Music & Beyond, said if KALW keeps running repeats and pre-recorded shows ‘people are going to stop listening.’ (Photo by Sandy Miranda, courtesy of SEIU Local 1021)