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Ahmed Bharoocha, left, and Devin Das play insurance agents in the horror comedy “Keeping Company.” (Courtesy FilmFreeway)

Dozens of offbeat flicks online in SF IndieFest

Local films, comedies, dramas, docs stream in 23rd showcase

Ahmed Bharoocha, left, and Devin Das play insurance agents in the horror comedy “Keeping Company.” (Courtesy FilmFreeway)
From left, Natasha Dennerstein, Gar McVey-Russell, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jan Steckel and Miah Jeffra appear in Perfectly Queer’s fifth anniversary reading on Jan. 20.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>

Perfectly Queer reading series celebrates fifth anniversary

Online event features five writers, games, prizes

From left, Natasha Dennerstein, Gar McVey-Russell, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jan Steckel and Miah Jeffra appear in Perfectly Queer’s fifth anniversary reading on Jan. 20.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Artist and activist Miguel Gutierrez is the subject of the charming short film “My Neighbor, Miguel.” <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Miguel Gutierrez makes treasures from trash

Short film showcases quirky 72-year-old artist, AIDS activist

Artist and activist Miguel Gutierrez is the subject of the charming short film “My Neighbor, Miguel.” <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
SFPD Crime

Antioch teens arrested for suspected robbery

Four Antioch teens are in custody for a suspected robbery near Jackson Sqaure on Nov. 20

SFPD Crime
A map shows sites around The City where free meals are being offered to youth through the San Francisco Unified School District. (Examiner screenshot)

SFUSD offering free meals for youth under 18 starting Thursday

The San Francisco Unified School District will offer free to-go meals to…

A map shows sites around The City where free meals are being offered to youth through the San Francisco Unified School District. (Examiner screenshot)
A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The turkey is takeout this year but ‘the caring and smiles are all genuine’

St. Anthony’s Foundation’s traditional Thanksgiving feast will be served curbside

A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Melissa Vong/S.F. Examiner)

Low-income families get free admission to Golden Gate Park gardens

Popular sites now easier to access for visitors receiving government food assistance benefits

(Melissa Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Seniors at Priya Living Center in Fremont participate in an enthusiastic Jeopardy session with COVID Networks co-founders Pranav Eranki and Sivansh Chitti and longtime volunteer Neil Angajala. (Courtesy photo)

South Bay teens’ online platform connects senior citizens

COVID Networks provides socializing opportunities for old folks

Seniors at Priya Living Center in Fremont participate in an enthusiastic Jeopardy session with COVID Networks co-founders Pranav Eranki and Sivansh Chitti and longtime volunteer Neil Angajala. (Courtesy photo)
The Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building at 1830 Sutter St. is being recognized for its association with various human rights movements. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building gains landmark status

The building on 1830 Sutter St recieved an unanimous vote in designation for landmark status.

The Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building at 1830 Sutter St. is being recognized for its association with various human rights movements. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Sunny skies to give way to rain by end of the week

Bay Area skies stayed mostly sunny Tuesday, but rain boot season may…

While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
“Ocean Station November,” a film about the Coast Guard rescue of passengers on a transatlantic flight that was forced to crash into the ocean in October 1956, is among the offerings in the free Veterans Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Ninth Veterans Film Festival goes virtual

Free program designed to enlighten military members and civilians

“Ocean Station November,” a film about the Coast Guard rescue of passengers on a transatlantic flight that was forced to crash into the ocean in October 1956, is among the offerings in the free Veterans Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Woman in critical condition in Mission collision

A woman, 72, is seriously injured after a collision with a sedan

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New police unit launched to fight hate crimes

SFPD Community Liaison Unit seeks to build trust with community and prevent prejudice-based crimes

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist rides past the former Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun funeral home, which will be the site of a new affordable housing project for seniors, at 4200 Geary Blvd. in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordable senior housing project announced in Richmond District

Former funeral home site to become 98 units of housing for low-income, formerly homeless seniors

A cyclist rides past the former Ashley and McMullen-Wing Sun funeral home, which will be the site of a new affordable housing project for seniors, at 4200 Geary Blvd. in the Richmond District on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Its opening delayed due to the pandemic, the SkyStar Observation Wheel is set to open soon after sitting unused for months in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)

150-foot Ferris wheel opens in Golden Gate Park Oct. 21

SkyStar Observation attraction celebrates landmark’s 150th anniversary

Its opening delayed due to the pandemic, the SkyStar Observation Wheel is set to open soon after sitting unused for months in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Red Victorian residents fight eviction with drag

Red Victorian residents fight eviction with drag

Red Victorian residents host a drag show to avoid displacement and fund queer and transgender housing project

Red Victorian residents fight eviction with drag
A San Francisco Public Utility Commission Wastewater employee fills flood barriers along Folsom Street near the intersection with 17th Street ahead of a forecasted strong storm. The area is one of several around The City with persistent flooding problems. (Kevin N. Hume/2018 S.F. Examiner)

SFPUC expands grant program for homeowners preparing for winter rains

City now offers upfront funding to some homeowners for flood protection installation

A San Francisco Public Utility Commission Wastewater employee fills flood barriers along Folsom Street near the intersection with 17th Street ahead of a forecasted strong storm. The area is one of several around The City with persistent flooding problems. (Kevin N. Hume/2018 S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Nkechi Emeruwa in “Licensed to Drive While Black” at 1 p.m. Oct. 24. (Courtesy photo)

SF International Arts fest goes on with outdoor staging at Fort Mason

Social distanced dance, music and theater slated for Oct. 24-25

The San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Nkechi Emeruwa in “Licensed to Drive While Black” at 1 p.m. Oct. 24. (Courtesy photo)
Sydney West, 19, a college student from North Carolina, was reported missing in San Francisco on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

19-year-old UC Berkeley student reported missing near Crissy Field

SFPD looking for UC Berkeley student last seen on Sept. 30

Sydney West, 19, a college student from North Carolina, was reported missing in San Francisco on Oct. 2. (Courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Department)
Abundant Birth Project gives expecting mothers one less thing to worry about

Abundant Birth Project gives expecting mothers one less thing to worry about

Program aims to reduce Black, Pacific Islander preterm births with monthly payments, support

Abundant Birth Project gives expecting mothers one less thing to worry about