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Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State Department of Justice to investigate Sean Monterrosa shooting by Vallejo police

Attorney General Rob Bonta steps in after Solano County DA declines case

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board member faces calls to resign over anti-Asian slurs in 2016 tweets

Elected officials including Mayor London Breed and most members of the Board…

Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is seen speaking at a news conference where the district announced the closure of Lowell High School on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Details sparse as SFUSD commits to fall reopening

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said Tuesday the San Francisco Unified School District is…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is seen speaking at a news conference where the district announced the closure of Lowell High School on Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Teachers say planned school schedule leaves them with no time to prepare

Union members approve contract with district but continue lobbying on working conditions

Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
A four-alarm fire at Mission and 22nd streets in December 2015 killed one man and displaced dozens of others. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Man who certified alarms that failed in fatal Mission District fire faces felony charges

Tommy Jue accused of posing as a licensed contractor, falsifying documents

A four-alarm fire at Mission and 22nd streets in December 2015 killed one man and displaced dozens of others. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Charter amendment effort would replace elected school board with appointed body

Critics of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Monday formally…

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Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

School district postpones renaming to concentrate on reopening

‘Mistakes were made,’ SFUSD Board president says in announcing changes in process

Susan Solomon, UESF President, speaks in front of city hall for a candlelight vigil as they continue negotiations for when children can return to school on Feb. 20, 2021.(Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School district and unions reach agreement to return to classrooms

Tentative deal would see staff return when city reaches red tier for COVID-19 risk

A child sits near signs outside Jose Ortega Elementary School before a news conference to reopen SFUSD schools on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. <ins>(Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

City officials, business groups urge Park Service to find interim use for Cliff House

Historic building sits empty after long-time tenant shut down in December

On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. <ins>(Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders lifted as ICU capacity improves

Change in rules could allow outdoor dining to resume in San Francisco

A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD block Geary Street in response to the presence of counter-protestors who were anticipating the Proud Boys on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Kelleher/S.F. Examiner)

Rumored Proud Boy rally draws police and counter protesters

For the second time in recent weeks, San Francisco police turned out…

SFPD block Geary Street in response to the presence of counter-protestors who were anticipating the Proud Boys on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Kelleher/S.F. Examiner)
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Parolee allegedly driving a stolen car under the influence when he struck and killed two women

Troy McAllister arrested multiple times this year but remained out of custody

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On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

Newly vacant Cliff House begins New Year covered in graffiti

One day after the iconic sign was removed from San Francisco’s Cliff…

On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces the filing of charges against former SFPD officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Former SFPD officer pleads not guilty to felony charges in 2017 Bayview police shooting

Christopher Samayoa charged last month with manslaughter, assault in death of Keita O’Neil

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces the filing of charges against former SFPD officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Snowflake, a San Mateo company, went public on Wednesday and projected a logo on San Francisco City Hall to mark the occasion. (Examiner screenshot)

Snowflakes at City Hall?

Tech company projects its logo on city landmark to celebrate IPO

Snowflake, a San Mateo company, went public on Wednesday and projected a logo on San Francisco City Hall to mark the occasion. (Examiner screenshot)
Ocean Beach parking lots closed after ‘Burning Man’ event

Ocean Beach parking lots closed after ‘Burning Man’ event

Mayor Breed calls gathering ‘absolutely reckless and selfish’

Ocean Beach parking lots closed after ‘Burning Man’ event
Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries

Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries

City officials hurried to add new speed bumps to Dolores Street near…

Speed bumps added on Dolores Street after skateboarding injuries
Assemblymember Phil Ting is seen here speaking at an event announcing the implementation of The City’s $15 minimum wage in North Light Court at City Hall on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Assemblymember Ting issues apology for affair

San Francisco Assemblymember Phil Ting on Saturday issued a public apology for…

Assemblymember Phil Ting is seen here speaking at an event announcing the implementation of The City’s $15 minimum wage in North Light Court at City Hall on Friday, June 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters topple statues of Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant

Protesters topple statues of Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant

At the tail end of a day of protests and rallies celebrating…

Protesters topple statues of Junipero Serra, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant
City work crews removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from its site near Coit Tower early Thursday. June 18, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Christopher Columbus statue removed from Coit Tower site

A city work crew removed a statue of Christopher Columbus near Coit…

City work crews removed a statue of Christopher Columbus from its site near Coit Tower early Thursday. June 18, 2020. (Courtesy photo)