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PG&E crews work at the site of Wednesday's gas line explosion and subsequent fire outside the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue in the Inner Richmond neighborhood on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

NTSB investigating PG&E response to Geary Boulevard gas pipeline fire

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the length of time it…

PG&E crews work at the site of Wednesday's gas line explosion and subsequent fire outside the Hong Kong Lounge II restaurant at Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue in the Inner Richmond neighborhood on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Noe Valley standoff closes block of 27th Street

Police have shut down a block in Noe Valley Friday afternoon while…

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Linda Mantel with Glide Harm Reduction shows a strip that determines whether fentanyl is in a user's heroin at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Legislation allowing safe injecting sites in SF reintroduced after veto

State Sen. Scott Wiener on Monday announced the reintroduction of legislation that…

Linda Mantel with Glide Harm Reduction shows a strip that determines whether fentanyl is in a user's heroin at a safe injection site simulation at Glide Memorial Church's Freedom Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on soda advertisements has been struck down on appeal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ninth Circuit strikes down SF soda health warning law

A federal appeals court on Thursday struck down a San Francisco ordinance…

A San Francisco ordinance requiring health warnings on soda advertisements has been struck down on appeal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Aaron Peskin is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday that will place new limits on the use of surveillance technologies by city agencies. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin proposes citywide ban on facial recognition technology

San Francisco could be the first city in the nation to ban…

Supervisor Aaron Peskin is expected to introduce legislation Tuesday that will place new limits on the use of surveillance technologies by city agencies. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman walks past the Good Orchard Bakery in the Excelsior District on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The owner of the bakery was  recently the victim of a violent robbery, and San Francisco Police were slow to respond to the incident. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police leave beaten bakery owner waiting hours for help after 911 call

San Francisco officials on Friday said they are investigating why it took…

A woman walks past the Good Orchard Bakery in the Excelsior District on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The owner of the bakery was  recently the victim of a violent robbery, and San Francisco Police were slow to respond to the incident. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime West Portal hardware store reopens after fire

One year after a three-alarm fire badly damaged multiple businesses in San…

Surveillance images show the suspect in the sexual assault of a 99-year-old woman (Courtesy SFPD)

Elderly victim sexually assaulted in Chinatown

San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting an…

Surveillance images show the suspect in the sexual assault of a 99-year-old woman (Courtesy SFPD)
A fire in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street seriously injured two people on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2018. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

Two critically injured by fire in unoccupied unit at Potrero Hill housing project

Two people were rescued from a fire in an unoccupied apartment in…

A fire in the 1100 block of Connecticut Street seriously injured two people on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2018. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
A man and a woman walk on Grant Street through Chinatown. (Evan DuCharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Two arrested in ‘blessing scam’ targeting elderly Chinese

Two Chinese women arrested at Los Angeles International Airport as they attempted…

A man and a woman walk on Grant Street through Chinatown. (Evan DuCharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)
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Bomb threat called in to Hall of Justice

A shelter-in-place order was issued at the Hall of Justice Thursday afternoon…

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Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police: Suspect arrested in SoMa stabbing also under investigation in Christmas Eve death

A man arrested after a stabbing in San Francisco's South of Market…

Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF man killed in solo vehicle crash near Balboa Park

A man was killed in a solo vehicle crash near Balboa Park…

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Investigators peek under a parked car in the area where an officer-involved shooting occurred near the intersection of 18th and Diamond streets in San Francisco's Castro District Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Castro District police shootout convicted of attempted murder, assault

A man injured in a Halloween night shootout with police in the…

Investigators peek under a parked car in the area where an officer-involved shooting occurred near the intersection of 18th and Diamond streets in San Francisco's Castro District Wednesday, November 1, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School in San Francisco's Sunset district Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bomb threats prompt evacuations at Lowell High School, Lakeshore Elementary

Lowell High School and the neighboring Lakeshore Elementary were evacuated this afternoon…

Lowell High School in San Francisco's Sunset district Tuesday, December 13, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Kelly Cutler, right, with the Coalition on Homelessness and other Prop C advocates arrive at the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. C approved by voters, but opponents say city will never get funds for homeless services

By far the most controversial measure on the local ballot, San Francisco‚Äôs…

Kelly Cutler, right, with the Coalition on Homelessness and other Prop C advocates arrive at the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Women killed in North Beach collisions Monday identified as Concord, SF residents

Two women killed in fatal collisions just blocks away from each other…

Examiner file photo (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Decayed human skull found in Oakland back yard

A decayed human skull was found in Oakland Friday morning, according to…

Judge upholds verdict in Monsanto Roundup trial involving California groundskeeper

Judge upholds verdict in Monsanto Roundup trial involving California groundskeeper

A judge on Monday upheld pesticide manufacturer Monsanto's liability in a lawsuit…

Judge upholds verdict in Monsanto Roundup trial involving California groundskeeper
San Francisco Firefighters peer up at the charred section of a residential high-rise at 405 Davis Court shortly after crews extinguished the three-alarm blaze on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Three-alarm fire in downtown high rise contained without injuries

San Francisco firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in a 25-story residential high-rise…

San Francisco Firefighters peer up at the charred section of a residential high-rise at 405 Davis Court shortly after crews extinguished the three-alarm blaze on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)