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San Francisco Police stand guard behind barricades outside Twitter headquarters at 10th and Market streets as reports of a possible right-wing protest circulated online on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rumored Pro-Trump rally outside Twitter fails to materialize

San Francisco police came out in force Monday morning for a rumored…

San Francisco Police stand guard behind barricades outside Twitter headquarters at 10th and Market streets as reports of a possible right-wing protest circulated online on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Annual New Year’s polar plunge draws hardy, enthusiastic crowd

Swimmers of all ages and sizes and varying states of undress braved…

The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Damali Taylor said the Police Commission had made significiant progress on reform measures during her term. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor stepping down

Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor is stepping down from her position,…

Damali Taylor said the Police Commission had made significiant progress on reform measures during her term. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clint and Janet Reilly are co-owners of Clint Reilly Communications. (Courtesy photo)

SF Examiner and SF Weekly sold to local owners

In a major expansion of its regional publishing business, Clint Reilly Communications…

Clint and Janet Reilly are co-owners of Clint Reilly Communications. (Courtesy photo)
More than two dozen people attended a protest of city COVID restrictions outside San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s home in the Lower Haight on Sunday Dec. 13, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Group targets Breed in protest of shelter-in-place restrictions

Around two dozen people gathered outside Mayor London Breed’s Lower Haight home…

More than two dozen people attended a protest of city COVID restrictions outside San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s home in the Lower Haight on Sunday Dec. 13, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Thousands of people rallied in a vehicle caravan Saturday in Oakland and San Francisco in solidarity with farmers in India who are protesting the removal of price guarantees by the government. (Courtesy Jakara Movement)

Thousands rally in support of Indian farmers

large car caravan protest slows traffic on Bay Bridge

Thousands of people rallied in a vehicle caravan Saturday in Oakland and San Francisco in solidarity with farmers in India who are protesting the removal of price guarantees by the government. (Courtesy Jakara Movement)
Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters urge Zuckerberg to take action on election misinformation

Activists protested outside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s home in San Francisco Saturday…

Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Alex Kamir (center) and protestors are met with a police line outside the Tenderloin Police Station after a march from the spot on Market Street where officers shot a man earlier this week.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Police shooting on Market Street draws protest

Protesters gathered on Market Street Thursday night in response to a police…

Alex Kamir (center) and protestors are met with a police line outside the Tenderloin Police Station after a march from the spot on Market Street where officers shot a man earlier this week.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters call out proposed contract deal with police union

A group of around 50 protesters rallied near the headquarters of the…

About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Photos: Thousands flood SF streets after Biden beats Trump

Thousands turned out across San Francisco on Saturday to celebrate President-elect Joe…

People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Manny Yekutiel, right, owner of Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District, helps set up Gov. Gavin Newsom to phone bank on behalf of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Election Day in SF

Scenes from around The City

Manny Yekutiel, right, owner of Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District, helps set up Gov. Gavin Newsom to phone bank on behalf of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A four-alarm grass fire on Sign Hill in San Francisco produced a large plume of smoke on Friday Oct. 16, 2020. (Michael Barba/S.F. Examiner)

Large grass fire burns South San Francisco hillside near famous sign

A grass fire near the South San Francisco sign Friday afternoon prompted…

A four-alarm grass fire on Sign Hill in San Francisco produced a large plume of smoke on Friday Oct. 16, 2020. (Michael Barba/S.F. Examiner)
Carjacking suspect shot and killed while being detained by police

Carjacking suspect shot and killed while being detained by police

San Francisco police shot and killed a person after an alleged attempted…

Carjacking suspect shot and killed while being detained by police
A SF Public Library bookmobile stands at Jose Ortega Elementary School as part of SF PL To Go-Go, a partnership with the SF Unified School District, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Library, school district partner on new bookmobile service

New pop-up pickup service will let patrons pick up books from school sites, Treasure Island

A SF Public Library bookmobile stands at Jose Ortega Elementary School as part of SF PL To Go-Go, a partnership with the SF Unified School District, on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
East Bay hills and Port of Oakland visible from Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)                                The East Bay hills and Port of Oakland are visible from the Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)

Fire danger high in North and East Bay as region enters another hot, dry weekend

Spare the Air Alert issued for Sunday as heat, smoke and fumes expected to increase

East Bay hills and Port of Oakland visible from Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)                                The East Bay hills and Port of Oakland are visible from the Point San Bruno Park jetty. (Shutterstock)
Protests over death of Breonna Taylor reach Bay Area bridges

Protests over death of Breonna Taylor reach Bay Area bridges

Protesters outraged by the lack of an indictment in the fatal shooting…

Protests over death of Breonna Taylor reach Bay Area bridges
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) leaps and high-fives third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Giants keep playoff hopes alive with 7-2 victory over Rockies

The Giants moved to the top spot in a crowded race for four National League playoff spots.

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon (1) leaps and high-fives third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Photo Gallery: Crowd gathers at City Hall to memorialize Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo Gallery: Crowd gathers at City Hall to memorialize Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A crowd gathered at San Francisco’s City Hall Sunday to memorialize Supreme…

Photo Gallery: Crowd gathers at City Hall to memorialize Ruth Bader Ginsburg
People congregate along The Embarcadero under a dark, orange haze on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Photos: California wildfire smoke turns San Francisco skies orange

San Francisco’s downtown was swathed in red skies and gloom Wednesday morning…

People congregate along The Embarcadero under a dark, orange haze on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had been “set up” by a salon that released video of her getting her hair done. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed rejects attacks on Pelosi’s hair salon visit

Mayor says ‘We have bigger issues’ than apparent rule violation

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had been “set up” by a salon that released video of her getting her hair done. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)