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Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Examiner names Carly Schwartz editor in chief

Allen Matthews hired as director of editorial operations; Al Saracevic as assistant managing editor

Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)
Agonafer Shiferaw waves the Ethiopian flag and welcomes the Eritrean side at the demonstration. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds turn out to protest conflict in Ethiopia

Native Ethiopian and Eritreans and supporters showed up in downtown San Francisco…

Agonafer Shiferaw waves the Ethiopian flag and welcomes the Eritrean side at the demonstration. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Alex Feng holds a sign and stands in solidarity at the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) rally to show support for Asian and Pacific Islanders communities on Sunday, March 21, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Large crowd rallies in Castro for AAPI solidarity

A crowd rallied and marched from San Francisco’s Castro District Sunday to…

Alex Feng holds a sign and stands in solidarity at the GLBTQ+ Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) rally to show support for Asian and Pacific Islanders communities on Sunday, March 21, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Runners cross the finish line near Ocean Beach during the 106th Bay to Breakers in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bay to Breakers goes virtual in 2021

Runs may be completed between May 16 and June 2

Runners cross the finish line near Ocean Beach during the 106th Bay to Breakers in 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City breaks ground on supportive housing project in “Hub” neighborhood

City officials broke ground Thursday on a supportive housing project that is…

Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Paul Chinn/2000 S.F. Examiner)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and titan of the Beat era, dies at 101

Elaine Woo Los Angeles Times Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the San Francisco poet, publisher…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Paul Chinn/2000 S.F. Examiner)
The slow, careful relocation of a Victorian drew a large crowd on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy David Gallagher @DavidGallagher)

Relocation of historic Victorian draws large crowd

A stately 1880 Victorian was relocated to a new home in the…

The slow, careful relocation of a Victorian drew a large crowd on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy David Gallagher @DavidGallagher)
Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photos)

Family reports missing man’s body found

Loved ones hired private investigator, launched search after Christopher Woitel disappeared

Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photos)
A young boy holds a sign during the Love Our People, Heal Our Communities SF event hosted by Coalition for Community Safety and Justice at Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Attacks on Asian residents prompt calls for unity, increased resources for community

A large, diverse crowd of more than 200 people gathered at San…

A young boy holds a sign during the Love Our People, Heal Our Communities SF event hosted by Coalition for Community Safety and Justice at Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

Nearly a dozen injured in three shootings over holiday weekend

Outbreak of gunfire leaves several victims with life-threatening injuries

Police lights (Shutterstock)
A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

City attorney alleges SFUSD violating students’ constitutional rights by not reopening classrooms

Expanded lawsuit argues school district discriminating on basis of wealth

A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

Children safe after stolen minivan recovered with them waiting inside

Van was stolen after the driver left the engine running while he made a food delivery

Police lights (Shutterstock)
Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Parents and children march to reopen schools

A large crowd of parents and children marched from San Francisco City…

Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
SFUSD (Examiner file photo)

SFUSD unions say they will return to in-person teaching when The City is in the red tier

Bargaining position may be at odds with push to get students back in classrooms quickly

SFUSD (Examiner file photo)
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dozens of city schools to get new names

Mayor Breed slams school board vote, urges focus on ‘getting our kids back in the classroom’

Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gurvinder Singh chants during a protest in front of the Consulate of India in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Groups rally outside SF consulate in support of Indian farmers

Demonstrators gathered outside the Consulate of India in San Francisco’s Richmond District…

Gurvinder Singh chants during a protest in front of the Consulate of India in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco joins national COVID memorial ceremony

San Francisco took part Tuesday in the first national Memorial to Lives…

San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)