Veronica Irwin

Shippo provides businesses with shipping labels and helps them schedule package pickups and manage returns. (Courtesy Shippo)

SF shipping startup offers advice for small online retailers

‘What we are telling our customers is that you’ve got to have a plan’

Shippo provides businesses with shipping labels and helps them schedule package pickups and manage returns. (Courtesy Shippo)
<strong>A lion from Cambodia at the Asian Art Museum, which was acquired from a private collector and dates back to between 1150 and 1225, is one of two pieces identified as a potential stolen artifact in the leaked Pandora Papers.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
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Asian Art Museum reckons with Cambodian antiquities of disputed provenance

Pandora Papers revelations accelerate culture shift at museums near and far

<strong>A lion from Cambodia at the Asian Art Museum, which was acquired from a private collector and dates back to between 1150 and 1225, is one of two pieces identified as a potential stolen artifact in the leaked Pandora Papers.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
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Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe, said growing up in an insulated environment gave him “a deep, deep curiosity about the world.”
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Man in the Mission: Local politico serves coffee with a side of civics

‘I want people who work in political, nonprofit, and social justice to feel ownership of this space.’

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe, said growing up in an insulated environment gave him “a deep, deep curiosity about the world.”
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Trace Innovations, a contact-tracing app that can provide a centralized solution for schools to lower the burden on physical contact tracing. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Does contact tracing work? This new tool aims to fight COVID in schools

In the spring of 2020, Graham Grieve was teaching English in Italy…

Trace Innovations, a contact-tracing app that can provide a centralized solution for schools to lower the burden on physical contact tracing. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Pinal Shah, a former counselor for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is a senior behavioral engineer of trust, safety and abuse at the investment firm Robinhood.<ins></ins>

SF’s next big unicorns aren’t startups. They’re people

Meet the faces behind The City’s growing ‘responsible tech’ movement

Pinal Shah, a former counselor for science and technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is a senior behavioral engineer of trust, safety and abuse at the investment firm Robinhood.<ins></ins>
BART’s Powell Street station in The City was the site of a fatal accident on Sept. 13.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Powell Station death serves as a grim reminder. BART doors don’t stop for anyone

What you need to know about safety sensors on the trains

BART’s Powell Street station in The City was the site of a fatal accident on Sept. 13.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
“Ticket to Ride,” on view at RVCA’s Haight-Ashbury store, is made up of artistic renderings of Muni tickets. <ins>(Courtesy Optimist Williams)</ins>

Celebrating pre-tech SF through Muni transfer tickets

‘Ticket to Ride’ exhibit presents public transit as art and equalizer

“Ticket to Ride,” on view at RVCA’s Haight-Ashbury store, is made up of artistic renderings of Muni tickets. <ins>(Courtesy Optimist Williams)</ins>
Ahmad Ibrahim Moss, a Lyft driver whose pandemic-related unemployment benefits have stopped, is driving again and relying on public assistance to help make ends meet. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

How much does gig work cost taxpayers?

Some drivers and labor experts say Prop. 22 pushed an undue burden on to everyday taxpayers.

Ahmad Ibrahim Moss, a Lyft driver whose pandemic-related unemployment benefits have stopped, is driving again and relying on public assistance to help make ends meet. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Delivery drivers, part of a group named Gig Workers Rising, protest at a rally outside DoorDash CEO Tony Xu’s house in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2.<ins> (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Doordash drivers want more money. We asked restaurant owners to weigh in

By Veronica Irwin Examiner staff writer Last week, a group of angry…

Delivery drivers, part of a group named Gig Workers Rising, protest at a rally outside DoorDash CEO Tony Xu’s house in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2.<ins> (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Veronica Barnes, a DoorDash driver, rallyied in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2 to demand better pay. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)

DoorDash drivers knock on CEO’s door to protest wages

‘I want my money, and everybody wants their money!’

Veronica Barnes, a DoorDash driver, rallyied in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2 to demand better pay. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)
The San Francisco Symphony played to a full capacity house at Davies Symphony Hall on July 2. (Iris Kwok/The Examiner)

Vaccine mandate creates discord among San Francisco Symphony musicians

The vast majority has complied, with a few remaining holdouts

The San Francisco Symphony played to a full capacity house at Davies Symphony Hall on July 2. (Iris Kwok/The Examiner)
A bill authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener to decriminalize possession and use of many psychedelic substances is slated to be reconsidered next year. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)

Wiener’s bill to decriminalize psychedelics delayed until 2022

Legislature to pursue further ‘education and member engagement’

A bill authored by state Sen. Scott Wiener to decriminalize possession and use of many psychedelic substances is slated to be reconsidered next year. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)
Yik Yak, an app once targeted to undergraduate college students, has returned, with an audience aimed at ages 12 and older. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Yik Yak is back, bringing concerns about cyberbullying with it

Popular phone app was used improperly by students back in its heyday

Yik Yak, an app once targeted to undergraduate college students, has returned, with an audience aimed at ages 12 and older. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
While San Francisco rideshare companies Uber and Lyft haven’t yet made money, some observers think they will find a path to profitability.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Can Uber and Lyft survive without Prop. 22?

Recent court ruling puts rideshare business models in jeopardy

While San Francisco rideshare companies Uber and Lyft haven’t yet made money, some observers think they will find a path to profitability.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Sujude Dalieh co-founded the app Gajo. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Why are so many young tech workers leaving their jobs?

‘It’s a game of lever-pulling: How big of a pay cut am I willing to take?’

Sujude Dalieh co-founded the app Gajo. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Businesses selling cannabis legally in California are losing revenue because their efforts to market via texting have been hampered. (Shutterstock)

The texting conundrum facing cannabis companies

‘It’s like all mainstream pipelines of information have gatekeepers’

Businesses selling cannabis legally in California are losing revenue because their efforts to market via texting have been hampered. (Shutterstock)