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Candlestick Point, the former site of Candlestick Park where the San Francisco Giants and 49ers played (iStock).

New vehicle center for the homeless coming to Candlestick Point

A new temporary vehicle triage center in San Francisco’s Candlestick Point State…

  • Oct 22, 2021
Candlestick Point, the former site of Candlestick Park where the San Francisco Giants and 49ers played (iStock).
A directional sign at Google in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2020. Workers at Google and Amazon are demanding their companies pull out of Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract to provide cloud services for the Israeli military and government. (Laura Morton/The New York Times)

Google and Amazon employees criticize $1.2 billion cloud services contract with Israel

‘We can create a world in which tech companies can thrive without doing harm’

  • Oct 22, 2021
A directional sign at Google in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 20, 2020. Workers at Google and Amazon are demanding their companies pull out of Project Nimbus, a $1.2 billion contract to provide cloud services for the Israeli military and government. (Laura Morton/The New York Times)
Steph Curry — who scored 45 points in the home opener against the Clippers Thursday night — and Draymond Green are the Warriors’ odd couple superstars. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How the Golden State Warriors’ odd couple plays offense

Their system is based on timing, cuts, curls, constant motion, and making the extra pass

  • Oct 22, 2021
Steph Curry — who scored 45 points in the home opener against the Clippers Thursday night — and Draymond Green are the Warriors’ odd couple superstars. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Congress passed three rounds of COVID assistance for K-12 schools, totaling about $24 billion for California, beginning in May 2020. (Shutterstock)

California auditor urges tighter oversight of how districts spend federal COVID aid

Report dings state Department of Education for inadequately tracking $24 billion in disbursed funds

  • Oct 22, 2021
Congress passed three rounds of COVID assistance for K-12 schools, totaling about $24 billion for California, beginning in May 2020. (Shutterstock)
The Museum of the African Diaspora reopened Oct. 21 after over 18 months of closure, featuring five new exhibitions. (Courtesy Museum of African Diaspora)

Museum of the African Diaspora reopens featuring five new exhibitions

Executive Director Monetta White positions museum as a global powerhouse

  • Oct 22, 2021
The Museum of the African Diaspora reopened Oct. 21 after over 18 months of closure, featuring five new exhibitions. (Courtesy Museum of African Diaspora)
The so-called “twindemic” that public health officials in California and elsewhere warned about last year — the combined threat of influenza and COVID-19 — was largely eased by the wide use of face masks, physical distancing and reduced travel, experts say. But their concerns are back this year. (Shutterstock)

COVID and the flu: Is a ‘twindemic’ threat lurking again?

‘Because of so little disease last year, population immunity is likely lower’

  • Oct 21, 2021
The so-called “twindemic” that public health officials in California and elsewhere warned about last year — the combined threat of influenza and COVID-19 — was largely eased by the wide use of face masks, physical distancing and reduced travel, experts say. But their concerns are back this year. (Shutterstock)
Eun Sun Kim, music director of the San Francisco Opera, aims to broaden the art form’s appeal in the digital age. (Kelsey McClellan/New York Times)

San Francisco Opera’s music director is making history. Can she help ensure its future?

Eun Sun Kim is the first woman to hold the position at a major U.S. company

  • Oct 21, 2021
Eun Sun Kim, music director of the San Francisco Opera, aims to broaden the art form’s appeal in the digital age. (Kelsey McClellan/New York Times)
The low water level in Lake Hennessey, a reservoir for Napa county, illustrates the dire drought conditions facing California. (Mike Kai Chen/The New York Times)

How did California’s drought get so bad?

The short answer is heat

  • Oct 21, 2021
The low water level in Lake Hennessey, a reservoir for Napa county, illustrates the dire drought conditions facing California. (Mike Kai Chen/The New York Times)
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to return to the field this weekend to lead San Francisco against the Colts. (Photo courtesy of 49ers)

NFL Week 7 picks: Niners face crucial matchup against the Colts

San Francisco could join Seattle on the brink of irrelevance in the NFC West with another loss

  • Oct 21, 2021
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hopes to return to the field this weekend to lead San Francisco against the Colts. (Photo courtesy of 49ers)
This weekend at Z Space, AXIS Dance Company premieres “re:surge,” three new works exploring place and belonging. Dancers, left to right, DeMarco Sleeper, Louisa Mann, JanpiStar, Sonsherée Giles, Yuko Monden Juma (Photograph David DeSilva)

AXIS Dance Company’s ‘re:surge’ is a premiere and a farewell

The final season under Artistic Director Marc Brew

  • Oct 21, 2021
This weekend at Z Space, AXIS Dance Company premieres “re:surge,” three new works exploring place and belonging. Dancers, left to right, DeMarco Sleeper, Louisa Mann, JanpiStar, Sonsherée Giles, Yuko Monden Juma (Photograph David DeSilva)
Diane di Prima’s passing, at 86, marks the end of an era. She was a literary icon whose career combined artistic and political activism with a lifelong Buddhist practice. Two books from City Lights honor her voice and achievements. (Courtesy City Lights Books)

Two new publications honor Diane di Prima

San Francisco’s premier poetess gets the City Lights treatment

  • Oct 21, 2021
Diane di Prima’s passing, at 86, marks the end of an era. She was a literary icon whose career combined artistic and political activism with a lifelong Buddhist practice. Two books from City Lights honor her voice and achievements. (Courtesy City Lights Books)
Dave Eggers’ “The Every” is initially being sold only at independent bookstores and through McSweeney’s online store. (Paolo Vescia for The New York Times)

Dave Eggers takes on insidious tech culture — again — in “The Every”

Protagonist Delaney Wells sets out to destroy a mashup social media tech giant

  • Oct 21, 2021
Dave Eggers’ “The Every” is initially being sold only at independent bookstores and through McSweeney’s online store. (Paolo Vescia for The New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visits students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)

California schools are running out of money

State is hiring a fiscal consultant to help SFUSD

  • Oct 20, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom visits students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)
Lake Hennessey, a reservoir for Napa, looked dry in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and asked residents to redouble water conservation efforts. <ins>(Mike Kai Chen/New York Times)</ins>

Newsom declares drought emergency across California

State closed out its second-driest water year on record

  • Oct 20, 2021
Lake Hennessey, a reservoir for Napa, looked dry in June. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide and asked residents to redouble water conservation efforts. <ins>(Mike Kai Chen/New York Times)</ins>
The Walgreens at 4645 Mission St. in The City is among those slated to close. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Walgreens says it’s closing five SF stores due to crime. Where’s the data?

Walgreens should be transparent, enlighten city leaders about crime’s effect on business

  • Oct 20, 2021
The Walgreens at 4645 Mission St. in The City is among those slated to close. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Why Now Is The Best Time to Junk a Car for Cash in Recent Memory

Why Now Is The Best Time to Junk a Car for Cash in Recent Memory

Was your car recently totaled in an accident? Do you have a…

  • Oct 20, 2021
Why Now Is The Best Time to Junk a Car for Cash in Recent Memory
FILE — A mother and daughter attend a parent meeting at Arleta Senior High School in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2021. The state has done remarkably well limiting outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)

California accounts for 12% of U.S. students but only 1% of COVID school closures

More protection may be needed if cases begin to climb again

  • Oct 19, 2021
FILE — A mother and daughter attend a parent meeting at Arleta Senior High School in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2021. The state has done remarkably well limiting outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)
Jonathan Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman, is pictured outside his home in Austin, Texas; the athlete, who was bullied in his NFL locker room and faced depression, will donate his brain to research to determine if head trauma contributed to his health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/New York Times)

Long after his NFL career ended, mental health toll lingers for this former 49er

‘There’s a taboo around depression, mental illness’

  • Oct 19, 2021
Jonathan Martin, a former NFL offensive lineman, is pictured outside his home in Austin, Texas; the athlete, who was bullied in his NFL locker room and faced depression, will donate his brain to research to determine if head trauma contributed to his health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/New York Times)
Illustration via iStock

Clean water in California is overdue

Forty-nine years ago this week, Congress passed the federal Clean Water Act

  • Oct 19, 2021
Illustration via iStock
Telling teachers their hopes and dreams can keep troubled students from returning to jail. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)

Stanford study finds writing teachers a letter can turn around lives

Heartfelt notes kept some students from returning to jail

  • Oct 19, 2021
Telling teachers their hopes and dreams can keep troubled students from returning to jail. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)