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Bassist-composer Sascha Jacobsen is at the helm of the tango nuevo band Los Tangueros del Oeste. (Courtesy photo)

S.F. tango nuevo band melds modern, classic sounds

Pandemic spurs virtual collaboration on ‘Alma Vieja’

  • Jul 25, 2021
Bassist-composer Sascha Jacobsen is at the helm of the tango nuevo band Los Tangueros del Oeste. (Courtesy photo)
The Giants and Dodgers face each other again following a May series the Dodgers swept; Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux caught stealing by Giants second baseman Donovan Solano at Oracle Park on May 23 is pictured. 
Chris Victorio/
Special to The Examiner

Giants vs. Dodgers: What you need to know before this week’s huge series

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner That grinding noise you’ll hear…

  • Jul 23, 2021
The Giants and Dodgers face each other again following a May series the Dodgers swept; Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux caught stealing by Giants second baseman Donovan Solano at Oracle Park on May 23 is pictured. 
Chris Victorio/
Special to The Examiner
What You Need to Think About When Choosing an Engagement Ring

What You Need to Think About When Choosing an Engagement Ring

After finally deciding to take your relationship with your partner to the…

  • Jul 23, 2021
What You Need to Think About When Choosing an Engagement Ring
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at Ruby Bridges Elementary School in Alameda during a March 2021 press conference. (Credit Ed Reed/EdSource)

How California plans to deter costly special education disputes

Fund is meant to help parents and schools settle differences before heading to court

  • Jul 22, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at Ruby Bridges Elementary School in Alameda during a March 2021 press conference. (Credit Ed Reed/EdSource)
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold. (Illustration by Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters; images courtesy iStock, California High Speed Rail Authority, Shae Hammond/CalMatters)

Bullet train budget battle: Should California spend more on urban transit, not high-speed rail?

By Marissa Garcia CalMatters High-speed rail was supposed to connect California’s urban…

  • Jul 22, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants $4.2 billion to finish the Central Valley link for the bullet train, but legislators aren’t sold. (Illustration by Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters; images courtesy iStock, California High Speed Rail Authority, Shae Hammond/CalMatters)
The opening screen of the stock trading app Robinhood is displayed on a smartphone. The company plans to sell as much as a third of its IPO, or $770 million of shares, directly to customers through its app. (Amy Lombard/The New York Times)

Robinhood will use its own IPO as a vehicle for change

By Erin Griffith and Lauren Hirsch New York Times When Vlad Tenev…

  • Jul 22, 2021
The opening screen of the stock trading app Robinhood is displayed on a smartphone. The company plans to sell as much as a third of its IPO, or $770 million of shares, directly to customers through its app. (Amy Lombard/The New York Times)
Hundreds of Britney Spears fans and supporters rallied in support of ending her 13-years-long conservatorship and the removal of her father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator, at the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on July 14, 2021. (Photo by Ted Soqui, SIPA USA via AP Images)

The Britney effect: How California is grappling with conservatorship

By Jocelyn Wiener CalMatters However improbable, this has become the summer we…

  • Jul 22, 2021
Hundreds of Britney Spears fans and supporters rallied in support of ending her 13-years-long conservatorship and the removal of her father, Jamie Spears, as her conservator, at the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on July 14, 2021. (Photo by Ted Soqui, SIPA USA via AP Images)
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $6 billion bill on Tuesday for one of the country’s largest investments into internet infrastructure. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

Newsom signs $6 billion broadband bill: Here’s what it will fund

By Sydney Johnson EdSource Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California’s historic $6 billion…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $6 billion bill on Tuesday for one of the country’s largest investments into internet infrastructure. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Alan Cruz, who runs A’s BBQ and calls his style “Chicano barbecue,” in East Los Angeles on July 10, 2021. From storied Santa Maria tri-tip on the Central Coast, to barbacoa in Los Angeles, to hot links in West Oakland, the rules for slow-and-low are constantly rewritten here. (Adam Amengual/The New York Times)

In search of the California barbecue tradition

The char siu was faintly reminiscent of the sweet, reddish-stained Cantonese roast…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Alan Cruz, who runs A’s BBQ and calls his style “Chicano barbecue,” in East Los Angeles on July 10, 2021. From storied Santa Maria tri-tip on the Central Coast, to barbacoa in Los Angeles, to hot links in West Oakland, the rules for slow-and-low are constantly rewritten here. (Adam Amengual/The New York Times)
Penelope Houston, along with guitarist Greg Ingraham, of the Avengers perform in October 2019. 
Courtesy Deb Frazin

Avengers vs. Blondie: Why the wrong punk band made it big

Sometime in 1983, my good friend Will heard of a record party…

  • Jul 21, 2021
Penelope Houston, along with guitarist Greg Ingraham, of the Avengers perform in October 2019. 
Courtesy Deb Frazin
Even though most adults in San Francisco are fully vaccinated, some people are taking the precaution of continuing to wear masks, both indoors and outdoors, as COVID-19 continues to spread.	(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

To mask or not to mask? We ask UCSF the questions

By Veronica Irwin Examiner staff writer The maskne scars had finally started…

  • Jul 20, 2021
Even though most adults in San Francisco are fully vaccinated, some people are taking the precaution of continuing to wear masks, both indoors and outdoors, as COVID-19 continues to spread.	(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
California schools add yoga to help students relax and focus as they return to campus. (Photo Courtesy Nikki Curry)

More California schools adding yoga to school day

By Carolyn Jones EdSource To help students relax, some California schools are…

  • Jul 20, 2021
California schools add yoga to help students relax and focus as they return to campus. (Photo Courtesy Nikki Curry)
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, speaks to reporters at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on July 9, 2021. (Photo by Marissa Garcia for CalMatters)
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, speaks to reporters at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on July 9, 2021. (Photo by Marissa Garcia for CalMatters)

Who is running against Newsom in the recall and what you need to know

By Jill Cowan NYTimes News Service We’re just about two months away…

  • Jul 20, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, speaks to reporters at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on July 9, 2021. (Photo by Marissa Garcia for CalMatters)
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, speaks to reporters at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on July 9, 2021. (Photo by Marissa Garcia for CalMatters)
A storage room at Dario Sattui’s winery, Castello di Amorosa, in Calistoga, on Oct. 1, 2020, that burned in the Glass Fire. If any nook of American agriculture has the means and incentive to outwit the climate crisis, it is Napa Valley. But so far, vineyards here show the limits of adapting to a warming planet. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Scorched, parched and now uninsurable: Climate change hits Wine Country

By Christopher Flavelle NYTimes News Service ST. HELENA — Last September, a…

  • Jul 19, 2021
A storage room at Dario Sattui’s winery, Castello di Amorosa, in Calistoga, on Oct. 1, 2020, that burned in the Glass Fire. If any nook of American agriculture has the means and incentive to outwit the climate crisis, it is Napa Valley. But so far, vineyards here show the limits of adapting to a warming planet. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
The Pacific Gas & Electric Caribou-Palermo transmission line runs through an area that was devastated by the Camp Fire in November 2018 in Pulga, Feb. 28, 2019. The California utility says a blown fuse on power lines could have sparked the Dixie Fire, which has burned over 30,000 acres near the site of the Camp Fire two years ago. (Max Whittaker/The New York Times)

PG&E says its equipment may have led to 30,000-acre Dixie Fire

By Adeel Hassan NYTimes News Service Pacific Gas and Electric, California’s largest…

  • Jul 19, 2021
The Pacific Gas & Electric Caribou-Palermo transmission line runs through an area that was devastated by the Camp Fire in November 2018 in Pulga, Feb. 28, 2019. The California utility says a blown fuse on power lines could have sparked the Dixie Fire, which has burned over 30,000 acres near the site of the Camp Fire two years ago. (Max Whittaker/The New York Times)
People wearing masks wait to place an order at Chaumont Bakery in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, July 18, 2021. As Los Angeles Countyճ indoor mask requirement takes effect on Monday, July 19, 2021, there is eager acceptance and stubborn refusal, mild grumbling and blurted-out outrage. (Morgan Lieberman/The New York Times)

Wary and weary, LA largely accepts restored mask mandate

By Shawn Hubler, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Matt Craig NYTimes News Service At…

  • Jul 19, 2021
People wearing masks wait to place an order at Chaumont Bakery in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, July 18, 2021. As Los Angeles Countyճ indoor mask requirement takes effect on Monday, July 19, 2021, there is eager acceptance and stubborn refusal, mild grumbling and blurted-out outrage. (Morgan Lieberman/The New York Times)
Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. looks towards the Giants dugout after hitting a home run against the A’s on June 26th. The team is on a record-setting pace for home runs this season. (Christopher Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)

‘Powder River!’ Giants record-setting home run pace provides a blast from the past

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner Nod in approval, Barry Bonds.…

  • Jul 16, 2021
Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. looks towards the Giants dugout after hitting a home run against the A’s on June 26th. The team is on a record-setting pace for home runs this season. (Christopher Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
People wears masks as they wait in line to enter Foot Locker on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Public health officials in Los Angeles County were urging residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, amid a troubling rise in COVID-19 cases involving the highly infectious Delta variant. (Kendrick Brinson/The New York Times)

Haunted by past virus surges, California leans on masks and vaccines

By Shawn Hubler and Mitch Smith NYTimes News Service SACRAMENTO — Exactly…

  • Jul 16, 2021
People wears masks as they wait in line to enter Foot Locker on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Public health officials in Los Angeles County were urging residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, amid a troubling rise in COVID-19 cases involving the highly infectious Delta variant. (Kendrick Brinson/The New York Times)
As President Joe Biden travels the country pitching his plan for spending trillions of dollars to reshape the American economy, he is facing a rhetorical reality that has long plagued many of his predecessors: There’s a vast difference between explaining and inspiring. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times)

Krugman: How big spending got its groove back

By Paul Krugman NYTimes News Service The way it was: Some years…

  • Jul 16, 2021
As President Joe Biden travels the country pitching his plan for spending trillions of dollars to reshape the American economy, he is facing a rhetorical reality that has long plagued many of his predecessors: There’s a vast difference between explaining and inspiring. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times)
Kymberli and Lenton Wilson, pictured in May 2020 outside their their tent in Oakland, have since since moved to a trailer, but they continue to wait after more than a year for something more permanent.<ins> (Jared R. Stapp via The New York Times)</ins>

Hope and disappointment for the homeless in Oakland

By Brett Simpson NYTimes News Service When Kymberli Wilson opens her eyes…

  • Jul 16, 2021
Kymberli and Lenton Wilson, pictured in May 2020 outside their their tent in Oakland, have since since moved to a trailer, but they continue to wait after more than a year for something more permanent.<ins> (Jared R. Stapp via The New York Times)</ins>