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San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>

SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting…

A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to allow indoor dining next week

San Francisco will allow indoor dining to resume next week with restrictions…

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, center, says the band has been “lucky” throughout its long career. <ins>(Courtesy Josh Cheuse)</ins>

AC/DC’s Angus Young: We ‘keep it basic’

Rockers’ 17th album is ‘Power Up’

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, center, says the band has been “lucky” throughout its long career. <ins>(Courtesy Josh Cheuse)</ins>
Andra Day sounds great in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”<ins></ins>

Singing soars in uneven ‘United States vs. Billie Holiday’

‘Test Pattern’ takes on timely issues, from racism to women’s health

Andra Day sounds great in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”<ins></ins>
The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Teachers call for outside mediator as contract talks over school schedule continue

Union remains at odds with SFUSD over hours students should be in the classroom

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF expects to move out of state’s most restrictive COVID-19 tier next week

Five counties enter red tier as cases decline

Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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)
It’s great to be in San Francisco, where residents are happy to be and looking forward to days ahead. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

I’m finally hopeful about the future of San Francisco

For those of us still here, it’s a brand-new day

It’s great to be in San Francisco, where residents are happy to be and looking forward to days ahead. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Dave Davis is excellent in “The Vigil,” an effective horror film by Keith Thomas. <ins>(Courtesy IFC Midnight)</ins>

‘Vigil’ cleverly mixes Jewish culture, atmospheric scares

Folkloric demon comes alive in writer-director Keith Thomas’ debut feature

Dave Davis is excellent in “The Vigil,” an effective horror film by Keith Thomas. <ins>(Courtesy IFC Midnight)</ins>
The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

History buffs working to keep Cliff House collection in public view

Funds needed to buy up historic building’s contents at auction

The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)

Bay Area rental market is rebounding — but why?

Hearing about people leaving town can have as big an effect as actual economic factors

Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors call for investigation into SkyStar Wheel deal

Nonprofit that receives a share of revenues was implicated in federal corruption probe

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)

Parents launch recall effort against school board members

Multiple committees formed to explore ways to remove commissioners or change board structure

Gabriela Lopez, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. (Ida Mojadad/S.F. Examiner)
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Chinatown leader garners support as Police Commission nominee

Larry Yee is a community fixture and telecommunications union organizer

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Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Historic San Francisco church says doors could close if it can’t raise money through donations

Old St. Mary’s has lost revenue, laid off staff due to shut down of services

Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Don’t sacrifice car-free JFK for museum parking

By Marcel E. Moran Of all the difficult decisions facing San Francisco…

The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)

Getting elementary students back in classrooms

Health, safety, scheduling guidelines must be considered

Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)
The Drexler twins’ amusing new web series is called “The Simpleton’s Guide to Success.” (Courtesy photo)

Drexler twins debut ‘Simpleton’ mockumentary

Bay area siblings write, star in funny New York-set web series

The Drexler twins’ amusing new web series is called “The Simpleton’s Guide to Success.” (Courtesy photo)