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Pharmacist Hank Chen is known for providing personalized service at Charlie’s Pharmacy in the Fillmore.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Left: A Walgreens at 300 Gough St. is among San Francisco stores closing.

Walgreens closures open the door for San Francisco’s neighborhood pharmacies

‘I think you’ll see more independents start to pop up’

San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)

Organized crime rings are driving auto burglaries. SF is offering cash rewards to break them up

San Francisco is taking a new approach to tackling its persistent car…

Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman, pictured in a start against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on Sept. 1 in San Francisco, is one of the team’s starters whose future is in question. (Chris Victorio/The Examiner)

Giants offseason shopping list begins with starting pitchers

‘That’s going to be the No. 1 priority for us’

Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman, pictured in a start against the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on Sept. 1 in San Francisco, is one of the team’s starters whose future is in question. (Chris Victorio/The Examiner)
Four young politicos were elected to city government on the Peninsula in 2020. From left: Redwood City Councilmember Michael Smith; South San Francisco Councilmember James Coleman; Redwood City Councilmember Lissette Espinoza-Garnica; and East Palo Alto Councilmember Antonio Lopez.<ins> (Examiner illustration/Courtesy photos)</ins>

Progressive politicians rise to power on the Peninsula. Will redistricting reverse the trend?

‘There’s this wave of young people really trying to shake things up’

Four young politicos were elected to city government on the Peninsula in 2020. From left: Redwood City Councilmember Michael Smith; South San Francisco Councilmember James Coleman; Redwood City Councilmember Lissette Espinoza-Garnica; and East Palo Alto Councilmember Antonio Lopez.<ins> (Examiner illustration/Courtesy photos)</ins>
The Nudge is a startup that points users who sign up for text notifications to fun experiences and buzzworthy places. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

This ‘anti-startup’ aims to get people off their phones and into the world

‘I realized that doing things made me happy’

The Nudge is a startup that points users who sign up for text notifications to fun experiences and buzzworthy places. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Warriors hope to vie for another title in the 2021-22 NBA season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)

A Warriors team reunited will face a Lakers squad reassembled

By Scott Cacciola New York Times LOS ANGELES — On the cusp…

  • Oct 19, 2021
Stephen Curry and Draymond Green of the Warriors hope to vie for another title in the 2021-22 NBA season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)
Fátima Ramirez, the recently appointed executive director of Acción Latina, grew up in the Mission and is a first-generation American of Salvadoran descent. <ins>(Tamara Straus/The Examiner)</ins>

Celebrating SF Latino history across cultures and generations

New Acción Latina head Fátima Ramirez brings big weekend festival to the Mission

  • Oct 19, 2021
Fátima Ramirez, the recently appointed executive director of Acción Latina, grew up in the Mission and is a first-generation American of Salvadoran descent. <ins>(Tamara Straus/The Examiner)</ins>
Telling teachers their hopes and dreams can keep troubled students from returning to jail. (Photo by Julie Leopo/EdSource)

Stanford study finds writing teachers a letter can turn around lives of some students

By Carolyn Jones EdSource Formerly incarcerated students who wrote letters to their…

  • Oct 19, 2021
Telling teachers their hopes and dreams can keep troubled students from returning to jail. (Photo by Julie Leopo/EdSource)
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Clean water in California is overdue

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

  • Oct 19, 2021
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Jonathan Martin’s football helmet, which he wore during the 2014 season with the San Francisco 49ers, at his home in Austin, Texas, Oct. 18, 2021. Martin, who faced bullying in his NFL locker room and depression, will donate his brain to CTE research to determine if head trauma contributed to his mental health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/The 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’s football helmet, which he wore during the 2014 season with the San Francisco 49ers, at his home in Austin, Texas, Oct. 18, 2021. Martin, who faced bullying in his NFL locker room and depression, will donate his brain to CTE research to determine if head trauma contributed to his mental health woes. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)
“Muslim women are seen as belonging to an external or opposing culture,” according to Basima Sisemore, a UC Berkeley researcher who drafted the report “Islamophobia Through the Eyes of Muslims.” (iStock)

Islamophobia undermines and weakens women’s rights

UC Berkeley study reports on the Muslim American experience

“Muslim women are seen as belonging to an external or opposing culture,” according to Basima Sisemore, a UC Berkeley researcher who drafted the report “Islamophobia Through the Eyes of Muslims.” (iStock)
The Branford Marsalis Quartet — from left, saxophonist Marsalis, drummer Justin Faulkner, bassist Eric Revis and pianist Joey Calderazzo — plays in The City this week.<ins> (Courtesy Eric Ryan Anderson)</ins>

It may no longer be the Harlem of the West, but Branford Marsalis still admires SF

The premier saxophonist descends on SFJazz for a 4-night engagement

The Branford Marsalis Quartet — from left, saxophonist Marsalis, drummer Justin Faulkner, bassist Eric Revis and pianist Joey Calderazzo — plays in The City this week.<ins> (Courtesy Eric Ryan Anderson)</ins>
San Franciscans are likely to have the opportunity to vote in four different elections in 2022. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Electionpalooza: SF school board recall will kick off a flurry of local races

‘It’s going to be a lot of elections and a lot of decisions for voters to make’

San Franciscans are likely to have the opportunity to vote in four different elections in 2022. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ten lucky teenagers will score free tuition to San Francisco State University under The City’s latest play to get even closer to a 100% vaccination rate among youth. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Want a free ride at San Francisco State University? Start by getting vaccinated

City to provide free tuition to 10 innoculated students

Ten lucky teenagers will score free tuition to San Francisco State University under The City’s latest play to get even closer to a 100% vaccination rate among youth. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
In a recent poll of Bay Area residents, a slight majority said they are likely to leave the region, mentioning high living costs and deteriorating quality of life. <ins>(iStock/CalMatters)</ins>

Post-pandemic California: Comeback or decline?

COVID-19 has brought social and economic changes that may be permanent

  • Oct 18, 2021
In a recent poll of Bay Area residents, a slight majority said they are likely to leave the region, mentioning high living costs and deteriorating quality of life. <ins>(iStock/CalMatters)</ins>
A mother and daughter attended a parent meeting at a Los Angeles high school in August; California has done well limiting COVID outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place. (Allison Zaucha/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
A mother and daughter attended a parent meeting at a Los Angeles high school in August; California has done well limiting COVID outbreaks, even before its student vaccine mandate has been put into place. (Allison Zaucha/New York Times)
Protesters demonstrate in San Francisco against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors in October 2020; after Proposition 22 passed, a California judge ruled so-called gig economy companies violated the state Constitution.
Jim Wilson/New York Times

For Uber and Lyft, the rideshare bubble bursts

Piece by piece, the mythology around ride-sharing is falling apart

  • Oct 18, 2021
Protesters demonstrate in San Francisco against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors in October 2020; after Proposition 22 passed, a California judge ruled so-called gig economy companies violated the state Constitution.
Jim Wilson/New York Times
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What we learned from Week 6 of the NFL season

By Tyler Dunne New York Times One month ago, the Baltimore Ravens…

  • Oct 18, 2021
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the podium, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed promoted President Biden’s housing initiatives at The City’s Sunnydale housing development. <ins>(Benjamin Schneider/The Examiner)</ins>

Speaker Pelosi, Mayor Breed stump for housing funds in SF

HUD Secretary Fudge joins to support President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the podium, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed promoted President Biden’s housing initiatives at The City’s Sunnydale housing development. <ins>(Benjamin Schneider/The Examiner)</ins>