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The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

New surveillance effort aims to crack down on illegal dumping

’We want to make sure we catch people who are trashing our streets’

The recall election for California Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled for Sept. 14. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF could play a big role in overcoming Democrat apathy, driving voter turnout for Newsom

San Francisco voters are not used to swaying elections. Just think of…

Health care workers treat a Covid-19 patient who needs to be intubated before being put on a ventilator at Providence St. Mary Medical Center during a surge of cases in Apple Valley, Dec. 17, 2020. Confronted with surging infections, California became the first state in the country to mandate coronavirus vaccines or testing for state employees and health-care workers. (Ariana Drehsler/The New York Times)

In California, a mix of support and resistance to new vaccine rules

By Shawn Hubler, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Soumya Karlamangla New York Times SACRAMENTO…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s proposal would ensure that below market rental units are marketed and occupied in a timely fashion. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)

Fixing planning code loopholes that impact affordable housing efforts

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen on Tuesday proposed legislation that aims to…

Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s proposal would ensure that below market rental units are marketed and occupied in a timely fashion. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)
Sonora Lane in The City may be renamed in honor of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai man who died after being attacked in January.<ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
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Supe proposes renaming street after slain Asian man

A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday introduced…

Sonora Lane in The City may be renamed in honor of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai man who died after being attacked in January.<ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
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People cross at Vicente Street and West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Shops stock N95 masks in preparation for smoke season

By Veronica Irwin Examiner Staff Writer Remember 16 months ago, when panic…

  • Jul 28, 2021
People cross at Vicente Street and West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Photorgrapher Rick Gerharter’s “ACT NICE, OR ELSE! The Unity March” from June 23, 1990 is among the images in the San Francisco Public Library’s exhibition about the sixth International Conference on AIDS. <ins>(Courtesy Rick Gerharter)</ins>

1990s AIDS activism in spotlight at SF library

Exhibition recalls demonstrations, disruption of international conference in The City

Photorgrapher Rick Gerharter’s “ACT NICE, OR ELSE! The Unity March” from June 23, 1990 is among the images in the San Francisco Public Library’s exhibition about the sixth International Conference on AIDS. <ins>(Courtesy Rick Gerharter)</ins>
Gov. Gavin Newsom at a news conference at Kaiser Permanente facility in Oakland on Monday, July 26, 2021, where he announced a new state requirement for all state employees and health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular, frequent testing. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

What to know about new masking guidelines in California

By Jill Cowan New York Times The delta variant is really throwing…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom at a news conference at Kaiser Permanente facility in Oakland on Monday, July 26, 2021, where he announced a new state requirement for all state employees and health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular, frequent testing. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Linda Rui Feng’s debut novel deftly describes the huge emotional impact of China’s Cultural Revolution on immigrants to America. (Author photo courtesy Lisa Sakulensky)

‘Swimming Back to Trout River’ evocatively examines impact of China’s Cultural Revolution

Linda Rui Feng captures human condition in compelling novel

Linda Rui Feng’s debut novel deftly describes the huge emotional impact of China’s Cultural Revolution on immigrants to America. (Author photo courtesy Lisa Sakulensky)
Thousands gather in Washington on Aug. 28, 2020, in support of social justice and commemorating the historic March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Have a Dream" speech on that date in 1963. Criticism of critical race theory coincided with widespread demonstrations.  (Jason Andrew/The New York Times)

Critical race theory: A brief history

By Jacey Fortin New York Times About a year ago, even as…

  • Jul 28, 2021
Thousands gather in Washington on Aug. 28, 2020, in support of social justice and commemorating the historic March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Have a Dream" speech on that date in 1963. Criticism of critical race theory coincided with widespread demonstrations.  (Jason Andrew/The New York Times)
Sergeant John Macaulay Park in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Neighborhood report: Tenderloin reimagines its public spaces

‘We deserve nice things, too’

Sergeant John Macaulay Park in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)

How electric appliances can help SF reach its climate goals

San Francisco hopes to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To…

Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)
Demand for housing in San Francisco, despite high prices and economic effects of the pandemic, continues.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2020)</ins>

Talking about inventory in unprecedented times

Traditional market indicators may not always be what they seem

Demand for housing in San Francisco, despite high prices and economic effects of the pandemic, continues.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2020)</ins>

CDC calls on all Americans to mask indoors where COVID-19 is fast-spreading

In an effort to stop a wave of new coronavirus infections, the…

A firefighter keeps an eye on a controlled burn at the Dixie Fire near Quincy, Calif., on Monday night, July 26 2021. The Dixie Fire, California’s largest wildfire this year, continues to burn through thousands of acres of rough terrain, prompting evacuation orders and threatening communities in a region scarred by the memory of the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state’s history. (Jungho Kim/The New York Times)

What you need to know about the Dixie Fire

By Jill Cowan New York Times There may have been rare July…

  • Jul 28, 2021
A firefighter keeps an eye on a controlled burn at the Dixie Fire near Quincy, Calif., on Monday night, July 26 2021. The Dixie Fire, California’s largest wildfire this year, continues to burn through thousands of acres of rough terrain, prompting evacuation orders and threatening communities in a region scarred by the memory of the 2018 Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state’s history. (Jungho Kim/The New York Times)
More than a thousand people gathered in front of the California Capitol building to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order and demand that the state re-open on May 1, 2020. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters)

Newsom blames ‘right-wing pundits’ for COVID surge

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday placed the blame…

  • Jul 27, 2021
More than a thousand people gathered in front of the California Capitol building to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay at home order and demand that the state re-open on May 1, 2020. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters)
San Francisco customers who wish to remain inside bars must show proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours. 
Jordi Molina/Special to The Examiner, 2021

Some SF bars may require COVID vaccination proof for indoor service

Some San Francisco bars will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a…

San Francisco customers who wish to remain inside bars must show proof of vaccination or a negative test within the last 72 hours. 
Jordi Molina/Special to The Examiner, 2021
Strong California revenues will allow the state to commit to offering no-cost food to every student. (Amanda Mills/Pixnio)

How California plans to offer free daily meals to 6 million public school students

By Ali Tadayon EdSource With one in every six children facing hunger…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Strong California revenues will allow the state to commit to offering no-cost food to every student. (Amanda Mills/Pixnio)
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), pictured here in 2012, was assaulted robbed and assaulted near Oakland’s Jack London Square on Monday, July 26th, 2021.(Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times)

Former U.S. Sen. Boxer robbed, assaulted in Oakland

By Lauren Hard New York Times Barbara Boxer, 80, a former U.S.…

  • Jul 27, 2021
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), pictured here in 2012, was assaulted robbed and assaulted near Oakland’s Jack London Square on Monday, July 26th, 2021.(Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times)