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A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Push to make street closures permanent meets with resistance

Hastily thrown together during the pandemic, Slow Streets program now struggles to build support

Steph Curry puts up two points and draws the foul in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors game against the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center on May 11, 2021.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 16, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought a series of injunctions in September 2020 that would have prohibited some people arrested on drug charges from returning to certain neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file)

Judge denies city attorney’s request to bar alleged drug dealers from Tenderloin, SoMa

A San Francisco judge on Friday denied a request for a preliminary…

Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>

Tonya Pitts leads tasting of diverse pinot noir

Young West Coast winemakers are creating distinctive blends

Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>
Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)

‘Psychopomp’ a magical, meditative walk through McLaren Park

We Players’ live show takes theatergoers on enchanting journey

Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)
San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were…

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the…

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Describing his experience in India, journalist Dilip D’Souza posted, “Got my second vaccination dose at the BKC Covid Centre today: 4.5 hrs with surging crowds.” (Courtesy Dilip D’Souza)

India thought it had herd immunity from COVID — until it didn’t

Country’s crisis points to importance of getting vaccinated

Describing his experience in India, journalist Dilip D’Souza posted, “Got my second vaccination dose at the BKC Covid Centre today: 4.5 hrs with surging crowds.” (Courtesy Dilip D’Souza)
Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Newsom promises sweeping change in California’s $267-billion budget

John Myers Los Angeles Times California would embark on the most ambitious…

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Emma Stone plays the title character in the live-action “Cruella.” (Courtesy Laurie Sparham/Disney)

Back to the big screen: Summer Movie Preview

A brief look at the most promising of 2021’s offerings

Emma Stone plays the title character in the live-action “Cruella.” (Courtesy Laurie Sparham/Disney)
Many private businesses in the Castro have surveillance cameras, such as this one near Market and Castro streets. Now the Mid-Market Community Benefit District is proposing to install its own larger network. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Turning the Castro into a surveillance state will not keep us safe

By Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Club and Alice B.…

Many private businesses in the Castro have surveillance cameras, such as this one near Market and Castro streets. Now the Mid-Market Community Benefit District is proposing to install its own larger network. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chief Scott issues rare apology to man shot by SF police

Officer says he ‘did not intend for his firearm to go off’

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Better than expected tax revenues leave city with $157.3M surplus for this year

As the fiscal year nears an end and Mayor London Breed prepares…

Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART bumps up service restoration to August 30, offers fare discounts

Rail agency breaks pandemic ridership records, prepares to welcome more passengers

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)

Nuru scandal: Permit expediter Walter Wong to repay SF $1.7M

Longtime permit expediter and city contractor Walter Wong has agreed to repay…

Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)
Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State Department of Justice to investigate Sean Monterrosa shooting by Vallejo police

Attorney General Rob Bonta steps in after Solano County DA declines case

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bartender John Jeide makes Buena Visa Cafe’s signature Irish coffees, and also works as a waiter at the iconic spot. (Donna Domino/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Favorite SF watering holes pick up business

Back inside, Buena Vista, Hidive serve more customers, look forward to more tourists

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Bartender John Jeide makes Buena Visa Cafe’s signature Irish coffees, and also works as a waiter at the iconic spot. (Donna Domino/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nonprofit serving homeless mothers to build supportive housing in Mission

A nonprofit serving pregnant homeless women and families in San Francisco hopes…

The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to minors 12 and up

San Mateo County also preparing to begin vaccinating kids next week

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