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Small businesses and restuarants will get critical help from new loans and grants announced Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed announces $62M small business relief program

Mayor London Breed promised last week that more relief was coming for…

Small businesses and restuarants will get critical help from new loans and grants announced Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Matthew Sweet’s new album “Catspaw,” being released this week, was completed in 2019. <ins>(Courtesy Evan Carter)</ins>

Matthew Sweet’s got a thing for felines

Pop rocker releases ‘Catspaw,’ sells bronze cat sculptures

Matthew Sweet’s new album “Catspaw,” being released this week, was completed in 2019. <ins>(Courtesy Evan Carter)</ins>
The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to purchase 30 new hybrid buses designed to serve currently dormant routes

Supes called for swift restoration of community lines and speedy transition to electric buses

The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Although Scorpio philosopher and writer Albert Camus said some people “expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” Scorpios are advised to revel in being individual and unconventional. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for Jan. 14, 2021

Scorpios celebrating unconventionality in coming weeks will have enhanced health, sharpened wits

Although Scorpio philosopher and writer Albert Camus said some people “expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” Scorpios are advised to revel in being individual and unconventional. (Shutterstock)
Cars pass on Evans Avenue, the location for the future navigation center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Lola Chase/Special to SF Examiner)

Two new Navigation Centers set to open in Bayview, Lower Polk

Facilities for homeless will operate at reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions

Cars pass on Evans Avenue, the location for the future navigation center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Lola Chase/Special to SF Examiner)
The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City lacks the power to enforce deal with UCSF over Parnassus campus expansion

Supervisors seek more time to negotiate community benefits

The UCSF Parnassus campus is set to receive an upgrade and expansion that includes a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART service extends down the Peninsula, intersecting with Caltrain at several stations including Millbrae. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Caltrain board member calls for regional rail system

Improved coordination between transit agencies will be key to Bay Area’s recovery, officials agree

BART service extends down the Peninsula, intersecting with Caltrain at several stations including Millbrae. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SFUSD suspends testing pilot after FDA warning

San Francisco Unified School District is pausing its pilot program with testing…

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Prentice Earl Sanders was a member of the San Francisco Police Department from 1964 through 2003. He became the first African American chief of the department in 2002. (Courtesy SFPD).

Prentice Earl Sanders, San Francisco’s first Black police chief, dies

Prentice Earl Sanders, the first Black chief of the San Francisco Police…

Prentice Earl Sanders was a member of the San Francisco Police Department from 1964 through 2003. He became the first African American chief of the department in 2002. (Courtesy SFPD).
“Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir,” about the Bay Area-based Chinese American novelist, is among the films being presented by the Roxie during the virtual Sundance Film Festival 2021. (Courtesy KPJR Films)

Roxie theater shows Sundance film fest titles

Screenings, gatherings online from Jan. 28-Feb. 3

“Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir,” about the Bay Area-based Chinese American novelist, is among the films being presented by the Roxie during the virtual Sundance Film Festival 2021. (Courtesy KPJR Films)
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UCSF health professionals call for February 1st school reopening

By Dr. Jeanne Noble and other UCSF department leaders Long term school…

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Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime SF DA spokesperson to join Gascon in LA

Longtime District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Alex Bastian is leaving San Francisco to…

Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police stand guard behind barricades outside Twitter headquarters at 10th and Market streets as reports of a possible right-wing protest circulated online on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rumored Pro-Trump rally outside Twitter fails to materialize

San Francisco police came out in force Monday morning for a rumored…

San Francisco Police stand guard behind barricades outside Twitter headquarters at 10th and Market streets as reports of a possible right-wing protest circulated online on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A parking meter sticks out of a Shared Spaces area outside Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food on the Chinatown/North Beach border on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Is it time to end free parking in San Francisco?

Increasing the cost of parking and offloading city garages could shrink budget shortfall

A parking meter sticks out of a Shared Spaces area outside Brandy Ho’s Hunan Food on the Chinatown/North Beach border on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A view of the former barracks of the Angel Island Immigration Station. (Courtesy Russell Nauman, AIISF)

Ferry to Angel Island provides a direct route to history

Advocates say loss of service from SF will make it hard to visit key Chinese immigration site

A view of the former barracks of the Angel Island Immigration Station. (Courtesy Russell Nauman, AIISF)
SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)

Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Families participating in Main Round typically get one of their primary choices

SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)
Board President Shamann Walton announced commitee assignments on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Board President Walton issues committee assignments

Haney to serve as budget chair, Melgar as land use chair

Board President Shamann Walton announced commitee assignments on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
While Oakland has seen vicious action surrounding a memorial to Breonna Taylor, residents in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago put up a mural in her honor in December. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

After its hateful destruction, Breonna Taylor’s statue will be restored

America must deal with how Trumpism equals racism combined with narcissism, irrationalism, terrorism

While Oakland has seen vicious action surrounding a memorial to Breonna Taylor, residents in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago put up a mural in her honor in December. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Now, while we’re sheltering in place, is a great time to focus on your dog’s education. (Courtesy Rob Schroeder/SF SPCA)

Train your dog with motivation, not dominance

Using the right technique will result in bonding, better behavior

  • Jan 10, 2021
Now, while we’re sheltering in place, is a great time to focus on your dog’s education. (Courtesy Rob Schroeder/SF SPCA)
Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) finished Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with 17 points while also dishing out four assists and four blocks. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

On a slow night for Curry, Warriors supporting players step up against the Raptors

Through nine games this season, the Golden State Warriors were winless when…

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins (22) finished Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors with 17 points while also dishing out four assists and four blocks. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).