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Passengers ride the 49-Van Ness Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors Preston and Haney to introduce legislation to pilot Free Muni

Legislation calls for board to fund three-month program to offset fare revenue loss

Passengers ride the 49-Van Ness Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed on Tuesday introduced plans for a drug sobering center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Drug sobering center site announced in South of Market

San Francisco is back on track to open its first ever drug…

Mayor London Breed on Tuesday introduced plans for a drug sobering center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chase Center and the Golden State Warriors hosted a media Welcome Back conference to discuss the safety protocols and amenities when fans return for a basketball game on April 23rd at Chase Center on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Golden State Warriors ready to welcome fans back to Chase Center

COVID-19 tests, app-based food ordering among new safety protocols announced this week

Chase Center and the Golden State Warriors hosted a media Welcome Back conference to discuss the safety protocols and amenities when fans return for a basketball game on April 23rd at Chase Center on April 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco officials plan to put up fencing around Robin Williams Meadow and add additional police patrols on April 20, 2021 to deter would be celebrants of the 4/20 cannabis holiday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City cancels 4/20 event at Golden Gate Park for second year due to COVID-19

Plans for the annual 4/20 celebration at Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s…

San Francisco officials plan to put up fencing around Robin Williams Meadow and add additional police patrols on April 20, 2021 to deter would be celebrants of the 4/20 cannabis holiday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Central City SRO Collective tenant leader Reggie Reed, left, and Eddie Ahn, executive director of Brightline Defense, were among those distributing environmental awareness posters throughout the Tenderloin, Mid-Market and South of Market neighborhoods. (Courtesy Central City SRO Collaborative)

Environmental dangers are connected to racism

Let’s attack problems with better policies, greater awareness

Central City SRO Collective tenant leader Reggie Reed, left, and Eddie Ahn, executive director of Brightline Defense, were among those distributing environmental awareness posters throughout the Tenderloin, Mid-Market and South of Market neighborhoods. (Courtesy Central City SRO Collaborative)
American Conservatory Theater’s digital reading of “Arms and the Man” features, top (from left), Phillip James Brannon and Kimberly Hébert Gregory; Allie Marie Evans, center; and bottom (from left), Danny Scheie and Ariel Shafir.

ACT streams fun reading of Shaw’s ‘Arms and the Man’

Romantic comedy classic entertains, even in Zoom boxes

American Conservatory Theater’s digital reading of “Arms and the Man” features, top (from left), Phillip James Brannon and Kimberly Hébert Gregory; Allie Marie Evans, center; and bottom (from left), Danny Scheie and Ariel Shafir.
Singer-songwriter Glenn Donaldson hopes his new album “Uncommon Weather” will offer comfort to people who are feeling down. (Courtesy Force Field)

Feel-good songs from The Reds, Pinks & Purples

S.F. songwriter Glenn Donaldson finds inspiration from his Richmond neighborhood

Singer-songwriter Glenn Donaldson hopes his new album “Uncommon Weather” will offer comfort to people who are feeling down. (Courtesy Force Field)
The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has acquired for supportive housing during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Providing more supportive housing is the best way to heal the homeless

San Francisco must act quickly to acquire more hotels and other sites

The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has acquired for supportive housing during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD students are going back to the classroom

After more than a year of distance learning, city schools begin reopening on Monday

Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Park Rangers have seen their budget and staffing levels increase significantly since 2014. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Citations for being in SF’s public parks after midnight soar

Data shows disproportionate impact on Black residents

San Francisco Park Rangers have seen their budget and staffing levels increase significantly since 2014. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Main Library will continue to offer SFPL To Go pickup and drop-off services while it reopens on a limited basis later this spring. No firm date has been set yet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Main Library preparing to reopen this spring

More than a year ago, San Francisco shut down all 28 of…

The Main Library will continue to offer SFPL To Go pickup and drop-off services while it reopens on a limited basis later this spring. No firm date has been set yet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman jogs past Serenity Wellness Spa on Union Street on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Legislation would ease permitting requirements for massage businesses

Supervisor Ronen proposes lifting conditional use permit requirement in many parts of The City

A woman jogs past Serenity Wellness Spa on Union Street on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Keith Zwölfer, director of education for SFFILM, stays busy connecting filmmakers and studios with public, private and home schools<ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) </ins>

Streamlined SF film festival focuses on family features

SFFILM Director of Education Keith Zwölfer finds movies that appeal to kids

Keith Zwölfer, director of education for SFFILM, stays busy connecting filmmakers and studios with public, private and home schools<ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) </ins>
“Gay Passover,” a fun Haggadah, includes some cocktail recipes. <ins>(Courtesy Saul Sugarman)</ins>

A Passover journey toward something different

It was nice to see my family, and I look forward to reconnecting with friends

“Gay Passover,” a fun Haggadah, includes some cocktail recipes. <ins>(Courtesy Saul Sugarman)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants finish sweep of Rockies behind DeSclafani’s scoreless outing

Even with fans back at Oracle Park, San Francisco Giants pitchers have…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani (26) starts against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
The involving historical novel “The Bohemians” imagines photographer Dorothea Lange’s life in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

‘Bohemians’ explores life of legendary photographer Dorothea Lange

Artist’s talent, compassion revealed in Jasmin Darznik’s historical novel

The involving historical novel “The Bohemians” imagines photographer Dorothea Lange’s life in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of April 11, 2021

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

Oakland A’s left fielder Tony Kemp fielded a fly but missed the catch in the April 5 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum. <ins>(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA approves new slow streets in ‘underserved’ areas but struggles with outreach

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved a new…

The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Giants welcome fans back with strong performance by Cueto

By Ethan Kassel Special to S.F. Examiner ORACLE PARK — The first…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto  (47) started on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 9, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Activists paint a street mural depicting a thunderwoman during a demonstration outside Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in the Financial District on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Climate activists rally outside Wells Fargo, BlackRock headquarters

Hundreds demonstrated outside the headquarters of Wells Fargo and BlackRock on Friday…

  • Apr 9, 2021
Activists paint a street mural depicting a thunderwoman during a demonstration outside Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in the Financial District on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to the S.F. Examiner)