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The Golden State Warriors gather as a team before playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in S.F.<ins>, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>

This week in Bay Area sports

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

The Golden State Warriors gather as a team before playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Chase Center on January 6, 2021 in S.F.<ins>, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).</ins>
Philippe Langner controls all aspects in the creation and production of Hesperian Wines. (Courtesy Karen Norton)

Hesperian Wines express the passion and resiliency of a true vigneron

Despite setbacks due to fire losses, Philippe Langner keeps producing great wine

Philippe Langner controls all aspects in the creation and production of Hesperian Wines. (Courtesy Karen Norton)
Supervisor Shamann Walton, elected in 2018 to represent District 10, became the new president of the Board of Supervisors on Friday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Shamann Walton becomes next Board of Supervisors president

District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton became the next president of the Board…

Supervisor Shamann Walton, elected in 2018 to represent District 10, became the new president of the Board of Supervisors on Friday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Jace Young (Courtesy)

Suspect arrested in Fourth of July killing of 6-year-old boy

James Harbor, 18, arrested in slaying of Jace Young

Jace Young (Courtesy)
Larry Yee cropped (Courtesy Mayor's Office)

Mayor taps Chinatown leader for Police Commission

Mayor London Breed announced on Friday she nominated Larry Yee to the…

Larry Yee cropped (Courtesy Mayor's Office)
Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget proposal to the state legislature that allocates additional funding for schools. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)

Newsom’s budget proposal could be a ‘game changer’ for schools

New funding included for reopening, learning loss, mental health

Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget proposal to the state legislature that allocates additional funding for schools. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
Veteran bluesman George Thorogood recently released a live double album of a historic 1982 concert in Boston. <ins>(Courtesy David Dobson)</ins>

Bluesman George Thorogood recalls busking in SF

Kind Bay Area fans gave the once poor street singer food stamps

Veteran bluesman George Thorogood recently released a live double album of a historic 1982 concert in Boston. <ins>(Courtesy David Dobson)</ins>
The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Affordability remains a concern for UCSF housing plan

University to build more than 1,200 units of housing as part of massive Parnassus campus expansion

The UCSF Parnassus campus will see improvements including a new hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Camp Mather, located in the forests near the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, is managed by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. (Shutterstock)

Camp Mather to remain closed in 2021 due to COVID-19

Camp Mather, San Francisco’s summer camp in the High Sierra, will remain…

Camp Mather, located in the forests near the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, is managed by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. (Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to pay $1.2M over death of missing woman found in hospital stairway

San Francisco has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The nation cannot stand another two weeks of Trump’s rule

By Amos Brown The reprehensible, inexcusable behavior of the mob in Washington…

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Claire Dunne plays an Irish woman who goes on a self-discovery journey in “Herself.”<ins> (Courtesy Amazon Studios)</ins>

A woman builds a house in appealing ‘Herself’

‘Dissident’ a doc about an intrepid Saudi reporter

Claire Dunne plays an Irish woman who goes on a self-discovery journey in “Herself.”<ins> (Courtesy Amazon Studios)</ins>
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Pro-Trump riot in U.S. Capitol condemned by local leaders as ‘attempted coup’

Unrest extends to Sacramento, as Newsom cancels briefing due to ‘outright assault to our democracy’

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump's continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward returning some students to campus, but has not set a clear date for when that will occur. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

City schools losing students

Causes remain unclear, but some families may be leaving town altogether

The San Francisco Unified School District is working toward returning some students to campus, but has not set a clear date for when that will occur. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
While there’s still a need for taxis in The City, some drivers, to avoid health risks during the pandemic, are taking a break. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Looking for the story that wants to be told

Excursions through The City prompt memories of rides and times past

While there’s still a need for taxis in The City, some drivers, to avoid health risks during the pandemic, are taking a break. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Malia Cohen, a former city supervisor and chair of the California State Board of Equalization, was appointed to the Police Commission last August. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Former supervisor, ex-public defender to lead SF Police Commission

Oversight body elects Malia Cohen and Cindy Elias to leadership positions

Malia Cohen, a former city supervisor and chair of the California State Board of Equalization, was appointed to the Police Commission last August. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
With a score of 75, San Francisco’s streets got a “good” rating from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco roads in ‘good’ condition

A 10-year program to make streets smoother reaches its primary goals

With a score of 75, San Francisco’s streets got a “good” rating from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson will conclude his tenure in the job in mid-2022. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)

SF Ballet director Helgi Tomasson to step down in 2022

Choreographer has championed new works and classics since joining company in 1985

San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson will conclude his tenure in the job in mid-2022. (Courtesy Erik Tomasson)
Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)

Despite hardships, the outdoors has seen good news during pandemic

Adventurers climbed and rowed, firefighters bravely battled, wildlife flourished in 2020

Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)
From left, Tamara Bass, Meagan Holder and Mekia Cox appear in the satisfying drama “If Not Now, When?,” an in-depth look at Black women’s emotional lives. (Courtesy Vertical Entertainment)

‘If Not Now, When?’ explores Black women’s friendships with heart

Tamara Bass, Megan Good make solid directorial debut

From left, Tamara Bass, Meagan Holder and Mekia Cox appear in the satisfying drama “If Not Now, When?,” an in-depth look at Black women’s emotional lives. (Courtesy Vertical Entertainment)