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Steven Carrillo was arrested June 6 on suspicion of fatally shooting a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy in Ben Lomond, California. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department/TNS)

‘Boogaloo’ group members accused of deleting digital evidence related to law enforcement murders

By Daniel Montes Bay City News A federal grand jury in San…

Steven Carrillo was arrested June 6 on suspicion of fatally shooting a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputy in Ben Lomond, California. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department/TNS)
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five things to know about getting back to in-person learning

Timely tips for SFUSD students returning to classrooms

  • Apr 9, 2021
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

Indoor shows won’t be flooding SF stages soon but Stern Grove might be back in June

While San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that live performances may resume…

Stern Grove Festival organizers are planning to bring back the popular summer concert series — The Isley Brothers show in 2019 is pictured — with limited audience capacity. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Murder case heads to trial over killing of 6-year-old Jace Young

Hearing reveals new details in ‘horrific’ Fourth of July shooting

James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Yellow tier remains out of reach in SF for now, but reopening will continue

San Francisco will not move out of the state’s COVID-19 orange tier…

The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City College of San Francisco has added more in-person course offerings for the spring semester but is awaiting guidance for the fall. (Courtesy photo)

City College still waiting for health department guidance on fall return to classrooms

While K-12 public schools are committing to a regular semester of in-person…

City College of San Francisco has added more in-person course offerings for the spring semester but is awaiting guidance for the fall. (Courtesy photo)
Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Breed appoints new head of Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of Department of Disability and Aging Services, to start May 1

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco police on Thursday released a sketch of what Arianna Fitts might look like as a 7-year-old. (Courtesy image)

Police release updated sketch of Arianna Fitts 5 years after she went missing

Five years after the remains of 32-year-old Nicole Fitts were found in…

San Francisco police on Thursday released a sketch of what Arianna Fitts might look like as a 7-year-old. (Courtesy image)
A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Muni riders and operators increases

SFMTA launches educational campaign and beefs up security on vehicles

A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
BART passengers may see more frequent service by this fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART service increases possible as soon as September

Proposal would double weekday, daytime trains and extend system operating hours

BART passengers may see more frequent service by this fall. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City to allow live music and indoor events to resume

Fans to attend Warriors games at Chase Center

The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City announces new vaccination site in Excelsior District

City officials announced announced the opening of a new vaccination site in…

Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

I love drinking outdoors

Now’s the time to update California’s laws about alcohol consumption

It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
John Boyega stars in “Naked Singularlity,” the opening presentation of the 2021 SFFILM Film Festival.<ins> (Courtesy SFFILM)</ins>

2021 SFFILM Festival is online and at the drive-in

Program offers 103 films, including 42 features and 13 premieres, from 41 countries

John Boyega stars in “Naked Singularlity,” the opening presentation of the 2021 SFFILM Film Festival.<ins> (Courtesy SFFILM)</ins>
A shot of a pole fisherman in Sri Lanka is among many striking images in “Awaken,” a film by Tom Lowe. ( (Courtesy DUST)

Life savor: Beautiful ‘Awaken’ meditates on human beings and life on earth

“Awaken,” debuting Friday on major Video On Demand platforms, is the latest…

A shot of a pole fisherman in Sri Lanka is among many striking images in “Awaken,” a film by Tom Lowe. ( (Courtesy DUST)
Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Suspect charged in ‘assassination attempt’ on four men in Visitacion Valley

Larry Barefield faces multiple attempted murder charges over shooting

Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board votes to rescind renaming resolution

Process will resume with more outreach and research once students are back in classrooms full-time

Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A house in the Berkeley hills with a million-dollar view of the San Francisco Bay – literally – has made news. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Bay Area real estate offers house (sale) of cards

Here’s how Berkeley hills residence sold for $1 million over asking price

A house in the Berkeley hills with a million-dollar view of the San Francisco Bay – literally – has made news. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco school board commits to full-time in-person education for the fall

The San Francisco school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to commit to…

Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions

AB 20 would prohibit businesses from donating directly to political candidates

Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)