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Needles, sharps containers, metal tins for cooking heroin, alcohol wipes and fentanyl detection strips are some items used at San Francisco harm reduction sites. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Needles, sharps containers, metal tins for cooking heroin, alcohol wipes and fentanyl detection strips are some items used at San Francisco harm reduction sites. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF experiments with sobering center as new solution to drug crisis

Methamphetamine is a dangerous drug, potentially triggering destructive, dangerous behavior that poses…

Needles, sharps containers, metal tins for cooking heroin, alcohol wipes and fentanyl detection strips are some items used at San Francisco harm reduction sites. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Needles, sharps containers, metal tins for cooking heroin, alcohol wipes and fentanyl detection strips are some items used at San Francisco harm reduction sites. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
People wearing masks wait to place an order at Chaumont Bakery in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, July 18, 2021. As Los Angeles Countyճ indoor mask requirement takes effect on Monday, July 19, 2021, there is eager acceptance and stubborn refusal, mild grumbling and blurted-out outrage. (Morgan Lieberman/The New York Times)

Wary and weary, LA largely accepts restored mask mandate

By Shawn Hubler, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Matt Craig NYTimes News Service At…

  • Jul 19, 2021
People wearing masks wait to place an order at Chaumont Bakery in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, July 18, 2021. As Los Angeles Countyճ indoor mask requirement takes effect on Monday, July 19, 2021, there is eager acceptance and stubborn refusal, mild grumbling and blurted-out outrage. (Morgan Lieberman/The New York Times)
In the team Lab installation “Sketch Ocean,” visitors’ drawings of sea creatures are photographed, scanned and instantly added to moving art work on gallery walls. (Courtesy teamLab)

Dazzling wonderland fills Asian Art Museum’s new wing

Technology, nature combine to magical effect in ‘teamLab: Continuity’

In the team Lab installation “Sketch Ocean,” visitors’ drawings of sea creatures are photographed, scanned and instantly added to moving art work on gallery walls. (Courtesy teamLab)
Plans for improvements on Market Street could lead to a cut in historic F-Market streetcar service for as many as four years. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Better or worse? SF scales back ambitions for Market Street makeover

Better Market Street was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation undertaking, the kind…

Plans for improvements on Market Street could lead to a cut in historic F-Market streetcar service for as many as four years. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Assemblymember Phil Ting says an arts center scheduled to open in 2024 in San Francisco’s Chinatown will be a “place to learn and open minds.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

State funds new Chinatown arts center with $26.5 million

Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, on Thursday announced he was able to…

Assemblymember Phil Ting says an arts center scheduled to open in 2024 in San Francisco’s Chinatown will be a “place to learn and open minds.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. looks towards the Giants dugout after hitting a home run against the A’s on June 26th. The team is on a record-setting pace for home runs this season. (Christopher Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)

‘Powder River!’ Giants record-setting home run pace provides a blast from the past

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner Nod in approval, Barry Bonds.…

  • Jul 16, 2021
Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. looks towards the Giants dugout after hitting a home run against the A’s on June 26th. The team is on a record-setting pace for home runs this season. (Christopher Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
As President Joe Biden travels the country pitching his plan for spending trillions of dollars to reshape the American economy, he is facing a rhetorical reality that has long plagued many of his predecessors: There’s a vast difference between explaining and inspiring. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times)

Krugman: How big spending got its groove back

By Paul Krugman NYTimes News Service The way it was: Some years…

  • Jul 16, 2021
As President Joe Biden travels the country pitching his plan for spending trillions of dollars to reshape the American economy, he is facing a rhetorical reality that has long plagued many of his predecessors: There’s a vast difference between explaining and inspiring. (Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times)
People wears masks as they wait in line to enter Foot Locker on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Public health officials in Los Angeles County were urging residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, amid a troubling rise in COVID-19 cases involving the highly infectious Delta variant. (Kendrick Brinson/The New York Times)

Haunted by past virus surges, California leans on masks and vaccines

By Shawn Hubler and Mitch Smith NYTimes News Service SACRAMENTO — Exactly…

  • Jul 16, 2021
People wears masks as they wait in line to enter Foot Locker on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. Public health officials in Los Angeles County were urging residents to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, amid a troubling rise in COVID-19 cases involving the highly infectious Delta variant. (Kendrick Brinson/The New York Times)
Kymberli and Lenton Wilson, pictured in May 2020 outside their their tent in Oakland, have since since moved to a trailer, but they continue to wait after more than a year for something more permanent.<ins> (Jared R. Stapp via The New York Times)</ins>

Hope and disappointment for the homeless in Oakland

By Brett Simpson NYTimes News Service When Kymberli Wilson opens her eyes…

  • Jul 16, 2021
Kymberli and Lenton Wilson, pictured in May 2020 outside their their tent in Oakland, have since since moved to a trailer, but they continue to wait after more than a year for something more permanent.<ins> (Jared R. Stapp via The New York Times)</ins>
Rafael Suarez tries to restart the generator during a hot day in Los Angeles, on July 9, 2021. The couple try to keep their space clean to avoid city clean-ups, which often leads to having some of their belongings thrown away. (Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters)

Is homelessness Newsom’s weak point in recall? Republicans are counting on it

By Manuela Tobias CalMatters The Gavin Newsom recall may have picked up…

  • Jul 15, 2021
Rafael Suarez tries to restart the generator during a hot day in Los Angeles, on July 9, 2021. The couple try to keep their space clean to avoid city clean-ups, which often leads to having some of their belongings thrown away. (Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters)
Mayor London Breed and San Francisco look to promote cleaner streets and sidewalks. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

City unveils ‘Shine On SF’ to promote cleaner streets and sidewalks

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced a new partnership between…

Mayor London Breed and San Francisco look to promote cleaner streets and sidewalks. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Supervisor Connie Chan aim to keep dwindling laundromats in low-income neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy of Supervisor Connie Chan’s office and Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s office)

The effort to save San Francisco’s dwindling laundromats

New legislation proposed by San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin on Tuesday aims…

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Supervisor Connie Chan aim to keep dwindling laundromats in low-income neighborhoods. (Photo courtesy of Supervisor Connie Chan’s office and Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s office)
The Catholic Church in San Francisco has paid out more than $87 million in settlements for sex abuse cases, most of that in the last 15 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Does San Francisco believe in God? You’d be surprised

New study shows spiritual diversity is on the rise, especially in the Bay Area

  • Jul 15, 2021
The Catholic Church in San Francisco has paid out more than $87 million in settlements for sex abuse cases, most of that in the last 15 years. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the pre-K and K-12 education budget package on July 9, 2021 (courtesy of the Governor’s Press Office).

Unprecedented California budget to usher in sweeping education changes

Big new spending on transitional kindergarten, teacher shortage, student mental health

  • Jul 15, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs the pre-K and K-12 education budget package on July 9, 2021 (courtesy of the Governor’s Press Office).
The hallway in the Regal Stonestown Galleria movie complex feels almost like something from the set of a music video. (Jeffrey M. Anderson/Special to The Examiner)

Big-screen scene is Regal at Stonestown

New 12-auditorium theater brings back movies the right way

The hallway in the Regal Stonestown Galleria movie complex feels almost like something from the set of a music video. (Jeffrey M. Anderson/Special to The Examiner)
Passengers board a Muni M-Ocean View bus outside West Portal Station in May. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni to add 31-Balboa and M-Ocean View to list of restored lines

Residents of the Tenderloin have been demanding the return of the 31-Balboa…

Passengers board a Muni M-Ocean View bus outside West Portal Station in May. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Broke-Ass Stuart has enjoyed comments from Examiner readers who love, and hate, what he’s written. <ins>(Courtesy Bryan Oh)</ins>

Goodbye Examiner, Hello SF Weekly

Six and a half years is a long time to do anything.…

Broke-Ass Stuart has enjoyed comments from Examiner readers who love, and hate, what he’s written. <ins>(Courtesy Bryan Oh)</ins>
From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Home at last: Long-standing SOMA Filipino Center finally finds a permanent location

‘It just came that time where we need to find a space for us’

From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, appeared in a short news conference in Sacramento on July 9.<ins> (Courtesy Marissa Garcia/CalMatters)</ins>

Caitlyn Jenner speaks, but not for long

By Laurel Rosenhall CalMatters While Gov. Gavin Newsom visited a Napa County…

  • Jul 14, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate in the Gavin Newsom recall election, appeared in a short news conference in Sacramento on July 9.<ins> (Courtesy Marissa Garcia/CalMatters)</ins>
A fatal vehicle collision in the Tenderloin involving a Golden Gate Transit bus occurred in May 2019.<ins> (Courtesy Supervisor Matt Haney)</ins>

San Francisco not progressing to meet Vision Zero goals

‘We still have people dying on our streets’

A fatal vehicle collision in the Tenderloin involving a Golden Gate Transit bus occurred in May 2019.<ins> (Courtesy Supervisor Matt Haney)</ins>