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A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)

Man pleads to gun charge in Market Street shooting

A 48-year-old man has taken a plea deal after federal authorities accused…

A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State to reopen all businesses and activities by June 15

Newsom: ‘We will be opening up this economy’

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Do the Math. Filling vacant apartments without building more homes won’t solve SF’s housing shortage

By Lisa Zahner San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston recently declared vacant apartments…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

It’s time for the San Francisco school board to focus

By Gabriela López Right now, I have tunnel vision. When I played…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Harris touts infrastructure plan — and Newsom — in Oakland visit

Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave…

Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man faces attempted murder charges over shooting with AR-15 style rifle

Suspect in violent road-rage incident had recently been released from prison

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A pedestrian crosses Shotwell Street, a Slow Street in the Mission District, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board to discuss nine new Slow Streets in ‘historically underserved’ neighborhoods

Agency says recommendations result from targeted, community-level outreach

A pedestrian crosses Shotwell Street, a Slow Street in the Mission District, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Elderly pedestrian killed by driver in SoMa hit and run

An elderly pedestrian has died of his injuries after being struck by…

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clarinetist John Stafford and guitarist David Sturdevant, aka Medicine Ball Duo, have played music together for more than 40 years. (Courtesy Rory Dean)

Bay Area musicians have found ways to play on

Streaming concerts are ‘like live radio used to be’

  • Apr 5, 2021
Clarinetist John Stafford and guitarist David Sturdevant, aka Medicine Ball Duo, have played music together for more than 40 years. (Courtesy Rory Dean)
A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City expected to announce new homeless department head shortly

Mayor London Breed is expected to announce a new director for the…

A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors call for rent relief funds to target small landlords, affordable housing providers

With $54.4 million in federal rent relief funds to distribute, several San…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left, Akaina Ghosh, Linda Girón and J Riley Jr. play Spirit Gods in Shotgun Players’ “Feel the Spirit.” (Courtesy Leannna Keyes)

‘Feel the Spirit’ explores challenges of faith during COVID

But Shotgun Players’ commission feels overlong and underdeveloped

From left, Akaina Ghosh, Linda Girón and J Riley Jr. play Spirit Gods in Shotgun Players’ “Feel the Spirit.” (Courtesy Leannna Keyes)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD superintendent agrees to postpone departure

Superintendent Vincent Matthews will postpone his resignation from San Francisco Unified School…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Examiner names Carly Schwartz editor in chief

Allen Matthews hired as director of editorial operations; Al Saracevic as assistant managing editor

Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)
Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>

SF expands civilian response to mental health 911 calls

Program adds new Bayview team but falls short of goals

Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>
MedMen, depicted in a rendering for its proposed Union Street location, is the latest cannabis dispensary to be approved in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Cannabis chain cleared to open Cow Hollow dispensary

A national cannabis retail chain has been cleared to open a new…

MedMen, depicted in a rendering for its proposed Union Street location, is the latest cannabis dispensary to be approved in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)

Stanford women top Arizona for third NCAA title

The Cardinal hold on for a 54-53 victory over 11th-ranked Wildcats

The Stanford women’s basketball team celebrates winning the NCAA title on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. (Twitter screenshot)
San Francisco couture designer Colleen Quen, pictured on the balcony of her studio, says she’s scaled down business since the pandemic hit. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

What will become of San Francisco’s high fashion?

A conversation with four multitalented Bay Area designers

San Francisco couture designer Colleen Quen, pictured on the balcony of her studio, says she’s scaled down business since the pandemic hit. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>

Bay Area transit poised to benefit from Biden infrastructure bill

Capital projects could come ‘off the shelf’ with federal funding

Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>
California is producing appealing white wines of lesser-known varietals. (Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Opening up to California alternative white wines

Market offers more than chardonnay

California is producing appealing white wines of lesser-known varietals. (Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)