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City supervisors approve a permanent shared spaces program for San Francisco businesses. (Jordi Molina/ Special to The Examiner, 2021)

Supervisors approve permanent shared spaces program

The program that allowed San Francisco businesses to operate in outdoor public…

City supervisors approve a permanent shared spaces program for San Francisco businesses. (Jordi Molina/ Special to The Examiner, 2021)
Hadleigh Adams portrays Doug Hansen in the graphic novel opera “Everest.” (Courtesy Mark Simmons)

Opera gets animated on film in ‘Everest’

Opera Parallèle debuts ‘graphic novel opera’ about 1996 climbing tragedy

Hadleigh Adams portrays Doug Hansen in the graphic novel opera “Everest.” (Courtesy Mark Simmons)
Students outside Laney College in Oakland (Alison Yin/EdSource).

Community college students will soon be required to take ethnic studies

‘It gives them a bigger sense of who they are and a sense of belonging’

  • Jul 14, 2021
Students outside Laney College in Oakland (Alison Yin/EdSource).
The Board of Supervisors is set to approve a loan for subsidized housing and senior housing at 2550 Irving St. (Courtesy map)

A new affordable housing project in the Sunset District?

‘It’s a matter of fairness and equity for long-term residents’

The Board of Supervisors is set to approve a loan for subsidized housing and senior housing at 2550 Irving St. (Courtesy map)
Then-Assemblymember Rob Bonta, left, and his wife, Mia Bonta, at a press conference in March shortly before he was appointed attorney general. Funds from the Bonta California Progress Foundation are now prohibited from going to any organization that employs either Bonta. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)

Proposed rule would require California elected officials to disclose charitable donations

‘These are relationships that raise concerns about the self-interest of the official’

  • Jul 14, 2021
Then-Assemblymember Rob Bonta, left, and his wife, Mia Bonta, at a press conference in March shortly before he was appointed attorney general. Funds from the Bonta California Progress Foundation are now prohibited from going to any organization that employs either Bonta. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)
Miranda Griswold cuddles her three-year-old, Rhys, before bedtime at their Merced home on July 8, 2021. “Six weeks is nothing,” Griswold said of the current family leave allotment. “It’s barely time to recover [from C-section] and on top of navigating breast feeding.” (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)

Low-wage workers in California can’t afford to take family leave. This bill aims to change that.

‘It’s cruel that we are dangling something unattainable if you can’t afford it’

  • Jul 14, 2021
Miranda Griswold cuddles her three-year-old, Rhys, before bedtime at their Merced home on July 8, 2021. “Six weeks is nothing,” Griswold said of the current family leave allotment. “It’s barely time to recover [from C-section] and on top of navigating breast feeding.” (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)
A company called Boxabl manufactures modular homes that can be towed on a pickup truck. (Courtesy Boxabl/PRNewsfoto)

Is the future a home that unfolds?

Prefab units may be part of a solution to the affordable housing crisis

A company called Boxabl manufactures modular homes that can be towed on a pickup truck. (Courtesy Boxabl/PRNewsfoto)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Breed appointment triggers progressive jockeying at City Hall

‘The question is do they run against each other? Does that split up the field?’

David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
California Governor Gavin Newsom will run in the recall election without being classified as a democrat. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)

Drawing a blank: Newsom not listed as democrat on recall ballot due to filing error

By Ben Christopher CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom will not be able to…

  • Jul 13, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom will run in the recall election without being classified as a democrat. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs $100B state budget to combat the state’s hardships. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

Governor Newsom signs $100 Billion state budget: Here’s what’s in it for you

Gov. Gavin Newsom hailed his signing of the state budget Monday night…

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs $100B state budget to combat the state’s hardships. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
San Francisco Police Department’s recent mid-year report showed decreases in robbery and theft compared to 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Mid-year San Francisco crime statistics show gun violence is up, auto break-ins down

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and Mayor London Breed on Monday…

San Francisco Police Department’s recent mid-year report showed decreases in robbery and theft compared to 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Big Brother and the Holding Company’s 1968 album “Cheap Thrills” is a rock classic. 
Courtesy Big Brother and the Holding Company

The true story of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company

The band made the singer, not the other way around

Big Brother and the Holding Company’s 1968 album “Cheap Thrills” is a rock classic. 
Courtesy Big Brother and the Holding Company
Greta Heinke and Kenneth Cisneros, both in transitional kindergarten, play a memory match game together during free choice time at Bishop School in Sunnyvale Elementary District. (Liv Ames for EdSource)

How California’s new universal transitional kindergarten program will be rolled out

By Karen D’Souza EdSource In the wake of the pandemic, which shined…

  • Jul 12, 2021
Greta Heinke and Kenneth Cisneros, both in transitional kindergarten, play a memory match game together during free choice time at Bishop School in Sunnyvale Elementary District. (Liv Ames for EdSource)
Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni will soon be free for all youth: Here’s what young people had to say

Anyone 18 years old or under can ride Muni for free starting…

Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Emporium Arcade has three large screens where movies, or custom images for private events, are shown.<ins> (Veronica Irwin/SFWeekly)</ins>

Level Up: Gaming’s back at Emporium Arcade Bar

‘Here, we don’t have the pretension of other places’

  • Jul 12, 2021
Emporium Arcade has three large screens where movies, or custom images for private events, are shown.<ins> (Veronica Irwin/SFWeekly)</ins>
Jyra, a recent addition to the household, is rambunctious and amusing. (Courtesy Jaya Padmanabhan)

Why do we pretend that dog parenting is easy?

Adjustments must be made to address needs of the newest family member

Jyra, a recent addition to the household, is rambunctious and amusing. (Courtesy Jaya Padmanabhan)
The tired narrative that people are fleeing San Francisco surfaced again this week. Shouldn’t we focus on those who stayed?<ins></ins>

Let’s stop focusing on ‘the exodus,’ and start focusing on our backyard

Californians are pissed off. Here’s some common sense.

The tired narrative that people are fleeing San Francisco surfaced again this week. Shouldn’t we focus on those who stayed?<ins></ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows Chesa Boudin prosecutes fewer shoplifters than predecessor

‘We made an intentional decision to prioritize crimes involving violence, injury to human beings and use of weapons’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Larkin Street Youth Services Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, pictured at a Youth Advisory Board meeting in 2018, says agencies need to work together toward reaching a common goal.<ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Relationships are the most important resource for SF’s homeless youth

‘Change happens at the speed of trust’

  • Jul 9, 2021
Larkin Street Youth Services Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, pictured at a Youth Advisory Board meeting in 2018, says agencies need to work together toward reaching a common goal.<ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
In plea agreements, two people acknowledged they conspired to steal confidential and proprietary information from the South San Francisco-based biotech firm Genentech.<ins>	(Shutterstock)</ins>

Feds convict 2, charge 2 others in theft of biotech trade secrets

A federal investigation of the theft of biotech trade secrets has resulted…

In plea agreements, two people acknowledged they conspired to steal confidential and proprietary information from the South San Francisco-based biotech firm Genentech.<ins>	(Shutterstock)</ins>