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Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

No fans, no joy at Chase Center Friday for Warriors

Golden State falls 123-98 to Portland Trailblazers

Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Art curator and consultant Ericka Scott, who opened Honey Art Studio in the Fillmore, also is co-director of The City’s new African American Cultural District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

What choice do we have but to rebuild our pandemic lives?

Endings are also beginnings, and it’s likely we’ll see things blossom

Art curator and consultant Ericka Scott, who opened Honey Art Studio in the Fillmore, also is co-director of The City’s new African American Cultural District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
To celebrate a new year, mix up a festive Pear Martini Sparkler. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will we see a second roaring 20s?

Looking forward to ‘epic’ celebration when dry spell is over

To celebrate a new year, mix up a festive Pear Martini Sparkler. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parolee allegedly driving a stolen car under the influence when he struck and killed two women

Troy McAllister arrested multiple times this year but remained out of custody

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

Family of Oscar Grant III renews calls for murder charges in shooting

The family of Oscar Grant III Friday renewed calls for murder charges…

Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

Newly vacant Cliff House begins New Year covered in graffiti

One day after the iconic sign was removed from San Francisco’s Cliff…

On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Biden will inevitably be blamed for many things that happened under President Donald Trump once he is sworn in as president. <ins>(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)</ins>

A look ahead to the Biden Administration’s first 100 days

Stand by for hypocrisy on a previously unimagined level — and plenty of craziness besides

Joe Biden will inevitably be blamed for many things that happened under President Donald Trump once he is sworn in as president. <ins>(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)</ins>
Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>

49ers return to Levi’s Stadium to face Seahawks

Seahawks at 49ers When: Today, 1:35 p.m. Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara…

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner sacks San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter on Nov. 1, 2020 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. <ins>(Bettina Hansen/Seattle Times/TNS)</ins>
Kelly Reichardt’s minimalist “First Cow” is set in the 1820s American Northwest. (Courtesy A24)

The best movies of 2020

Critics laud dramas by Spike Lee, Kelly Reichardt, Steve McQueen, Eliza Hittman and Chloé Zhao

Kelly Reichardt’s minimalist “First Cow” is set in the 1820s American Northwest. (Courtesy A24)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Driver in stolen car strikes and kills two pedestrians in SoMa

Suspect was detained after allegedly fleeing the scene on foot

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hunters Point shooting turns deadly

A man critically injured in a Wednesday evening shooting in San Francisco’s…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cool, rainy weather is expected by Friday night, with the chance of more rain on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to start the new year with a little rain

The first weekend of 2021 will see weak to moderate rain as…

Cool, rainy weather is expected by Friday night, with the chance of more rain on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
There will be no fireworks in San Francisco on New Years’s Eve. Officials have also darkened a light show in Golden Gate Park and closed beach parking lots in an effort to discourage people from going out and gathering. (Shutterstock)

Stay-at-home and quarantine orders extended

City officials cancel fireworks, close parking lots in effort to keep residents from going out on New Year’s Eve

There will be no fireworks in San Francisco on New Years’s Eve. Officials have also darkened a light show in Golden Gate Park and closed beach parking lots in an effort to discourage people from going out and gathering. (Shutterstock)
Friendship House, a nonprofit run by and for Native American Indians, plans to build a cultural hub in the Mission District. (Courtesy Photo Meg Allen)

Native American hub planned for Mission District

‘The Village’ intended to create new visibility, community for ‘an invisible people’

Friendship House, a nonprofit run by and for Native American Indians, plans to build a cultural hub in the Mission District. (Courtesy Photo Meg Allen)
People who are shunned because they are physically unattractive are the subject of “Happy Face.” (Courtesy Dark Star)

‘Happy Face’ takes in-depth view of individuals deemed unsightly

Clunky but genuine film tackles rarely addressed subject

People who are shunned because they are physically unattractive are the subject of “Happy Face.” (Courtesy Dark Star)
Chloë Grace Moretz is a woman on a major mission in “Shadow in the Cloud.” (Courtesy Vertical Entertainment)

Get ready for anything in ‘Shadow in the Cloud’

Demented WWII-set flick has nimble filmmaking, girl power, monsters

Chloë Grace Moretz is a woman on a major mission in “Shadow in the Cloud.” (Courtesy Vertical Entertainment)
Drawing from his own life, Kemp Powers cowrote “Soul,” the new film from Pixar about a music teacher and jazz player. (Courtesy DeborahColeman/Pixar)

Kemp Powers brings his expertise to ‘Soul’

Playwright adds authenticity to Pixar’s latest offering

Drawing from his own life, Kemp Powers cowrote “Soul,” the new film from Pixar about a music teacher and jazz player. (Courtesy DeborahColeman/Pixar)
Black Lives Matters demonstrations in spring and summer in The City were among the highlights of 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A few good things from this very awful year

Pandemic hasn’t stopped people from supporting each other

Black Lives Matters demonstrations in spring and summer in The City were among the highlights of 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)

SF State mourns loss of longtime wrestling coach

Lars Jensen was named conference Coach of the Year seven times, regional Coach of the year twice

Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)
CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CPMC nurses fight back against new staffing ratios

Hospitals say increased patient load needed to cope with surge in pandemic admissions

CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)