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Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Just what exactly will the Freedom to Walk Act do?

Decriminalizing jaywalking is fine, but pedestrian safety remains an issue

Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Father Greg Bonfiglio says St. Ignatius Church is holding Easter Sunday services outdoors to safely accommodate as many people as possible. The church also will livestream mass, with an expected congregation of nearly 1,000 online parishioners. <ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Easter service at SF churches looks different in the pandemic

Parishes turn to the outdoors, internet for holiday mass

Father Greg Bonfiglio says St. Ignatius Church is holding Easter Sunday services outdoors to safely accommodate as many people as possible. The church also will livestream mass, with an expected congregation of nearly 1,000 online parishioners. <ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

SFMTA to unveil street safety improvements in the Bayview

Supervisor Walton says there’s still ‘a lot of work to do’

SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
Oscar Isaac appears in “The Letter Room,” a 2020 short drama directed by Elvira Lind. (Courtesy ShortsTV)

Oscar-nominated short films online and in theaters

Live-action lineup, with three U.S. entries, particularly strong

Oscar Isaac appears in “The Letter Room,” a 2020 short drama directed by Elvira Lind. (Courtesy ShortsTV)
Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)

Stanford women top South Carolina, to play for national title

The Cardinal pulls out 66-65 victory over the Gamecocks

Sophomore guard Haley Jones scored in final seconds to give Stanford the win. (Courtesy Stanford Athletics)
BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART launches campaign against gender-based violence

#NotOneMoreGirl seeks to combat sexual harassment on public transit

BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Advocates are pleased that California’s new attorney general is Rob Bonta (pictured in 2015), whose legislative efforts in the Assembly have supported criminal justice reform. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta’s appointment brings our family hope for justice

By Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa Our brother, Sean Monterrosa, had his life…

Advocates are pleased that California’s new attorney general is Rob Bonta (pictured in 2015), whose legislative efforts in the Assembly have supported criminal justice reform. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF man killed in Bayview shooting

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the Bayview,…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Michelle Pfeiffer is terrific as a quirky socialite in “French Exit.” <ins>(Courtesy Lou Scamble/Sony Pictures Classics)</ins>

Michelle Pfeiffer shines in uneven ‘French Exit’

Eccentricity overwhelms what could be effective social satire

Michelle Pfeiffer is terrific as a quirky socialite in “French Exit.” <ins>(Courtesy Lou Scamble/Sony Pictures Classics)</ins>
Free Muni service is not simply good for riders, it also would improve San Francisco’s economy by helping employees and customers get to storefronts and workplaces. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now is a great time to pilot Free Muni

By Dean Preston Transit ridership is at a historic low, fare revenue…

Free Muni service is not simply good for riders, it also would improve San Francisco’s economy by helping employees and customers get to storefronts and workplaces. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expects to vaccinate 80% of adults with first dose by next month

Officials warn residents to stay vigilant as cases slowly rise

Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Temperatures are expected to drop around the Bay Area (Courtesy National Weather Service Bay Area)

Warm SF weather won’t make it to the weekend

Rain in the cards as early as Sunday

Temperatures are expected to drop around the Bay Area (Courtesy National Weather Service Bay Area)
Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)

Police seek suspect in unprovoked UN Plaza stabbing

San Francisco police are asking the public for help finding a suspect…

Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)
The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Giants cleared to bring fans back to the ballpark

Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test results

The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Without Muni Metro, businesses uncertain about future

Some merchants blame sales losses on lack of train service

Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board recall effort begins gathering signatures

Organizers say officials failed to prioritize reopening schools

Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ironic English singer-songwriter and pop culture icon Morrissey (pictured in Spain in 2014) has said, “It’s so old-fashioned to work.” (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 1, 2021

A few fun thoughts for April Fools’ Day

Ironic English singer-songwriter and pop culture icon Morrissey (pictured in Spain in 2014) has said, “It’s so old-fashioned to work.” (Shutterstock)
People have been dining indoors, inside Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Café in North Beach. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What happens when the pandemic is over?

According to the latest COVID stats, I may have to start regularly…

People have been dining indoors, inside Mario’s Bohemian Cigar Store Café in North Beach. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)