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Freddy Gamez, owner of Mission Street Oyster Bar, is not sure of the financial feasibility of keeping his restaurant’s Shared Spaces platform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A permanent Shared Spaces program is supposed to help struggling businesses, but not everyone can afford it

Advocates say ‘one-size-fits-all’ fees and outreach disadvantage vulnerable merchants

Freddy Gamez, owner of Mission Street Oyster Bar, is not sure of the financial feasibility of keeping his restaurant’s Shared Spaces platform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco high school seniors will be able to graduate with their peers in June.<ins> (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)</ins>

High school seniors will get a chance to graduate in person

City and SFUSD to host outdoor, socially distanced ceremonies at two locations

San Francisco high school seniors will be able to graduate with their peers in June.<ins> (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards, where a man was struck and killed on Saturday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police seek vehicle linked to fatal hit-and-run

Police in San Francisco are asking for the public’s help to find…

Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards, where a man was struck and killed on Saturday. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Neighbors held a Community Build Day in April along the 200 block of Turk Street to create Safe Passage Park (SPark). (Courtesy Tenderloin Community Benefit District)

Tenderloin’s 200 block of Turk Street transformed into urban community park

Space to provide family programming, safe sidewalks for pedestrians and access to greenery

Neighbors held a Community Build Day in April along the 200 block of Turk Street to create Safe Passage Park (SPark). (Courtesy Tenderloin Community Benefit District)
Lizzo headlines Outside Lands on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Courtesy Atlantic)

Outside Lands announces 2021 daily lineup

Headliners include Strokes on Oct. 29; Lizzo on Oct. 30; Tame Impala on Oct. 31

Lizzo headlines Outside Lands on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. (Courtesy Atlantic)
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants sell tickets for “vaccinated-only” sections

By John G. Shinal Special to the S.F. Examiner Diehard San Francisco…

  • Apr 26, 2021
The San Francisco Giants home game against the Miami Marlins on Sat., April 24, 2021, drew a sparse crowd to Oracle Park. (John Shinal/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Joseph Williams, who has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old infant, is scheduled to appear in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Babysitter charged with murder after infant suffers fractured skull

Joseph Williams had prior domestic violence arrests but did not face charges

Joseph Williams, who has been charged with murder in the death of a 7-month-old infant, is scheduled to appear in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election as Republican-led effort hits signature goal

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Propelled by growing voter…

Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)

California partners with SF company to offer no-cost rapid COVID testing and staff training to schools

State bought 5 million test kits and will train school staff how to administer them

Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)
Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards on Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Man killed by hit-and-run driver at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian in the Richmond Distrit before…

Vehicles pass through the intersection of Park Presidio and Geary boulevards on Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen is opening the orchestra’s first live concert series in more than a year on May 6-7 at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Andrew Eccles/San Francisco Symphony)

SF Symphony to resume concerts in Davies Hall starting May 6

Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leading opening performances for front line workers

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen is opening the orchestra’s first live concert series in more than a year on May 6-7 at Davies Symphony Hall. (Courtesy Andrew Eccles/San Francisco Symphony)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City Attorney Dennis Herrera to take over as head of SFPUC

After serving as City Attorney since 2001, Dennis Herrera is expected to…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Linda May and Frances McDormand in the film “Nomadland.” (Courtesy Searchlight Pictures/TNS)

Oscars 2021: How ‘Nomadland’ won best picture

Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times Eight months ago, Chloé Zhao drove from…

Linda May and Frances McDormand in the film “Nomadland.” (Courtesy Searchlight Pictures/TNS)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Strong showing by Webb takes Giants to series victory over Marlins

Logan Webb didn’t look like a pitcher who was only starting because…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) hits a triple in the 2nd inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 25, 2021. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Model Chase Oma, in a custom silver lace hood and illustrated jacket by <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/1002021795/silver-lace-face-mask-hood-face-mask-emf" target="_blank">Paul Gallo</a>, poses at the Lone Star Saloon.<ins> (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Fully-vaccinated date night

A movie in a socially-distanced theater proves satisfying

Model Chase Oma, in a custom silver lace hood and illustrated jacket by <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/1002021795/silver-lace-face-mask-hood-face-mask-emf" target="_blank">Paul Gallo</a>, poses at the Lone Star Saloon.<ins> (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Tropical gardens add to Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s calm. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kicking back in Ka’anapali, Maui

The beauty of the Valley Isle is most poignant in the post-COVID era

Tropical gardens add to Ka’anapali Beach Hotel’s calm. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Grace Horikiri leads Japantown into post-pandemic future

‘The sharing of culture is what makes it special here — it’s what San Francisco is all about’

Grace Horikiri, executive director of the Japantown Community Benefit District, says “Japantown is like a city within a city.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City police killing strengthens calls for body cameras

Department among last in county to roll out devices

Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)

San Francisco Opera’s clever ‘Barber’ lights up the drive-in

Company brings back live shows with satisfying, high-tech production

Alexander V. Nichols’ magnificent set replicates the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco Opera’s presentation of “The Barber of Seville” at Marin Center in San Rafael. (Courtesy Stefan Cohen/San Francisco Opera)
Red concrete lanes along Van Ness Avenue are part of a long-anticipated Bus Rapid Transit project intended to speed up travel times and increase reliability. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Van Ness Avenue BRT to finally begin service early next year

SFMTA say ‘the end is in sight’ on lengthy construction project

Red concrete lanes along Van Ness Avenue are part of a long-anticipated Bus Rapid Transit project intended to speed up travel times and increase reliability. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>