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Kababayan (SFUSD Filipino/a/x Employees) is sponsoring the San Francisco Unified School District Pilipinx Graduation 2021 on May 28 via Zoom. (SFUSD Screenshot)

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This year’s theme is ‘celebrate resilience, uplift voices’

Keith Doran, left, and the author celebrate a short but successful outing on El Capitan. (Courtesy photo)

Looking forward to many more years of rock climbing

Part 3 of ‘50 lessons in 50 years,’ a series for adventurers seeking fulfillment

Extensive safety preparations were made as San Francisco Unified School District reopened classrooms in April. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

How to safely reopen schools during the pandemic: The debate continues

Progress being made in ensuring vaccinations for teachers

“We may need to be cured by flowers” is sound advice from science writer Sharman Apt Russell. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 6, 2021

Libra, for psychospiritual healing, try communing with wildflowers

“We may need to be cured by flowers” is sound advice from science writer Sharman Apt Russell. (Shutterstock)
Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)

SFUSD celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Teaching is a profession that is like none other. It takes great…

Spark* SF Public Schools is a San Francisco Unified School District group offering teacher development programming. (Screenshot)
A recent tasting with international winemakers featured notable examples of sauvignon blanc. (Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sauvignon blanc has appealing global presence

Varietal provides a refreshing, food-friendly alternative to chardonnay

A recent tasting with international winemakers featured notable examples of sauvignon blanc. (Lyle Norton/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Another perfect day comes to an end at Lehua Lounge in Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Maui’s wonderful Wailea

South Maui’s sun-kissed coast may be the ultimate antidote to the lost year

Another perfect day comes to an end at Lehua Lounge in Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Chaney Kwak descibes a wild cruise during an epic storm in “The Passenger.” (Author photo courtesy Michael Baca)

‘The Passenger’ hilariously recounts one travel writer’s adventures

Chaney Kwak amusingly dispels myths about cruising, and much more

Chaney Kwak descibes a wild cruise during an epic storm in “The Passenger.” (Author photo courtesy Michael Baca)
A woman who didn’t wear a mask in a Starbucks claims that a photo of her posted online without her permission violated her privacy. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Can you post pictures of someone on social media without their consent?

Right to privacy comes up against First Amendment concerns in Starbucks case

A woman who didn’t wear a mask in a Starbucks claims that a photo of her posted online without her permission violated her privacy. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Poet Allen Ginsberg wanted people to focus on having powerful feelings and experiences rather than material things. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 29, 2021

Aries, take this week to be greedy about soulful breakthroughs and love of all kinds

Poet Allen Ginsberg wanted people to focus on having powerful feelings and experiences rather than material things. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)

SFUSD Pride observances include virtual events this year

Creating supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students in focus even with distance learning

San Francisco Unified School District established its LGBTQ Student Services program in 1991. (Screenshot)
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)
A kit to build an AR-15 costs less than $350. (Shutterstock)

What’s the impact of Biden’s executive actions in the wake of mass shootings?

Circulation and use of ghost guns should decrease in California

A kit to build an AR-15 costs less than $350. (Shutterstock)
Spring is a great time to witness the wonderful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.<ins> (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Magnificent Seven: Hike to these scenic Yosemite waterfalls

Options range from a few minutes of walking to a full day of high-altitude trekking

Spring is a great time to witness the wonderful waterfalls in Yosemite National Park.<ins> (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Paul Gauguin became a full-time painter only after serving the French navy and working as a stockbroker. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of April 22, 2021

Gemini, take a moment to ponder if there’s a turning point in your future

Paul Gauguin became a full-time painter only after serving the French navy and working as a stockbroker. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)

April is School Library Month

In the past year, school librarians have shifted roles to meet students’ distance learning needs

The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)
Winemaker Drew Nenow says he believes in exposing “the truth of the fruit.” (Courtesy photo)

Drew Nenow’s wines honor family and Paso Robles terroir

Vintner produces high-quality Rhone blends and varietals

Winemaker Drew Nenow says he believes in exposing “the truth of the fruit.” (Courtesy photo)
If you pet is destroying objects, offer him a long-lasting chew toy or food dispensing toy. (Courtesy SPCA)

Preventing separation anxiety after shelter-in-place

Training will help keep your pet mentally stimulated

If you pet is destroying objects, offer him a long-lasting chew toy or food dispensing toy. (Courtesy SPCA)
Skier Andy Padlo crosses a frozen Spicer Reservoir. (Courtesy photo)

Stormy weather tests skiers’ mettle on Dardanelle traverse

Overcoming challenges makes outings more rewarding

Skier Andy Padlo crosses a frozen Spicer Reservoir. (Courtesy photo)