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Fyodor Dostoevsky, who had a gambling addiction, wrote the novella “The Gambler” to pay off a debt. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of June 10, 2021

Scorpio may find a gambit that makes use of the problem will generate a cure

Fyodor Dostoevsky, who had a gambling addiction, wrote the novella “The Gambler” to pay off a debt. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)

Tips for summer learning

School’s out for the season, but educational activities continue

San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)
A Pacific Crest Trail segment through the San Gabriel Mountains makes a good introduction. (Matt Johanson/Special to The Examiner)

Light winter promises good hiking on Pacific Crest Trail

Even a short section on the transnational path delivers rewards

A Pacific Crest Trail segment through the San Gabriel Mountains makes a good introduction. (Matt Johanson/Special to The Examiner)
Angry and argumentative behavior may be a sign of impending violence in the workplace. (Shutterstock)

Workplace shootings are increasing: how to stay safe

Employers may obtain temporary restraining orders against threatening people

Angry and argumentative behavior may be a sign of impending violence in the workplace. (Shutterstock)
Swedish playwright August Strindberg also liked to dabble in visual arts, like painting and photography. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of June 3, 2021

Aquarius, it’s a good time to playfully pursue hobbies, amateur activities

Swedish playwright August Strindberg also liked to dabble in visual arts, like painting and photography. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District salutes its 2021 graduates. (Shutterstock)

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Graduation is a special time for students to celebrate the years of…

The San Francisco Unified School District salutes its 2021 graduates. (Shutterstock)
Getting dressed up in fun clothes — SF Pride in 2019 is pictured — is a popular type of Pride self-expression. <ins>(Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Why kink belongs at Pride, and why everything else does, too

Events, venues and festivals once LGBTQ-exclusive are now big melting pots

Getting dressed up in fun clothes — SF Pride in 2019 is pictured — is a popular type of Pride self-expression. <ins>(Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Acting great Ingrid Bergman said, “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.” (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 27, 2021

Virgo, your inner lion may awaken or come into greater glory

Acting great Ingrid Bergman said, “I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up.” (Shutterstock)
Employers may be able to make allowances for people returning to the workplace who have pandemic-related mental health challenges. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

There are options for pandemic-stressed workers

Employees may seek mental health accommodations post-COVID

Employers may be able to make allowances for people returning to the workplace who have pandemic-related mental health challenges. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD offers mental health support in May and year-round

Case management, nurses, check-ins, curriculum are dedicated to students’ wellness

All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Backpackers trek past Split Mountain in Inyo National Forest. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The bounty, beauty of backpacking

Part 4 of ‘50 lessons in 50 years,’ a series for adventurers seeking fulfillment

Backpackers trek past Split Mountain in Inyo National Forest. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit suites all boast ocean views. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Running and a respite at Riviera Nayarit

Return to international travel: Magnífico Mother’s Day in Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit suites all boast ocean views. (Julie L. Kessler/Special to S.F. Examiner)
If a foxtail gets stuck in your animal’s ear, nose, throat or eye, it needs to be treated as an emergency. (Courtesy SPCA)

Foxtails and fleas are safety issues in summer

When pets are outdoors more, problems may pop up

If a foxtail gets stuck in your animal’s ear, nose, throat or eye, it needs to be treated as an emergency. (Courtesy SPCA)
Zen Buddhist practitioners warn about the strong power of illusions. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 20, 2021

Cancer, be on the lookout for granting undue value to something you’ve imagined

Zen Buddhist practitioners warn about the strong power of illusions. (Shutterstock)
Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

If you’re in the stands, keep your eye on the ball

MLB fans sitting in unprotected seats assume legal risk of injury

Major League Baseball teams, including the San Francisco Giants, have safety netting and screening to protect fans in lower-level seats from errant balls.	(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD salutes classified workers

Secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers and others are essential in making schools work for kids

Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>

Tonya Pitts leads tasting of diverse pinot noir

Young West Coast winemakers are creating distinctive blends

Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>
Under California law, there are certain cases in which employers may have to accommodate workers who don’t want to be vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Employers may require COVID-19 vaccines in the workplace

Exemptions may be granted on religious grounds, or for people with disabilities

Under California law, there are certain cases in which employers may have to accommodate workers who don’t want to be vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Activities combining the conscious and unconscious – like playing chess with a demon or signing a contract with a ghost – can be growth experiences. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of May 13, 2021

Sagittarius, it’s a good time to make peace with challenging influences

Activities combining the conscious and unconscious – like playing chess with a demon or signing a contract with a ghost – can be growth experiences. (Shutterstock)
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’

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