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The owner of Blondie’s Bar in the Mission says she won’t let COVID end her legacy. (Courtesy Blondie’s Bar)

Post-lockdown bar openings: too little, too late?

Business owners are jaded, struggling

The owner of Blondie’s Bar in the Mission says she won’t let COVID end her legacy. (Courtesy Blondie’s Bar)
Brown Sugar Kitchen restaurateur Tanya Holland has begun the second season of her podcast. (Courtesy Smeeta Mahanti)

Tanya Holland takes her kitchen table conversations online

Brown Sugar Kitchen chef chats with varied lineup of guests

  • Jan 30, 2021
Brown Sugar Kitchen restaurateur Tanya Holland has begun the second season of her podcast. (Courtesy Smeeta Mahanti)
Snow covering the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe appeals to skiers and snowshoers. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Winter Wisdom: 50 lessons in 50 years, Part 1

Series offers tips for adventurers seeking enjoyment in nature

Snow covering the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe appeals to skiers and snowshoers. (Matt Johanson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Capricorn artist Paul Cézanne was known for painstakingly working on detailed still-life paintings. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of Jan. 28, 2021

Capricorn may want to increase focus and be detail-oriented on labors of love

Capricorn artist Paul Cézanne was known for painstakingly working on detailed still-life paintings. (Shutterstock)
Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD recognizes great contributions of mentors

Caring adults offer invaluable one-on-one help to students

Mentors working with the San Francisco Unified School District help students with various tasks, including reading. (Shutterstock photo)
Chateau de Cosse Sauternes 2017, Blason de L’Evangile 2014 and Moulin de DuHart 2017 were served at a tasting led by Olivier Trégoat. (Courtesy Lyle Norton)

Second label French wines yield value and access

Bordeaux vintages created for drinking presently

Chateau de Cosse Sauternes 2017, Blason de L’Evangile 2014 and Moulin de DuHart 2017 were served at a tasting led by Olivier Trégoat. (Courtesy Lyle Norton)
Aquarius, take note of poet Emily Dickinson’s comment, “My business is circumference,” meaning her calling was to be in quest of awe and sublimity. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for week of Jan. 21, 2021

It’s time for Aquarius to expand and elevate their minds, hearts and souls

Aquarius, take note of poet Emily Dickinson’s comment, “My business is circumference,” meaning her calling was to be in quest of awe and sublimity. (Shutterstock)
Trucking companies and truck drivers must comply with extensive U.S. Department of Transportation laws pertaining to safety. (Shutterstock)

Laws ensure safety measures for cyclists, truck drivers

Regulations also address recovery in event of accident

Trucking companies and truck drivers must comply with extensive U.S. Department of Transportation laws pertaining to safety. (Shutterstock)
The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)

SFUSD continues planning for return to classrooms

Goal is to find way back to in-person learning ‘soon’

The San Francisco Unified School District remains focused on finding ways to offer high quality and safe in-person learning options as public health guidelines change during the pandemic. (Shutterstock photo)
In recognition of recent news surrounding Donald Trump, here are two peach drinks: Frozy Navel, left, and Peach Gin Fizz. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Impeached twice? Try these two peach cocktails

Mix these up and toast in hopes of more laughs, lighter times in 2021

In recognition of recent news surrounding Donald Trump, here are two peach drinks: Frozy Navel, left, and Peach Gin Fizz. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence, right, could replace President Donald Trump.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

What is the 25th Amendment?

A look at the mechanism for removing a U.S. president from office

Under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence, right, could replace President Donald Trump.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
Although Scorpio philosopher and writer Albert Camus said some people “expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” Scorpios are advised to revel in being individual and unconventional. (Shutterstock)

Free Will Astrology for Jan. 14, 2021

Scorpios celebrating unconventionality in coming weeks will have enhanced health, sharpened wits

Although Scorpio philosopher and writer Albert Camus said some people “expend tremendous energy merely to be normal,” Scorpios are advised to revel in being individual and unconventional. (Shutterstock)
SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)

Deadline to apply for SF public schools rapidly approaching

Families participating in Main Round typically get one of their primary choices

SFUSD’s website offers information, including videos, about all of the district’s schools, an invaluable source in the application process. (SFUSD screenshot)
Philippe Langner controls all aspects in the creation and production of Hesperian Wines. (Courtesy Karen Norton)

Hesperian Wines express the passion and resiliency of a true vigneron

Despite setbacks due to fire losses, Philippe Langner keeps producing great wine

Philippe Langner controls all aspects in the creation and production of Hesperian Wines. (Courtesy Karen Norton)
Now, while we’re sheltering in place, is a great time to focus on your dog’s education. (Courtesy Rob Schroeder/SF SPCA)

Train your dog with motivation, not dominance

Using the right technique will result in bonding, better behavior

  • Jan 10, 2021
Now, while we’re sheltering in place, is a great time to focus on your dog’s education. (Courtesy Rob Schroeder/SF SPCA)
Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)

Despite hardships, the outdoors has seen good news during pandemic

Adventurers climbed and rowed, firefighters bravely battled, wildlife flourished in 2020

Members of the Johanson family submitted Mount Diablo together on a cloudy but happy day. (Courtesy photo)
While Taureans aren’t likely to become as rich as George Clooney (pictured in 2016’s “Hail, Caesar!”), 2021 is a good year for them to set their sights on their finances. (Courtesy Universal)

Free Will Astrology for Jan. 7, 2021

Taurus, it’s a favorable time to set in motion a master plan for financial stability

While Taureans aren’t likely to become as rich as George Clooney (pictured in 2016’s “Hail, Caesar!”), 2021 is a good year for them to set their sights on their finances. (Courtesy Universal)
San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)

New coordinated care teams help SFUSD better serve students

Schools will have individual site leaders and facilitators

San Francisco schools’ coordinated care teams will include staffers as well as members of students’ families. (SFUSD screenshot)
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)
Workers with health issues that aren’t related to COVID may qualify for medical leave under the California Family Rights Act.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>

Medical leave coverage expanded for state workers

Employees needing time off for health care are protected during pandemic

Workers with health issues that aren’t related to COVID may qualify for medical leave under the California Family Rights Act.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>