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The Stud, The City’s historic gay bar at Ninth and Harrison streets, is another casuality of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

When should bars reopen?

San Francisco residents weigh in

The Stud, The City’s historic gay bar at Ninth and Harrison streets, is another casuality of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The federal government’s stimulus money sent to Americans during the COVID-19 crisis only includes those with permission to work in the U.S. (Courtesy photo)

Aid is available for unemployed immigrants during the pandemic

Governor Newsom, through an executive order, created the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project

The federal government’s stimulus money sent to Americans during the COVID-19 crisis only includes those with permission to work in the U.S. (Courtesy photo)
Erminia Benitez, left, and Linda Williams put taco shells into serving baskets at the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Classified employees are at the forefront of SFUSD’s pandemic response

Last week we celebrated all the teachers whose resilience and creativity have…

Erminia Benitez, left, and Linda Williams put taco shells into serving baskets at the new culinary center at The Academy - San Francisco at McAteer on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Glera grapes provide the basis for the notable prosecco from Northern Italy vineyards near Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. (Courtesy photo)

Fine prosecco from Northern Italy

Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG sets high standards for sparklers

Glera grapes provide the basis for the notable prosecco from Northern Italy vineyards near Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. (Courtesy photo)
To advocate for “medically appropriate health care” includes protesting a decision, policy, or practice that the physician reasonably believes impairs the physician’s ability to provide medically appropriate health care to his or her patients. (Courtesy photo)

Protecting doctors who voice concerns about inadequate patient care

Physicians are supposed to be protected, even as hospitals wield significant power

To advocate for “medically appropriate health care” includes protesting a decision, policy, or practice that the physician reasonably believes impairs the physician’s ability to provide medically appropriate health care to his or her patients. (Courtesy photo)
Artist Danielle Satinover shows a work-in-progress of a “keyboard” computer-inspired art in her Bayview home studio on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Lives: The fine art of sheltering in place

Satinover is a sculptor who often works in metal and found materials

Artist Danielle Satinover shows a work-in-progress of a “keyboard” computer-inspired art in her Bayview home studio on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
As part of the distance learning plan, educators are finding new ways to provide the grade-specific English language development. (Courtesy photo)

School Superintendent: Addressing the needs of multilingualism during distant learning

Here in SFUSD we enroll students who speak dozens of different languages

As part of the distance learning plan, educators are finding new ways to provide the grade-specific English language development. (Courtesy photo)
“The biggest hurdle is our rent. As long as our landlord continues to work with us, that will make all the difference,” said Lisa Merrall, owner of Fireside. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What four Bay Area bar owners say about the future amid COVID-19

Bartenders share their thoughts on the outlook for their venues in the months ahead.

“The biggest hurdle is our rent. As long as our landlord continues to work with us, that will make all the difference,” said Lisa Merrall, owner of Fireside. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A doctor reports that senior staff have diverted safety equipment to their families, while health care workers are denied proper protection from exposure to COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)

What rights do physicians have when being denied protection from COVID-19?

Today’s question comes from Anonymous who asks: “I work in health care…

A doctor reports that senior staff have diverted safety equipment to their families, while health care workers are denied proper protection from exposure to COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)
Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation

Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation

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

Now more than ever, teachers deserve our appreciation
Winemaker Michael Eddy said that to survive prohibition, Louis Martini winery established a company that supplied concentrated grape juice for home winemaking. (Courtesy photo)

Three legendary Napa Valley winemakers gather to discuss trends, sample wines

The trio oversees winemaking at iconic Napa Valley vineyards that have been producing wines for over a century

Winemaker Michael Eddy said that to survive prohibition, Louis Martini winery established a company that supplied concentrated grape juice for home winemaking. (Courtesy photo)
There’s virtual tours of some of the best travel destinations in the world, including Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.(Courtesy photo)

Travel: Armchair journeys during the pandemic

From the Great Wall of China to Mars, it’s easy to get your travel fix virtually

There’s virtual tours of some of the best travel destinations in the world, including Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.(Courtesy photo)
The author and Yosemite Sam the Samurai Dog take a break beside Lake Chabot, their favorite local park.(Courtesy photo)

Getting outdoors: Love the park you’re near

I’ve been needing and visiting the outdoors lately, and I’m not the only one.

The author and Yosemite Sam the Samurai Dog take a break beside Lake Chabot, their favorite local park.(Courtesy photo)
An employer may not use race or national origin as a basis for the decision of which employees to terminate.(Courtesy photo)

Discrimination and retaliation in reducing workforce is unlawful

Businesses do have the right to terminate or lay off employees when the needs of the business call for a reduction in force

An employer may not use race or national origin as a basis for the decision of which employees to terminate.(Courtesy photo)
SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support

SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support

Today I’m excited to share a new way for SFUSD families to…

SFUSD offers new resources to families struggling to get access to information, support
Victor Cruz and Ariana Martinez-Cruz of Sew Frisco at Dolores Park, where they first met in 2007. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sew Frisco: Makers on a Mission

Ariana and Victor Cruz are making face masks as fast as they can

Victor Cruz and Ariana Martinez-Cruz of Sew Frisco at Dolores Park, where they first met in 2007. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Start by meditating and reading. Look within and without. (Courtesy photo)

Use this time to blossom in place

Tips for growing from within as you shelter in place

Start by meditating and reading. Look within and without. (Courtesy photo)
Pinky up. Courtesy photo/Vanessa Vasquez of The Detour

Pride cocktails: a recipe collection garnished with rainbows, grief, and joy

Here are some Pride-themed cocktails I asked friends in nightlife to mix up for me

Pinky up. Courtesy photo/Vanessa Vasquez of The Detour
San Francisco schools are finding creative ways to help students stay connected. (Courtesy photo)

Keeping students connected with music, mindfulness and magic

While our school buildings are temporarily closed, our students have shared how much they miss being with their teachers and their peers.

San Francisco schools are finding creative ways to help students stay connected. (Courtesy photo)
National parks, such as Zion (pictured here), and other outdoor places, are likely to be the first areas that travelers return to after the pandemic shelter-in-place orders are lifted.                                 Courtesy photo

Travel: When will we start traveling again after the pandemic passes?

Two travel experts discuss what the future holds for leisure tourism

National parks, such as Zion (pictured here), and other outdoor places, are likely to be the first areas that travelers return to after the pandemic shelter-in-place orders are lifted.                                 Courtesy photo