Business briefs: Burd leads healthcare group

Safeway (SWY) CEO Steve Burd is leading a new business group, the Coalition to Advance Healthcare Reform, lobbying to bring down the cost of U.S. health care. The coalition supports subsidies to help poor people get coverage and tax deductions to make insurance more affordable. The uninsured drive up costs by delaying preventive care and relying on emergency rooms, Burd said.

DESIGNER BAGS

A trip to the store is becoming a lot more fashionable as consumers use designer totes to hold their greens and express their style. Hermes, Stella McCartney and Consuelo Castiglioni are among the designers offering reusable shopping bags that are chic — and pricey. Reusable bags have increased in popularity as cities consider banning plastic bags, as San Francisco recently did.

‘King Tides’ give San Francisco a watery glimpse of its future

City seeks solutions as coastal flooding could become the new normal

By Jessica Wolfrom
Re-fund the police? Even California’s cannabis shops want more cops amid robbery spree

Bay Area murder and robbery spike reveals shortcomings of ‘defund’ argument

By The Examiner Editorial Board
Banksy Warning Sign NFT for Sale!

To commemorate that 20th anniversary of September 11, Gloss (www.instagram.com/gloss), the team behind the world’s largest arts and media company, is…

By SF Examiner