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The 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)

What does California have to lose if undocumented immigrants are excluded from the census?

By Kim Bojórquez The Sacramento Bee If The U.S. Supreme Court rules…

The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)

Indigenous Alcatraz Thanksgiving gathering moves online for ceremony of mourning and healing

Thousands of Indigenous people and their loved ones have come from all…

A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance. (Shutterstock)

Cannabis group slams Yee’s proposed apartment smoking ban as ‘classist’

Legislation would impose fines of $1,000 a day on repeat violators

Meals on Wheels Director of Marketing and Communications Jim Oswald, left, and Executive Director Ashley McCumber pose in the freezer with packaged meals ready to deliver on Thanksgiving. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Meals on Wheels San Francisco rolls out new building and Thanksgiving cheer

Nonprofit celebrates 50th anniversary by unveiling state-of-the-art kitchen

Meals on Wheels Director of Marketing and Communications Jim Oswald, left, and Executive Director Ashley McCumber pose in the freezer with packaged meals ready to deliver on Thanksgiving. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Police have pledged to target dangerous driving behaviors. So why is enforcement down?

City struggles to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries

The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)

SF homicides surpass 2019 total with month left in year

Police attribute rise to COVID-19, shootings and deadly gang violence

Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)
A screenshot from SFPD body worn camera

New videos show police shooting man armed with knife, frying pan

Police say Antonio Estrada set fire to apartment building before shooting

A screenshot from SFPD body worn camera
Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

California has sent COVID-19 jobless benefits to death row inmates

By Anita Chabria, Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times San…

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the Department of Public Health, said he expected San Francisco to enter the purple tier within days.
Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner

SF still in the red but expects move into purple tier ‘some time soon’

Four more counties moved into highest COVID-19 risk category by state

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the Department of Public Health, said he expected San Francisco to enter the purple tier within days.
Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner
Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lime doubles e-scooter fleet after acquisition of JUMP permit

Lime has expanded its San Francisco fleet to 2,000 e-scooters, after it…

Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kimberly Ellis is a former executive director of Emerge California and founder of Unbought-Unbossed, an “incubator for the next generation of political disruptors.” (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Breed taps Kimberly Ellis for Department on the Status of Women director

Mayor London Breed has picked Kimberly Ellis to serve as San Francisco’s…

Kimberly Ellis is a former executive director of Emerge California and founder of Unbought-Unbossed, an “incubator for the next generation of political disruptors.” (Courtesy photo)
A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The turkey is takeout this year but ‘the caring and smiles are all genuine’

St. Anthony’s Foundation’s traditional Thanksgiving feast will be served curbside

A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom calls latest surge of COVID-19 cases ‘unprecendented’

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California’s latest surge of COVID-19…

(Genaro Molina/Pool/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

More people expected to drive than fly for the holiday this year due to pandemic concerns

Thanksgiving traffic to peak Wednesday afternoon

Vehicle traffic is expected to peak Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Construction on Twin Peaks Tunnel to begin November 30

Area around Castro Muni Station will see greatest impacts including lane closures on Market Street

The area near the Castro Muni Metro Station is expected to be affected by construction work on the Twin Peaks Tunnel, with lane closures on Market Street and some loss of parking. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DA Boudin charges fired SFPD officer with manslaughter over fatal shooting

Ex-Officer Christopher Samayoa to face criminal charges in killing of Keita O’Neil

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces charges against former SFPD Officer Christopher Samoyoa in the 2017 fatal shooting of Keita O’Neill at a press conference outside the Hall of Justice on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)

Young progressive set to shake up South City

The 21-year-old is the newest Councilmember for District 4

James Coleman (Courtesy Morgan McCarthy)
Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters urge Zuckerberg to take action on election misinformation

Activists protested outside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s home in San Francisco Saturday…

Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)

SFUSD offers first look at planned Mission Bay elementary school

San Francisco school officials this month unveiled the design of a planned…

Renderings of the main entrance to upcoming Mission Bay elementary school on Owens Street. (Courtesy Gould Evans)
A new ropes course opened in McLaren Park Saturday. (Courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Department and Outward Bound California)

New ropes course in McLaren Park offers aerial challenges

Ten residents took to the treetops Saturday at John McLaren Park in…

A new ropes course opened in McLaren Park Saturday. (Courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Department and Outward Bound California)