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A health care worker receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy SFgov)

SF to open three large sites for COVID-19 vaccinations

San Francisco is opening large sites where people can receive the COVID-19…

Tongo Eisen-Martin, a Bernal Heights resident, named San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tongo Eisen-Martin becomes San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate

Bernal Heights resident Tongo Eisen-Martin has become San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate.…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man clings to life after attack near Excelsior

Victim pushed to ground, assaulted by two men

The Medical Examiner's Office van on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco’s 2020 overdose deaths soar 59 percent to 699

Fatal drug overdoses surged by nearly 59 percent in San Francisco last…

The Medical Examiner's Office van on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A mural of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART board votes 6-3 to call for prosecution of officer in killing of Oscar Grant

Symbolic resolution follows Alameda DA decision to not charge Anthony Pirone

A mural of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF police probing Marina deaths as murder-suicide

Man, 9-year-old boy found dead on Scott Street

San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled the Bay Area on Thursday morning when…

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Mayor London Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu to serve as City Administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu as next city administrator

Announcement follows resignation of Naomi Kelly amid corruption probe

Mayor London Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu to serve as City Administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say

Chief unaware of any members participating in insurrection

Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Even before the pandemic, more than 80 percent of renters in San Francisco were paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Drop in rents not enough to help tenants struggling in pandemic

The City’s renters are weathering a pandemic-induced housing crisis on top of…

Even before the pandemic, more than 80 percent of renters in San Francisco were paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Statewide business tax could bring new funds to combat homelessness

San Francisco could get more than $100 million a year for housing, rental assistance, shelter beds

Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
Lyft customers will pay a fee ranging from 30 cents to $1.50 per ride to cover increased benefits to drivers. (Shutterstock)

Lyft announces additional fee for California riders to cover cost of Prop. 22 driver benefits

Following Uber’s lead, company says price hike necessary to make business ‘sustainable’

Lyft customers will pay a fee ranging from 30 cents to $1.50 per ride to cover increased benefits to drivers. (Shutterstock)
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State Democratic Party labels Newsom recall effort ‘California coup’

Comparison draw backlash from governor’s critics

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Newsom proposes CA creative corps

Andrew Sheeler and Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee In a move hearkening…

Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ronen, Melgar propose working group to strengthen city’s education system

During San Francisco’s first full Board of Supervisors meeting of the year,…

Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board takes up school renaming recommendations

A resolution to support the renaming of 44 San Francisco schools whose…

Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – pictured testifying via video at a congressional 
hearing in July 2020 – recently announced a program in which Amazon is seeding $2 billion in funding for affordable housing.<ins></ins>

Amazon may not be all evil

Online giant is helping funding affordable housing in three cities

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – pictured testifying via video at a congressional 
hearing in July 2020 – recently announced a program in which Amazon is seeding $2 billion in funding for affordable housing.<ins></ins>
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Gig drivers and labor unions ask state Supreme Court to strike down Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleges voter-approved legislation violates California’s constitution

Uber Lyft (Shutterstock)
City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who has denied bribery allegations made against her husband, will leave the office on Feb. 1. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Naomi Kelly resigns as SF city administrator amid corruption scandal

City Administrator Naomi Kelly tendered her resignation Tuesday after federal authorities charged…

City Administrator Naomi Kelly, who has denied bribery allegations made against her husband, will leave the office on Feb. 1. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

BART board members criticize DA decision not to file new charges in Oscar Grant case

Four directors will introduce resolution calling for prosecution of former BART police officer

Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)