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CCSF programs fighting for survival in face of proposed layoffs, class cuts

Air Maintenance Technology program at risk

Aerial view of the Cargill salt ponds near Redwood City. (Shutterstock)

U.S. EPA drops challenge of Redwood City salt ponds’ protection under Clean Water Act

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

The City is developing a plan to vaccinate homeless residents in congregate shelters, permanent supportive housing, shelter-in-place hotels, “safe” sleeping sites and encampments. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

City plans mobile operation to vaccinate homeless residents

Timing will depend on availability of vaccines, expansion of eligibility

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Supervisor Walton tapped to mediate teacher contract talks

District and union at odds over hours in-person students should be in the classroom

Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton, a former school board member, has been asked to help secure an agreement between the school district and teacher’s union. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Departing U.S. attorney predicts corruption probe will continue

David Anderson shook up City Hall as top federal prosecutor

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announces federal firearms charges against two men for their roles in a March 2019 shooting outside the Fillmore Heritage Center in a news conference alongside SFPD staff at the Phillip Burton Federal Building on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)

Lawsuit reveals new allegations against PG&E contractor accused of fraud

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation Utility giant Pacific Gas &…

A Bay Area Concrete Recycling facility that opened on PG&E property in 2019. Former PG&E employees have been accused of accepting bribes from Bay Area Concrete. (Courtesy of Bay Area Concrete Recycling via ProPublica)
New protected bicycle lanes stretch from the city's Portola District to Bernal Heights. (Courtesy Bay City News)

City leaders celebrate protected bike lanes in city’s Portola, Bernal Heights neighborhoods

San Francisco city leaders on Thursday announced the completion of new protected…

New protected bicycle lanes stretch from the city's Portola District to Bernal Heights. (Courtesy Bay City News)
Katlin Gallaread (Courtesy SFPD)

UPDATE: Missing teens located safe in East Bay

UPDATED Friday Feb. 26, 2021: Police announced shortly before 7 p.m. that…

Katlin Gallaread (Courtesy SFPD)
The Stud, The City’s oldest gay bar which is vacating its longtime home at Ninth and Harrison streets after more than 50 years, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City’s nightlife recovery fund approved but struggling business owners fear relief may come too late

As San Francisco’s nightlife scene approaches nearly a year of a complete…

The Stud, The City’s oldest gay bar which is vacating its longtime home at Ninth and Harrison streets after more than 50 years, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)

SF supervisors support move to end involuntary prison labor in California

San Francisco Supervisors threw their support Thursday behind Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA)…

A state constitutional amendment would ban prison labor. (Shutterstock)
The California Supreme Court upheld a 2018 state law that bans most offenders under 16 from being tried as adults. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Most 14- and 15-year-olds cannot be tried as adults, California high court rules

Maura Dolan Los Angeles Times A law that barred most offenders under…

The California Supreme Court upheld a 2018 state law that bans most offenders under 16 from being tried as adults. (Bethany Mollenkof/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Robin Rockey taught second grade at St. Anthoney-Immaculate Conception School for more than 20 years. (Photo courtesy Shirley Busch)

Parents fight for reinstatement of teacher they say was fired for delaying return to classroom

Former students and parents of a Catholic school teacher are urging her…

Robin Rockey taught second grade at St. Anthoney-Immaculate Conception School for more than 20 years. (Photo courtesy Shirley Busch)
A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA operators deemed eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Frontline workers considered critical to city operations under ‘emergency worker’ Phase 1B category

A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City directs $60 million toward Black community services and housing support

San Francisco released new details Thursday for how it plans to spend…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>

SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting…

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to allow indoor dining next week

San Francisco will allow indoor dining to resume next week with restrictions…

A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)

Federal legislation would direct more money toward street safety

Safe street infrastructure might soon become a national priority, pending passage of…

Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)
SFPD Crime

Man killed in South Market stabbing identified

The man killed at SoMa West skatepark earlier this week has been…

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A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited…

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Former youth lacrosse coach arrested in child pornography case

A former youth lacrosse coach was arrested for possession of child pornography…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)