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A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

The lobbyist who led Gavin Newsom to the French Laundry has a history of controversy

Lara Korte and Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee When photos circulated earlier…

The Lyon-Martin home, located at 651 Duncan St, will become a historical landmark as it has been a refuge for lesbian activists in the LGBTQ+ movement for about 50 years. As supervisors unanimously passed on Oct. 20 for this home to be landmark, Friends of Lyon-Martin House was formed and have brought more than 150 people to sign a letter wishing for the house to become a landmark. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

A lesbian refuge becomes a historic city landmark

The Lyon-Martin home serves as a ‘symbol of strength and resilience’ for gay women

  • Nov 29, 2020
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF moves into purple tier, triggering curfew and business shutdowns

San Francisco moved into the state’s purple COVID-19 tier Saturday, requiring The…

Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

Hope on the way: Here’s what to know about California’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

The first batch of doses could hit the state as soon as early December

  • Nov 27, 2020
Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Construction on 19th Avenue to begin Monday, traffic delays expected

Officials encourage drivers to take alternate routes, factor in longer travel times

Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
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 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)
Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

Health officials looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409M

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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…

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)
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.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

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

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

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.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
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)