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A surveillance camera outside Macy’s at Union Square on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Is the tide turning against surveillance cameras in SF?

Crime-fighting camera networks are springing up in commercial areas all around San…

Although The City has been shut down and largely empty, people have enjoyed gathering in places such as Dolores Park. <ins>(Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>

Come back to San Francisco: The City needs you now

Time to get out of the house, people. The City’s been lonely…

  • Jun 11, 2021
Youth activists with the Sunrise Movement march along a rural road during their two-week trek from Paradise to San Francisco to call attention to an increase in deadly wildfires as a result of climate change on June 2, 2021. (Photo by Brooke Anderson)

Weeks-long climate march culminates on the Golden Gate Bridge

Lola’s alarm goes off most mornings before dawn. The 17-year-old high school…

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott speaks alongside Mayor London Breed at a news conference about 2019 crime statistics at SFPD headquarters on Jan. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

What the media gets wrong about crime in San Francisco

By Lincoln Mitchell Special to The Examiner Seemingly every day now, you…

  • Jun 11, 2021
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott speaks alongside Mayor London Breed at a news conference about 2019 crime statistics at SFPD headquarters on Jan. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for her comments in Guatemala earlier this week. (Examiner file photo.)

SF immigration advocates slam Kamala Harris’ ‘betrayal’ to her past

Kamala Harris’ comments earlier this week discouraging Central Americans from traveling to…

Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for her comments in Guatemala earlier this week. (Examiner file photo.)
Melanie Herrera, Dearbhla O’Neill and Jerome Bishop enjoy a drink inside Maggie McGarry’s Bar in North Beach after San Francisco entered the Yellow Tier, allowing to reopen at 25-percent capacity on Thursday May 6, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

California reopens June 15: Here’s what you need to know

By Ben Christopher CalMatters California’s grand reopening day is almost here, but…

  • Jun 10, 2021
Melanie Herrera, Dearbhla O’Neill and Jerome Bishop enjoy a drink inside Maggie McGarry’s Bar in North Beach after San Francisco entered the Yellow Tier, allowing to reopen at 25-percent capacity on Thursday May 6, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
State Senator Scott Weiner listens at a joint press conference with District Attorney George Gascon to advocate for support of Senate Bill 785, which would protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status, alongside immigrant rights supporters and domestic violence support advocates at Betel Apartments in the Mission District on Friday, May 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Will psychedelics become legal in California?

By Marissa Garcia CalMatters Amid growing scientific research into therapeutic uses for…

  • Jun 10, 2021
State Senator Scott Weiner listens at a joint press conference with District Attorney George Gascon to advocate for support of Senate Bill 785, which would protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status, alongside immigrant rights supporters and domestic violence support advocates at Betel Apartments in the Mission District on Friday, May 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Peskin entering treatment for alcohol dependency

San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin said Thursday he will be entering treatment…

Cyclists and pedestrians enjoyed the car-free Great Highway between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner/2020)

Debate over Great Highway’s closure represents a much larger San Francisco problem

Last month, a sign appeared in the window of the popular Outer…

Cyclists and pedestrians enjoyed the car-free Great Highway between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner/2020)
San Mateo County is moving to restrict gun dealers.

San Mateo County may restrict gun dealers

San Mateo County may update firearm laws with stricter licensing and security…

San Mateo County is moving to restrict gun dealers.
San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar has introduced legislation that would provide at least 16 weeks of leave for new parents.. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF measure would provide maternity leave protections for elected officials and appointees

In 2006, then-Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier became the first elected official in San…

San Francisco Supervisor Myrna Melgar has introduced legislation that would provide at least 16 weeks of leave for new parents.. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
State Sen. David Roberti holds up an Uzi and 30-round ammunition clip in a photo that appeared in the March 27, 1994 edition of The Examiner.<ins> (AP file photo)</ins>

Q&A: The father of California’s assault weapons ban slams recent overturn by federal judge

While much has changed over the last four decades, much hasn’t. In…

State Sen. David Roberti holds up an Uzi and 30-round ammunition clip in a photo that appeared in the March 27, 1994 edition of The Examiner.<ins> (AP file photo)</ins>
Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy CA gov)

California reparations committee confronts harms of slavery, debates direct payments

By Jackie Botts CalMatters For more than three decades, Black members of…

  • Jun 9, 2021
Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy CA gov)
Jeff Sears, right, owner of Blazing Saddles Bike Rental Shop, speaks with Jose and Miranda Moronta after their car was burglarized on Beach Street.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

The tourist trap: Car break-ins surging as Fisherman’s Wharf reopens

What’s The City doing to stop auto burglaries?

Jeff Sears, right, owner of Blazing Saddles Bike Rental Shop, speaks with Jose and Miranda Moronta after their car was burglarized on Beach Street.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Members of El/La Para TransLatinas, pictured in 2018, support efforts to provide financial aid to low-income trans residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file photo)</ins>

Pilot program would provide basic income to aid San Francisco’s transgender community

The movement to use guaranteed income as a tool to fight poverty…

Members of El/La Para TransLatinas, pictured in 2018, support efforts to provide financial aid to low-income trans residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file photo)</ins>
Mayor London Breed’s budget includes proposed subsidies that would reduce the cost of renting Moscone Center. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Moscone Center is ready to welcome back conventions: But will the crowds return?

Moscone Center was essential to San Francisco’s COVID-19 strategy, serving as a…

Mayor London Breed’s budget includes proposed subsidies that would reduce the cost of renting Moscone Center. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco supervisors recently approved spending $12.5 million for free public transit to boost ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Free Muni pilot program moves down the tracks toward Mayor Breed’s desk: Will she veto the idea?

After San Francisco supervisors passed legislation providing $12.5 million in new funding…

San Francisco supervisors recently approved spending $12.5 million for free public transit to boost ridership. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A panorama of of the Bay Area’s peninsula region, including San Mateo County, San Mateo bridge and East Bay Hills in the background. (Shutterstock)

How San Mateo County is supporting businesses with a new COVID relief fund

San Mateo County supervisors approved a relief fund of up to $5.8…

A panorama of of the Bay Area’s peninsula region, including San Mateo County, San Mateo bridge and East Bay Hills in the background. (Shutterstock)
The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, which recently exhibited works by Calder and Picasso, is among the organizations offering free entry for qualified visitors as part of the Museums for All program. <ins>(Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>

City launches free museum access for low-income SF residents

San Francisco officials this week launched the citywide Museums for All program…

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, which recently exhibited works by Calder and Picasso, is among the organizations offering free entry for qualified visitors as part of the Museums for All program. <ins>(Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>
Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: 3D render illustration of the server room interior in datacenter in blue light
A major Internet disruption on June 8, 2021 may be linked to the SF firm, Fastly. Pictured is a modern data server center. (Examiner stock photo)

SF company may be responsible for major, global Internet outage

A San Francisco-based content delivery company may be responsible for an overnight…

Modern web network and internet telecommunication technology, big data storage and cloud computing computer service business concept: 3D render illustration of the server room interior in datacenter in blue light
A major Internet disruption on June 8, 2021 may be linked to the SF firm, Fastly. Pictured is a modern data server center. (Examiner stock photo)