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Rainy weather is expected in the coming week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rainstorms, potential atmospheric river expected to drench Bay Area in coming week

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Multiple rainstorms, cold temperatures some…

Rainy weather is expected in the coming week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)

Sanctions, visas, and the pandemic: One Iranian student’s bumpy path to SF State

Changing immigration rules and travel restrictions leave some overseas students in limbo

Hasti Jafari Jozani quarantines at her brother's San Francisco home after obtaining several clearances to study at San Francisco State University. (Photo courtesy Siavash Jafari Jozani)
A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

S.F. still falling short of goal to represent women in public art

City has few streets or public facilities not named after men

A statue of Florence Nightingale outside the Laguna Honda Hospital is one of only two statues of women in The City. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New proposal to partially reopen Twin Peaks to vehicles pleases no one

Neighbors say closure brought crime into residential streets, while advocates seek more open space

After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport has seen far fewer passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City launches $21.3m emergency rent relief program for SFO tenants affected by pandemic

Mayor London Breed announced Friday she has signed an ordinance to launch…

Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport has seen far fewer passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign outside The City’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site at City College of San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

First mass COVID-19 vaccination site opens at City College despite limited supplies

San Francisco on Friday launched the city’s first high-volume COVID-19 vaccination site…

A sign outside The City’s first mass COVID-19 vaccination site at City College of San Francisco on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Troy McAlister appears for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian)

DA court filing says office ‘missed’ parolee’s ‘out-of-control spiral’

The parolee accused of killing two women with a stolen vehicle was…

Troy McAlister appears for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, January 5, 2021. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian)
Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Students denounce ‘rampant, unchecked racism’ at Lowell after slurs flood anti-racism lesson

A lesson on anti-racism at Lowell High School on Wednesday was bombarded…

Lowell High School is considered an academically elite public school. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

Court delays start of penalty phase retrial in Scott Peterson case

A judge on Thursday continued until April a status hearing in the…

In this handout image provided by the California Department of Corrections, convicted murderer Scott Peterson poses for a mug shot March 17, 2005 in San Quentin, California. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
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SF to celebrate Year of the Ox through sculpture

San Francisco plans to install ox sculptures in various locations around The…

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Scooter companies have expanded their distribution in neighborhoods such as the Richmond and Sunset districts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board signs off on changes to scooter permit program

Companies will gete longer permits, but higher stakes

Scooter companies have expanded their distribution in neighborhoods such as the Richmond and Sunset districts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The University of California, San Francisco Parnassus campus is set to undergo a major expansion that includes hundreds of units of housing and a new hospital. 
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S.F. Examiner

UC Regents back Parnassus campus expansion in committee vote

Some regents echo city concerns about enforceability of benefits package agreement

The University of California, San Francisco Parnassus campus is set to undergo a major expansion that includes hundreds of units of housing and a new hospital. 
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S.F. Examiner
A health care worker receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

City sets ambitious goal to vaccinate residents by June

Limited supply slows distribution of doses as health officials seek to expand access

A health care worker receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
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84-year-old male sustains life-threatening injuries when struck by driver of vehicle

An 84-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a…

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden issues call for ‘unity’ amidst extreme partisan rancor

‘I will be a president for all Americans,’ he says in inauguration speech

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
Private vehicles were banned from much of Market Street in January 2020, causing bike ridership on the street to increase by 25 percent and transit efficiency by as much as 12 percent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves new Better Market Street legislation

Advocates say traffic safety improvements don’t go far enough to make up for lost bikeway

Private vehicles were banned from much of Market Street in January 2020, causing bike ridership on the street to increase by 25 percent and transit efficiency by as much as 12 percent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco joins national COVID memorial ceremony

San Francisco took part Tuesday in the first national Memorial to Lives…

San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed has called for a pilot Street Crisis Response Team that would respond to 911 calls for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. 
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S.F. Examiner

Advocates propose model for community-based response to homelessness

Plan to divert calls from police could save as much as $11 million, group argues

Mayor London Breed has called for a pilot Street Crisis Response Team that would respond to 911 calls for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. 
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S.F. Examiner
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that The City received only a fraction of the COVID vaccine doses it requested this week. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unpredictable supplies leave SF running low on COVID vaccine

Reported reactions to Moderna shots prompt hold on 8,000 doses

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that The City received only a fraction of the COVID vaccine doses it requested this week. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The T Third Street train resumes service on Saturday, joined by a new express route between Bayview-Hunters Point and downtown.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bayview-Hunters Point residents get first direct express bus to downtown

New Muni route to launch alongside the return of the T-Third train

The T Third Street train resumes service on Saturday, joined by a new express route between Bayview-Hunters Point and downtown.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>