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Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>

Group forms to explore school board recall effort

Charter amendment putting city in control of SFUSD also being discussed

Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>
The N Judah line, which has seen strong ridership during the pandemic with crowded shuttle buses, will have increased capacity when subway trains begin running again in spring. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Partial downtown-bound Muni Metro service to return in May

Subway travel will be possible from West Portal to Embarcadero

The N Judah line, which has seen strong ridership during the pandemic with crowded shuttle buses, will have increased capacity when subway trains begin running again in spring. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed speaks at the opening of the SF Market COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Bayview District on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City has opened another mass vaccination site — but when will it have enough vaccine?

San Francisco announced the opening of its third mass vaccination site Tuesday…

Mayor London Breed speaks at the opening of the SF Market COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Bayview District on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photos)

Family reports missing man’s body found

Loved ones hired private investigator, launched search after Christopher Woitel disappeared

Christopher Woitel, 50, was last heard from by friends and family members on Jan. 9. (Courtesy photos)
San Francisco Police made an arrest near the 200 block of Hyde Street in the Tenderloin on Feb. 14 (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in assault of 83-year-old man in Tenderloin

San Francisco Police Department officers arrested 31-year-old Haskell Allen Sunday night on…

San Francisco Police made an arrest near the 200 block of Hyde Street in the Tenderloin on Feb. 14 (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Senator Alex Padilla named chair of immigration subcommittee

The former California Secretary of State is the first Latino to serve in this role

Then-California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
A young boy holds a sign during the Love Our People, Heal Our Communities SF event hosted by Coalition for Community Safety and Justice at Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Attacks on Asian residents prompt calls for unity, increased resources for community

A large, diverse crowd of more than 200 people gathered at San…

A young boy holds a sign during the Love Our People, Heal Our Communities SF event hosted by Coalition for Community Safety and Justice at Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ezekiel Logan, a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran, prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from Kaiser nurse Jamie Rant at the opening of the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Moscone Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to pause COVID-19 vaccinations at two mass sites as supplies run out

San Francisco’s two high-volume vaccination sites will temporarily cease operations Monday due…

Ezekiel Logan, a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran, prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from Kaiser nurse Jamie Rant at the opening of the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Moscone Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)

SFUSD receives $2 million gift from real estate investment firm for Mission Bay elementary school project

Funding will be used to establish endowment for facility management and to further STEM opportunities

Mission Bay’s upcoming elementary school will have a lobby dubbed the “heart” linking the school community. (Courtesy photo)
SFFD ambulance (Courtesy photo)

Lawsuit alleges SF Fire Department failed to stop harassment of transgender paramedic

A longtime paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Department is suing the…

SFFD ambulance (Courtesy photo)
Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cyclists cross Masonic Street through the Panhandle bike path along Fell Street on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Shutterstock)

Nearly a dozen injured in three shootings over holiday weekend

Outbreak of gunfire leaves several victims with life-threatening injuries

Police lights (Shutterstock)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse located near de Young Museum and California Academy of the Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Historic Preservation Commission to consider Golden Gate Park ferris wheel extension on Wednesday

Opposition says the structure disrupts wildlife, creates light pollution

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse located near de Young Museum and California Academy of the Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
The supportive housing project at 833 Bryant St. is expected to be completed by July.<ins> (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bryant Street project offers model for faster, cheaper affordable housing construction

A supportive housing project in San Francisco has become a case study…

The supportive housing project at 833 Bryant St. is expected to be completed by July.<ins> (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>

Reform to state liquor license laws could benefit future of Shared Spaces

State Sen. Scott Wiener proposal includes more flexibility for bars, restaurants and music venues

A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>
A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA announces new pedestrian safety measures on Geary Boulevard

Improvements near Gough, Commonwealth are direct response to pedestrian death last year

A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mark Coats Coats’ family remembers him as a hard worker, funny, respectful, charismatic, caring and an amazing singer. He left behind four children, six siblings and a close-knit extended family. (Courtesy photo)

Family of SF man gunned down at home seeks answers

Mark Coats’ relatives offer reward for tips in 2019 homicide

Mark Coats Coats’ family remembers him as a hard worker, funny, respectful, charismatic, caring and an amazing singer. He left behind four children, six siblings and a close-knit extended family. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor Matt Haney has suggested spending a budget surplus to help local businesses, which are struggling due to the pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Unexpected surplus gives city budget a boost

Property taxes come in higher than projections

Supervisor Matt Haney has suggested spending a budget surplus to help local businesses, which are struggling due to the pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

U.S. Attorney David Anderson to step down later this month

David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, announced…

U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mya Jane, 5 years old, and Cora Chan, 30 months old, whose mother (Jen Chan) grew up at Willle Woo Woo Wong, came to the opening and were the lucky first children to use the playground. (Courtesy CCDC)

City unveils renovated playground in Chinatown just in time for Lunar New Year

San Francisco city officials on Friday celebrated the completion of a $14.5…

Mya Jane, 5 years old, and Cora Chan, 30 months old, whose mother (Jen Chan) grew up at Willle Woo Woo Wong, came to the opening and were the lucky first children to use the playground. (Courtesy CCDC)