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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

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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>
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)
Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART community ambassadors celebrate one year on the job

Program part of a philosophical shift in agency’s approach to policing

Two BART Ambassadors patrol on a Richmond-bound “Fleet of the Future” train at Embarcadero station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)

Christopher Woitel has been missing for over a month. His family is turning to the community for help.

Christopher Woitel’s loved ones haven’t seen or heard from him since Jan.…

Christopher Woitel has not been heard from since Jan. 9, 2021. (Courtesy photo)
Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

What would a return to in-person classes look like? SFUSD officials are still trying to figure that out.

Social distancing requirements, capacity issues could mean students return to school part-time

Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)

Nuru scandal: Woman who bribed official with Rolex watch gets prison time

Florence Kong is first defendant sentenced in ongoing City Hall corruption probe

Florence Kong was recognized by the Board of Supervisors in 2011. (SFGOVTV)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Herrera files for injunction that would compel school district to reopen

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed for a preliminary injunction that…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Year of the Ox meets the year of Covid

Lunar New Year traditions change and adapt to difficult times

A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Examiner file

Child, 12, fatally struck while riding skateboard in Bayview

A 12-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning…

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A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Driver in deadly crash ‘intentionally’ ran red light at high speed, DA says

Community plans Thursday night vigil for pedestrian killed in collision

A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisor Connie Chan wants to develop a citywide COVID-recovery plan for restoring transit, including attention to Muni service. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisor Chan calls for comprehensive strategy to restore transit and mobility options

Supervisor Connie Chan has one question for San Francisco’s transit agency: What’s…

Supervisor Connie Chan wants to develop a citywide COVID-recovery plan for restoring transit, including attention to Muni service. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>