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David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Breed appointment triggers progressive jockeying at City Hall

‘The question is do they run against each other? Does that split up the field?’

David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
California Governor Gavin Newsom will run in the recall election without being classified as a democrat. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)

Drawing a blank: Newsom not listed as democrat on recall ballot due to filing error

By Ben Christopher CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom will not be able to…

  • Jul 13, 2021
California Governor Gavin Newsom will run in the recall election without being classified as a democrat. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/POOL/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom signs $100B state budget to combat the state’s hardships. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

Governor Newsom signs $100 Billion state budget: Here’s what’s in it for you

Gov. Gavin Newsom hailed his signing of the state budget Monday night…

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs $100B state budget to combat the state’s hardships. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
San Francisco Police Department’s recent mid-year report showed decreases in robbery and theft compared to 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Mid-year San Francisco crime statistics show gun violence is up, auto break-ins down

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott and Mayor London Breed on Monday…

San Francisco Police Department’s recent mid-year report showed decreases in robbery and theft compared to 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Greta Heinke and Kenneth Cisneros, both in transitional kindergarten, play a memory match game together during free choice time at Bishop School in Sunnyvale Elementary District. (Liv Ames for EdSource)

How California’s new universal transitional kindergarten program will be rolled out

By Karen D’Souza EdSource In the wake of the pandemic, which shined…

  • Jul 12, 2021
Greta Heinke and Kenneth Cisneros, both in transitional kindergarten, play a memory match game together during free choice time at Bishop School in Sunnyvale Elementary District. (Liv Ames for EdSource)
Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni will soon be free for all youth: Here’s what young people had to say

Anyone 18 years old or under can ride Muni for free starting…

Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
The tired narrative that people are fleeing San Francisco surfaced again this week. Shouldn’t we focus on those who stayed?<ins></ins>

Let’s stop focusing on ‘the exodus,’ and start focusing on our backyard

Californians are pissed off. Here’s some common sense.

The tired narrative that people are fleeing San Francisco surfaced again this week. Shouldn’t we focus on those who stayed?<ins></ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows Chesa Boudin prosecutes fewer shoplifters than predecessor

‘We made an intentional decision to prioritize crimes involving violence, injury to human beings and use of weapons’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Larkin Street Youth Services Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, pictured at a Youth Advisory Board meeting in 2018, says agencies need to work together toward reaching a common goal.<ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Relationships are the most important resource for SF’s homeless youth

‘Change happens at the speed of trust’

  • Jul 9, 2021
Larkin Street Youth Services Executive Director Sherilyn Adams, pictured at a Youth Advisory Board meeting in 2018, says agencies need to work together toward reaching a common goal.<ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a new program that provides loans of up to $100,000 to businesses recovering from the pandemic’s effects.<ins> (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>

City launches largest loan program yet for businesses struggling to recover post pandemic

A new program will provide zero percent interest loans of up $100,000…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a new program that provides loans of up to $100,000 to businesses recovering from the pandemic’s effects.<ins> (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>
In plea agreements, two people acknowledged they conspired to steal confidential and proprietary information from the South San Francisco-based biotech firm Genentech.<ins>	(Shutterstock)</ins>

Feds convict 2, charge 2 others in theft of biotech trade secrets

A federal investigation of the theft of biotech trade secrets has resulted…

In plea agreements, two people acknowledged they conspired to steal confidential and proprietary information from the South San Francisco-based biotech firm Genentech.<ins>	(Shutterstock)</ins>
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have said that the agency will not restore full service and will slowy allocate federal funding in an effort to decrease its structural deficit. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA received $1 billion in federal stimulus: Why are some buses and trains not running?

Michael James prefers to do his grocery shopping at the Trader Joe’s…

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have said that the agency will not restore full service and will slowy allocate federal funding in an effort to decrease its structural deficit. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on Monday, July 5, 2021. (Christopher Victorio | Special to The Examiner)

Giants at the All-Star break: Can they keep up this pace?

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner Reversing the well-worn cliche about…

  • Jul 9, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the St. Louis Cardinals at Oracle Park on Monday, July 5, 2021. (Christopher Victorio | Special to The Examiner)
A crab fisherman casts his net off a pier near Foint Point in San Francisco. (Craig Lee/Special to The Examiner)

San Francisco: The past we can’t agree on

By Lincoln Mitchell “The City just isn’t what it used to be.”…

  • Jul 9, 2021
A crab fisherman casts his net off a pier near Foint Point in San Francisco. (Craig Lee/Special to The Examiner)
Many influential thinkers visited the Alan Watts library at Druid Heights in the 1960s-70s. (Courtesy Michael Toivonen)

The hush-hush bohemian enclave that bred San Francisco legends

Druid Heights was ‘a vortex of social and artistic energy that bloomed out of nowhere’

  • Jul 8, 2021
Many influential thinkers visited the Alan Watts library at Druid Heights in the 1960s-70s. (Courtesy Michael Toivonen)
A man kicks off to cross the intersection at Fifth and Howard streets on a Scoot e-scooter. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF clashes with scooter company over permit violations: City wins

Scoot’s application for renewal denied

A man kicks off to cross the intersection at Fifth and Howard streets on a Scoot e-scooter. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Taxi industry fights back with fixed-fare pricing proposal

Taxis have long worked at a disadvantage against rideshare titans like Uber…

A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Bishop Robert McElroy, pictured at the Pastoral Center Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is the former pastor of several Bay Area churches. <ins>(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)</ins>
Bishop Robert McElroy, pictured at the Pastoral Center Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is the former pastor of several Bay Area churches. (Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Hunting heretics or seeking converts: Analyzing the split between two California Bishops

San Diego’s McElroy sees things much differently than San Francisco’s Cordileone

  • Jul 7, 2021
Bishop Robert McElroy, pictured at the Pastoral Center Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is the former pastor of several Bay Area churches. <ins>(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)</ins>
Bishop Robert McElroy, pictured at the Pastoral Center Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, is the former pastor of several Bay Area churches. (Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
One-on-one tutoring is among the services that districts provide to students in special education. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)

California special education sees ‘historic’ boost in new funding

By Carolyn Jones EdSource Special education in California has been showered with…

  • Jul 7, 2021
One-on-one tutoring is among the services that districts provide to students in special education. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)
The nation’s largest privately-held wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie recently announced it has begun construction on 200 miles of fiber stretching between San Francisco and Oakland; fiber patch cords in a data processing center are pictured. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Will more Internet fiber narrow the Bay Area’s digital divide?

By Veronica Irwin Special to The Examiner The way that we talk…

  • Jul 7, 2021
The nation’s largest privately-held wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie recently announced it has begun construction on 200 miles of fiber stretching between San Francisco and Oakland; fiber patch cords in a data processing center are pictured. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>