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Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)

After a tough loss, what’s next for the Giants? Los Angeles

‘It is a heated battle, but … it’s also a lot of fun’

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford snags a line drive during an NLDS Game 2 loss to the Dodgers at Oracle Park Saturday. (Chris Victorio/ Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS at Oracle Park on October 9, 2021 in San Francisco California. Photography by Chris Victorio / Special to The Examiner

Dodgers storm back to feast on Giants pitching, tie NLDS

San Francisco loses home-field advantage after 107 regular season wins

San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS at Oracle Park on October 9, 2021 in San Francisco California. Photography by Chris Victorio / Special to The Examiner
Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bedlam at the ballpark: Giants postseason sure feels familiar

‘It was so awesome seeing the orange towels and all that stuff. It was sweet.’

Excited Giants fans rally for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers at Oracle Park Friday. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Giants win! Logan Webb dominates against the Dodgers

SF beats LA 4-0 in Game 1 of the NLDS

Giants pitcher Logan Webb turned in a gem against Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS at Oracle Park Friday, striking out 10 on the way to the win. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
City planners have begun hosting community outreach sessions to get input about a Caltrain station in the works for the Bayview District. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)

A new Caltrain station in the Bayview: Here’s the plan

The City is studying three potential locations

City planners have begun hosting community outreach sessions to get input about a Caltrain station in the works for the Bayview District. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
The Giants have used data this season to keep sluggers like Kris Bryant focused on swinging at the right pitches. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How the Giants hacked their way to a division title using data

Using digital tools, analytics and brains, San Francisco outpaced every team in baseball

The Giants have used data this season to keep sluggers like Kris Bryant focused on swinging at the right pitches. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Rat-infested Mission District school may soon get desperately needed repairs

‘This school is on its last legs and needs attention now’

Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he thinks the Division Series is too early to play the Dodgers, given they were the two best teams in the National League. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Longoria: It’s too early in the playoffs to face the Dodgers

By Christopher Haft Special to The Examiner Evan Longoria said teams that…

  • Oct 8, 2021
San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria says he thinks the Division Series is too early to play the Dodgers, given they were the two best teams in the National League. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
California investigators first encountered Gary Maynard in July as they responded to a wildfire on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. (Max Whittaker, New York Times)

An expert on the criminal mind, now he’s suspected in an arson spree

Gary Maynard, a criminology professor who specializes in deviancy, linked to California wildfires

  • Oct 8, 2021
California investigators first encountered Gary Maynard in July as they responded to a wildfire on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. (Max Whittaker, New York Times)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, pictured at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 30, has been an effective legislative operator throughout her career.<ins> (Jason Andrew/New York Times)</ins>

Democrats are angry at Nancy Pelosi for the wrong reasons

The problem for Democrats is that there are not enough of them

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, pictured at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 30, has been an effective legislative operator throughout her career.<ins> (Jason Andrew/New York Times)</ins>
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)

Can the 49ers win in Arizona? A look back reveals the future

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner The consecutive home losses prior…

  • Oct 8, 2021
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)
Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe, said growing up in an insulated environment gave him “a deep, deep curiosity about the world.”
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Man in the Mission: Local politico serves coffee with a side of civics

‘I want people who work in political, nonprofit, and social justice to feel ownership of this space.’

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe, said growing up in an insulated environment gave him “a deep, deep curiosity about the world.”
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An air monitoring station at All Good Pizza that is part of the Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Project on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
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Bayview air monitoring program helps residents breathe easier

‘We have a human right to have clean air and clean water, period’

An air monitoring station at All Good Pizza that is part of the Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Project on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
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Frank Schubert, seen in a 2012 photo, is fundraising for his sister’s attorney general campaign. (Matt Roth/NYTimes).

Why is an anti-LGBT crusader working to elect a lesbian in California?

Prop. 8 architect and anti-trans campaigner supports lesbian attorney general candidate in California

Frank Schubert, seen in a 2012 photo, is fundraising for his sister’s attorney general campaign. (Matt Roth/NYTimes).
The mandate to require COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and older attending school in person allows people to opt out for personal or religious reasons; some California officials are considering legislation that would eliminate the exemption. <ins>(Allison Zaucha/New York Times)</ins>

One loophole remains in student vaccination mandate

Personal belief exemptions are allowed

  • Oct 7, 2021
The mandate to require COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and older attending school in person allows people to opt out for personal or religious reasons; some California officials are considering legislation that would eliminate the exemption. <ins>(Allison Zaucha/New York Times)</ins>
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, pictured in 2019, was hired away from the Dodgers. (Ryan Gorcey/Examiner file)

Thrilling wild-card sets up a division series for the ages

Games 1 and 2 between the Giants and Dodgers are Friday and Saturday at Oracle Park

  • Oct 7, 2021
San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, pictured in 2019, was hired away from the Dodgers. (Ryan Gorcey/Examiner file)
Joyride, like Samovar Tea, is a family business. Jesse Jacobs’ brother, Joshua Jacobs (right), is cofounder. The brothers grew up cooking pizza and pasta in Boston.<ins> (Courtesy Joyride Pizza)</ins>
 Far right, The Yerba Buena location of Joyride Pizza has a less than understated party vibe.<ins></ins>

Joyride Pizza schools SF in the Detroit slice

Restaurateur Jesse Jacobs gives new life to his Samovar cafes, trading chai for cheese

  • Oct 7, 2021
Joyride, like Samovar Tea, is a family business. Jesse Jacobs’ brother, Joshua Jacobs (right), is cofounder. The brothers grew up cooking pizza and pasta in Boston.<ins> (Courtesy Joyride Pizza)</ins>
 Far right, The Yerba Buena location of Joyride Pizza has a less than understated party vibe.<ins></ins>
Mia McIver, an adjunct professor of 20th century literature at UCLA and president of the union representing the UC’s thousands of lecturers, said, “What we’re fighting for is to stop the gig-ification of the university.”<ins> (Shae Hammond/CalMatters)</ins>

UC workforce churn: Why a quarter of lecturers don’t return each year

Low pay, little job stability may lead instructors to strike

  • Oct 7, 2021
Mia McIver, an adjunct professor of 20th century literature at UCLA and president of the union representing the UC’s thousands of lecturers, said, “What we’re fighting for is to stop the gig-ification of the university.”<ins> (Shae Hammond/CalMatters)</ins>
The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

NFL Week 5 predictions: Our picks against the spread

By Emmanuel Morgan New York Times The NFL’s first international game since…

  • Oct 7, 2021
The 49ers, pictured at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 25, go up against the Arizona Cardinals in week five of NFL play. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
<strong>Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers grimaces as a team trainer examines his left leg after Robinson wrenched his knee in the second inning against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan on May 26, 1956. The Dodgers beat the Giants 6-0, in spite of Robinson’s injury costing him half a game.<ins> (Carl T. Gossett Jr./New York Times)</ins>

Giants vs. Dodgers: A history of baseball’s best rivalry

‘Real San Franciscans are taught to hate the Dodgers from a very young age’

<strong>Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers grimaces as a team trainer examines his left leg after Robinson wrenched his knee in the second inning against the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan on May 26, 1956. The Dodgers beat the Giants 6-0, in spite of Robinson’s injury costing him half a game.<ins> (Carl T. Gossett Jr./New York Times)</ins>