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Veronica Barnes, a DoorDash driver, rallyied in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2 to demand better pay. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)

DoorDash drivers knock on CEO’s door to protest wages

‘I want my money, and everybody wants their money!’

  • Sep 2, 2021
Veronica Barnes, a DoorDash driver, rallyied in Pacific Heights on Sept. 2 to demand better pay. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to The Examiner)
San Francisco’s true purpose is at the center of every policy debate facing The City today. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)</ins>

What is San Francisco for?

‘We are about our neighborhood politics’

  • Sep 2, 2021
San Francisco’s true purpose is at the center of every policy debate facing The City today. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)</ins>
Heliotrope Avenue Elementary students in Los Angeles begin the school year; despite shortages across the state, Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they have a “robust” pool of substitutes to fill vacancies.<ins> (Betty Marquez/EdSource)</ins>
Heliotrope Avenue Elementary students in Los Angeles begin the school year; despite shortages across the state, Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they have a “robust” pool of substitutes to fill vacancies.<ins> (Betty Marquez/EdSource)</ins>
California officials believe that more than 60,000 fake applications for financial aid were submitted in the state’s community college system, possibly including the City College of San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Over 60,000 fake applications submitted in student aid scheme

By Vimal Patel New York Times For the briefest of moments, Adriana…

  • Sep 2, 2021
California officials believe that more than 60,000 fake applications for financial aid were submitted in the state’s community college system, possibly including the City College of San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s mobile HIV and STD testing facility is working to provide outreach in communities hard-hit during the pandemic. (Jessica Christian/The Examiner)

San Francisco clinics push to restore HIV services that dropped off during pandemic

By Sydney Johnson Examiner staff writer Following a massive drop-off in HIV…

  • Sep 2, 2021
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s mobile HIV and STD testing facility is working to provide outreach in communities hard-hit during the pandemic. (Jessica Christian/The Examiner)
San Francisco police prepare for a protest on Market Street. A proposed new law would make it easier to track incidents of misconduct. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Lifting the veil of secrecy shrouding police misconduct

Proposed law aims to help SF hold police accountable

San Francisco police prepare for a protest on Market Street. A proposed new law would make it easier to track incidents of misconduct. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Irish regulators said WhatsApp was not clear with users about how data was shared with other Facebook properties. (Shutterstock)

Facebook’s WhatsApp fined for breaking EU’s data privacy law

By Adam Satariano New York Times Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service was fined…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Irish regulators said WhatsApp was not clear with users about how data was shared with other Facebook properties. (Shutterstock)
Diners at the Seascape Restaurant in Humboldt County. The recall election has resurfaced talk of a California exodus. (Alexandra Hootnick/The New York Times)

Texas? Idaho? Where Californians are moving

By Soumya Karlamangla New York Times If there’s one thing the candidates…

  • Sep 2, 2021
Diners at the Seascape Restaurant in Humboldt County. The recall election has resurfaced talk of a California exodus. (Alexandra Hootnick/The New York Times)
Members of SisterWeb support Spanish-speaking Black and Pacific Islander women who are training to become doulas. <ins>(Courtesy Mister Simmons)</ins>

How SF improves pregnancy care for communities of color

Doulas provide information, support and advocacy

Members of SisterWeb support Spanish-speaking Black and Pacific Islander women who are training to become doulas. <ins>(Courtesy Mister Simmons)</ins>
A 2003 state Supreme Court interpretation surrouding a recall created the possibility that Californians could be governed by a person with less support than the removed governor — something voters didn’t likely intend. (iStock)

The replacement election in governor recall is unnecessary — here’s why

California Supreme Court should reexamine its 2003 order

  • Sep 1, 2021
A 2003 state Supreme Court interpretation surrouding a recall created the possibility that Californians could be governed by a person with less support than the removed governor — something voters didn’t likely intend. (iStock)
Some parents who identify the benefits of early education say that children who cannot attend transitional kindergarten — a TK class a Figarden Elementary School in Fresno is pictured — are missing a lifelong learning opportunity. (Liv Ames/EdSource)

Should all school districts be required to offer transitional kindergarten?

Advocates cite advantages of high quality early education

  • Sep 1, 2021
Some parents who identify the benefits of early education say that children who cannot attend transitional kindergarten — a TK class a Figarden Elementary School in Fresno is pictured — are missing a lifelong learning opportunity. (Liv Ames/EdSource)
In October 2003, then Gov. Gray Davis, center left, and then Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger met in the governor’s office in Sacramento. (Monica Almeida/New York Times)

Why do we have recalls? We can thank Los Angeles

By Soumya Karlamangla New York Times The big day is in less…

  • Sep 1, 2021
In October 2003, then Gov. Gray Davis, center left, and then Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger met in the governor’s office in Sacramento. (Monica Almeida/New York Times)
San Francisco police officers from the Ingleside Station enjoyed visits with Kerith, a certified therapy dog. (Courtesy Heidi Carman)

From pandemic to wildfires, Bay Area therapy dogs support first responders on the frontlines

By Jessica Wolfrom Examiner staff writer When Heidi Carman arrived at the…

  • Sep 1, 2021
San Francisco police officers from the Ingleside Station enjoyed visits with Kerith, a certified therapy dog. (Courtesy Heidi Carman)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)

BART offering half-priced fares for Clipper card users

BART is offering half-off fares for people using Clipper cards starting Sept.…

In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
More than other Bay Area tech companies, Google is welcoming employees back to offices on a limited basis and where they can work safely. (Courtesy photo)

Survey shows tech workers returning to office at various speeds

‘Like the first day of school, but for adults, and everyone’s doing it separately’

  • Sep 1, 2021
More than other Bay Area tech companies, Google is welcoming employees back to offices on a limited basis and where they can work safely. (Courtesy photo)
As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF educators focus on mental health as new student behavior emerges

‘Our kids have gone through a lot and they’re still going through a lot’

As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The San Francisco Symphony played to a full capacity house at Davies Symphony Hall on July 2. (Iris Kwok/The Examiner)

Vaccine mandate creates discord among San Francisco Symphony musicians

The vast majority has complied, with a few remaining holdouts

  • Aug 31, 2021
The San Francisco Symphony played to a full capacity house at Davies Symphony Hall on July 2. (Iris Kwok/The Examiner)
Two men walk down a stair case near Google’s San Francisco offices along The Embarcadero on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Google has delayed a return to the office until January, due to the pandemic. If employees return to the office in January, it will be nearly two years since the company asked its staff to work from home in the early days of COVID. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Google delays return to office until January

By Daisuke Wakabayashi New York Times Google is pushing back its return-to-office…

  • Aug 31, 2021
Two men walk down a stair case near Google’s San Francisco offices along The Embarcadero on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Google has delayed a return to the office until January, due to the pandemic. If employees return to the office in January, it will be nearly two years since the company asked its staff to work from home in the early days of COVID. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sutter Health pays $90M to settle Medicare false claims civil case

Sutter Health agreed to pay $90 million to settle a civil lawsuit…

CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Crews moved along Highway 50 in the Tahoe Basin near Echo Summit on Monday; experts say the Caldor Fire raging in the area both a cautionary tale for future megafires and one that lays bare a certain futility in attempting to fully control the most aggressive wildfires.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>

To save Lake Tahoe, they spared no expense. The fire came over the ridge anyway.

By Thomas Fuller, Livia Albeck-Ripka and Max Whittaker New York Times SOUTH…

  • Aug 31, 2021
Crews moved along Highway 50 in the Tahoe Basin near Echo Summit on Monday; experts say the Caldor Fire raging in the area both a cautionary tale for future megafires and one that lays bare a certain futility in attempting to fully control the most aggressive wildfires.<ins> (Max Whittaker/New York Times)</ins>