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Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City police killing strengthens calls for body cameras

Department among last in county to roll out devices

Protesters march up Mission Street to honor Roger Allen on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy of the Department of Justice)

Feds say doc’s offices in SF and San Mateo provided knock-off cosmetic treatments

Authorities say a Bay Area doctor spent more than $270,000 on off-brand…

(Photo courtesy of the Department of Justice)
Red concrete lanes along Van Ness Avenue are part of a long-anticipated Bus Rapid Transit project intended to speed up travel times and increase reliability. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Van Ness Avenue BRT to finally begin service early next year

SFMTA say ‘the end is in sight’ on lengthy construction project

Red concrete lanes along Van Ness Avenue are part of a long-anticipated Bus Rapid Transit project intended to speed up travel times and increase reliability. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A man tries to take a photo of fish in the tunnel at the Aquarium of the Bay on April 23, 2021.. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Aquarium of the Bay sees influx of visitors as restrictions lift

After being shut down for nearly a year and at one point…

A man tries to take a photo of fish in the tunnel at the Aquarium of the Bay on April 23, 2021.. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenderloin stabbing leaves man clinging to life

A man who was stabbed in the Tenderloin District Thursday morning was…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed: Federal funding will allow city to build housing on ‘unimaginable’ scale

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday joined U.S. Department of Housing…

Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Act survives tight vote from Planning Commission

Desire to act quickly wins out, moving sweeping changes in regulations one step closer to approval

Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom bans new California fracking permits starting in 2024

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on…

Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Mayor London Breed announced new commitments to fight climate change and help San Francisco to become a sustainable city on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Breed announces climate action plan that calls for becoming carbon neutral by 2045

In honor of Earth Day, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a…

Mayor London Breed announced new commitments to fight climate change and help San Francisco to become a sustainable city on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times The state Legislature confirmed Democratic Assemblyman Rob…

Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Police seized ghost guns and other firearm manufacturing items while executing a warrant in February (Courtesy SFPD)

Ghost guns linked to rise in SF shootings as numbers jump

San Francisco police are seizing an increasingly alarming number of untraceable firearms,…

Police seized ghost guns and other firearm manufacturing items while executing a warrant in February (Courtesy SFPD)
Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)

California’s massive UC and Cal State systems plan to require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall

Nina Agrawal, Teresa Watanabe, Colleen Shalby Los Angeles Times The University of…

Students walk around campus near the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University. (Steven Ho/Special to S.F. Examiner)
From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)

Sixty years of Saving San Francisco Bay

Pioneering environmental group was started by three ladies on a mission

From left, Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr started one of the country’s first environmental movements. (Courtesy Save The Bay)
A surplus of	mice on the Farallon Islands have caused banded burrowing owls to stay year round instead of migrating, longtime researchers say. <ins>(Courtesy Point Blue Conservation Science)</ins>

Farallon Islands researchers recommend eradicating mice

The Farallon Islands comprise three groups of small islands located nearly 30…

A surplus of	mice on the Farallon Islands have caused banded burrowing owls to stay year round instead of migrating, longtime researchers say. <ins>(Courtesy Point Blue Conservation Science)</ins>
Commissioner Petra DeJesus speaks during a meeting of the San Francisco Police Commission at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Petra DeJesus departs Police Commission after 15 years

Veteran member helped push reforms

Commissioner Petra DeJesus speaks during a meeting of the San Francisco Police Commission at City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Housing construction slowed overall in San Francisco in 2020, with affordable units hit especially hard. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Report: City housing production down in 2020

While home sale prices went up last year, a new city report…

Housing construction slowed overall in San Francisco in 2020, with affordable units hit especially hard. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
A BART memo proposes spending nearly $10 million for enhanced cleaning in the system’s cars and restrooms.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

BART to emphasize increased service and cleaning in next fiscal year’s budget

Agency’s future could depend on getting riders back on the train

A BART memo proposes spending nearly $10 million for enhanced cleaning in the system’s cars and restrooms.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in double homicide that killed local sports coach

San Francisco police have made an arrest and released new details in…

An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Temporary high-occupancy vehicle lanes will be added to sections of state Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 101, including Park Presidio Boulevard, to keep traffic flowing as The City reopens. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Transit and high-occupancy vehicle lanes coming to some of The City’s busiest streets

Changes intended to improve transit reliability as traffic increases with reopening

Temporary high-occupancy vehicle lanes will be added to sections of state Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 101, including Park Presidio Boulevard, to keep traffic flowing as The City reopens. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>