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Some of the final decorative panels being installed at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station. (Courtesy SFMTA)

SFMTA: COVID-19 impacts delay completion of Central Subway project

The construction of the Central Subway project will not finish up next…

Some of the final decorative panels being installed at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station. (Courtesy SFMTA)
A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Alamo Square gas leak injures 1

A gas leak near San Francisco’s Alamo Square on Thursday afternoon sent…

A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Supervisors, service providers blast plan to remove 2,300 homeless people from shelter-in-place hotels

Several San Francisco supervisors and homeless service providers on Tuesday blasted a…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fourth suspect surrenders in fatal shooting of SF mother

A fourth suspect in the killing of a 33-year-old woman who was…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City staff to help school district prepare buildings for returning students

San Francisco will deploy 20 disaster workers to help public schools assess…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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SF may prohibit people from smoking in their apartments

Board of Supervisors to vote Dec. 1 on ban

Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Four stabbed in SF over span of seven hours

Police investigating unrelated cases in various neighborhoods

San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Woman, 90, clings to life after being hit by motorcyclist who fled scene

No arrest made in hit-and-run collision

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building at 1830 Sutter St. is being recognized for its association with various human rights movements. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building gains landmark status

The building on 1830 Sutter St recieved an unanimous vote in designation for landmark status.

The Japanese YWCA/Issei Women’s Building at 1830 Sutter St. is being recognized for its association with various human rights movements. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Youth vote advocates already looking toward the next election

Young activists disappointed but unsurprised by failure of measures

Protestors take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on the Golden Gate Bridge to remember George Floyd who died while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Thousands joined the peaceful march on the Golden Gate Bridge and walked the full span into Sausalito on June 6, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Opportunity to transform Market Street could be squandered, advocates say

Changes to bike lane plan made with little public input to save money

Advocates hold signs at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board on Oct. 15, 2019. That plan has now been changed, leaving many who worked on it feeling that their input has been disregarded. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds of taxi drivers to lose access to lucrative SFO trips Dec 1

Court rules SFMTA has legal right to determine which medallion holders can do airport pickups

Taxi drivers wait for passengers at the Terminal 2 taxi stand at San Francisco International Airport. (Kevin N. Hume/2019 S.F. Examiner)
Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DPH receives $100,000 traffic safety grant to reach most vulnerable communities

Vision Zero efforts ramping up as 2024 deadline approaches

Pedestrians cross at Jones and Turk streets in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School meal pickup days changing to Tuesdays

The times to pick up free meals for public school students shifted…

Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

A winter surge in COVID-19 cases seems inevitable. Can we stop it?

By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing…

Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins made history Tuesday when he was unanimously confirmed to the…

Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ordinance giving airport workers expanded health coverage approved

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would require…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD aims to bring first children back to school by Jan. 25

School officials are coalescing behind a plan to begin bringing students back…

SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Sunny skies to give way to rain by end of the week

Bay Area skies stayed mostly sunny Tuesday, but rain boot season may…

While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)