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After the pandemic hit, San Francisco installed handwashing stations intended to serve the homeless, but advocates say more permanent water stations are needed, especially in the Tenderloin. 
David Mamaril 
Horowitz/Special to S.F. Examiner

Survey finds homeless residents have insufficient access to clean water

Homeless residents in San Francisco struggle to access clean water for drinking…

After the pandemic hit, San Francisco installed handwashing stations intended to serve the homeless, but advocates say more permanent water stations are needed, especially in the Tenderloin. 
David Mamaril 
Horowitz/Special to S.F. Examiner
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner

SkyStar Wheel to keep on turning in Golden Gate Park

Board of Supervisors rejects attempt to limit extension of controversial Ferris wheel to one year

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner
A teen and two others allegedly robbed a 75-year-old woman of her keys and wallet after she parked her car in the lot of a Safeway in the Richmond District. (Shutterstock)

Teen girl busted in botched carjacking outside Safeway

A teenage girl has been arrested in connection with a violent carjacking…

A teen and two others allegedly robbed a 75-year-old woman of her keys and wallet after she parked her car in the lot of a Safeway in the Richmond District. (Shutterstock)
Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)

Study finds elementary students’ reading skills stalled after spring school closures

A new study by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education…

Stanford researchers looked at changes in literacy skills in elementary school students. (Shutterstock)
Mayor London Breed got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Maxine Hall Health Center in the Western Addition on Tuesday. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Mayor Breed gets vaccinated, urges city residents to do the same

‘These vaccines are safe, they’re effective, and they can save your life,’ Breed tells doubters

Mayor London Breed got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Maxine Hall Health Center in the Western Addition on Tuesday. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)

Assemblymember David Chiu takes second shot at speed camera bill

Pilot program includes stronger protections for privacy and equity, supporters say

Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)
(Courtesy SF Rec and Parks)

Renovations complete at Mission District’s Garfield Square

Park gets improved indoor swimming pool, clubhouse, new basketball courts and splashpad for children

(Courtesy SF Rec and Parks)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Board vote could cut short the SkyStar Wheel’s run

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday whether to overturn…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspects arrested and released in Bayview homicide

San Francisco police have arrested a man and a woman in connection…

San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Suspects arrested in assault on Uber driver

Arna Kimiai, 24, the second suspect in the March 7 aggravated assault…

(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Teachers say planned school schedule leaves them with no time to prepare

Union members approve contract with district but continue lobbying on working conditions

Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
While the risk is lower, public spaces like the gym still increase exposure to unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks, maintain distance and wash their hands frequently in these spaces. (Getty Images via Tribune News Service)

Transit workers, homeless residents now prioritized for COVID vaccines in California

California is making more essential workers, as well as homeless residents and…

While the risk is lower, public spaces like the gym still increase exposure to unvaccinated people. Fully vaccinated people should continue to wear masks, maintain distance and wash their hands frequently in these spaces. (Getty Images via Tribune News Service)
The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

One year after city schools closed, parents rally for a full reopening

On the one-year anniversary of the last full day of in-person classes…

The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Schools are about to re-open, but how will students get there?

SFUSD and SFMTA start to grapple with transportation options ahead of April 12

Muni has made drastic cuts to its bus and train network over the past year, leaving some families wondering how they will get kids to school in April.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area legislators criticize state’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy for hardest-hit communties

Nearly two dozen state legislators representing the Bay Area sent a letter…

Snow may be visible on Bay Area peaks including Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County. (Shutterstock)

Brisk temps, some rain and possible snow on Bay Area peaks expected Sunday-Monday

A cold weather system packing chilly temperatures is expected to arrive Sunday…

Snow may be visible on Bay Area peaks including Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County. (Shutterstock)
Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal soils Department of the Environment

A new department is being drawn into City Hall’s corruption scandal after…

Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
People raise their arms at a protest against proposed layoffs at City College of San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF community outraged over proposed cuts, layoffs

Nearly 200 City College of San Francisco faculty and administrators are facing…

People raise their arms at a protest against proposed layoffs at City College of San Francisco at Civic Center Plaza on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An auto body shop at 1201 Valencia St. will be replaced with a mixed-use housing and retail project. (Carrie Sisto/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Valencia Street mixed-use project approved with 24 units of housing

By Carrie Sisto Special to the S.F. Examiner A proposed 24-unit, mixed-use…

  • Mar 12, 2021
An auto body shop at 1201 Valencia St. will be replaced with a mixed-use housing and retail project. (Carrie Sisto/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed unveils proposal to make Shared Spaces permanent

Legislation will attempt to remedy concerns about equity, inclusivity and enforcement

People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)