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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)
A bottle and syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journa via Tribune News Service)

Vaccine eligibility expanded to people with disabilities, homeless in group shelters

San Francisco will expand vaccine eligibility Monday to people with disabilities and…

A bottle and syringes filled with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journa via Tribune News Service)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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Conservatorship off to a slow start with just one person in court-ordered treatment

Officials expect program to expand now that setup is complete

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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Man dies after police responding to burglary find him stuck between two buildings

A 50-year-old man died after San Francisco police responded Tuesday night to…

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This heat map shows the locations of homicides and shootings in San Francisco from 2017 to mid-2020 (via Police Commission records)

Analysis links 12 groups and gangs to most of SF’s gun violence

A new analysis of crime in San Francisco has found just a…

This heat map shows the locations of homicides and shootings in San Francisco from 2017 to mid-2020 (via Police Commission records)
U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Senate confirms Garland as attorney general

Merrick Garland takes over the Justice Department determined to curb the rise…

U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

House sends massive coronavirus relief bill to Biden

The House cleared a $1.86 trillion COVID-19 relief package Wednesday that would…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden to order 100 million more J&J doses, boosting supply

President Joe Biden will double the U.S. order of Johnson & Johnson’s…

Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

The City announces free summer programming for SFUSD students

City officials on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that will…

Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
BART and other transit agencies are considering plans for a regional rail network. (Shutterstock)

BART to discuss the future of Northern California ‘megaregion’ rail system

Throughout Link21 development process, agency’s board will provide guidance, approve funding

BART and other transit agencies are considering plans for a regional rail network. (Shutterstock)
Some of the Bay Area saw hail Tuesday and Wednesday, including parts of San Francisco. (Shutterstock)

Rain, hail likely to continue through Thursday afternoon in some areas

Stormy weather in the Bay Area is likely to continue through at…

Some of the Bay Area saw hail Tuesday and Wednesday, including parts of San Francisco. (Shutterstock)
Traffic flows along the western span of the Bay Bridge toward San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man critically injured in Bay Bridge shooting

A shooting on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge left a…

Traffic flows along the western span of the Bay Bridge toward San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD Superintendent Vincent Matthews to retire in June

San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Vincent Matthews will retire from his…

Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, is a San Francisco native and a graduate of city schools.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Alcatraz Island to reopen for first time sine December

Alcatraz Island will reopen next week for the first time since last…

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SkyStar Wheel is a Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Shutterstock photo)

SkyStar Wheel debate could center on whether ride is a “structure” under city law

City charter provision could give Board of Supervisors final say over contract extension

SkyStar Wheel is a Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse. (Shutterstock photo)
A four-alarm fire at Mission and 22nd streets in December 2015 killed one man and displaced dozens of others. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Man who certified alarms that failed in fatal Mission District fire faces felony charges

Tommy Jue accused of posing as a licensed contractor, falsifying documents

A four-alarm fire at Mission and 22nd streets in December 2015 killed one man and displaced dozens of others. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hazard pay for store workers wins unanimous approval

San Francisco’s grocery and drug store employees will receive a $5 per…

Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cars head past the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue on Friday Feb. 5, 2021, the scene of a multi-car crash where Sheria Musyoka was killed on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA says speeding is a ‘challenge’ near Lake Merced

Supervisor Myrna Melgar calls for safety improvements to deadly area

Cars head past the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue on Friday Feb. 5, 2021, the scene of a multi-car crash where Sheria Musyoka was killed on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Sandra Zuniga, right, pictured with Mayor London Breed during a walking tour in 2018, faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $500,000 fine for her role in the City Hall corruption scandal.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Nuru scandal: Ex-official Sandra Zuniga to plead guilty, cooperate with feds

Former city official Sandra Zuniga has agreed to become the latest defendant…

Sandra Zuniga, right, pictured with Mayor London Breed during a walking tour in 2018, faces up to 20 years in prison and a possible $500,000 fine for her role in the City Hall corruption scandal.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A bicyclist was seriously injured on Monday, March 8, 2021 in a collision at JFK and Kezar drives. (Courtesy Google)

Woman seriously injured in bicycle collision with vehicle in Golden Gate Park

A 30-year-old woman on a bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision…

A bicyclist was seriously injured on Monday, March 8, 2021 in a collision at JFK and Kezar drives. (Courtesy Google)