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A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Federal judge strikes down CDC’s national moratorium on evictions

David Yaffe-Bellany, Noah Buhayar Los Angeles Times A federal judge in Washington…

A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco police arrested a suspect in connection with a double shooting that killed one person on March 29 at 24th and Mission streets. (Photo courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)

Man faces murder charge over ‘surprise attack’ at Mission BART station

Power washer accused of unloading pistol in unprovoked shooting

San Francisco police arrested a suspect in connection with a double shooting that killed one person on March 29 at 24th and Mission streets. (Photo courtesy @dizz_h via Twitter)
Ja’Mari Oliver, center, 11, a fifth grader at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, is surrounded by his classmates at a protest outside the Safeway at Church and Market streets on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in support of him following an April 26 incident where he was falsely accused by an employee of stealing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School community rallies behind Black classmate stopped at Safeway

‘When you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us’

Ja’Mari Oliver, center, 11, a fifth grader at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, is surrounded by his classmates at a protest outside the Safeway at Church and Market streets on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in support of him following an April 26 incident where he was falsely accused by an employee of stealing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to resume ‘poverty tows’ amid calls to make temporary ban permanent

Fines and fees hurt low-income, homeless residents, but officials say they are a necessary tool

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Unified School District spends less in the classroom than other large school districts but has more senior administrative staff.

Data shows SFUSD behind other districts on tax funding, classroom spending

With spending cuts on the horizon, school board members are taking a…

San Francisco Unified School District spends less in the classroom than other large school districts but has more senior administrative staff.
Recology customers should receive refunds by September if a legal settlement over an overcharge is approved. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors approve $100M Recology settlement to refund overcharged customers

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $100 million…

Recology customers should receive refunds by September if a legal settlement over an overcharge is approved. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking injunctions preventing those arrested on drug dealing charges in the Tenderloin from returning to the area. 
Examiner file photo

Judge to rule on Herrera’s new plan for tackling Tenderloin drug dealing

A San Francisco judge heard arguments Tuesday on whether City Attorney Dennis…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking injunctions preventing those arrested on drug dealing charges in the Tenderloin from returning to the area. 
Examiner file photo
Mayor London Breed and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answer press questions at a grand opening ceremony for the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, an affordable housing complex designated for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families named in honor of the late SF mayor, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City celebrates completion of new affordable housing project in Mission Bay

Edwin M. Lee Apartments, named after former mayor, to house homeless veterans, low-income families

Mayor London Breed and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answer press questions at a grand opening ceremony for the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, an affordable housing complex designated for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families named in honor of the late SF mayor, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bars will be able to reopen at 25 percent capacity on Thursday, a day earlier than initially expected. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bars to reopen Thursday as SF moves into yellow tier

San Francisco moved Tuesday into the state’s least restrictive COVID-19 yellow tier,…

Bars will be able to reopen at 25 percent capacity on Thursday, a day earlier than initially expected. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center officials may begin using more trained health-care workers to respond to security calls. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF General Hospital to reduce reliance on deputies for security

As the nation explores alternatives to policing, city health officials have found…

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center officials may begin using more trained health-care workers to respond to security calls. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New guidance means fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking or biking alone or with members of the same household. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Walking outside? You can keep your mask in your pocket

City adopts revised guidelines for outdoor mask wearing

New guidance means fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people can forgo mask-wearing while engaging in outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking or biking alone or with members of the same household. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The University of San Francisco stopped paying into medical reimbursement accounts of employees who were teaching remotely during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Remote work exposes loophole in SF health care mandate

Ronen introducing legislation requiring medical reimbursement contributions to continue

The University of San Francisco stopped paying into medical reimbursement accounts of employees who were teaching remotely during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Many San Francisco residents expressed support in a survey for the idea of integrating BART and Caltrain, the Bay Area’s two regional commuter rail systems. (Shutterstock)

Survey suggests merger of BART and Caltrain could be popular

Bay Area commuter rail systems have been hit hard by loss of riders during pandemic

Many San Francisco residents expressed support in a survey for the idea of integrating BART and Caltrain, the Bay Area’s two regional commuter rail systems. (Shutterstock)
A server delivers food to customers outside Grant Place Restaurant on Washington Street in Chinatown on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City will help local restaurants apply for new round of federal loans

Mayor London Breed announced Monday that the City and other partners will…

A server delivers food to customers outside Grant Place Restaurant on Washington Street in Chinatown on Friday, July 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny’s, helps a customer at the Mission District cafe in a 2019 photo. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Q&A: Manny Yekutiel says local merchants have endured financial, emotional damage during pandemic

The SF Examiner recently launched a Q&A series that seeks to connect…

Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny’s, helps a customer at the Mission District cafe in a 2019 photo. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Port of San Francisco has lost $15 million in tariffs from passengers due to the cancellation of nearly 200 cruises since March 2020. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examine

Return of cruise industry could bring much-needed revenue back to Port of SF

Cruise ships, which may be allowed to set sail in U.S. waters…

The Port of San Francisco has lost $15 million in tariffs from passengers due to the cancellation of nearly 200 cruises since March 2020. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examine
Longtime bartender Laura Bellizzi rings the bell at Specs’ 12 Adler Museum Cafe, the historic North Beach bar on Friday, April 30, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Specs’ is ready to welcome back the regulars

Crowdfunding lets beloved North Beach hangout reopen

Longtime bartender Laura Bellizzi rings the bell at Specs’ 12 Adler Museum Cafe, the historic North Beach bar on Friday, April 30, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Gil Ayala (left) and Rubin Vasquez at the San Francisco LowRider Council 40th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Family Cruise along Mission Street near 25th Street in San Francisco, California on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The car is a 1977 Pontiac LeMans owned by Gil Ayala. Gilamonster is his nick name. They are both members of the New Temptation Car Club in Daly City.

(CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Cinco de Mayo cruise draws car clubs from around the Bay

Formed in the early 1980s to fight for the right to cruise…

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Gil Ayala (left) and Rubin Vasquez at the San Francisco LowRider Council 40th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Family Cruise along Mission Street near 25th Street in San Francisco, California on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The car is a 1977 Pontiac LeMans owned by Gil Ayala. Gilamonster is his nick name. They are both members of the New Temptation Car Club in Daly City.

(CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Bay Area labor, union members, and community supporters gather at the Embarcadero Plaza before marching to Civic Center for a rally on May Day, Saturday, May 1, 2021, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Workers take to the street for May Day march and rally

Unions and their supporters took to the streets in San Franisco Saturday…

San Francisco Bay Area labor, union members, and community supporters gather at the Embarcadero Plaza before marching to Civic Center for a rally on May Day, Saturday, May 1, 2021, San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF seeks city funding as cuts, state takeover loom

While President Joe Biden this week pitched a plan to offer federal…

People gathered at Civic Center Plaza on March 12 to protest proposed faculty layoffs at City College of San Francisco, which is facing a $33 million budget deficit for the next academic year . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)