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The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, installed in March for celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, has sat unused for much of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

City parks officials want to keep 150-foot Ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park longer

Nature lovers oppose extension due to potential impacts on migrating birds

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, installed in March for celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park, has sat unused for much of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
U.S. Attorney David Anderson announced charges Wednesday against a number of people accused of selling drugs in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Federal prosecutors indict 8 accused of selling fentanyl in Tenderloin

Federal prosecutors in San Francisco announced a grand jury indictment against eight…

U.S. Attorney David Anderson announced charges Wednesday against a number of people accused of selling drugs in the Tenderloin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said injunctions filed against alleged drug dealers who have been arrested in the Tenderloin target individuals who do not live in the area. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Advocates call on city attorney to end civil injunctions against 28 alleged drug dealers

Community advocates in San Francisco are calling on City Attorney Dennis Herrera…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said injunctions filed against alleged drug dealers who have been arrested in the Tenderloin target individuals who do not live in the area. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors condemn use of Mark Zuckerberg’s name on city hospital

Resolution calls for city to establish clear standards for naming rights on public properties

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police released body-worn camera footage of an Oct. 6, 2019 incident at Fisherman’s Wharf that led to assault charges being filed against one officer. (Examiner screenshot of SFPD video)

Body-worn camera footage released in police beating that led to charges against officer

San Francisco police have released body-worn camera footage from a 2019 police…

Police released body-worn camera footage of an Oct. 6, 2019 incident at Fisherman’s Wharf that led to assault charges being filed against one officer. (Examiner screenshot of SFPD video)
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Judge fines Uber $59 million, threatens license in California over assault data

California regulators issued a $59-million fine to Uber and threatened to suspend…

(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Mayor London Breed is asking city department heads to prepare potential budget cuts of up to 10 percent..(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Breed asks departments for 7.5 percent budget cuts

Facing a more than $650 million deficit over the next two fiscal…

Mayor London Breed is asking city department heads to prepare potential budget cuts of up to 10 percent..(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
The new Bayview Essential Services Hub will offer services including COVID-19 testing. (Examiner screenshot from courtesy video)

New essential services hub launches in Bayview to help pandemic’s hardest-hit residents

Residents in San Francisco’ Bayview District — one of the hardest hit…

The new Bayview Essential Services Hub will offer services including COVID-19 testing. (Examiner screenshot from courtesy video)
SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Central Subway estimated to be 15 percent over $1.6 billion budget

SFMTA board approves $48.8 million package of 671 change orders, with more to come

SFMTA workers install some of the final decorative panels at the platform level in Chinatown–Rose Pak Station on the new Central Subway line, which is projected to open for service in 2022. (Courtesy SFMTA)
State Sen. Scott Wiener said Senate Bill 73 would help end mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Scott Wiener legislation would end mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug crimes

Judges would get more discretion in sentencing offenders

State Sen. Scott Wiener said Senate Bill 73 would help end mass incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Court documents contain stills from an Instagram video believed to show Fernando Madrigal loading a magazine on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy FBI via court records)

SF man faces federal charges in second killing

A San Francisco activist facing charges in the fatal shooting of a…

Court documents contain stills from an Instagram video believed to show Fernando Madrigal loading a magazine on July 6, 2019. (Courtesy FBI via court records)
Jordan Davis, who staged two hunger strikes to fight for a supportive housing rent cap, called the approval of legislation to set rent at 30 percent of residents’ incomes “historic.” (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supportive housing rents capped at 30 percent of income

Supportive housing tenants will have their rents capped at 30 percent of…

Jordan Davis, who staged two hunger strikes to fight for a supportive housing rent cap, called the approval of legislation to set rent at 30 percent of residents’ incomes “historic.” (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>

City’s first raised intersection planned for Page and Buchanan streets

Street safety advocates hope more will follow

A planned project at Page and Buchanan streets will increase pedestrian safety. <ins>(Rendering courtesy SFMTA)</ins>
A health care worker receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy SFgov)

SF begins administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Top physician at SF General treating critically ill patients is first to get vaccine

A health care worker receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy SFgov)
Dacari Spiers speaks alongside his attorneys at a news conference at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD officer charged with assault for alleged baton beating

A San Francisco police officer has been charged with assault and battery…

Dacari Spiers speaks alongside his attorneys at a news conference at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chamber of Commerce urges supes to give SFMTA the money it needs in next budget cycle

Letter calls on the board to make ‘tough decisions’ necessary to keep Muni running

Passengers board an N-Judah Muni bus at Fifth and Market streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rules Committee recommends two SFMTA board nominees for approval by full board

Fiona Hinze and Manny Yekutiel would bring new perspectives to transit agency leadership

Manny Yekutiel, left, owner of Manny's, helps customer Parvathy Nair at the Mission District cafe on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police make an arrest near Powell and Market streets on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

High-powered rifle rounds left behind in Potrero Hill shooting

Shootings on the rise by 38 percent in San Francisco

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)

Colfax: SF General gets first 2K COVID-19 vaccine doses

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Monday received 2,000 doses of Pfizer’s…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Cliff House restaurant closed in July after trying takeout service in early June because it was losing too much money. The operators now say they are closed for good. (Shutterstock)

Cliff House owners shutting down for good

Longtime operators blame COVID-19 pandemic, failed lease negotiations with National Park Service

The Cliff House restaurant closed in July after trying takeout service in early June because it was losing too much money. The operators now say they are closed for good. (Shutterstock)