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Animal Care and Control has moved into a new shelter at 1419 Bryant St. (Courtesy photo)

Animal Care and Control unveils new state-of-the-art facility

San Francisco city leaders on Monday celebrated the opening of San Francisco…

Animal Care and Control has moved into a new shelter at 1419 Bryant St. (Courtesy photo)
Carol Isen has been acting director of the Department of Human Resources since October. <ins>(Courtesy SFGOV)</ins>

Breed’s pick for human resources head opposed by Black employees group

Acting Director Carol Isen would be first openly LGBT individual to serve in the role if confirmed

Carol Isen has been acting director of the Department of Human Resources since October. <ins>(Courtesy SFGOV)</ins>
Larry Yee’s appointment to the Police Commission was confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Courtesy Mayor’s Office)

Police Commission nominee clears supes as second hopeful named

Oversight panel has been short members for nearly a year

Larry Yee’s appointment to the Police Commission was confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Courtesy Mayor’s Office)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Recall looming, Newsom addresses a battered California at a pivotal moment

John Myers Los Angeles Times History offers no real precedent for the…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Many San Francisco residents lack reliable access to the internet use a mobile device such as a cell phone as their primary form of access to online services. (Shutterstock)

SF struggles to make city services accessible on mobile devices

Just 20 percent deemed smartphone-friendly

Many San Francisco residents lack reliable access to the internet use a mobile device such as a cell phone as their primary form of access to online services. (Shutterstock)
Derick Almena (Courtesy photo)

Ghost Ship defendant Almena to serve remainder of sentence in home confinement

The master tenant of the Ghost Ship warehouse that caught fire and…

Derick Almena (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD reopening plans still leave out most secondary students

SFUSD announces April return to in-person learning after reaching contract deal with teachers

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Fully vaccinated? Here are the CDC guidelines for what you can do after receiving a COVID vaccine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued its…

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Brandi Harrapence, right, has lunch with her daughter Kayla Harrapence inside Firestone Grill in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, open for inside dinning for the first time in nearly a year, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California is far from herd immunity, making a 4th COVID-19 wave possible. Here’s how

Rong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money Los Angeles Times California is optimistic…

Brandi Harrapence, right, has lunch with her daughter Kayla Harrapence inside Firestone Grill in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, open for inside dinning for the first time in nearly a year, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Charter amendment effort would replace elected school board with appointed body

Critics of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Monday formally…

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Howard Golden places an order with server Dragos Pintlie at John’s Grill as indoor dining resumes on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows fewer jobs available in key industries as The City struggles to recover from the pandemic

San Francisco’s job market has contracted sharply over the past year in…

Howard Golden places an order with server Dragos Pintlie at John’s Grill as indoor dining resumes on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jill Bonny, owner of Studio Kazoku tattoo parlor in the Haight, tattoos client Lam Vo on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

No one was fighting for tattoo artists, so they started advocating for themselves

Jill Bonny has been tattooing in the Bay Area since 2000. Four…

Jill Bonny, owner of Studio Kazoku tattoo parlor in the Haight, tattoos client Lam Vo on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)

COVID is reshaping the streets of San Francisco

Walk down Page Street, which is closed to thru-traffic, and you might…

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted changes to The City's streets including Slow Streets closures to increase open space access and the Shared Spaces program, which allows businesses to use public right-of-ways for dining, retail and services. (Examiner illustration)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ferry agency may lower fares, increase service to encourage riders to return

The agency that operates the San Francisco Bay Ferry service has proposed…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Some SFUSD families prefer distance learning

Health issues, classroom uncertainties among reasons for staying home

José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police are looking for this truck, which they say may have been involved in a fatal collision in the Outer Mission. (Courtesy SFPD)

Police seeking truck in collision that killed elderly pedestrian Tuesday

Police in San Francisco are asking the public for help finding a…

San Francisco police are looking for this truck, which they say may have been involved in a fatal collision in the Outer Mission. (Courtesy SFPD)
Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD sets April reopening date after reaching tentative agreement with teachers union

San Francisco Unified School District has set April 12 as its reopening…

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF orders COVID-19 testing for jail workers after outbreak among sheriff staff

San Francisco health officials are ordering mandatory COVID-19 testing for anyone working…

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Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom and state…

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State to reserve 40 percent of COVID-19 vaccines for hard-hit areas

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation State officials said Thursday that…