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Faith calls us to forgive rent debt

By Hatem Bazian, Joanna Lawrence Shenk, Laura Rumpf and Zarina Kiziloglu As…

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A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin must put justice before politics in Jamaica Hampton case

By Jennifer Sarkodie and Dr. Olivia Park On December 7, 2019, Jamaica…

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)
A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
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The Sunset District needs affordable housing

Irving Street project will help working class families stay in community

A building with a Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset is slated to be redeveloped into affordable housing.
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Do housing tax credits work as well as they could?

By Scott Littlehale In the first half of 2020, investors in Idaho…

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A memorial at Second and Mission streets honored the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run, a collision that triggered finger-pointing afer it was discovered the alleged driver was a parolee with multiple recent arrests. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Fearmongering over high-profile tragedy could undo decades of progress on criminal justice

Misunderstandings about parole system plague debate on fatal hit-and-run case

A memorial at Second and Mission streets honored the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run, a collision that triggered finger-pointing afer it was discovered the alleged driver was a parolee with multiple recent arrests. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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We can’t afford a UCSF expansion that makes the city’s housing crisis worse

By Kathryn Lybarger A proposal to dramatically expand the UC San Francisco…

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The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)

Housing security is fundamental to COVID-19 recovery

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Housing security is the fundamental starting…

The City continues efforts to help residents in crisis due to the pandemic, it’s crucial that efforts are made to invest in, preserve and create affordable housing. (Shutterstock)
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UCSF health professionals call for February 1st school reopening

By Dr. Jeanne Noble and other UCSF department leaders Long term school…

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Hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol and attacked police officers Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

Ted Lieu: Why we will impeach Trump a second time

By Ted Lieu Los Angeles Times I was in my office on…

Hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol and attacked police officers Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The nation cannot stand another two weeks of Trump’s rule

By Amos Brown The reprehensible, inexcusable behavior of the mob in Washington…

Protesters gather on the second day of pro-Trump events fueled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud in an attempt to overturn the results before Congress finalizes them in a joint session of the 117th Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A suspected arson caused extensive damage at an Armenian church in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood. <ins>(Courtesy Alex Bastian)</ins>

Rising hate crimes against Armenians serve as a warning

By Stephan Pechdimaldji Over the past year the number of hate crimes…

A suspected arson caused extensive damage at an Armenian church in San Francisco’s Laurel Heights neighborhood. <ins>(Courtesy Alex Bastian)</ins>
Since the closure of Twin Peaks Boulevard to vehicle traffic during the pandemic, neighbors have been disturbed and disrupted by people partying and causing crime.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner )</ins>

Upper Twin Peaks neighbors fight SFMTA for their future

On March 28, The City of San Francisco closed its 120-year old…

Since the closure of Twin Peaks Boulevard to vehicle traffic during the pandemic, neighbors have been disturbed and disrupted by people partying and causing crime.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner )</ins>
TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

In wake of Prop. 22, Albertsons is converting its home delivery to gig work

Michael Hiltzik Los Angeles Times Those who warned that California’s anti-labor Proposition…

TORRANCE, CA - APRIL 27: Vons shopper Marcena Mitchell finishes her shopping in the morning at the Vons located at 24325 Crenshaw Blvd in Torrance. Doors to the store opened at 6 a.m. for seniors and at-risk shoppers due to the Coronavirus and at 7 a.m. for regular customers. Most of the team arrives at 5 a.m. to stock the shelves with product, sanitize the location for staff and shoppers, and picker/shoppers begin to collect items for .com home delivery shoppers. Vendors arriving throughout the morning must read a checklist of warnings, sign in and they must wear face covering. Vons on Monday, April 27, 2020 in Torrance, CA. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
By the end of May more than 200 childcare centers and family childcare homes had closed in San Francisco, many of them for good. (Shutterstock)

Childcare is essential to The City’s recovery

Care providers and early educators on the verge of collapse need funds to survive

By the end of May more than 200 childcare centers and family childcare homes had closed in San Francisco, many of them for good. (Shutterstock)
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Why college savings is more important than ever this holiday season

By Fiona Ma When it comes to holiday gifts, kids (and even…

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Without a database tracking rental housing, San Francisco will continue to be plagued by displacement and speculation that keep residents at risk. (Black Press file photo)

San Francisco needs a rental housing inventory

By Molly Goldberg, Kung Feng and Fernando Martí The housing affordability crisis…

Without a database tracking rental housing, San Francisco will continue to be plagued by displacement and speculation that keep residents at risk. (Black Press file photo)
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Letter: Setting the record straight on the renegotiated police union contract

This letter was initially sent to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday…

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Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic response shows hunger is a problem that can be solved

Policymakers must commit to giving all Californians access to food regardless of race or origins

Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)
The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)

With the Biden-Harris administration on the horizon, there’s reason for hope this Veterans Day

In the years since I started representing veterans and working on veterans…

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)
Negative effects would result if shelter-in-place hotels housing homeless people are closed in December. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community groups urge SF not to shut down shelter-in-place hotels

Closures would likely prompt a spike in street-based homelessness

Negative effects would result if shelter-in-place hotels housing homeless people are closed in December. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)