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“Big Mike” smoking from the three-foot-long joint at the 420 event at Hippie Hill on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Photos: Smoke rises over Hippie Hill for annual 420 marijuana celebration

Marijuana enthusiasts from all over the world gathered at Golden Gate Park’s…

“Big Mike” smoking from the three-foot-long joint at the 420 event at Hippie Hill on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeffrey Cleary of Cleary Bikes (center) talks with Board of Education Comissioner Jenny Lam (left) and Supervisor Vallie Brown (right) at the Bike and Roll to School event at Rosa Parks Elementary School on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City officials join students in assembly for Bike and Roll to School Week

Students, families, and local leaders ditched their cars in favor of bikes…

Jeffrey Cleary of Cleary Bikes (center) talks with Board of Education Comissioner Jenny Lam (left) and Supervisor Vallie Brown (right) at the Bike and Roll to School event at Rosa Parks Elementary School on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People watch as a car drives siadeways during the Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Cesar Chavez Day Festival brings cars and color to the Mission

Thousands of people flocked to the Mission on Saturday to participate in…

  • Apr 13, 2019
People watch as a car drives siadeways during the Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Claude Joseph, a union representative with SEIU Local 1021, leads City and County of San Francisco employees with SEIU Local 1021 on a march to Uber headquarters to protest the gig economy and inequality as contract negotiations with The City continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City workers demonstrate outside Uber, City Hall

San Francisco Police arrested 23 people as city and county employees represented…

Claude Joseph, a union representative with SEIU Local 1021, leads City and County of San Francisco employees with SEIU Local 1021 on a march to Uber headquarters to protest the gig economy and inequality as contract negotiations with The City continue on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People gather around a banner at a rally calling on elected leaders to shut down San Francisco Juvenile Hall outside City Hall on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Youth, supporters rally to advocate closure of SF juvenile hall

Dozens of youth and supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall…

People gather around a banner at a rally calling on elected leaders to shut down San Francisco Juvenile Hall outside City Hall on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Erika Hidalgo (center) listens to speakers at a rally agaist State Bill 40 in front of Hastings Law School where Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Phil Ting and David Chiu were set to speak on the issue on Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless, disability rights advocates disrupt town hall to protest state conservatorship bill

By Ellie Doyen Special to the S.F. Examiner Tempers flared as opponents…

  • Apr 6, 2019
Erika Hidalgo (center) listens to speakers at a rally agaist State Bill 40 in front of Hastings Law School where Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Phil Ting and David Chiu were set to speak on the issue on Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An attendee grabs a cupcake at SweetSpotSF at the SOMArts Cultural Center on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco dessert festival sweetens up SOMA

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to gorge on noting but confections…

An attendee grabs a cupcake at SweetSpotSF at the SOMArts Cultural Center on Saturday, March 30, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders shakes the hands of supporters as he arrives at a rally for his 2020 presidential run at Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Thousands gather to see Bernie Sanders at Fort Mason rally

Thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters made their way to Great Meadow Park…

  • Mar 24, 2019
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders shakes the hands of supporters as he arrives at a rally for his 2020 presidential run at Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason on Sunday, March 24, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Rev. Jesse Jackson praying with community members at the Third Baptist Church on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jesse Jackson visits Fillmore church to speak against Islamophobia

Civil rights leader and former Democratic presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke…

  • Mar 22, 2019
Rev. Jesse Jackson praying with community members at the Third Baptist Church on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bicyclists hold signs during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Cyclists, advocates rally for more protected bike lanes

Cyclists and bicycle advocates gathered at City Hall to call on City…

  • Mar 19, 2019
Bicyclists hold signs during a rally calling for increased safety measures for bicyclists at City Hall on Tuesday March 19, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A temporary tent sits at a groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable housing project at 1950 Mission Street, the former site of The City’s first navigation center, in the Mission District on Monday March 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community, officials gather to break ground on Mission District affordable housing project

Beginning with an indigenous blessing, the Mission District community and officials gathered…

  • Mar 18, 2019
A temporary tent sits at a groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable housing project at 1950 Mission Street, the former site of The City’s first navigation center, in the Mission District on Monday March 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed leads the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns Market St. into a sea of green

Thousands lined Market St. on Saturday to commence the St. Patrick’s Day…

  • Mar 16, 2019
Mayor London Breed leads the 168th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Volunteer Nea Long does makeup on St. Anthony’s guest Latanette McDaniel to celebrate International Women’s Day at the St. Anthony’s Social Services Center on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Anthony’s celebrates International Women’s Day

The St. Anthony's Free Clothing Program hosted over 100 women today in…

Volunteer Nea Long does makeup on St. Anthony’s guest Latanette McDaniel to celebrate International Women’s Day at the St. Anthony’s Social Services Center on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A flower arrangement sits below a portrait of the late Public Defender Jeff Adachi at a memorial service at City Hall on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Officials, mourners honor Jeff Adachi at City Hall memorial service

Hundreds of San Francisco officials and mourners filed in to City Hall…

A flower arrangement sits below a portrait of the late Public Defender Jeff Adachi at a memorial service at City Hall on Monday, March 4, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A person carrying their American Tulip Day Haul on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

American Tulip Day gives away 100,000 free tulips

An estimated 5,000 people descended upon Union Square Saturday to get their…

A person carrying their American Tulip Day Haul on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A group from the Public Defender's Office leads the march in honor of late Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds gather for vigil, march to honor Jeff Adachi

Hundreds gathered outside the San Francisco Public Defender's Office to honor the…

A group from the Public Defender's Office leads the march in honor of late Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Foster City Chinese Club performing in the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The 2019 Chinese New Year Parade kicks off the Year of the Pig

Thousands of people gathered Saturday evening to observe the Chinese New Year…

The Foster City Chinese Club performing in the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Public Defender Jeff Adachi speaks to the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee on Thursday at City Hall. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Remembering Public Defender Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi died unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 22,…

Public Defender Jeff Adachi speaks to the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee on Thursday at City Hall. (James Chan/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Community members getting a first look at the Phil Arnold Trail at the dedication celebration on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden Gate Park opens new trail dedicated to parks advocate Phil Arnold

San Francisco Recreation and Parks dedicated a newly renovated trail to Bay…

Community members getting a first look at the Phil Arnold Trail at the dedication celebration on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds of City employees represented by unions SEIU Local 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 rally on the steps of City Hall as negotiations begin on a new contract with The City on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City workers rally as contract negotiations begin

Hundreds of union members who work for The City of San Francisco…

Hundreds of City employees represented by unions SEIU Local 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 rally on the steps of City Hall as negotiations begin on a new contract with The City on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)