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One of many piggie banks that were to be handed out to urge Chinatown merchants and celebrants to be vigilant in order to avoid becoming the victims of crimes and scams around the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration at the Dragon Gate at Grant and Bush streets on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Promoting safety awareness for Chinese New Year

Law enforcement and city officials gathered at the Dragon Gate entrance to…

One of many piggie banks that were to be handed out to urge Chinatown merchants and celebrants to be vigilant in order to avoid becoming the victims of crimes and scams around the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration at the Dragon Gate at Grant and Bush streets on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Randy Seriguchi Jr., left, Executive Director for the Urban Ed Academy,  works with Alaiyah Samiere and Kwanma Spruell, first graders at Dr. Charles R. Drew Preparatory Academy, on word problems on tablets that were part of a donation of 20 tablets and 20 laptops made by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and its social impact partners to first graders at the school on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPUC donates laptops to first graders at Bayview elementary school

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, along with its social impact partners…

Randy Seriguchi Jr., left, Executive Director for the Urban Ed Academy,  works with Alaiyah Samiere and Kwanma Spruell, first graders at Dr. Charles R. Drew Preparatory Academy, on word problems on tablets that were part of a donation of 20 tablets and 20 laptops made by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and its social impact partners to first graders at the school on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People sit along the Coastal Trail at Lands End near trash bags and refuse piled up next to waste bins as the federal government shutdown continues on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Federal shutdown effects hit SF parks

San Francisco is feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown as…

People sit along the Coastal Trail at Lands End near trash bags and refuse piled up next to waste bins as the federal government shutdown continues on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Malik Senefuru explains the mazao, or crops, on the altar along with the six other symbols of Kwanzaa at the 13th annual Kwanzaa celebration inside City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Kwanzaa kicks off at City Hall celebration

African-American community members gathered at City Hall to celebrate the 13th annual…

Malik Senefuru explains the mazao, or crops, on the altar along with the six other symbols of Kwanzaa at the 13th annual Kwanzaa celebration inside City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Christmas tree chippings fly into a chipper truck 32nd annual "Chipping of the Trees" event at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Christmas trees pulverized in annual Chipping of the Trees

The smell of fresh-cut pine was in the air during the 32nd…

Christmas tree chippings fly into a chipper truck 32nd annual "Chipping of the Trees" event at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cable car blueprints sit on a carpenter's table at the SFMTA Woods Division carpentry shop on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Carpenters use historic resources to keep cable cars running

Carpenters with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Woods Division carpentry shop…

Cable car blueprints sit on a carpenter's table at the SFMTA Woods Division carpentry shop on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People listen to the first set of names of the 240 people who died while living on the streets in 2018 at a vigil to remember them at UN Plaza on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Honoring the homeless who died on SF streets

Some two hundred people marched with banners, sang and gathered to remember…

People listen to the first set of names of the 240 people who died while living on the streets in 2018 at a vigil to remember them at UN Plaza on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs inside City Hall after Mayor London Breed named them the Official Band of San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed makes it official with the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Mayor London Breed joined state Sen. Scott Wiener, Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and…

The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band performs inside City Hall after Mayor London Breed named them the Official Band of San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A surfer catches a big wave from a storm surge rolling in under the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Storm surge waves in San Francisco Bay draw crowds, surfers

A storm surge created big waves that attracted crowds and surfers to…

A surfer catches a big wave from a storm surge rolling in under the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Volunteer Sally Sherwood of Novato and her son Cody, 4, plant a redwood sapling in a grove at the Presidio on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The saplings were cloned by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive from ancient coast redwood specimens to form part of a larger redwood grove. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Volunteers plant saplings cloned from ancient redwoods at the Presidio

Volunteers planted 75 redwood tree saplings at the Thomas Redwoods Grove at…

Volunteer Sally Sherwood of Novato and her son Cody, 4, plant a redwood sapling in a grove at the Presidio on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The saplings were cloned by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive from ancient coast redwood specimens to form part of a larger redwood grove. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Activists demonstrate inside PG&E's San Francisco headquarters to protest any possible bailouts for the company to cover costs associated with deadly wildfires on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demonstrate inside PG&E headquarters

Protesters chanted and sang as they demonstrated against PG&E for their role…

Activists demonstrate inside PG&E's San Francisco headquarters to protest any possible bailouts for the company to cover costs associated with deadly wildfires on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

SantaCon persists despite lack of permits, decrease in attendance

Hundreds of revelers in the Christmas spirit took to San Francisco's Union…

(Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
David Seward takes a break from work at the Winter Park at Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Winter Park at Civic Center opens

Winter has come to Civic Center Plaza as the Winter Park at…

David Seward takes a break from work at the Winter Park at Civic Center on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A new mural by artist Jeff Canham that replaces an old billboard location on the side of Footprint shoe store at Taraval Street and 27th Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New Sunset, Parkside mural on Taraval unveiled

City and Sunset/Parkside neighborhood officials celebrated the completion of a new mural…

A new mural by artist Jeff Canham that replaces an old billboard location on the side of Footprint shoe store at Taraval Street and 27th Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
State Assemblymember David Chiu, Mayor London Breed, Stan Landfair, President of the Nob Hill Association, and other officials applaud as the trees light up red and green at the association's 47th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Huntington Park on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Trees light up red, green at annual Nob Hill Lighting Ceremony

Mayor London Breed, Assemblymember David Chiu and other officials gathered along with…

State Assemblymember David Chiu, Mayor London Breed, Stan Landfair, President of the Nob Hill Association, and other officials applaud as the trees light up red and green at the association's 47th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at Huntington Park on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Longtime LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones speaks at a rally with striking UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel workers at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel as city officials and LGBTQ leaders joined with the workers to remember the life of labor leader and supervisor Harvey Milk on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, the day before the 40th anniversary of his assassination. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City officials, LGBTQ leaders join Marriott workers to honor Harvey Milk

City officials and leaders in the LGBTQ community walked the picket line…

Longtime LGBTQ activist Cleve Jones speaks at a rally with striking UNITE HERE Local 2 hotel workers at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel as city officials and LGBTQ leaders joined with the workers to remember the life of labor leader and supervisor Harvey Milk on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, the day before the 40th anniversary of his assassination. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left: Obadiah Taylor, Raymond Washington and Holly Collins prepare plates of food for people at the African American Art and Culture Complex's 29th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless and people alone at the Martin Luther King Marcus Garvey Square Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Thanksgiving feast for the homeless and alone

People trickled in to the Martin Luther King-Marcus Garvey Square Community Center…

From left: Obadiah Taylor, Raymond Washington and Holly Collins prepare plates of food for people at the African American Art and Culture Complex's 29th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the homeless and people alone at the Martin Luther King Marcus Garvey Square Community Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The new Lefty O'Doul's Ballpark Buffet and Cafe on Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf during its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lefty O’Doul’s returns at new Fisherman’s Wharf location

Officials and patrons turned out Tuesday to celebrate the grand re-opening of…

The new Lefty O'Doul's Ballpark Buffet and Cafe on Jefferson Street in Fisherman's Wharf during its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Larrilou Carumba, a housekeeper at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis who has been a leader in the ongoing strike who also delivers meals via DoorDash at night to help support her family. (Photos and illustration by Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Marriott employee strikes by day, delivers food by night

Larrilou Carumba has worked at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis for more…

Larrilou Carumba, a housekeeper at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis who has been a leader in the ongoing strike who also delivers meals via DoorDash at night to help support her family. (Photos and illustration by Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Debris piles up as an excavator begins demolishing the Observation Post at the Presidio to make room for the new Presidio Tunnel Tops project on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Observation Post at the Presidio is demolished

Officials with the Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Recreation Area gathered…

Debris piles up as an excavator begins demolishing the Observation Post at the Presidio to make room for the new Presidio Tunnel Tops project on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)