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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)
A view of the Burger King drive through at the Observation Post at the Presidio, which served as a Burger King from 1989 to 1996. (Courtesy Presidio Trust)

Observation Post at the Presidio: Remembering the Burger King with the best view

The Observation Post at the Presidio is set to be torn down.…

A view of the Burger King drive through at the Observation Post at the Presidio, which served as a Burger King from 1989 to 1996. (Courtesy Presidio Trust)
San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks to striking Marriott hotel workers with UNITE HERE Local 2 at a rally at Yerba Buena Gardens on day 40 of the strike on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF mayor lends support to striking Marriott workers at rally

On day 40 of the Marriott hotel workers strike, San Francisco Mayor…

San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks to striking Marriott hotel workers with UNITE HERE Local 2 at a rally at Yerba Buena Gardens on day 40 of the strike on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People wear dust masks while walking along Market Street as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area creating poor air quality on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Masks come out as wild fire smoke fills air

Smoke from the Camp Fire near Chico in Northern California continues to…

People wear dust masks while walking along Market Street as smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California drifts down into the Bay Area creating poor air quality on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A fan holds up a photo of Wille McCovey as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Giants, fans honor Willie McCovey

The San Francisco Giants and about 2,000 fans honored the late Willie…

A fan holds up a photo of Wille McCovey as the San Francisco Giants paid tribute to legend Willie McCovey at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People chat over drinks at the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Candidates, voters gather for traditional Election Day lunch

Candidates and voters mixed and mingled over food and drinks at the…

People chat over drinks at the traditional Election Day lunch at John's Grill on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Walgreens at 1979 Mission Street next to the 16th Street Mission BART plaza in the Mission District on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. A proposed building development that would overlook the plaza has been mired in controversy since its introduction in 2013. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dueling groups stage separate rallies on controversial Mission housing project

Community members affiliated with the Plaza 16 Coalition marched through the Mission…

The Walgreens at 1979 Mission Street next to the 16th Street Mission BART plaza in the Mission District on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. A proposed building development that would overlook the plaza has been mired in controversy since its introduction in 2013. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Jose Zepeda leads striking Marriott hotel workers with a chant of "One Job Should Be Enough" as they march to City Hall to attend a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Marriott hotel workers march to City Hall for special Supervisors hearing

Striking Marriott hotel workers with UNITE HERE Local 2 marched to City…

Jose Zepeda leads striking Marriott hotel workers with a chant of "One Job Should Be Enough" as they march to City Hall to attend a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Google employee Cathay Bi speaks at a rally at Harry Bridges Plaza to protest the tech company's treatment of women and handling of sexual harassment scandals on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Google employees walkout

Hundreds of Google San Francisco employees walked out of work to protest…

Google employee Cathay Bi speaks at a rally at Harry Bridges Plaza to protest the tech company's treatment of women and handling of sexual harassment scandals on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman crosses the street in front of construction equipment blocking a section of Van Ness Avenue in front of Bootleg Bar and Kitchen on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Masaye Waugh, co-owner of Bootleg, said the business will be shutting down on Wednesday, Nov. 1 due to lack of business from the ongoing the Van Ness Improvement Project. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Van Ness construction impacting businesses

Several business owners on Van Ness Avenue reported being affected by the…

A woman crosses the street in front of construction equipment blocking a section of Van Ness Avenue in front of Bootleg Bar and Kitchen on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Masaye Waugh, co-owner of Bootleg, said the business will be shutting down on Wednesday, Nov. 1 due to lack of business from the ongoing the Van Ness Improvement Project. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and students in Lauren Behrmann's Kindergarten class get underneath a desk for an earthquake drill as they take part in the Great California Shakeout at Bryant Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF Mayor, public safety officials join students in earthquake drill

Mayor London Breed, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott, Fire Chief Joanne…

Mayor London Breed and students in Lauren Behrmann's Kindergarten class get underneath a desk for an earthquake drill as they take part in the Great California Shakeout at Bryant Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors unveil their 2017-18 NBA Championship banner before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Warriors celebrate 2017-18 Championship, win season opener

The Golden State Warriors celebrated their 2017-18 Championship in style by receiving…

The Golden State Warriors unveil their 2017-18 NBA Championship banner before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco Police officer walks in front of striking workers sitting in the street out in front of the SF Marriott Marquis Hotel as hundreds of striking Marriott union workers with Unite Here from Oakland and San Francisco march in downtown San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Striking Marriott workers march, get arrested for blocking street

More than 1,000 striking workers from San Francisco and Oakland Marriott hotels…

A San Francisco Police officer walks in front of striking workers sitting in the street out in front of the SF Marriott Marquis Hotel as hundreds of striking Marriott union workers with Unite Here from Oakland and San Francisco march in downtown San Francisco on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Instructor Mark Cicak gives some final instructions to Liz Koppel before she rappels down from the 46th floor rooftop during Outward Bound California's City Skyline Challenge fundraiser at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City Skyline Challenge raises funds for Outward Bound programs

Local officials, celebrities and private citizens rappelled on Friday down the side…

Instructor Mark Cicak gives some final instructions to Liz Koppel before she rappels down from the 46th floor rooftop during Outward Bound California's City Skyline Challenge fundraiser at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Pallbearers carry the casket of Virginia Ramos, also known as "The Tamale Lady," out of Mission Dolores Basilica Church on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funeral services held for Virginia Ramos, aka “Tamale Lady”

Family and friends laid to rest Virginia Ramos, also known as "The…

Pallbearers carry the casket of Virginia Ramos, also known as "The Tamale Lady," out of Mission Dolores Basilica Church on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students at George Peabody Elementary School ride scooters and walk through the intersection of Clement Street and Ninth Avenue during Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD students walk and roll to school

Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco Unified School District…

Students at George Peabody Elementary School ride scooters and walk through the intersection of Clement Street and Ninth Avenue during Walk and Roll to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School students give tours of their new stormwater schoolyard at the school in the Sunset District on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Sunset elementary school unveils new stormwater schoolyard

Officials gathered at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School in the Sunset District…

Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School students give tours of their new stormwater schoolyard at the school in the Sunset District on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (DavÌd RodrÌguez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Round Valley Dancers perform during the first official Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Gardens on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF celebrates first official Indigenous Peoples Day

Native Americans gathered to celebrate The City's first recognized Indigenous Peoples Day…

The Round Valley Dancers perform during the first official Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in San Francisco at Yerba Buena Gardens on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight team hold a tight formation during the Fleet Week Air Show on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

2018 Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Air Show

People kept their binoculars and cameras at the ready Friday for the…

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight team hold a tight formation during the Fleet Week Air Show on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lochs Dhakar gathers up candles at a memorial service for Russell Franklin on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Franklin was an avid cyclist who was struck and killed by a driver Sept. 13 near the intersection of Howard Street and South Van Ness Avenue. He was an activist who was an advocate for the LGBTQ community, for people living with or trying to prevent HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities and those trying to overcome homelessness and drug addiction. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Friends, bicycle advocates gather to honor life of cyclist Russell Franklin

Friends and bicycle advocates gathered for a memorial service for Russell Franklin…

Lochs Dhakar gathers up candles at a memorial service for Russell Franklin on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Franklin was an avid cyclist who was struck and killed by a driver Sept. 13 near the intersection of Howard Street and South Van Ness Avenue. He was an activist who was an advocate for the LGBTQ community, for people living with or trying to prevent HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities and those trying to overcome homelessness and drug addiction. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)