150th Anniversary

COURTESY PHOTO

Artistic free spirits have always flocked to SF

When did San Francisco become an arts mecca? If you ask Bill…

 

City left in ruins

City left in ruins

Perhaps no single event has been more important to the San Francisco…

 

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER

Ex-Examiners: Former reporter-editor recalls Jonestown, 1980s newsroom

Before readers contacted news reporters via e-mail, online comments and Twitter, there…

 

Wagner

Meet Venise Wagner, reporter covering black community in SF in 1990s

As a staff writer at The San Francisco Examiner 20 years ago,…

Wagner

New era brings changes to Examiner

Today, the San Francisco Examiner turns 150 years old. To mark the…

Power of the press

Power of the press

Led by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, newspapers were largely responsible…

Power of the press
1916 AP FILE PHOTO

Preparedness Day Bombing tore through cultural fabric of SF

The blast tore through the ranks of the parade, its metal-packed heart…

1916 AP FILE PHOTO
In 1885, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had this map made to show the areas of Chinatown where one could gamble, smoke opium or find a prostitute, among other things.

The country’s first war on drugs: SF vs. opium

San Francisco has always been a party town. A steady stream of…

In 1885, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had this map made to show the areas of Chinatown where one could gamble, smoke opium or find a prostitute, among other things.
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.

An ‘all-night’ job: Editing Hunter Thompson’s Examiner column

On the evening of Sunday, May 3, 1987, David McCumber, an editor…

Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.
Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.

An ‘all-night’ job: Editing Hunter Thompson’s Examiner column

On the evening of Sunday, May 3, 1987, David McCumber, an editor…

Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.
Courtesy PhotoLawrence Ferlinghetti

Artistic free spirits have always flocked to SF

When did San Francisco become an arts mecca? If you ask Bill…

Courtesy PhotoLawrence Ferlinghetti

City left in ruins

Perhaps no single event has been more important to the San Francisco…

Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22

Dispelling myth of Twain as Examiner writer

In the same manner that there is no evidence Mark Twain ever…

Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22
Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22, 1910 edition of The Examiner.

Dispelling myth of Twain as Examiner writer

In the same manner that there is no evidence Mark Twain ever…

Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22, 1910 edition of The Examiner.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerTim Reiterman

Ex-Examiners: Former reporter-editor recalls Jonestown, 1980s newsroom

Before readers contacted news reporters via e-mail, online comments and Twitter, there…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerTim Reiterman
A June 14

Fall of an SF political boss in 1906 offers cautionary tale

Big personalities have long dominated San Francisco's politics, and the biggest personality…

A June 14
1935 AP File PhotoWIlliam Randolph Hearst dramatically changed The Examiner

For the past 150 years, The Examiner has recorded life in The City

It started as a small paper under a different name — born…

1935 AP File PhotoWIlliam Randolph Hearst dramatically changed The Examiner
The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12

Honoring our history

It's hard to believe The San Francisco Examiner is 150 years old.…

The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12
The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12, 1865.

Honoring our history

It's hard to believe The San Francisco Examiner is 150 years old.…

The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12, 1865.
Courtesy BoudinSteve Giraudo

Legacy business: Boudin sourdough tastes the same today as it did in 1849

Boudin Bakery started in 1849 when Isidore Boudin, the son of master…

Courtesy BoudinSteve Giraudo