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San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Should SF police ban ‘no-knock’ warrants?

Police say unannounced entries are necessary to protect officers, public

 

Students take part in their remote learning classes at Midtown Terrace Park during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” demonstration in San Francisco. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco schools scramble to meet high demand for online learning

‘The constraints around resources and staffing is real’

 

Voters fill out their ballots in California’s recall election at the Department of Elections in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Bay Area turns out in huge numbers to support Newsom’s victory

More than a quarter of statewide votes opposing the recall came from the Bay Area

 

As Gavin Newsom hit the campaign trail Tuesday in San Francisco, officials and experts said the voting system for the gubernatorial recall election remained secure. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)

Bizarre voting machine story no threat to recall vote, officials say

‘This is part of the effect and perpetuation of the Big Lie’

  • Sep 14, 2021
As Gavin Newsom hit the campaign trail Tuesday in San Francisco, officials and experts said the voting system for the gubernatorial recall election remained secure. (Kevin Hume/The Examiner)
Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Bay Area could swing Newsom recall, with early data showing huge turnout

Nearly 45% of region’s heavily Democratic voters have returned ballots

Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Waymo’s exhibit drew a crowd at The Exploratorium. <ins>(Jeff Elder/The Examiner)</ins>

Apple HQ moving to Texas? Bogus to the core

Waymo after dark, Theranos overload and more from Silly Valley’s gossip machine

  • Sep 10, 2021
Waymo’s exhibit drew a crowd at The Exploratorium. <ins>(Jeff Elder/The Examiner)</ins>
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) invites the community to visit the Sept. 11 memorial display at Fire Station 11 at 6500 Center St. in Clayton. (Courtesy Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

Bay Area hosts 20th anniversary commemorations of 9/11

Fire and police departments across the region pay tribute to those who died in atttacks

  • Sep 10, 2021
The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (Con Fire) invites the community to visit the Sept. 11 memorial display at Fire Station 11 at 6500 Center St. in Clayton. (Courtesy Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)
San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Confusion swirls among tenants ahead of eviction moratorium ending Sept. 30

As the end of statewide eviction protections approach, San Francisco tenants are…

San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>

Nuru scandal: Facing federal prosecution, Recology agrees to pay $36M

Subsidiaries must comply with terms of a three-year agreement

Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>
Elizabeth Holmes, center, founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse in San Jose for opening statements in one of Silicon Valley’s most anticipated trials. Holmes, 37, has been charged with 12 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with money she raised for Theranos. (Mike Kai Chen/New York Times)

The trial of Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes opens

Jury will decide whether blood-testing startup founder lied to investors

  • Sep 8, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes, center, founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, arrives at the federal courthouse in San Jose for opening statements in one of Silicon Valley’s most anticipated trials. Holmes, 37, has been charged with 12 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with money she raised for Theranos. (Mike Kai Chen/New York Times)
School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>

A new role for school staff: COVID contact tracers

‘Once you find out someone has tested positive, the clock starts’

School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>
San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>

SF moves forward with first California ‘ghost gun’ ban

Facing a spike in shootings, San Francisco is advancing the first ban…

San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>
Gypsy Snider, onstage at far left, coaches hand balancer Junru Wang at a recent rehearsal for “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story.”<ins> (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</ins>
Gypsy Snider, onstage at far left, coaches hand balancer Junru Wang at a recent rehearsal for “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story.”<ins> (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)</ins>
A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)

BART offering half-priced fares for Clipper card users

BART is offering half-off fares for people using Clipper cards starting Sept.…

In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
In an attempt to bring back riders, BART is offering discount fares for a month. (Samantha Laurey/Bay City News)
A pod of three bottlenose dolphins breach the water’s surface in San Francisco Bay near the Richmond San Rafael Bridge in January 2019. (Courtesy Bill Keener/The Marine Mammal Center)

SF’s increasing porpoises, whales demonstrate how protections pay off

City should use lessons to address other environmental challenges

A pod of three bottlenose dolphins breach the water’s surface in San Francisco Bay near the Richmond San Rafael Bridge in January 2019. (Courtesy Bill Keener/The Marine Mammal Center)
As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF educators focus on mental health as new student behavior emerges

‘Our kids have gone through a lot and they’re still going through a lot’

As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Why a SF parent group decided to stop live-tweeting school board meetings

‘The goal of our organization is to have people feel good about public education in The City’

From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)

A local solution for gun violence? Pay people $300 a month

‘We are trying to address the root causes of what’s happened’

A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)
California cuisine pioneer Alice Waters celebrated Chez Panisse’s 50th birthday on Aug. 28, 2021. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)

Alice Waters on Chez Panisse: ‘50 years is proof this works’

Farm-to-table chef reflects on restaurant that’s ‘meant to feel like a home’

California cuisine pioneer Alice Waters celebrated Chez Panisse’s 50th birthday on Aug. 28, 2021. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)