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Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission District is receiving funds to improve dilapidated conditions. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

$40 million approved for long-awaited Buena Vista Horace Mann renovation

‘I’m hoping there’s a fast process to this since SFUSD has a history of moving things slowly’

 

On Sunday, California bore the brunt of what meteorologists referred to as a bomb cyclone and an atmospheric river, a convergence of storms that brought more than half a foot of rain to parts of the Bay Area, along with high winds, concerns about flash floods and the potential for heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via New York Times)

Bomb cyclone, atmospheric river combine to pummel California with rain and wind

What you need to know about this historic weather event

  • Oct 24, 2021

 

A felled tree in San Francisco is pictured on Fillmore Street following a major storm that produced high winds and heavy rains on Oct. 24, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Philip Ford)

Storm updates: Rainiest October day in San Francisco history

Rainfall exceeded 10 inches in parts of the Bay Area

A felled tree in San Francisco is pictured on Fillmore Street following a major storm that produced high winds and heavy rains on Oct. 24, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Philip Ford)
A collaborative workspace for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in Coordinape is pictured at a recent blockchain meet up at Atlas Cafe. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Business without bosses: San Francisco innovators battle bureaucracy with blockchain

‘The next generation will work for three DAOs at the same time’

A collaborative workspace for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in Coordinape is pictured at a recent blockchain meet up at Atlas Cafe. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
In 2016, Proposition N gave noncitizens the right to vote in school board elections through 2022, but recall elections were not specified. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Noncitizens likely to get right to vote in San Francisco school board recall

Supervisors set to approve measure that would open ballot to parents, guardians of minors in SF

In 2016, Proposition N gave noncitizens the right to vote in school board elections through 2022, but recall elections were not specified. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Local and federal authorities seized 12.5 pounds of fentanyl after serving search warrants at nine Bay Area locations. (Shutterstock)

Authorities arrest 18 linked to alleged drug ring in Tenderloin

The San Francisco Police Department said on Tuesday authorities arrested 18 people…

Local and federal authorities seized 12.5 pounds of fentanyl after serving search warrants at nine Bay Area locations. (Shutterstock)
Harlan Kelly, former general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has been accused of multiple instances of fraud in the ongoing federal probe of City Hall. (SFPUC photo)
Harlan Kelly, former general manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, has been accused of multiple instances of fraud in the ongoing federal probe of City Hall. (SFPUC photo)
Four young politicos were elected to city government on the Peninsula in 2020. From left: Redwood City Councilmember Michael Smith; South San Francisco Councilmember James Coleman; Redwood City Councilmember Lissette Espinoza-Garnica; and East Palo Alto Councilmember Antonio Lopez.<ins> (Examiner illustration/Courtesy photos)</ins>

Progressive politicians rise to power on the Peninsula. Will redistricting reverse the trend?

‘There’s this wave of young people really trying to shake things up’

Four young politicos were elected to city government on the Peninsula in 2020. From left: Redwood City Councilmember Michael Smith; South San Francisco Councilmember James Coleman; Redwood City Councilmember Lissette Espinoza-Garnica; and East Palo Alto Councilmember Antonio Lopez.<ins> (Examiner illustration/Courtesy photos)</ins>
San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)

Organized crime rings are driving auto burglaries. SF is offering cash rewards to break them up

San Francisco is taking a new approach to tackling its persistent car…

San Francisco has announced privately funded rewards for information leading to convictions of auto burglary ringleaders. (Mira Laing/2018 Examiner file photo)
San Franciscans are likely to have the opportunity to vote in four different elections in 2022. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Electionpalooza: SF school board recall will kick off a flurry of local races

‘It’s going to be a lot of elections and a lot of decisions for voters to make’

San Franciscans are likely to have the opportunity to vote in four different elections in 2022. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students, families and staff are awaiting improvements at Buena Vista Horace Mann, a bilingual school in the Mission that’s been in bad shape for a long time.<ins></ins>
Students, families and staff are awaiting improvements at Buena Vista Horace Mann, a bilingual school in the Mission that’s been in bad shape for a long time.<ins></ins>
Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

A conversation with top political consultant Ace Smith

‘Never allow a recall to become a referendum on your person’

Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Rat-infested Mission District school may soon get desperately needed repairs

‘This school is on its last legs and needs attention now’

Buena Vista Horace Mann School in the Mission has been the subject of multiple formal complaints about hazardous facilities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Time is of the essence’: San Francisco’s school district faces possible state takeover

Over the past year and a half, the San Francisco Unified School…

Signs at the San Francisco Unified School District headquarters on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police, pictured investigating an officer-involved shooting in April 2020, may be subject to dismissal for refusing to receive a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Unvaccinated cops force SFPD to reshuffle resources

As many as 267 officers could be placed on administrative leave if they don’t take the shot

San Francisco police, pictured investigating an officer-involved shooting in April 2020, may be subject to dismissal for refusing to receive a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Students in a classroom at Daniel Webster Elementary School in September 2021. Absences rose among Black, Pacific Islander and homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2020-2021 school year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

‘Troubling’ report finds more chronic absences among some SFUSD students

‘The numbers indicate our house is on fire and we need to take action to address it’

Students in a classroom at Daniel Webster Elementary School in September 2021. Absences rose among Black, Pacific Islander and homeless students in the San Francisco Unified School District during the 2020-2021 school year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Judge blasts Chesa Boudin for disorganized DA’s office, putting politics ahead of prosecution

‘Not to make light of the situation, but you can’t run an airline this way’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is facing criticism from a San Francisco Superior Court judge.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
City Attorney Dennis Herrera in 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

City Attorney Herrera OK’d as new SFPUC head

Appointment likely to bring further changes to City Hall

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF Examiner file photo

SF deputy faces criminal charges over gun threats

Police say cop threatened to shoot people at party

SF Examiner file photo