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Janitors with SEIU Local 87 march up California Street in downtown San Francisco to demand a fair union contract with better employee protections following more than six months of negotiations on Monday, March 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Janitors voting on labor contract with wage increases and new labor protections

Janitors who clean San Francisco office buildings are voting Saturday on a…

 

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were…

 

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the…

 

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Many private businesses in the Castro have surveillance cameras, such as this one near Market and Castro streets. Now the Mid-Market Community Benefit District is proposing to install its own larger network. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Turning the Castro into a surveillance state will not keep us safe

By Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Club and Alice B.…

Many private businesses in the Castro have surveillance cameras, such as this one near Market and Castro streets. Now the Mid-Market Community Benefit District is proposing to install its own larger network. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Newsom promises sweeping change in California’s $267-billion budget

John Myers Los Angeles Times California would embark on the most ambitious…

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nonprofit serving homeless mothers to build supportive housing in Mission

A nonprofit serving pregnant homeless women and families in San Francisco hopes…

The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Better than expected tax revenues leave city with $157.3M surplus for this year

As the fiscal year nears an end and Mayor London Breed prepares…

Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chief Scott issues rare apology to man shot by SF police

Officer says he ‘did not intend for his firearm to go off’

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)

Nuru scandal: Permit expediter Walter Wong to repay SF $1.7M

Longtime permit expediter and city contractor Walter Wong has agreed to repay…

Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)
Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State Department of Justice to investigate Sean Monterrosa shooting by Vallejo police

Attorney General Rob Bonta steps in after Solano County DA declines case

Ashley and Michelle Monterrosa hold a photo of their brother Sean Monterrosa, who was killed by a Vallejo police officer early Tuesday morning, as they are comforted at a memorial rally at the 24th Street Mission BART plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART bumps up service restoration to August 30, offers fare discounts

Rail agency breaks pandemic ridership records, prepares to welcome more passengers

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to minors 12 and up

San Mateo County also preparing to begin vaccinating kids next week

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District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)

Suspect in Market Street stabbings told police he had no regrets, DA says

Man with history of mental illness to remain in custody pending trial

District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)
Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Why Gavin Newsom’s popularity could work against him in the recall election

Top pollster: ‘We’re not seeing the Democrats engaged in this election. And that may be a problem…’

Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A second Hummingbird Place is set to open at 1156 Valencia St. following the success of a facility at San Francisco General Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) —

Shelter contract for mentally ill to get five-year, $17.2M extension

San Francisco is expected to give a five-year extension to a pilot…

A second Hummingbird Place is set to open at 1156 Valencia St. following the success of a facility at San Francisco General Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) —
San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man injured in SF police shooting ‘didn’t deserve to be shot,’ attorney says

Sources say incident may have been an unintentional or negligent discharge

San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Affordable housing project on former McDonald’s site delayed as city adds units

The start of construction on an affordable housing project on the site…

The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>

What to expect for Muni Metro’s relaunch on May 15

Significant service restoration includes downtown subway tunnels and historic streetcars

Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City ordinance seeks to conserve water supply, expand recycled water amid statewide drought conditions

As California continues to face drought conditions, a San Francisco supervisor on…

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)