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Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

MLB instructs A’s to begin exploring other markets while still pursuing downtown ballpark

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics…

 

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Salvation Army accused of violating labor code by requiring recovering addicts to work without pay

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation A lawsuit filed Friday in…

 

Portrait of Art Gensler (Courtesy Gensler)

World-renowned architect Art Gensler dies

By Keith Burbank Bay City News World-renowned Bay Area architect Art Gensler,…

 

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California would pay 100% of missing rent for low-income tenants under Newsom’s budget plan

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to set aside…

San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Faith E. Pinho Los Angeles Times In a stark indication of California’s…

A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed proposes another street outreach team to divert calls away from police

San Francisco would launch a new street outreach team to respond to…

A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People congregate outside restaurants and Shared Spaces platforms along Ninth Avenue in the Sunset District on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

The City rolls out lower permit fees, discounts for permanent parklet program

It’s a ‘step in the right direction’, some merchants say

People congregate outside restaurants and Shared Spaces platforms along Ninth Avenue in the Sunset District on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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City College union deal staves off layoffs, class cuts

One year agreement allows community college time to improve its finances

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Police searching for suspect in deadly Polk Street shooting

Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that left one…

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San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder in Market Street stabbings

Patrick Thompson makes first court appearance in high-profile case

San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

More Californians would get new $600 stimulus checks from the state under Newsom plan

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee Two-thirds of Californians would get an extra…

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Chelsea Hung, who owns Washington Bakery and Restaurant in Chinatown with her mother, said the restaurant is only making about 30 percent of pre-pandemic revenues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown’s slow recovery has business owners fearing for the future

Lack of outside visitors threatens to push neighborhood into ‘downward spiral’

Chelsea Hung, who owns Washington Bakery and Restaurant in Chinatown with her mother, said the restaurant is only making about 30 percent of pre-pandemic revenues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
To the right of the SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse is the pedestal around which an art installation honoring Black history in America will be mounted. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)

Art installation in Golden Gate Park will honor first Africans in America

The city hopes to unveil a new art installation in Golden Gate…

To the right of the SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse is the pedestal around which an art installation honoring Black history in America will be mounted. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)
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Wildfires burn around Northern California during first red flag weekend of the year

Firefighters around the region battled wildfires all day Saturday, starting less than…

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Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence…

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

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The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Market Street stabbing fails to show up in court

Man with history of mental illness faces attempted murder, elder abuse and assault charges

Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)