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Second grader Genesis Ulloa leads students in an after-school community hub in a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF parents face school year with hope, trepidation and concern

‘Honestly, I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it’

 

Open space activists were relieved that builders of a proposed development at Thornton State Beach said they will not go ahead with the project. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Developers pull proposal for retreat center at Daly City state beach

Builders conducted special testing but the study never arrived

 

From left: William Palmer, William Beecher and Joline Valenzuela waitedin line for COVID-19 testing and, for Valenzuela, vaccination at the Southeast Health Center’s COVID testing and vaccine site in the Bayview<ins> District on Monday, Aug. 2, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: William Palmer, William Beecher and Joline Valenzuela waitedin line for COVID-19 testing and, for Valenzuela, vaccination at the Southeast Health Center’s COVID testing and vaccine site in the Bayview<ins> District on Monday, Aug. 2, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Steven Buss, left, and Sachin Agarwal co-founded Grow SF, which plans to produce election voter guides offering a moderate agenda. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Grow SF: New tech group aims to promote moderate ideals to political newcomers

Sachin Agarwal has lived in San Francisco for 15 years. But the…

Steven Buss, left, and Sachin Agarwal co-founded Grow SF, which plans to produce election voter guides offering a moderate agenda. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The recall election for California Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled for Sept. 14. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF could play a big role in overcoming Democrat apathy, driving voter turnout for Newsom

San Francisco voters are not used to swaying elections. Just think of…

The recall election for California Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled for Sept. 14. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

New surveillance effort aims to crack down on illegal dumping

’We want to make sure we catch people who are trashing our streets’

The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)

How electric appliances can help SF reach its climate goals

San Francisco hopes to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To…

Use of gas-powered appliances in residential buildings is the second biggest contributor to San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emissions. (Courtesy photo)
Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Green Rush: Cannabis equity program elevates unexpected entrepreneurs

‘It’s a form of reparations for those of us who were ruined by cannabis arrest’

Ali Jamalian, whose life was disrupted in the wake of being charged with possession decades ago, now heads up Sunset Connect, a cannabis manufacturing company. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
People walk along West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Franciscans embrace caution as the masks go back on

When the news came out last week that masks were once again…

People walk along West Portal Avenue on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Right to Counsel Coordinator Tim Coltman goes over information with clients at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. San Francisco is expected to expand access to legal counsel for those facing eviction proceedings. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Tenants facing eviction cliff want lawyers: Here’s what San Francisco is doing about it

Back in 2018, San Francisco voters passed the country’s first ballot measure…

Right to Counsel Coordinator Tim Coltman goes over information with clients at the Eviction Defense Collaborative. San Francisco is expected to expand access to legal counsel for those facing eviction proceedings. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Home at last: Long-standing SOMA Filipino Center finally finds a permanent location

‘It just came that time where we need to find a space for us’

From left: West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center staff members Charles Fermin and Maverick Ruiz help students Malik Turalba-Khalil and Henry Zambrano in the middle school learning pod work out a math problem alongside fellow staff member Emi Arcilla during a math olympics exercise on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Breed appointment triggers progressive jockeying at City Hall

‘The question is do they run against each other? Does that split up the field?’

David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Muni will soon be free for all youth: Here’s what young people had to say

Anyone 18 years old or under can ride Muni for free starting…

Arsema Asfaw, an incoming senior at the Bay School of San Francisco, relies on Muni to get to her school in the Presidio from her home in Hayes Valley.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Data shows Chesa Boudin prosecutes fewer shoplifters than predecessor

‘We made an intentional decision to prioritize crimes involving violence, injury to human beings and use of weapons’

District Attorney Chesa Boudin is prosecuting shoplifting crimes at a lower rate than his predecessors in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Taxi industry fights back with fixed-fare pricing proposal

Taxis have long worked at a disadvantage against rideshare titans like Uber…

A Flywheel taxi driver heads up Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Uber and Lyft surge pricing drives angry SF customers back to taxis

‘We just can’t stop talking about how high the prices are getting. It’s ridiculous.’

A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Roman Candles are popular fireworks, but illegal to shoot off in San Francisco. (File photo)

Illegal fireworks: SF prepares for another barrage of rockets

If you thought illegal fireworks were bad last Fourth of July, this…

Roman Candles are popular fireworks, but illegal to shoot off in San Francisco. (File photo)
San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

High-profile drugstore thefts expose deep-seated issues in S.F.

‘The systemic inequality in our society is what’s fueling organized retail theft’

San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)