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Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)

Feds in SF announce tax enforcement actions against two billionaires

Federal authorities in San Francisco on Thursday announced tax enforcement actions against…

Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)
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Breed calls on residents to get their flu shots

Health officials urge vaccination in October

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Documentarian Judith Ehrlich’s “The Boys Who Said No!” about young people who actively resisted the Vietnam War screens Oct. 25, closing the United Nations Association Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

United Nations Association Film Festival offers big slate of human rights documentaries

11 days of programs showcase international films focusing on social justice

Documentarian Judith Ehrlich’s “The Boys Who Said No!” about young people who actively resisted the Vietnam War screens Oct. 25, closing the United Nations Association Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Cruise Automation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt’s have been undergoing driving tests in San Francisco. (Shutterstock)

Cruise to test unmanned self-driving vehicle fleet on San Francisco streets

Armed with a DMV permit, company plans to roll out driverless vehicles by end of year

Cruise Automation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt’s have been undergoing driving tests in San Francisco. (Shutterstock)
A fatal collission occurred on Masonic Avenue near Hayes Street early Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Another dangerous week on San Francisco streets

Three incidents of traffic violence, two fatal, within the last seven days

A fatal collission occurred on Masonic Avenue near Hayes Street early Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lemur (Courtesy SF Zoo)

SF Zoo officials seek missing lemur

Officials with the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens announced Wednesday a male…

Lemur (Courtesy SF Zoo)
A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor London Breed: We ‘cannot support’ MTC telecommute mandate

Proposal to require more employees to work from home could harm downtown and low-wage workers

A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A police car outside Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Two charged in SoMa killing

Two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of a 35-year-old man…

A police car outside Balboa High School on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Proposal to change Lowell admissions triggers angry response

School board members were confronted by a tense and sometimes unruly crowd…

Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

PG&E plans rolling blackouts due to high winds

PG&E warned ratepayers this week that it may need to proactively issue…

A PG&E logo on a work truck parked outside the Embarcadero substation at Folsom and Fremont streets San Francisco on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco reopens playgrounds for children as COVID-19 cases decline

After a months-long closure due to COVID-19, San Francisco announced Wednesday that…

First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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2 injured in separate shootings overnight

Two people were injured in separate shootings Tuesday night and early Wednesday…

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The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

As museums re-open, cars return to the Music Concourse

City tries to find middle ground, while institutions ask for more vehicle access

The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

ESL students struggle to register online for classes

CCSF offering in-person registration for English classes to bridge language barriers, digital divide

Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
The yard of SFR Recovery Inc. in the Bayview on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal: Recycling plant loses $3M contract over Rolex bribe

Florence Kong guilty plea prompts city to cancel agreement

The yard of SFR Recovery Inc. in the Bayview on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Activists urge Feinstein to take actions to stop supreme Court confirmation hearings

Activists in San Francisco rallied outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein…

California elections officials order GOP to immediately remove unofficial ballot boxes

By John Myers and Stephanie Lai Los Angeles Times California’s attorney general…

Mission Street gets a new paint job

Temporary transit-only lanes are complete. Will faster, less crowded Muni service follow?

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Some parents, alumni opposing temporary change for academically elite high school

Updates on plans for in-person learning at SFUSD

Small group of youngest students to return in initial phase