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As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF educators focus on mental health as new student behavior emerges

‘Our kids have gone through a lot and they’re still going through a lot’

As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Why a SF parent group decided to stop live-tweeting school board meetings

‘The goal of our organization is to have people feel good about public education in The City’

From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)

A local solution for gun violence? Pay people $300 a month

‘We are trying to address the root causes of what’s happened’

A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)
California cuisine pioneer Alice Waters celebrated Chez Panisse’s 50th birthday on Aug. 28, 2021. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)

Alice Waters on Chez Panisse: ‘50 years is proof this works’

Farm-to-table chef reflects on restaurant that’s ‘meant to feel like a home’

California cuisine pioneer Alice Waters celebrated Chez Panisse’s 50th birthday on Aug. 28, 2021. (Leslie Katz/The Examiner)
San Francisco has allocated funding for the LGBTQ community as well as designating August Transgender History Month. (Mira Laing/Special to The Examiner)

SF’s historic Transgender History Month marks a new chapter

It will be recognized in August of every year

San Francisco has allocated funding for the LGBTQ community as well as designating August Transgender History Month. (Mira Laing/Special to The Examiner)
Money to keep BART and other transit systems running is coming from the American Rescue Plan. (Shutterstock)

BART to receive $331 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding

By Eli Walsh Bay City News The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal…

Money to keep BART and other transit systems running is coming from the American Rescue Plan. (Shutterstock)
The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

Lawmakers pave the way for more housing in California

‘Gentle density increase’ respects character of neighborhoods

  • Aug 26, 2021
The California Legislature is moving to increase housing density in urban centers, such as BART’s Rockridge Station in Oakland, where zoning traditionally has been for single-family homes. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
As California continues battling the Dixie Fire, the U.S. government is funding research to improve adverse health effects caused by wildfire smoke. (Courtesy Cal Fire)

EPA grants nearly $3 million to fund Bay Area wildfire smoke research

Three Bay Area research projects will share nearly $3 million in federal…

As California continues battling the Dixie Fire, the U.S. government is funding research to improve adverse health effects caused by wildfire smoke. (Courtesy Cal Fire)
Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)

Foster City officials fire city manager, name police chief acting city manager

The Foster City City Council fired City Manager Peter Pirnejad during a…

Foster City’s City Council fired Peter Pirnejad, the city manager, in closed session this week and did not make the reason public. (Ananda Paulas/Bay City News)
The San Francisco Giants’ longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy, left, visits with Steve Vucinich, equipment manager of the Oakland Athletics, in Vucinich’s office at the Coliseum in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/New York Times)

Steve Vucinich: ‘He knows it all because he’s seen it all’

A’s beloved equipment manager has been with the franchise for 54 years

  • Aug 26, 2021
The San Francisco Giants’ longtime equipment manager Mike Murphy, left, visits with Steve Vucinich, equipment manager of the Oakland Athletics, in Vucinich’s office at the Coliseum in Oakland. (Jed Jacobsohn/New York Times)
While advocates have advised keeping classroom windows open during the pandemic, poor air quality from wildfires has prompted San Francisco public schools to invest in air purifiers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF schools wrestle with clean air and failing infrastructure

Parents, unions calling for more resources to keep everyone safe

While advocates have advised keeping classroom windows open during the pandemic, poor air quality from wildfires has prompted San Francisco public schools to invest in air purifiers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Chesa Boudin, seen here in 2019, has said that his experiences visiting his parents in prison helped shape his political views. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Chesa Boudin, seen here in 2019, has said that his experiences visiting his parents in prison helped shape his political views. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SF school board members break silence as recalls ramp up

‘All of these recalls represent people who are coming in and changing things’

Gabriela Lopez, San Francisco school board president, spoke at a meeting of the Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club at Milk SF.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan spoke at the Silicon Valley Clean Water facility in Redwood City on Aug. 17. (Jana Kadah/Bay City News)

EPA announces $168M for Peninsula, East Bay water infrastructure projects

Funding will help improve public health and boost economy, officials say

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan spoke at the Silicon Valley Clean Water facility in Redwood City on Aug. 17. (Jana Kadah/Bay City News)
Facebook’s attempts to be a bigger player in the cryptocurrency market have been curtailed by regulators. (Shutterstock)

Facebook says it wants ‘fair shot’ in crypto payments sphere

By Ephrat Livni New York Times Facebook’s mission is to “bring the…

  • Aug 18, 2021
Facebook’s attempts to be a bigger player in the cryptocurrency market have been curtailed by regulators. (Shutterstock)
U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, beloved by her progressive East Bay constituents, is the subject of a new documentary. (Courtesy photo)

Barbara Lee comes out of her shell for ‘Truth to Power’

East Bay congresswoman shares stories in inspirational documentary

U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, beloved by her progressive East Bay constituents, is the subject of a new documentary. (Courtesy photo)
Afghan Americans protested outside San Francisco City Hall on July 25 to bring attention to increasing violence in Afghanistan.<ins> (Courtesy Freshta Kohgadai)</ins>

SF immigration attorneys face flood of questions about Afghanistan

‘The main challenge right now is we need to expedite this process’

Afghan Americans protested outside San Francisco City Hall on July 25 to bring attention to increasing violence in Afghanistan.<ins> (Courtesy Freshta Kohgadai)</ins>
A public works employee uses a pressure washer to clean a sidewalk in San Francisco, Aug. 29, 2018. The city’s mayor has made cleaner streets a top priority. Residents say it will take much more than a broom to do it. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

The future of SF’s beleaguered Public Works agency remains in flux

‘It is a department that is broken at its core’

A public works employee uses a pressure washer to clean a sidewalk in San Francisco, Aug. 29, 2018. The city’s mayor has made cleaner streets a top priority. Residents say it will take much more than a broom to do it. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Teachers helped children find their parents outside Tenderloin Community Elementary School at the end of the school day on Tuesday. 
Kevin N. Hume/
The Examiner

Doctors remain ‘cautiously optimistic’ as SF schools reopen

Parents still have questions: ‘It doesn’t feel like anyone wants to talk about contingency plans’

Teachers helped children find their parents outside Tenderloin Community Elementary School at the end of the school day on Tuesday. 
Kevin N. Hume/
The Examiner
Redwood City no longer has live theater companies that call the downtown district home base. (Wikimedia Commons)

Broadway by the Bay regroups amid Redwood City’s changing downtown district

Community musical theater troupe seeking new venue, partnerships

Redwood City no longer has live theater companies that call the downtown district home base. (Wikimedia Commons)