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San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. <ins>(S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF police shoot man armed with knife on Market Street, sources say

Suspect involved in large fight, sheriff’s deputy deploys Taser

San Francisco police cordoned off Market Street after 5 p.m. Tuesday following a shooting and reports of a fight near Powell Street. <ins>(S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Hotel Diva is one of two hotels The City is buying with state funds for use as permanent supportive housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes approve purchase of hotel near Union Square to house homeless

State Project Homekey funding helps SF buy Hotel Diva

The Hotel Diva is one of two hotels The City is buying with state funds for use as permanent supportive housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Regional planners back off from mandatory telecommute goal

Widespread pushback yields possible compromise allowing more flexibility, emphasis on transit

The Metropolitian Transportation Commission is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19 percent in the next 15 years.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)

Supervisors decry lack of local oversight over unmanned vehicles

Cruise begins testing in SF of driverless autonomous vehicles

The self-driving Chevrolet Bolt by Cruise Automation is undergoing testing in The City. (Shutterstock)
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SFPD seeks suspect in hit and run of 90-year-old pedestrian

Woman clings to life after Diamond Heights collision

Courtesy SFPD
A supportive housing project is planned at this site in Mission Bay next to Police Headquarters. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Construction begins on 140-unit Mission Bay building for the formerly homeless

San Francisco has begun building a 140-unit housing complex in Mission Bay…

A supportive housing project is planned at this site in Mission Bay next to Police Headquarters. (Steven Ho/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

At least 1 dead in fatal crash on Bay Bridge

At least one person is dead following a traffic crash Monday afternoon…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending birthday dinner in Napa county

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom publicly apologized…

The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
The SFMTA will conduct community outreach in seven neighborhoods to determine if there is interest and support for Slow Streets corridors. (Courtesy SFMTA)
People take pictures and video near Pier 14 during the king tides event on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Rainy, chilly weather to hit San Francisco this week

“Substantial” rain is coming to San Francisco early Tuesday morning through Wednesday,…

People take pictures and video near Pier 14 during the king tides event on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF shuts down non-essential offices after state reimposes tougher COVID-19 restrictions

Coronavirus increasing at record rates, pushing dozens of counties into more restrictive categories

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man taken to SF hospital with life-threatening gunshot wound

Victim unable to provide details about shooting

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)

SF to launch COVID-19 testing site at Alemany Farmer’s Market

Following the closure of the South of Market testing site, access to…

Coronavirus COVID-19 testing (Shutterstock)
About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters call out proposed contract deal with police union

A group of around 50 protesters rallied near the headquarters of the…

About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Biden administration will bring new focus on housing — and possibly new funding as well

Tackling housing affordability may return as a national priority next year, with…

President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
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Complaint filed against SF immigration judge accused of ‘terrorizing’ immigrants

A coalition of 17 legal services and immigration groups on Thursday announced…

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A woman carries an umbrella while walking across the street at Van Ness Avenue and Market Street on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

First rain storm of fall arrives

Light rain hit the Bay Area Friday as part of a seasonably…

  • Nov 13, 2020
A woman carries an umbrella while walking across the street at Van Ness Avenue and Market Street on Friday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Volunteers Cricket Miller and Kevin Feng plan how to cover their assigned route for the homeless point-in-time count on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to stick with late evening homeless count

San Francisco will continue to count the homeless in the late evening…

Volunteers Cricket Miller and Kevin Feng plan how to cover their assigned route for the homeless point-in-time count on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Severe’ understaffing at DA’s office could harm cases

Boudin seeks approval from Breed to fill positions

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
Mike Koozmin/
S.F. Examiner 
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Golden Gate Bridge Transit District approves mass layoffs in response to COVID-19 budget disaster

Emotional meeting still leaves 150 employees out of work come January

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transit District board voted to eliminate 205 positions as a cost-cutting measure during the pandemic. 
Mike Koozmin/
S.F. Examiner 
file photo