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The Tuolumne River is a major source of water for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Shutterstock)

The SFPUC is tarnishing SF’s record as an environmental leader

By Bill Martin and Hunter Cutting San Francisco has long been an…

The Tuolumne River is a major source of water for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Shutterstock)
A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA operators deemed eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Frontline workers considered critical to city operations under ‘emergency worker’ Phase 1B category

A 38R Geary Rapid Muni bus pulls up to a stop at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio Boulevard in the Richmond District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City directs $60 million toward Black community services and housing support

San Francisco released new details Thursday for how it plans to spend…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>

SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting…

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to allow indoor dining next week

San Francisco will allow indoor dining to resume next week with restrictions…

A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high…

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)

Federal legislation would direct more money toward street safety

Safe street infrastructure might soon become a national priority, pending passage of…

Federal legislation would require more highway funding to go toward bike lanes, bus stops and street safety improvements. (Shutterstock)
A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited…

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Former youth lacrosse coach arrested in child pornography case

A former youth lacrosse coach was arrested for possession of child pornography…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)

City offers summer jobs for teens

SF Recreation and Parks is hiring 200 city kids for its annual…

San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department hires teens to work at summer camp and other city jobs. (Photo courtesy of Jim Watkins)
The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

History buffs working to keep Cliff House collection in public view

Funds needed to buy up historic building’s contents at auction

The now-shuttered Cliff House restaurant overlooks Ocean Beach people at Ocean Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors call for investigation into SkyStar Wheel deal

Nonprofit that receives a share of revenues was implicated in federal corruption probe

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse has largely sat unused since its installation last year. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A cyclist crosses a clogged intersection at Market and Sixth streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City’s plan to keep cars off Market Street needs enforcement

Project team argues for emphasis on engineering over citations

A cyclist crosses a clogged intersection at Market and Sixth streets. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Teachers call for outside mediator as contract talks over school schedule continue

Union remains at odds with SFUSD over hours students should be in the classroom

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
SFPD Crime

Man killed in South Market stabbing identified

The man killed at SoMa West skatepark earlier this week has been…

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

Man killed in South of Market stabbing

Police are investigating a stabbing that killed a 24-year-old man Monday night…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Paul Chinn/2000 S.F. Examiner)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and titan of the Beat era, dies at 101

Elaine Woo Los Angeles Times Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the San Francisco poet, publisher…

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Paul Chinn/2000 S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Historic San Francisco church says doors could close if it can’t raise money through donations

Old St. Mary’s has lost revenue, laid off staff due to shut down of services

Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Don’t sacrifice car-free JFK for museum parking

By Marcel E. Moran Of all the difficult decisions facing San Francisco…

The de Young Museum has said it opposes keeping JFK Drive car-free because it would limit access to the museum. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)