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Some nonprofit groups are interested in buying a former residential board-and-care facility at 628 Shotwell St. in the Mission District. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mission facility could be SF’s latest in a string of board-and-care losses

Until last month, a vacant building in the Mission was well on…

Some nonprofit groups are interested in buying a former residential board-and-care facility at 628 Shotwell St. in the Mission District. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin gives a statement following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chesa Boudin recall supporters are fighting. Will it hurt their movement?

Supporters of the push to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin seem to…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin gives a statement following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Among efforts to address homelessness is a supportive housing project for adults and seniors in The City’s South of Market Area. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

SF is swimming in cash to fight homelessness: The challenge on how to spend it awaits

San Francisco is swimming in cash to address its homelessness crisis —…

Among efforts to address homelessness is a supportive housing project for adults and seniors in The City’s South of Market Area. 
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S.F. Examiner
District Attorney Chesa Boudin seen on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here in 2020, is under increasing scrutiny for his handling of gun crimes in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

S.F. gun violence surge puts criminal justice system in the spotlight

A recent surge in San Francisco gun violence has critics asking why…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin seen on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here in 2020, is under increasing scrutiny for his handling of gun crimes in San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The international departures area sits empty outside San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors angered by SFO food contractor who transferred workers, cutting wages and benefits

Board considering endings business with company that received $370 million in pandemic relief

The international departures area sits empty outside San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas M. Buckley in November 2014 (DPA records)

Federal judge: SF police officer’s testimony was ‘pure fiction’

A federal judge who strongly condemned the false testimony of a San…

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas M. Buckley in November 2014 (DPA records)
Advocates rally for SRO rent relief in San Francisco’s Civic Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2021 (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner).

Rent relief coming for SRO residents—three hunger strikes later

The years-long fight to lower rents for burdened supportive housing tenants is…

Advocates rally for SRO rent relief in San Francisco’s Civic Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2021 (Kevin Hume/S.F. Examiner).
A person holds a sign at a vigil for Roger Allen, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Daly City asks state to probe fatal police shooting

Daly City officials have asked California Attorney General Rob Bonta to launch…

A person holds a sign at a vigil for Roger Allen, who was killed by Daly City Police on April 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Valeria Baldelomar and Pablo Zepeda, who are both janitors, show their signs at a janitor strike at 101 California St. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Janitors approve new labor contract with better pay, safety protections

Janitors on Saturday voted to approve a new contract with employers that…

Valeria Baldelomar and Pablo Zepeda, who are both janitors, show their signs at a janitor strike at 101 California St. on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Chris Arvin isa member of the Market Street Railway board and the SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Schoenberger)

Q&A: For transit advocate Chris Arvin, trains and buses offer a ‘whole other kind of freedom’

The SF Examiner recently launched a Q&A series that seeks to connect…

Chris Arvin isa member of the Market Street Railway board and the SFMTA Citizens’ Advisory Council. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Schoenberger)
A Caltrans worker uses heavy equipment to take down an empty tent as homeless residents of a parking lot underneath Interstate 80 are forced to relocate on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Encampment that included longtime parking lot renters removed by Caltrans

A group of people living on a parking lot under a San…

A Caltrans worker uses heavy equipment to take down an empty tent as homeless residents of a parking lot underneath Interstate 80 are forced to relocate on Monday, May 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police investigate possible connection between deadly back-to-back shootings in Potrero Hill

Three homicides reported within 24 hours amid ‘tragic wave of gun violence’

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State’s mask mandate to continue until June 15 reopening despite CDC guidance

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next…

Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought a series of injunctions in September 2020 that would have prohibited some people arrested on drug charges from returning to certain neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file)

Judge denies city attorney’s request to bar alleged drug dealers from Tenderloin, SoMa

A San Francisco judge on Friday denied a request for a preliminary…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sought a series of injunctions in September 2020 that would have prohibited some people arrested on drug charges from returning to certain neighborhoods. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file)
A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Push to make street closures permanent meets with resistance

Hastily thrown together during the pandemic, Slow Streets program now struggles to build support

A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lindsay McCollum and Eddie “Tennessee” Tate were killed in a shooting at a Mission District homeless camp in December 2016, and their killer or killers have never been found. (Courtesy photos)

$75k reward offered in 2016 fatal shooting of couple

Police in San Francisco on Friday announced a $75,000 reward in exchange…

Lindsay McCollum and Eddie “Tennessee” Tate were killed in a shooting at a Mission District homeless camp in December 2016, and their killer or killers have never been found. (Courtesy photos)
Feras Dalia (right) and Mohamed Rasheed (left) wave Palestinian flags at the Protest for Palestine on Saturday, May 15, 2021.. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Protesters rally in the Mission in support of Palestinians

A crowd gathered in the Mission District Saturday to protest the recent…

Feras Dalia (right) and Mohamed Rasheed (left) wave Palestinian flags at the Protest for Palestine on Saturday, May 15, 2021.. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Three people killed in SF shootings in less than 24 hours

San Francisco police were scrambling Saturday to respond to a series of…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Janitors with SEIU Local 87 march up California Street in downtown San Francisco to demand a fair union contract with better employee protections following more than six months of negotiations on Monday, March 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Janitors voting on labor contract with wage increases and new labor protections

Janitors who clean San Francisco office buildings are voting Saturday on a…

Janitors with SEIU Local 87 march up California Street in downtown San Francisco to demand a fair union contract with better employee protections following more than six months of negotiations on Monday, March 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were…

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)