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Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City announces new vaccination site in Excelsior District

City officials announced announced the opening of a new vaccination site in…

Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Muni riders and operators increases

SFMTA launches educational campaign and beefs up security on vehicles

A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Suspect charged in ‘assassination attempt’ on four men in Visitacion Valley

Larry Barefield faces multiple attempted murder charges over shooting

Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Aseembly Bill 20 seeks to limit the influence of corporations on politics by prohibiting them from contributing to candidates running for public office at both the state and local level in California. (Shutterstock)

Will our lawmakers have the courage to sponsor campaign finance reform?

By Jackie Fielder Corporations are not charitable organizations. They have a fiduciary…

Aseembly Bill 20 seeks to limit the influence of corporations on politics by prohibiting them from contributing to candidates running for public office at both the state and local level in California. (Shutterstock)
Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board votes to rescind renaming resolution

Process will resume with more outreach and research once students are back in classrooms full-time

Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A house in the Berkeley hills with a million-dollar view of the San Francisco Bay – literally – has made news. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Bay Area real estate offers house (sale) of cards

Here’s how Berkeley hills residence sold for $1 million over asking price

A house in the Berkeley hills with a million-dollar view of the San Francisco Bay – literally – has made news. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco school board commits to full-time in-person education for the fall

The San Francisco school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to commit to…

Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions

AB 20 would prohibit businesses from donating directly to political candidates

Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)

Man pleads to gun charge in Market Street shooting

A 48-year-old man has taken a plea deal after federal authorities accused…

A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State to reopen all businesses and activities by June 15

Newsom: ‘We will be opening up this economy’

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Do the Math. Filling vacant apartments without building more homes won’t solve SF’s housing shortage

By Lisa Zahner San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston recently declared vacant apartments…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Dodgers hammer A’s 10-3, send Oakland to MLB-worst 0-5 record

OAKLAND, Calif. — It would be hard to imagine a worse start…

Oakland Athletics center fielder Mark Canha (20) singles in the 1st inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Oakland Coliseum on April , 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

It’s time for the San Francisco school board to focus

By Gabriela López Right now, I have tunnel vision. When I played…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, speaks at a news conference at Sunset Elementary School updating the status of reopening SFUSD schools at on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Harris touts infrastructure plan — and Newsom — in Oakland visit

Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave…

Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man faces attempted murder charges over shooting with AR-15 style rifle

Suspect in violent road-rage incident had recently been released from prison

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

Scaled-back Sunday Streets to return this month

Events seek to welcome visitors and create more open space in communities hardest hit by pandemic

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A pedestrian crosses Shotwell Street, a Slow Street in the Mission District, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board to discuss nine new Slow Streets in ‘historically underserved’ neighborhoods

Agency says recommendations result from targeted, community-level outreach

A pedestrian crosses Shotwell Street, a Slow Street in the Mission District, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Elderly pedestrian killed by driver in SoMa hit and run

An elderly pedestrian has died of his injuries after being struck by…

An SFPD logo on a police car outside the new Portola Substation on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Clarinetist John Stafford and guitarist David Sturdevant, aka Medicine Ball Duo, have played music together for more than 40 years. (Courtesy Rory Dean)

Bay Area musicians have found ways to play on

Streaming concerts are ‘like live radio used to be’

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Clarinetist John Stafford and guitarist David Sturdevant, aka Medicine Ball Duo, have played music together for more than 40 years. (Courtesy Rory Dean)
A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City expected to announce new homeless department head shortly

Mayor London Breed is expected to announce a new director for the…

A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)