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Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD seniors get a chance to say goodbye to school in person

Deal to briefly return older students to school leaves many parents and teens dissatisfied

Tara Hobson, center, principal at SF International High School, welcomes a student back on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Many famillies have supported keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park free of car traffic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fight over future of JFK Drive heats up

Shamann Walton compares accessibilty issues to segregation, likens street closure to ‘1950s South’

Many famillies have supported keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park free of car traffic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)

Family of 25-year-old killed in Saturday shooting ‘in shock’ over unsolved homicide

The mother of a man killed over the weekend in a shooting…

Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Webb posts career-high 10 strikeouts as Giants finish sweep of Rangers

The Texas Rangers arrived in San Francisco with one of the hottest…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb (62) faced down the Rangers Tuesday in a two-game sweep by the giants. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)

SF extends $5 hourly hazard pay for grocery, drug store employees until June 15

Despite opposition from large grocers, San Francisco extended a law Tuesday to…

Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor wants SF to be first in California to ban ‘ghost gun’ kits

Police are finding more untraceable firearms on the streets as shootings rise

Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)

MLB instructs A’s to begin exploring other markets while still pursuing downtown ballpark

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it has instructed the Oakland Athletics…

Rendering of proposed ball park at Howard Terminal (Courtesy photo)
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Salvation Army accused of violating labor code by requiring recovering addicts to work without pay

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation A lawsuit filed Friday in…

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Portrait of Art Gensler (Courtesy Gensler)

World-renowned architect Art Gensler dies

By Keith Burbank Bay City News World-renowned Bay Area architect Art Gensler,…

Portrait of Art Gensler (Courtesy Gensler)
San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Wood, bench power Giants past Rangers

After a bullpen implosion cost Alex Wood a win in his prior…

San Francisco Giants short stop Mauricio Dubon (1) breaks his bat on a ground out in the 4th inning against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park on April 22, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California would pay 100% of missing rent for low-income tenants under Newsom’s budget plan

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to set aside…

San Fernando, CA, Thursday, April 29, 2021 - California Governor Gavin Newsom waves goodbye to friends after attending a press conference where he signed legislation that will provide a $6.2 billion tax cut to the hardest hit small businesses in the state at Hanzo Sushi restaurant downtown. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Faith E. Pinho Los Angeles Times In a stark indication of California’s…

A worker sets up irrigation lines to water almond tree rootstocks along Road 36 in Tulare, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed proposes another street outreach team to divert calls away from police

San Francisco would launch a new street outreach team to respond to…

A Homeless Outreach Team member speaks with homeless people along Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People congregate outside restaurants and Shared Spaces platforms along Ninth Avenue in the Sunset District on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

The City rolls out lower permit fees, discounts for permanent parklet program

It’s a ‘step in the right direction’, some merchants say

People congregate outside restaurants and Shared Spaces platforms along Ninth Avenue in the Sunset District on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City College union deal staves off layoffs, class cuts

One year agreement allows community college time to improve its finances

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Police searching for suspect in deadly Polk Street shooting

Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that left one…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder in Market Street stabbings

Patrick Thompson makes first court appearance in high-profile case

San Francisco Police and SF Fire EMTs help a victim who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

More Californians would get new $600 stimulus checks from the state under Newsom plan

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee Two-thirds of Californians would get an extra…

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bay Area sports for week of May 9, 2021

A look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules subject…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Jason Vosler bats in the third inning of the April 25 game against the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.<ins> (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Chelsea Hung, who owns Washington Bakery and Restaurant in Chinatown with her mother, said the restaurant is only making about 30 percent of pre-pandemic revenues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown’s slow recovery has business owners fearing for the future

Lack of outside visitors threatens to push neighborhood into ‘downward spiral’

Chelsea Hung, who owns Washington Bakery and Restaurant in Chinatown with her mother, said the restaurant is only making about 30 percent of pre-pandemic revenues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)