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Supervisors call for rent relief funds to target small landlords, affordable housing providers

With $54.4 million in federal rent relief funds to distribute, several San…

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Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD superintendent agrees to postpone departure

Superintendent Vincent Matthews will postpone his resignation from San Francisco Unified School…

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Examiner names Carly Schwartz editor in chief

Allen Matthews hired as director of editorial operations; Al Saracevic as assistant managing editor

Carly Schwartz (Courtesy photo)
MedMen, depicted in a rendering for its proposed Union Street location, is the latest cannabis dispensary to be approved in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Cannabis chain cleared to open Cow Hollow dispensary

A national cannabis retail chain has been cleared to open a new…

MedMen, depicted in a rendering for its proposed Union Street location, is the latest cannabis dispensary to be approved in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>

SF expands civilian response to mental health 911 calls

Program adds new Bayview team but falls short of goals

Behavioral health professionals and paramedics on Street Crisis Response Teams are handling non-violent mental health calls instead of police under a San Francisco Department of Public Health pilot program.<ins> (Courtesy San Francisco Fire Department via Twitter)</ins>
Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>

Bay Area transit poised to benefit from Biden infrastructure bill

Capital projects could come ‘off the shelf’ with federal funding

Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>
An Uber driver waits in traffic near a Yellow Taxi at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An Uber driver waits in traffic near a Yellow Taxi at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Father Greg Bonfiglio says St. Ignatius Church is holding Easter Sunday services outdoors to safely accommodate as many people as possible. The church also will livestream mass, with an expected congregation of nearly 1,000 online parishioners. <ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Easter service at SF churches looks different in the pandemic

Parishes turn to the outdoors, internet for holiday mass

Father Greg Bonfiglio says St. Ignatius Church is holding Easter Sunday services outdoors to safely accommodate as many people as possible. The church also will livestream mass, with an expected congregation of nearly 1,000 online parishioners. <ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

SFMTA to unveil street safety improvements in the Bayview

Supervisor Walton says there’s still ‘a lot of work to do’

SFMTA partnered with local artists to create murals on the bike and pedestrian lane barricades (Courtesy of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)
BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART launches campaign against gender-based violence

#NotOneMoreGirl seeks to combat sexual harassment on public transit

BART board director Lateefah Simon speaks at a news conference for BART’s anti-sexual harassment Not One More Girl campaign at West Oakland BART station on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF man killed in Bayview shooting

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the Bayview,…

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A father holds his daughter as they enter Oakland Coliseum before the Oakland Athletics play against the Houston Astros on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

PHOTOS: Fans return to Oakland Coliseum to cheer on A’s

Oakland A’s fans cheered, booed (the Astros) and banged the drums like…

A father holds his daughter as they enter Oakland Coliseum before the Oakland Athletics play against the Houston Astros on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expects to vaccinate 80% of adults with first dose by next month

Officials warn residents to stay vigilant as cases slowly rise

Mayor London Breed speaks at a news conference across from the Moscone South COVID-19 Vaccination Site to announce people age 50 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Temperatures are expected to drop around the Bay Area (Courtesy National Weather Service Bay Area)
Temperatures are expected to drop around the Bay Area (Courtesy National Weather Service Bay Area)
Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)

Police seek suspect in unprovoked UN Plaza stabbing

San Francisco police are asking the public for help finding a suspect…

Police released images of the stabbing suspect (Courtesy SFPD)
The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Giants cleared to bring fans back to the ballpark

Attendees must show proof of vaccination or negative test results

The Giants to welcome fans — with a valid vaccine card. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Without Muni Metro, businesses uncertain about future

Some merchants blame sales losses on lack of train service

Karl Aguilar, a partner at Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal, says business is down, and it could be because Muni trains have stopped running in the area. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board recall effort begins gathering signatures

Organizers say officials failed to prioritize reopening schools

Autumn Looijen and Siva Raj, who have children enrolled in public school, are heading up efforts to recall members of the San Francisco Unified School Board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A’s stay nimble, eager to defend AL West title

Despite an ongoing state of flux, team’s a consistent contender

A’s center fielder is Ramon Laureano is pictured Sept. 9, 2020 against the Houston Astros in Oakland; the teams meet again on Opening Day at the Coliseum. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Welcome back, baseball fans — but with restrictions

Tickets must be purchased in advance, concessions sold in seats

Led by manager Gabe Kapler, the Giants will be back in action at home in Oracle Park on April 9, in person, but with limited capacity and COVID protocols in place. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)