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Diego Rivera’s 1931 “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” is at the San Francisco Art Institute. (Courtesy SFAI)

Supervisors move to protect Art Institute Diego Rivera mural

Supervisor Aaron Peskin introduced legislation Tuesday to landmark the San Francisco Art…

Diego Rivera’s 1931 “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” is at the San Francisco Art Institute. (Courtesy SFAI)
Struggling restaurants will get a break on city fees under legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed and approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner”</ins>

Latest SF small business relief: $5M fee waiver

Breed vows to provide ‘more immediate relief’

Struggling restaurants will get a break on city fees under legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed and approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner”</ins>
Troy McAlister appeared for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco on Tuesday. McAlister is accused of killing two women after speeding through a stoplight in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in a stolen car on New Year’s Eve. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle)

Judge orders detention for parolee in deadly hit and run

Troy McAlister pleads not guilty to felony charges

Troy McAlister appeared for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco on Tuesday. McAlister is accused of killing two women after speeding through a stoplight in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in a stolen car on New Year’s Eve. (Pool photo by Jessica Christian/San Francisco Chronicle)
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State has administered just 35 percent of COVID-19 vaccines received to date

Governor Newsom calls lag in distribution ‘not good enough’

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Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) finished Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with four triples on six attempts. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Warriors dismantle Sacramento Kings 137-106

‘Everyone was in sync’: Team shows renewed offensive flow with 41 assists

Golden State Warriors forward Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) finished Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with four triples on six attempts. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
A memorial for the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run sits near the intersection of Second and Mission streets on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parolee faces manslaughter charges over deadly hit and run

DA criticized for not charging driver in earlier cases

A memorial for the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run sits near the intersection of Second and Mission streets on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City’s bi-annual homeless count helps determine funding allocations. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

SF to cancel 2021 unsheltered homeless count due to COVID-19 surge

San Francisco is canceling plans to count the homeless people living on…

The City’s bi-annual homeless count helps determine funding allocations. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Youth board to advise SFMTA on transit issues

Teenage transit enthusiasts in San Francisco will soon have the opportunity to…

The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Teen seriously injured in Ingleside Heights carjacking, shooting

An 18-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when a carjacker shot him and…

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF to build more than 1,200 units of workforce housing as part of deal reached with city

Massive expansion will add another 1.5 million square feet to Parnassus campus

The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Curry dominates with career-high performance as he leads Warriors to 137-122 victory over Portland

Aaron Fentress oregonlive.com The Portland Trail Blazers were unable to complete a…

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Currey (30) gets trailed by Portland Blazers forward Robert Convington (23) in the 1st quarter at Chase Center on January 3, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

49ers end tough season with 26-23 loss to Seahawks

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for a team that less…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard rolls out to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
From left: Maria G. Contreras, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Johana Fuentes and Edgar Castellanos, all volunteers with the UCSF student-run Cliníca Martín-Baró, stand outside the community center where the clinic operates in the Mission District on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic highlights need for San Francisco’s health ‘program of last resort’

While other options have emerged, Healthy SF helps those who might otherwise fall through the cracks

From left: Maria G. Contreras, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Johana Fuentes and Edgar Castellanos, all volunteers with the UCSF student-run Cliníca Martín-Baró, stand outside the community center where the clinic operates in the Mission District on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
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The week in Bay Area sports

Here’s a look at the upcoming major Bay Area sports events (schedules…

Bulls guard Coby White is pictured chasing Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Dec. 27. The Warriors are scheduled to play several games at Chase Center this week.
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Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

No fans, no joy at Chase Center Friday for Warriors

Golden State falls 123-98 to Portland Trailblazers

Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers tip-off to the season home opener at Chase Center on January 1, 2021 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Art curator and consultant Ericka Scott, who opened Honey Art Studio in the Fillmore, also is co-director of The City’s new African American Cultural District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

What choice do we have but to rebuild our pandemic lives?

Endings are also beginnings, and it’s likely we’ll see things blossom

Art curator and consultant Ericka Scott, who opened Honey Art Studio in the Fillmore, also is co-director of The City’s new African American Cultural District. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Annual New Year’s polar plunge draws hardy, enthusiastic crowd

Swimmers of all ages and sizes and varying states of undress braved…

The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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Parolee allegedly driving a stolen car under the influence when he struck and killed two women

Troy McAllister arrested multiple times this year but remained out of custody

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Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

Family of Oscar Grant III renews calls for murder charges in shooting

The family of Oscar Grant III Friday renewed calls for murder charges…

Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

Newly vacant Cliff House begins New Year covered in graffiti

One day after the iconic sign was removed from San Francisco’s Cliff…

On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)