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City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Herrera files for injunction that would compel school district to reopen

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday filed for a preliminary injunction that…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his office at City Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA announces new pedestrian safety measures on Geary Boulevard

Improvements near Gough, Commonwealth are direct response to pedestrian death last year

A woman waits with her dog on a new traffic island, one of the new pedestrian and traffic safety measures of the Geary Rapid Project, at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Commonwealth and Beaumont avenues on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Year of the Ox meets the year of Covid

Lunar New Year traditions change and adapt to difficult times

A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Child, 12, fatally struck while riding skateboard in Bayview

A 12-year-old child was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning…

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A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Driver in deadly crash ‘intentionally’ ran red light at high speed, DA says

Community plans Thursday night vigil for pedestrian killed in collision

A memorial on Lake Merced Boulevard honors Sheria Musyoka, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.<ins>	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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City, Asian Art Museum agree to return two Thai religious relics

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday the settlement of a 2020 forfeiture action concerning…

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The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Letter: The City needs more bold initiatives for fighting homelessness like the Vehicle Triage Center

“Safe parking” site to be replaced with 130 new low-income family housing units

The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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California’s first cases of South African COVID variant found in Bay Area

Two cases of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first discovered in South…

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Alice Stebbins holds a copy of her wrongful termination suit against the California Public Utilities Commission. Stebbins was fired from her position as executive director after she alleged that $200 million in fines and fees was missing. (Andri Tambunan/Special to ProPublica)

Utility companies owe millions to the CPUC. The problem? The state agency can’t track what it’s owed.

By Scott Morris Bay City News Foundation The California Public Utilities Commission…

Alice Stebbins holds a copy of her wrongful termination suit against the California Public Utilities Commission. Stebbins was fired from her position as executive director after she alleged that $200 million in fines and fees was missing. (Andri Tambunan/Special to ProPublica)
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Arrest made in kidnapping of children in stolen minivan

San Francisco police have made an arrest in connection with the high-profile…

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City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s Office of Transgender Initiatives launches a comprehensive wellness campaign

Program to go beyond efforts to undo the discriminatory policies of the previous administration.

City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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School board votes 5-2 to end selective admissions policy at Lowell

San Francisco’s school board voted on Tuesday to end a 55-year-old grade…

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Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>

Driver pleads not guilty in Lake Merced collision that killed pedestrian

A man with a lengthy rap sheet who authorities say caused a…

Jerry Olee Lyons faces numerous charges in the case of an eight-car collision on Feb. 4 that killed a 26-year-old man. <ins>(Courtesy Joel Engardio)</ins>
Cyclists ride along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors approve $500k for short-term safety, long-term evaluation for Great Highway

San Francisco supervisors acting as the county’s regional transportation authority allocated roughly…

Cyclists ride along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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City’s contract nurses win fight for emergency sick leave benefits

After months of advocacy with their union and City Hall, hundreds of…

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Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)

Giants reportedly add lefty Jake McGee to bullpen

Left-handed reliever Jake McGee and the Giants have agreed to a two-year,…

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Jake McGee (41) celebrates with catcher Will Smith after recording the final out in an 11-2 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix on August 1, 2020. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/TNS)
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, local leaders celebrate opening of state’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium

By Jana Kadah Bay City News Foundation The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination…

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Treasure Island cleanup concerns persist as development proceeds

Efforts to get an update on the cleanup of toxic materials on…

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A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

City attorney alleges SFUSD violating students’ constitutional rights by not reopening classrooms

Expanded lawsuit argues school district discriminating on basis of wealth

A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
Iris Canada, seen here at a press conference in 2016 at the age of 99, fought a lengthy legal battle against removal from the Western Addition apartment where she had lived since the 1950s. She died in 2017 at 100 years old and became a symbol of African American displacement from the Western Addition for many housing advocates. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Court allows building owners in Iris Canada case to convert to condominiums

Planning Commission finding that removal of elderly tenant rendered owners ineligible overturned

Iris Canada, seen here at a press conference in 2016 at the age of 99, fought a lengthy legal battle against removal from the Western Addition apartment where she had lived since the 1950s. She died in 2017 at 100 years old and became a symbol of African American displacement from the Western Addition for many housing advocates. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)