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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)
To the right of the SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse is the pedestal around which an art installation honoring Black history in America will be mounted. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)

Art installation in Golden Gate Park will honor first Africans in America

The city hopes to unveil a new art installation in Golden Gate…

To the right of the SkyStar Observation Wheel in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse is the pedestal around which an art installation honoring Black history in America will be mounted. (Daniel Montes/Bay City News)
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Wildfires burn around Northern California during first red flag weekend of the year

Firefighters around the region battled wildfires all day Saturday, starting less than…

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Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence…

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect in Market Street stabbing fails to show up in court

Man with history of mental illness faces attempted murder, elder abuse and assault charges

Protesters hold signs outside the Hall of Justice as District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks following the arraignment of Patrick Thompson, who is accused of stabbing two elderly Asian women on May 4 and did not attend the hearing, on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police have blocked off the area near a reported officer-involved shooting at Varney Place and Third Street. (Photo courtesy Charlie Jacobson)

Man shot and injured by SF police during auto burglary investigation

San Francisco police shot a man on Friday when plainclothes officers encountered…

Police have blocked off the area near a reported officer-involved shooting at Varney Place and Third Street. (Photo courtesy Charlie Jacobson)
The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner

In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are…

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
Melanie Herrera and Dearbhla O’Neill enjoy a beer inside Maggie McGarry’s Bar in North Beach after bars are allowed to reopen at 25-percent capacity on Thursday May 6, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF bars reopen for first time in more than a year

San Francisco bars reopened for indoor service Thursday after The City moved…

Melanie Herrera and Dearbhla O’Neill enjoy a beer inside Maggie McGarry’s Bar in North Beach after bars are allowed to reopen at 25-percent capacity on Thursday May 6, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Transit riders and transit labor advocates march to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission headquarters to demand MTC release $1.7 billion in transit funds to Bay Area transit agencies on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Transit advocates want MTC to release $1.7 billion from American Rescue Plan

MTC says waiting will help build consensus on priorities, increase certainty about future needs

Transit riders and transit labor advocates march to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission headquarters to demand MTC release $1.7 billion in transit funds to Bay Area transit agencies on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Roger Allen by Daly City police on April 7 prompted protests in both cities. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Daly City approves body-worn and vehicle cameras for police after fatal shooting

Daly City officials on Wednesday approved body and vehicle cameras for police…

The fatal shooting of San Francisco resident Roger Allen by Daly City police on April 7 prompted protests in both cities. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Stores including Walgreens and Safeway are required to pay their employees additional hazard pay under a city ordinance that is currently set to expire later this month. (Shutterstock)

Grocery workers could gain additional weeks of $5 per hour hazard pay

San Francisco will vote next week on whether to extend a law…

Stores including Walgreens and Safeway are required to pay their employees additional hazard pay under a city ordinance that is currently set to expire later this month. (Shutterstock)
Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police arrest suspect in Tenderloin triple shooting

San Francisco police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a triple…

An SFPD logo is placed on a patrol car outside the Tenderloin Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. on August 10, 2016. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gavel (Courtesy photo)

Jury acquits man in fatal Tenderloin shooting after attorney argues self defense

Public defender: Confusion over rental car led to confrontation

Gavel (Courtesy photo)
Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Willie Mays turns 90: San Francisco celebrates the greatest Giant

By Al Saracevic Examiner staff writer I couldn’t believe it. Willie Mays…

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Income from Shared Spaces will provide financial resources to the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency, according to its director, Jeffrey Tumlin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA director says Shared Spaces serves transit agency’s financial interest

$10.6 million price tag for program raises concerns among transit agency’s board members

Income from Shared Spaces will provide financial resources to the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency, according to its director, Jeffrey Tumlin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police and fire emergency workers help a woman who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday<ins>,</ins><ins> May 4, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in stabbing of two women downtown

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing of two senior women…

San Francisco police and fire emergency workers help a woman who was allegedly stabbed at the Muni platform at Fourth and Market streets on Tuesday<ins>,</ins><ins> May 4, </ins><ins>2021</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)