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Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School meal pickup days changing to Tuesdays

The times to pick up free meals for public school students shifted…

Families wait in line to pick up meals provided by the SF Unified School District at James Denman Middle School on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

A winter surge in COVID-19 cases seems inevitable. Can we stop it?

By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing…

Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ordinance giving airport workers expanded health coverage approved

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would require…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins made history Tuesday when he was unanimously confirmed to the…

Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).
SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFUSD aims to bring first children back to school by Jan. 25

School officials are coalescing behind a plan to begin bringing students back…

SFUSD officials have said they will prioritize children in first grade and lower and those with disabilities to return to in-person instruction first. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Sunny skies to give way to rain by end of the week

Bay Area skies stayed mostly sunny Tuesday, but rain boot season may…

While it was bright in Dolores Park early in the week, meteorologists say clouds and rain are on the way. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>

Legislation would raise the bar for appeals for city projects

Legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting would make it…

Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>
State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time…

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials are closing indoor restaurant dining in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Indoor dining shut down as SF rolls back reopening amid COVID-19 spike

Latest increase climbing at faster rate than previous summer surge

City officials are closing indoor restaurant dining in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
“Forum” host Michael Krasny says he plans to spend time with his granddaughter after he retires. (Courtesy photo)

Michael Krasny to leave KQED’s ‘Forum’ in February

Longtime radio host remembers great talks with writers

“Forum” host Michael Krasny says he plans to spend time with his granddaughter after he retires. (Courtesy photo)
Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes urging SFMTA to prioritize fight against traffic violence

Resolution advances to the full board after clearing committee

Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Port to forgive $13.5M in rent for waterfront businesses

Board of Supervisors to vote on proposal amid pandemic

People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An empty playground seen through the security fence at Frank McCoppin Elementary School in the Richmond District on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board proposal directs district to set ‘clear’ timeline for reopening

San Francisco public school officials would have less than a month to…

An empty playground seen through the security fence at Frank McCoppin Elementary School in the Richmond District on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Biden taps three UCSF doctors to serve on COVID-19 advisory board

Faculty members will help shape national response to pandemic

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
In January 2019, volunteers Cricket Miller, Kevin Feng and Shane McGraw participated in San Francisco’s homeless count, which was held at night.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Proposal to change hours of SF homeless count faces scrutiny

Critics worry plan may paint inaccurate picture of population

In January 2019, volunteers Cricket Miller, Kevin Feng and Shane McGraw participated in San Francisco’s homeless count, which was held at night.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan declares victory in D1 contest after Philhour concedes

Progressive candidate Connie Chan declared victory Sunday evening after her opponent conceded…

District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jackie Fielder says state senate campaign is just ‘the beginning’

Candidate, 26, encourages other activists to take on incumbents

Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Photos: Thousands flood SF streets after Biden beats Trump

Thousands turned out across San Francisco on Saturday to celebrate President-elect Joe…

People celebrate Joe Biden’s victory in the Castro on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)