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June election becoming ‘ground zero’ for battle over SF politics

San Francisco remains in a throes of a political slugfest over crucial…

 

The influx of tower cranes in San Francisco in the past three years has prompted city officials to pursue increased safety precautions for how, when and wear the machines are used in The City. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Amid building boom, San Francisco turns attention to crane safety

In November 1989, a construction crane collapsed near Kearny and California streets,…

 

Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF pushing changes to affordable housing requirements, short-term rental rules

Ushering in a new era of housing policy, San Francisco has proposed…

 

The headquarters for the SFPUC at 525 Golden Gate Ave. has not been living up to its sustainable expectations. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s $201.6M green tower falls short of some expectations

While initially touted by The City as the greenest office building in…

The headquarters for the SFPUC at 525 Golden Gate Ave. has not been living up to its sustainable expectations. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, center, tours the site of The City’s second Navigation Center with Community Housing Partnership executive director Gail Gilman, left, and Strada Investment Group co-founder Michael Cohen at the Civic Center Hotel at Market and 12th streets on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless call for moratorium on tent sweeps and better housing plan

Homeless residents and their supporters gathered in the Mission district on Thursday…

Mayor Ed Lee, center, tours the site of The City’s second Navigation Center with Community Housing Partnership executive director Gail Gilman, left, and Strada Investment Group co-founder Michael Cohen at the Civic Center Hotel at Market and 12th streets on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A proposed ordinance from Supervisor Scott Wiener would require a significant portion of the roof area on new buildings in San Francisco be used for solar power. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Leading the way on solar energy

In the war against climate change, no resource must go to waste.…

A proposed ordinance from Supervisor Scott Wiener would require a significant portion of the roof area on new buildings in San Francisco be used for solar power. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee plans to eliminate tents as shelter option for homeless in SF

Mayor Ed Lee’s vow to rid San Francisco of tents used by…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Avalos proposes rules for sweeps of homeless tents

Amid concerns over Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to rid San Francisco of…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF needs to adapt services for an aging homeless population

San Francisco’s existing system of care for homeless residents was never designed…

A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Despite efforts by city officials to protect tenants from losing their homes, overall evictions continued to increase.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco evictions continue to rise each year since 2010

As real estate prices have soared amid San Francisco’s technology boom in…

Despite efforts by city officials to protect tenants from losing their homes, overall evictions continued to increase.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)

San Francisco businesses face paid parental leave mandate

San Francisco’s working parents could start bonding more with their new children…

Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)
An employee operates the recycling separator at the U.S. Postal Service's recycling hub on Evans Street in San Francisco

US Post Offices in San Francisco improve dismal recycling rates

The U.S. Post Offices in San Francisco are stepping up efforts to…

An employee operates the recycling separator at the U.S. Postal Service's recycling hub on Evans Street in San Francisco

Proposal could create 33K new rent-controlled homes

San Francisco may allow property owners throughout The City to create accessory…

San Francisco District 9 candidates, from left to right, Melissa San Miguel, Hillary Ronen, Edwin Lindo, Josh Arce and Iswari España ask for endorsements at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center hosted by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Five vying to represent a Mission ‘in crisis’ on Board of Supervisors

The Mission district is widely considered ground zero for the forces of…

San Francisco District 9 candidates, from left to right, Melissa San Miguel, Hillary Ronen, Edwin Lindo, Josh Arce and Iswari España ask for endorsements at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center hosted by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
30 Tanforan Ave. in South San Francisco is being considered as a possible location for a Muni training facility, potentially costing The City millions. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Criticism persists as costly Muni training facility advances toward approval

The proposed pricey new training facility for Muni drivers advanced closer to…

30 Tanforan Ave. in South San Francisco is being considered as a possible location for a Muni training facility, potentially costing The City millions. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee has been criticized recently for his efforts to address San Francisco’s homeless issue, including the creation of a temporary shelter at Pier 80. Lee said one of two new Navigation Centers could be created near the Pier 80 shelter. (Emma Chiang/Special to SF Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee fires back at critics, defends his homeless efforts

In an unusual show of political force, Mayor Ed Lee defended his…

Mayor Ed Lee has been criticized recently for his efforts to address San Francisco’s homeless issue, including the creation of a temporary shelter at Pier 80. Lee said one of two new Navigation Centers could be created near the Pier 80 shelter. (Emma Chiang/Special to SF Examiner)
San Francisco receives a royalty payment for the oil and gas extracted from a city-owned parcel of the Kern River oil field, above.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

SF looks to end relationship with oil wells that fund Golden Gate Park, Public Library

San Francisco’s city budget has benefited from oil drilling for decades through…

San Francisco receives a royalty payment for the oil and gas extracted from a city-owned parcel of the Kern River oil field, above.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works

Surplus land explored for housing

San Francisco voters prioritized creating below-market-rate housing on public land in November…

Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works
Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco struggling to open additional Navigation Centers

One day after San Francisco swept the homeless and their tents from…

Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21; voters to decide affordable housing requirements

San Francisco became the first major California city Tuesday to raise the…

An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)