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San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Another advocate doesn’t mean better advocacy

There’s talk about creating a new citywide elected office in San Francisco…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF officials grapple with keeping Ocean Beach users safe from the sea

San Francisco boasts what has been considered the most dangerous beach in…

A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

City departments exceed overtime budgets

San Francisco has incurred nearly $25 million more in overtime costs than…

Workers repair a broken door that was damaged during a protest Friday, May 6 at City Hall during a general strike Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their 17-day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall tightens security after protest leaves more than $20K in damage

The protest at City Hall on Friday, which resulted in dozens of…

Workers repair a broken door that was damaged during a protest Friday, May 6 at City Hall during a general strike Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their 17-day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall won’t lose Kit Kat bars from vending machines after all

Turns out Supervisor Aaron Peskin won’t lose access to his favorite junk…

Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lower voting age heads to November ballot; junk food banned from city vending machines

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to lower the local…

Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions from the Board of Supervisors about police reform during a Tuesday meeting at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms

With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of…

Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions from the Board of Supervisors about police reform during a Tuesday meeting at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Protesters gather in front of City Hall following end of hunger strike

Protesters rallied outside two entrances at San Francisco City Hall Monday morning…

Demonstrators chant while marching in a circle during a general strike in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, May 9, 2016 in support of the five San Francisco residents who ended their seventeen day hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center, seen above, in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Effort to open more Navigation Centers advances toward approval

San Francisco is poised to create six new Navigation Centers that help…

San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center, seen above, in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

911 dispatchers exempt from SF healthy vending machine proposal

San Francisco’s 911 dispatchers may still be able to get their sugar…

Legislation introduced by Supervisor Mark Farrell and approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday bans junk food in the approximately 150 vending machines on city property. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

‘Frisco 5’ hunger strikers take their cause to City Hall

The five hunger strikers in wheelchairs who led a march on San…

Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Hunger striker Sellassie Blackwell (center) is comforted by his friends Julian Blackmon (left) and Derrick Benson before a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Hunger striker hospitalized for ‘blood issues’

One of the "Frisco 5" hunger strikers has been hospitalized, the San…

Hunger striker Sellassie Blackwell (center) is comforted by his friends Julian Blackmon (left) and Derrick Benson before a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Protesters line the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chambers on Tuesday in support of the “Frisco 5,” a group of hunger strikers who refuse to eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr is fired or resigns. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner

Hunger strikers say Board of Supervisors is failing on police reform

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have hid from hunger strikers at…

Protesters line the San Francisco Board of Supervisors chambers on Tuesday in support of the “Frisco 5,” a group of hunger strikers who refuse to eat until Police Chief Greg Suhr is fired or resigns. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner
Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M

Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M

Amid an already politically fueled election year, San Francisco’s debate around homelessness…

Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M
San Francisco City Hall.

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

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

San Francisco City Hall.
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,…

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)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF to bail out Transbay project after costs nearly double

San Francisco’s major Transbay transportation and development project has nearly doubled in…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF approves affordable housing development boost

San Francisco approved a change Tuesday to policy that will boost affordable…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)