Coronavirus

Robin Rockey taught second grade at St. Anthoney-Immaculate Conception School for more than 20 years. (Photo courtesy Shirley Busch)

Parents fight for reinstatement of teacher they say was fired for delaying return to classroom

Former students and parents of a Catholic school teacher are urging her…

 

A man dines inside Il Pollaio Restaurant in North Beach on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. City officials said indoor dining could resume next week if San Francisco reenters the red COVID-19 risk tier. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to allow indoor dining next week

San Francisco will allow indoor dining to resume next week with restrictions…

 

A nurse draws up a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Mission neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF expands vaccine eligiblity, but appointments ‘limited’

San Francisco expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday but appointments remain limited…

 

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Teachers call for outside mediator as contract talks over school schedule continue

Union remains at odds with SFUSD over hours students should be in the classroom

The United Educators of San Francisco rallied in front of City Hall Saturday for a candlelight vigil after several days of contract negotiations. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
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Newsom signs COVID-19 stimulus bills to send money to Californians, small businesses

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee California will send money to low-income families…

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Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed said that she hopes to announce some additional loosening of restrictions once San Francisco enters the red COVID risk tier. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Historic San Francisco church says doors could close if it can’t raise money through donations

Old St. Mary’s has lost revenue, laid off staff due to shut down of services

Old St. Mary’s Church and Cathedral at California Street and Grant Avenue is asking the public for donations. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)

Getting elementary students back in classrooms

Health, safety, scheduling guidelines must be considered

Physical distancing is among the many issues San Francisco Unified School District is taking into account during planning to return to in-person learning. (Shutterstock)
Two passengers wear masks as they rest in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFO says full recovery could take up to six years

Airport continues to struggle due to low passenger numbers, reduced flights

Two passengers wear masks as they rest in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School and youth sports have been on hold since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

State allows outdoor youth sports to resume statewide amid declining Covid-19 cases

San Francisco among counties with case loads low enough to qualify

School and youth sports have been on hold since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Muni to offer free rides to vaccination sites

Starting Tuesday, all passengers need is proof of appointment

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Cable cars were among the first transit lines to stop service last spring as The City began to shut down. (Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file)

Bringing back cable cars would be a ‘heavy lift’

SFMTA officials respond to pressure to bring back iconic vintage transit vehicles

Cable cars were among the first transit lines to stop service last spring as The City began to shut down. (Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file)
The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has bought in the past year using public financing aimed at helping the homeless.<ins></ins>

Advocates urge city to buy more hotels to house the homeless

Pandemic, budget surplus offer rare ‘window of opportunity’ to quickly acquire more units

The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin is one of two hotels The City has bought in the past year using public financing aimed at helping the homeless.<ins></ins>
While health officials say COVID-19 isn’t spread through the use of bulk foods and reusable containers, there continues to be a reliance on wasteful disposables. (Shutterstock)

Bulk shopping is back, and that’s a good thing

Self-service is safe, but sustainability still elusive during pandemic

While health officials say COVID-19 isn’t spread through the use of bulk foods and reusable containers, there continues to be a reliance on wasteful disposables. (Shutterstock)
Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>

Group forms to explore school board recall effort

Charter amendment putting city in control of SFUSD also being discussed

Frustration at the San Francisco Unified School District’s slow return to in-person learning has prompted parent protests and a lawsuit from City Attorney Dennis Herrera.<ins></ins>
Mayor London Breed speaks at the opening of the SF Market COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Bayview District on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The City has opened another mass vaccination site — but when will it have enough vaccine?

San Francisco announced the opening of its third mass vaccination site Tuesday…

Mayor London Breed speaks at the opening of the SF Market COVID-19 mass vaccination site in the Bayview District on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>

Reform to state liquor license laws could benefit future of Shared Spaces

State Sen. Scott Wiener proposal includes more flexibility for bars, restaurants and music venues

A law proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener would ease restrictions on alcohol service in eateries and music venues.<ins></ins>
Ezekiel Logan, a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran, prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from Kaiser nurse Jamie Rant at the opening of the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Moscone Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to pause COVID-19 vaccinations at two mass sites as supplies run out

San Francisco’s two high-volume vaccination sites will temporarily cease operations Monday due…

Ezekiel Logan, a 96-year-old World War II Navy veteran, prepares to receive a COVID-19 vaccination from Kaiser nurse Jamie Rant at the opening of the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Moscone Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Matt Haney has suggested spending a budget surplus to help local businesses, which are struggling due to the pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Unexpected surplus gives city budget a boost

Property taxes come in higher than projections

Supervisor Matt Haney has suggested spending a budget surplus to help local businesses, which are struggling due to the pandemic. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

What would a return to in-person classes look like? SFUSD officials are still trying to figure that out.

Social distancing requirements, capacity issues could mean students return to school part-time

Children walk alongside their parents in hopes that they can convince government officials to approve reopening their schools. Alongside marching around City Hall, the SF parent collective created an open letter to sign in support of reopening schools in the SFUSD. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)