Coronavirus

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If city leaders want kids back in class, they need to work with the district instead of attacking it

A Letter from SFUSD Educators to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary…

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People exercise along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Could the Great Highway become a great city park?

Permanent closure would require extensive public outreach, safety and traffic management plans

People exercise along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed urges SFUSD to ‘do what needs to be done’ to reopen schools

Mayor warns ‘the achievement gap is widening’ as private schools return to in-person learning

Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Proposal to change Lowell admissions triggers angry response

School board members were confronted by a tense and sometimes unruly crowd…

Lowell High School parents, alumni and some students decried a plan to change the academically competitive school’s selective admissions process. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco reopens playgrounds for children as COVID-19 cases decline

After a months-long closure due to COVID-19, San Francisco announced Wednesday that…

First grader Nicholas Garcia reaches the end of a covered slide at the newly renovated Merced Heights Playground on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

As museums re-open, cars return to the Music Concourse

City tries to find middle ground, while institutions ask for more vehicle access

The de Young Museum has argued that it needs more vehicle access to accommodate visitors who cannot travel by foot or on bike. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

ESL students struggle to register online for classes

CCSF offering in-person registration for English classes to bridge language barriers, digital divide

Bassole Sarah signs up for classes at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Washing hands frequently remains important in the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)

Updated perspectives of COVID: October 2020

Mask-wearing, hand-washing, testing are still best protections

Washing hands frequently remains important in the battle to stop the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)

Mission Street gets a new paint job

Temporary transit-only lanes are complete. Will faster, less crowded Muni service follow?

Selective admissions for Lowell could be set aside due to COVID-19

Some parents, alumni opposing temporary change for academically elite high school

Hair stylist, colorist is optimistic about the return of The City’s salon services

Shelly Ruiz is happily back to work cutting and coloring men’s and…

Approaches to housing at heart of SF state senate race

Incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener has authored and backed dozens of bills…

Without more federal aid, SFMTA may start dipping into ‘rainy day’ reserves

Financial forecast bleak, with a $32 million operating budget deficit expected this fiscal year

Economic recovery task force calls for extended Shared Spaces program

Report includes 41 ideas to address COVID-19 impact on economy

‘Navy Seals of nurses’ provide vital care in shelter-in-place hotels

For more than 6 months, team has cared for more than 2,900 homeless people in temporary rooms

Theaters turn down chance to reopen due to ‘insurmountable’ restrictions

City rules limit movie houses to 25 percent of capacity, ban sale of concessions

Muni drivers enforcing mask rules vulnerable to attacks

SFMTA official says transit agency is ‘incredibly concerned’ about worker safety

Supervisors ban no-fault evictions in SF through March

Supervisors approved sweeping legislation on Tuesday that would protect San Francisco tenants…

All approved Slow Streets to be completed by October’s end

SFMTA restarts implementation following denial of CEQA appeals

Trump calls off coronavirus relief package talks until after Election Day

By Lindsey McPherson CQ-Roll Call Republicans will stop negotiating a new COVID-19…