David Campos

San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF poised to require Airbnb to only list registered hosts, or pay fines

Nearly two years after legalizing short-term rentals like Airbnb, San Francisco is…

San Francisco users of the short-term rental site Airbnb will only be allowed to post listings at one address starting Nov. 1. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Public Advocate post among bevy of charter amendments introduced for November ballot

San Francisco is considering the creation of an elected public advocate position…

In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s first head of new homeless department dives into tense political climate

Weeks before his first day on the job, San Francisco’s first director…

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Schools in San Francisco’s Bayview District have struggled more than others to secure substitute teachers on short notice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Bayview schools hard-pressed to find substitute teachers

When teachers at public schools in the Bayview District call out sick…

Schools in San Francisco’s Bayview District have struggled more than others to secure substitute teachers on short notice. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

City departments exceed overtime budgets

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

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
Crime in San Francisco cannot be properly addressed by hiring more police officers and throwing money at the problem. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

You can get tough, I’m going to get smart

Monday’s coverage in The New York Times of what they call San…

Crime in San Francisco cannot be properly addressed by hiring more police officers and throwing money at the problem. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s new sheriff at odds with supervisors over immigration policy

San Francisco’s newly elected Sheriff Vicki Hennessy doubled down Thursday on her…

Sheriff Vicki Hennessy  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

SF sheriff deputy’s pistol, police officer’s star stolen from home

A San Francisco sheriff deputy's gun and a police officer's star were…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor urges SF to open more navigation centers for homeless residents

Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday mandating The City to open up…

A 40-year-old homeless man “Polar Bear” takes down his tent in preparing to move to Pier 80 homeless shelter while two staffs members from San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team wait to escort him to their car on Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, February 25, 2016.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to 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)
Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Navigating a way out for our homeless

The homeless have been more visible than usual over the past few…

Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves changes to tech commuter shuttle program

San Francisco’s transit agency agreed to modify the commuter shuttle program Tuesday,…

Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Progressive bloc leading on commuter shuttle, affordable housing debates

The political power of San Francisco’s newly formed progressive majority on the…

A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gun owners in San Francisco are now required to secure any firearms left in a parked car by keeping them in the trunk if inaccessible from inside of the vehicle or in a lock box affixed to the car out of view such as under the seat. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF requires safer storage of firearms left in vehicles

San Francisco added a new gun control law to the books Tuesday…

Gun owners in San Francisco are now required to secure any firearms left in a parked car by keeping them in the trunk if inaccessible from inside of the vehicle or in a lock box affixed to the car out of view such as under the seat. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF schools seem short on substitutes

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s sky-high cost of living makes it…

According to schools spokeswoman Gentle Blythe, the district is actually able to provide a substitute teacher 94 percent of the time. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson on Friday. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Officials at City Hall note lack of surprise after corruption charges

There’s little sense of surprise around City Hall in the wake of…

District Attorney George Gascon, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson announced charges against retired Human Rights Commission employee Zula Jones, ex-HRC commissioner Nazly Mohajer and former political consultant Keith Jackson on Friday. (Bryan Carmody/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gwen Woods, center, is consoled by attorney John Burris as she addresses the media on Dec. 11 about the shooting of her son, Mario Woods, by San Francisco police officers. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco may publicly apologize to Mario Woods’ mother

Tensions remain high in San Francisco over last month’s fatal police shooting…

Gwen Woods, center, is consoled by attorney John Burris as she addresses the media on Dec. 11 about the shooting of her son, Mario Woods, by San Francisco police officers. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)