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Shuttle company Chariot routinely places sandwich boards announcing its routes during the morning and evening commutes. The Department of Public Works says Chariot has not gained the required permits to post its signs and will be warned. (Courtesy photo)

Public Works to crack down on illegal Chariot signs

Sandwich boards stationed at sidewalks across San Francisco by shuttle company Chariot…

 

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…

 

Homeless people are cleared out on Tuesday from a Division Street encampment beneath a billboard boasting about a “Dream House” in San Francisco. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee is turning San Francisco into a Dickens novel

It’s 8:20 on Tuesday morning, and Division Street is awash with reporters,…

 

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)
Larry Muraoka sweeps his rug and collects his belongings as San Francisco Department of Public Works crews and San Francisco police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

Crews implement largest cleanup yet of encampment along Division Street

Public works crews early Tuesday morning began the largest cleanup to date…

Larry Muraoka sweeps his rug and collects his belongings as San Francisco Department of Public Works crews and San Francisco police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee’s new $350 million bond proposal dedicates $44 million to deployment facilities for Fire Station ambulances operating out of Fire Station 9 on Jerrold Avenue. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. examiner)

Mayor Lee proposes $350M June bond for animal shelter, pysch unit, ambulances

Just months after voters approved Mayor Ed Lee’s November affordable housing bond,…

Mayor Ed Lee’s new $350 million bond proposal dedicates $44 million to deployment facilities for Fire Station ambulances operating out of Fire Station 9 on Jerrold Avenue. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. examiner)
San Francisco's litter fee on cigarette sales will increase to 40 cents on Jan. 1, 2016, to offset the costs of cleanup crews in San Francisco. The City generated more than $2 million last year through the litter fees. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco to double litter fee on cigarette sales

For the first time since imposing a litter fee on the purchases…

San Francisco's litter fee on cigarette sales will increase to 40 cents on Jan. 1, 2016, to offset the costs of cleanup crews in San Francisco. The City generated more than $2 million last year through the litter fees. (Connor Hunt/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Opposition poised to doom San Francisco’s new jail

San Francisco’s jail proposal could be doomed after six members of the…

A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Vote on controversial new jail comes earlier than expected

Earlier than expected, a vote on whether to build a new $380…

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Mike Koozmin/2014 s.F. examiner file photoThe Tenderloin Pit-Stop program has aimed to reduce defecation in the neighborhood. The public toilets at three locations have seen an average of 167 uses per day.

Supervisors vote to extend Pit-Stop toilet program on Tenderloin streets

The streets of the Tenderloin are getting relief from human waste with…

Mike Koozmin/2014 s.F. examiner file photoThe Tenderloin Pit-Stop program has aimed to reduce defecation in the neighborhood. The public toilets at three locations have seen an average of 167 uses per day.
Courtesy of Friends of the Urban ForestThe removal of at-risk ficus trees like this one on Potrero Avenue near 23rd Street that fell on two vehicles is expected to become an easier process under a new initiative.

SF eases removal of problematic ficus trees as new storm approaches

Removing at-risk ficus trees in San Francisco just got easier for property…

Courtesy of Friends of the Urban ForestThe removal of at-risk ficus trees like this one on Potrero Avenue near 23rd Street that fell on two vehicles is expected to become an easier process under a new initiative.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany traffic accidents have happened on the stretch of Broadway from the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue. A streetscape improvement project will begin this fall.

Final phase of Broadway streetscape improvements set for ‘heart of Chinatown’

One of the busiest areas of Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany traffic accidents have happened on the stretch of Broadway from the Broadway Tunnel to Columbus Avenue. A streetscape improvement project will begin this fall.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOpponents to the AT&T utility boxes say they are eyesores that attract crime.

AT&T utility boxes receive heat from some SF residents

While the installation of hundreds of AT&T utility boxes on sidewalks throughout…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOpponents to the AT&T utility boxes say they are eyesores that attract crime.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's roadways are being repaired

Condition of SF streets shows improvement

A record number of San Francisco’s pothole-punctured, eroding roadways saw repair last…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco's roadways are being repaired

SF trash rates would increase for many under new proposal

A new trash rate proposal being discussed today could lead to higher…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood truck operators and restaurants are wrangling over how much space trucks must give stationary eateries.

Proposed new food truck rules in San Francisco seek to please both mobile and stationary eateries

San Francisco’s mobile food movement pleases palates with curbside delicacies such as…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerFood truck operators and restaurants are wrangling over how much space trucks must give stationary eateries.

Condo conversion bypass will help housing needs San Francisco

Discussions of housing in San Francisco often pit the needs of moderate-…

Public Works asking more residents to take custody, pay for tree care

The City continues to plant and replace trees on streets, yet it’s…

Courtesy photoActivists want to lower flags to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

S.F. tells LGBT group flag tribute could cost $1,500

If you want to fly a flag at half-staff for an occasion…

Courtesy photoActivists want to lower flags to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerTruckin’: Food truck operators and brick-and-mortar restaurant owners are at odds over guidelines

SF food truck rules don’t hit the spot for restaurateurs, mobile vendors

Some restaurant owners want The City’s guidelines for food trucks sent back…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerTruckin’: Food truck operators and brick-and-mortar restaurant owners are at odds over guidelines