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A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocacy begins with listening

Last week was awful, in that gut-wrenching, sick-to-your-stomach kind of way. Midweek…

A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF strives to eliminate hunger by 2020

San Francisco must spend more than $13 million in the next fiscal…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photo)
A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF needs to adapt services for an aging homeless population

San Francisco’s existing system of care for homeless residents was never designed…

A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence wears Kobe Bryant-branded cleats during a spring training game. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Kobe! Hunter Pence rocks basketball legend’s cleats

Some San Francisco Giants are apparently wearing custom Kobe Bryant-branded Nikes during…

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence wears Kobe Bryant-branded cleats during a spring training game. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Recent racism allegations renew calls for federal, state investigations into SFPD

Police critics are once again calling for an investigation into racism and…

An SFPD car sits on the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/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)
An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21; voters to decide affordable housing requirements

San Francisco became the first major California city Tuesday to raise the…

An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pressure mounts to expand Navigation Centers amid controversial homeless sweeps

As San Francisco remains divided over last week’s homeless sweeps, questions linger…

Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Calls for solutions intensify in decades-long debate over homelessness

San Francisco’s residents and politicians have sounded off for decades on the…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Noble Wray, the local head of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, speaks to reporters after a listening session his office is having with the community to address some residents' negative experiences with police. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

Department of Justice listening session on SFPD met with resistance, low turnout

The first of three listening sessions held by the federal body tasked…

Noble Wray, the local head of the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, speaks to reporters after a listening session his office is having with the community to address some residents' negative experiences with police. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)
Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco on Feb. 9.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Should SF help feed the hungry?

  Last week, two nuns who feed San Francisco’s homeless made national…

Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco on Feb. 9.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

DA, FBI announce formation of political corruption task force

A joint task force to root out political corruption in San Francisco…

Former City workers who turn judges could see pension bump

Judges who are former employees with San Francisco government are in line…

Eleni Kounalakis U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission pick sails through board committee

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission appointment to fill the seat vacated by…

Eleni Kounalakis U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO
San Francisco Public Library Building Officer Steve Heart helps a man consolidate his belongings before entering the Main Library at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Library sheds problematic image; incidents down nearly 50 percent

The San Francisco Main Branch library has dealt with a troubled reputation…

San Francisco Public Library Building Officer Steve Heart helps a man consolidate his belongings before entering the Main Library at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demand SF address homelessness amid Super Bowl hype

Protesters stood in sharp contrast to the festivities taking place at Super…

“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Animal shelter left out of Lee’s $350M bond proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s $350 million bond slated for the June ballot has…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2015)

Gascon blasts mayor for waffling over Woods investigation

Mayor Ed Lee’s request for a federal investigation of the Mario Woods…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2015)