Election 2020

Proposition H is intended to reduce the red tape associated with obtaining business permits in The City. (Shutterstock photo)

Voters support Prop. H to amend SF planning code, business permitting

San Francisco voters are favoring Proposition H, a measure that would amend…

Proposition H is intended to reduce the red tape associated with obtaining business permits in The City. (Shutterstock photo)
District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston speaks to his supporters inside Noir Lounge during election night on Nov. 5, 2019. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Preston holds commanding lead in rematch for District 5 supervisor

Supervisor Dean Preston held a commanding lead in the race to retain…

District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston speaks to his supporters inside Noir Lounge during election night on Nov. 5, 2019. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Measure A is a bond that would help fund housing for homeless people and improve mental health facilities and public parks. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF voters favor Measure A, providing funding for homeless and mental health services

San Francisco voters are in favor of a $487.7 million bond to…

Measure A is a bond that would help fund housing for homeless people and improve mental health facilities and public parks. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Board of Supervisor District 1 candidate Majan Philhour and San Francisco Mayor London Breed pose for a photograph with constituents at Farmer’s Market in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).

Philhour gains narrow lead as District 1 race flip-flops

The District 1 supervisor race is shaping up to be a real…

San Francisco Board of Supervisor District 1 candidate Majan Philhour and San Francisco Mayor London Breed pose for a photograph with constituents at Farmer’s Market in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California.(Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Measure RR is a sales tax for Caltrain affecting San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Measure RR, sales tax to fund Caltrain, pulls ahead in early returns

A one-eighth-cent sales tax that would be used to fund Caltrain was…

Measure RR is a sales tax for Caltrain affecting San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Pandemic-era measures to ease stresses in The City’s rental market may not be helpful to small landlords in the long run.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>

San Francisco supes save the day — with a catch

Rent relief funding has strings attached in form of Proposition I

Pandemic-era measures to ease stresses in The City’s rental market may not be helpful to small landlords in the long run.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Manny Yekutiel, right, owner of Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District, helps set up Gov. Gavin Newsom to phone bank on behalf of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Election Day in SF

Scenes from around The City

Manny Yekutiel, right, owner of Manny’s Cafe in the Mission District, helps set up Gov. Gavin Newsom to phone bank on behalf of the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Haven’t voted yet? Here’s what to do with your California mail-in ballot today

Still hanging on to your California mail-in ballot? Don’t worry. You can…

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Deborah Walker holds up a portrait she drew in support of San Francisco Board of Supervisor District 1 candidate Marjan Philhour in the Richmond District on Octobeer 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
Deborah Walker holds up a portrait she drew in support of San Francisco Board of Supervisor District 1 candidate Marjan Philhour in the Richmond District on Octobeer 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner).
A man carries his ballot inside the Voting Center tent at Civic Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voter turnout could shatter historic record

Nearly 60 percent of registered voters have already cast their ballot

A man carries his ballot inside the Voting Center tent at Civic Center. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Youth march across San Francisco Sunday Nov. 1, 2020. (Nicholas Chan/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Young voters rally in hopes of a brighter future

A march in San Francisco Sunday in advance of this week’s election…

Youth march across San Francisco Sunday Nov. 1, 2020. (Nicholas Chan/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Election night parties will look very different this Tuesday. <ins>(Examiner photo illustration)</ins>

Where’s the party? Campaigns plan for a socially distanced election night

This Tuesday will be an election night like no other. And it…

Election night parties will look very different this Tuesday. <ins>(Examiner photo illustration)</ins>
A study published in the December 2016 Scientific Reports journal reveals that brain activity increases when people’s political beliefs are challenged. <ins>(Screenshot Scientific Reports)</ins>

Now is the time to make friends with enemies

We can be civil to others who have different political beliefs

A study published in the December 2016 Scientific Reports journal reveals that brain activity increases when people’s political beliefs are challenged. <ins>(Screenshot Scientific Reports)</ins>
It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph

Prop. 22 would help undo decades worth of worker protections

By Susan Vaughan and Evelyn Engel Through Proposition 22, a few vast…

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph
A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Downtown businesses cover windows ahead of election week

Businesses moved to cover their windows on Friday amid fears of potential unrest.

A worker carries a sheet of plywood to place over a storefront window at Nieman Marcus in Union Square on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)

Vote “Yes” on Prop. 17 and restore voting rights to 50,000 California citizens

By Betty McKay I remember vividly what election season looked and felt…

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)
Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)

A yes on Prop. 16 is a yes for equity in education in California

By Jamal Mazyck In 1996, California voters enacted Proposition 209, which effectively…

Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)
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Prop. D will provide true accountability and oversight for law enforcement

We are veteran civilian oversight investigators with a combined 109 years of…

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Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Young people deserve a say in our future

By Jacqueline Ornelas As we face a pandemic, the legacy of structural…

Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)

Strong leadership needed as City College faces multiple crises

Ten candidates vying for four seats on CCSF board

Ten candidates are running for a seat on the Board of Trustees of the San Francisco Community College District.. (Courtesy photos)