Election 2020

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tenant advocates take another try at expanding rent control with Prop. 21

Measure would allow city to impose new protections on properties 15 years or older

Prop. 21 would allow San Francisco city officials to expand rent control to cover thousands more units. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community

By Sherilyn Adams, Brett Andrews and Steve Fields The need for community…

Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Schools and teachers need support — now more than ever

By Susan Solomon We’re all well aware by now how the COVID-19…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has…

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>

Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
Nate Durand of Chug Pub created an election-themed cocktail which has several names: Biden Harris, Barris, Hiden, and/or Dem Juice. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Drink blue, no matter who

But bar parties aren’t planned for Election Day

Nate Durand of Chug Pub created an election-themed cocktail which has several names: Biden Harris, Barris, Hiden, and/or Dem Juice. (Saul Sugarman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown voting station to help SRO residents make their voices heard

In a bid to boost voting access for single-room-occupancy tenants in Chinatown,…

A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voting rights of seniors, disabled must be protected

Coronavirus pandemic adds new challenges for accessing the polls

The main entrance to Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)

Be sure to use an official ballot drop box when voting

California’s Secretary of State offers an online list of locations

There are ways to determine the authenticity of California ballot boxes that are being used in the November 2020 election. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A recovery plan requires funding: Prop I does it!

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Proposition I on the November 3rd…

The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People line up to drop off their ballots at the Voting Center at Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF turnout high so far in early voting

With exactly 13 days remaining before Election Day, San Francisco voters had…

People line up to drop off their ballots at the Voting Center at Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)

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…

(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)
Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Vote Yes on Props K and I

It’s time for social housing in San Francisco

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
San Francisco voters have a multitude of issues to consider on the November 2020 ballot. (Shutterstock photo)

Examiner endorsements for November ballot measures

Here are our recommendations on issues from taxes to policing to sanitation

  • Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco voters have a multitude of issues to consider on the November 2020 ballot. (Shutterstock photo)
While it’s not legally required that voters in California wear masks at polling places, officials highly encourage the practice. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Health and safety measures at the voting booth

Voters and poll workers should wear masks, social distance and sanitze hands

While it’s not legally required that voters in California wear masks at polling places, officials highly encourage the practice. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Courtesy photo)

When did we start trusting corporations to draft laws?

Prop. 22 ads do not accurately portray the lives of full-time ride-hail drivers

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Courtesy photo)
Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)

Disenfranchised voters need to be centered before it’s too late

By Knychelle Passmore A week ago, the country celebrated National Voter Registration…

Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)
Sharky Laguana, a musician who founded Bandago, an outfit that rents vans to bands, is president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

From street performer and ‘drifter’ to small business champion

Sharky Laguana has become an unlikely voice for small business and the public face of Prop. H

Sharky Laguana, a musician who founded Bandago, an outfit that rents vans to bands, is president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>