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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Tuesday that it is strengthening the language in its faculty contract and handbook requiring high school educators to uphold Catholic teachings in the classroom and publicly.

Fight for same-sex marriage is not over

From where California and San Francisco stand now in regard to the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Archdiocese of San Francisco announced Tuesday that it is strengthening the language in its faculty contract and handbook requiring high school educators to uphold Catholic teachings in the classroom and publicly.
Eric Risberg/2004 ap file photoPhyllis Lyon

Celebrating 10 years after the Winter of Love

Ten years ago today, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom took a courageous stand in…

Eric Risberg/2004 ap file photoPhyllis Lyon
Mike Koomzin/the s.f. examinerJohn Lewis

SF marks 10 years since Winter of Love launched push for same-sex marriage rights

John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney attended a rally at City Hall a…

Mike Koomzin/the s.f. examinerJohn Lewis

Gavin Newsom: This tech boom and its impacts will stay longer than the last one

Weighing in on the tech sector and its myriad impacts on San…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artSupervisor Scott Wiener is proposing a tax on soda and other sugary drinks.

Soda tax proposed for San Francisco

San Francisco is entering the soda wars. A tax of 2 cents…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artSupervisor Scott Wiener is proposing a tax on soda and other sugary drinks.
AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver

City should not fall behind in progress toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions

Although San Francisco has made strides since 2005 to reduce greenhouse gas…

AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's OfficeThis 2013 photo released by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Denver. Denver
A proposed blueprint for Japantown

S.F.'s parklets program learns from failure, moves ahead

On Haight Street, two new parking spaces where a parklet was recently…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown
Getty Images File PhotoWith Gov. Jerry Brown in China

As acting governor, Gavin Newsom advised to sit tight

Writing and promoting a book was just the latest diversion that has…

Getty Images File PhotoWith Gov. Jerry Brown in China
Courtesy PhotoSome types of hollow-point bullets could soon be off-limits inside San Francisco.

San Francisco ban on “military-style” ammo expected to pass

Possession of certain extra-lethal bullets would be banned in San Francisco under…

Courtesy PhotoSome types of hollow-point bullets could soon be off-limits inside San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWith Carmen Chu's appoinment to the assessor-recorder position the District 4 Supervisor seat has opened up. It will be 30 days before her appointed replacement is named.

San Francisco supervisor seat opens with Carmen Chu assessor-recorder appointment

Sunset district residents will have to wait 30 days before they find…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWith Carmen Chu's appoinment to the assessor-recorder position the District 4 Supervisor seat has opened up. It will be 30 days before her appointed replacement is named.
Getty Images File PhotosLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

Lee, Newsom excited for 49ers’ Super Bowl appearance, but not for move from San Francisco

While the 49ers’ Super Bowl run has caused joy for residents and…

Getty Images File PhotosLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom
S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe UCSF Medical Center in Mission Bay is looking forward to opening  several buildings in the coming years

UCSF marks 10 years of helping to transform Mission Bay

Ten years ago, when the first building at the UC San Francisco…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoThe UCSF Medical Center in Mission Bay is looking forward to opening  several buildings in the coming years
AP File PhotoThe Al-Jazeera network says it is unclear whether it will keep Current TV’s office on Townsend Street in San Francisco

Al-Jazeera set to keep San Francisco presence after Current TV purchase

With its $500 million purchase of left-leaning Current TV, the pan-Arab news…

AP File PhotoThe Al-Jazeera network says it is unclear whether it will keep Current TV’s office on Townsend Street in San Francisco
AP File PhotoOther cities have taken a lead in banning plastic water bottles.

Despite years of talk, San Francisco still mulling ban on plastic water bottles

As a small Massachusetts town became the first U.S. community to ban…

AP File PhotoOther cities have taken a lead in banning plastic water bottles.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner“Everyone has tried to tackle it. But hey

London Breed ready to prove herself after unlikely rise to San Francisco Board of Supervisors

The charismatic and outspoken London Breed, 38, is bringing passion and a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner“Everyone has tried to tackle it. But hey
S.F. Examiner File PhotoOut in the open: AB 970 will require the state’s university systems to open their budget process to students and the Legislature.

New law will open higher education fee increase process to students

Students in both the California State University and University of California systems…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoOut in the open: AB 970 will require the state’s university systems to open their budget process to students and the Legislature.
S.F. Examiner File PhotoJudge Katherine Feinstein's last day as a San Francisco judge will be Feb. 1

Judge Katherine Feinstein leaving Superior Court position has politicians shrieking

A collective shriek rang out Wednesday when Judge Katherine Feinstein announced she’ll…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoJudge Katherine Feinstein's last day as a San Francisco judge will be Feb. 1
AP File PhotoL.A. lawmaker Mike Gatto is taking action after a prankster called SWAT teams to celebrities’ homes.

Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto ‘swats’ at flies

The state Legislature doesn’t even meet until Jan. 7, but already our…

AP File PhotoL.A. lawmaker Mike Gatto is taking action after a prankster called SWAT teams to celebrities’ homes.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerUntapped: George Leeds fills his biofuel Mercedes at Dogpatch Biofuels

San Francisco Carbon Fund hasn’t lived up to its high-flying expectations

At its inception, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom hailed the SF Carbon Fund as…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerUntapped: George Leeds fills his biofuel Mercedes at Dogpatch Biofuels
Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerTaste sensation: Among Peña Pachamama’s standout vegan offerings is organic raw ravioli

Peña Pachamama serves yummy vegan food, too

These days, it takes an awful lot for a San Francisco restaurant…

Beth Laberge/Special to the S.F. ExaminerTaste sensation: Among Peña Pachamama’s standout vegan offerings is organic raw ravioli