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‘No timetable’ for cable car return, SFMTA says

How the temporary absence of cable cars means more than just a loss of transit routes

 

SF’s Embarcadero added to national endangered historic places list

The Embarcadero in San Francisco has been named among the country’s most…

 

Celebrity Murder: Shady dealings help Maurice Curtis skirt conviction

We’re all familiar with the famous Los Angeles case in the 1990s…

 

SF looks for sources of funding to restore historic Mothers Building

A handful of animals at the San Francisco Zoo are in need…

Isaiah Lees and the Tunnel Bandits

William Pinkerton called him “The greatest criminal catcher the West ever knew.”…

‘Golden Gate’ reveals untold stories of Chinese immigrants

Thousands of Chinese helped build the American West, but their personal stories…

The Crimes of ‘Dr. Grant’

Is abortion murder? Today, the answer depends on your religious and moral…

Criminal genius meets his match

The chief bookkeeper at San Francisco’s Sather Bank knew the white stuff…

Jerome Bassity: King of the Tenderloin

Jerome Bassity, also known as “The King of the Tenderloin,” was the…

Archaeologists unearth slice of pre-1906 earthquake Chinatown amid Central Subway construction

Residents and visitors of San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods in recent years have…

Visionary meets con artist

Some of the early immigrants to San Francisco were criminals, hustlers and…

History is written by hacks

School resumed in San Francisco last week. Students, schools and teachers are…

Beastly man began landlady killing spree in SF

Long before serial killers became commonplace — before Ted Bundy, John Gacy…

New museum opens in Tenderloin

The Tenderloin Museum on the corner of Eddy and Leavenworth streets opened…

Candy from a Stranger: The Gifts of Cordelia Botkin

Chocolate has been an integral part of San Francisco since the Gold…

An ‘all-night’ job: Editing Hunter Thompson’s Examiner column

On the evening of Sunday, May 3, 1987, David McCumber, an editor…

Honoring our history

It's hard to believe The San Francisco Examiner is 150 years old.…

Who was in on the Great Diamond Hoax?

It was the perfect crime, brilliantly conceived and executed. No widows and…