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When it comes to giving gifts in 2020, it would do a world of good if people patronized independent artists and sellers rather than the behemoth that is Amazon. <ins>(Courtesy Pxfuel)</ins>

Do not shop on Amazon for the holidays this year

Do support crafters whose brilliant creations are made with love

 

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink hosts seasonal skating in Union Square. (Courtesy photo)

Union Square ice rink in its final days of the season

Calling all ice skaters: Monday Jan. 16 will be the last day…

 

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

257 animals found homes through Macy’s Holiday Windows this season

The final count is in! The SPCA is reporting that 257 animals were…

 

(Photo courtesy SF Zoo)

ZooLights premiere Friday at San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens' annual holiday light display is launching on…

(Photo courtesy SF Zoo)
(Photo: Union Square Ice Rink)

‘Drag Queens on Ice’ returning to the Union Square ice rink

Bay Area drag queens will be hitting the ice Thursday evening in…

(Photo: Union Square Ice Rink)

‘Safe Shopper’ tips, video released by SFPD

A video was released by the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Ed…

(Photo: S.F. Examiner)

‘World Tree of Hope’ being installed at City Hall

The annual "World Tree of Hope" is being installed this week in the…

(Photo: S.F. Examiner)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Sparkly snowflakes return to Market Street for the holidays

The holiday season will officially kick off on San Francisco's Market Street Tuesday…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
(Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

SFPD kicks off month-long holiday toy drive

The San Francisco Fire Department is launching its annual holiday toy drive…

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The "holiday" tree at the SFMTA is covered with torn copper wire and other broke train pieces. (Courtesy photo)

Muni’s tree trinkets serve as reminder

It is, perhaps, one of the strangest looking Christmas trees in San…

The "holiday" tree at the SFMTA is covered with torn copper wire and other broke train pieces. (Courtesy photo)
It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)

Christmas in The City can be surreal

By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I’ll…

It can be kind of eerie walking around in San Francisco on Christmas with so many people away from The City. (Jeff Chiu/2011 AP)
The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has been operating since 2007. (Courtesy photo)

Holiday ice rink opens in Union Square

Snoopy, California Assemblymember David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and other special guests this…

The Safeway Holiday Ice Rink has been operating since 2007. (Courtesy photo)
Jim Cole/APIf you're outdoorsy and like to take advantage of the natural beauty here in Northern California

Don't take a holiday from keeping school skills sharp

This week, students are taking final exams, turning in essays and enjoying…

Jim Cole/APIf you're outdoorsy and like to take advantage of the natural beauty here in Northern California
Courtesy photoPlaymobil toys are available at Ambassador Toys

No time like the present for last-minute gift purchases

Here are some easy-to-purchase gift ideas for procrastinators’ holiday shopping lists. Playmobil…

Courtesy photoPlaymobil toys are available at Ambassador Toys
(Joseph Schell/Special to The SF Examiner)

Kris Kringles swarm city pubs for SantaCon

People throughout San Francisco today shared sidewalks, public parks and bar space…

(Joseph Schell/Special to The SF Examiner)
Joseph Schell/Special to The SF Examiner

United Airlines takes ailing kids to visit Santa Claus

Shonte Henderson spent her 15th birthday in a hospital bed while doctors…

Joseph Schell/Special to The SF Examiner
Mike Koozmin/The ExaminerMacy’s says being green is behind changing their Christmas tree in Union Square from fir to faux fir this year.

Macy's new Union Square Christmas tree is fake but fab

The giant Christmas tree in Union Square is extra green this year…

Mike Koozmin/The ExaminerMacy’s says being green is behind changing their Christmas tree in Union Square from fir to faux fir this year.

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SFMTA board member wants agency to rethink holiday parking meter enforcement

One board member of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of…