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Downtown Streets Team member Sharon Randle, left, leads other members through Union Square while cleaning the streets on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF homeless team up to keep streets clean

They’ve come from Georgia, Texas and right here in the Fillmore. They’ve…

Downtown Streets Team member Sharon Randle, left, leads other members through Union Square while cleaning the streets on Thursday, Sept. 15. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows

Solving intractable problems in an urban environment like the Tenderloin takes some…

Tenderloin health efforts break from tradition as support for supervised injection sites grows
Proposition Q would ban tent encampments in The City and authorize city officials to remove them within 24 hours. A competing measure, which sought to increase the amount of time the encampments could last, was nixed at a board committee meeting Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocates ‘sick of sound bytes’ around tent issue

San Francisco’s policy for dealing with homeless residents living in tents is…

Proposition Q would ban tent encampments in The City and authorize city officials to remove them within 24 hours. A competing measure, which sought to increase the amount of time the encampments could last, was nixed at a board committee meeting Thursday. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark addresses St. Anthony’s after launching free Wi-Fi and charging stations there Thursday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Free Wi-Fi, secure charging stations installed at St. Anthony’s in Tenderloin

Rafael Rosado can regularly be found at St. Anthony’s Dining Room in…

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark addresses St. Anthony’s after launching free Wi-Fi and charging stations there Thursday. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s third Navigation Center, a proposed 14,000-square-foot facility with a $3.2 million price tag, could be opened in the Dogpatch neighborhood by February 2017. (Rendering courtesy Port of San Francisco)

SF’s third Navigation Center for homeless residents comes into focus

San Francisco plans to open its third nontraditional homeless shelter in the…

San Francisco’s third Navigation Center, a proposed 14,000-square-foot facility with a $3.2 million price tag, could be opened in the Dogpatch neighborhood by February 2017. (Rendering courtesy Port of San Francisco)
A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)

Proposed SF sales tax hike would reduce consumer spending by $154M, report finds

A proposed sales tax hike that could go before San Francisco voters…

A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the…

City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Tempers flare over homeless tent encampment ballot measure

San Francisco suddenly finds itself sharply divided over whether to place on…

A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Willie Iribarren, right, speaks with an attendee at an open house for family homelessness held by Compass Family Services. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Navigating homelessness with children

San Francisco resident Willie Iribarren grew up experiencing homelessness. As a single…

Willie Iribarren, right, speaks with an attendee at an open house for family homelessness held by Compass Family Services. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones talks with an SFPD officer outside his tent space while San Francisco Department of Public Works and San Francisco Police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

Dueling SF ballot measures emerge over homeless tent encampments

San Francisco voters may see dueling homeless tent encampment measures on the…

Ashante Jones talks with an SFPD officer outside his tent space while San Francisco Department of Public Works and San Francisco Police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)
Jackie Juarez gets her hair cut by volunteers during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless residents with necessary medical, legal and personal services at Bayview YMCA in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, June 10, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Searching for solutions at Project Homeless Connect

People at a recent gathering in San Francisco’s Bayview District bandied about…

Jackie Juarez gets her hair cut by volunteers during a Project Homeless Connect event providing homeless residents with necessary medical, legal and personal services at Bayview YMCA in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, June 10, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board an Arcata-bound Greyhound bus at a station on Folsom St. in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF expanding program that has bused 10K homeless residents out of town in past decade

“Get your ass out of here.” That’s the title Bilal Ali, a…

Passengers board an Arcata-bound Greyhound bus at a station on Folsom St. in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Items belonging to the homeless are bagged and tagged by San Francisco Department of Public Works clean-up teams and stored in this unit near Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Taking a tour of SF’s storage yard for homeless people’s stuff

San Francisco Public Works employees are The City’s front line for clean…

Items belonging to the homeless are bagged and tagged by San Francisco Department of Public Works clean-up teams and stored in this unit near Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee stands outside the Civic Center Hotel during the opening of The City's second Navigation Center at 12th and Market streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF opens second Navigation Center for homeless residents

San Francisco celebrated the opening of its second Navigation Center on Tuesday,…

Mayor Ed Lee stands outside the Civic Center Hotel during the opening of The City's second Navigation Center at 12th and Market streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Budget deal reached, but clouded by debate over homeless encampment measure

San Francisco legislators reached an agreement over The City's proposed budget Friday…

San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments…

The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee tours the Civic Center Hotel — soon to become the second Navigation Center in San Francisco — on April 19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Clock ticking on SF to create six Navigation Centers within two years

Housing the homeless in nontraditional shelters will be commonplace in San Francisco…

Mayor Ed Lee tours the Civic Center Hotel — soon to become the second Navigation Center in San Francisco — on April 19. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Remi Lacey stands in the Hall of Justice Tuesday, June 14, 2016 while holding a photo of her mother-in-law, Mitzi Campbell, who was fatally stabbed June 10 while working on a construction site near 5th and Folsom streets in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Arraignment postponed for defendants accused of killing construction worker

The arraignment of two homeless people arrested and charged in connection with…

Remi Lacey stands in the Hall of Justice Tuesday, June 14, 2016 while holding a photo of her mother-in-law, Mitzi Campbell, who was fatally stabbed June 10 while working on a construction site near 5th and Folsom streets in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones talks with an SFPD officer outside his tent space while San Francisco Department of Public Works and San Francisco Police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

SF’s sit-lie law may be told to take a hike

San Francisco police officers should stop citing homeless residents for sleeping on…

Ashante Jones talks with an SFPD officer outside his tent space while San Francisco Department of Public Works and San Francisco Police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s first head of new homeless department dives into tense political climate

Weeks before his first day on the job, San Francisco’s first director…

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)