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Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Homeless people are cleared out on Tuesday from a Division Street encampment beneath a billboard boasting about a “Dream House” in San Francisco. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee is turning San Francisco into a Dickens novel

It’s 8:20 on Tuesday morning, and Division Street is awash with reporters,…

Homeless people are cleared out on Tuesday from a Division Street encampment beneath a billboard boasting about a “Dream House” in San Francisco. (Stuart Schuffman/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco struggling to open additional Navigation Centers

One day after San Francisco swept the homeless and their tents from…

Ashante Jones stands outside of San Francisco’s one and only Navigation Center in the Mission district on Wednesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Larry Muraoka sweeps his rug and collects his belongings as San Francisco Department of Public Works crews and San Francisco police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

Crews implement largest cleanup yet of encampment along Division Street

Public works crews early Tuesday morning began the largest cleanup to date…

Larry Muraoka sweeps his rug and collects his belongings as San Francisco Department of Public Works crews and San Francisco police sweep the homeless encampment along Division Street in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, March 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Pressure mounts to expand Navigation Centers amid controversial homeless sweeps

As San Francisco remains divided over last week’s homeless sweeps, questions linger…

Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Calls for solutions intensify in decades-long debate over homelessness

San Francisco’s residents and politicians have sounded off for decades on the…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, waves before getting into the car of the Homeless Outreach Team on Thursday.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

DOJ probe should answer unknown

“Woods autopsy reveals drugs, 20 bullet wounds,” Crime Ink, Feb. 12 DOJ…

Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco on Feb. 9.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Should SF help feed the hungry?

  Last week, two nuns who feed San Francisco’s homeless made national…

Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco on Feb. 9.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Linda Fuchs, left, and Chanell Jones have struggled to survive, as sweeps in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 have forced many homeless people to constantly stay on the move. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless woman lost job after Super Bowl tent sweeps

Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you: It’s hell to lose a job.…

Linda Fuchs, left, and Chanell Jones have struggled to survive, as sweeps in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 have forced many homeless people to constantly stay on the move. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters demand SF address homelessness amid Super Bowl hype

Protesters stood in sharp contrast to the festivities taking place at Super…

“Tiny” of Poor Magazine protests in front of a line of police officers near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Animal shelter left out of Lee’s $350M bond proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s $350 million bond slated for the June ballot has…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

El Niño beds should already be activated

“Shelter from the storm,” The City, Jan. 7 El Niño beds should…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco criticized for not adding more shelter beds for homeless during El Niño storms

Despite Mayor Ed Lee’s promise last month to add up to 1,300…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF plans to add 1,100 homeless shelter beds during El Niño storms

San Francisco is prepared to add 1,100 temporary shelter beds to provide…

Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)

Mayor Lee vows improved homeless response with ‘homeless department’

A new city department focused solely on The City’s homeless population is…

Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)
Bevan Dufty, Mayor Ed Lee's homeless czar, will step down from his post on Nov. 6. (Ben Margot/AP)

Bevan Dufty out as Mayor Ed Lee’s homeless czar

Mayor Ed Lee’s homeless czar Bevan Dufty is stepping down from his…

Bevan Dufty, Mayor Ed Lee's homeless czar, will step down from his post on Nov. 6. (Ben Margot/AP)
A controversial mobile app introduced Thursday by Mayor Ed Lee allows residents to report homeless persons to San Francisco officials. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

‘Snitch app’ encourages residents to report homeless persons

Residents can now report homeless persons to the city government with a…

A controversial mobile app introduced Thursday by Mayor Ed Lee allows residents to report homeless persons to San Francisco officials. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera claimed that Nevada was sending mentally ill patients to San Francisco, some of whom were treated at San Francisco General Hospital.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

SF reaches $400K settlement proposal in Nevada patient-dumping case

San Francisco’s more than two-year legal battle with Nevada over the state’s…

A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera claimed that Nevada was sending mentally ill patients to San Francisco, some of whom were treated at San Francisco General Hospital.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Richard Gere, left, and Oren Moverman are the creative forces behind “Time Out of Mind.” (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Richard Gere explores mysteries of identity in ‘Time Out of Mind’

You might expect a movie about a homeless man to have a…

Richard Gere, left, and Oren Moverman are the creative forces behind “Time Out of Mind.” (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Daly City Councilmember Sal Torres says panhandling is a safety concern when panhandlers stand close to traffic. Torres hasn't taken a position on the proposed law. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Daly City to consider panhandling law

A proposed panhandling law will be considered by officials in Daly City…

Daly City Councilmember Sal Torres says panhandling is a safety concern when panhandlers stand close to traffic. Torres hasn't taken a position on the proposed law. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)