Jane Kim

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kim, Wiener focus on stark contrasts in bid for state Senate

For months, supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim have sought to highlight…

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition C would give the Board of Supervisors — rather than voters — the power to increase the number of affordable housing units in new developments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Prop. C would let city legislators determine affordable housing requirements in new developments

San Francisco voters will decide in June whether city legislators — rather…

Proposition C would give the Board of Supervisors — rather than voters — the power to increase the number of affordable housing units in new developments. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco is failing non-English speaking residents in need of below-market-rate housing, especially those who need their application forms translated. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Affordable housing opportunities limited for non-English speakers

My first year in office, I was approached by a constituent —…

San Francisco is failing non-English speaking residents in need of below-market-rate housing, especially those who need their application forms translated. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Pressure mounts against Chief Suhr

The pressure against San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is ratcheting up,…

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF to bail out Transbay project after costs nearly double

San Francisco’s major Transbay transportation and development project has nearly doubled in…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

New affordable housing rules head to Planning Commission

Should residential projects already planned in the Mission and South of Market…

Some residential projects underway in SoMa and in the Mission may be subject to new affordable housing requirements, prompting some housing advocates to cry foul, saying the new rules could hinder construction. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Towing away bad policy

In a city with some of the worst income inequality in the…

The view from outside of  the 466 Eddy Street building in Tenderloin neighborhood that is under construction and soon to be open as Onsen Holistic Spa & Tea Room. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco could relax massage rules in Tenderloin

A proposed ordinance that would relax requirements for businesses with massage therapy…

The view from outside of  the 466 Eddy Street building in Tenderloin neighborhood that is under construction and soon to be open as Onsen Holistic Spa & Tea Room. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
(From left) California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi stand under the new awning that will make up the exterior of the Transbay Transit Center near Second Street in San Francisco, Calif. during an unveiling event held Monday, March 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Penrose design unveiled for new Transbay Transit Center

The San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center will serve as The City’s…

(From left) California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton, Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan, District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi stand under the new awning that will make up the exterior of the Transbay Transit Center near Second Street in San Francisco, Calif. during an unveiling event held Monday, March 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Navigating a way out for our homeless

The homeless have been more visible than usual over the past few…

Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco needs outside help with homelessness

One city, even one very wealthy and generous city like San Francisco,…

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Super Bowl boosted SF’s hotel tax revenues, industry leaders say

San Francisco hotels scored big during Super Bowl weekend, generating a $5.3…

Super Bowl City along The Embarcadero was spread throughout Justin Herman Plaza and Sue Bierman Park. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works

Surplus land explored for housing

San Francisco voters prioritized creating below-market-rate housing on public land in November…

Volunteer gardener Jim Donahue works
An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21; voters to decide affordable housing requirements

San Francisco became the first major California city Tuesday to raise the…

An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Beware of Scott Wiener, ‘The Machine’

He is relentless. Seldom sleeping, seldom stopping. In his senate race, Supervisor…

Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Jane Kim speaks in support of the Chinese-American hospital workers at UC San Francisco, who were reportedly fired after organizing for higher wages, during a news conference on Tuesday at City Hall. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City leaders decry alleged unfair firing of janitors from UCSF

City leaders voiced support Tuesday for UC San Francisco subcontracted janitors who…

Supervisor Jane Kim speaks in support of the Chinese-American hospital workers at UC San Francisco, who were reportedly fired after organizing for higher wages, during a news conference on Tuesday at City Hall. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Jane Kim speaks Tuesday during a news conference about placing a charter amendment on the June ballot to increase below-market-rate housing requirements. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco at crossroads over affordable housing requirements

The future of San Francisco’s below-market-rate housing development hangs in the balance…

Supervisor Jane Kim speaks Tuesday during a news conference about placing a charter amendment on the June ballot to increase below-market-rate housing requirements. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves changes to tech commuter shuttle program

San Francisco’s transit agency agreed to modify the commuter shuttle program Tuesday,…

Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)