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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A plan to install a larger marquee sign on the Fillmore Auditorium may come to fruition now that the Board of Supervisors seems likely to approve a rule that will allow the change. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore sign set to shine

San Francisco’s renowned Fillmore Auditorium is on the verge of winning city…

A plan to install a larger marquee sign on the Fillmore Auditorium may come to fruition now that the Board of Supervisors seems likely to approve a rule that will allow the change. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Opposition poised to doom San Francisco’s new jail

San Francisco’s jail proposal could be doomed after six members of the…

A protester displays a sign opposing the building of a new jail facility in San Francisco, during a budget and finance comittee meeting at San Francisco's city hall Wednesday, December 2, 2015. (Connor Hunt/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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Vote on controversial new jail comes earlier than expected

Earlier than expected, a vote on whether to build a new $380…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

San Francisco adopts ‘neighborhood preference’ for affordable housing lottery

After weeks of debate, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Fillmore marquee act: Proposed signage to highlight iconic music venue

Among San Francisco’s most storied and iconic cultural institutions is the Fillmore…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed hopes to install a large theatre marquee on the famed Fillmore Auditorium in celebration of the area's diverse history. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Mark Farrell states his position at City Hall on October 1, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Immigration policy debate heats up at Board of Supervisors

San Francisco’s debate over immigration policies arrived at the Board of Supervisors…

Supervisor Mark Farrell states his position at City Hall on October 1, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)

San Francisco may deploy drones for variety of uses

San Francisco’s government may put some eyes in the sky as city…

San Francisco officials are currently exploring ways to implement drone technology into The City's safety and oversight operations. (S.F. Examiner illustration)
The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Renovated War Memorial Veterans Building reopens with dedication ceremony

San Francisco city officials and veterans gathered on Wednesday to celebrate and…

The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis pits Hayes Valley biergarten against development

Despite San Francisco’s prevalent call to build more, the Board of Supervisors…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced a proposal that would extend Biergarten’s lease for five more years.  (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kaye Kennedy, 73, pictured inside her below-market-rate apartment on Townsend Street, where she's lived for the past 22 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City looks to prioritize housing preservation

For nearly two weeks in mid-August, longtime San Francisco resident Kaye Kennedy…

Kaye Kennedy, 73, pictured inside her below-market-rate apartment on Townsend Street, where she's lived for the past 22 years. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Public officials named in new findings from FBI probe of ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow

Evidence from the prosecution of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow potentially implicates a…

Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner

Last minute deal struck over CleanPowerSF to avoid ballot measure duel

A last-minute deal struck Monday over CleanPowerSF will avoid a heated contest…

The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner
Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Supes try to ‘protect’ SF’s renewable energy program

San Francisco is on target to launch a renewable energy program early…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A gas station and car wash at the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Neighbors want more below-market-rate units in proposed SF development

Residents are generally supportive of a proposed mixed-use development that would replace…

A gas station and car wash at the corner of Oak and Divisadero streets. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Fillmore Street on Friday, June 26, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Housing potential increasing along Fillmore and Divisadero streets

Amid San Francisco’s housing crisis, there are ribbon cuttings when long awaited…

Fillmore Street on Friday, June 26, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Truth in Advertising Act would define what qualifies as renewable energy, for example solar panels, such as those shown here in Hayes Valley. EXAMINER PHOTO BY CINDY CHEW

Supes submit CleanPowerSF, surplus land, legacy business ballot measures

On the verge of launching a renewable energy program, San Francisco is…

The Truth in Advertising Act would define what qualifies as renewable energy, for example solar panels, such as those shown here in Hayes Valley. EXAMINER PHOTO BY CINDY CHEW
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

SF mayor to propose $250 million housing bond for November ballot

Mayor Ed Lee today is set to introduce a $250 million housing…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

SF awards recognize strong female leaders in business

Simone Batiste stood outside the Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition…

Breed, Campos join call for closing gender pay gap

When it comes to closing the gender pay gap, San Francisco fares…