Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco sheriffs push out protestors occupying City Hall demanding the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, May 6, 2016. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Dozens arrested when protesters, deputies clash at City Hall

Dozens of protesters were arrested after storming City Hall Friday, refusing to…

San Francisco sheriffs push out protestors occupying City Hall demanding the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, May 6, 2016. (Joel Angel Juarez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Five hunger strikers (front, from left) Ike Pinkston, Edwin Lindo, Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell speak to the media during a news conference at the Black and Brown Social Club in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 5, 2016.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

As hunger strike continues, confidence in police reform dwindles

Mayor Ed Lee and a group of five hunger strikers calling for…

Five hunger strikers (front, from left) Ike Pinkston, Edwin Lindo, Maria Cristina Gutierrez, Ilyich Sato and Sellassie Blackwell speak to the media during a news conference at the Black and Brown Social Club in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, May 5, 2016.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Edwin Lindo, right, one of the “Frisco 5” hunger strikers, sips coconut water while negotiating with an officer inside Mission Police Station on April 26 — Day 6 of a hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Hunger strikers teaching San Francisco a valuable lesson

Hunger strikes grow in importance the longer the protest goes. When my…

Edwin Lindo, right, one of the “Frisco 5” hunger strikers, sips coconut water while negotiating with an officer inside Mission Police Station on April 26 — Day 6 of a hunger strike calling for the resignation or firing of Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

‘Frisco 5’ hunger strikers take their cause to City Hall

The five hunger strikers in wheelchairs who led a march on San…

Hunger strikers (from left) Sellassie Blackwell, Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Edwin Lindo during a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Hunger striker Sellassie Blackwell (center) is comforted by his friends Julian Blackmon (left) and Derrick Benson before a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Hunger striker hospitalized for ‘blood issues’

One of the "Frisco 5" hunger strikers has been hospitalized, the San…

Hunger striker Sellassie Blackwell (center) is comforted by his friends Julian Blackmon (left) and Derrick Benson before a march to City Hall from the Mission Police Station at 17th and Valencia streets in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Five San Francisco residents have been on a hunger strike for 13 days calling for the resignation of SFPD Chief Greg Suhr following recent police violence. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, right, is facing two recall efforts that are undoubtedly connected to Police Chief Greg Suhr and his troubled department. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Rise of the Recall: Two efforts to boot Mayor Lee gain steam

Holy hell-raising: There’s not one, but two efforts to recall Mayor Ed…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, right, is facing two recall efforts that are undoubtedly connected to Police Chief Greg Suhr and his troubled department. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Edwin Lindo, seated, has reportedly lost 15 pounds since the hunger strike outside of Mission Police Station started on April 21. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

‘Frisco 5’ hunger strikers to confront Mayor Lee

The “Frisco 5” are taking their message to Mayor Ed Lee. The…

Edwin Lindo, seated, has reportedly lost 15 pounds since the hunger strike outside of Mission Police Station started on April 21. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor grants $1.8 million for legal aid of unaccompanied children

When Ronaldo Ordonez moved to San Francisco two years ago, he said…

Day five of a hunger strike in front of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee addresses ongoing hunger strike

Six days into a hunger strike calling for Mayor Ed Lee to…

Day five of a hunger strike in front of Mission Police Station in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 25, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi presents pages of racist texts reportedly sent by SFPD Officer Jason Lai during a news conference at the Public Defender's Office in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Racist texts allegedly sent by SF officers released

The text messages compared blacks to animals and made light of shootings.…

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi presents pages of racist texts reportedly sent by SFPD Officer Jason Lai during a news conference at the Public Defender's Office in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Reyna Maldonado, a neighbor who lives near a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street and 18th, signs the tent of Luis Gongora, who was shot and killed by San Francisco Police Department officers on April 7 (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez/S.F. Examiner)

Shotwell tents destroyed as friends mourn homeless man shot by SFPD

The fallout was swift. Thursday morning, San Francisco Police Department officers shot…

Reyna Maldonado, a neighbor who lives near a homeless encampment on Shotwell Street and 18th, signs the tent of Luis Gongora, who was shot and killed by San Francisco Police Department officers on April 7 (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez/S.F. Examiner)
Crews investigate the scene after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor-mandated police reforms hit roadblock

Stubborn police, disappointed activists and befuddled officials. Such is the state of…

Crews investigate the scene after an officer involved shooting on Shotwell Street near 19th Street in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
S.F. Examiner file photo

Survey shows many SF cops unhappy with use of force reforms pushed by Chief Suhr

At least half of San Francisco’s police officers don’t support the use…

S.F. Examiner file photo
Herb Caen’s birthday was Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the beloved scribe’s legacy than by a little modern-day gossiping on city officials and staff.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Happy 100th birthday to Herb Caen, with a twist

On Guard wishes a happy 100th birthday to the Sackamenna Kid, the…

Herb Caen’s birthday was Sunday, and what better way to celebrate the beloved scribe’s legacy than by a little modern-day gossiping on city officials and staff.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
A parking enforcement officer tickets a car along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 4, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor’s office to claim $5 million in overpaid traffic citations

Nearly $5 million in unclaimed parking citation reimbursements will be placed in…

A parking enforcement officer tickets a car along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif. Monday, April 4, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Passengers exit the BART station at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. San Francisco metro and airport security heightened their presence in response to attacks in Brussels, Belgium. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco travelers left uneasy following Brussels attack

Passengers flying out of the San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday faced…

Passengers exit the BART station at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. San Francisco metro and airport security heightened their presence in response to attacks in Brussels, Belgium. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor blocks effort to raise transit impact fee for large commercial development

Call it political theater or getting developers to pay their fair share…

SF Examiner file photo. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Homeless plan lacks urgency

With a growing number of activists and elected leaders decrying the recent…

Tents on Division Street sidewalks. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homelessness is like broccoli

As a kid, I disliked broccoli. I spread it around my plate…

Larry Muraoka, 67, holds an abatement notice from Department of Public Health on Feb. 25 to clear his tent from 13th and Division streets. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to 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)