Michael Howerton

Examiner goes pink to stand in solidarity

Examiner goes pink to stand in solidarity

You may have noticed the pink on the San Francisco Examiner logo…

 

A protester, right, expresses his opinion to a police officer and another pedestrian near Trade and Tryon Streets in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, as demonstrations continue following the shooting death of Keith Scott by police earlier in the week. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

Release the tapes

"Release the tapes.” That was the chant in Charlotte, N.C., this past…

 

Reporting with a new language

Reporting with a new language

Reporters are accustomed to asking those they interview to spell their name,…

 

The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)

Measuring the half-life of Sept. 11

Fifteen years ago today, I was on the sidewalk in lower Manhattan…

The Village Voice’s Sept. 21, 2001, cover shows a hand holding up a postcard of the Twin Towers against a the lower Manhattan skyline. (Courtesy Village Voice)
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) greets players after taking a knee during the national anthem on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Standing on ceremony

My 10-year-old daughter doesn’t stand during the national anthem at baseball games.…

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) greets players after taking a knee during the national anthem on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

California’s death row dilemma

Of the 2,943 inmates awaiting the death penalty in the United States,…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco resident Jackie Ikeda walks past the Frances Hotel on Mission Street near 17th Street on Aug. 3. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Safe SROs are vital to SF’s low-income housing option

San Francisco’s single-room occupancy hotels house thousands of residents and provide a…

San Francisco resident Jackie Ikeda walks past the Frances Hotel on Mission Street near 17th Street on Aug. 3. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dirty politics at City Hall

We, as a city, benefit when our leaders are passionate, argumentative and…

San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center on July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas on Thursday night, killing some of the officers. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

A deepening divide

Dallas, Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights. In a span of three consecutive days…

A Dallas police officer covers his face as he stands with others outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center on July 8, 2016, in Dallas. Snipers opened fire on police officers in the heart of Dallas on Thursday night, killing some of the officers. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Joining with SF Homeless Project

Joining with SF Homeless Project

Homelessness is not a uniquely San Francisco problem. Other cities — New…

Joining with SF Homeless Project
Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The United States and its gun problem

The United States has a gun problem. Will the mass shooting in…

Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Red and blue footprints direct voters to polling places during California’s primary election at San Francisco City Hall on June 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Fighting forward to November

On Thursday night, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Joseph Ellis was in town…

Red and blue footprints direct voters to polling places during California’s primary election at San Francisco City Hall on June 7, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The California Presidential Primary Election is June 7. (Courtesy photo)

Vote your mind

Election week is here. Don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already.…

The California Presidential Primary Election is June 7. (Courtesy 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)
Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: ‘Frisco Five’ spotlight Mayor Lee’s deficiencies

The hunger strike of the “Frisco Five,” who have been camped out…

Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

EDITORIAL: Settlement gives Uber an open road

For Uber, $100 million was a pretty good deal for an open…

Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)
Asisi Lazzaarius, (left) and Alphonso Gasdebum sit in the Powell BART station on Thursday, April 14. BART is planning to  partner with homeless outreach organizations in The City to provide resources to those who sleep in the underground BART and Muni stations. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: War on homeless hurts trust in San Francisco

The homeless have long been a part of San Francisco BART stations.…

Asisi Lazzaarius, (left) and Alphonso Gasdebum sit in the Powell BART station on Thursday, April 14. BART is planning to  partner with homeless outreach organizations in The City to provide resources to those who sleep in the underground BART and Muni stations. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Deltas will play their home games at the famed Kezar Stadium next year. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: San Francisco Deltas find a home

It was reason to cheer. The City welcomed the San Francisco Deltas,…

The San Francisco Deltas will play their home games at the famed Kezar Stadium next year. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michael Howerton

Michael Howerton named editor of San Francisco Examiner

Michael Howerton has been named editor in chief of The San Francisco…

Michael Howerton