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A woman prepares to board an L-Taraval Muni train at 22nd Avenue and Taraval Street in San Francisco's Sunset District Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA approves controversial L-Taraval changes in name of safety

Taraval Street will be transformed in the name of pedestrian safety and…

 

Mayor Ed Lee announced on Wednesday The City’s purchase of a parcel at 490 South Van Ness Ave., above, to build no less than 72 below-market-rate family rental units. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

First-ever housing balance report shows SF needs to better preserve below-market-rate homes

San Francisco needs to better preserve its below-market-rate housing while building more…

 

Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Broadway Sansome Apartments at 225 Broadway St. contain 75 units of permanent affordable housing for low-income residents

Residents catch break with new apartments

Andrea Mayfield, her husband and daughter for the past two and a…

 

High levels of tooth decay reported among Mission's Latino youth

Health officials Tuesday expressed concerns over the dental health of Latino youth…

Examiner file photoJenny Chan

Protests of Chinatown's 1920C questioned

When Chinatown Community Development Center activists, led by deputy director Cindy Wu,…

Examiner file photoJenny Chan
Michael Ares/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPedestrians rest and take photographs on the Portsmouth Square Bridge on Monday.

Portsmouth Square bridge to get artistic facelift

While Chinatown is often stereotyped as a destination for cheap touristy goods,…

Michael Ares/Special to The S.F. ExaminerPedestrians rest and take photographs on the Portsmouth Square Bridge on Monday.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor David Campos speaks to a supporter of his housing moratorium proposal for the Mission

Limited land supply drives Mission housing moratorium

There is a lot of buildup over the Board of Supervisors vote…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor David Campos speaks to a supporter of his housing moratorium proposal for the Mission

Overhead utility lines remain eyesore in SF, but city short on solutions

San Francisco's renewed focused on undergrounding the overhead utility lines along hundreds…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOnce an iconic part of the neighborhood

Community pushes for revival of Grant Avenue

When Dragon Gate, the majestic gateway arch to Chinatown, was erected at…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOnce an iconic part of the neighborhood
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMore than half of the children in southern Chinatown experienced tooth decay in 2013-14

Tooth decay still high among Chinatown kindergartners

Tooth decay rates among kindergarteners have decreased nearly threefold over the past…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMore than half of the children in southern Chinatown experienced tooth decay in 2013-14
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAfter members of the Chinatown Community Development Center on April 30 claimed 1920C violated retail zoning

Chinatown co-working space hopes to stay put, sends response to The City

The three women co-founders of 1920C, a new co-working space in Chinatown…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAfter members of the Chinatown Community Development Center on April 30 claimed 1920C violated retail zoning
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerChinatown community advocates are alarmed that construction has begun on a five-story office building with a rooftop that will serve as an extension of St. Mary’s Square

Chinatown advocates concerned about construction of five-story office building

Chinatown community advocates are alarmed that construction has begun on a five-story…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerChinatown community advocates are alarmed that construction has begun on a five-story office building with a rooftop that will serve as an extension of St. Mary’s Square
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerFrom left

Community effort helps revive Sam Wo

Old timers remember when Chinatown generations ago was the destination after a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerFrom left
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGeary Street near Leavenworth Street features a mix of businesses and housing. Being close to touristy Union Square has attracted restaurants and bars to the corridor.

Geary Street begins to brush off grit

Long laden with drug-dealing transients and homeless people, the intersection of Geary…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGeary Street near Leavenworth Street features a mix of businesses and housing. Being close to touristy Union Square has attracted restaurants and bars to the corridor.
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerChameleon coffee shop owner Melody Hsu is being evicted from her Pacific Avenue location. Letters and notes from customers saying they will miss her and her shop cover almost every square inch of the front windows.

Eviction of popular Chameleon Cafe highlights SF conundrum

The ongoing disappearance of small businesses in San Francisco is illustrating the…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerChameleon coffee shop owner Melody Hsu is being evicted from her Pacific Avenue location. Letters and notes from customers saying they will miss her and her shop cover almost every square inch of the front windows.
Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerA new co-working space called 1920C has been up and running since April 1 on the second floor of 950 Grant Ave.

New co-working space in Chinatown might violate SF laws

A new co-working space on Grant Avenue in Chinatown has drawn foul…

Jessica Kwong/The S.F. ExaminerA new co-working space called 1920C has been up and running since April 1 on the second floor of 950 Grant Ave.

Pink Saturday rescued from brink of cancellation

San Francisco’s big street party on the eve of the Pride Parade…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOfficers Tina To

Security upgrades at Ping Yuen housing complex follow spike in reported crime

Pleas from residents for ramped-up security measures at the Ping Yuen housing…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOfficers Tina To
Rendering courtesy of Moss Wong AssociatesAn artist's rendering of the facade of the future headquarters for North Beach Citizens

SF homeless nonprofit expanding office with purchase of new headquarters

In San Francisco's competitive real estate market, North Beach Citizens, a nonprofit…

Rendering courtesy of Moss Wong AssociatesAn artist's rendering of the facade of the future headquarters for North Beach Citizens
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.

Shelter changes policy following pressure from public

A San Francisco emergency shelter for homeless families is again changing its…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOn Monday First Friendship in the Western Addition will change to a call-in reservation system.