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Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm

Recreation commission recommends plan for refreshment kiosk on Coit Tower’s westside

The remaining matter of discord surrounding Coit Tower — where to position…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerTerry Grimm
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWith a new trauma center set to open in December

SF General Hospital seeks solutions to parking headache

San Francisco General Hospital has a parking problem, and without intervention it…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerWith a new trauma center set to open in December
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoValhalla Books owner Joe Marchione will be closing the bookstore in the Mission next month. “Bookstores are a labor of love

Counting closures: SF bookstore watches brethren fade away

In 2002, Valhalla Books owner Joe Marchione began to print fliers mapping…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoValhalla Books owner Joe Marchione will be closing the bookstore in the Mission next month. “Bookstores are a labor of love

SF funds domestic violence counselors for public housing residents

Domestic violence counseling is now being made directly available to at-risk residents…

Youth celebrate Boys & Girls Clubs' new Western Addition clubhouse

Residents in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood celebrated the grand opening of…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChinatown has seen an increase in homeless individuals sleeping in doorways and urinating in public

Chinatown sees uptick in homeless people in neighborhood

A rise in homeless people on Chinatown streets is being reported by…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerChinatown has seen an increase in homeless individuals sleeping in doorways and urinating in public
Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Norman Yee speaks to a group of Asian seniors at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse as the Self-Help for the Elderly program kicked off Monday.

West Portal home to new center serving Asian seniors

Despite being one of the largest supervisorial areas, District 7 in The…

Jessica Kwong/the s.f. examinerSupervisor Norman Yee speaks to a group of Asian seniors at the West Portal Playground Clubhouse as the Self-Help for the Elderly program kicked off Monday.
AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this Thursday

Audio tour app takes Groupon founder on new journey

Two years after his ouster as Groupon's CEO, Andrew Mason is embarking…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this Thursday
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.

Chinese New Year: Basketball jamboree gives kids a chance to rep their community

As an Asian-American basketball player at St. Mary’s School, Leslie Truong, who…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerThe St. Mary's School boys' basketball team will take a break from its league schedule to play the jamboree at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center on Feb. 28.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCarol Chen stands in front of her North Beach home holding red envelopes she plans to give out to friends during the Chinese New Year celebration.

Chinese New Year: Celebrating in a new country

Feb. 19 will be the first Chinese New Year for Carol Chen…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerCarol Chen stands in front of her North Beach home holding red envelopes she plans to give out to friends during the Chinese New Year celebration.
Courtesy Kee PhotoMiss Chinatown USA 2014 Karen Li

Chinese New Year: Events around The City

THURSDAY Chinese lantern-making workshop 1 to 3 p.m. South Sunset Activity Center…

Courtesy Kee PhotoMiss Chinatown USA 2014 Karen Li
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGordon Chin is a longtime Chinatown activist

Chinese New Year: Gordon Chin has seen procession grow from humble beginnings

Chinese New Year’s Day changes every year, unlike the western calendar, but…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerGordon Chin is a longtime Chinatown activist
Courtesy Frank JangGeoff Palermo

Chinese New Year: Hilton delivers some New Year's spirit

Chinese New Year’s Day is traditionally low-key for many Chinese families, who…

Courtesy Frank JangGeoff Palermo
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPatricia

Chinese New Year: Holiday is all about being family

This Chinese New Year’s Eve, Patricia Lee, 81, a several-generations San Franciscan,…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerPatricia
Courtesy YSFChinatownrun.orgThe Chinatown YMCA sponsors the San Francisco Chinese New Year Run

Chinese New Year: Many are getting a running start to the Year of the Ram

It’s perhaps the only race in the country in which participants dress…

Courtesy YSFChinatownrun.orgThe Chinatown YMCA sponsors the San Francisco Chinese New Year Run
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerManager Eddie Phmah runs the Oakland Flower Mart in Old Oakland. The market delivers red and yellow gladiolas to the flower fair for the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year: Orchids still in supply, but others are scarce due to a lack of water

For several decades, flower suppliers have been delivering orchids and other living…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.F. ExaminerManager Eddie Phmah runs the Oakland Flower Mart in Old Oakland. The market delivers red and yellow gladiolas to the flower fair for the Chinese New Year.
Courtesy Metropolitan Community Church of San FranciscoThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.

Longtime LGBT-serving church to relocate from Castro to Polk Street

A church that has considered itself to be the spiritual heart of…

Courtesy Metropolitan Community Church of San FranciscoThe Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco is scheduled to relocate to a new space at the First Congregational Church of San Francisco at 1300 Polk St. in early February.
Godofredo Vasquez/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoThe SFMTA’s engineering division is meeting Friday about a contentious plan for Polk Street that has pitted neighborhood merchants against cyclists.

Merchants, bicyclists continue to wage battle over Polk Street redesign

San Francisco's popular Polk Street corridor is on the road toward a…

Godofredo Vasquez/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoThe SFMTA’s engineering division is meeting Friday about a contentious plan for Polk Street that has pitted neighborhood merchants against cyclists.
Courtesy warriorsHarrison Barnes displays the Warriors’ uniform for the Chinese New Year.

Warriors to debut tribute uniforms for Chinese New Year

In a slam-dunk play designed to represent the Chinese community, the Warriors…

Courtesy warriorsHarrison Barnes displays the Warriors’ uniform for the Chinese New Year.
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe $6.3 million construction project at the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach involves a complete reorganization of the play area

North Beach residents go to bat to raise funds for DiMaggio Playground renovation

It was a night when three generations of North Beach residents who…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe $6.3 million construction project at the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach involves a complete reorganization of the play area