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Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner file photoVictoria Manalo Draves Park could still retain 100 percent of its current sunshine allotment after a project that would have built a six-story housing unit adjacent to the park was rejected by a commission. Residents complained that the complex would cast a shadow on the park.

Commission rejects housing project after residents fight against shadows at park

Dozens of South of Market residents donned "Don't evict the sunshine from…

Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner file photoVictoria Manalo Draves Park could still retain 100 percent of its current sunshine allotment after a project that would have built a six-story housing unit adjacent to the park was rejected by a commission. Residents complained that the complex would cast a shadow on the park.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerDan Louie

SF father-son newspaper hawkers are stopping the press

When Eric Louie began selling newspapers in front of a doughnut shop…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerDan Louie

Money secured to extend public toilet program in Tenderloin, SoMa

A public toilet and waste program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood that…

Legislation to change The City’s health code to allow gas stations to have unisex bathrooms came from a San Francisco State student. Supervisor Mark Farrell’s scholarship program helped spark the student’s idea.

New law allows SF gas stations to offer unisex bathrooms

For the first time in nearly 30 years, gas stations in San…

Legislation to change The City’s health code to allow gas stations to have unisex bathrooms came from a San Francisco State student. Supervisor Mark Farrell’s scholarship program helped spark the student’s idea.
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

SF temporarily opens public housing wait list for the homeless

San Francisco's public-housing wait list has been closed for years, but it…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWith no other hardware store nearby

New hardware store is the nuts and bolts of SF neighborhood

Folks in the hardware store business believe every neighborhood should have such…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWith no other hardware store nearby
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Rev. Roland Gordon shows off many years of cutting and pasting images and stories throughout Ingleside Presbyterian Church.

Ingleside church seeks to preserve inspirational symbols as area demographics shift

Step inside Ingleside Presbyterian Church and thousands, perhaps millions of faces, some…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Rev. Roland Gordon shows off many years of cutting and pasting images and stories throughout Ingleside Presbyterian Church.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRudy Corpuz

Staving off displacement: SF fund helps anti-violence youth organization buy building

For Rudy Corpuz Jr., the well-known, tireless anti-violence leader, the two-story building…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerRudy Corpuz
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Empress of China

Chinatown landmark Empress of China set to shutter

On Wednesday, the Empress of China, affixed on the top two floors…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerThe Empress of China
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERDream Team’s Donald Andrews collected more than 200 toys during a toy drive. The toys will be given away to less fortunate families in the Oceanview neighborhood.

After near-death experience, SF shop owner becomes community ambassador

San Francisco resident Donald Andrews’ life is all about teamwork. That’s why…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERDream Team’s Donald Andrews collected more than 200 toys during a toy drive. The toys will be given away to less fortunate families in the Oceanview neighborhood.
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Candlestick’s possible implosion raises dust plume health fears in Bayview

The shell of Candlestick Park may still loom over the shoreline on…

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Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerKelis Thomas

SF police toy giveaway Operation Dream turns 20 as gift donations slide

Two decades ago, public housing in San Francisco was so dangerous that…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerKelis Thomas
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerFlower Mart developer Kilroy

Flower Mart developer announces new deal but opponents cry foul

The short but contentious fight over the future of the San Francisco…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerFlower Mart developer Kilroy
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerFisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf transit options difficult to navigate, workers say

A South of Market and Mission Bay resident until recently, Troy Campbell…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerFisherman’s Wharf
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerThese days

Idle SF terminal could start handling ore — but no fossil fuels

After watching cargo cranes sit silently for years, the Port of San…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerThese days
Courtesy Morgan PintarichThis rendering shows five 8-by-8-foot microhomes that are connected. The houselets would have steel frames that would be able to disassemble easily as well as have moveable panels.

One solution to SF’s housing crisis: microhomes

As more and more people move to San Francisco hoping to snag…

Courtesy Morgan PintarichThis rendering shows five 8-by-8-foot microhomes that are connected. The houselets would have steel frames that would be able to disassemble easily as well as have moveable panels.
Courtesy of Friends of the Urban ForestThe removal of at-risk ficus trees like this one on Potrero Avenue near 23rd Street that fell on two vehicles is expected to become an easier process under a new initiative.

SF eases removal of problematic ficus trees as new storm approaches

Removing at-risk ficus trees in San Francisco just got easier for property…

Courtesy of Friends of the Urban ForestThe removal of at-risk ficus trees like this one on Potrero Avenue near 23rd Street that fell on two vehicles is expected to become an easier process under a new initiative.
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerAn artist created a mural at 4049 24th St. called “Shop Small” in honor of Small Business Saturday

SF neighborhoods ready to show off for Small Business Saturday

If the mega-consumer shopping bonanza known as Black Friday is just too…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerAn artist created a mural at 4049 24th St. called “Shop Small” in honor of Small Business Saturday
Gabrielle Lurie/special to the s.f. examinerStudents at the Chinese Education Center — which acts as a transition school for students whose families just moved to the U.S. and are still learning English — gobbled up their first Thanksgiving meal Tuesday. Students’ families were invited to take part in the event.

Immigrant students at Chinatown school savor first Thanksgiving

Halfway through his first Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and…

Gabrielle Lurie/special to the s.f. examinerStudents at the Chinese Education Center — which acts as a transition school for students whose families just moved to the U.S. and are still learning English — gobbled up their first Thanksgiving meal Tuesday. Students’ families were invited to take part in the event.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA $6.3 million bond is funding a facelift for the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach. Among the improvements are moving the play area and more basketball hoops.

New vision for Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach close to being realized

A decade and a half ago, two mothers whose families live in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA $6.3 million bond is funding a facelift for the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach. Among the improvements are moving the play area and more basketball hoops.