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<strong>Workers with Urban Alchemy and the Downtown Streets Team clean at Seventh and Market streets on Oct. 12. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
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Why is it so hard to keep San Francisco’s streets clean?

Some blame bureaucracy, others say it’s the residents’ fault

 

Jason Calacanis has been a harsh critic of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. (Ozier Muhammad/New York Times)

Chesa Boudin and Jason Calacanis almost sat down for a podcast. What happened?

Newly released emails between the DA and his outspoken critic tell the story

  • Sep 3, 2021

 

Members of SisterWeb support Spanish-speaking Black and Pacific Islander women who are training to become doulas. <ins>(Courtesy Mister Simmons)</ins>

How SF improves pregnancy care for communities of color

Doulas provide information, support and advocacy

 

Meredith Winner in Las Vegas in front of the sculpture InSpire by HYBYCOZO. (Courtesy Maximillian Rainey)

San Francisco’s creative class is alive and well—look no further than the ‘big art’ movement

‘Being in pandemic times has shone a light that art is essential and important and healing’

Meredith Winner in Las Vegas in front of the sculpture InSpire by HYBYCOZO. (Courtesy Maximillian Rainey)
Passengers ride the 14-Mission Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transit officials fear Free Muni pilot could hurt already-strained service levels

Supporters say fare cuts could increase ridership, help low-income residents

Passengers ride the 14-Mission Muni bus on Friday, March 12, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants are expecting to welcome some 8,000 fans at the 2021 home opener. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Giants are expecting to welcome some 8,000 fans at the 2021 home opener. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Motorcyclist killed in McLaren Park crash

Pedestrian also injured on same day in Mission

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A volunteer packs oats into bags for food boxes for those in need at Mission Food Hub on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic exacerbates food insecurity for San Franciscans in need

Mayor Breed proposes $45.7 million for meal programs under two-year budget

A volunteer packs oats into bags for food boxes for those in need at Mission Food Hub on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd at Trafalgar Square in London, England on Sunday. (Erica Dezonne/Empics Entertainment/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)

Thousands protest in London against police killing of George Floyd

Major protests took place in London and other British cities on Sunday

A Black Lives Matter protest for George Floyd at Trafalgar Square in London, England on Sunday. (Erica Dezonne/Empics Entertainment/PA Wire/Abaca Press/TNS)
Senator Kamala Harris (R-CA) walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 21, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

In first big vote of Senate trial, Republicans kill effort to subpoena White House records

The effort came as Republicans backed off a plan to restrict the arguments from both House Democrats and President Donald Trump’s lawyers

Senator Kamala Harris (R-CA) walks to the Senate Chamber on the first day of the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 21, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announces she will not run for re-election at City Hall on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Sandra Fewer won’t run for re-election

Well, there it is. After four years of fighting for the Richmond…

District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announces she will not run for re-election at City Hall on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s running back Tevin Coleman during the 49ers win over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers dominate Vikings, head to NFC Championship game

With a suffocating effort from their own defense to boot, San Francisco won its first playoff game in six years

San Francisco’s running back Tevin Coleman during the 49ers win over the Minnesota Vikings Saturday at Levi’s Stadium. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed (center) and other community leaders break ground Thursday for Casa de la Misión, a project that will provide 45 affordable housing units to previously homeless seniors. (Meyer Gorelick/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Leaders break ground for affordable housing project in the Mission

Community leaders paid homage to a center of community service that will now provide homes to homeless seniors.

Mayor London Breed (center) and other community leaders break ground Thursday for Casa de la Misión, a project that will provide 45 affordable housing units to previously homeless seniors. (Meyer Gorelick/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks during a Press Briefing in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA/TNS)

Homeland Security easing facial recognition rule for airports

The Trump administration’s proposed mandatory use of the technology was included in the so-called unified agenda

Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks during a Press Briefing in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA/TNS)
Laguna Honda Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sordid details emerge in abuse of patients at Laguna Honda Hospital

19 patients were photographed without their consent. Three of them were naked.

Laguna Honda Hospital. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies

Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies

San Francisco police have arrested two Oakland teenagers in connection with a…

Oakland teens arrested in series of shotgun robberies
San Francisco is retiring its Greasecycle program, which collects used cooking oil from restaurants, after 12 years in operation.

SFPUC to retire grease recycling program after 12 years

After 12 years, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will retire its…

San Francisco is retiring its Greasecycle program, which collects used cooking oil from restaurants, after 12 years in operation.
Dr. Anton Nigusse Bland, center, was appointed as San Francisco’s first director of mental health reform on Wednesday March 27, 2019 by Mayor London Breed (right). (Ellie Doyen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mayor London Breed taps Dr. Anton Nigusse Bland as SF’s first director of mental health reform

Dr. Anton Nigusse Bland, medical director for Psychiatric Emergency Services at Zuckerberg…

Dr. Anton Nigusse Bland, center, was appointed as San Francisco’s first director of mental health reform on Wednesday March 27, 2019 by Mayor London Breed (right). (Ellie Doyen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Brook Pettyjohn was stabbed at Fisherman’s Wharf on March 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

DA: Homeless man was fatally stabbed in broad daylight with machete-style knife

The killing was the sixth reported homicide in San Francisco this year

Brook Pettyjohn was stabbed at Fisherman’s Wharf on March 20, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Search and Rescue dog searches for a missing woman after a cliff collapsed at Fort Funston on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Family confirms body found at Fort Funston is that of woman buried in landslide

Discovery more than a month after disappearance is ‘bittersweet news’

A Search and Rescue dog searches for a missing woman after a cliff collapsed at Fort Funston on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)