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District Attorney George Gascon’s office will receive funding for a new unit to investigate police shootings, but not as much as was originally requested. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

DA’s new unit to investigate police shootings granted funding

District Attorney George Gascon’s special unit to investigate police shootings received city…

 

Quentin Kopp. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Retired judge Quentin Kopp appointed to Ethics Commission as supes return from recess

In the first meeting back from a four-week long legislative recess, the…

 

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors chamber at City Hall in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s new progressive era could come to a halt in November

San Francisco’s political progressive movement may continue to surge — or find…

 

San Francisco will be presented with opportunities to increase transparency and accountability at the polls in November. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Effective governance starts with accountability

From bonds to tax renewals to new revenue proposals, I would not…

San Francisco will be presented with opportunities to increase transparency and accountability at the polls in November. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD supe’s likely departure won’t leave district ‘stunted’ in its progress

The four-year tenure of the San Francisco Unified School District’s top administrator…

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor’s veto could improve housing

There’s a high-stakes chess game playing out in the state Capitol that…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Amid heated political sparring, San Francisco approves $9.6 billion budget

Despite heated exchanges with accusations of hypocrisy and extortion, the Board of…

Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Special Board of Supes meeting showcases political divide

There was perhaps no better image of City Hall’s political divide than…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Reform Slate is what SF Democrats deserve

San Franciscans can take a major step toward preserving The City’s unique…

San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)

Not in our city

Human trafficking is an issue that continues to plague our city, region…

San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)
In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Public Advocate post among bevy of charter amendments introduced for November ballot

San Francisco is considering the creation of an elected public advocate position…

In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Finding the backbone to the solve the homeless crisis

Boris Johnson, the noted former mayor of London, once uttered these now…

Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Putting city spending decisions into the hands of our residents

It’s called participatory budgeting. And it’s a game-changer for the West Side…

San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center, seen above, in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Effort to open more Navigation Centers advances toward approval

San Francisco is poised to create six new Navigation Centers that help…

San Francisco opened its first Navigation Center, seen above, in the Mission in March 2015. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M

Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M

Amid an already politically fueled election year, San Francisco’s debate around homelessness…

Homeless Navigation Center proposal to require up to 900 housing units, $32.6M
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SF to study, haze coyotes amid increased sightings and attacks

Increased coyote sightings and attacks on pets in San Francisco have prompted…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year are considered chronic absentees. Eight of 12 district high schools in San Francisco reported more than 11 percent of their students were chronically absent last year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF schools working to combat chronic absenteeism

Students in San Francisco’s public schools may at first just miss a…

Students who miss 10 percent or more of the school year are considered chronic absentees. Eight of 12 district high schools in San Francisco reported more than 11 percent of their students were chronically absent last year. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Muni’s pricey training facility plan hits roadblock

San Francisco’s transit agency wants to spend $2.4 million annually — a…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Students, city leaders speak out against ‘racist’ poster at Lowell

A group of black and other minority students who walked out of…

Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to consider changes to ‘Google bus’ program

The future of the “Google bus” program may no longer include the…

Protesters block two buses, transporting workers to Facebook and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Tuesday. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)