Politics

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)

Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

 

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Worst case scenario for BART budget could include severe service and staffing cuts

But rail agency will first try 7-Point Plan to mitigate financial shortfalls

 

City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)

Cap on food delivery app fees may remain until indoor dining allowed at full capacity

Proposal seen as financial relief for restaurants struggling in pandemic

City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)
The City is seeking to enhance health care for San Francisco International Airport workers, which include more than 100 who have tested positive for COVID-19. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>

Airlines, business groups fight new health insurance requirements for SFO workers

Heathy Airport Ordinance would require companies to offer family coverage or increase contributions

The City is seeking to enhance health care for San Francisco International Airport workers, which include more than 100 who have tested positive for COVID-19. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
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S.F. Examiner
Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A recovery plan requires funding: Prop I does it!

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Proposition I on the November 3rd…

The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes pass legislation to increase penalties for sideshow drivers

San Francisco is clamping down on the dangerous sideshow driving craze that…

Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors want to require safe sleeping sites to accommodate every homeless person

At least two supervisors want to mandate The City provide safe sleeping…

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
An oversight body for San Francisco’s mental health programs may be restructured after questions were raised about its management and lack of effectiveness. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Behavioral health oversight body looks for new start — and staff — after mismanagement

Members of an oversight body for San Francisco’s behavioral health programs said…

An oversight body for San Francisco’s mental health programs may be restructured after questions were raised about its management and lack of effectiveness. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Newsom says California will review FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines before releasing to public

By Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times California will review the safety of…

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Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)

Rachael Tanner set to become SF’s next Planning Commissioner

Rachael Tanner is expected to serve as the newest member of the…

Rachael Tanner, left, testifies virtually before the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Monday, October 19, 2020. (SFGOV courtesy art)
(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)

If city leaders want kids back in class, they need to work with the district instead of attacking it

A Letter from SFUSD Educators to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary…

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People exercise along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Could the Great Highway become a great city park?

Permanent closure would require extensive public outreach, safety and traffic management plans

People exercise along the closed Great Highway on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed urges SFUSD to ‘do what needs to be done’ to reopen schools

Mayor warns ‘the achievement gap is widening’ as private schools return to in-person learning

Mayor London Breed slammed school district officials Friday for focusing on renaming schools rather than reopening them. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Positive coronavirus test for staffers upends Biden-Harris campaign travel

By Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Two people on Kamala Harris’ campaign…

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor London Breed: We ‘cannot support’ MTC telecommute mandate

Proposal to require more employees to work from home could harm downtown and low-wage workers

A regional proposal calling for people to work from home could have negative effect on downtown San Francisco and San Jose, according mayors of those cities. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Activists urge Feinstein to take actions to stop supreme Court confirmation hearings

Activists in San Francisco rallied outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein…