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Mayor London Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu to serve as City Administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu as next city administrator

Announcement follows resignation of Naomi Kelly amid corruption probe

 

A safe injecting site would give clients access to clean needles and paraphernalia, and provide medical supervision and Narcan to prevent overdoses. (Nuala Bishari/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help or hinder plans to open safe consumption sites in SF?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed…

 

Homeless people's tents can be seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the Tenderloin on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Statewide business tax could bring new funds to combat homelessness

San Francisco could get more than $100 million a year for housing, rental assistance, shelter beds

 

Under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence, right, could replace President Donald Trump.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

What is the 25th Amendment?

A look at the mechanism for removing a U.S. president from office

Under the 25th Amendment, Vice President Mike Pence, right, could replace President Donald Trump.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Newsom proposes CA creative corps

Andrew Sheeler and Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee In a move hearkening…

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on January 13 opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump a second time

Focus shifts to Senate, where McConnell has signaled he may not stand by president

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi presides the US House of Representatives vote on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump at the US Capitol, January 13, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on January 13 opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ronen, Melgar propose working group to strengthen city’s education system

During San Francisco’s first full Board of Supervisors meeting of the year,…

Supervisor Hillary Ronen and new Supervisor Myrna Melgar introduced a proposal to create an education working group on Tuesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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State Democratic Party labels Newsom recall effort ‘California coup’

Comparison draw backlash from governor’s critics

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Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Federal prosecutors examining sedition charges in Capitol assault

David Lauter Los Angeles Times Federal prosecutors have opened a broad investigation…

Protesters storm the Capitol and halt a joint session of the 117th Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to purchase 30 new hybrid buses designed to serve currently dormant routes

Supes called for swift restoration of community lines and speedy transition to electric buses

The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Democrats fume at tech companies, but legislation may be elusive

Gopal Ratnam and Dean DeChiaro CQ-Roll Call Top Democrats in Congress who…

The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
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‘High alert’ at California Capitol as police brace for any inauguration unrest

Kevin Rector, Taryn Luna, Anita Chabria, Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Law…

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Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime SF DA spokesperson to join Gascon in LA

Longtime District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Alex Bastian is leaving San Francisco to…

Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
California state legislators were back at work Monday, with a long list of urgent items to address. (Shutterstock)

Send money quickly to schools, businesses and the poor, Gavin Newsom urges returning lawmakers

Legislature has not yet signed on to specific budget proposals

California state legislators were back at work Monday, with a long list of urgent items to address. (Shutterstock)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi heads back to her office after calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by an invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing the Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

Democrats introduce articles of impeachment after Republicans block resolution calling for Trump’s removal

Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times House Democrats on Monday introduced an article…

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi heads back to her office after calling for the removal of President Donald Trump from office either by an invocation of the 25th Amendment by Vice President Mike Pence and a majority of the Cabinet members or Impeachment at the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021, in Washington, DC. Following a rally yesterday with President Trump on the National Mall, a pro-Trump mob stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building causing the Joint Session of Congress to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)
Board President Shamann Walton announced commitee assignments on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Board President Walton issues committee assignments

Haney to serve as budget chair, Melgar as land use chair

Board President Shamann Walton announced commitee assignments on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol and attacked police officers Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

Ted Lieu: Why we will impeach Trump a second time

By Ted Lieu Los Angeles Times I was in my office on…

Hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol and attacked police officers Wednesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

Newsom’s state budget earmarks billions in COVID-19 help for workers and schools

John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom sent a budget to…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget proposal Friday that includes more than $14 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)
Supervisor Shamann Walton, elected in 2018 to represent District 10, became the new president of the Board of Supervisors on Friday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Shamann Walton becomes next Board of Supervisors president

District 10 Supervisor Shamann Walton became the next president of the Board…

Supervisor Shamann Walton, elected in 2018 to represent District 10, became the new president of the Board of Supervisors on Friday.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>