Politics

Steven Buss, left, and Sachin Agarwal co-founded Grow SF, which plans to produce election voter guides offering a moderate agenda. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Grow SF: New tech group aims to promote moderate ideals to political newcomers

Sachin Agarwal has lived in San Francisco for 15 years. But the…

 

The sidewalk on Egbert Avenue in the Bayview recently was cluttered with car parts, tires and other junk. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

New surveillance effort aims to crack down on illegal dumping

’We want to make sure we catch people who are trashing our streets’

 

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Years after fight club scandal, Sheriff’s oversight board takes shape

‘We want to promote law enforcement best practices’

A former inmate and a sheriff’s deputy are among the first four members chosen to serve on the newly created Sheriff’s Department Oversight Board. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Breed appointment triggers progressive jockeying at City Hall

‘The question is do they run against each other? Does that split up the field?’

David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
David Campos, left, and Matt Haney are part of a large pool of potential candidates who are registered to vote in Assembly District 17. (Left photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner; right photo by Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
State Sen. David Roberti holds up an Uzi and 30-round ammunition clip in a photo that appeared in the March 27, 1994 edition of The Examiner.<ins> (AP file photo)</ins>

Q&A: The father of California’s assault weapons ban slams recent overturn by federal judge

While much has changed over the last four decades, much hasn’t. In…

State Sen. David Roberti holds up an Uzi and 30-round ammunition clip in a photo that appeared in the March 27, 1994 edition of The Examiner.<ins> (AP file photo)</ins>
Cars drive past a radar speed sign along 19th Avenue near the intersection with Wawona Street on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Statewide legislation to pilot speed cameras, a proven tool in cities nationwide in the ongoing fight to slow vehicle speeds and curb reckless driving behavior, died in the Sacramento statehouse last week, making it the latest failed attempt to pass what many advocates call “common sense” reform. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Days after fatal SF hit-and-run, speed camera bill stalls in Sacramento

Future of Vision Zero effort to slow cars could be uncertain

Cars drive past a radar speed sign along 19th Avenue near the intersection with Wawona Street on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Statewide legislation to pilot speed cameras, a proven tool in cities nationwide in the ongoing fight to slow vehicle speeds and curb reckless driving behavior, died in the Sacramento statehouse last week, making it the latest failed attempt to pass what many advocates call “common sense” reform. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
People sip coffee and eat baked goods in the public parklet outside Arizmendi Bakery in the Inner Sunset District on Tuesday, May 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Polarizing parklets: How SF thinks about public space could forever change

Rachel Herbert owns three cafes in San Francisco. All sit next to…

People sip coffee and eat baked goods in the public parklet outside Arizmendi Bakery in the Inner Sunset District on Tuesday, May 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin rallies with supporters at a campaign event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

If you care about Black lives, you cannot support the effort to remove Chesa Boudin

By Cat Brooks Last summer, the murder of George Floyd ignited unprecedented…

District Attorney Chesa Boudin rallies with supporters at a campaign event on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Feras Dalia (right) and Mohamed Rasheed (left) wave Palestinian flags at the Protest for Palestine on Saturday, May 15, 2021.. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Protesters rally in the Mission in support of Palestinians

A crowd gathered in the Mission District Saturday to protest the recent…

Feras Dalia (right) and Mohamed Rasheed (left) wave Palestinian flags at the Protest for Palestine on Saturday, May 15, 2021.. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Newsom promises sweeping change in California’s $267-billion budget

John Myers Los Angeles Times California would embark on the most ambitious…

Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference about a $12 billion package bolstering the state’s response to the homelessness crisis at the Kearney Vista Apartments on May 11, 2021 in San Diego, California. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Better than expected tax revenues leave city with $157.3M surplus for this year

As the fiscal year nears an end and Mayor London Breed prepares…

Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Why Gavin Newsom’s popularity could work against him in the recall election

Top pollster: ‘We’re not seeing the Democrats engaged in this election. And that may be a problem…’

Gov. Gavin Newsom, show here speaking at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April, faces a recall election due to anger on the right over his handling of the pandemic, among other issues. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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)
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City ordinance seeks to conserve water supply, expand recycled water amid statewide drought conditions

As California continues to face drought conditions, a San Francisco supervisor on…

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Gavin Newsom wants to spend billions to fight homelessness in California

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday…

A tent sits on the sidewalk at Hayes and Laguna streets in Hayes Valley on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom’s school plan has billions for college savings accounts, after school programs and more

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to send…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured in March, is unveiling a series of budget proposals this week. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Many famillies have supported keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park free of car traffic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Fight over future of JFK Drive heats up

Shamann Walton compares accessibilty issues to segregation, likens street closure to ‘1950s South’

Many famillies have supported keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park free of car traffic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)

SF extends $5 hourly hazard pay for grocery, drug store employees until June 15

Despite opposition from large grocers, San Francisco extended a law Tuesday to…

Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

More Californians would get new $600 stimulus checks from the state under Newsom plan

Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee Two-thirds of Californians would get an extra…

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stimulus plan on Monday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)