Politics

A Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District is expected to be redeveloped into affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We cannot let a vocal minority block affordable housing in the Sunset

By Maelig Morvan A few years ago, I noticed something that did…

A Police Credit Union branch at 2550 Irving St. in the Sunset District is expected to be redeveloped into affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

CDC sets guidance for schools to reopen safely during pandemic ‘as soon as possible’

Officials say vaccinating teachers a priority, but not a prerequisite for return to classroom

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

U.S. Attorney David Anderson to step down later this month

David L. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, announced…

U.S. Attorney David Anderson was one of a number of U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to be asked to step down under by Biden administration. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Letter: The City needs more bold initiatives for fighting homelessness like the Vehicle Triage Center

“Safe parking” site to be replaced with 130 new low-income family housing units

The Vehicle Triage Center provided a safe parking site for residents living in their vehicles near the Balboa Park BART station. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli /Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A cyclist rides along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Funds approved for Better Market Street revision

Scaled-down plans for a three-block stretch of San Francisco’s Better Market Street…

A cyclist rides along Market Street on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s Office of Transgender Initiatives launches a comprehensive wellness campaign

Program to go beyond efforts to undo the discriminatory policies of the previous administration.

City Hall is illuminated in the colors of the Transgender Pride Flag during a protest held in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 in response to a tweet sent out Wednesday morning by President Donald Trump regarding the ban of transgender people in the military. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom, local leaders celebrate opening of state’s largest vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium

By Jana Kadah Bay City News Foundation The largest COVID-19 mass vaccination…

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said “supply is the issue” slowing efforts to vaccinate residents. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Treasure Island cleanup concerns persist as development proceeds

Efforts to get an update on the cleanup of toxic materials on…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

City attorney alleges SFUSD violating students’ constitutional rights by not reopening classrooms

Expanded lawsuit argues school district discriminating on basis of wealth

A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
(Christina House/Tribune News Service)

Faith calls us to forgive rent debt

By Hatem Bazian, Joanna Lawrence Shenk, Laura Rumpf and Zarina Kiziloglu As…

(Christina House/Tribune News Service)
Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Ads in Newsom recall hit the air this week as California signature deadline nears

Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The City’s Vehicle Triage Center opened in December 2019, and served 75 people by November of 2020, according to a City Controller’s report. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City’s Vehicle Triage Center opened in December 2019, and served 75 people by November of 2020, according to a City Controller’s report. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>

SFMTA board presses agency for Vision Zero results

Should traffic citations be used more aggressively to curb dangerous driving behavior?

At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>
A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin must put justice before politics in Jamaica Hampton case

By Jennifer Sarkodie and Dr. Olivia Park On December 7, 2019, Jamaica…

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)
Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Parents and children march to reopen schools

A large crowd of parents and children marched from San Francisco City…

Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
SFUSD (Examiner file photo)

SFUSD unions say they will return to in-person teaching when The City is in the red tier

Bargaining position may be at odds with push to get students back in classrooms quickly

SFUSD (Examiner file photo)
Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)

California lawmakers call for reform after unemployment system breakdown

State legislators introduced a package of initiatives at a news conference Thursday…

Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)
Since its closure, the Great Highway has become a popular recreation space for cyclists and pedestrians.<ins></ins>

New traffic plan announced to make streets near car-free Great Highway safer

SFMTA, Supervisor Gordon Mar land on comprehensive deal for street safety

Since its closure, the Great Highway has become a popular recreation space for cyclists and pedestrians.<ins></ins>
A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)

New ‘community ambassadors’ to begin patrolling Castro, Upper Market

The Castro is set to become San Francisco’s latest neighborhood to try…

A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Three Slow Streets could become permanent

Page, Sanchez and Shotwell streets among first roadways to be considered for closure

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