Politics

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner with other households as COVID-19 cases soar

Taryn Luna, John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday…

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

Supervisors, service providers blast plan to remove 2,300 homeless people from shelter-in-place hotels

Several San Francisco supervisors and homeless service providers on Tuesday blasted a…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Ordinance giving airport workers expanded health coverage approved

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would require…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins made history Tuesday when he was unanimously confirmed to the…

Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).
Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>

Legislation would raise the bar for appeals for city projects

Legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting would make it…

Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>
The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)

With the Biden-Harris administration on the horizon, there’s reason for hope this Veterans Day

In the years since I started representing veterans and working on veterans…

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)
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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

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Clockwise, from top left, Manny Yekutiel and candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock appeared in a virtual event dedicated to electing green Democrats to Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. (Screenshot)

A green Georgia on our minds

San Franciscans can mobilize to help elect Democrats Warnock, Ossoff to Senate

Clockwise, from top left, Manny Yekutiel and candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock appeared in a virtual event dedicated to electing green Democrats to Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. (Screenshot)
Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes urging SFMTA to prioritize fight against traffic violence

Resolution advances to the full board after clearing committee

Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Port to forgive $13.5M in rent for waterfront businesses

Board of Supervisors to vote on proposal amid pandemic

People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan declares victory in D1 contest after Philhour concedes

Progressive candidate Connie Chan declared victory Sunday evening after her opponent conceded…

District 1 candidate Connie Chan and current District 1 Supervisor Sandy Fewer in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jackie Fielder says state senate campaign is just ‘the beginning’

Candidate, 26, encourages other activists to take on incumbents

Jackie Fielder, speaking to supporters at Spark Social SF on Election Day, effectively mobilized youth during her campaign for state Senate. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Connie Chan’s lead widens in the D1 contest

Progressive candidate Connie Chan saw her lead widen in the District 1…

Connie Chan, District 1 candidate, in the Richmond District on October 18, 2020.(Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kamala Harris makes history many times over as vice president-elect

By Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times With her election to the second-highest…

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

San Francisco celebrates a Biden victory after a long campaign

Kamala Harris, former SF DA and U.S. Senator, to be first woman vice president

A woman pops champagne in celebration of Joe Biden winning the election. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden secures presidency, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count

By Janet Hook and Mark Z. Barabak Los Angeles Times Joe Biden…

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
Ben Bleiman, one of the owners of the Mission’s Dr. Teeth, stands to benefit from the passage of Proposition H, which streamlines bureacracy for local business. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) 
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Voters speed up permit process for struggling small businesses

Merchants say newly approved Prop. H helps them avoid exorbitant costs

Ben Bleiman, one of the owners of the Mission’s Dr. Teeth, stands to benefit from the passage of Proposition H, which streamlines bureacracy for local business. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner) 
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