Politics

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to resume ‘poverty tows’ amid calls to make temporary ban permanent

Fines and fees hurt low-income, homeless residents, but officials say they are a necessary tool

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Prop. I increased the transfer tax on those selling real estate worth $10 million or more. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed and Board of Supervisors: Put Biden’s words into action and follow the will of the voters

By David Campos For the first time in generations, Americans this week…

Prop. I increased the transfer tax on those selling real estate worth $10 million or more. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Immigrants in for-profit detention facilities are not receiving COVID vaccines in the same fashion as the general public.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Immigrants in detention need information about and access to vaccines

By Martina Caretta As an international student in the United States living…

Immigrants in for-profit detention facilities are not receiving COVID vaccines in the same fashion as the general public.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
An expanded, permanent Shared Spaces program allowing businesses to open outdoor seating in public areas could help the economy, but cost The City millions in parking revenue and other expenses. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Shared Spaces could cost cash-strapped SFMTA more than $10M a year

Program intended to boost small business could come at a cost for struggling city transit agency

An expanded, permanent Shared Spaces program allowing businesses to open outdoor seating in public areas could help the economy, but cost The City millions in parking revenue and other expenses. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden calls for sweeping changes as US emerges from pandemic

President’s “American Families Plan” taxes wealthy to expand education, paid family leave, child care

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera at an Election Day luncheon at John's Grill on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Voters may get a chance to choose a new city attorney this fall

Uncertain timing means election could be pushed to June 2022

City Attorney Dennis Herrera at an Election Day luncheon at John's Grill on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election as Republican-led effort hits signature goal

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Propelled by growing voter…

Around 75 protesters in Fresno, Calif., work to gather signatures to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, and in support of then-President Donald Trump in July 2020. The event was sponsored by the Fresno County California Republican Assembly. (John Walker/The Sacramento Bee/TNS)
At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate. (Dreamstime/TNS)
At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate. (Dreamstime/TNS)
A tree blooms around a barbed wire fence behind US Supreme Court Building on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Mihoko Owada/Sipa USA/TNS)

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether gun owners have right to carry a weapon in public

David G. Savage Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court agreed Monday to…

A tree blooms around a barbed wire fence behind US Supreme Court Building on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Mihoko Owada/Sipa USA/TNS)
The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)

Lawmakers spar in Supreme Court case on nonprofit donor disclosure

Todd Ruger CQ-Roll Call The Supreme Court was set to hear arguments…

The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)
City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City Attorney Dennis Herrera to take over as head of SFPUC

After serving as City Attorney since 2001, Dennis Herrera is expected to…

City Attorney Dennis Herrera could become the new director of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Breed: Federal funding will allow city to build housing on ‘unimaginable’ scale

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday joined U.S. Department of Housing…

Mayor London Breed said federal funding will help city build up its homelessness prevention efforts and create more affordable housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Mayor’s Small Business Recovery Act survives tight vote from Planning Commission

Desire to act quickly wins out, moving sweeping changes in regulations one step closer to approval

Legislation introduced by Mayor London Breed is intended to streamline permitting and reduce the fees needed for small businesses to open in San Francisco. <ins>(Jordi Molina/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Mayor London Breed announced new commitments to fight climate change and help San Francisco to become a sustainable city on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Breed announces climate action plan that calls for becoming carbon neutral by 2045

In honor of Earth Day, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a…

Mayor London Breed announced new commitments to fight climate change and help San Francisco to become a sustainable city on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Newsom bans new California fracking permits starting in 2024

Phil Willon and Taryn Luna Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on…

Oil wells just north of the town of McKittrick in the heart of California oil country.(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta is confirmed as California attorney general

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times The state Legislature confirmed Democratic Assemblyman Rob…

Former California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, shown here in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general. Bonta was confirmed Thursday. State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Eduardo de la Cruz walks in with his son, kindergartener Erron Cudjo, for his first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Restoring faith in San Francisco’s public schools

By Decreasing the Distance Last week SFUSD welcomed 6,056 of our youngest…

Eduardo de la Cruz walks in with his son, kindergartener Erron Cudjo, for his first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisor David Canepa (front) announced a $2 million grant to allow 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free. Behind him from left to right stand students Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla, Alec Guiulfo, Mikayla Balan and Fernando Martin Montanes. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisor David Canepa (front) announced a $2 million grant to allow 500 San Mateo County residents to attend community college for free. Behind him from left to right stand students Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla, Alec Guiulfo, Mikayla Balan and Fernando Martin Montanes. (Courtesy photo)
Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
Legislation by Supervisor Rafael Mandelman would require The City to add enough new safe camping sites, such as this one at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin, to accommodate everyone living on the street.
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner