Politics

Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Harris touts infrastructure plan — and Newsom — in Oakland visit

Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave…

Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City expected to announce new homeless department head shortly

Mayor London Breed is expected to announce a new director for the…

A new director is expected to be named soon for the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>

Bay Area transit poised to benefit from Biden infrastructure bill

Capital projects could come ‘off the shelf’ with federal funding

Increased BART service, including a new South Bay connection, could be in the works under President Biden’s proposal.<ins></ins>
Announcing that federal money will come to San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said, “We are not going to need to lay off any employees. Instead we are able to make investments in our recovery.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Federal funding shrinks SF budget deficit to $23M

American Rescue Plan saves city from layoffs, deep service cuts

Announcing that federal money will come to San Francisco, Mayor London Breed said, “We are not going to need to lay off any employees. Instead we are able to make investments in our recovery.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

Dianne Feinstein becomes California’s longest-serving US senator

Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday became the…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)
School Board Vice President Alison Collins has been the subject of widespread calls for her resignation since a parent active in a recall effort unearthed tweets in which she uses derogatory language toward Asian Americans. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board strips Alison Collins of titles, committees in vote of no confidence

The San Francisco school board voted 5-2 Thursday to strip Board member…

School Board Vice President Alison Collins has been the subject of widespread calls for her resignation since a parent active in a recall effort unearthed tweets in which she uses derogatory language toward Asian Americans. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will provide artists with a guaranteed basic income. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF launches guaranteed income pilot program for 130 artists

Task force to start discussing a larger effort

Mayor London Breed on Thursday announced the launch of a program that will provide artists with a guaranteed basic income. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hospitality House is among the homeless service providers making changes for the better during the pandemic.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

We need a new kind of leadership to address homelessness after the pandemic

By Mary Kate Bacalao Leading San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive…

Hospitality House is among the homeless service providers making changes for the better during the pandemic.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Janitors on strike and members of SEIU Local 87 hold a demonstration in front 101 California St. due to alleged unfair labor practices on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)

More than 700 janitors strike, alleging unfair labor practices amid contract negotiations

More than 700 San Francisco janitors walked off the job Wednesday for…

Janitors on strike and members of SEIU Local 87 hold a demonstration in front 101 California St. due to alleged unfair labor practices on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (Jordi Molina/ Special to the S.F. Examiner)
California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, pictured in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general; State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Rob Bonta, San Francisco Bay Area Democratic lawmaker, appointed California attorney general

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta as California…

California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, left, pictured in 2015, has been chosen by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as the state’s new attorney general; State Sen. Ed Hernandez is at right. (Katie Falkenberg/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SB 260 is the right law at the right time

By Kalpana Narlikar The Climate Corporate Accountability Act (SB 260) was introduced…

Hundreds of students take to the streets as part of a youth organized climate strike on Friday, March 15, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Legislation calls for seamless transportation network

Assemblymember Chiu’s bill would enable riders to use different systems and pay one fare

Bay Area transit agencies have struggled to coordinate schedules and integrate fares.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)

Two supervisors want JFK Drive to open back up to cars

Two San Francisco supervisors who represent some of the neighborhoods furthest away…

Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)
Alison Collins, vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, faces widespread calls for her resignation.<ins></ins>

School board members move to strip Alison Collins of titles, committee positions

Two San Francisco Unified School District board members will introduce a resolution…

Alison Collins, vice president of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education, faces widespread calls for her resignation.<ins></ins>
Department of Human Resources Director Carol Isen. (Courtesy SFGOV)

Supes back Breed’s pick to lead human resources agency

Isen vows ‘to reform and revitalize DHR’

Department of Human Resources Director Carol Isen. (Courtesy SFGOV)
Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)

SB 271 would bring meaningful reform to sheriffs’ offices

By Ross Mirkarimi Let the people run for sheriff! It was once…

Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)
Lun Fong holds her sign and a rose honoring the Atlanta shooting victims while community members give speeches about the value of protecting elders and each other at the Bay Area Asian Community Healing Event on March 22, 2021 in Chinatown, San Francisco. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Community gathers to mourn Atlanta shootings in Chinatown

Hundreds of people rallied in San Francisco’s Chinatown Saturday to mourn the…

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Lun Fong holds her sign and a rose honoring the Atlanta shooting victims while community members give speeches about the value of protecting elders and each other at the Bay Area Asian Community Healing Event on March 22, 2021 in Chinatown, San Francisco. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board member faces calls to resign over anti-Asian slurs in 2016 tweets

Elected officials including Mayor London Breed and most members of the Board…

Alison Collins speaks during a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Proposed state legislation is calling to end a partnership between University of California, San Francisco health services and Catholic hospitals. (Shutterstock)

UC, Catholic health care partnership is saving lives

Passage of Senate Bill 379 would be detrimental to patients

Proposed state legislation is calling to end a partnership between University of California, San Francisco health services and Catholic hospitals. (Shutterstock)
Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Researchers struggle to get access to gun violence data from state DOJ

Assemblymember Phil Ting says information vital to guiding policy debates

Assemblymember Phil Ting has introduced legislation requiring the California Department of Justice to release data to researchers. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>