Politics

Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)

Assemblymember David Chiu takes second shot at speed camera bill

Pilot program includes stronger protections for privacy and equity, supporters say

Speed enforcement camera sign (Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Board vote could cut short the SkyStar Wheel’s run

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote Tuesday whether to overturn…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
University of California, San Francisco has been partnering with hospitals that restrict the types of care offered to patients.
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S.F. Examiner

The University of California should not enter restrictive contracts with discriminatory hospitals

By Jody Steinauer I recently cared for a pregnant woman with two…

University of California, San Francisco has been partnering with hospitals that restrict the types of care offered to patients.
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Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)

Teachers say planned school schedule leaves them with no time to prepare

Union members approve contract with district but continue lobbying on working conditions

Approximately 150-200 people of the educators, families and the community attend the Safe Return Car Caravan rally at 1875 Marin Street before heading to The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) office at 555 Franklin Street, Sunday, March 14, 2021 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner)
The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

One year after city schools closed, parents rally for a full reopening

On the one-year anniversary of the last full day of in-person classes…

The Decreasing the Distance march on Sat, March 13, 2021 began at Alamo Square, advanced down Hayes Street, and ended at City Hall. (By Camille Cohen/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal soils Department of the Environment

A new department is being drawn into City Hall’s corruption scandal after…

Recology officials have said they notified the S.F. Public Works and Environment deparments in 2018 that they miscalculated revenues in a rate request, causing customers to be overcharged for garbage pickup. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Breed unveils proposal to make Shared Spaces permanent

Legislation will attempt to remedy concerns about equity, inclusivity and enforcement

People smoke near the Columbus Café and Sotto Mare Shared Spaces outdoor dining platforms in North Beach on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden projects hope in speech: All adults can be vaccinated by end of May

David Lauter and Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times After a grim winter…

President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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S.F. Examiner

Conservatorship off to a slow start with just one person in court-ordered treatment

Officials expect program to expand now that setup is complete

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced the launch of a city conservatorship program in 2019.
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

House sends massive coronavirus relief bill to Biden

The House cleared a $1.86 trillion COVID-19 relief package Wednesday that would…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Senate confirms Garland as attorney general

Merrick Garland takes over the Justice Department determined to curb the rise…

U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden to order 100 million more J&J doses, boosting supply

President Joe Biden will double the U.S. order of Johnson & Johnson’s…

Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

The City announces free summer programming for SFUSD students

City officials on Wednesday announced the launch of an initiative that will…

Kids in San Francisco will have a chance this summer to attend academic in-person learning programs at public school buildings and in private commercial spaces. <ins>facilitated by the Department of Children, Youth and their Families’ Community Hubs program and the San Francisco Unified School District summer school program</ins> <ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hazard pay for store workers wins unanimous approval

San Francisco’s grocery and drug store employees will receive a $5 per…

Under new legislation, San Francisco grocery employees will earn $5 more per hour for working during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Larry Yee’s appointment to the Police Commission was confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Courtesy Mayor’s Office)

Police Commission nominee clears supes as second hopeful named

Oversight panel has been short members for nearly a year

Larry Yee’s appointment to the Police Commission was confirmed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. (Courtesy Mayor’s Office)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Recall looming, Newsom addresses a battered California at a pivotal moment

John Myers Los Angeles Times History offers no real precedent for the…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver the State of the State at Dodger Stadium Tuesday evening. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD reopening plans still leave out most secondary students

SFUSD announces April return to in-person learning after reaching contract deal with teachers

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Examiner file photo)

Charter amendment effort would replace elected school board with appointed body

Critics of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Monday formally…

(Examiner file photo)
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom signs $6.6 billion school reopening legislative package

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom and state…

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation intended to help California schools reopen. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City breaks ground on supportive housing project in “Hub” neighborhood

City officials broke ground Thursday on a supportive housing project that is…

Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)