Politics

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>
Assemblymember David Chiu speaks at a news conference following a discussion between Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom, AAPI community leaders condemn spike in anti-Asian hate crimes

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom joined local…

Assemblymember David Chiu speaks at a news conference following a discussion between Asian-American and Pacific Islander community leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom at the Chinese Culture Center in Chinatown on Friday, March 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed a new director for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Breed appoints SFMade CEO Kate Sofis as director of OEWD

Kate Sofis, CEO of the manufacturing group SFMade, was appointed Friday by…

Mayor London Breed on Friday appointed a new director for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Ethnic studies gets final approval for California schools ending years of debate

Nina Agrawal Los Angeles Times Ending years-long and often divisive debate over…

A school official at Vista High School introduces himself to a freshman classroom on Oct. 21, 2020, in Vista, California. (Jarrod Valliere/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Cyclists and pedestrians use the full road on Slow Street John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Street safety activists rally to make JFK Drive permanently car-free

Golden Gate Park museums maintain vehicle access necessary for disabled

Cyclists and pedestrians use the full road on Slow Street John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary, the first Latino to lead agency

Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times Xavier Becerra was narrowly confirmed as the…

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Sam Dodge, a former deputy director for the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, is taking over as the department’s new interim director.	(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Interim head of city homelessness department moves to new post

Former deputy director Sam Dodge to lead HSH until a permanent replacement is selected

Sam Dodge, a former deputy director for the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, is taking over as the department’s new interim director.	(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)