Politics

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)

Vote “Yes” on Prop. 17 and restore voting rights to 50,000 California citizens

By Betty McKay I remember vividly what election season looked and felt…

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)
Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)

A yes on Prop. 16 is a yes for equity in education in California

By Jamal Mazyck In 1996, California voters enacted Proposition 209, which effectively…

Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)
Nineteenth Avenue is one of The City’s busiest corridors — and also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. (Shutterstock)
Nineteenth Avenue is one of The City’s busiest corridors — and also one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. (Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D will provide true accountability and oversight for law enforcement

We are veteran civilian oversight investigators with a combined 109 years of…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fiona Hinze (Courtesy Fiona Hinze)

Advocate for people with disabilities nominated to SFMTA Board

Mayor Breed says Fiona Hinze brings ‘important perspective’ to agency leadership

Fiona Hinze (Courtesy Fiona Hinze)
There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supes back SFO worker healthcare legislation despite airline, business opposition

Costs of ‘Health Airport Ordinance’ in dispute, with estimates ranging from $8.4 M to $163 M annually

There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Young people deserve a say in our future

By Jacqueline Ornelas As we face a pandemic, the legacy of structural…

Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Tenderloin residents are finding benefits to having roads closed in the neighborhood. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Should there be fewer cars in the Tenderloin’s future?

The pandemic has opened San Franciscans’ eyes to new uses of urban streets

Tenderloin residents are finding benefits to having roads closed in the neighborhood. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
New lower speed limits on sections of Geary Boulevard were prompted by the death of a pedestrian at Gough Street in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Speed limits to be reduced on parts of Geary Boulevard

Zones near senior centers will go down to 25 MPH

New lower speed limits on sections of Geary Boulevard were prompted by the death of a pedestrian at Gough Street in August. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed speaks about the JobsNOW program outside the Balboa Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Expanded city employment program gives aid to neediest residents

A city employment program will be expanded to give more low-income residents…

Mayor London Breed speaks about the JobsNOW program outside the Balboa Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Plans for sidewalk-level bikeway on Market Street dropped due to costs, increased cyclist volume

Advocates say revisions to Better Market Street fail to meet safety goals of project

Cyclists have flocked to Market Street since private vehicles were largely banned from a long stretch of it in January. (Amanda Peterson/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community

By Sherilyn Adams, Brett Andrews and Steve Fields The need for community…

Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Schools and teachers need support — now more than ever

By Susan Solomon We’re all well aware by now how the COVID-19…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

GOP senators confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in partisan vote

By Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times The Senate on Monday confirmed Judge…

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: Unpaid rent due to COVID-19 could be up to $32.7M per month

A new city report that attempts to quantify how much rent has…

Anti-eviction demonstrators rally outside San Francisco Superior Court. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
More than 1,800 businesses have taken advantage of the Shared Spaces program, which has been extended through next summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Shared Spaces program extended through next June

A hallmark of The City’s pandemic response, program will continue for at least six additional months

More than 1,800 businesses have taken advantage of the Shared Spaces program, which has been extended through next summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>

Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
WeChat (Shutterstock)

U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.…

WeChat (Shutterstock)
On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins><ins></ins>

Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

  • Oct 24, 2020
On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins><ins></ins>
BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>