Politics

People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner

Damaging legacy of ‘racism, sexism, discrimination’ at SFMTA persists

A racial equity plan draft presented Tuesday seeks to right some of the wrongs against employees of color

People of color make up a disproportionate number of transit operators at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and are underrepresented in management, according to data released this week. 
Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner
A Recology truck is shown during a press conference across from San Francisco City Hall unveiling changes to the city's recyling program on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nuru scandal: Former Recology executive charged with bribery in scheme to benefit trash hauling company

Giusti accused of directing $1M in bribes to former Public Works head over several years

A Recology truck is shown during a press conference across from San Francisco City Hall unveiling changes to the city's recyling program on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Newsom, legislators face angry backlash over French Laundry party, Hawaii trip during COVID-19 surge

John Myers Los Angeles Times No politician escapes the heightened scrutiny that…

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Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF supes vote to approve police contract without reform concessions

Deal would delay raises for officers in exchange for pay hikes later on

Protesters marched from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects the police union contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

Gov. Newsom apologizes for attending birthday dinner in Napa county

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Gov. Gavin Newsom publicly apologized…

The French Laundry is a well-known Michelin-starred restaurant in Yountville. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters call out proposed contract deal with police union

A group of around 50 protesters rallied near the headquarters of the…

About 50 protesters marched along Seventh Street from the San Francisco Police Officers Association building to City Hall Sunday to demand the Board of Supervisors rejects a proposed San Francisco Police Officers Association contract. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>

Biden administration will bring new focus on housing — and possibly new funding as well

Tackling housing affordability may return as a national priority next year, with…

President-elect Joe Biden’s housing platform includes plans for a $100 billion fund to construct and rehabilitate affordable housing. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)</ins>
District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

‘Severe’ understaffing at DA’s office could harm cases

Boudin seeks approval from Breed to fill positions

District Attorney Chesa Boudin said prosecutors are carrying high caseloads due to a staffing shortage. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Gov. Gavin Newsom says he should have skipped outdoor dinner with other households as COVID-19 cases soar

Taryn Luna, John Myers Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors, service providers blast plan to remove 2,300 homeless people from shelter-in-place hotels

Several San Francisco supervisors and homeless service providers on Tuesday blasted a…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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Supervisor Norman Yee said that San Francisco has fallen behind other cities by not establishing policies that “protect our most vulnerable from secondhand smoke.”
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Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Ordinance giving airport workers expanded health coverage approved

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that would require…

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Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).

SF native becomes first openly gay man confirmed to CA Supreme Court

Martin Jenkins made history Tuesday when he was unanimously confirmed to the…

Justice Martin Jenkins was unanimously confirmed to the California Supreme Court (Courtesy: Commission on Judicial Appointments).
Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>

Legislation would raise the bar for appeals for city projects

Legislation introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting would make it…

Ortega Street in the Sunset is among the areas where closures have occurred under COVID-19 relief programs that were delayed by challenges.<ins></ins>
The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)

With the Biden-Harris administration on the horizon, there’s reason for hope this Veterans Day

In the years since I started representing veterans and working on veterans…

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)
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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

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Clockwise, from top left, Manny Yekutiel and candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock appeared in a virtual event dedicated to electing green Democrats to Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. (Screenshot)

A green Georgia on our minds

San Franciscans can mobilize to help elect Democrats Warnock, Ossoff to Senate

Clockwise, from top left, Manny Yekutiel and candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock appeared in a virtual event dedicated to electing green Democrats to Georgia’s seats in the U.S. Senate. (Screenshot)
Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes urging SFMTA to prioritize fight against traffic violence

Resolution advances to the full board after clearing committee

Pedestrians cross Geary Boulevard at Divisadero Street in front of a speed limit sign on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Port to forgive $13.5M in rent for waterfront businesses

Board of Supervisors to vote on proposal amid pandemic

People pose along the Embarcadero waterfront on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)