Politics

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…

  • Mar 20, 2021
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)
Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney on Wednesday announced a deal on how The City will spend a budget surplus.<ins></ins>

Agreement reached over how to spend $125M surplus

San Francisco has reached an agreement over how to spend a $125…

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Matt Haney on Wednesday announced a deal on how The City will spend a budget surplus.<ins></ins>
Supervisor Dean Preston speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Preston calls vacancies ‘the single biggest source of potential housing in San Francisco’

Supervisor calls for hearing on ways to assess and tap into unoccupied residential units

Supervisor Dean Preston speaks at a news conference outside the Muni Kirkland Yard announcing Muni will not be increasing fares on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner

SkyStar Wheel to keep on turning in Golden Gate Park

Board of Supervisors rejects attempt to limit extension of controversial Ferris wheel to one year

The Ferris wheel at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse will remain for another four years following Tuesday’s vote of the Board of Supervisors. 
Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner
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.
Kevin N. Hume/
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.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
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)