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Assemblymember David Chiu introduced a bill that would assist formerly incarcerated who are at risk of homelessness. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

David Chiu: Closing 5 California prisons would free up money to house former inmates

By Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee A California Democrat wants to keep…

Assemblymember David Chiu introduced a bill that would assist formerly incarcerated who are at risk of homelessness. <ins>(Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
In this file photo, Estella Flores, right, and Maria Mora, left, are reflected in a window as they look for information in front of the closed California State Employment Development Department on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

EDD’s lack of planning deprived jobless Californians of needed benefits, audit finds

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times Poor planning and ineffective management left California’s…

In this file photo, Estella Flores, right, and Maria Mora, left, are reflected in a window as they look for information in front of the closed California State Employment Development Department on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

SF officials fear regional housing strategy could increase displacement of people of color

Equity and climate goals at odds in plan that concentrates development in transit-rich urban areas

San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Dozens of city schools to get new names

Mayor Breed slams school board vote, urges focus on ‘getting our kids back in the classroom’

Dianne Feinstein Elementary School is one of more than 40 San Francisco schools set to be renamed following Tuesday’s school board vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Man found with five ‘fully operational’ pipe bombs allegedly targeted Governor Newsom

A Napa County man was charged Tuesday with violations of federal weapons…

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority cut most of its bus service last year due to the pandemic, and has been slow to bring it back due to budget concerns and low ridership. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes urge SFMTA to expedite restoration of Muni lines

Resolution emphasizes focus on seniors, individuals with disabilities and community routes

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority cut most of its bus service last year due to the pandemic, and has been slow to bring it back due to budget concerns and low ridership. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Joaquin Torres has led the Office of Economic and Workforce Development since 2018. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Breed to appoint workforce director Joaquín Torres as Assessor-Recorder

Mayor London Breed will appoint Joaquín Torres to serve as San Francisco’s…

Joaquin Torres has led the Office of Economic and Workforce Development since 2018. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Proposition K, approved by voters in 2003, provides funding primarily for traffic safety and transit capital projects and investment. (Courtesy SFMTA Photos)

City likely to seek reauthorization of transit sales tax in 2022

Measure to fund emerging priorities such as traffic safety, COVID-19 recovery and Muni train control

Proposition K, approved by voters in 2003, provides funding primarily for traffic safety and transit capital projects and investment. (Courtesy SFMTA Photos)
Supervisor Dean Preston introduced legislation this week to move the process of creating a public bank forward. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supe proposes working group to develop business plan for SF public bank

Plans to create a publicly owned bank in San Francisco gained momentum…

Supervisor Dean Preston introduced legislation this week to move the process of creating a public bank forward. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu was confirmed to her new position <ins>as city administrator</ins> Tuesday.<ins> The role, which manages 25 city departments, is considered the most powerful non-elected position in city </ins><ins>government</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Carmen Chu confirmed as City Administrator

Assessor Carmen Chu was approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to…

Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu was confirmed to her new position <ins>as city administrator</ins> Tuesday.<ins> The role, which manages 25 city departments, is considered the most powerful non-elected position in city </ins><ins>government</ins>. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Do housing tax credits work as well as they could?

By Scott Littlehale In the first half of 2020, investors in Idaho…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Ian Jameson (center) organized a group of tenant rights activists and assembled at the El Monte City Hall to demand that the City Council there pass an eviction moratorium barring all evictions during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

California would extend eviction protections to June 30 under proposal

Legislation released Monday would also subsidize rent for low-income tenants

Ian Jameson (center) organized a group of tenant rights activists and assembled at the El Monte City Hall to demand that the City Council there pass an eviction moratorium barring all evictions during the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, March 29, 2020. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to reopen outdoor dining, personal services

San Francisco will allow outdoor dining and other limited business activity to…

Outdoor dining, as seen here at Mama’s on Washington Square in North Beach in September, is expected to resume in San Franisco this week. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden reverses Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in military

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation President Joe Biden on Monday…

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
The City’s Street Crisis Response Team handles mental health and addiction 911 calls in the Mission and the Castro. (Courtesy Mayor London Breed’s Twitter)

Mayor Breed announces second street crisis response team starting Feb. 1

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Saturday that the city’s second Street…

The City’s Street Crisis Response Team handles mental health and addiction 911 calls in the Mission and the Castro. (Courtesy Mayor London Breed’s Twitter)
A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Regional coronavirus stay-at-home orders lifted as ICU capacity improves

Change in rules could allow outdoor dining to resume in San Francisco

A server greets diners in a Shared Spaces outdoor dining area outside Napper Tandy’s Irish pub at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission District on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. San Francisco could choose to resume outdoor dining in the wake of a state decision to lift a regional stay-at-home order. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Biden signals new direction by signing mask order on his first day in office

President plans ambitious 10-day push of executive orders, legislation

President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

A new turn in history: Kamala Harris sworn in as 49th vice president

Noah Bierman and Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times Kamala Devi Harris, born…

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)