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Treasure Island cleanup concerns persist as development proceeds

Efforts to get an update on the cleanup of toxic materials on…

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A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

City attorney alleges SFUSD violating students’ constitutional rights by not reopening classrooms

Expanded lawsuit argues school district discriminating on basis of wealth

A parent collective, Decreasing the Distance, held a march at City Hall on Saturday Feb. 6, 2021 to call for schools to reopen safely. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
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Faith calls us to forgive rent debt

By Hatem Bazian, Joanna Lawrence Shenk, Laura Rumpf and Zarina Kiziloglu As…

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Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Ads in Newsom recall hit the air this week as California signature deadline nears

Lara Korte The Sacramento Bee The campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The City’s Vehicle Triage Center opened in December 2019, and served 75 people by November of 2020, according to a City Controller’s report. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City’s Vehicle Triage Center opened in December 2019, and served 75 people by November of 2020, according to a City Controller’s report. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>

SFMTA board presses agency for Vision Zero results

Should traffic citations be used more aggressively to curb dangerous driving behavior?

At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>
A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)

DA Boudin must put justice before politics in Jamaica Hampton case

By Jennifer Sarkodie and Dr. Olivia Park On December 7, 2019, Jamaica…

A screenshot from body-worn camera footage from a moment after Officer Christopher Flores fired a single round at Jamaica Hampton (Courtesy SFPD)
Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)

Parents and children march to reopen schools

A large crowd of parents and children marched from San Francisco City…

Augustine and Paloma Gessner hold signs and march with their mother, Francesca, hoping that their local kindergarten can open for Augustine to attend school in-person. (Samantha Laurey/Special to SF Examiner)
SFUSD (Examiner file photo)

SFUSD unions say they will return to in-person teaching when The City is in the red tier

Bargaining position may be at odds with push to get students back in classrooms quickly

SFUSD (Examiner file photo)
Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)

California lawmakers call for reform after unemployment system breakdown

State legislators introduced a package of initiatives at a news conference Thursday…

Miguel Santiago, D-Chula Vista, expressed his views Thursday Feb. 4, 2021 on the state's handling of the recent surge in unemployment claims. (Examiner screenshot)
Since its closure, the Great Highway has become a popular recreation space for cyclists and pedestrians.<ins></ins>

New traffic plan announced to make streets near car-free Great Highway safer

SFMTA, Supervisor Gordon Mar land on comprehensive deal for street safety

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A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)

New ‘community ambassadors’ to begin patrolling Castro, Upper Market

The Castro is set to become San Francisco’s latest neighborhood to try…

A public safety ambassador checks in with a business. Ambassadors will start patrolling the Castro and Upper Market neighborhoods as part of a program funded by the Community Benefits District. (Courtesy Trey Nelson/ Castro/Upper Market CBD)
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Three Slow Streets could become permanent

Page, Sanchez and Shotwell streets among first roadways to be considered for closure

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Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.

CA teachers union wants schools in ‘purple’ counties to stay closed for 100 days; vaccinations for staff

By Diana Lambert EdSource The California Teachers Association has told Governor Gavin…

Philip DeFauw, 58, of White Lake, Mich receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from the Oakland County Health Division Vaccinator Sarahanne Kevelin, 24, of Clinton Twp., Mich. at Suburban Showplace in Novi, Mich. on Jan. 23, 2021. DeFauw says he retired as a middle school band teacher after 33 years and now substitute teaches with special-needs children that don’t wear masks. “My doctor said don’t go back, but now I can,” says DeFauw.
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Women of color taking charge in San Francisco

City leadership roles see many firsts

District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
District 7 Supervisor Myrna Melgar, who is Latina, said there’s work to do to ensure women of color are promoted and paid equally in the workplace, as well as elected to leadership positions. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu is stepping down to take a new position as city administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu is stepping down to take a new position as city administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Anti-eviction signs decorate the Rodney Drive apartments in Los Feliz. (Christina House/Tribune News Service)

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill to extend COVID-19 eviction protections through June

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed an…

Anti-eviction signs decorate the Rodney Drive apartments in Los Feliz. (Christina House/Tribune News Service)
California has been hit with massive unemployment benefit fraud with improper payments going to claims in the name of people including inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison, shown in a file image. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

State failed to heed warnings of unemployment benefit fraud for months, audit says

Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times California officials in charge of the state’s…

California has been hit with massive unemployment benefit fraud with improper payments going to claims in the name of people including inmates on death row at San Quentin State Prison, shown in a file image. (Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chesa Boudin responds to critics in first ‘State of Justice’ address

Under fire and facing a potential recall effort, DA remains ‘steadfast’ in committment to reform

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, shown here at a November press conference, was elected in November 2019 on a platform of criminal justice reform. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
More than 200 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year, although the agency says contact tracing suggests almost none of them caught it on the job. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transit operators ‘thrown under the bus’ in statewide vaccine distribution plan

Muni union leader says members are ‘disgusted’ at by move to de-prioritize them for protection

More than 200 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year, although the agency says contact tracing suggests almost none of them caught it on the job. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)