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SF Bike Coalition ‘lights up the night’ with free bike light giveaway

It's cold and dark out after 5 p.m. these days, and to…

 

A San Francisco police officer walks down Market Street wearing a rainbow-colored sash while patrolling the Pride Parade. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Police to beef up security for SF Pride parade in wake of mass shooting

Officials plan to beef up law enforcement presence at San Francisco’s 46th…

 

The Recreation and Park Department says crumb rubber is not used in children’s play areas, but test results say otherwise. (Courtesy photo)

Rec and Park exposing children to potentially cancerous material

For years, city officials have assured San Francisco that it’s safe for…

 

A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF officials grapple with keeping Ocean Beach users safe from the sea

San Francisco boasts what has been considered the most dangerous beach in…

A rescue worker looks out toward the shore at Ocean Beach, a beach considered very dangerous to swimmers. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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Muni’s pricey training facility plan hits roadblock

San Francisco’s transit agency wants to spend $2.4 million annually — a…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions are in vogue. Everyone, it seems, is paying attention to concussions…

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)
San Francisco dispatchers say their current system is unreliable and that a poorly timed glitch could prove catastrophic. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner

Unreliable dispatch system exacerbates flaws in SF’s emergency response

While a crowd of a million is expected to visit San Francisco…

San Francisco dispatchers say their current system is unreliable and that a poorly timed glitch could prove catastrophic. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. Examiner
A California Highway Patrol investigator examines the scene of a fatal Greyhound bus crash on Jan. 19, 2016, in San Jose. The bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101, according to the San Jose Fire Department. (Noah Berger/AP)

Driver fatigue a significant safety threat

This week’s question comes from Marisol S. in South San Francisco, who…

A California Highway Patrol investigator examines the scene of a fatal Greyhound bus crash on Jan. 19, 2016, in San Jose. The bus flipped on its side while traveling north on Highway 101, according to the San Jose Fire Department. (Noah Berger/AP)
SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies

SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies

A cable car operator, Reynaldo Abraham "Avy" Morante, died this morning, according…

SF cable car operator injured in June crash dies

Third straight spare the air alert issued for Thursday

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay…

A tribute marked the spot near where Sofia Liu was fatally hit. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Uber settles wrongful death lawsuit of Sofia Liu

Uber reached a tentative settlement in the lawsuit over the wrongful death…

A tribute marked the spot near where Sofia Liu was fatally hit. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail

Broken BART track may be part of bad batch, says agency

The broken section of rail that delayed thousands of BART commuters last…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail
Courtesy South San FranciscoA new Caltrain station in South San Francisco is scheduled to be ready in 2019.

Caltrain releases video of man nearly struck by train

Caltrain has released video of a man nearly being struck by a…

Courtesy South San FranciscoA new Caltrain station in South San Francisco is scheduled to be ready in 2019.

Federal food safety bill tangled up in procedural mess

WHAT: Food safety legislation that passed the Senate by a commanding margin…

SFO runway plan taking off

Constrained by the Bay and U.S. Highway 101, the San Francisco International…

Presumed park predator turns out to be harmless

The man whose recent activities at a Richmond district playground made local…

Golden Gate Bridge barrier moving forward

Head-on collisions on the Golden Gate Bridge could be reduced within three…