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SF deputy faces criminal charges over gun threats

Police say cop threatened to shoot people at party

 

The numbers show nearly 14 percent of San Francisco voters who participated in the Sept. 14 recall election wanted to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from elected office. (Shutterstock photo)
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How San Francisco neighborhoods voted in the Newsom recall

Sunset tops the list as the area with the most ‘yes’ votes

 

Alison Collins says that she and other members of San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education facing potential recall “represent constituents that are often erased or talked over.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Alison Collins speaks: Embattled SF school board member confronts the recall effort

‘It’s important for folks to know what this recall is about. It’s bigger than any one of us.’

Alison Collins says that she and other members of San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education facing potential recall “represent constituents that are often erased or talked over.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, pictured in July, said there was “an unacceptable pattern of misconduct and systemic failures under the previous leadership of the Department of Building Inspection.” <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>

Mayor cracks down on ‘corrupt’ Department of Building Inspection

Controller’s office report alleges nepotism, cronyism, corruption

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, pictured in July, said there was “an unacceptable pattern of misconduct and systemic failures under the previous leadership of the Department of Building Inspection.” <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>
San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Should SF police ban ‘no-knock’ warrants?

Police say unannounced entries are necessary to protect officers, public

San Francisco police are considering new restrictions on “no-knock” warrants. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Students take part in their remote learning classes at Midtown Terrace Park during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” demonstration in San Francisco. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco schools scramble to meet high demand for online learning

‘The constraints around resources and staffing is real’

Students take part in their remote learning classes at Midtown Terrace Park during the Decreasing the Distance “Zoom In” demonstration in San Francisco. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Voters fill out their ballots in California’s recall election at the Department of Elections in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Bay Area turns out in huge numbers to support Newsom’s victory

More than a quarter of statewide votes opposing the recall came from the Bay Area

Voters fill out their ballots in California’s recall election at the Department of Elections in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Bay Area could swing Newsom recall, with early data showing huge turnout

Nearly 45% of region’s heavily Democratic voters have returned ballots

Huge turnout from Bay Area Democrats could sway the recall vote in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s favor. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Confusion swirls among tenants ahead of eviction moratorium ending Sept. 30

As the end of statewide eviction protections approach, San Francisco tenants are…

San Francisco renters facing eviction are scrambling to figure out the confusing world of rent relief. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>

Nuru scandal: Facing federal prosecution, Recology agrees to pay $36M

Subsidiaries must comply with terms of a three-year agreement

Companies that handle San Francisco’s trash collection have agreed to pay a large fine in connection with fraud charges that are part of an ongoing corruption probe of the Public Works Department. <ins>(Mira Laing/ Examiner file photo)</ins>
School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>

A new role for school staff: COVID contact tracers

‘Once you find out someone has tested positive, the clock starts’

School administrators are becoming contact tracers at San Francisco Unified School District campuses when positive COVID cases are reported.<ins></ins>
San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>

SF moves forward with first California ‘ghost gun’ ban

Facing a spike in shootings, San Francisco is advancing the first ban…

San Francisco is in the process of finalizing the state’s first ban on untraceable guns. <ins>(Courtesy SFPD)</ins>
The Randall Museum, which focuses on nature and animals, will reopen Oct. 2. <ins>(Courtesy Quincy Stamper/Randall Museum)</ins>
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Most SF recreation centers have reopened

Proof of vaccination required for most visitors

The Randall Museum, which focuses on nature and animals, will reopen Oct. 2. <ins>(Courtesy Quincy Stamper/Randall Museum)</ins>
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A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
A successful recall of San Francisco school board members could give Mayor London Breed a political advantage in terms of appointments and influence. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF educators focus on mental health as new student behavior emerges

‘Our kids have gone through a lot and they’re still going through a lot’

As San Francisco school students continue to adjust to in-person learning and being back on campuses, teachers, counselors and social workers are trying to build connections and promote wellness. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco economists are uncertain about whether conventioneers will return to Moscone Center as uncertainties around COVID remain.
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Report suggests bad news for San Francisco’s economic recovery

San Francisco’s celebrated June 15 reopening date was supposed to mark the…

San Francisco economists are uncertain about whether conventioneers will return to Moscone Center as uncertainties around COVID remain.
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From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Why a SF parent group decided to stop live-tweeting school board meetings

‘The goal of our organization is to have people feel good about public education in The City’

From left: Miranda Martin, interim executive director of Parents for Public Schools San Francisco, and Kate Moore, assistant director of operations, at the PPS-SF offices in the Mission District on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Mayor London Breed, pictured in May, encouraged more San Franciscans to get their shots following an announcement on social media that 80 percent of residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
Mayor London Breed, pictured in May, encouraged more San Franciscans to get their shots following an announcement on social media that 80 percent of residents age 12 and older have been fully vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)

A local solution for gun violence? Pay people $300 a month

‘We are trying to address the root causes of what’s happened’

A new guaranteed income pilot program is designed to curb violent crime by providing resources to people in gangs or groups that have been identified as the source of most of the shootings in The City. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to The Examiner)