San Francisco

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen introduced legislation that would create a centralized account from which domestic workers could access pay for sick leave. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)

Proposed SF law would help domestic workers earn sick leave

‘We are going to make it easy for employers to participate’

 

Mayor London Breed said a new training program will “connect youth in neighborhoods and communities that have historically lacked opportunity” to careers in San Francisco. (Screenshot opps4allsf.org)

New SF youth internship program focuses on mental health

City, UCSF partner to offer paid work training for young adults

 

Salesforce Tower and several other buildings in downtown San Francisco can be seen through the fog; climate scientists report that The City’s beloved mascot may be on the decline. (Courtesy Engel Ching)

Is San Francisco losing its fog? Scientists fear the worst

This isn’t just an identity crisis for San Franciscans. It’s an ecological problem

Salesforce Tower and several other buildings in downtown San Francisco can be seen through the fog; climate scientists report that The City’s beloved mascot may be on the decline. (Courtesy Engel Ching)
From left, Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. The election date for their possible recall is Feb. 15, 2022. (Ida Mojadad/Examiner file)

The silver lining of San Francisco’s ‘recall fever’

Recalls are an expensive but valuable amplifier for everyday people

From left, Gabriela López, Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga were sworn in to the Board of Education on Jan. 7, 2019. The election date for their possible recall is Feb. 15, 2022. (Ida Mojadad/Examiner file)
Outside Lands boasts high-quality food and drink from dozens of purveyors, and many are local.<ins> (Courtesy Outside Lands)</ins>

Outside Lands is for food lovers

85 food vendors, 40 wineries, 30 breweries make the festival nourishing to gluttonous

  • Oct 26, 2021
Outside Lands boasts high-quality food and drink from dozens of purveyors, and many are local.<ins> (Courtesy Outside Lands)</ins>
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, pictured Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in the 30-18 losing game against the Colts, is coming under growing scrutiny after four straight losses. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)

49ers season on the rocks: Shanahan under the microscope

‘I told the guys they have to be tough-minded and stick together’

  • Oct 25, 2021
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, pictured Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in the 30-18 losing game against the Colts, is coming under growing scrutiny after four straight losses. (Courtesy San Francisco 49ers)
While Kaiser Permanente patients seeking mental health care will get a 30-minute phone assessment within days, in many cases, they cannot get actual treatment for months. (Shutterstock)

City employees face months-long wait time for mental health care

‘We are in the midst of a mental health crisis’

While Kaiser Permanente patients seeking mental health care will get a 30-minute phone assessment within days, in many cases, they cannot get actual treatment for months. (Shutterstock)
A collaborative workspace for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in Coordinape is pictured at a recent blockchain meet up at Atlas Cafe. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Business without bosses: San Francisco innovators battle bureaucracy with blockchain

‘The next generation will work for three DAOs at the same time’

A collaborative workspace for a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) in Coordinape is pictured at a recent blockchain meet up at Atlas Cafe. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Alison Collins, pictured in 2019, is one of the three San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education members facing a recall election in February. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

SF’s bumbling school board members get the recall election they deserve

Parent frustration boils over in effort to oust controversial leaders

Alison Collins, pictured in 2019, is one of the three San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education members facing a recall election in February. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
The Museum of the African Diaspora reopened Oct. 21 after over 18 months of closure, featuring five new exhibitions. (Courtesy Museum of African Diaspora)

Museum of the African Diaspora reopens featuring five new exhibitions

Executive Director Monetta White positions museum as a global powerhouse

  • Oct 22, 2021
The Museum of the African Diaspora reopened Oct. 21 after over 18 months of closure, featuring five new exhibitions. (Courtesy Museum of African Diaspora)
San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks in Japantown during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Geary Rapid Project. <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>

Safety, transit upgrades along Geary Boulevard completed

New connection reunites Japantown, Western Addition

San Francisco Mayor London Breed speaks in Japantown during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Geary Rapid Project. <ins>(Daniel Montes/Bay City News)</ins>
San Francisco officials say that some people who being monitored electronically before they go to trial are committing serious crimes. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco officials say that some people who being monitored electronically before they go to trial are committing serious crimes. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed backed a move to allow The City to collect information about employees’ sexual orientation. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)

Supes approve ordinance calling for data on city workers’ sexual orientation

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved reversing an ordinance…

San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed backed a move to allow The City to collect information about employees’ sexual orientation. (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visits students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)

California schools are running out of money

State is hiring a fiscal consultant to help SFUSD

  • Oct 20, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom visits students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited students at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco on Oct. 1. (Jim Wilson/ New York Times)
“Empanada Lady” Paula Tejada, Chile Lindo owner pictured at her shop in the Mission District in 2018, is pleased that The City has relaxed regulations around outdoor dining and drinking during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

In the time of COVID, San Francisco’s soul is in the hands of all of us

Denise Sullivan has written 100 Examiner columns and is still not done

“Empanada Lady” Paula Tejada, Chile Lindo owner pictured at her shop in the Mission District in 2018, is pleased that The City has relaxed regulations around outdoor dining and drinking during the pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The Clement Street Farmers Market is popular among residents in the Richmond. (Clara Mokri/New York Times)
The Clement Street Farmers Market is popular among residents in the Richmond. (Clara Mokri/New York Times)
FILE — In-N-Out Burger, the popular California fast-food chain, is resisting San Francisco's public health rules that require indoor diners to show proof of vaccination. (J. Emilio Flores/The New York Times)

When it comes to San Francisco vaccine rules, In-N-Out should heed Biblical advice

Burger chain’s vaccine fight distracts from its tasty burgers and French fries controversy

FILE — In-N-Out Burger, the popular California fast-food chain, is resisting San Francisco's public health rules that require indoor diners to show proof of vaccination. (J. Emilio Flores/The New York Times)
Local and federal authorities seized 12.5 pounds of fentanyl after serving search warrants at nine Bay Area locations. (Shutterstock)

Authorities arrest 18 linked to alleged drug ring in Tenderloin

The San Francisco Police Department said on Tuesday authorities arrested 18 people…

Local and federal authorities seized 12.5 pounds of fentanyl after serving search warrants at nine Bay Area locations. (Shutterstock)
Fátima Ramirez, the recently appointed executive director of Acción Latina, grew up in the Mission and is a first-generation American of Salvadoran descent. <ins>(Tamara Straus/The Examiner)</ins>

Celebrating SF Latino history across cultures and generations

New Acción Latina head Fátima Ramirez brings big weekend festival to the Mission

  • Oct 19, 2021
Fátima Ramirez, the recently appointed executive director of Acción Latina, grew up in the Mission and is a first-generation American of Salvadoran descent. <ins>(Tamara Straus/The Examiner)</ins>