San Francisco

Giants third base coach Ron Wotus is pictured with pitcher Logan Webb at Oracle Park on Oct. 3; Webb starts in Game 5 of the matchup between the Giants and Dodgers. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

How to watch the Giants and Dodgers in Game 5

Postseason matchup between longtime rivals has lived up to expectations

  • Oct 14, 2021

 

Junru Wang’s hand balancing is mind-blowing in “Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Acrobats take over Club Fugazi with strength, grace and glee

‘Dear San Francisco’ is a loving, lively successor to ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’

 

A Muni train passes by San Francisco Police Department headquarters. Employees at both the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the SFPD could be fired if they don’t get vaccinated by November. (Harika Maddala/Bay City News)
A Muni train passes by San Francisco Police Department headquarters. Employees at both the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the SFPD could be fired if they don’t get vaccinated by November. (Harika Maddala/Bay City News)

SFMTA should fire its unvaccinated employees holding us hostage to COVID-19

San Francisco’s public transportation workers must comply with the mandate

  • Oct 13, 2021

 

As the deadline for all San Francisco city workers to get vaccinated gets closer, more and more holdouts are getting their COVID-19 shot. (Kevin Hume/Examiner file)
As the deadline for all San Francisco city workers to get vaccinated gets closer, more and more holdouts are getting their COVID-19 shot. (Kevin Hume/Examiner file)
Percussion great Jorge Bermudez is pictured with his congas, wearing his 2012 World Series good luck Giants cap. (Courtesy photo)

Jorge Bermudez: When Giants roamed the Mission

Percussionist’s extraordinary career hasn’t taken him far from home

Percussion great Jorge Bermudez is pictured with his congas, wearing his 2012 World Series good luck Giants cap. (Courtesy photo)
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)

Can the 49ers win in Arizona? A look back reveals the future

By Mychael Urban Special to The Examiner The consecutive home losses prior…

  • Oct 8, 2021
Is Trey Lance ready to lead the 49ers on the road? We may find out this Sunday, as San Francisco takes on Arizona in the desert. (Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco has a long history of welcoming the strays, the dreamers and those who headed west and ran out of country. How many times have you heard of someone who came for a visit and ended up living here for 30 years? (Jim Wilson/New York Times)

On sand dabs, City Hall, safe sites and why I call SF home

An introduction from new Examiner columnist C.W. Nevius

San Francisco has a long history of welcoming the strays, the dreamers and those who headed west and ran out of country. How many times have you heard of someone who came for a visit and ended up living here for 30 years? (Jim Wilson/New York Times)
The state Legislature is crafting policy to address the rising methamphetamine crisis in California and the nation.<ins> (Ruth Fremson/New York Times)</ins>

Editorial: Pay people to quit meth? Some scoff, but it just might work in California

Newsom should sign bill to fight addiction crisis

  • Oct 6, 2021
The state Legislature is crafting policy to address the rising methamphetamine crisis in California and the nation.<ins> (Ruth Fremson/New York Times)</ins>
Video Wave of Noe Valley opened in 1983, during the days of VHS and well before the proliferation of widescreen TVs, high definition and Netflix. (Jeffrey M. Anderson/Special to The Examiner)
Video Wave of Noe Valley opened in 1983, during the days of VHS and well before the proliferation of widescreen TVs, high definition and Netflix. (Jeffrey M. Anderson/Special to The Examiner)
As of Sept. 30, some 300 Muni transit operators were either unvaccinated or did not report their vaccination status. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA has over 600 unvaccinated employees. More than half are drivers

Operators need to get vaccinated by Nov. 1, or The City could face reduced service

As of Sept. 30, some 300 Muni transit operators were either unvaccinated or did not report their vaccination status. <ins>(Samantha Laurey/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Megan Rohrer, a transgender pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America working in San Francisco, was installed as a bishop in September. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

San Francisco’s first trans bishop is here to heal our spirit

Megan Rohrer’s tenure with the church has been long, winding and complicated

Megan Rohrer, a transgender pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America working in San Francisco, was installed as a bishop in September. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco Playhouse and the San Francisco Mime Troupe have joined forces to produce “The Great Khan,” about a Black teenage boy (Leon Jones, pictured with Brian Rivera) and his struggle to find his own identity. (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli/San Francisco Playhouse)

Live theater is back with a vengeance

A haunted house on steroids, an absurdist immigration comedy

San Francisco Playhouse and the San Francisco Mime Troupe have joined forces to produce “The Great Khan,” about a Black teenage boy (Leon Jones, pictured with Brian Rivera) and his struggle to find his own identity. (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli/San Francisco Playhouse)
An example of U.S. social housing is in San Francisco. Rent from the Lodge at the Presidio is paid to the Presidio Trust, a federal agency that uses revenue from the hotel to maintain the Presidio national park.<ins> (Kentyn Reynolds/New York Times)</ins>

Social housing is not just a smart, Euro way to provide apartments

It belongs in the same bipartisan category as Social Security and Medicare

  • Oct 4, 2021
An example of U.S. social housing is in San Francisco. Rent from the Lodge at the Presidio is paid to the Presidio Trust, a federal agency that uses revenue from the hotel to maintain the Presidio national park.<ins> (Kentyn Reynolds/New York Times)</ins>
The public has been able to learn about falcons for 15 years, thanks to a camera placed on a PG&E building in The City that’s being taken down Oct. 15. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Beloved falcon cam is getting turned off

By Olivia Wynkoop Bay City News Foundation Fifteen years after the cameras…

The public has been able to learn about falcons for 15 years, thanks to a camera placed on a PG&E building in The City that’s being taken down Oct. 15. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Nearly 300 SFPD officers are refusing to get vaccinated despite a city mandate for public employees.

COVID is a cop killer. Why are California police officers rejecting vaccines?

Anti-vaccine police officers risk public safety, unfit to serve in San Francisco

  • Oct 1, 2021
Nearly 300 SFPD officers are refusing to get vaccinated despite a city mandate for public employees.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says regulating his playing time has allowed him to recover and bounce back easier in his age 34 season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Buster Posey speaks: An exclusive interview

‘It’s incredible. I feel fortunate to be a part of it’

  • Oct 1, 2021
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey says regulating his playing time has allowed him to recover and bounce back easier in his age 34 season. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Mike Wiacek, center, founder and CEO of Stairwell, says raising venture capital in the Bay Area is much easier than elsewhere. <ins>(Courtesy Stairwell)</ins>
Mike Wiacek, center, founder and CEO of Stairwell, says raising venture capital in the Bay Area is much easier than elsewhere. (Courtesy Stairwell)

Relax, San Francisco: Startups are here to stay

Research shows a ‘network effect’ is still pulling together investors, entrepreneurs and tech workers

Mike Wiacek, center, founder and CEO of Stairwell, says raising venture capital in the Bay Area is much easier than elsewhere. <ins>(Courtesy Stairwell)</ins>
Mike Wiacek, center, founder and CEO of Stairwell, says raising venture capital in the Bay Area is much easier than elsewhere. (Courtesy Stairwell)
Assemblymember David Chiu, who was appointed San Francisco City Attorney on Wednesday, says he has been “focused on the fight for justice” his entire career.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

David Chiu speaks out about his new role at City Hall

‘Certain events have tarnished the reputation of our city’s government’

Assemblymember David Chiu, who was appointed San Francisco City Attorney on Wednesday, says he has been “focused on the fight for justice” his entire career.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
In announcing action taken against a man suspected of robbing and attacking Asians, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said, “We do not tolerate hate or violence in San Francisco.” (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)

Suspect accused of targeting Asian women faces charges, hate crime enhancements

SF DA’s office files charges in connection with six-month robbery spree

In announcing action taken against a man suspected of robbing and attacking Asians, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said, “We do not tolerate hate or violence in San Francisco.” (Kevin N. Hume/Examiner file)
From left, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Assemblymember David Chiu and outgoing City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Chiu’s appointment on Wednesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Mayor appoints Assemblymember David Chiu to replace outgoing city attorney

Former SF supervisor, a civil rights attorney, also worked in DA’s office

From left, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Assemblymember David Chiu and outgoing City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced Chiu’s appointment on Wednesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>