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San Francisco’s live music clubs have been closed for more than a year. (Twitter screenshot)

S.F. venue recovery fund begins accepting grant applications

Top chefs serving meals for behind-the-scenes live entertainment workers

San Francisco’s live music clubs have been closed for more than a year. (Twitter screenshot)
Dr. Stephen Gamboa, pictured with his family, says keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free is crucial for public health. (Courtesy photo)

Safe streets have emptied my emergency department — we should keep them

By Dr. Stephen Gamboa I was at my church picnic in Golden…

Dr. Stephen Gamboa, pictured with his family, says keeping John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free is crucial for public health. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)

April is School Library Month

In the past year, school librarians have shifted roles to meet students’ distance learning needs

The San Francisco Public Library is working with San Francisco Unified School District to connect students with books and other materials. (Shutterstock)
If you pet is destroying objects, offer him a long-lasting chew toy or food dispensing toy. (Courtesy SPCA)

Preventing separation anxiety after shelter-in-place

Training will help keep your pet mentally stimulated

If you pet is destroying objects, offer him a long-lasting chew toy or food dispensing toy. (Courtesy SPCA)
San Francisco Unified School District opened some classrooms this week, including Bryant Elementary School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD must stay focused on full, five-day reopening

By Jenny Lam This week I greeted students at Bret Harte Elementary…

San Francisco Unified School District opened some classrooms this week, including Bryant Elementary School. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)

Home run tracker, with roots at Candlestick Park, marks 30 years

When Giants first baseman Brandon Belt slugged a solo home run in…

Syd Mandelbaum created the home run tracker, which revolutionized statistics in major league sports. (Courtesy photo)
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five things to know about getting back to in-person learning

Timely tips for SFUSD students returning to classrooms

  • Apr 9, 2021
Students returning to classrooms on April 12 should be prepared for open windows and a socially distanced setup. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

I love drinking outdoors

Now’s the time to update California’s laws about alcohol consumption

It would be good for The City’s businesses if a person taking a break in a parklet could legally have a drink. <ins>(S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)

New beginnings for SFUSD students

Youngsters returning to classrooms and those continuing distance learning can reach full potential

Students returning to San Francisco Unified School District classrooms are invited to get online updates with guidelines. (SFUSD screenshot)
San Francisco couture designer Colleen Quen, pictured on the balcony of her studio, says she’s scaled down business since the pandemic hit. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

What will become of San Francisco’s high fashion?

A conversation with four multitalented Bay Area designers

San Francisco couture designer Colleen Quen, pictured on the balcony of her studio, says she’s scaled down business since the pandemic hit. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Free Muni service is not simply good for riders, it also would improve San Francisco’s economy by helping employees and customers get to storefronts and workplaces. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now is a great time to pilot Free Muni

By Dean Preston Transit ridership is at a historic low, fare revenue…

Free Muni service is not simply good for riders, it also would improve San Francisco’s economy by helping employees and customers get to storefronts and workplaces. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants eager to prove they are again contenders

Some expect success from team that won three World Series titles not too long ago

San Francisco Giants center fielder Mauricio Dubon high-fived third base coach Ron Wotus as he celebrated hitting a three-run homer against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on Sept. 23, 2020. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden Gate Park advocate David Miles, right, and his family are among those who enjoy having no car traffic on John F. Kennedy Drive. (Courtesy photo)

My 40+ year fight with SF museums over street safety in Golden Gate Park

By David Miles I was in Golden Gate Park this weekend with…

Golden Gate Park advocate David Miles, right, and his family are among those who enjoy having no car traffic on John F. Kennedy Drive. (Courtesy photo)
Circus Camp at the Circus Center teaches arial stunts and tumbling, Courtesy of Fernando Gambaroni

Kids camps open up for summer fun, learning

Programs especially welcome following year of being shut in

Circus Camp at the Circus Center teaches arial stunts and tumbling, Courtesy of Fernando Gambaroni
St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)

St. Ignatius retains Gil Haskell Trophy, shuts out Riordan for third straight year

Team prevails with 42-0 win in opening game of truncated spring season

St. Ignatius captains Pete Quill, Daniel Lombardi, Siaki Gallegos-Hunkin, Duke Reeder and Seta Netane pose with the Gil Haskell Trophy after a 42-0 victory over Riordan. (Ethan Kassel/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Some advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and those with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Closing JFK Drive is recreational redlining

The history of redlining in America has impacted communities of color for…

Some advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and those with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park.
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
Advocates say that closing John F. Kennedy Drive to cars denies people of color and with disabilities equal access to Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
It’ll be great to be able to dine again at favorite restaurants, like Sotto Mare in North Beach. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

What I fantasize about doing once I get my vaccine

I’ll be getting married, eating out, hugging friends and traveling, for starters

It’ll be great to be able to dine again at favorite restaurants, like Sotto Mare in North Beach. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
SF Pride organizers announced 2021 plans, which include in-person gatherings with safety protocols in place. <ins>(Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

SF Pride 2021 to include in-person festivities

But parade, Civic Center celebration still on hold due to COVID

SF Pride organizers announced 2021 plans, which include in-person gatherings with safety protocols in place. <ins>(Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)

SB 271 would bring meaningful reform to sheriffs’ offices

By Ross Mirkarimi Let the people run for sheriff! It was once…

Senate Bill 271 would remove a requirement that California’s elected sheriffs have a law enforcement background certified by State Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Shutterstock)
Some have raised objections to a plan to remove a Monterey cypress tree in the median on Geary Boulevard in Japantown. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF needs plan to protect trees and one agency in charge

Transit planners want to remove a Monterey cypress on Geary against the public’s will

Some have raised objections to a plan to remove a Monterey cypress tree in the median on Geary Boulevard in Japantown. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)