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San Francisco human rights pioneer and diplomat James Hormel, pictured in 2001, died Aug. 13 at age 88. 
Paul Hosefros/New York Times file

Remembering James Hormel

SF activist, philanthropist was first openly gay U.S. ambassador

San Francisco human rights pioneer and diplomat James Hormel, pictured in 2001, died Aug. 13 at age 88. 
Paul Hosefros/New York Times file
Former Nob Hill Gazette Publisher Lois Lehrman

Lois Lehrman, former Nob Hill Gazette publisher, dies

By Catherine Bigelow Lois Lehrman, 89, the dynamic former San Francisco publisher-owner…

  • Aug 15, 2021
Former Nob Hill Gazette Publisher Lois Lehrman
San Francisco will miss Janice Mirikitani, left, Jean Feilmoser, center, and Terry Collins, whose activism and community spirit reverberated beyond The City. <ins>(Courtesy photos)</ins>
San Francisco will miss Janice Mirikitani, left, Jean Feilmoser, center, and Terry Collins, whose activism and community spirit reverberated beyond The City. (Courtesy photos)

Guided by voices: Remembering the lives of Janice Mirikitani, Terry Collins and San Franciscans passed on

‘It’s the people of true revolutionary commitment…who are responsible for the culture of The City’

San Francisco will miss Janice Mirikitani, left, Jean Feilmoser, center, and Terry Collins, whose activism and community spirit reverberated beyond The City. <ins>(Courtesy photos)</ins>
San Francisco will miss Janice Mirikitani, left, Jean Feilmoser, center, and Terry Collins, whose activism and community spirit reverberated beyond The City. (Courtesy photos)
The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s new campaign is aimed a reaching people in neighborhoods most affected by COVID, including the Bayview; the interior of a vaccination site in the area is pictured in February. (Bay City News)

SF launches new campaign to reach residents not yet vaccinated

Although San Francisco continues to have one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination…

The San Francisco Department of Public Health’s new campaign is aimed a reaching people in neighborhoods most affected by COVID, including the Bayview; the interior of a vaccination site in the area is pictured in February. (Bay City News)
Pianist Samantha Cho appears on Aug. 15 at Old First Concerts in The City in a program of works by Brahms, Gubaidulina, Mozart and Scarlatti. (Courtesy Samantha Cho)

Old First Concerts welcomes back pianist Samantha Cho

Virtuoso enjoys ‘heightened’ feelings of hybrid performances

Pianist Samantha Cho appears on Aug. 15 at Old First Concerts in The City in a program of works by Brahms, Gubaidulina, Mozart and Scarlatti. (Courtesy Samantha Cho)
Officials are trying to identify a woman with a plate of meat on Bernal Hill believed to be illegally feeding a coyote. (Courtesy San Francisco Animal Care & Control)

Animal Control seeks woman illegally feeding a coyote in SF

San Francisco Animal Care & Control on Wednesday reminded residents to avoid…

Officials are trying to identify a woman with a plate of meat on Bernal Hill believed to be illegally feeding a coyote. (Courtesy San Francisco Animal Care & Control)
Sanchez Street, near 24th Street, is among The City’s roadways that will become a perrmanent Slow Street.<ins> (Jordi Molina/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Do San Franciscans want to live in homes on Slow Streets?

Real estate values may rise, along with traffic on nearby roads

Sanchez Street, near 24th Street, is among The City’s roadways that will become a perrmanent Slow Street.<ins> (Jordi Molina/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Singer Paula West appears in residency at Hotel Nikko this month backed by Adam Shulman on piano, Ed Cherry on guitar, and Jerome Jennings on drums. (Courtesy James Barry Knox Photography)

Paula West opens new room at Hotel Nikko

SF vocal great returns to in-person performance

Singer Paula West appears in residency at Hotel Nikko this month backed by Adam Shulman on piano, Ed Cherry on guitar, and Jerome Jennings on drums. (Courtesy James Barry Knox Photography)
San Francisco Symphony’s former music director Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from scheduled concerts in October to recover from surgery. (Courtesy Brendan Patoc)
San Francisco Symphony’s former music director Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from scheduled concerts in October to recover from surgery. (Courtesy Brendan Patoc)
Former San Franciscan Gregg Turkington brings his alter ego, gauche comic Neil Hamburger, to The City this week. (Courtesy Simone Turkington)
Former San Franciscan Gregg Turkington brings his alter ego, gauche comic Neil Hamburger, to The City this week. (Courtesy Simone Turkington)
A coalition of community members dedicated to improving The City’s tree canopy recently planted saplings in the Mission. 
Courtesy Ben 
Carlson/Friends of the Urban Forest

Mission residents go out on a limb to welcome 150 new trees

A community greening effort in the Mission is taking root. Last Thursday,…

A coalition of community members dedicated to improving The City’s tree canopy recently planted saplings in the Mission. 
Courtesy Ben 
Carlson/Friends of the Urban Forest
In his extensive filming of The City during the pandemic, Eric Goodfield said he has been “observing how the environment affects the behavior of people.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Filmmaker Eric Goodfield fixes lens on SF’s COVID days

140 days of shooting in The City made for ‘greatest adventure’

In his extensive filming of The City during the pandemic, Eric Goodfield said he has been “observing how the environment affects the behavior of people.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Linda Rui Feng’s debut novel deftly describes the huge emotional impact of China’s Cultural Revolution on immigrants to America. (Author photo courtesy Lisa Sakulensky)
Linda Rui Feng’s debut novel deftly describes the huge emotional impact of China’s Cultural Revolution on immigrants to America. (Author photo courtesy Lisa Sakulensky)
Photorgrapher Rick Gerharter’s “ACT NICE, OR ELSE! The Unity March” from June 23, 1990 is among the images in the San Francisco Public Library’s exhibition about the sixth International Conference on AIDS. <ins>(Courtesy Rick Gerharter)</ins>

1990s AIDS activism in spotlight at SF library

Exhibition recalls demonstrations, disruption of international conference in The City

Photorgrapher Rick Gerharter’s “ACT NICE, OR ELSE! The Unity March” from June 23, 1990 is among the images in the San Francisco Public Library’s exhibition about the sixth International Conference on AIDS. <ins>(Courtesy Rick Gerharter)</ins>
Demand for housing in San Francisco, despite high prices and economic effects of the pandemic, continues.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2020)</ins>

Talking about inventory in unprecedented times

Traditional market indicators may not always be what they seem

Demand for housing in San Francisco, despite high prices and economic effects of the pandemic, continues.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2020)</ins>
Chad Neuman, new culinary director of Chase Center, introduced new Asian-inspired menu items on July 26, 2021. (Courtesty Chase Center)

Chad Neuman heads up Chase Center dining

Arena uniquely serving from-scratch food for diverse palates

Chad Neuman, new culinary director of Chase Center, introduced new Asian-inspired menu items on July 26, 2021. (Courtesty Chase Center)
Bassist-composer Sascha Jacobsen is at the helm of the tango nuevo band Los Tangueros del Oeste. (Courtesy photo)

S.F. tango nuevo band melds modern, classic sounds

Pandemic spurs virtual collaboration on ‘Alma Vieja’

  • Jul 25, 2021
Bassist-composer Sascha Jacobsen is at the helm of the tango nuevo band Los Tangueros del Oeste. (Courtesy photo)
Some people, including folks in West Portal on July 20, have stopped wearing masks, particularly if they’re outdoors — but others haven’t. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

California lifts mask mandate — but what does it mean?

Vaccinated folks aren’t legally required to keep covered, but it’s a good idea for safety

Some people, including folks in West Portal on July 20, have stopped wearing masks, particularly if they’re outdoors — but others haven’t. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
John Doe appears with X at Stern Grove this weekend. <ins>(Courtesy Autumn De Wilde)</ins>

X’s John Doe stays on point during COVID

Punk pioneer releases 2020 album, plays solo, maintains acting career

John Doe appears with X at Stern Grove this weekend. <ins>(Courtesy Autumn De Wilde)</ins>
Despite Californians’ efforts to stop using plastic, bags, straws and other items continue to pollute the landscape. (Shutterstock)

Time to dump harmful plastic production

Policymakers, legislators must reduce the product at source

Despite Californians’ efforts to stop using plastic, bags, straws and other items continue to pollute the landscape. (Shutterstock)