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School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)

Social workers make important contributions to schools

Mental health professionals support students in myriad ways

School social workers have played an important role in students’ education particularly during the pandemic. (Shutterstock)
The SFArtsED Players, including, from left, Kiera Gerstley, Solveig O’Neill, Tyler Winslow, Christopher Napolitano-Mehlhorn, Kyomi DallsKidd and Jayden Tamboury, appear in virtual performances of “Once Upon a Mattress” March 18 and 20 in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary season. (Courtesy Pete Belkin/San Francisco Arts Education Project)

Youth group presents virtual ‘Mattress’ for 20th anniversary show

SFArtsED Players appear in fairy-tale musical comedy at the drive-in

The SFArtsED Players, including, from left, Kiera Gerstley, Solveig O’Neill, Tyler Winslow, Christopher Napolitano-Mehlhorn, Kyomi DallsKidd and Jayden Tamboury, appear in virtual performances of “Once Upon a Mattress” March 18 and 20 in celebration of the company’s 20th anniversary season. (Courtesy Pete Belkin/San Francisco Arts Education Project)
Teacher and activist Benjamin Bac Sierra is the author of “Pura Neta,” a novel about life in San Francisco’s Mission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Benjamin Bac Sierra: From San Pancho with amor

Former street kid spreads love with teaching, writing, activism

Teacher and activist Benjamin Bac Sierra is the author of “Pura Neta,” a novel about life in San Francisco’s Mission. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SPCA Veterinary Hospitals are ready to treat animals that have ingested something toxic.<ins></ins>

Keep poisonous products out of your pet’s reach

Human medications, certain foods are hazardous to cats and dogs

SPCA Veterinary Hospitals are ready to treat animals that have ingested something toxic.<ins></ins>
Colman Domingo is special guest at the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2021 virtual fundraiser on March 13. 
Courtesy Danny Clinch

Colman Domingo recalls inspirational years in The City

Screen and stage actor, director, producer and writer joins SF Mime Troupe benefit

Colman Domingo is special guest at the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2021 virtual fundraiser on March 13. 
Courtesy Danny Clinch
Dan Horne Band plays The Chapel on March 14. (Courtesy BG)

SF music clubs begin reopening, but still fight to stay in business

Owners continue to rely on fundraising, creative programming as restrictions loosen

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Dan Horne Band plays The Chapel on March 14. (Courtesy BG)
National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)

SFUSD celebrates National School Breakfast Week

District families can get breakfasts free at Grab & Go sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays

National School Breakfast Week can be observed from the safety of students’ homes. (Shutterstock)
Christopher Gee bakes sourdough two days each week for satisfied customers who pre-order the bread.<ins> (Courtesy William Gee)</ins>

SF teens start successful pandemic-era businesses

Richmond kids sell homemade sourdough, wash cars

Christopher Gee bakes sourdough two days each week for satisfied customers who pre-order the bread.<ins> (Courtesy William Gee)</ins>
COVID restrictions have prompted a benefit or two, such as empty streets in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Taking the scenic route through a pandemic

Streets of San Francisco are pleasantly free of traffic

COVID restrictions have prompted a benefit or two, such as empty streets in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco workers who are members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers are calling for The City’s retirement board system to stop investing in Chevron. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

SF should step up efforts to divest from fossil fuels

Retirement fund continues to include big oil companies

San Francisco workers who are members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers are calling for The City’s retirement board system to stop investing in Chevron. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>

Rev. Roland Gordon preaches love in action

Pastor promotes peace, hope through art and prayer

Rev. Roland Gordon shows “The Great Cloud of Witnesses” collage mural at the Ingleside Presbyterian Church, which he began building in 1980.<ins> (</ins>
California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)

California could receive 380K doses of new J&J COVID vaccine next week

California could receive 380,300 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine…

California is set to receive supplies of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is still under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Courtesy photo)
It’s great to be in San Francisco, where residents are happy to be and looking forward to days ahead. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

I’m finally hopeful about the future of San Francisco

For those of us still here, it’s a brand-new day

It’s great to be in San Francisco, where residents are happy to be and looking forward to days ahead. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Embarcadero Plaza near San Francisco’s waterfront previously was named Justin Herman Plaza.<ins> (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner file)</ins>

Where the streets have more than one name

Welcome changes on roads, schools reflect goals for diversity, equality

Embarcadero Plaza near San Francisco’s waterfront previously was named Justin Herman Plaza.<ins> (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner file)</ins>
While health officials say COVID-19 isn’t spread through the use of bulk foods and reusable containers, there continues to be a reliance on wasteful disposables. (Shutterstock)

Bulk shopping is back, and that’s a good thing

Self-service is safe, but sustainability still elusive during pandemic

While health officials say COVID-19 isn’t spread through the use of bulk foods and reusable containers, there continues to be a reliance on wasteful disposables. (Shutterstock)
Leticia Duarte, left, and Michelle Narrivato appeared in a Creative Corps production of “The Two Fridas” in Washington Square Park.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
Leticia Duarte, left, and Michelle Narrivato appeared in a Creative Corps production of “The Two Fridas” in Washington Square Park.<ins> (Courtesy photo)</ins>
The recent great weather had us meeting friends and strangers out and about San Francisco, including a stop in Washington Square. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

This town still has heart

Optimism in the air as The City opens up again

The recent great weather had us meeting friends and strangers out and about San Francisco, including a stop in Washington Square. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Year of the Ox meets the year of Covid

Lunar New Year traditions change and adapt to difficult times

A sign for the Year of the Ox hangs at the corner of Stockton and Clay streets in Chinatown during a subdued holiday season. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)

SFUSD counselors assist students in many ways

Staffers offer academic and social support as well as college and career planning help

Staffers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s Office of Counseling and Post-Secondary Success have adapted to virtual connections with students during the pandemic. (SFUSD Screenshot)
Analysis indicates that tech workers are moving from San Francisco to Texas, Nevada, Washington, or, in California, to Sacramento. (Courtesy sf.citi.org)
Analysis indicates that tech workers are moving from San Francisco to Texas, Nevada, Washington, or, in California, to Sacramento. (Courtesy sf.citi.org)