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San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)

Tips for summer learning

School’s out for the season, but educational activities continue

San Francisco Public Library’s Summer Stride is a learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. (Screenshot)
Grammy-winning R&B singer Ledisi opens the Stern Grove 2021 season on June 20. (Courtesy photo)

Stern Grove announces summer schedule: Returns live on June 20 with Ledisi

Tickets for season’s concerts must be reserved online in advance

Grammy-winning R&B singer Ledisi opens the Stern Grove 2021 season on June 20. (Courtesy photo)
Jeannine Suarez shows off a Derby jacket, beloved for its signature squiggly lined-lining. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

The Derby is back: Celebrating life and legacy of the iconic S.F. jacket

Jeannine Suarez greets satisfied customers at her store in the Haight

Jeannine Suarez shows off a Derby jacket, beloved for its signature squiggly lined-lining. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
A visit to the Blockbuster in Bend was a highlight of my vacation in Northern California and Oregon. <ins>(Instagram)</ins>

Sometimes I think about leaving San Francisco

Fun recent road trip confirms my love for The City

A visit to the Blockbuster in Bend was a highlight of my vacation in Northern California and Oregon. <ins>(Instagram)</ins>
In 2020, there were lots of condominiums for sale in San Francisco, but new listings in 2021 are significantly reduced. (Shutterstock)

Condo bargain hunters: you’re too late

After pandemic-related rush, inventory in The City is way down

In 2020, there were lots of condominiums for sale in San Francisco, but new listings in 2021 are significantly reduced. (Shutterstock)
“Sharks,” opening May 28 at the California Academy of Sciences, takes a comprehensive and innovative look at the diverse predators. (Courtesy Gayle Laird/California Academy of Sciences)

It’s springtime for sharks at Cal Academy

New exhibit showcases the diversity, dynamism of ocean predators

“Sharks,” opening May 28 at the California Academy of Sciences, takes a comprehensive and innovative look at the diverse predators. (Courtesy Gayle Laird/California Academy of Sciences)
A permanent supportive housing apartment building in the works in the South of Market Area is an example of the kind of project that should be developed with new city funding. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Good news for recovery: $68 million for affordable housing

Budget surplus offers money that can be allocated to acquire hundreds of units

A permanent supportive housing apartment building in the works in the South of Market Area is an example of the kind of project that should be developed with new city funding. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The late Ruach Graffis is beloved for helping cab drivers, labor organizing and dedication to social justice. <ins>(Facebook screenshot)</ins>

The great taxicab in the sky

Mentor Ruach Graffis led her life, and ended it, with dignity

The late Ruach Graffis is beloved for helping cab drivers, labor organizing and dedication to social justice. <ins>(Facebook screenshot)</ins>
The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir area of Yosemite National Park supplies San Francisco’s drinking water. 
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SF’s water supply could use leadership, not litigation

Solutions needed to keep taps and salmon running

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir area of Yosemite National Park supplies San Francisco’s drinking water. 
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A Muni M-Ocean View bus recently headed up West Portal Avenue; underground service on the route is not being scheduled to return this summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Let’s get loud about the future of Muni

We must demand transparency and a return to full service

A Muni M-Ocean View bus recently headed up West Portal Avenue; underground service on the route is not being scheduled to return this summer. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Housemates Pierce Smith, 81, and Ed Taylor, 27, enjoy living together in Smith’s home in the Inner Sunset, via a program called Home Match, which pairs seniors with people looking for an affordable place to live. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Housing creation with heart

Home Match links seniors with people who need an affordable place to live

Housemates Pierce Smith, 81, and Ed Taylor, 27, enjoy living together in Smith’s home in the Inner Sunset, via a program called Home Match, which pairs seniors with people looking for an affordable place to live. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD offers mental health support in May and year-round

Case management, nurses, check-ins, curriculum are dedicated to students’ wellness

All of San Francisco Unified School District high schools, including SF International High School, pictured on April 26, 2021, have Wellness Centers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Photojournalist and filmmaker Lou Dematteis is part of the team behind “Keeper of the Fire,” a documentary about poet Alejandro Murguía screening at the Roxie at 4:45 p.m. June 5 and online in June in SF DocFest. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Keeper of the Fire’ matches words with images

Filmmaker Lou Dematteis sheds light on poet Alejandro Murguía

Photojournalist and filmmaker Lou Dematteis is part of the team behind “Keeper of the Fire,” a documentary about poet Alejandro Murguía screening at the Roxie at 4:45 p.m. June 5 and online in June in SF DocFest. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
If a foxtail gets stuck in your animal’s ear, nose, throat or eye, it needs to be treated as an emergency. (Courtesy SPCA)

Foxtails and fleas are safety issues in summer

When pets are outdoors more, problems may pop up

If a foxtail gets stuck in your animal’s ear, nose, throat or eye, it needs to be treated as an emergency. (Courtesy SPCA)
Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)

New circus show coming to Club Fugazi

7 Fingers acrobats to appear in former home of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’

Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)
The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Stern Grove is coming back this year

84th outdoor music fest kicks off summer concert season on June 20

The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Sean San José, new artistic director at the Magic Theatre, has plans to work collaboratively. (Courtesy Joan Osato)

Bold new direction at Magic Theatre, Golden Thread

Sean San José, Sahar Assaf lead troupes telling diverse stories

Sean San José, new artistic director at the Magic Theatre, has plans to work collaboratively. (Courtesy Joan Osato)
International Bird Rescue helped save Bay Area birds that were contaminated by mysterious goo in 2015. <ins>(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

International Bird Rescue marks 50 years of wildlife protection

Group established in wake of massive oil spill continues essential rehabilitation, research

International Bird Rescue helped save Bay Area birds that were contaminated by mysterious goo in 2015. <ins>(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)

‘Psychopomp’ a magical, meditative walk through McLaren Park

We Players’ live show takes theatergoers on enchanting journey

Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)
Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD salutes classified workers

Secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers and others are essential in making schools work for kids

Meal servers are among the many workers whose contributions help San Francisco Unified School District students. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)