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Under a measure that could be placed on the November ballot, The City would take back responsibility for maintaining all street trees in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF may reclaim responsibility for urban forest

San Francisco’s urban forest is in crisis, but a solution is in…

Under a measure that could be placed on the November ballot, The City would take back responsibility for maintaining all street trees in San Francisco. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)

Proposed SF sales tax hike would reduce consumer spending by $154M, report finds

A proposed sales tax hike that could go before San Francisco voters…

A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)
A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0

SF grants density bonuses to affordable housing developments

After weeks of political wrangling, San Francisco on Tuesday granted a 30-foot…

A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the…

City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jane Kim holds her phone up to show the Pokemon Go app at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, July 12, 2016. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

State Senate candidate Jane Kim ‘challenges’ Scott Wiener to Pokemon Go – and he agrees

San Francisco’s political battle of the year just took a decidedly nerdy…

Jane Kim holds her phone up to show the Pokemon Go app at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, July 12, 2016. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Tempers flare over homeless tent encampment ballot measure

San Francisco suddenly finds itself sharply divided over whether to place on…

A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing that victims of fire be given preference as “displaced tenants” in the affordable housing lottery. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Getting fire victims into affordable housing

Tenants can be displaced by fire for days or weeks or months.…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is proposing that victims of fire be given preference as “displaced tenants” in the affordable housing lottery. (Laura Dudnick/S.F. Examiner file photo)
S.F. Examiner file photo

Supporters hope to keep second SF soda tax from going flat

San Francisco soda tax supporters are hoping round two of an effort…

S.F. Examiner file photo
Teachers, students and supporters of City College gather signatures on the steps of San Francisco City Hall during a rally calling for higher wages and free college.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF may return to being free after three decades

City College of San Francisco was last free in 1983. Now, three…

Teachers, students and supporters of City College gather signatures on the steps of San Francisco City Hall during a rally calling for higher wages and free college.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Senate hopefuls Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) and Supervisor Jane Kim at their separate election parties in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Rachael Garner, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Jane Kim becomes vote leader in state Senate primary

Supervisor Jane Kim took the lead among San Francisco and San Mateo…

Senate hopefuls Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) and Supervisor Jane Kim at their separate election parties in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Rachael Garner, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kim trailing Wiener by fewer than 300 votes in heated Senate race

With thousands more ballots still left to count, Supervisor Jane Kim has…

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Senate candidates Supervisor Scott Wiener, left, and Supervisor Jane Kim photographed May 16, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Kim edges ahead of Wiener with SF votes in heated state Senate race

Showing just how close the state Senate race is, Supervisor Jane Kim…

Senate candidates Supervisor Scott Wiener, left, and Supervisor Jane Kim photographed May 16, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A San Francisco police officer walks down Market Street wearing a rainbow-colored sash while patrolling the Pride Parade. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Police to beef up security for SF Pride parade in wake of mass shooting

Officials plan to beef up law enforcement presence at San Francisco’s 46th…

A San Francisco police officer walks down Market Street wearing a rainbow-colored sash while patrolling the Pride Parade. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

LGBT Latinos forgotten in Orlando vigil planning; Democrats pull desperate move

Fifty people are dead following the country’s bloodiest shooting. On Sunday, San…

A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Vigil planned Sunday night in SF to honor victims of Florida mass shooting

A vigil is planned Sunday night at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza…

Senate hopefuls Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) and Supervisor Jane Kim at their separate election parties in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Rachael Garner, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

71K SF ballots remain uncounted in June primary

Supervisor Scott Wiener retained his narrow lead over Supervisor Jane Kim in…

Senate hopefuls Supervisor Scott Wiener (left) and Supervisor Jane Kim at their separate election parties in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Rachael Garner, Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Wiener takes narrow lead over Kim in race for state Senate

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim have advanced to face off against…

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Waves rise above a staircase as they hit the sea wall along the Embarcadero pier in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Measure AA would restore vital wetlands; Prop. E expands paid sick leave

Measure AA San Francisco’s Bay is polluted, its wetlands are deteriorating and…

Waves rise above a staircase as they hit the sea wall along the Embarcadero pier in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Large groups lounge on the lawn of San Francisco's Dolores Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Lawn reservation system at Dolores Park suspended after public outcry

Following a public outcry, Recreation and Park officials Tuesday suspended a permit…

Large groups lounge on the lawn of San Francisco's Dolores Park. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kim, Wiener focus on stark contrasts in bid for state Senate

For months, supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim have sought to highlight…

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)