Scott Wiener

Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)

Dealing with a sudden loss

It’s always hard to deal with death. But when it comes suddenly…

Sergio Klor de Alva, right, is seen with supervisorial candidate Joel Engardio. Klor de Alva died April 25 in a car accident on Highway 1 just south of Devil’s Slide near Pacifica. (Courtesy Joel Engardio)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco approved a $260 million bailout of the major Transbay transportation…

The multibillion-dollar Transbay Transit Center received a $260 million boost from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF to bail out Transbay project after costs nearly double

San Francisco’s major Transbay transportation and development project has nearly doubled in…

Costs for the Transbay transportation and development project have nearly doubled since 2008. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Crime in San Francisco cannot be properly addressed by hiring more police officers and throwing money at the problem. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

You can get tough, I’m going to get smart

Monday’s coverage in The New York Times of what they call San…

Crime in San Francisco cannot be properly addressed by hiring more police officers and throwing money at the problem. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF approves affordable housing development boost

San Francisco approved a change Tuesday to policy that will boost affordable…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Supervisors make big environmental moves

Thank you, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The City has passed and…

The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF pushing changes to affordable housing requirements, short-term rental rules

Ushering in a new era of housing policy, San Francisco has proposed…

Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A proposed ordinance from Supervisor Scott Wiener would require a significant portion of the roof area on new buildings in San Francisco be used for solar power. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Leading the way on solar energy

In the war against climate change, no resource must go to waste.…

A proposed ordinance from Supervisor Scott Wiener would require a significant portion of the roof area on new buildings in San Francisco be used for solar power. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Photo courtesy Exploratorium

SF to require rooftop solar installations on new buildings

San Francisco became Tuesday the first large city in California to mandate…

Photo courtesy Exploratorium
A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless advocacy begins with listening

Last week was awful, in that gut-wrenching, sick-to-your-stomach kind of way. Midweek…

A woman memorializes Luis Gongora, who was fatally shot by San Francisco police on April 7, outside of a town hall meeting at the Laborers Internationl Union building in the Mission on Wednesday, April 13. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee plans to eliminate tents as shelter option for homeless in SF

Mayor Ed Lee’s vow to rid San Francisco of tents used by…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kim Turner and daughter Adelaide Turner Winn, 2, attend a news conference in support of paid parental leave rights at City Hall before the Board of Supervisors voted on Supervisor Wiener’s paid parental leave ordinance Tuesday April 5, 2016. The legislation will make San Francisco the first city in the country to require fully paid parental leave for employees. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF mandates up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave

San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to allow new…

Kim Turner and daughter Adelaide Turner Winn, 2, attend a news conference in support of paid parental leave rights at City Hall before the Board of Supervisors voted on Supervisor Wiener’s paid parental leave ordinance Tuesday April 5, 2016. The legislation will make San Francisco the first city in the country to require fully paid parental leave for employees. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a proposal to increase the amount of paid family leave for working parents in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Businesses denounce family leave plan

Just a week before San Francisco could become the first city in…

Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a proposal to increase the amount of paid family leave for working parents in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)

San Francisco businesses face paid parental leave mandate

San Francisco’s working parents could start bonding more with their new children…

Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)
Legislation introduced Tuesday by Supervisor Scott Wiener aims to

SF law would make it harder for bad contractors to win new contracts

Contractors who perform poorly on city projects in San Francisco could soon…

Legislation introduced Tuesday by Supervisor Scott Wiener aims to
An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21; voters to decide affordable housing requirements

San Francisco became the first major California city Tuesday to raise the…

An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Beware of Scott Wiener, ‘The Machine’

He is relentless. Seldom sleeping, seldom stopping. In his senate race, Supervisor…

Supervisor Scott Wiener has been masterfully preparing for his upcoming senate race. (Anna Latino/2013 S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators block a Facebook and Yahoo bus at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets bringing awareness to wealth inequality in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: S.F.’s tech shuttle deal yields progress

San Francisco must promote efficient and robust public transportation options. In today’s…

Demonstrators block a Facebook and Yahoo bus at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets bringing awareness to wealth inequality in San Francisco on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves changes to tech commuter shuttle program

San Francisco’s transit agency agreed to modify the commuter shuttle program Tuesday,…

Noe Valley resident Kathy Lipscomb talks during public comment at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors meeting before they approved changes to the commuter shuttle program. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)