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Many San Francisco residents lack reliable access to the internet use a mobile device such as a cell phone as their primary form of access to online services. (Shutterstock)

SF struggles to make city services accessible on mobile devices

The pandemic has underscored the need at City Hall to make its…

(Examiner file photo)

Charter amendment effort would replace elected school board with appointed body

Critics of the San Francisco Unified School District board on Monday formally…

Jill Bonny, owner of Studio Kazoku tattoo parlor in the Haight, tattoos client Lam Vo on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

No one was fighting for tattoo artists, so they started advocating for themselves

Jill Bonny has been tattooing in the Bay Area since 2000. Four…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Ferry agency may lower fares, increase service to encourage riders to return

The agency that operates the San Francisco Bay Ferry service has proposed…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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SF orders COVID-19 testing for jail workers after outbreak among sheriff staff

San Francisco health officials are ordering mandatory COVID-19 testing for anyone working…

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San Francisco police are looking for this truck, which they say may have been involved in a fatal collision in the Outer Mission. (Courtesy SFPD)

Police seeking truck in collision that killed elderly pedestrian Tuesday

Police in San Francisco are asking the public for help finding a…

San Francisco police are looking for this truck, which they say may have been involved in a fatal collision in the Outer Mission. (Courtesy SFPD)
Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City breaks ground on supportive housing project in “Hub” neighborhood

City officials broke ground Thursday on a supportive housing project that is…

Mayor London Breed speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for an affordable housing complex at the former Plumbers Union building at 53 Colton St. on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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>
Derick Almena (Courtesy photo)

Ghost Ship defendant Almena to serve remainder of sentence in home confinement

The master tenant of the Ghost Ship warehouse that caught fire and…

Derick Almena (Courtesy photo)
Cashiers and other store employees at larger chains could see an increase in pay under proposed legislation. (Shutterstock)

Hazard pay for drug and grocery store employees wins backing

Smaller local chains object to inclusion in measure

Cashiers and other store employees at larger chains could see an increase in pay under proposed legislation. (Shutterstock)
Howard Golden places an order with server Dragos Pintlie at John’s Grill as indoor dining resumes on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Food services industry sees significant drop in employment opportunities

San Francisco’s job market has contracted sharply over the past year in…

Howard Golden places an order with server Dragos Pintlie at John’s Grill as indoor dining resumes on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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SF distributes vaccine priority codes to city schools

San Francisco has received its first vaccine priority access codes from the…

San Francisco school teachers and staff will be able to get vaccinations without delay with the recent distribution of priority codes. 
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Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD reopening plans still leave out most secondary students

SFUSD announces April return to in-person learning after reaching contract deal with teachers

Dr. Vincent Matthews, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on Monday said “We truly wish we could return to in-person learning for everyone.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Some SFUSD families prefer distance learning

Health issues, classroom uncertainties among reasons for staying home

José Victor Luna and Maria Anabella Ochoa, who cite health reasons for continuing distance learning, say they have been enjoying walking in Golden Gate Park with their daughters Jazmin, a first grader, and Jessica, a third grader. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco police traffic officers are looking into the death of a pedestrian who apparently was struck as she was crossing the street. (Courtesy photo)

Elderly woman struck and killed by driver of vehicle

Preliminary investigation suggests driver hit her while she was in the street, according to SFPD

San Francisco police traffic officers are looking into the death of a pedestrian who apparently was struck as she was crossing the street. (Courtesy photo)
The San Francisco Police Department released body camera footage of the alleged assault on Dacari Spiers. (Via SFPD Body Cam)

SF police officer to stand trial for assault over baton beating

A San Francisco police officer who prosecutors say unnecessarily beat a man…

The San Francisco Police Department released body camera footage of the alleged assault on Dacari Spiers. (Via SFPD Body Cam)
In announcing the upcoming return of The City’s iconic tourist attraction, Mayor London Breed said, “Now you know we are not San Francisco without cable cars.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Streetcars and cable cars to return later this year

F-line coming back in May, while Powell/Hyde will be restored in the Fall

In announcing the upcoming return of The City’s iconic tourist attraction, Mayor London Breed said, “Now you know we are not San Francisco without cable cars.” <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD sets April reopening date after reaching tentative agreement with teachers union

San Francisco Unified School District has set April 12 as its reopening…

Superintendent Vincent Matthews said some students and families who want to return will not be able to do so at this time. “We truly wish we could reopen schools for everyone,” he said. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFPD San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested in June Tenderloin shooting

San Francisco Police have arrested a suspect in a June Tenderloin shooting…

SFPD San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City supervisors are calling for an expansion of free summer programs for elementary age kids. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors urge city to provide free summer programs for all SFUSD students

San Francisco supervisors on Monday announced a proposal to expand summer programs…

City supervisors are calling for an expansion of free summer programs for elementary age kids. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)