The City

Bill Belichick looks at quarterback Cam Newton on the Patriots sideline. (Nick O’Malley via Tribune News Service)

San Francisco dominates Patriots in signature performance

Who could have seen this one coming? The 49ers, who have been…

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

New police unit launched to fight hate crimes

SFPD Community Liaison Unit seeks to build trust with community and prevent prejudice-based crimes

The Hotel Diva in the Tenderloin will be purchased for permanent supportive housing in San Francisco using state Project Homekey funds. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to purchase second hotel site to house the homeless under the state’s Project Homekey program

San Francisco was awarded more funding Friday to purchase a second hotel…

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

Muni bus hits, injures cyclist

A collision involving a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus on Friday afternoon…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A union representing nurses allege that city hospitals and clinics are routinely and systemically understaffed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nurses sue city health department over understaffing, unpaid overtime

Nurses employed by the city of San Francisco on Thursday announced they’ve…

A union representing nurses allege that city hospitals and clinics are routinely and systemically understaffed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)

Cap on food delivery app fees may remain until indoor dining allowed at full capacity

Proposal seen as financial relief for restaurants struggling in pandemic

City officials argue that the dominance of a few third-party delivery services gives them disproportionate leverage against restaurants. (Courtesy photo)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Worst case scenario for BART budget could include severe service and staffing cuts

But rail agency will first try 7-Point Plan to mitigate financial shortfalls

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
People line up to drop off their ballots at the Voting Center at Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF turnout high so far in early voting

With exactly 13 days remaining before Election Day, San Francisco voters had…

People line up to drop off their ballots at the Voting Center at Civic Center on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner

Proposed advisory body would create plan for slavery reparations

First draft would be due within 18 months

Supervisor Shamann Walton, pictured at a June rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police, introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a 15-member advisory board charged with creating a plan for reparations. 
Kevin N. Hume/
S.F. Examiner
School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)

Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>

Bay Area transit has big hopes for a Biden administration

The best chance for local agencies to get relief may be a change in federal leadership

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have taken different approaches to transit and infrastructure funding. <ins>(Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)</ins>
BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A Muni-inspired prop bus stands near Ghirardelli Square as Marvel Studios films scenes for its upcoming movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Marvel Superhero film now shooting in San Francisco

It’s the first feature film to return to The City since the pandemic

A Muni-inspired prop bus stands near Ghirardelli Square as Marvel Studios films scenes for its upcoming movie, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
San Francisco has failed to reduce traffic deaths enough to meet its Vision Zero goal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco not on track to meet Vision Zero goals by 2024

Hamstrung by state laws, dwindling budget and limited resources, SFMTA tries to chart path forward

San Francisco has failed to reduce traffic deaths enough to meet its Vision Zero goal. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors want to require safe sleeping sites to accommodate every homeless person

At least two supervisors want to mandate The City provide safe sleeping…

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer speaks at a news conference alongside Supervisor Rafael Mandelman where they announced legislation that would establish a Safe Sleeping Sites Program for unsheltered people outside the first Safe Sleeping Village at Civic Center on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supes pass legislation to increase penalties for sideshow drivers

San Francisco is clamping down on the dangerous sideshow driving craze that…

Tire tracks were visible at Mission and Ruth streets after a sideshow in the area on Sept. 7 that ended in a fatal shooting. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chinatown voting station to help SRO residents make their voices heard

In a bid to boost voting access for single-room-occupancy tenants in Chinatown,…

A voting station will be open in Portsmouth Square in Chinatown from Oct. 31 until Nov. 3 to let residents drop off ballots and provide assistance to SRO residents. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lyft driver Al Aloudi and other drivers protest for better wages outside the Omni Hotel, where executives reportedly were meeting with investors ahead of the company’s initial public offering, on March 25. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lyft driver Al Aloudi and other drivers protest for better wages outside the Omni Hotel, where executives reportedly were meeting with investors ahead of the company’s initial public offering, on March 25. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Public observation pier at the new Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline.

New regional park officially opens next to Bay Bridge toll plaza

The East Bay Regional Park District opened a new shoreline park Wednesday,…

Public observation pier at the new Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline.