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Mayor London Breed has called for a pilot Street Crisis Response Team that would respond to 911 calls for people experiencing a behavioral health crisis. 
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Advocates propose model for community-based response to homelessness

Plan to divert calls from police could save as much as $11 million, group argues

The T Third Street train resumes service on Saturday, joined by a new express route between Bayview-Hunters Point and downtown.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Bayview-Hunters Point residents get first direct express bus to downtown

New Muni route to launch alongside the return of the T-Third train

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Stockton man arrested after death of motorcycle passenger in Bay Bridge crash

Texas man thrown from dirt bike and killed while allegedly evading CHP

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COVID variant linked to major outbreaks in Bay Area

By Lisa Hix Bay City News Foundation The L452R variant of COVID-19…

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Warm weather, high winds increase fire danger in Bay Area

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation Several parts of the Bay…

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Benicia man killed in Tenderloin shooting

A man killed in a homicide earlier this month in San Francisco’s…

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Private vehicles were banned from much of Market Street in January 2020, causing bike ridership on the street to increase by 25 percent and transit efficiency by as much as 12 percent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board approves new Better Market Street legislation

Advocates say traffic safety improvements don’t go far enough to make up for lost bikeway

Private vehicles were banned from much of Market Street in January 2020, causing bike ridership on the street to increase by 25 percent and transit efficiency by as much as 12 percent. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Five wounded in Tenderloin shooting, police say

Five people were injured during a shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin on…

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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RV park resident arrested after FBI finds bomb-making materials

A resident at a San Francisco RV park was arrested Friday night…

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San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco joins national COVID memorial ceremony

San Francisco took part Tuesday in the first national Memorial to Lives…

San Francisco City Hall is lit in gold and amber to remember victims as part of a national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mailboxes in San Francisco will be temporarily removed. (Courtesy photo)

USPS to remove a dozen SF mailboxes as inauguration safety measure

In the runup to President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the U.S.…

Mailboxes in San Francisco will be temporarily removed. (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that The City received only a fraction of the COVID vaccine doses it requested this week. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Unpredictable supplies leave SF running low on COVID vaccine

Reported reactions to Moderna shots prompt hold on 8,000 doses

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that The City received only a fraction of the COVID vaccine doses it requested this week. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
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Teen arrested in sideshow shooting that killed 1, injured 2

Police in San Francisco have arrested a teenager in connection with a…

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The S.F. Police Department has canceled discretionary days off and will have extra officers on duty for Inauguration Day, chief Bill Scott said Tuesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SF ‘prepared for anything’ ahead of inauguration, but no protests expected

Authorities boosting police staffing, security at City Hall

The S.F. Police Department has canceled discretionary days off and will have extra officers on duty for Inauguration Day, chief Bill Scott said Tuesday. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Fatal drug overdoses surged by nearly 59 percent in The City last year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco’s 2020 overdose deaths soar 59 percent to 699

Fatal drug overdoses surged by nearly 59 percent in San Francisco last…

Fatal drug overdoses surged by nearly 59 percent in The City last year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD should probe whether officers joined Capitol raid, commissioners say

Chief unaware of any members participating in insurrection

Police Commissioner John Hamasaki questions Chief Bill Scott at City Hall on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>

Will UCSF’s $20 million pledge to SFMTA offset traffic woes?

An even more crowded N-Judah plus increased congestion ahead cause concern

Some people are concerned that University of California, San Francisco’s expansion at its Parnassus campus could cause an undesirable increase in the number of riders on Muni’s N-Judah line.<ins></ins>
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man clings to life after attack near Excelsior

Victim pushed to ground, assaulted by two men

San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor London Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu to serve as City Administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu as next city administrator

Announcement follows resignation of Naomi Kelly amid corruption probe

Mayor London Breed taps Assessor Carmen Chu to serve as City Administrator. (Joel Engardio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF police probing Marina deaths as murder-suicide

Man, 9-year-old boy found dead on Scott Street

San Francisco Police investigate a shooting outside the Boyd Hotel on Jones Street in the Tenderloin on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)