The City

Veronica Diaz-Gracida and John Tellez, pictured at Homebridge, are taking classes to become certified nurses.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Expanding in-home care as San Francisco’s population ages

‘There’s a huge need and a huge gap. It’s a really tough job’

<strong>A lion from Cambodia at the Asian Art Museum, which was acquired from a private collector and dates back to between 1150 and 1225, is one of two pieces identified as a potential stolen artifact in the leaked Pandora Papers.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
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Asian Art Museum reckons with Cambodian antiquities of disputed provenance

Pandora Papers revelations accelerate culture shift at museums near and far

Nick Beitcher, owner and founder of Midnite Bagel, is remaking the San Francisco bagel with sourdough. (Courtesy Midnite Bagel)

Has the San Francisco bagel arrived?

The sourdough bagel marks a disruptive moment for the 15th-century bread with a hole

  • Oct 15, 2021
Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF restaurants face product shortages and skyrocketing costs

‘The supply chain crisis has impacted us in almost every way imaginable’

Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
The 1886 square-rigger Balclutha has made a lot of history in San Francisco, where she still docks. (Photo courtesy National Parks Service)

Who’s behind blockchain voting at San Francisco’s City Hall?

Also: Lipstick NFTs and billion-dollar valuations flowing like kombucha

The 1886 square-rigger Balclutha has made a lot of history in San Francisco, where she still docks. (Photo courtesy National Parks Service)
Teresa Moore’s Muni project tests students’ ideas about San Francisco and how they see people around them. (Photo courtesy @reenanas via Twitter)

Race, equity and why attention remains the rarest and purest form of generosity

An introduction from new Examiner columnist Teresa Moore

  • Oct 15, 2021
Teresa Moore’s Muni project tests students’ ideas about San Francisco and how they see people around them. (Photo courtesy @reenanas via Twitter)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the podium, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed promoted President Biden’s housing initiatives at The City’s Sunnydale housing development. <ins>(Benjamin Schneider/The Examiner)</ins>

Speaker Pelosi, Mayor Breed stump for housing funds in SF

HUD Secretary Fudge joins to support President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, at the podium, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed promoted President Biden’s housing initiatives at The City’s Sunnydale housing development. <ins>(Benjamin Schneider/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, center, says he’s excited to build on the success of the 2021 Giants. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

What’s next for the Giants? The offseason starts now

‘We’re excited about building on this foundation’

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, center, says he’s excited to build on the success of the 2021 Giants. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
<strong>Construction at the luxury condominium 88 at the Park has been slowed due to delays in receiving materials. (</strong><strong>Courtesy First City Development)</strong>

Supply chain disruptions delay badly needed San Francisco housing

Virtually every construction project in the Bay Area is being affected in some way

<strong>Construction at the luxury condominium 88 at the Park has been slowed due to delays in receiving materials. (</strong><strong>Courtesy First City Development)</strong>
The state ordered SFUSD to come up with a plan for financial recovery but after a year of discussion, no plan has been presented. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Can SF’s school district turn from death spiral to sea change?

What the impending state takeover of SFUSD means

The state ordered SFUSD to come up with a plan for financial recovery but after a year of discussion, no plan has been presented. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Warriors forward Draymond Green will have to return to the height of his powers for the Warriors to contend in the 2021-22 season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)

Warriors season preview: The four key questions

By John Krolik Special to The Examiner After a stretch where the…

  • Oct 15, 2021
Warriors forward Draymond Green will have to return to the height of his powers for the Warriors to contend in the 2021-22 season. (Chris Victorio/Special the The Examiner)
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — touted Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure bill in San Francisco on Thursday. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)

Pelosi touts infrastructure bill as it nears finish line

Climate change, social safety net among major priorities of Democrats’ 10-year funding measure

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — touted Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure bill in San Francisco on Thursday. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)
Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)

San Francisco’s ‘Champagne problems’ — Wine industry suffers supply chain woes

‘Everywhere you turn, things that were easy are no longer easy’

Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)
A new lawsuit directly targets the manufacturers and retailers of untraceable “ghost gun” kits (Courtesy of SFPD)

California targets ‘ghost gun’ manufacturers in new legal strategy to stop gun violence

A lawsuit aims to hold the makers and sellers of kits accountable

  • Oct 13, 2021
A new lawsuit directly targets the manufacturers and retailers of untraceable “ghost gun” kits (Courtesy of SFPD)
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has signed a bill that requires public high school students to take an ethnic studies course before graduating. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)

Ethnic studies classes mandated for California public high school students

New law imposing statewide one-semester requirement starts with class of 2030

  • Oct 14, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California has signed a bill that requires public high school students to take an ethnic studies course before graduating. (Allison Zaucha/The New York Times)
Shippo provides businesses with shipping labels and helps them schedule package pickups and manage returns. (Courtesy Shippo)

SF shipping startup offers advice for small online retailers

‘What we are telling our customers is that you’ve got to have a plan’

Shippo provides businesses with shipping labels and helps them schedule package pickups and manage returns. (Courtesy Shippo)
San Francisco 49ers Ted Connolly, John Thomas, Bob St. Clair and others sit on the 49ers bench during a muddy game against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 10, 1960 at Kezar Stadium. <ins>(Courtesy Open SF History)</ins>

Kezar Stadium: A rough-and-tumble history lesson on the 49ers’ 75th birthday

Team played in nearly 60,000-seat bowl from 1946 to 1971

San Francisco 49ers Ted Connolly, John Thomas, Bob St. Clair and others sit on the 49ers bench during a muddy game against the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 10, 1960 at Kezar Stadium. <ins>(Courtesy Open SF History)</ins>
Wayne Thiebaud’s 1972 “Various Pastels (Pastel Scatter)” is appropriately featured in the exhibit “Color Into Line: Pastels From the Renaissance to the Present” at the Legion of Honor.<ins> (Courtesy Artists Rights Society/Photo by Randy Dodson/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>

Legion of Honor exhibit a who’s who of artistic giants

‘Pastels convey the immediacy of a drawing, the appearance of a painting and the matte finish of a fresco’

Wayne Thiebaud’s 1972 “Various Pastels (Pastel Scatter)” is appropriately featured in the exhibit “Color Into Line: Pastels From the Renaissance to the Present” at the Legion of Honor.<ins> (Courtesy Artists Rights Society/Photo by Randy Dodson/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)</ins>
Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

A conversation with top political consultant Ace Smith

‘Never allow a recall to become a referendum on your person’

Political consultant Ace Smith in his Financial District office. After handling Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall campaign, Smith will now run Supervisor Matt Haney’s bid for state Assembly.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
Lindsey White’s ambitious 2021 work “Pardon Me, Please/Stop Looking at Me” addresses performance anxieties. (Courtesy Casemore Kirkeby)

Faking female magicians

Lindsey White’s ‘How to Get on Cable Television’ intrigues at Minnesota Street Project

  • Oct 14, 2021
Lindsey White’s ambitious 2021 work “Pardon Me, Please/Stop Looking at Me” addresses performance anxieties. (Courtesy Casemore Kirkeby)