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People hang out at Dolores Park in the Mission District on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

American Indian Cultural District expanding to include Dolores Park

A former Ramaytush Ohlone village site known today as Dolores Park could…

The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Decline in high-end real estate sales this year means less money for The City

Transfer tax revenues on track to come in far below previous years

The Lyon-Martin home, located at 651 Duncan St, will become a historical landmark as it has been a refuge for lesbian activists in the LGBTQ+ movement for about 50 years. As supervisors unanimously passed on Oct. 20 for this home to be landmark, Friends of Lyon-Martin House was formed and have brought more than 150 people to sign a letter wishing for the house to become a landmark. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

A lesbian refuge becomes a historic city landmark

The Lyon-Martin home serves as a ‘symbol of strength and resilience’ for gay women

  • Nov 29, 2020
San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Landlords blast proposal to require annual report on rentals as invasion of privacy

Housing inventory could give city better data on housing vacancies, affordability

San Francisco lacks housing data that would let it track rental vacancies and prices. New legislation is seeking to change that.<ins> (Photo by Joel Angel Jurez/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)

Construction on 19th Avenue to begin Monday, traffic delays expected

Officials encourage drivers to take alternate routes, factor in longer travel times

Traffic on 19th Avenue. (Photo courtesy Shutterstock)
Meals on Wheels Director of Marketing and Communications Jim Oswald, left, and Executive Director Ashley McCumber pose in the freezer with packaged meals ready to deliver on Thanksgiving. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Meals on Wheels San Francisco rolls out new building and Thanksgiving cheer

Nonprofit celebrates 50th anniversary by unveiling state-of-the-art kitchen

Meals on Wheels Director of Marketing and Communications Jim Oswald, left, and Executive Director Ashley McCumber pose in the freezer with packaged meals ready to deliver on Thanksgiving. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)

Indigenous Alcatraz Thanksgiving gathering moves online for ceremony of mourning and healing

Thousands of Indigenous people and their loved ones have come from all…

The 45th annual Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island was much smaller in-person but streamed online for the first time. (Photo courtesy Morning Star Gali)
A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Cannabis group slams Yee’s proposed apartment smoking ban as ‘classist’

Legislation would impose fines of $1,000 a day on repeat violators

A ban on smoking or vaping in multi-unit buildings has drawn opposition from cannabis advocates, who say it would leave users with no legal place to consume a legal substance.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)

SF homicides surpass 2019 total with month left in year

Police attribute rise to COVID-19, shootings and deadly gang violence

Supervisor Shamann Walton joined with community members to speak out against rising homicides, which have taken a heavy toll in the Bayview-Hunters Point in 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F Examiner)
A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The turkey is takeout this year but ‘the caring and smiles are all genuine’

St. Anthony’s Foundation’s traditional Thanksgiving feast will be served curbside

A volunteer prepares bags of warm and cooked meals at St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin neighborhood on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the agency’s fiscal situation is “far worse” than the worse case scenarios projected back in April. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA prepares for massive potential layoffs as budget crisis continues to build

More than 1,200 full-time jobs on the line as agency struggles to close deficit

Jeff Tumlin, director of transportation for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, said the agency’s fiscal situation is “far worse” than the worse case scenarios projected back in April. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Kimberly Ellis is a former executive director of Emerge California and founder of Unbought-Unbossed, an “incubator for the next generation of political disruptors.” (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Breed taps Kimberly Ellis for Department on the Status of Women director

Mayor London Breed has picked Kimberly Ellis to serve as San Francisco’s…

Kimberly Ellis is a former executive director of Emerge California and founder of Unbought-Unbossed, an “incubator for the next generation of political disruptors.” (Courtesy photo)
Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lime doubles e-scooter fleet after acquisition of JUMP permit

Lime has expanded its San Francisco fleet to 2,000 e-scooters, after it…

Two women ride Lime dockless electric scooters along the sidewalk on Market Street in April 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Harlan Kelly, head of the SFPUC and husband to City Administrator Naomi Kelly (right), faces federal charges for allegedly trading inside information on a city contract in return for a paid family vacation. (Courtesy photo)

Harlan Kelly, head of SFPUC, charged with fraud in widening Nuru scandal

Kelly accused of engaging in corrupt partnership with permit expediter

Harlan Kelly, head of the SFPUC and husband to City Administrator Naomi Kelly (right), faces federal charges for allegedly trading inside information on a city contract in return for a paid family vacation. (Courtesy photo)
Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Protesters urge Zuckerberg to take action on election misinformation

Activists protested outside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s home in San Francisco Saturday…

Activists gather for the Wake The Zuck Up! protest in front of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s house in San Francisco on Saturday morning. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A new ropes course opened in McLaren Park Saturday. (Courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Department and Outward Bound California)

New ropes course in McLaren Park offers aerial challenges

Ten residents took to the treetops Saturday at John McLaren Park in…

A new ropes course opened in McLaren Park Saturday. (Courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Department and Outward Bound California)
(Melissa Vong/S.F. Examiner)

Low-income families get free admission to Golden Gate Park gardens

Popular sites now easier to access for visitors receiving government food assistance benefits

(Melissa Vong/S.F. Examiner)
Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

Health officials looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409M

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF moves into purple tier, triggering curfew and business shutdowns

San Francisco moved into the state’s purple COVID-19 tier Saturday, requiring The…

Dr. Grant Colfax, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFFD ambulance (Courtesy photo)

Early morning fires in Financial District, SoMa, cause multiple injuries

Four people were injured early Friday morning in a three-alarm structure fire…

SFFD ambulance (Courtesy photo)