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Feras Dalia (right) and Mohamed Rasheed (left) wave Palestinian flags at the Protest for Palestine on Saturday, May 15, 2021.. (CraigLee/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Protesters rally in the Mission in support of Palestinians

A crowd gathered in the Mission District Saturday to protest the recent…

Janitors with SEIU Local 87 march up California Street in downtown San Francisco to demand a fair union contract with better employee protections following more than six months of negotiations on Monday, March 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Janitors voting on labor contract with wage increases and new labor protections

Janitors who clean San Francisco office buildings are voting Saturday on a…

The Homeless Prenatal Program at 2500 18th St. hopes to build supportive housing on the site of the blue building behind it at 2530 18th St. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nonprofit serving homeless mothers to build supportive housing in Mission

A nonprofit serving pregnant homeless women and families in San Francisco hopes…

Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)

Nuru scandal: Permit expediter Walter Wong to repay SF $1.7M

Longtime permit expediter and city contractor Walter Wong has agreed to repay…

Former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and planning consultant Walter Wong are shown here together at a Christmas Party. (Courtesy photo)
District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)

Suspect in Market Street stabbings told police he had no regrets, DA says

Man with history of mental illness to remain in custody pending trial

District Attorney Chesa Boudin at a hearing for Patrick Thompson at the Hall of Justice, Friday, May 7, 2021 (Pool photo by Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man injured in SF police shooting ‘didn’t deserve to be shot,’ attorney says

Sources say incident may have been an unintentional or negligent discharge

San Francisco Police investigate the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City ordinance seeks to conserve water supply, expand recycled water amid statewide drought conditions

As California continues to face drought conditions, a San Francisco supervisor on…

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman has proposed legislation . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Three people killed in SF shootings in less than 24 hours

San Francisco police were scrambling Saturday to respond to a series of…

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Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor, transit officials celebrate return of Muni service

Mayor London Breed and city transit officials gathered Friday to welcome the…

Muni operator Angel Carvajal drives the popular boat tram following a news conference celebrating the return of the historic F-line and subway service on Friday, May 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor wants SF to be first in California to ban ‘ghost gun’ kits

Police are finding more untraceable firearms on the streets as shootings rise

Supervisor Catherine Stefani is moving forward with legislation to ban "ghost guns" in San Francisco  (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)

SF extends $5 hourly hazard pay for grocery, drug store employees until June 15

Despite opposition from large grocers, San Francisco extended a law Tuesday to…

Large grocery store and drug store chains will need to continue paying hazard pay to employees through June under city legislation approved Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)

Family of 25-year-old killed in Saturday shooting ‘in shock’ over unsolved homicide

The mother of a man killed over the weekend in a shooting…

Robert Gash, 25, was killed Saturday May 8, 2021 in an unsolved shooting near Polk and Fern streets in San Francisco. (Photos courtesy of Tanya Mena)
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Salvation Army accused of violating labor code by requiring recovering addicts to work without pay

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation A lawsuit filed Friday in…

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San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFPD shooting may prompt new body camera rules for plainclothes cops

Police chief says incident ‘should not have happened’

San Francisco police investigated the scene of a police shooting near Varney Place and Third Street on May 7. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Better than expected tax revenues leave city with $157.3M surplus for this year

As the fiscal year nears an end and Mayor London Breed prepares…

Despite the pandemic, San Francisco has ended the fiscal year with a budget surplus. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were…

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>

What to expect for Muni Metro’s relaunch on May 15

Significant service restoration includes downtown subway tunnels and historic streetcars

Historic streetcars are undergoing testing on The Embarcadero to prepare for their return to service on May 15.<ins></ins>
The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Affordable housing project on former McDonald’s site delayed as city adds units

The start of construction on an affordable housing project on the site…

The vacant property at 730 Stanyan St. in the Haight currently houses a safe sleeping site for the homeless. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART bumps up service restoration to August 30, offers fare discounts

Rail agency breaks pandemic ridership records, prepares to welcome more passengers

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Chief Scott issues rare apology to man shot by SF police

Officer says he ‘did not intend for his firearm to go off’

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott leaves the scene of an officer-involved shooting at Brannan Street and Jack London Alley in the South Park area on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)