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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)
A mural of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART board votes 6-3 to call for prosecution of officer in killing of Oscar Grant

Symbolic resolution follows Alameda DA decision to not charge Anthony Pirone

A mural of Oscar Grant at Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>

SFMTA board to vote on Better Market Street changes

Agency seeks to make up for slimmed-down plan with traffic safety improvements

Construction in the Better Market Street Project between Fifth and Eighth streets is expected to break ground in mid-2021.<ins></ins>
Even before the pandemic, more than 80 percent of renters in San Francisco were paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing.<ins> (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Drop in rents not enough to help tenants struggling in pandemic

The City’s renters are weathering a pandemic-induced housing crisis on top of…

Even before the pandemic, more than 80 percent of renters in San Francisco were paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing.<ins> (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board takes up school renaming recommendations

A resolution to support the renaming of 44 San Francisco schools whose…

Francis Scott Key Elementary School, which is one of more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools being considered for renaming, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

CCSF begins search for next chancellor amid new challenges

‘It’s arguably the biggest single responsibility the board has,’ trustee says

A view of Science Hall at the City College of San Francisco Ocean campus on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattles Bay Area

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled the Bay Area on Thursday morning when…

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Gig drivers and labor unions ask state Supreme Court to strike down Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleges voter-approved legislation violates California’s constitution

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The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA to purchase 30 new hybrid buses designed to serve currently dormant routes

Supes called for swift restoration of community lines and speedy transition to electric buses

The 39 Coit line, shown here in 2018, is one of several currently discontinued routes that used smaller buses designed for hilly terrain and narrow streets. (Daniel E. Porter/Special to S.F. Examiner)
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SFUSD suspends testing pilot after FDA warning

San Francisco Unified School District is pausing its pilot program with testing…

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Tongo Eisen-Martin, a Bernal Heights resident, named San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Tongo Eisen-Martin becomes San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate

Bernal Heights resident Tongo Eisen-Martin has become San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate.…

Tongo Eisen-Martin, a Bernal Heights resident, named San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Longtime SF DA spokesperson to join Gascon in LA

Longtime District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Alex Bastian is leaving San Francisco to…

Alex Bastian, a spokesperson for District Attorney Chesa Boudin, is joining his former boss District Attorney George Gascon in Los Angeles (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A health care worker receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy SFgov)

SF to open three large sites for COVID-19 vaccinations

Breed: ‘We need more doses. We are asking for more doses’

A health care worker receives one of the first COVID-19 vaccine doses at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020. (Courtesy SFgov)
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Miyamoto taps BART police veteran as assistant sheriff

San Francisco Sheriff Paul Miyamoto on Monday announced he’s appointed former BART…

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