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Immigration attorney Jim Byrne clears Board of Supervisors committee

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Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD students are going back to the classroom

After more than a year of distance learning, city schools begin reopening on Monday

Kindergarten teacher Chris Johnson in his classroom at Bryant Elementary School ahead of the school’s reopening on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents and students line up socially distanced before the first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘It’s a beautiful sight’: The first students return to the classroom

San Francisco’s youngest public school students stepped into classrooms for in-person learning…

Parents and students line up socially distanced before the first day of in-person learning at Bret Harte Elementary School on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Police lights (Courtesy photo)

A dangerous, deadly 24 hours on San Francisco streets

Three vehicle collisions kill one person, leave another two with life-threatening injuries

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The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>

SFMTA approves new slow streets in ‘underserved’ areas but struggles with outreach

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved a new…

The City has struggled to conduct outreach in some neighborhoods as it works to expand Slow Streets — such as this section of Page Street in the Lower Haight — to underserved neighborhoods. <ins>(Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)

Mayor Breed appoints new head of Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of Department of Disability and Aging Services, to start May 1

Shireen McSpadden, executive director of the Department of Disability and Aging Services, is set to become director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. (Courtesy photo)
James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Murder case heads to trial over killing of 6-year-old Jace Young

Hearing reveals new details in ‘horrific’ Fourth of July shooting

James Harbor appears in court after he was arrested on charges in the July 4th shooting death of 6-year-old Jace Young on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Yellow tier remains out of reach in SF for now, but reopening will continue

San Francisco will not move out of the state’s COVID-19 orange tier…

The Golden State Warriors’ plan to bring fans back to Chase Center for the team’s nine remaining home games of the regular season starting April 23. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

City to allow live music and indoor events to resume

Fans to attend Warriors games at Chase Center

The Bill Graham Civic Center Auditorium displays a sign commemorating a year since the last live show on March 13, 2021. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Activists paint a street mural depicting a thunderwoman during a demonstration outside Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in the Financial District on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Climate activists rally outside Wells Fargo, BlackRock headquarters

Hundreds demonstrated outside the headquarters of Wells Fargo and BlackRock on Friday…

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Activists paint a street mural depicting a thunderwoman during a demonstration outside Wells Fargo corporate headquarters in the Financial District on Friday, April 9, 2021. (Jordi Molina/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

City announces new vaccination site in Excelsior District

City officials announced announced the opening of a new vaccination site in…

Nurse Taryn Huestis vaccinated Samaya Pupiro at the Excelsior Neighborhood COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Muni riders and operators increases

SFMTA launches educational campaign and beefs up security on vehicles

A Muni bus driver looks in the mirror as passengers board along Market Street on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Suspect charged in ‘assassination attempt’ on four men in Visitacion Valley

Larry Barefield faces multiple attempted murder charges over shooting

Authorities took a man into custody in connection with a shooting inside a garage in Visitacion Valley in October 2020. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

School board votes to rescind renaming resolution

Process will resume with more outreach and research once students are back in classrooms full-time

Francis Scott Key Elementary School is among more than 40 San Francisco Unified schools targeted for renaming. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco school board commits to full-time in-person education for the fall

The San Francisco school board on Tuesday unanimously voted to commit to…

Parents hold signs to protest a lack of a plan to bring middle school and high school students back to in-person learning this spring outside SFUSD headquarters on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli / Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)

Supes back bill banning corporate campaign contributions

AB 20 would prohibit businesses from donating directly to political candidates

Dean Preston, pictured at a campaign rally in 2020, introduced a resolution to the Board of Supervisors backing Assembly Bill 20. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)

Man pleads to gun charge in Market Street shooting

A 48-year-old man has taken a plea deal after federal authorities accused…

A surveillance still captured shots fired near Montgomery and Market streets on Oct. 2, 2020. (Via court records)
Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Harris touts infrastructure plan — and Newsom — in Oakland visit

Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday gave…

Vice President Kamala Harris and California Gov. Gavin Newsom take a walking tour of the East Bay Municipal Utility District’s Upper San Leandro Water Treatment Plant on Monday, April 5, 2021, in Oakland, Calif. In her first visit to since the Oakland native became vice president, Harris will discuss topics including water infrastructure and small business. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
San Francisco Police investigate a crash scene at Eighth and Folsom streets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Man faces attempted murder charges over shooting with AR-15 style rifle

Suspect in violent road-rage incident had recently been released from prison

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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Scaled-back Sunday Streets to return this month

Events seek to welcome visitors and create more open space in communities hardest hit by pandemic

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