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A memorial for the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run sits near the intersection of Second and Mission streets on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Parolee faces manslaughter charges over deadly hit and run

DA criticized for not charging driver in earlier cases

A memorial for the victims of a deadly New Year’s Eve hit-and-run sits near the intersection of Second and Mission streets on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Youth board to advise SFMTA on transit issues

Teenage transit enthusiasts in San Francisco will soon have the opportunity to…

The 19 Polk line is one of four that will get temporary transit lanes added to keep bus travel times down. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Teen seriously injured in Ingleside Heights carjacking, shooting

An 18-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when a carjacker shot him and…

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

UCSF to build more than 1,200 units of workforce housing as part of deal reached with city

Massive expansion will add another 1.5 million square feet to Parnassus campus

The UCSF Parnassus campus on Friday, July 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).

Annual New Year’s polar plunge draws hardy, enthusiastic crowd

Swimmers of all ages and sizes and varying states of undress braved…

The annual polar plunge drew a handful of brave souls to take a dive into the frigid Pacific Ocean at Ocean Beach on January 1, 2021.(Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
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Parolee allegedly driving a stolen car under the influence when he struck and killed two women

Troy McAllister arrested multiple times this year but remained out of custody

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)

Family of Oscar Grant III renews calls for murder charges in shooting

The family of Oscar Grant III Friday renewed calls for murder charges…

Wanda Jackson stands next to a mural in 2019 at Fruitvale Station of her son Oscar Grant, who was shot and killed by BART police in 2009. (Laura Waxmann/S.F. Examiner)
On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)

Newly vacant Cliff House begins New Year covered in graffiti

One day after the iconic sign was removed from San Francisco’s Cliff…

On Jan 1, 2021, one day after the iconic sign was removed, the Cliff House was covered in graffiti. (Sara Gaiser/S.F. Examiner)
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Hunters Point shooting turns deadly

A man critically injured in a Wednesday evening shooting in San Francisco’s…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cool, rainy weather is expected by Friday night, with the chance of more rain on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF to start the new year with a little rain

The first weekend of 2021 will see weak to moderate rain as…

Cool, rainy weather is expected by Friday night, with the chance of more rain on Sunday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
There will be no fireworks in San Francisco on New Years’s Eve. Officials have also darkened a light show in Golden Gate Park and closed beach parking lots in an effort to discourage people from going out and gathering. (Shutterstock)

Stay-at-home and quarantine orders extended

City officials cancel fireworks, close parking lots in effort to keep residents from going out on New Year’s Eve

There will be no fireworks in San Francisco on New Years’s Eve. Officials have also darkened a light show in Golden Gate Park and closed beach parking lots in an effort to discourage people from going out and gathering. (Shutterstock)
Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)

SF State mourns loss of longtime wrestling coach

Lars Jensen was named conference Coach of the Year seven times, regional Coach of the year twice

Coach Jensen with Senior Dylan Furtado during the 2016-17 season. (Michael Urakami/Courtesy Joseph Danahey)
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Police seek woman who allegedly slashed man during argument

Officers in San Francisco are seeking a woman armed with a knife…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>

Gov. Newsom announces $2 billion plan to reopen public schools

State will provide support for testing, contact tracing, safety materials and oversight

Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would help reopen public schools but emphasized “safety is key.”<ins> (Jae Hong/Getty Images via Tribune News Service)</ins>
The boarded-up Shared Spaces dining area for Washington Bakery and Cafe in Chinatown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Business owners spent thousands to build Shared Spaces platforms. Now what?

Lack of city guidance, support leaves merchants struggling to maintain vacant sites during shutdown

The boarded-up Shared Spaces dining area for Washington Bakery and Cafe in Chinatown on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A large crowd cheers at a rally at Mission High School before a protest march commemorating George Floyd and those killed by police on June 3. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

2020: The year in pictures

A global pandemic, rising social justice movement, City Hall scandal and climate-changing fires made for truly unforgettable days and months

A large crowd cheers at a rally at Mission High School before a protest march commemorating George Floyd and those killed by police on June 3. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Bay Bridge toll plaza (Courtesy photo)

New system for collecting tolls at state-owned bridges goes into effect Friday

On Monday, the Bay Area Toll Authority announced that a new all-electronic…

Bay Bridge toll plaza (Courtesy photo)
Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax gave an update on COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. (Examiner screenshot)

Lockdown may be slowing spread of COVID-19

Officials say it is too soon to relax vigilance

Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax gave an update on COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. (Examiner screenshot)
Jenya, a sea lion found injured at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park in November 2020, made a strong recovery at the Marine Mammal Center. (Courtesy Marine Mammal Center)

Injured sea lion discovered in Aquatic Park released back into ocean after making recovery

A wounded sea lion found last month in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park…

Jenya, a sea lion found injured at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park in November 2020, made a strong recovery at the Marine Mammal Center. (Courtesy Marine Mammal Center)
Damali Taylor said the Police Commission had made significiant progress on reform measures during her term. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor stepping down

Police Commission Vice President Damali Taylor is stepping down from her position,…

Damali Taylor said the Police Commission had made significiant progress on reform measures during her term. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)