The City

One-on-one tutoring is among the services that districts provide to students in special education. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)

California special education sees ‘historic’ boost in new funding

By Carolyn Jones EdSource Special education in California has been showered with…

  • Jul 7, 2021
One-on-one tutoring is among the services that districts provide to students in special education. (Julie Leopo/EdSource)
The nation’s largest privately-held wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie recently announced it has begun construction on 200 miles of fiber stretching between San Francisco and Oakland; fiber patch cords in a data processing center are pictured. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Will more Internet fiber narrow the Bay Area’s digital divide?

By Veronica Irwin Special to The Examiner The way that we talk…

  • Jul 7, 2021
The nation’s largest privately-held wireless infrastructure firm Mobilitie recently announced it has begun construction on 200 miles of fiber stretching between San Francisco and Oakland; fiber patch cords in a data processing center are pictured. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
Graciela Gomez looks out the window from her boyfriend's home in South Gate, on June 28, 2021. (Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters)

California may move to regulate booming debt settlement industry

By Erika Paz Cal Matters Before the pandemic, Graciela Gomez relied on…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Graciela Gomez looks out the window from her boyfriend's home in South Gate, on June 28, 2021. (Photo by Pablo Unzueta for CalMatters)
Caltrain locomotives sit in their bays at Fourth and Townsend streets in San Francisco. A recent meeting of the Caltrain board went off the rails, underscoring how hard it will be for the agency to deliver on its big plans. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Peninsula drama: It’s county vs. county in Caltrain ‘power struggle’

By Benjamin Schneider Examiner Staff Writer Government meetings are supposed to be…

  • Jul 7, 2021
Caltrain locomotives sit in their bays at Fourth and Townsend streets in San Francisco. A recent meeting of the Caltrain board went off the rails, underscoring how hard it will be for the agency to deliver on its big plans. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Union Square Community Ambassadors are taking part in a city program designed to bring visitors downtown. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021 )

Downtown’s recovery is The City’s recovery

Public being welcomed back with new businesses, safe nightlife, exciting storefronts

Union Square Community Ambassadors are taking part in a city program designed to bring visitors downtown. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021 )
Assemblymember David Chiu pushes a bill that promises to jumpstart wind energy production in California. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

California inches toward goals for offshore wind energy production

A bill that promises to jumpstart wind energy production in California has…

Assemblymember David Chiu pushes a bill that promises to jumpstart wind energy production in California. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Residential evictions have increased dramatically in 2021, despite Gavin Newsom’s extension of the eviction moratorium. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)

Where are tenants falling through the cracks of California eviction ban?

By Manuela Tobias, Nigel Duara and John Osborn D’Agostino CalMatters In the…

  • Jul 6, 2021
Residential evictions have increased dramatically in 2021, despite Gavin Newsom’s extension of the eviction moratorium. (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
California legislators approve a wildlife undercrossing and a trail overcrossing on Highway 17. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)

State legislators approve $2M for wildlife corridor, trail connections

Both hikers and wildlife should enjoy the Santa Cruz Mountains even more…

California legislators approve a wildlife undercrossing and a trail overcrossing on Highway 17. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure/Twitter)
Recent data shows that there are very few outbreaks of COVID among people who are vaccinated: just one case out of every 2,583. <ins>(Courtesy Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)</ins>

Breakthrough COVID cases are rare in California, but cause for concern remains

By Barbara Feder Ostrov Cal Matters About 7,550 out of more than…

  • Jul 6, 2021
Recent data shows that there are very few outbreaks of COVID among people who are vaccinated: just one case out of every 2,583. <ins>(Courtesy Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)</ins>
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton announced the opening of a co-working kitchen in the Bayview District. (Courtesy photo)

City opens co-working kitchen space in Bayview District

On Tuesday, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton highlighted the…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton announced the opening of a co-working kitchen in the Bayview District. (Courtesy photo)
Among complications surrounding fall 2021 college attendance are varying requirements regarding vaccinations at University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley. (Shutterstock)

Colleges prepare for incoming freshmen with high school learning loss

By Larry Gordon EdSource Beyond the usual efforts to get new students…

  • Jul 6, 2021
Among complications surrounding fall 2021 college attendance are varying requirements regarding vaccinations at University of California campuses, including UC Berkeley. (Shutterstock)
Dr. Hillary Kunins, the new director of the Department of Public Health’s Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF program, outside the Behavioral Health building on Howard Street on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SF’s new mental health director faces a huge challenge, starting with the fentanyl crisis

‘I know it’s a tough moment, but we will come through it.’

Dr. Hillary Kunins, the new director of the Department of Public Health’s Behavioral Health Services and Mental Health SF program, outside the Behavioral Health building on Howard Street on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Uber and Lyft surge pricing drives angry SF customers back to taxis

‘We just can’t stop talking about how high the prices are getting. It’s ridiculous.’

A Yellow Cab crosses Market Street on Thursday, July 1, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced Newsom’s recall election will take place on Sept. 14, 2021. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

It’s a date: Newsom recall election set for Sept. 14

By Laurel Rosenhall Cal Matters California voters will decide on Sept. 14…

  • Jul 2, 2021
Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis announced Newsom’s recall election will take place on Sept. 14, 2021. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)
Stern Grove Executive Director Bob Fiedler is pleased that the festival has been the among the first large-scale events to return to The City.<ins></ins>

Stern Grove’s director doles out free music

“For me, it’s borderline sacred. It’s a basic human necessity.”

  • Jul 2, 2021
Stern Grove Executive Director Bob Fiedler is pleased that the festival has been the among the first large-scale events to return to The City.<ins></ins>
San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed announced several activities will reopen along the waterfront. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to The Examiner)

City’s waterfront reopens with ferry service, fireworks and Fleet Week to come

With most state and local COVID-19 restrictions lifted, San Francisco Mayor London…

San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed announced several activities will reopen along the waterfront. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to The Examiner)
Long lines for concessions were a common scene as fans returned to the full-capacity Oracle Park when the Giants played the A’s on June 25.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Long lines, no Sheboygans: Giants concessions struggle with post-pandemic workforce, supply chain issues

‘We can’t even get packets of ketchup for our garlic fries’

  • Jul 2, 2021
Long lines for concessions were a common scene as fans returned to the full-capacity Oracle Park when the Giants played the A’s on June 25.<ins> (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
Roman Candles are popular fireworks, but illegal to shoot off in San Francisco. (File photo)

Illegal fireworks: SF prepares for another barrage of rockets

If you thought illegal fireworks were bad last Fourth of July, this…

Roman Candles are popular fireworks, but illegal to shoot off in San Francisco. (File photo)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)

Muni slow to restore certain crucial bus lines, leaving some residents behind

For ten years, Luis Castillo has used Muni as his gateway to…

People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
People take part in a rally to bring back the 31-Balboa Muni line at Eddy and Jones streets in the Tenderloin on Thursday, June 24, 2021. (Photo by David Elliott Lewis)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) delivers to home against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 31, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants reliever Tyler Rogers submarines his way to success

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner The contortions that Tyler Rogers…

  • Jul 1, 2021
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Rogers (71) delivers to home against the San Diego Padres in the fifth inning at Oracle Park on Aug. 31, 2019. (Chris Victorio | Special to S.F. Examiner)