The City

Mayor London Breed hopes to use a $17 million grant from Blooomberg Philanthropies to improve The City’s digital services. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

San Francisco to get new ‘innovation team’ thanks to Bloomberg grant

The City hopes to increase transparency and track policy outcomes with the help of a new grant.

  • Jul 1, 2021
Mayor London Breed hopes to use a $17 million grant from Blooomberg Philanthropies to improve The City’s digital services. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Mayor London Breed proposed legislation that would make permanent a temporary outdoor live music program that began during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

Mayor Breed wants to make a temporary outdoor live music program permanent

San Francisco Mayor London Breed proposed legislation on Tuesday that would make…

Mayor London Breed proposed legislation that would make permanent a temporary outdoor live music program that began during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Mayor London Breed reaches an agreement on how the $13 billion budget will be used this fiscal year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

Supes, Mayor reach agreement over $13 billion budget for upcoming fiscal year

San Francisco city leaders announced they reached an agreement Tuesday night on…

Mayor London Breed reaches an agreement on how the $13 billion budget will be used this fiscal year. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
Non-profit organization Heal the Bay rated Bay Area beaches some of the best and worst in the state report. (Ming Vong/The Examiner, 2021)

Bay Area beaches rated some of the state’s best, worst for water quality

Bay Area beaches received mostly positive reviews in a report released Tuesday…

Non-profit organization Heal the Bay rated Bay Area beaches some of the best and worst in the state report. (Ming Vong/The Examiner, 2021)
Nothing has seemingly gone right with the Van Ness Avenue Project, where construction has slowed traffic and inconvenienced pedestrians and businesses for years. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
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The mess on Van Ness: New report sheds light on SF’s biggest traffic hassle

‘It is extraordinary that this city seems unable to deliver a transportation-related capital project’

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San Francisco declares 70 percent of Latino residents are now vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)

SF announces ‘important milestone’ as 70 percent of Latinos now vaccinated

Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco’s Latino residents have received at least one…

San Francisco declares 70 percent of Latino residents are now vaccinated. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2021)
San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

High-profile drugstore thefts expose deep-seated issues in S.F.

‘The systemic inequality in our society is what’s fueling organized retail theft’

San Francisco police officers have been working as security guards at drugstores and other retail outlets. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Gavin Newsom extends relief and protections for renters and landlords. (Tribune Media Services)

Governor signs $5.2 billion bill extending relief and protections for renters, landlords

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $5.2 billion bill Monday to extend…

Gavin Newsom extends relief and protections for renters and landlords. (Tribune Media Services)
Sean Moore with his parents in an undated image. (Courtesy photo)

Landmark SFPD shooting settlement: City proposes $3.25 million for family of man shot by police

‘The video allows the public to pull the curtain back on how these interactions actually go’

Sean Moore with his parents in an undated image. (Courtesy photo)
Cassondra Curiel is the new president of United Educators of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

SF teachers’ union: From the conflicts of COVID, a new leader emerged

During the pandemic, San Francisco’s teachers’ union found itself under an intense…

Cassondra Curiel is the new president of United Educators of San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Second year law student Manjinder Kaur stands for a portrait at the University of San Francisco Law Library on May 24, 2021. Kaur says she wants to become a lawyer in order to help low-income Indian immigrants who struggle with language barriers while accessing legal assistance in the Central Valley. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)

California judges don’t reflect the state’s diversity: How that could change

‘If we expect to move the needle, we need to do more’

  • Jun 28, 2021
Second year law student Manjinder Kaur stands for a portrait at the University of San Francisco Law Library on May 24, 2021. Kaur says she wants to become a lawyer in order to help low-income Indian immigrants who struggle with language barriers while accessing legal assistance in the Central Valley. (Photo by Anne Wernikoff, CalMatters)
A vehicle enters San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFO’s sustainability chief pushes cleaner fuel

By Tribune Media Services Erin Cooke, San Francisco International Airport’s director of…

  • Jun 28, 2021
A vehicle enters San Francisco International Airport on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Everyone was thrilled that the crowd was at full capacity at Oracle Park in the first game of the Bay Bridge series on June 25. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)

Bay Bridge baseball gestalt: A region gathers for group therapy

Giants, A’s put on a show as crowds return to Oracle Park

Everyone was thrilled that the crowd was at full capacity at Oracle Park in the first game of the Bay Bridge series on June 25. (Christopher Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Pride month is the time for the LGBTQ community to reach out to others and to celebrate who we are.

Pride, pageantry, and the long road to acceptance

‘Maybe it’s a luxury to be able to pick it apart for its faults’

Pride month is the time for the LGBTQ community to reach out to others and to celebrate who we are.
A broad coalition of housing rights advocates rallied in September after the California Legislature voted to extend protections against evictions. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California set to extend eviction protections, pay 100% of back rent for many low-income residents

By Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times With California’s tenant protections against evictions…

  • Jun 25, 2021
A broad coalition of housing rights advocates rallied in September after the California Legislature voted to extend protections against evictions. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Baseball fans will be able to take the ferry from Larkspur, Oakland and Vallejo to all Giants home games this season. (Shutterstock)

Ferry service to Giants games resumes Friday

Ferry service from Larkspur, Oakland and Vallejo to Oracle Park resumed on…

Baseball fans will be able to take the ferry from Larkspur, Oakland and Vallejo to all Giants home games this season. (Shutterstock)
San Francisco is closing mass vaccination sites throughout The City. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

S.F. to close mass vaccination sites as 81 percent of residents already immunized

With the number of COVID-19 cases down significantly in San Francisco and…

San Francisco is closing mass vaccination sites throughout The City. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
San Francisco Superior Court will drop social distancing requirements on Monday. (The Examiner file photo)

S.F. courts to drop social distancing requirements

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, San Francisco Superior Court officials announced that updated…

San Francisco Superior Court will drop social distancing requirements on Monday. (The Examiner file photo)
A rendering of the planned redesign for Harvey Milk Plaza. (Courtesy SWA Group)

Newly unveiled Harvey Milk Plaza redesign would create larger, interactive memorial

Castro group wants more for legendary supervisor: ‘Is this it? Is this how we honor our heroes?’

A rendering of the planned redesign for Harvey Milk Plaza. (Courtesy SWA Group)
Riders sit inside a new BART train car. The system plans to install Wi-Fi in all stations and new cars by 2024. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Bart hopes to install free Wi-Fi for stations, new trains by 2024

All BART stations are on track to have Wi-Fi networks installed by…

Riders sit inside a new BART train car. The system plans to install Wi-Fi in all stations and new cars by 2024. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)