The City

Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks back to the bench during 3rd inning at Oracle Park on April 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

Can Buster Posey still make it to the Hall of Fame?

This season’s resurgence rekindles debate about his Cooperstown credentials

  • Jun 25, 2021
Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) looks back to the bench during 3rd inning at Oracle Park on April 27, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
A car crashed into the parklet outside the Napper Tandy Irish pub and restaurant at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission in April.<ins> (Photo by Reddit user spgulliver)</ins>
A car crashed into the parklet outside the Napper Tandy Irish pub and restaurant at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission in April. (Photo by Reddit user spgulliver)

Cars and parklets don’t mix: SF searches for solutions after recent accidents

Andrew Fidelman got the call in the middle of the night from…

A car crashed into the parklet outside the Napper Tandy Irish pub and restaurant at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission in April.<ins> (Photo by Reddit user spgulliver)</ins>
A car crashed into the parklet outside the Napper Tandy Irish pub and restaurant at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission in April. (Photo by Reddit user spgulliver)
Supervisor Dean Preston speaks about rent relief at a meeting of Faith in Action, a nonprofit serving low-income residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

How to apply for post-pandemic rent relief in San Francisco and California

Reyna Aguilar has amassed $20,000 in rent debt since losing her restaurant…

Supervisor Dean Preston speaks about rent relief at a meeting of Faith in Action, a nonprofit serving low-income residents. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
The San Francisco Giants are encouraging their fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Chris Victorio | Special to The Examiner, 2021)

Giants to entice fans to get vaccinated with ticket giveaway starting Friday

The San Francisco Giants have partnered with the city to encourage their…

The San Francisco Giants are encouraging their fans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Chris Victorio | Special to The Examiner, 2021)
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone supports denying communion to President Joe Biden. (Courtesy Catholic Voice)

Weaponizing the wafer: Why San Francisco Archbishop opposes communion for Biden

By Don Lattin Given the chance, would San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone…

  • Jun 23, 2021
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone supports denying communion to President Joe Biden. (Courtesy Catholic Voice)
San Francisco may track sexual orientation statistics for city employees. (Mira Laing/The Examiner, 2017)

Proposed ordinance calls for data collection on city employees’ sexual orientation to ensure LGBTQ hiring

San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed introduced legislation Tuesday…

San Francisco may track sexual orientation statistics for city employees. (Mira Laing/The Examiner, 2017)
Fans look to board BART trains for the Bay Bridge series this weekend. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)

BART adding special train service for Giants night games

Additional trains serving limited stops after regular BART service ends will be…

Fans look to board BART trains for the Bay Bridge series this weekend. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)
San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing a plan to limit fees for small businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)

Proposed pilot program would encourage new small businesses by waiving city fees

As businesses reopen throughout San Francisco, and the state, a city supervisor…

San Francisco Supervisor Hillary Ronen is proposing a plan to limit fees for small businesses. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner, 2019)
U.S. Court of Appeals order invalidated California’s ban on assault weapons. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)

Federal Court of Appeals stays decision invalidating assault weapons ban

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth…

U.S. Court of Appeals order invalidated California’s ban on assault weapons. (Special to Bay City News/New Africa)
Walgreens stores in San Francisco have been a regular target for shoplifters. (Shutterstock)

San Francisco DA charges suspected Walgreens bandit in connection with a slew of shoplifting thefts

A man accused of being the brazen shoplifter caught on widely shared…

Walgreens stores in San Francisco have been a regular target for shoplifters. (Shutterstock)
Transit-only lanes on Mission Street have reduced travel times by 20 percent during the pandemic, transit officials say. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>

Pandemic experiments morph into long-term solutions for SF transit agency

The streets of San Francisco became real-time laboratories for The City’s public…

Transit-only lanes on Mission Street have reduced travel times by 20 percent during the pandemic, transit officials say. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco Police officers speak with people while responding to a call outside a market on Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

SFPD makes the case for more officers, citing Walgreens video

Most of us have seen the video. It shows a man filling…

San Francisco Police officers speak with people while responding to a call outside a market on Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Mayor London Breed spoke at the reopening of the San Francisco Public Library main branch on April 20. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)

SF reopening more libraries through the summer

After a handful of San Francisco public libraries reopened last month for…

Mayor London Breed spoke at the reopening of the San Francisco Public Library main branch on April 20. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to The Examiner)
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Debate reignites over San Francisco’s first public bank

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, momentum was building for San Francisco to…

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Apprenticeship instructor Mike Miller, center, demonstrates how to set up a theodolite, a hyper-sensitive angle measuring device, for apprentices Daniel Rivas, left, Ivan Aguilar, right, and Quetzalcoatl Orta, far right, at the Ironworkers Local Union 377 training center in Benicia on June 10, 2021. (Courtesy Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)

California’s affordable housing crisis: Are labor union requirements in the way?

By Manuela Tobias CalMatters California lawmakers introduced several bills this year that…

  • Jun 21, 2021
Apprenticeship instructor Mike Miller, center, demonstrates how to set up a theodolite, a hyper-sensitive angle measuring device, for apprentices Daniel Rivas, left, Ivan Aguilar, right, and Quetzalcoatl Orta, far right, at the Ironworkers Local Union 377 training center in Benicia on June 10, 2021. (Courtesy Anne Wernikoff/CalMatters)
Father Paul J. Fitzgerald is president of the University of San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

USF’s president reflects on what universities learned during the pandemic

By Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J. The relief is palpable. With vaccination…

  • Jun 21, 2021
Father Paul J. Fitzgerald is president of the University of San Francisco. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Organizer Jas Florentino, left, explains the figures which represent 350 kidnapped Africans first sold as slaves in the United States in 1619 in sculptor Dana King’s “Monumental Reckoning.” The installation is in the space of the former Francis Scott Key monument in Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

What a reparations program would look like in The City

‘If there’s any place we can do it, it’s San Francisco’

Organizer Jas Florentino, left, explains the figures which represent 350 kidnapped Africans first sold as slaves in the United States in 1619 in sculptor Dana King’s “Monumental Reckoning.” The installation is in the space of the former Francis Scott Key monument in Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

Gavin Newsom under COVID: The governor dishes on his pandemic life

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters It was strange, after 15 months of watching…

  • Jun 18, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)

What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline,…

People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Officer Joel Babbs, pictured at a protest outside the Hall of Justice in 2017, is representing himself in an unusually public police misconduct matter. <ins>(Courtesy Bay City News)</ins>

The strange and troubling story of Joel Babbs: What it tells us about the SFPD

The bizarre and troubling career of a whistle-blowing San Francisco police officer…

Officer Joel Babbs, pictured at a protest outside the Hall of Justice in 2017, is representing himself in an unusually public police misconduct matter. <ins>(Courtesy Bay City News)</ins>