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Nick Bastone
5 hours ago - News

Market Street's major revamp breaks ground

Bicyclists and pedestrians on Market Street

Bicylists and pedestrians on Market Street. Photos: Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The city's main thoroughfare is getting a major facelift.

What's happening: Construction crews broke ground Monday on a plan over 10 years in the making to upgrade Market Street and improve safety conditions along the busy stretch.

Megan Rose Dickey
Feb 6, 2023 - News

San Francisco's reparations plan set for public hearing

Photo illustration of a silhouette of a Black woman with collaged archival photos, fragments of dollar bills and a redlining map.

Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photos: Clarence Gatson Collection/Gado/Getty Images, Dave Randolph/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images, National Archives via Mapping Inequality

San Francisco's proposed reparations plan, which would give $5 million to each eligible Black person, will be publicly discussed for the first time at the city's Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Details: To be eligible for reparations, a person would need to be at least 18 years old and have identified as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years.

California no longer pursuing K-12 COVID vaccine mandate

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

California children will no longer need the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, state officials announced Friday.

The big picture: Almost all of California's COVID-19 restrictions have ended, and the state's emergency declaration will end on Feb. 28.

Megan Rose Dickey
Feb 3, 2023 - News

Workers "fired up" despite dip in union representation

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Union representation dropped slightly in California last year, but the Golden State still has one of the highest rates of represented workers in the country, according to federal data.

What's happening: The share of California workers represented by unions slightly declined from 17.8% in 2021 to 17.6% in 2022, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Megan Rose Dickey
Feb 2, 2023 - News

For Laguna Honda, a pivotal extension until May

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An aerial view of Laguna Honda in San Francisco. Photo: Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center got a crucial federal extension last night, letting it hold off on forced patient transfers at least until May 19.

  • The moratorium on patient transfers had been set to expire today.
Megan Rose Dickey
Feb 2, 2023 - News

San Francisco meets key housing deadline

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Homes in North Beach and Russian Hill in San Francisco. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

San Francisco's state-mandated plan to build more housing units is done, but now the city has to build them.

State of play: San Francisco supervisors gave the city's housing element final approval yesterday, which was followed by Mayor London Breed signing and submitting the plan to the state.

Celebrate Black history in San Francisco

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Happy Black History Month!

What's happening: We've rounded up some events in San Francisco to celebrate the occasion.

Emily Harris
Jan 31, 2023 - News

Bay Area eateries and chefs named James Beard semifinalists

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

San Francisco area chefs and eateries made the first cut in all categories in the 2023 prestigious James Beard food awards.

Why it matters: Winning raises a restaurant's profile, and everybody could use a boost this year!