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Newly unearthed trove of photographs shows the Fillmore’s devastation in stunning detail  

Never before scene negatives exclusively shared with The Standard include thousands of images of a vanished world.

Year of the (undecided) dragon: Inside the cutthroat mayoral race to win Asian voters

Candidates are gaining momentum from Breed’s more moderate, pro-police and pro-business Chinese and Asian American voters.

‘Bruno’s is back in business’: Blighted nightclub set to return after yearslong closure

Mission Street live music venue Bruno’s could reopen as soon as next month after being closed since 2020.

Despite housing crisis, SF just made it harder to build homes in some neighborhoods

The ordinance was crafted amid uproar from residents in Telegraph Hill and the Northern Waterfront against high-rise development.

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Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots.

Fewer chases, but more crashes: SFPD’s collision record is worst in California

Four in 10 SFPD pursuits result in a collision, nearly double the statewide average, according to data analyzed by The Standard.

Homeless count chaos: Staff will now get new training after recount

The city will provide new training for people involved in the biennial count of homeless people following widespread confusion.

Crowds line up to see—and smell—corpse flower at San Francisco museum

It was the first bloom for the corpse flower, nicknamed Mirage, at the California Academy of Sciences.

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San Francisco city workers rally, opposing billions spent on outside contractors

Paying outside contractors to provide city services instead of hiring employees is a focus of a major ongoing union contract negotiation.

Cigars, booze and motorcycles: Nonprofit accused of swindling city in $100K scheme

A joint investigation by the San Francisco city attorney and controller has revealed a nonprofit defrauded the city in a scheme that amounts to at least $100,000.

This Silicon Valley candidate is using freakishly smart AI bots to call voters

A Silicon Valley congressional candidate is using artificial intelligence to make phone-bank calls. We tried it out.

Republicans target Gavin Newsom with new recall. Are they doing it to get rich?

Campaign records show the people trying to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom paid their companies millions but claim to be owed more.

Business

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Electronic Arts, maker of Madden and other popular video games, to cut nearly 700 jobs

Electronic Arts is cutting about 5% of its workforce, or approximately 670 employees, as layoffs in the gaming sector continue.

Despite tech boom slowdown, Silicon Valley still has more jobs than before pandemic

Silicon Valley continues to deal with the aftermath of the Covid pandemic

Macy’s Union Square workers say rampant shoplifting to blame for closure

Six employees told The Standard that they believe retail theft was a primary factor in the decision.

‘A slow but steady decline’: The rise and fall of Macy’s flagship San Francisco store

The iconic retailer that was a holiday destination for generations of Bay Area residents is shuttering. But what led up to Macy’s decision?

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Fusing the old with new at San Franciso’s best—and newly expanded—Iranian restaurant

The bright, healing flavors of Komaaj Mazze Bar include unique ingredients like barberries, borage flowers and pomegranate molasses.

Opinion: Show us the money. If supervisors want to hire more police, they should find the funds

‘Common sense’: If San Francisco leaders want to spend another $30 million a year for cops, they need to tell us where the money will come from.

This Silicon Valley candidate is using freakishly smart AI bots to call voters

A Silicon Valley congressional candidate is using artificial intelligence to make phone-bank calls. We tried it out.

Arts & Entertainment

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New clues emerge about San Francisco’s greatest art mystery

Additional investigation by the Standard identifies family members of Ary Arcadie Lochakov, whose long-vanished art was discovered in San Francisco.

2 filmmakers with Bay Area ties will compete head-to-head at the Oscars

Leo Chiang and Sean Wang are nominated for the best documentary short category at this year's Academy Awards.

Tour the viral San Francisco Floral House that is all the rage on TikTok

A reluctant social media star, Tay ‘BeepBoop’ Nakamoto traces her transition from tech to design and reckons with insta-fame.

You can watch this TV hunk nightly on Netflix—or dance with him monthly in Nob Hill

Now, you can take a dance class inspired by the show and led by its hunky leading man, Vincent Rodriguez III, at Uforia Studios in Nob Hill.

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Opinion: Show us the money. If supervisors want to hire more police, they should find the funds

‘Common sense’: If San Francisco leaders want to spend another $30 million a year for cops, they need to tell us where the money will come from.

Opinion: The landline lovers have spoken: Cellphones aren’t reliable enough in an emergency

‘There are plenty of us who depend on a reliable means of communication.’

Opinion: Online dating isn’t dying. Here’s why you should give apps another chance

Are we so afraid of having a negative experience that we're no longer in it for the experience at all?

Opinion: Taraval Street repairs have been disruptive, painful—and totally necessary

‘Doing this work all at once, after decades of disrepair, means there has been significant disruption to the neighborhood.’

Food & Drink

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Fusing the old with new at San Franciso’s best—and newly expanded—Iranian restaurant

The bright, healing flavors of Komaaj Mazze Bar include unique ingredients like barberries, borage flowers and pomegranate molasses.

This cult Japanese izakaya in the Mission is exactly what San Francisco needs right now

Chome has exactly the kind of serious fun that San Francisco needs right now. 

This park is full of edible mushrooms. I foraged for some and didn’t die—or trip

An expedition, accompanied by two adventurous chefs, yielded plenty of wisdom about toxic species—and a handful of beautiful purple blewits.

11 great places to eat in San Francisco’s Little Saigon

From banh mi and beignets to Hainan chicken rice and pho, the Tenderloin’s Vietnamese enclave packs tons of restaurants into barely four blocks.

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The fungus among us: Rain-soaked San Francisco now has mushrooms sprouting inside homes

The rainy season in San Francisco doesn’t just bring April flowers. Sometimes, it brings mold—and even mushrooms—indoors.

A $1,000 fine for dumping ‘garbage or refuse’ in a trash can? The Standard explains

The city now says it’s removing the confusing warnings. But the signs point to a larger problem plaguing the streets.

China to send 2 pandas to San Diego Zoo. What about San Francisco?

It wasn't immediately clearly what the San Diego plans meant for San Francisco's hopes to host a panda.

Death Valley’s rare lake is back again and you can kayak in it

The reappearance of Lake Manly after almost 20 years has turned Death Valley into a spot for watersports, and it might last until April.