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Sky’s the limit as Daniel Lurie will use his deep pockets for mayor’s race

Speculation has been building that Daniel Lurie—who might be a centimillionaire—would self-fund his campaign for San Francisco mayor.

Second Nintendo store in U.S. could be coming to a beleaguered street in SF’s Union Square

Super fans of Mario and other Nintendo favorites can expect a two story store with company merchandise in 2025.

Bear or man? Viral question mirrors disturbing truths for women in SF politics

Opinion

Women pick being alone with a bear over a man. In San Francisco, two high-profile cases highlight ongoing failures to address sexual misconduct.

Fears about Golden Gate Park’s mistreated horses piled up for years—but were ignored

“I think the Recreation and Park Department needs to stand up and take account,” said Board President Aaron Peskin.

‘Absurd’: Fisherman’s Wharf businesses slam lawsuit against city from closed restaurants 

Fisherman's Wharf business owners are calling foul on a new lawsuit against the city brought by the owner of two shuttered restaurants

‘The pain will just kill me’: Newsom blasted for cutting acupuncture in state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom gutted state subsidies for acupuncture treatment, infuriating patients and San Francisco's Chinese American community.

People keep checking into hospitals for ODs and dying anyway

At least 10 people over the past three years have fatally overdosed while under medical care at hospitals in San Francisco.

Woman shot on Inner Sunset street dies after walking into hospital, police say

Police believe a woman was shot in the Inner Sunset neighborhood an hour before she walked into a hospital and died.

A quiet power rises in SF politics: Chinese grandparents

In an election year when Chinese American voters are being sought after aggressively, Chinese seniors are becoming increasingly visible in local politics.

Breed says street homelessness is down. Confused? You’re not alone

Mayor London Breed touted progress on homelessness last week. But her assessment is up for debate, as the data tells another story.

San Francisco, there’s an election coming up. Tell us what’s on your minds

Is there a big issue being ignored? What are the problems nobody is talking about? Let us know—and The Standard's politics team will do our best to get answers.

Mayor Breed kicks off reelection campaign, drop-kicks foes

Mayor London Breed kicked off her reelection campaign with a message focused on the good times to come while taking shots at her opponents.

Amid FBI bribery probe, a Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant may be forced to leave

City officials ordered a suspension on Nick’s Lighthouse Thursday, putting its lease with the Port of San Francisco at risk.

SF billionaire meets his match: A stubborn tenant named Bill Gates

One tiny law firm refused to give up its lease in downtown San Jose—even as its building was slated for demolition.

Bougie SF coffee chain bids founders farewell as Starbucks vet takes over

Change is brewing at beloved San Francisco coffee roaster Sightglass, with a leadership transition announced in a little-noticed LinkedIn post.

Starved for tourists, San Francisco turns to Chinese influencers

“Super Bao,” who has 1.27 million followers on Chinese social media Weibo, is among the influencers paid to promote California.

The future of the Great Highway: A coastal park for all or a road to nowhere?

Opinion

San Francisco faces a choice: Turn the crumbling, costly Great Highway into a 17-acre oceanfront park or keep a road separating neighborhoods from the coast.

Broken horses: Investigation uncovers years of injuries, mistreatment at Golden Gate Park

After inquiries from The Standard, the city has revoked the permit for the horseback riding company in Golden Gate Park and at Camp Mather.

San Francisco’s best new breakfast joint will make you a morning person

Your weekday indulgence should be this French toast. Plus: Brunch of a Vietnamese sort, a new pizza from A16 and a cocktail worth fighting for.

Stolen suitcase sleuth fights back against car break-ins

In the face of a yearslong bipping epidemic, an amateur sleuth in the Outer Richmond reconnects burglary victims with their lost luggage.

The Looker: An old corner shop becomes a modern showstopper in Bernal Heights

After a years-long renovation, a former grocery store gets new life on tricky topography.

Bay to Breakers brings throngs of runners to San Francisco. See photos

Thousands in colorful costumes surged through San Francisco streets for the zaniest-yet Bay to Breakers race.

Snitch City: Saluting the squealers keeping San Francisco safe from each other

Tell us what your neighbors are complaining about or feel free to sound off about something you’re frustrated with in the comment box.

San Francisco’s best new breakfast joint will make you a morning person

Your weekday indulgence should be this French toast. Plus: Brunch of a Vietnamese sort, a new pizza from A16 and a cocktail worth fighting for.

Bougie SF coffee chain bids founders farewell as Starbucks vet takes over

Change is brewing at beloved San Francisco coffee roaster Sightglass, with a leadership transition announced in a little-noticed LinkedIn post.

Thai food is booming in SF, and a new spot in West Portal proves it

A new restaurant solidifies the city's Thai food renaissance. Plus: The hottest pasta on the block and a minty, summer cocktail.

San Francisco’s extra-spicy food festival is already sold out

The largest-ever Indonesian festival in San Francisco will highlight the country’s renowned spicy cuisine.

Bear or man? Viral question mirrors disturbing truths for women in SF politics

Women pick being alone with a bear over a man. In San Francisco, two high-profile cases highlight ongoing failures to address sexual misconduct.

The future of the Great Highway: A coastal park for all or a road to nowhere?

San Francisco faces a choice: Turn the crumbling, costly Great Highway into a 17-acre oceanfront park or keep a road separating neighborhoods from the coast.

California’s school funding crisis has arrived–here’s how leaders can dig out

San Francisco schools are facing a $421 million budget shortfall by 2025. School leaders need to make tough funding decisions to dig out and serve their students.

‘I, Gavin’: An unauthorized (and unreal) excerpt from Gov. Newsom’s memoir

Exclusive excerpts (that we totally made up) from the California governor’s hot-off-the-presses autobiography.

Noise complaints be damned, SF’s Portola Festival is back for September

Justice, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and M.I.A. are all confirmed for Pier 80’s electronic-heavy festival—the same weekend as the Folsom Street Fair.

Photos: High school students compete in Chinatown dragon dance contest

Hundreds of people packed the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown to watch teams from seven high schools perform in the annual competition.

This masterpiece is on display after 400 years. The woman behind it is yet more remarkable

The masterpiece was painted by a woman, depicts a woman and was safeguarded by a woman.

San Francisco artists maintain a creative haven for 40 years—at a radioactive site

They fought radiation, eviction and deterioration to maintain a shoreline community of hundreds of artists.