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Photos: Thousands pack San Francisco streets for Bay to Breakers race day

Thousands in colorful costumes surged through San Francisco streets for this year's zaniest-yet Bay to Breakers race.

Horses still ride despite troubled company’s looming ouster from Golden Gate Park

Chaparral Corporation was ordered to shut down over its record of animal abuse, but it's offering rides in the short time it has left.

The new dating app is a flyer: In SF, people are posting singles ads on telephone poles

A 'date my friend' prank goes wild, resulting in a viral Instagram campaign and a party in the park. But will love follow?

Snitch City: Whose dog fur is this?

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

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.

Thousands of fans welcome WNBA’s newest team at Golden State Valkyries block party

Thousands of fans flocked to the Chase Center to celebrate the launch of the newest WNBA expansion team.

SF cop ran nonprofit taking kids to Africa. Then investigators started asking questions

Questions have been raised about why a full time sworn SFPD officer was running his own nonprofit instead of doing regular police work.

LGBTQ mental health clinic rallies against ‘sudden and unjust’ eviction

Queer LifeSpace says its landlord is shaking it down for “dubious fees and penalties” that could displace it from the Castro.

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.

Last in the mayor’s race, Ahsha Safaí says don’t count him out

‘I do not feel discouraged,’ Safaí told The Standard. ‘I feel very hopeful.’

A politico’s horrifying night in Napa comes back to haunt San Francisco mayor’s race

Mark Farrell used his former title as San Francisco mayor to back a powerful friend in a domestic violence case. Will it hurt his campaign?

Mayor’s panda plans bogged down as supervisors question $25M fundraising ask

Supervisors postpone Breed’s effort to allow some city departments to receive unlimited donations from individuals, charities or private firms for the pandas’ cost.

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.

Real estate deals on this downtown street signal a comeback

On the city’s most prestigious corridor, business class digs can be found at a major discount.

Nvidia drops $374M to become its own landlord in Santa Clara

The nine-figure sum figure is a still drop in the bucket compared with the company’s current $2.3 trillion market value.

Lunch with a billionaire is the only thing going cheap in San Francisco 

The cost of a charity power lunch with Marc Benioff is a bit easier to digest than one with Warren Buffett.

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.

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.

Living out its final days in the Presidio, a press forges the world’s most beautiful books

San Francisco’s Arion Press is a one-of-a-kind publisher, where every book becomes a handcrafted art object.

Photos: Thousands pack San Francisco streets for Bay to Breakers race day

Thousands in colorful costumes surged through San Francisco streets for this year's zaniest-yet Bay to Breakers race.

Snitch City: Whose dog fur is this?

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

The new dating app is a flyer: In SF, people are posting singles ads on telephone poles

A 'date my friend' prank goes wild, resulting in a viral Instagram campaign and a party in the park. But will love follow?

Living out its final days in the Presidio, a press forges the world’s most beautiful books

San Francisco’s Arion Press is a one-of-a-kind publisher, where every book becomes a handcrafted art object.

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.

‘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.

San Francisco’s new business tax is too weak to work

A grand bargain to address the city’s business crisis has resulted in a muddled mess of a proposal.

Readers respond to the call for greater transparency at the San Francisco Symphony

The symphony is facing an inflection point after its beloved music director and conductor resigned amid planned programming cuts.

The San Francisco Symphony is in crisis. It’s time to bust open the books

SF Symphony major donor Cynthia Hersey criticizes deep programming cuts and a leadership void after the music director announces departure.

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.

Pier 39 is getting a brewery beer nerds love—and it’s not just for tourists

The city’s most tourist-friendly attraction will soon have an 80-seat hot spot for locals.

Bend the knee to Four Kings, the hottest restaurant in San Francisco

The chefs behind the most coveted reservation in town know how to cook a great story.