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The Last Alms House: Laguna Honda Faces Daunting Overhaul to Satisfy Federal Regulators

The 700-patient hospital plays a unique role in SF’s healthcare system, but its future is cloudy.

Pandemic Cuts Fuel Protest at Historic Chinatown Hospital: ‘A Really Big Hit’

Union leaders stage walkout to protest potential loss of benefits.

Laguna Honda Hospital Patients Hit with Mass Eviction Notices as City Fights to Avert Closure

The city-owned skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility is in danger of losing federal funding due to drug overdoses and other problems.

Education

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Breed Appoints Higher Ed Counselor as SF City College Trustee

Western Addition native Murrell Green replaces Tom Temprano, who resigned in February.

Blech: Parent Complaints About SF School Lunches Heat Up

“Bad school food has been the story since the beginning of time,” one parent said.

Hayward Superintendent Picked to Lead SF Public Schools

Matt Wayne faces the daunting task of healing a ‘wounded’ district, administrators union president said.

As Lowell Grapples With Admission Policy, Other Cities Offer Lessons on How to Balance Merit and Diversity

Lowell High has polarized S.F. in a winner-take-all fight to the finish, pitting merit-based admissions against a lottery to make the elite school more diverse.

Politics

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DA Boudin and Fentanyl: Court Data Shows Just 3 Drug Dealing Convictions in 2021 as Immigration Concerns Shaped Policy

Data obtained from San Francisco Superior Court show that District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office secured just three total drug dealing convictions in 2021, as prosecutors weighed offenders’ immigration status.

Chesa Boudin and Francisco Ugarte
The Standard Q&A: Public Defender Francisco Ugarte Talks DA Chesa Boudin, Drug Cases and Immigration

Public defender Francisco Ugarte talks about his objections to The Standard’s report earlier this week on DA Boudin’s fentanyl conviction record.

‘Really Disturbed’: Elections Commissioner Calls it Quits, Citing Redistricting Turmoil

Charles Jung, a mayoral appointee, had been a vocal critic of the commission’s conduct in San Francisco’s unusually fraught redistricting process.

Board of Supes in 3 Minutes: Rectifying Recology, Buyer’s Remorse Over a New Department and a Seat at the Kid’s Table

Today’s meeting featured shady committee assignments, second thoughts over a new street cleaning department, and yet another Recology scandal fix

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