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Fire guts home of San Francisco dog walker targeted with racist threats

The fire sent Terry Williams' 81- and 79-year-old parents to the hospital. Both were expected to recover, officials said.

‘Moving the problem’: Booted from SF, troubled stable relocates horses

Chaparral Corporation is being kicked out of Golden Gate Park and Camp Mather near Yosemite after an investigation by The Standard.

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.

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.

Robbery suspects thought they’d escaped cops. Then they hit a Waymo

They allegedly stole a car and managed to outrun the cops. Then a Waymo stepped in.

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.

SF cop had unreported security firm on top of his nonprofit

Officer Jason Johnson’s full-time work with his nonprofit was sanctioned by the police department despite a conflict of interest. His security firm was not.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

The new dating app in SF is a singles ad flyer on a telephone pole

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

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.

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.

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.

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.