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Big Tech has slashed its office presence in San Francisco by half

Large tech firms fueled both the city's commercial real estate market boom and bust. Here’s what could come next.

How a new San Francisco Ballet director turned an opera house into a house party

Mere Mortals, San Francisco Ballet’s first full-length work by a female choreographer, completes its encore run Wednesday.

The former SF district attorney who’s helping TikTok battle Washington’s ban

What San Francisco politics taught TikTok’s head of trust and safety

Ignored by police, a mom tried to find her missing daughter. She wound up in jail

The mother of a formerly missing girl has slammed police for not doing more to find her daughter.

Former Slack CEO’s 16-year-old child reported missing, believed to be in San Francisco

Officials said the teen, who has a San Francisco address, has a history of substance abuse and is known to frequent the Tenderloin.

Missing 15-year-old girl found dead in SF driveway. Her family wants answers

Family members say police and the hospitals fell short in keeping 15-year-old Jázmin Pellegrini safe.

Temple nightclub was riddled with dangerous defects, mice, complaints say

San Francisco nightclub Temple blamed its closure on financial issues, but a paper trail of complaints suggests there's more to the story.

Man arrested after attack on San Jose mayor injures bodyguard

A plainclothes officer protecting the mayor was hospitalized for treatment of moderate injuries, police said.

Foil, cardboard, crack pipes: What drug users buy at corner stores threatened with curfew

Store owners and drug users say Mayor London Breed's plan to shut down corner markets, often gathering places for drug use, won't affect the drug crisis.

Nurses say they’re assaulted constantly at San Francisco public hospitals

The nurses are in the middle of contract negotiations with the city with a $800 million budget deficit looming.

The grassroots effort to save Muni by taxing Uber and Lyft rides (again)

Services like Uber, Lyft and Waymo are facing a grassroots effort to put a new tax on city rides in support of the cash-strapped Muni transit system.

Women accused a rising SF political star of rape and abuse—and met a wall of silence

Despite filing separate police reports against Jon Jacobo, three women say their stories have been ignored—until now.

Tesla layoffs slash over 3,000 California jobs

The total number of California jobs cut by the electric vehicle giant is 3,300, according to newly released WARN notices.

Cruise looks to shed two SoMa office buildings as it pulls back from San Francisco

San Francisco has been Cruise’s HQ since it was founded in 2013. More recently, the city has been the site of its biggest failures.

‘A waste of space’: Why this giant lot near Chase Center sits empty

A 13,000-plus-square-foot plot of land has been empty for decades, even though it's close to transit and nightlife.

Empty hospitals are the new hope for building housing fast

The Prado Group is trying to bring 1,300 new homes to one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

Paralyzed from the neck down, a patient smoked fentanyl and died. His family wants answers

In the days before quadriplegic Christopher Saylor died, his mother told staff at San Francisco General Hospital to confiscate his drugs.

Psst, don’t tell anyone, but the Outside Lands lineup is actually good this year

Tyler the Creator, the Killers and Sturgill Simpson headline a festival filled with EDM and country acts—and Grace Jones.

The broken and neglected San Francisco Zoo is no place for giant pandas

Opinion

Putting pandas in San Francisco will create a fiscal black hole at the expense of other animals and zoo staff. Here’s what the city should do instead.

Temple nightclub was riddled with dangerous defects, mice, complaints say

San Francisco nightclub Temple blamed its closure on financial issues, but a paper trail of complaints suggests there's more to the story.

Step inside Annie Leibovitz’s $9M Marin coastal farm hideaway

The property previously owned by billionaire Warren Hellman includes an equestrian facility and a private recording studio.

Wanna buy a private island? New Jackson Square showroom has just the thing for you

A new gallery in Jackson Square caters to people in the market for a German-built floating villa or a $370 million superyacht.

Photos: From 420 to a naked bike ride, this was the most San Francisco day ever

From a smoke-out on Hippie Hill to lowriders in the Mission, Saturday saw wall-to-wall craziness citywide—and we were there for all of it.

How a new San Francisco Ballet director turned an opera house into a house party

Mere Mortals, San Francisco Ballet’s first full-length work by a female choreographer, completes its encore run Wednesday.

Psst, don’t tell anyone, but the Outside Lands lineup is actually good this year

Tyler the Creator, the Killers and Sturgill Simpson headline a festival filled with EDM and country acts—and Grace Jones.

A second Stern Grove festival? Brand-new SF summer music series drops

From Rickshaw Stop to the Chapel, a ton of San Francisco clubs and venues teamed up on SF Live, the city’s brand-new music festival.

Long live The Stud! SF’s oldest LGBTQ+ bar reopens with massive, drag-filled blowout

A who’s who of queer San Francisco turned out for a drag-filled party celebrating a historic SoMa dive that first opened in 1966.

The broken and neglected San Francisco Zoo is no place for giant pandas

Putting pandas in San Francisco will create a fiscal black hole at the expense of other animals and zoo staff. Here’s what the city should do instead.

Opening a small business in San Francisco is still a nightmare. Ask me how I know

When I decided to open a wine bar and entertainment venue on Mission Street I had no idea planning and permitting reform were just a mirage.

London Breed gets schooled in China: A one-act play

Imagining what might happen when SF mayor London Breed takes questions from some inquisitive sixth graders in Shenzhen, China.

Move over, YIMBYs. It’s time for us to be SHIMBYs to get housing done in SF. 

We need pragmatic, bottom-up neighborhood and community planning that respects existing height limits and fosters community consensus, says Moe Jamil. 

One of SF’s best new cheeseburgers comes from a little red truck in Mission Bay

Burger Littles' smashburger is a perfect exercise in gluttonous restraint. Plus, a glamorous new cocktail lounge and an ooey-gooey rich Basque cheesecake.

Four years after closing her dream restaurant, an owner refuses to give up on SoMa

A quiet revolution in Filipino cuisine makes fast-casual Mestiza the place for an explosion of inventive dishes and tropical flavors.

Ikea’s new food hall just opened. Is it any good?

Smörgåsland drew a huge crowd immediately when The Standard got into Saluhall.

This bowl of wagyu beef udon might have the city’s most exquisite Japanese noodles 

You won’t find softer, silkier udon in SF. Plus: The return of Tartine Manufactory’s meatball-centric dinner menu and praise for Snail Bar’s snails.