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SFPD will get paid $1 million per year to station officers outside Pelosi home

Two years after an attacker was able to enter the Pelosi home, the Capitol Police force plans to pay the city $1 million for a 24/7 presence.

Cops don’t want to stop sideshows, leave the Trump techies alone: readers respond

Opinion

Ignoring sideshows is a political act by police departments to create an atmosphere of lawlessness even as crime rates decline.

Zuck’s Tahoe estate: Blueprints show thermal cameras, lakeside spa and 11 buildings

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is building a massive private compound on the western shore of Lake Tahoe.

Shorn of big brands, a downtown San Francisco mall embraces a new class of tenant

Nearly one year after it lost its signature anchor tenant, a new slate of businesses are starting to trickle in at a discount.

$2,500 in rent for a rusted RV? The rise of San Francisco’s vanlords

People living in RVs and trailers on city streets find themselves at the mercy of police, parking control officers and profiteers alike.

Cyclist killed after crash with city vehicle

The incident occurred at the corner of Newhall Street and Fairfax Avenue on May 30.

Stolen Bay Area bikes are big business on Facebook. This guy’s trying to change that

Bryan Hance on how Facebook, ‘some prick in San Jose,’ and a businessman in Mexico are at the center of a multi-million-dollar bike theft ring.

San Francisco’s ‘soft approach’ to illegal sideshows isn’t working, SFPD critics say

The department’s tactic of breaking up “stunt car” events mostly involves making arrests and car seizures days later.

5 fun takeaways from the first San Francisco mayoral debate

The candidates cited no shortage of stats on crime, housing and overdose deaths, but there were also moments of levity and some genuine zingers.

Pandas are expensive. The mayor wants Big Tech, wealthy donors to help pay for them

The city needs $25 million to care for its future pandas, and Breed got the OK to hit up tech firms and wealthy residents to defray the cost.

New poll, new mayor? Latest survey suggests challenger beating Breed

New polling for the San Francisco mayor’s race comes the same day the five candidates will square off in their first public debate.

Flooding threatens to inundate San Francisco neighborhoods, report says

A new report by the civil grand jury details great flaws in San Francisco’s attempt to combat climate change and prevent flooding.

Shorn of big brands, a downtown San Francisco mall embraces a new class of tenant

Nearly one year after it lost its signature anchor tenant, a new slate of businesses are starting to trickle in at a discount.

SF startup bosses illegally peddled $100M in Adderall, Feds say

The lack of guardrails in the sale of stimulants led to the overdose deaths of multiple customers, officials allege.

How this office landlord survived the downturn in San Francisco

When big tenants depart, building owners usually do so too. This company dug in and is starting to see the other side.

A rent scheme cost these sisters thousands. Now they’re fighting back

Sisters cry foul after paying master tenant thousands more than their apartment really cost. Here’s how SF rental rules encourage exploitation.

Could churches be the accelerant San Francisco needs to fast-track housing?

Opinion

One church endured more than 10 years of city bureaucracy to build affordable housing on its land. A new YIGBY law could be a game changer.

SF homeowners hit with big bills for sidewalk repairs

Public Works data obtained by The Standard shows residents footing $2.7 million in sidewalk repair bills since 2019.

Newly opened Lunette is already the star of the Ferry Building

The new Cambodian spot has locals and tourists lining up. Plus: A love letter to a great neighborhood restaurant and a natural wine bar that serves endless summer.

School’s out, summer’s arrived: Get yourself to these 11 amazing swimming spots

From river dips to wine country lounging, it’s time to grab your bucket hat and beach chair.

Stolen Bay Area bikes are big business on Facebook. This guy’s trying to change that

Bryan Hance on how Facebook, ‘some prick in San Jose,’ and a businessman in Mexico are at the center of a multi-million-dollar bike theft ring.

Fall in love with SF all over again at The Sphere’s Dead & Company show

An insanely profound experience that made me fall in love with San Francisco all over again from 400 miles away.

The weird vibe at OpenAI’s office, where secret security guards roam

We tried chatting up OpenAI’s security and staff. We got the silent treatment. Local merchants say the tech firm is a “secretive” neighbor.

Newly opened Lunette is already the star of the Ferry Building

The new Cambodian spot has locals and tourists lining up. Plus: A love letter to a great neighborhood restaurant and a natural wine bar that serves endless summer.

The pasta chef upending the restaurant biz—and making money while he’s at it

With his second Pasta Supply Co now open, one chef has learned a thing or two about the business. And he has some advice.

San Francisco has reached peak bagel. It’s a blessing and a curse

The good news is it’s easier than ever to get a good bagel. The bad news? They might lose some of their allure.

‘This should have never happened’: Lawmakers want to let restaurants keep charging fees

Lawmakers including Matt Haney and Scott Wiener have introduced a bill that would carve out restaurants from the so-called junk fee ban.

Cops don’t want to stop sideshows, leave the Trump techies alone: readers respond

Ignoring sideshows is a political act by police departments to create an atmosphere of lawlessness even as crime rates decline.

Could churches be the accelerant San Francisco needs to fast-track housing?

One church endured more than 10 years of city bureaucracy to build affordable housing on its land. A new YIGBY law could be a game changer.

Silicon Valley’s biggest grifters love Trump. Who could have guessed?

Trump’s new crypto buddies are convicted fraudsters, alleged gropers and bilkers fined billions of dollars. They’re lining up early for pardons.

SF students are chronically absent in huge numbers—California must help

How did the wealthiest state in the nation neglect our children so badly that we are in the bottom third of the country for how we support our kids?

Artists withdrew works from Jewish Museum in protest. It’s displaying blank walls instead

In response to artists withdrawing their work from the Contemporary Jewish Museum, curators left white space where the art would have been.

In deep distress, the SF Opera leans on Asian board members, artists, audiences

A top priority for the company: mounting Chinese productions and bringing in Asian audiences.

The wildest flowers in San Francisco are bursting out at the de Young

The de Young’s annual explosion of flowers pairs celebrated works of art with elaborate floral displays.

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Listen to the trailer for our new twice-monthly podcast from The San Francisco Standard.