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‘Monumental Reckoning’ returns to Golden Gate Park for Juneteenth—with a twist

Attendees honored the lives of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.

Can the real martini—served in a proper, v-shaped glass—please stand up? 

Most martinis are served in coupes or Nick and Nora glasses. But there’s still a handful of spotsserving a classic martini in a classic martini glass.

‘An American icon’: Willie Mays fans create memorial outside Giants stadium

Fans gathered at Willie Mays Plaza on Juneteenth to celebrate and mourn the San Francisco baseball legend.

‘It’s changed my life’: SF’s Badass Blind Babe shares why she rides with Waymo 

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At the age of seven, Jessie was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that has steadily taken her peripheral vision. Now she’s on a mission to tell the world that “disabled isn’t a bad word.”

Homeless RV dwellers face looming expulsion—and no plan for what comes after

New street parking restrictions and a road improvement project on Winston Drive will cause the city’s largest displacement of RV dwellers in two years.

UC Berkeley firebomb suspect, 34, lives with parents, has PhD

Casey Goonan was arrested Monday morning at his parents’ $1.1 million home in Pleasant Hill on suspicion of a string of arson attacks at UC Berkeley from June 1 to 16. 

Giants legend Willie Mays dead at 93

San Francisco Giants legend and baseball hall-of-Famer Willie Mays died Tuesday, the team announced.

Dial-a-sting: For stores plagued with shoplifting, undercover cops just an email away

But the crackdowns at big retailers leaves smaller boutique shops feeling overlooked.

Cars or no cars? Voters to decide future of Great Highway

San Francisco lawmakers, with the mayor’s support, submitted Tuesday a ballot measure to turn the coastal highway into an oceanfront park.

Drug-free housing for San Francisco homeless could be required by 2025

District Supervisors have proposed legislation that would reroute funding for permanent Supportive Housing until a quarter of units are recovery-based.

Lawmaker spent $75K in campaign cash on 49ers, Giants, Warriors tix

Assemblymember Matt Haney’s campaign has spent huge money on tickets to San Francisco sporting events and Broadway shows.

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.

Mayor Breed’s $15M plan to revive Union Square smashes into stark budget realities

The city’s independent budget analyst is recommending that funding for the rescue plan be completely axed.

‘Forget the Doom Loop’: 11 new downtown SF pop-ups are opening up to defy the odds

The second cohort in San Francisco’s efforts to revamp downtown by filling empty storefronts with small business pop-ups launches this week.

Tech CEOs are hot now, so workers are hiring $500-an-hour fashion consultants

It’s not just you. San Francisco techies are upping their game with an assist from style consultants.

SF coffee vets weigh in on the risks of ‘selling out’

As a former Starbuck’s exec takes the helm at Sightglass, we checked in with other long-time SF coffee shop owners on their own paths to growth.

Podcast: London Breed on the 7 songs that powered her rise to San Francisco mayor

From the hip-hop classic “Push It!” to Lizzo’s pop anthem “Truth Hurts,” Breed shares the songs that shaped her for The Standard’s new podcast “Life in Seven Songs.”

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.

Hackers on holiday: They’re building the city of the future from a summer camp in Sonoma

At the monthlong Edge Esmeralda in Healdsburg, biotech meets blockchains meets blood draws.

Suffering from ‘tech neck,’ OpenAI staffers hunt massages in the Mission

Stress is blowing out the necks and backs of tech workers, who seek relief from Mission district masseuses, chiropractors and acupuncturists.

This Victorian once housed a large hippie commune. Now it rents for $15K a month

The transformation of a historic house in the Haight illustrates just how much the city has changed since the Summer of Love.

5 killer Sierra road trips to do this summer, including Yosemite, Mammoth and…Arnold?

From Yosemite’s luxe new accommodations to the overlooked former logging town of Arnold, it’s time to go to the mountains.

Can the real martini—served in a proper, v-shaped glass—please stand up? 

Most martinis are served in coupes or Nick and Nora glasses. But there’s still a handful of spotsserving a classic martini in a classic martini glass.

A new dining trend in San Francisco? Casual wine bars with serious food

A growing number of San Francisco wine bars cater to diners who don’t want to commit to a restaurant meal. It’s the best kind of situationship.

‘Forget the Doom Loop’: 11 new downtown SF pop-ups are opening up to defy the odds

The second cohort in San Francisco’s efforts to revamp downtown by filling empty storefronts with small business pop-ups launches this week.

SF coffee vets weigh in on the risks of ‘selling out’

As a former Starbuck’s exec takes the helm at Sightglass, we checked in with other long-time SF coffee shop owners on their own paths to growth.

Demolish the Central Freeway. Build homes, parks and transit

If City Hall is serious about meeting state housing mandates of 82,000 new homes by 2031 it should take a hard look at Vision Blvd.

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.

‘Monumental Reckoning’ returns to Golden Gate Park for Juneteenth—with a twist

Attendees honored the lives of the first enslaved Africans brought to the United States.

Podcast: London Breed on the 7 songs that powered her rise to San Francisco mayor

From the hip-hop classic “Push It!” to Lizzo’s pop anthem “Truth Hurts,” Breed shares the songs that shaped her for The Standard’s new podcast “Life in Seven Songs.”

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.