SF Plans to Build More Housing—at Some Point. Meanwhile, Low-Income Seniors Are Struggling to Pay Their Rents

San Francisco’s low-income seniors have become one of the groups most prone to homelessness in the city. The reason? Many of them are paying 75% or more of their fixed income on rent each month.

Sheriff’s Cadet: Supervisor Walton Using N-Word Was ‘Rude, Disrespectful No Matter What Color You Are’ 

A sheriff’s cadet spoke with The Standard about Shamann Walton allegedly calling him the N-word multiple times during a City Hall confrontation.

‘Rotten to the Core’: San Francisco Could Get Sued Over Housing Gridlock, Says Legislator

San Francisco’s housing squabbles put the city on a collision course with an increasingly aggressive state agency charged with holding cities accountable to housing production.

The Holdouts: Inside SF’s Sole Remaining Video Rental Store

Video Wave in Noe Valley has survived Netflix, the streaming era and most recently, Covid. Here’s how the last full-service movie rental shop in SF has kept the lights on.

Hillary Ronen Defends Closing BART Station Plazas in the Mission: ‘My Back Is Against the Wall’

The Mission District supervisor explains her unusual decision to get BART to shut down one of the busiest public spaces in the city.

‘Getting Harder By the Day’: SF School District Looks to Staff Up as Droves of Teachers Depart

Scores of teachers are reconsidering their place in the city—or profession entirely—and the effects of that turnover will reverberate for months or years to come.

Brooke Jenkins Vows to Crack Down on Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans

San Francisco’s new district attorney made her pledge during a visit to Chinatown Wednesday.

SF’s Power Position in the Water Wars Means Few Local Drought Restrictions. But Can It Last?

Despite statewide drought, city residents remain insulated from shortages.

Willie Brown Thinks DA Chesa Boudin Should Run Again. And Says He’d Win

Mayor Breed must wait at least 10 days to appoint a new DA, but one of her mentors thinks Chesa Boudin could win back his old job.

The Night Bus: Moving Through San Francisco After Dark

We spent a night on one of San Francisco’s all-nighter ‘Owl’ buses to get a glimpse into the world of Muni late at night. Here are a few of the people that we met.