Annie Gaus

Annie is a San Francisco-based journalist who leads SF Standard's coverage of City Hall. Prior to joining The San Francisco Standard, Annie spent years as a business, technology and finance journalist with past bylines at the San Francisco Business Times, Bisnow, TheStreet, The Guardian, Vice News and other outlets. She joined SF Standard after founding Public Comment, a local newsletter that was merged with the brand in 2021. Early in her career, Annie was a video journalist with Discovery Communications and taught writing at San Francisco State University. Born and raised in San Francisco, she enjoys the Giants and Warriors, stand-up comedy, foggy days, and going on long walks and Muni rides around her beloved city.

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Mayor, Supes Agree on Budget That Preserves Police and Downtown Funding, Boosts Affordable Housing

The mayor’s office and supes agreed on a citywide spending plan in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It must be approved by the full Board of Supervisors in July.

Controversial Tenderloin Center to Shutter in December

The Tenderloin Center, which opened as part of Mayor London Breed’s emergency declaration to address drug-related deaths, is set to close at the end of the year. 

Sup. Dorsey Proposes ‘Right to Recovery’ Zones With Targeted Drug Enforcement

The proposed legislation would prioritize enforcement of drug dealing and consumption in areas close to drug treatment facilities.

SF Giants Manager Gabe Kapler Says He Won’t Stand for National Anthem, Citing Lack of Action on Guns

Kapler’s action will likely reverberate widely and comes on the heels of Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s emotional comments on guns.

Perspective: Warriors Past and Future: Chase Center Still a ‘Great Night Out’ For This Oracle Arena Fan

The new stadium is a world away from the Warriors’ scrappy past, but represents a major evolution in the business of championship sports.

Hotels Demand SF Pay Up for Damage During Shelter-in-Place

The owners of Good Hotel, Hotel Vertigo and others are among those that may be asking the city for compensation, according to a filing.

Hella News: The Standard’s Voter Poll Finds San Franciscans Are Fed Up

Every elected official in the city—from DA Boudin and Mayor Breed to the Board of Supervisors—should be on notice: Negative approval ratings are surging.

Mayor Breed Taps Matt Dorsey, a Police Spokesperson and Longtime Civil Servant, to Lead District 6

Dorsey said he was driven by his personal experience in addiction recovery and by watching a fentanyl epidemic take hold.

Assaults on Muni Rose Last Year

While total crimes decreased on Muni, assault incidents spiked to 186 last year amid nationwide concerns about safety on public transit.

Redistricting Task Force Must Approve a Final Draft Map on April 21, City Attorney Says

In a legal memo, city attorneys told the Redistricting Task Force that there is “no cushion” for any further delays in redrawing the city’s district maps.