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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San Francisco Wins Landmark Opioid Trial Against Walgreens

A federal judge found that Walgreens, one of the largest pharmacy chains in SF, ignored a regulatory duty to identify suspicious prescriptions.

Pelosi Lands in Taiwan, Voicing ‘Solidarity’ and Defying China

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday in a closely watched and hotly debated visit to the politically contested island.

‘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.

Central Subway Completion Delayed Due to Fire

An electrical fire at the Yerba Buena/Moscone station is expected to delay completion of the Central Subway for six to eight weeks, transit officials said.

Federal Lawsuit Accusing City of Whistleblower Retaliation Partially Moves Ahead

The lawsuit alleges that city department heads presided over a campaign of harassment and intimidation of union workers who raised the alarm about corruption.

Mayor Breed Is Not a Fan of Proposal To Change Citywide Election Dates

If ultimately approved by voters, the plan would change the schedule of elections for key citywide elected offices, including the mayor.

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.