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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SFPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion of Rite-Aid Robbery

Sgt. Davin Cole, a 27-year veteran of SFPD, was booked in San Mateo county jail on Wednesday evening.

David Campos Takes Leave of Absence from District Attorney’s Office

Campos is one of four candidates vying to replace David Chiu in the state assembly.

‘Painful Decisions’: SFUSD Plans to Slash Millions From Budget to Avoid State Takeover

The district plans to slash 360 jobs and tens of millions in expenses as part of a state-mandated budget balancing plan.

November Muni Chaos Not as Bad as Feared, Says SFMTA Director

The agency is trimming service on the 30-Stockton, 14-Mission and other popular routes to accommodate a loss of unvaccinated operators.

Eyeing Conventions, San Francisco Installs ‘Welcome Ambassadors’ Downtown

The program is one of several efforts to bring back conventions and tourism to San Francisco’s deserted downtown core.

City Hall Gets (Mostly) Back to Business With Swearing-In of City Attorney David Chiu

With the full reopening of government offices on Monday, city officials hope to set an example for private employers to bring workers back in person.

To Help Streets Sparkle, S.F. Looks to Revamped Tech For Cleanup Crews

The city’s 311 system processes 20,000 requests for street cleanup per month, but inefficiencies abound between city crews and private neighborhood efforts. A recent push hopes to change that.

Supervisors Under Fire: Vote Against Proposed SOMA Apartment Building Sparks Furor, May Violate State Law

A Board of Supervisors vote that will at least temporarily block a 495-unit housing complex on a SoMa parking lot has become a flashpoint for long-simmering frustrations around the slow pace of housing development in the city.

Despite Political Push, Prospects for Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco Remain Vague

San Francisco policymakers are coalescing around the idea of medically supervised ‘safe consumption sites,’ but how the sites would work in SF is an open question.

Data from S.F. Sheriff Shows Widespread Flaws in Electronic Monitoring

Sup. Rafael Mandelman and Mayor London Breed are calling for reform of the city’s ankle monitoring program after data revealed extensive violations.