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 Breed Touts 96% Vaccination Rate of City Workers Ahead of Nov. 1 Deadline

City staff are required to work in-person starting Nov. 1, which could help private employers do the same, according to Breed.

School Board Recall Scheduled for February 2022, Along with Assessor-Recorder Election

San Francisco voters will decide the fate of three school board members in February 2022.

‘Our Last Best Chance’: HUD Secretary, Pelosi and Breed Push Biden’s Build Back Better Act at S.F. Housing Development

The sprawling redevelopment of the city’s Sunnydale neighborhood could be a national model for affordable housing, according to federal and local leaders.

Last-Minute Vaccine Push Staves off Layoffs of S.F. First Responders

Vaccination numbers improved among police and other first responders just hours ahead of a key deadline.


‘Biggest Game of the Year:’ Fans Exuberant Ahead of Historic Giants vs. Dodgers Game 5 Matchup

Excitement was building around Oracle Park on Thursday for a major league baseball first: a do-or-die matchup for the division title between the Giants and the Dodgers.

Walgreens to Close Five San Francisco Stores by Mid-November

Those locations span the Mission, Ingleside, Hayes Valley and Richmond districts in San Francisco.

S.F. Schools’ Enrollment Declines Could Cost the District $35M

The loss of students is posed to worsen an already sizable deficit for the next fiscal year.

Ethics Commission Debates ‘Problematic’ Gift-Giving at City Departments

In a report, watchdogs urged tighter oversight of widespread gifting practices that open the door for corruption.

San Francisco Expands Vaccine Mandate to Include City Contractors

Contractors and nonprofit workers who come into regular contact with city workers must be vaccinated by Dec. 31.

San Francisco to Ease Indoor Masking Rules Starting Oct. 15

Mask requirements will be lifted in indoor settings where “stable groups of fully vaccinated people gather,” said the Department of Public Health.