David Sjostedt

David is a staff writer at The Standard with a focus on homelessness and addiction. An SF State Gator alum, David was formerly editor–in–chief of the Golden Gate Xpress and a reporting intern at the SF Examiner. [email protected] Twitter: @davidfortheppl

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Best Spots in SF for Bonfires and BBQs

Looking for the best place to throw your SF Fourth of July festivities? Look no further than our city’s own beaches and parks.

As Emergency Order Ends, Tenderloin Residents Fight to Hold City Hall’s Attention

Tenderloin leaders are urging City Hall to stay focused on long-term solutions as budget cycles and political winds threaten the longevity of cleanup efforts.

Sheltered: A Guide to Where You Might Land in SF If You Lose Your Home

The city uses a wide range of living situations for its homeless and formerly homeless residents. Here’s a breakdown of what those are.

In Whose Backyard? SoMa’s ‘Sobering Center’ May Be a First for SF, But the Neighborhood’s Reaction Is Not

Outfitted with 20 beds as well as showers and bathrooms, a new sobering center may help alleviate a void left by the Tenderloin Center.

Sup. Matt Dorsey Walks a Tightrope in SoMa as November Election Looms

Recently appointed Sup. Matt Dorsey knows that residents weary of drugs, gun violence and public safety concerns “will want to hold their district supervisor accountable.”

Mayor Breed Weighs In on DA Recall: ‘This Does Not Mean That Criminal Justice Reform in San Francisco is Going Anywhere’

San Francisco mayor London Breed responded to the DA recall for the first time Wednesday, emphasizing accountability and offering reassurances.

Both Abstinence and Harm-Reduction Advocates Agree Buprenorphine is Useful. So Why Can’t More San Franciscans Get Access to It?

We caught up with an epidemiologist to find out what stands in the way of expanding availability to the treatment.

Police Clear Homeless Encampment Days After Mayor’s Tweet, Prompting Questions About Legality of Such Sweeps

This wasn’t the first time a passing request from London Breed led to police rousting unhoused people from the sidewalk.

Needles, Naloxone and Board Games: A First Look Inside the Tenderloin Center

Media observers were invited to tour the facility, where staffers say they’ve already reversed 92 overdoses and supplied 35,000 hot meals.

Drug-Free Rehab Facility in SoMa Aims to Transform Lives and the Surrounding Community Alike

The Minna Project stands out as a drug free harm-reduction model, finding a middle ground between the two opposing camps.