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

75 Articles Published

Shutdown of Civic Center Tent Village Underway in Advance of Pride Festivities

The city-run tent village opened in May 2020 as a temporary measure to mitigate a spike in encampments during the pandemic.

When Apologies Don’t Cut It: Lawsuit Seeks Truth and Compensation From Police Shooting Case

A new lawsuit is seeking financial compensation from the City and County of San Francisco and disclosures about Zachary McAuliffe’s record as an SFPD officer.

‘Criminals Will Go Wherever the Cops Aren’t’: Tenderloin Captain Talks Challenges of Policing the Neighborhood

SFPD’s Capt. Chris Canning says the Tenderloin emergency order has “absolutely made a difference.”

Breed Hails Opening of New Permanent Supportive Housing Amid Worker Protests

Outside a press conference, workers at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic decried low pay and poor working conditions.

Local Homeless Coordinating Board Appointee Raises Conflict of Interest Concerns

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on an appointee who may need to recuse herself from key votes, raising questions about the city’s many homeless advisory boards.

Hella Hot Weather Brings Offshore Winds and Surfers to Ocean Beach

Surfers are taking full advantage of rare conditions that produced picturesque waves doubling the size of the average human on Thursday morning.

With a Library Card, You Can Now Get into California State Parks For Free

California public libraries are loaning out state park passes to card holders, opening up access to Bay Area favorites.

City Eyes Two New Buildings for Permanent Homeless Housing

The two sites contain a total of 274 housing units of varying sizes, including 200 units intended exclusively for families.

Anti-Fentanyl Group Aims to Stymie Mayor Breed’s Push for International Tourists 

The group, called Mothers Against Drug Deaths, says the city should address open-air fentanyl dealing before drawing tourists back downtown.

Public Health Department Rapidly Staffs Up Amid Ongoing Overdose Crisis

DPH says it’s filled more than 200 vacant positions spanning behavioral health clinicians, pharmacists and others.