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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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.

San Francisco Moves to Restart Rent Relief as State Bows Out

As California prepares to sunset its rent relief program, San Francisco is planning to take up the slack. But uncertainties remain.

Newsom Imposes New California Water Restrictions — Leaves Details to Locals

San Francisco residents will see a 5% surcharge on their water bills starting next month.

California Lawmakers Struck a Deal on Eviction Protections as Local Relief Lags

Of the 19,021 San Francisco households that have requested state relief, a little over half have been paid so far.

Explainer: DA Boudin is Sending More Defendants to Diversion. Here’s What That Means

The district attorney resolved over 1,000 cases in 2021 through diversion programs, which range from collaborative and neighborhood courts to mental health diversion.

‘This Shouldn’t Be Normal’: Tenderloin Parents Grapple with Neighborhood Woes

Tenderloin residents who met with Mayor London Breed to plead for better conditions last November, prompting a string of fiery press conferences.

Map of SF Homeless Shelters Shows Little Neighborhood Diversity

As the city looks to build more homeless shelters, a map of housing and shelter sites shows very few in the city’s outlying neighborhoods.

San Francisco’s Tenderloin is a Reluctant Battleground in Haney, Campos Campaign Fights

The neighborhood emerged as a flashpoint in debates over public safety and Haney’s record overseeing the troubled area.

Mandelman Proposes Shelter for All, But Execution is an Uphill Battle

The supervisor wants to tackle a monumental task: Sheltering the city’s entire homeless population.

‘Like Quicksand’: Tenderloin Residents Worry that Emergency Order is Just Shifting Problems Around

The first 90-day period of the Mayor’s emergency declaration is set to expire, bringing with it an expectation of permanence. But many are questioning what it really means for the city’s future.