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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New SF Electoral Boundaries Take Shape as Officials Wrestle With Equity Concerns

The once in a decade electoral maps are starting to fall into place in San Francisco.

SF Vaccine Holdout Hopes Lawsuit Will Prevail, But Anti-Science Arguments Make it a Longshot

Rob Geller, a longtime employee of the SF Department of Public Health, hasn’t taken a vaccine since 1978. His refusal to get jabbed may cost him his job.

Supervisors Approve $6.5M Increase to Harm Reduction Contract, But Raise Questions on Outcomes

Members of the budget committee recommended a funding boost to a Department of Public Health contract, but expressed frustration on what they saw as a lack of data on outcomes.

Mayor Breed Calls for Change to State Law to Expand Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

During a tour of an emergency dispatch center, Breed urged changes to state laws governing the use of involuntary mental health treatment.

Merchants Remain Uneasy, But Shoppers Unfazed Following Union Square Thefts

Some Union Square merchants questioned the efficacy of the city’s approach to deterring crime over the holidays, which includes restricting cars and an amped-up police presence.

SF Police Fatally Shoot Suspect at SoMa Residential Hotel

The man was struck by gunfire near Fifth and Folsom streets at some time before 9 a.m. near the Covered Wagon Hotel at 917 Folsom Street, sources said.

SFMTA Set to Receive Millions From Federal Infrastructure Bill, Despite Labor Ruling

S.F. transit officials breathed a sigh of relief this week, with federal funds expected to come through despite a labor ruling that withholds money from California agencies.

Supervisors May Be Skirting Law With Latest Swipe at Retail Crime

The Board of Supervisors passed a measure Tuesday that will allow private individuals or entities to hire off-duty sheriffs as security officers

California’s Redistricting Poised to Shake Up Dynamics of AD-17 Race

Candidates for the assembly seat must navigate a sequence of elections next year that includes a potentially big shift in the local political map.

Supervisor Preston Questions Housing Officials on 730 Stanyan, But Finds Limited Answers

A nixed plan for a drop-in center has become a flashpoint for homeless services dispute.