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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Breed Dodges Meeting, but Supes Approve Controversial Tenderloin Emergency Measure

After 10 hours and more than 200 public comments, Supervisors approved Mayor London Breed’s bid to skirt red tape and hasten services in the Tenderloin.

Tenderloin Crackdown: Supervisors Likely to Approve State of Emergency Amid Arguments Over Policing

Board approval would give Mayor Breed a mandate to address drug overdoses in the Tenderloin.

City Releases Plans for Mayor’s State of Emergency in the Tenderloin

At just over three pages, the document includes three main components: resources, intervention and infrastructure.

Breed’s Tenderloin Crackdown Has Mission Street Vendors Fretting About an Influx

Legal vendors in the Mission say that permit enforcement is minimal, and new legislation could drown them with an overflow of unpermitted peddlers.

Breed Declares ‘State of Emergency’ in the Tenderloin to Force People into Treatment

Prominent homeless advocates are not on board with the Mayor’s approach, arguing that increased policing is historically ineffective

SF Moves One Step Closer to Opening State’s First Safe Consumption Site for Drug Use

The proposed site, near the corner of Geary and Hyde Streets in the Tenderloin, must first be approved by the full Board of Supervisors.

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.

Drug Overdose Crisis: Safe Consumption Site Moves Forward But Long Road Remains

Advocates say they are key to reducing overdose deaths, others worry that they ultimately condone or even encourage dangerous drug use.

Mayor Announces Crackdown on Tenderloin Crime in Fiery Press Conference

Mayor London Breed delivered a fiery press conference at City Hall Tuesday, decrying the state…