Griffin Gaffney

Griffin is The San Francisco Standard's CEO. Prior to SF Standard, Griffin founded Stripe's sales function and led teams in Korea, Silicon Valley and sub-Saharan Africa for organizations ranging in size and mindset from multinational corporations to five-person startups and rural schools. Griffin holds a Social Science degree from Harvard and is an enthusiastic volunteer, musician and triathlete.

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$74 Million for Affordable Housing: SF Approves Funds to Buy Small Apartment Buildings

The program is facing reforms as it works to scale up and make housing more accessible to low-income residents.

SF Delays Cannabis Tax as Dispensaries Fight Burglary Spree

Dozens of dispensaries across the Bay Area were affected by the organized robberies that swept through the region in recent weeks.

SF’s Budget in 4 Charts: The Pandemic Effect on City Finances and the Prospects for Recovery

San Francisco’s roughly $13 billion budget hangs in the balance as the city crawls back from a pandemic-induced economic slump.

Helping a Hungry City: Building Community Through Burritos

The Burrito Project San Francisco aims to feed those in need with the city’s favorite food.

SF Police Shooting Video Shows Former Afghan Interpreter Charged Cops with Kitchen Knife

A former Afghan interpreter who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder was likely in the midst…

Man Shot and Killed by SF Police was Former Afghan Interpreter

Ajmal Amani spent a decade working as a contract translator for Navy SEALS and other U.S. government agencies, his former attorney said.

SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin Announces Felony Charges in Retail Crime Spree

Thefts at Union Square and other locations give ammunition to the DA’s critics.

City Declares Drought Emergency, Asks Residents to Cut Water Use or Pay Surcharge

Residents are asked to cut water usage by 10% amid a statewide drought, with fee penalties to come in April 2022

SF High School Students Sound the Alarm on Sexual Assault, Harassment on Campus

Staging protests and letter-writing campaigns, students at high schools citywide are asking district leaders to reform the process of reporting sexual misconduct.

When Cops Are Addicts: Pharmacy Robbery Sheds Rare Light on Drug Abuse Among First Responders

San Francisco police Sgt. Davin Cole made a living helping people who struggle with drug addiction. Then he allegedly robbed a pharmacy.