Josh Koehn

Josh Koehn is a senior reporter for The San Francisco Standard. His previous work has uncovered numerous instances of government misconduct, leading to widespread policy changes and the removal or incarceration of several public officials. Before joining The Standard, Koehn worked as an editor at the San Francisco Chronicle. His stories have been honored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the Online News Association. Most recently, Koehn served as a communications director in the California Legislature. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, and lives in San Francisco.

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DA Boudin and Fentanyl: Court Data Shows Just 3 Drug Dealing Convictions in 2021 as Immigration Concerns Shaped Policy

Data obtained from San Francisco Superior Court show that District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s office secured just three total drug dealing convictions in 2021, as prosecutors weighed offenders’ immigration status.

Hella News: ‘Orange People’ Roaming Streets of SF

The reviews are in and “Orange People,” also known as San Francisco’s Welcome Ambassadors, are a hit.

Hella News: The Standard’s Voter Poll Finds San Franciscans Are Fed Up

Every elected official in the city—from DA Boudin and Mayor Breed to the Board of Supervisors—should be on notice: Negative approval ratings are surging.

SF Standard Poll: DA Chesa Boudin Faces Grim Odds in Recall Election

An exclusive poll by The Standard found that first-term District Attorney Chesa Boudin seems likely to be out of a job before the end of his first term.

Tax-Free Stock from Wealthy Individuals Helps Fuel Recall of DA Chesa Boudin

Four individuals have given almost $900,000 worth of stock directly to the committee in charge of recalling SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The reason they gave stock instead of cash is unknown, but one reason could be to avoid paying a capital gains tax.

Hella News: Why San Francisco Can’t Build More Housing

The city needs to build 82,000 units of housing by 2031, but San Francisco looks like it might be at risk of failing to meet this goal.

Hella News: The War Over JFK Drive Is Finally Over

In the second episode of Hella News, co-hosts Meaghan Mitchell and Josh Koehn discuss the controversial fight over keeping a road in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park car-free.

JFK Drive: 5 Big Things to Know About Today’s Hearing 

Here’s what you need to know about the joint hearing to decide if the 1.5-mile road in Golden Gate Park should remain closed to vehicles.

Matt Haney Shares Secrets to Assembly Victory, Rejects Criticism on Housing

Assemblymember-elect Matt Haney spoke with The Standard about his huge victory over David Campos, why he believes he has always been pro-housing and what comes next.

Introducing Hella News, SF’s First Comedy News Show

Episode One dives into census data to better understand San Francisco’s changing demographics.