Kevin Truong

Kevin Truong is a staff writer with The San Francisco Standard with a focus on small business policy and the economic recovery. Prior to joining the publication he was a reporter and editor at the San Francisco Business Times where he covered commercial real estate, biotech and the innovation economy. His journalism has won recognition from the California News Publishers Association and the San Francisco Press Club. A proud graduate of UCLA , Kevin cut his teeth at the Daily Bruin student newspaper and news organizations like the Christian Science Monitor, NBC Los Angeles and Marketplace, before making his way north to The City by the Bay.

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UCSF Doctors Say It’s Time to End ‘Mindless’ Covid Rules in Open Letter to Gov. Newsom

The open letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and others calls for lifting nearly all masking mandates for school-aged children once the Omicron wave passes.

Avocado Toast, Coffee, E-Bikes: How Soaring Inflation Is Impacting San Francisco Staples

San Francisco doesn’t have a reputation for being particularly affordable, but inflation has sent the cost of some of the city’s favorite items soaring.

SF City Attorney Subpoenas Companies Suspected of Running Rogue Covid Testing Sites

Reports about unsanctioned pop-up testings sites emerged earlier this month as the city’s testing infrastructure has been stressed with the infectious Omicron variant.

New San Francisco Tax on Vacant Properties May Miss Its Intended Target

Owners of vacant commercial properties in San Francisco are becoming increasingly anxious as a new tax on empty storefronts—passed just before the pandemic hit—has now gone into effect.

Counting Covid: SF Doctors Worry Widely Used Metrics are Misleading in Omicron Surge

Health professionals see an important divide between patients admitted “with” Covid versus those admitted “for” Covid.

New Taxes Boost SF Budget as Pandemic Pain Continues

A number of new revenue-raising ballot measures will off set the slower recovery in business tax revenue.

Mayor Breed Threatens Healthcare Providers with $10K Daily Fines for Slow Tests

San Franciscans who utilized Color’s services prior to the closures this week are reporting delays in getting their results back. 

SF Crabbers Struggle Amid ‘One-Two Punch’ of Covid and Season Delays

These hurdles call into question the future of an iconic industry long tied to San Francisco’s proud maritime tradition and tourist appeal.

‘Computer Issue’ Shuts Down 16% of San Francisco’s Public Covid Testing Sites

Color, the city’s vendor, said technical glitches impacted its patient registration and sample collection software.

Pandemic Puts SF Restaurants on the Ropes. Mayor London Breed Joins Coalition Calling on Congress to Extend Lifeline

In a testament to the demand from restaurants, the original $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund ran out in three weeks.