Sarah Wright

Sarah is a housing and transportation reporter at The San Francisco Standard. She has worked as a local journalist in Washington, D.C., and in Half Moon Bay, where she served as the Half Moon Bay Review's first deputy editor, covering the COVID-19 pandemic response and the biggest wildfire in a century in San Mateo County. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Sarah is an avid outdoorswoman and now lives in the Inner Richmond. Sarah can be reached at [email protected]

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Fourplex Bill Passes, But Won’t Create Much Housing

San Francisco homeowners can now build four units on a lot, and up to six on corner lots, but only if they meet a strict list of requirements.

Despite Reforms, San Francisco Is Building Fewer Homes Now Than Before

The city is still falling far short of building enough homes to meet demand, and the future doesn’t look promising either.


SFPD Releases ‘Person of Interest’ Photo in Fatal Muni Shooting

Police are still searching for the shooter, who appears to have targeted someone he knew, according to SFPD.

Mayor Breed Tests Positive for Covid

The mayor is fully vaccinated and boosted. She is isolating, per a press release.

Ballot Fight Over Car-Free JFK Moves Ahead

Sponsors of current car closure policy respond to initiative with opposing measure; whichever one gets more votes will win.

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Muni is Getting in the Housing Game. Will the Politics of Affordability Kill Its Plans?

A Potrero Yard housing project may be the first of many as the struggling agency eyes the real estate business. But housing politics could make or break Muni’s plan.

More SF Summer Reads for the Hungry Bookworm

We got an overwhelming response from readers about their favorite SF titles. Here are a few books to add to your list!

JFK Drive Fight Not Dead Yet—Proposal to Restore Car Access Likely to Head to Voters

A proposed ordinance to reopen the roadways to cars only needs about 9,000 signatures to make it on the November ballot.

The $400M Muni Bond Is Going To Lose. Now What?

The city’s transportation agency will have to defer projects and wait at least another year to ask again for the $400 million it needs for infrastructure updates.

No, Voter Turnout Wasn’t ‘Abysmally Low’ in SF This Election

At around 46%, turnout for the June 7 election outpaced the average for gubernatorial primaries and is on par with the last 10 years of all primary elections.