Sarah Wright

Sarah is The Standard's City Hall policy and politics reporter. She has worked as a local journalist in Washington, D.C., and in Half Moon Bay, where she served as the local print weekly'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.

28 Articles Published

State Sen. Wiener Pushes New Bill Allowing Teens to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent

If passed, the state law would lower the age of consent for all vaccines to 12.

Student Leaders Demand Better Covid Safety at SF Schools

As Omicron surges through San Francisco schools, members of the student council call for remote learning options and improved safety protocols from district leaders.

School District Promises 10 Covid Sick Days for Staff, Expanded Testing and Masks in Union Agreement

As schools grapple with record Covid cases and absences during Omicron, the district and its unions have reached a new health and safety agreement.

Union-District Negotiations Pushed to Next Week as Educators Call Out Sick En Masse

After failing to reach an agreement, the district and unions will resume bargaining next Thursday.

What SF Should Know About Gov. Newsom’s New Budget Proposal

The 2022-23 budget proposes increased education and housing spending that could boost funding for the city next year.

Amid Staff, Test and Mask Shortages, Teacher Group Plans ‘Sick-Out’

With 600 district employees absent on Tuesday, some educators worry that current safety protocols aren’t enough to stem the spread of Omicron at local schools.

Bicycle Slalom: Why One Local is Mapping City Streets Like Ski Runs

Car-free streets offer a safe haven for bikers, but few routes exist for navigating across the city on two wheels.

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.

Citing ‘Gross Malfeasance,’ SF Parent Group Supports Recall of Two School Board Members

With less than two months until voters decide whether or not to remove three school board members, a big parent group weighs in.

Court Tells SF Dems To Change Voter Guide Statement on School Recall

Just days before the deadline, a lawsuit is forcing the SF Dems to withdraw its statement condemning the school board recall.