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]

95 Articles Published

‘Covid Wiped Us Out’: SFMTA Director Seeks to Restore Trust in the System

SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin has two years to figure out how to fix a hole in its budget, and says his focus is rebuilding trust in a transit network that suffered massive setbacks in the pandemic.

Masks Are Back on BART: Directors Vote to Reinstate Mandate 

After a judge struck down the federal mask mandate last week, the regional transit agency created its own mandate.

It’s Official: Supervisors Vote 7-4 in Favor of Car-Free JFK Drive

After reviewing an equity study and Chan’s competing proposal, the supervisors voted to keep the road closed to cars permanently.

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.

Supervisors to Decide Fate of JFK Drive at Tuesday Meeting

The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on two competing proposals regarding car access to JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park.

With More Enforcement Power Than Ever, State Relies on Housing Activists To Enforce Duplex Law

A handful of activists represent the bulk of the state’s enforcement of the law. That could change as the state housing agency hires more staff.

Mask Wars: Every San Franciscan For Themselves as Mask Mandate Lifted

No more masks on transit means drivers and riders take Covid protection in their own hands.

Haney Headed to Sacramento With Commanding Win Over Campos

The District 6 supervisor appears poised to win Tuesday’s race handily. Once crowned, he will take now-City Attorney David Chiu’s seat and serve out the rest of his term.

Go Slow: SFMTA Cuts Speed Limits for a Dozen More Streets 

Citing safety concerns, the transit agency hopes to lower speed limits on many more popular corridors citywide.


Who Will Follow Feinstein? Report on Senator’s Mental Decline Prompts Political Jockeying for Coveted California Seat

Bay Area officials being floated as a potential successor to Sen. Feinstein include House reps Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna, as well as San Francisco Mayor London Breed.