Sarah Wright

Sarah is an education and housing 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 sarah@sfstandard.com.

32 Articles Published

City Declares Drought Emergency, Asks Residents to Cut Water Use or Pay Surcharge

Residents are asked to cut water usage by 10% amid a statewide drought, with fee penalties to come in April 2022

SF High School Students Sound the Alarm on Sexual Assault, Harassment on Campus

Staging protests and letter-writing campaigns, students at high schools citywide are asking district leaders to reform the process of reporting sexual misconduct.

School District Job Cuts Could Shrink Administrative Staff, Shift More Work Onto Educators

SFUSD looks to trim the fat from its central office in an effort to close a $125 million budget deficit by December.

Citywide Fourplex Ordinance Clears Planning Commission

With a housing deadline looming, a proposed ordinance may raise the potential for new housing in single-family neighborhoods.

Stefani Proposes Ballot Measure to Create Independent Victims’ Rights Office, Right to Counsel for Domestic Violence Survivors

The proposal will appear on the June 2022 ballot and seeks to create a one-stop shop for crime victims.

Black Leaders Call on City to Donate Fillmore Heritage Center

Once a live music hub, the center sits vacant following a deadly shooting outside its doors.

Special Election to Replace David Chiu in State Assembly Set for April 2022

A primary election is set for Feb. 15 of next year, when voters will also decide whether to recall three members of the school board.

S.F. Residents May be Asked to Cut Water Use, Despite Recent Rainfall

Fall storms helped San Francisco’s water supply, but November outlook remains dry.

Supes Require Domestic Violence Data Reporting From Police, D.A.

The pandemic may have raised dangers for victims and survivors of domestic violence, according to the city.

S.F. Schools Rank Lowest in Bay Area in Financial Stability, May Tap $25 Million in Reserves to Plug Budget Hole

To avoid a state takeover, the school district needs to close a $125 million deficit through a combination of cuts and new revenues.