Sophie Bearman

Sophie Bearman is a New Yorker turned San Franciscan passionate about local politics and policy. Before joining The Standard as the publication's Director of Multimedia, Sophie worked as a digital video producer for CNBC covering the intersection of business and politics and as a reporter for Jigsaw Productions. She is an alum of Harvard College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Kids Lead the Charge as S.F. Schools Prepare for Vaccinating Young Children

The school district and UCSF teamed up to educate students and assuage parental concerns over the COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.

‘Painful Decisions’: SFUSD Plans to Slash Millions From Budget to Avoid State Takeover

The district plans to slash 360 jobs and tens of millions in expenses as part of a state-mandated budget balancing plan.

School Board Recall Organizers Aim for Role in Selecting Replacement Candidates

Siva Raj and Autumn Looijen plan to create a “screening process” for new school board members, though the choice will lie with Mayor London Breed if the recall succeeds.

Here’s How San Francisco Deep Cleans Its Streets

In its effort to fight filth, San Francisco spends $96 million a year on street cleaning. We spent a morning with one of the teams on the frontlines.

Wuhan-Born Artist’s ‘Chinatown Ghost’ Photos Explore Asian-American Hate in San Francisco

Chinese visual artist Yunfei Ren hopes that the series will “remind people what has changed and what has not.”

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Castro Street Fair Returns to San Francisco with Pride Costumes, Vaccinations

Costumed attendees and vendors were out in full force Sunday for the 47th annual Castro Street Fair, which returned this year after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspect in Petition Theft Case Arrested by Law Enforcement

Jason Kruta, who allegedly stole signed Board of Education recall petitions in May, self-surrendered at San Francisco County Jail.

New Data Show S.F. Public School Students Slipped Further Behind Amid Pandemic

Data on the 2020-21 school year from San Francisco Unified School District suggest remote learning resulted in significant learning loss and had an unequal impact along socioeconomic and racial lines.

Supervisor Chan Says My Way or the Highway on Future of JFK Drive

The saga of JFK drive—and exactly what it should look like going forward—continues.