Public Health & Safety

SFPD Investigating Attempted Theft of Signed School Board Recall Petitions

Exclusive video shows an altercation between a campaign volunteer and an individual who allegedly tried to steal signed petitions.

Mother Of Fentanyl Addict Says San Francisco Needs To Do More To Save Her Son

A Bay Area mother is protesting the open-air drug market in the Tenderloin.

Board of Supervisors Hearing on Drug Treatment Sparks Debate on Harm Reduction, Abstinence

Amid a growing overdose crisis in San Francisco, a Board of Supervisors hearing on Thursday…

Preparing For Disaster: Inside The Presidio Field Hospital That Never Was

As part of San Francisco’s pandemic response, the city built a field hospital in a Presidio warehouse to accommodate overflow patients should hospitals surge with COVID-19 cases. The care site—thankfully—was never needed.

‘We Just Want My Grandpa To Feel Safe’: Family Of 84-Year-Old Asian Man Attacked In SF Speaks Out Against DA

The family of jump-kick victim Rong Xin Liao say they’ve been in the dark on legal proceedings for their grandfather’s alleged attacker for over a year, and believe their victims’ rights have been violated.

Conservatorship From A Disability Rights Perspective

The ACLU’s Susan Mizner on why she believes conservatorship is “generally a mistake”

How Is San Francisco Responding To A Wave Of Anti-Asian Assaults?

Between March and December 2020, 708 anti-Asian hate incidents happened in the Bay Area and 292 took place in San Francisco alone. Here’s how the city is reacting.

Chinatown Trails Rest Of San Francisco In Vaccinations

Chinatown is lagging behind every other San Francisco neighborhood in terms of vaccinating its senior population, according to an analysis conducted by Here/Say Media and affirmed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Headshot of Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

For Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Conservatorship Is Personal

For this San Francisco city official, the issue of conservatorship is not just about policy—it’s a matter close to his heart.

Who Is Chesa Boudin? Meet the San Francisco DA at the center of a media storm

San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin rode into power on a wave of progressive populism. But his tenure has been rocky so far. So who is Chesa Boudin? We take a look behind the headlines.