Public Health

City Contractor Urban Alchemy Denies it Provides Security Services, Despite Evidence to the Contrary

CEO Lena Miller made her first public comments on her nonprofit allegedly performing unlicensed security work.

Local Homeless Coordinating Board Appointee Raises Conflict of Interest Concerns

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on an appointee who may need to recuse herself from key votes, raising questions about the city’s many homeless advisory boards.

What San Franciscans Should Know About the BA.2 Omicron Variant

San Francisco’s Covid case counts don’t tell the whole story about the current state of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

City Eyes Two New Buildings for Permanent Homeless Housing

The two sites contain a total of 274 housing units of varying sizes, including 200 units intended exclusively for families.

Anti-Fentanyl Group Aims to Stymie Mayor Breed’s Push for International Tourists 

The group, called Mothers Against Drug Deaths, says the city should address open-air fentanyl dealing before drawing tourists back downtown.

Public Health Department Rapidly Staffs Up Amid Ongoing Overdose Crisis

DPH says it’s filled more than 200 vacant positions spanning behavioral health clinicians, pharmacists and others.

‘This Shouldn’t Be Normal’: Tenderloin Parents Grapple with Neighborhood Woes

Tenderloin residents who met with Mayor London Breed to plead for better conditions last November, prompting a string of fiery press conferences.

On the Long Road to Understanding Long Covid, This UCSF Initiative Leads

Meet the multidisciplinary corps of medical professionals at the university’s trailblazing OPTIMAL Clinic.

Map of SF Homeless Shelters Shows Little Neighborhood Diversity

As the city looks to build more homeless shelters, a map of housing and shelter sites shows very few in the city’s outlying neighborhoods.

Mandelman Proposes Shelter for All, But Execution is an Uphill Battle

The supervisor wants to tackle a monumental task: Sheltering the city’s entire homeless population.