San Francisco

As Casual Partiers Fall to Fentanyl, Local Activists Fight Back with Simple Test Strip

FentCheck co-founder Alison Heller says hardcore opioid users aren’t the only ones who need to worry about accidental overdoses.

Meet Renel Brooks-Moon, the Remarkable Voice of Oracle Park and the San Francisco Giants

You know her voice. Now hear her story—and her hopes for San Francisco.

Data Offer Clues on San Francisco’s Crime Paradox. Police Chief and Academics Have Some Ideas Too.

The chances of being a victim of a crime in SF increased during the pandemic even as the overall crime rate decreased, a study shows.

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Photos: Dia De Los Muertos Returns to the Mission District

Community members spilled out onto the street, their faces artfully painted to resemble skulls. Dressed in suits, gowns and floral crowns, participants also wore shells or other noisemakers to amplify the excitement. 

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.

Food Empowerment: A New Kind of Grocery Store May Come to the Bayview

It’s been two years since Bayview grocery store Duc Loi’s Pantry shuttered its doors. Now the empty 14,000-square-foot space may be resurrected as a ‘food empowerment market.’

A Mother, an Officer, a Heartbreaking Death: How a Program for Addicts Stumbled on the Streets of the Tenderloin

Training police in ‘harm reduction’ approaches to drug addiction has worked in many cities. But in San Francisco, distrust between cops and social workers killed the effort—and severed a literal lifeline for Noah Tesfa.

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.

Judy Chicago’s Feminist Art is Unapologetically Colorful

Orange, purple and pink smoke filled Golden Gate Park this weekend, as feminist artist Judy Chicago debuted her latest exhibition at the de Young Museum.

‘Phoenix Day’ to Celebrate the Revival of San Francisco’s Streets

After an 18 month hiatus, Sunday Streets is making a strong comeback with five open street destinations, dozens of neighbor-hosted block parties, and a 20-mile bike ride.