New Tenderloin Linkage Center Nears Opening as Doubts Remain about Emergency Measures

The forthcoming “Linkage Center” in San Francisco’s beleaguered Tenderloin neighborhood was visible Friday for the first time.

SF Crabbers Struggle Amid ‘One-Two Punch’ of Covid and Season Delays

These hurdles call into question the future of an iconic industry long tied to San Francisco’s proud maritime tradition and tourist appeal.

Hitting a High Note: Core Values and Love of Music Inspire this Talented SF Family Band

Overcoming homelessness, The Curtis Family C-Notes—a Bayview District family band of five kids, plus mom and dad—is reaching national stardom with their 70’s-inspired funk jams.

The San Francisco Standard’s Best Videos of 2021

These are the must-see videos produced by The San Francisco Standard in 2021.

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Meet the ‘Orange People’ Who are Helping Visitors and Buffing SF’s Battered Image

Inside a program blanketing San Francisco’s tourist haunts with orange-jacketed greeters.

Mayor Announces Crackdown on Tenderloin Crime in Fiery Press Conference

Mayor London Breed delivered a fiery press conference at City Hall Tuesday, decrying the state…

At the Granada Hotel, a Rush to House the Homeless Comes at the Expense of Elderly Tenants

Residents say conditions at the building have gotten much worse since the city and a non-profit service provider bought it last year. A lawsuit alleges elder abuse.

San Francisco Records Country’s First Case of Omicron Variant

Health officials urge vigilance, but say this is no reason to panic. No changes to current health orders or new restrictions on activities are planned at this point.

Helping a Hungry City: Building Community Through Burritos

The Burrito Project San Francisco aims to feed those in need with the city’s favorite food.

Merchants Remain Uneasy, But Shoppers Unfazed Following Union Square Thefts

Some Union Square merchants questioned the efficacy of the city’s approach to deterring crime over the holidays, which includes restricting cars and an amped-up police presence.