David Sjostedt

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For S.F. Businesses, Relaxed Masking Rules Fuel Both Relief and Anxiety

Some merchants are celebrating a cautious return to normalcy, while others are disenchanted over seeming inconsistencies in the city’s ever-changing health codes.

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.

San Francisco Offers $100,000 Cash Rewards to Bust Criminal Fencing Rackets

The program will pay out rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of fencing ring operators who resell stolen goods.

Mayor Breed Pushes Homes Over Cars in Proposed Legislation

The legislation, called “Cars to Casa,” would make it easier to build homes on lots occupied by parking lots and gas stations.