Sophie Bearman

Sophie Bearman is a New Yorker turned San Franciscan passionate about local politics and policy. Before joining Here/Say Media as the publication's Director of Multimedia, Sophie worked as a digital video producer for CNBC covering the intersection of business and politics and as a reporter for Jigsaw Productions. She is an alum of Harvard College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Gavin Newsom Recall: What to Know About the Sept. 14 Special Election

The Republican-led recall effort was largely fueled by frustration over pandemic lockdowns and shuttered schools.

San Francisco School Board Recall Submits Signed Petitions in Effort to Qualify for Ballot

The Department of Elections now has 30 business days to determine whether there are enough valid signatures to force a special election.

Meet the Firefighting Goats Helping to Mitigate San Francisco’s Wildfire Risk

City Grazing’s herd of 100 goats provides sustainable land management through goat grazing.

San Francisco School Board Begins Search Process for New Superintendent

The process begins with selecting a firm to lead the search for qualified candidates.

Watch: Hundreds of Lowriders Cruise Mission Street for Annual ‘King of the Streets’ Parade

Aug. 14 began with a car show at Cow Palace, complete with an area for attendees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and ended with a cool cruise down Mission Street.

Excitement, Some Jitters as Students Return to San Francisco’s Classrooms

Tens of thousands of San Francisco students returned to classrooms on Monday following more than a year of remote learning.

S.F. School Board Recall Campaign Says It’s Reached 51,325 Signatures, With One Month Remaining

The group hoping to unseat three San Francisco school board members is on track to get on the ballot, according to political strategists.

Police Chief Scott Talks Community Policing, Safety at Annual National Night Out Event

Chief of Police Bill Scott shares his thoughts on community policing and the state of crime in San Francisco.

City Commissioner, Activist Jon Jacobo Resigns Following Rape Allegation

Jon Jacobo, a well-known San Francisco political figure with leadership roles at several local organizations, announced his resignation from a city commission in the wake of allegations by a local activist that he assaulted and raped her.

Women Who Led San Francisco Through the Pandemic

From the beginning of the crisis, San Francisco saw women step up to the challenge. Here/Say spoke with five female leaders about their experiences guiding the city.