Repeat Shoplifters are Driving S.F. Retail Crime, According to Police

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.

‘Long Overdue’ Reform of City’s $2B in Annual Grants Will Go Into Effect Next Year

A new city ordinance will require greater oversight of the billions in grants that San Francisco departments award each year.

S.F. Supervisor Calls for More Transparency in Criminal Diversion

A report found that 55% of criminal defendants in San Francisco were rearrested before their case was resolved, drawing scrutiny of a nonprofit that runs diversion programs.

Hotly-Contested Sunset Housing Development Gets Rubber Stamp from Board of Supervisors

The project sparked fierce opposition from some residents in the Sunset, who said the 98-unit development was too large for the neighborhood.

‘Shared Spaces’ for Outdoor Dining to Be Made Permanent, with Some Tweaks

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Shared Spaces, a…

San Francisco Fire Department Could Soon Place Emergency Psychiatric Holds

A proposal to give fire department paramedics the authority to place 5150 holds, or involuntary…

As COVID Evolves, So Does San Francisco’s Vaccination Strategy

With San Francisco winding down its large-scale vaccine operations, health officials are taking a new…

Flush with Funding, Homelessness Department Shows Persistent Underspending

About $28 million in funds for service contracts went unspent in fiscal 2021, according to city budget analyst.

District Attorney Chesa Boudin Asked for Recusal from Petition Theft Case

A high-profile petition meddling case took a new turn with the victim, Man Kit Lam,…

Board of Supervisors Pledges to Create New Homelessness Response Team, but Details Remain Murky

A plan to create a new team to respond to homelessness-related concerns received a stamp…