Public Health & Safety

S.F. Offers Small Businesses Relief Grants for Vandalism, Broken Windows

The program provides neighborhood businesses with grants of up to $2,000.

Federal Vaccine Mandate Unlikely to Shift Plans at Major S.F. Employers

Many major S.F. companies already have vaccine mandates, though most workers are still staying away from the office.

S.F. Hospital Grapples With Vacancies Amid Nationwide Nursing Shortage

A shortage of staff has contributed to a rise in ‘ambulance diversion’ at San Francisco General Hospital.

San Francisco Plans Booster Shots, Ramps Up Testing Amid COVID-19 Case Uptick

The CDC recommended additional vaccine shots for high-risk populations earlier this week.

San Francisco to Mandate Vaccines for Bar, Restaurant Patrons Starting August 20

City officials hope that the new mandate will provide an added incentive to get vaccinated.

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.

Chesa Boudin Recall Campaigns Sprint to Signature-Gathering Deadlines

If the second signature-gathering effort succeeds, San Francisco voters could decide whether to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin as soon as February 2022.

SFUSD to Require Vaccinations for Teachers and Staff

School district employees will be required to present proof of vaccination by Aug. 31.

Interactive Map: San Francisco’s Uneven Burglary Spikes by Neighborhood

Burglaries during COVID varied dramatically by location, suggesting that different neighborhoods are having vastly different experiences with crime.

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.