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Tagged with: Public Health

Reforming the recall—and the mayor’s power to appoint elected officials

Plus: What's going on with Mental Health SF, and is CPMC helping with the public-health crisis in the Tenderloin?

Breed’s office denies reality in hearing on Tenderloin state of emergency

There's not much available housing. There's not enough medical care. And the mayor's staff denies that the city even does homeless sweeps. Oh: But the cops are making more busts.

The profound importance of a new Housing Plan for San Francisco

The Agenda: City planners admit the 'Jobs Economy' was a disaster. Will they really take another path this time?

Giants workers get record contract

Threat of playoff strike leads to a big win—but COVID is still a serious threat to the people who staff ballpark concessions.

Why no COVID vaccine requirements for Giants fans?

Concession staffers have to get the shot—but people cheering and shouting in a packed stadium can threaten the workers and themselves.

Keep the SIP hotels open to save lives, demonstrators tell Mayor Breed

Sup. Haney says feds will probably keep paying—but in the end, the city needs to buy these hotels as permanent housing.

Screen Grabs: An intimate appointment with Dr. Fauci

Plus: Political intrigue and dark thrillers from Argentina, Romania, and Colombia. This week's new movies!

Will Mayor Breed declare a state of emergency on drug-overdose deaths?

Activists, supervisors, DA all say it's time to defy the state and feds and set up city-backed safe-injection sites.

A public health nurse makes the case for vaccine and mask mandates

Testing alone has simply not worked. We call this 'universal precautions'—and it has to be part of our response to the ongoing pandemic.

Biden, despite promises, has still issued no COVID standards for workplaces

The pandemic is not over -- but workers still have no federal protections.