Stories about Soma

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

Beds 4 Bayview and others lay out emergency needs for district ignored by city's coronavirus response effort.

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

SF has allowed developers to build housing and offices for more and more people -- without paying for the infrastructure that we need to take care of them.

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

Leading drag and performance venue closes indefinitely

Like many spaces, SoMa nightclub Oasis tries to figure out how to survive without any live audiences.

15 ways to support the local food scene—and eat (and drink) well

Meal kits, cocktails to go, sustainable seafood, more options to help keep restaurants afloat and your belly full.

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

Some steps to allow isolation and care -- but advocates say it's still short of what's needed.

Haney proposes sweeping reforms for public works

A new clean-streets agency would operate under a commission with public hearings and oversight.

New Music: Bells Rang’s synth-rock makes a California Wave

The promising local band releases a new EP—in a San Francisco where venues and studios are disappearing fast.

Sarah Patterson named executive director of Folsom Street Events

The world's biggest fetish celebration has a new leader. We ask her about the challenges and future of Folsom Street Fair.

Life before dot-com: Two exhibitions explore the not-so-distant past of SF

McEvoy Foundation's "Michael Jang’s California" and "Blazing and Blasted" provide memories for our amnesic metropolis