Dreamforce Is Back, and SF’s Tourism Industry Couldn’t Be More Thrilled

Anna Tona, The San Francisco Standard, September 19, 2022 Dreamforce, San Francisco’s annual mega tech convention—or circus, depending on whom you ask—is back. The local tourism industry is hoping that the event, slated to be the largest in-person conference since the pandemic, marks a turning point in the city’s revival. In-person attendance is expected to…

‘You’re killing Treasure Island’: Matt Dorsey’s first political test could be an inherited controversy

Justin Phillips, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2022 During an in-person meeting with San Francisco County Transportation Authority staff last week, Treasure Island residents hammered home a point they’ve been making for years about a controversial toll proposal: The toll would upend the lives of low-income residents and city leaders seem to be ignoring…

Decimated by the pandemic, S.F. tourism is finally bouncing back. Here’s why

Gregory Thomas, The San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2022 During the height of San Francisco’s pandemic lockdown, San Francisco’s hottest neighborhood for tourists — Fisherman’s Wharf — was eerily lifeless. But catch Fisherman’s Wharf on a sunny weekend afternoon this summer and it’s nearly as busy as it was pre-pandemic, when San Francisco was enjoying…

Inside ‘horrible,’ ‘icy’ first meeting held by new San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins

Eric Ting, SFGATE, July 8, 2022 After being sworn in as San Francisco’s new district attorney at City Hall on Friday afternoon, Brooke Jenkins —appointed by Mayor London Breed to replace the recalled Chesa Boudin — traveled to her new office building to hold her first meeting with around 25 senior staffers. Multiple people in…

S.F.’s new D.A. is Brooke Jenkins, the prosecutor who left Chesa Boudin’s office and joined the recall

Mallory Moench, Megan Cassidy, San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2022 Mayor London Breed picked former prosecutor Brooke Jenkins to be San Francisco’s next district attorney following a historic recall that ousted Chesa Boudin from office two years into his term. Jenkins quit her job in the district attorney’s office to campaign against her former boss, becoming…