I'm the news editor at SF Weekly, covering everything from courts to politics, housing to transportation. While I don't have a specific beat, my favorite types of stories to research and write fall under the umbrella of public health -- specifically harm reduction, drug use, and homelessness.


For many unhoused people living on San Francisco streets, maintaining good physical health is fairly low on a long daily to-do list. Basic survival — finding water, food, and shelter — can occupy much of one’s day and energy.

This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Nuala Sawyer, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship.
Other stories in this series include:
Lost, Stolen, Sold: S.F. Violates Homeless Property Policy
S.F. Sees New Success in Treating Homeless People with Hep C
Keeping the Homeless