These blogs and main-stream (and alternative) media sites teem with news, happenings, and social commentary of the entire the city, most with fresh content daily. Also in this section are links to city government, including the mayors office and the board of supervisors. 

SF Blogs

48 Hills →

"A new kind of newspaper – the progressive daily that San Francisco has always needed. Not a blog, not a content aggregator, but a place where you can read original work by reporters and critics who know the city." - From website.

The Bold Italic →

"An online magazine and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city." - From website.

SFist →

"A news-style blog about San Francisco. Editor-in-Chief, Whitney Phaneuf, “grew up in Palm Springs, under the influence of her grandparents’ record collection. Her first journalism job was on the cops beat at The Desert Sun and her most recent was writing about pop music for She has met every member of the Talking Heads.” - From website. 

Souls of San Francisco →

"A storytelling project about one of the most conscious, cosmopolitan places in the world. Our mission is to connect our community by telling uplifting stories that increase compassion, empathy, and spiritual awareness." - From website

SF Usual Suspects →

"A source for San Francisco politics since 1995, originally as a blast fax discussing candidates for various offices." - From website.



Uptown Almanac →

A society and culture website offering news "from San Francisco's top team of haters." - From Facebook page

SF Citizen →

“For a blog that succeeds at making random entertaining, SF Citizen covers an array of local events, openings, news and happenings – like all white porpoise spottings. Also sprinkled in are a fair amount of candid shots of unsuspecting locals. What’s not to love?” - Erin Hoppman, blogger

SF Sentinel →

"When you are sitting around the water cooler every day, you can always start a conversation with your colleagues by saying: Guess what I saw it in the San Francisco Sentinel this morning...The Sentinel is your daily dose of business, politics, arts and news from the left coast." - From website.


“Curbed's city sites breathe life into real estate and neighborhood news with witty and insightful coverage of the country's most vibrant urban centers. Our editors relentlessly report on sales and rental prices, new developments, neighborhood trends, and celebrity deals.” - From website.

SF StreetsBlog →

SF edition of "a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities."  - From website.


SF Newspapers
& News Sites

San Francisco Chronicle →

“A newspaper serving primarily the SF Bay Area but distributed throughout North & Central CA, from Sacramento and Emerald Triangle south to Santa Barbara County. It was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by Charles de Young & Michael de Young. The paper benefited from the growth of SF and was the largest circulation newspaper on the West Coast by 1880.” - From Wikipedia.

The Examiner →

"Founded in 1863 as the Democratic Press. It became the Daily Examiner in 1865...In 2004, The Examiner was sold to Philip Anschutz, the owner of Clarity Media Group. Under Clarity ownership, The Examiner pioneered a new business model for the newspaper industry. Designed to be read quickly, The Examiner is presented in a compact tabloid size without story jumps.” - From Wikipedia.

Golden Gate Express →

"Dedicated to providing an independent and accurate information source for the San Francisco State University campus and the greater Bay Area community." - From website.


"Hoodline is a neighborhood news network covering Lower Haight, Upper Haight, Hayes Valley, and Divisadero; Less frequent coverage in Alamo Square, Duboce Triangle, Civic Center, Cole Valley, Inner Sunset, and Mid-Market. Will be expanding. - From website

The Bay Guardian →

“A free alternative newspaper published weekly...Founded in 1966 by Bruce Brugmann & Jean Dibble, The Bay Guardian is known for reporting, celebrating and promoting left-wing and progressive issues within SF Bay area” - From website.

Beyond Chron →

“Presents a critical look at the cutting edge issues of the day...Published by the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and has provided a resource for progressives to access information, counter mainstream media distortions, and build support for progressive campaigns. - From website.

SF Weekly →

“SF’s smartest publication. That’s because we take journalism seriously, but not so seriously that we let ourselves be guided by an agenda...In addition to our public-interest stories and humor columns, SF Weekly offers comprehensive arts, culture, and entertainment coverage which reaches a loyal readership of active, urban professionals, an audience as diverse as the city we cover.” - From website.

SF Public Press  →

"High-impact in-depth reporting projects on a wide range of topics. Our teams of seasoned journalists explain complex local policy issues in an accessible way, investigating problems and reporting on ideas for tangible solutions." - From website 



Government &

City & County of SF →

Offers quick and easy access to key city information and services. Access the latest news about city initiatives.

SF Mayor’s Office →

Provides information on the SF Office of the Mayor including issue priorities, events, and press releases.


SF Board of Supervisors →

Responds to the needs of the residents of SF, establishes city policies, adopts ordinances & resolutions.

SF City Ordinances →

Repository of city's charter, codes & ordinances, through the American Legal Publishing Corporation.