About Us

SF Weekly is San Francisco’s smartest publication. That’s because we take journalism seriously, but not so seriously that we let ourselves be guided by an agenda. In fact, we cherish our political independence: We’ve taken on the powerful unions that helped elect the leftist majority on the Board of Supervisors and the downtown business interests whom Mayor London Breed has sought to protect at the expense of our city’s vulnerable, unhoused population.

Over the past decade, we’ve earned numerous regional and national journalism awards. In 2002, SF Weekly won a prestigious George K. Polk award for our investigative series “Fallout,” which documented the U.S. Navy’s remarkably careless handling of nuclear waste at the Hunters Point Shipyard. More recently, we’ve been recognized by the California News Publishers Association and the San Francisco Press Club.

We pride ourselves on bringing you alternative takes on San Francisco. In addition to our public-interest stories, SF Weekly offers San Franciscans comprehensive arts, culture, and entertainment coverage, which reaches a loyal readership of active, urban professionals, an audience as diverse as the city we cover.