Matthew Gerring

May 22, 2020
San Francisco

From festival stages to face shields, a SoMa fabricator re-tools for a new normal

Devon Meyers found himself out of work when festival season was cancelled. Now, he's building devices that protect essential workers. Read More

May 01, 2020
San Francisco Lower Haight

Protesters stage 'die-in' outside Mayor Breed's home as hotels-for-homeless impasse continues

Protesters laid down in the street in front of Breed's house to decry her inaction on preventing COVID-19 spread among the unhoused. Read More

Apr 16, 2020
San Francisco Divisadero Hayes Valley Lower Haight Upper Haight

From front-porch perch, professional cellist serenades Page Street neighbors

With classical concerts canceled for the foreseeable future, cellist Saul Richmond-Rakerd has found a new audience: his neighbors. Read More

Apr 08, 2020
Oakland SoMa

Inside Bay Area makers' rush to solve the PPE shortage

Self-organized through Facebook groups and Slack teams, an ad-hoc volunteer corps is rushing to produce needed medical supplies. Read More

Mar 16, 2020
San Francisco

"We do not want to go there": SFPD to use citations as "last resort" in shelter-in-place enforcement

A "larger than normal" deployment of SFPD officers to retail areas will act as a deterrent, but enforcement will focus on "education", an SFPD spokesperson said at a press conference on Monday. Read More

Mar 16, 2020
San Francisco

Shelter-in-place order for 6 Bay Area counties goes into effect 12:01 a.m. Tuesday

The order closes all bars, gyms and entertainment venues, and dine-in restaurants. Residents are required to stay home except for "essential activities". Read More

Jul 01, 2019
San Francisco Mid-Market Tenderloin

2 arrested in SF Pride parade protest as cops, protesters claim acts of violence

One of the arrested protesters says that SFPD officers violently attacked them and mocked their disabilities. Read More