Sarah Ravani, SF Chronicle

Sarah Ravani

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Recent articles by Sarah:

All of Oakland’s ballot measures pass

Oakland voters on weighed in on 10 measures in total, including three related to housing... → Read More

Paul Pelosi attack: From nudist activism to online hate, suspect David DePape’s strange descent

DePape, 42, is accused of breaking into the San Francisco home of Democratic House Speaker... → Read More

How many cops does Oakland need? These mayoral candidates say they know the answer

Tragedies have broken the hearts of Oaklanders over the past year as gun violence grips... → Read More

Owners bring their beloved pets for a blessing at S.F. church: ‘I hope it’s working’

A small but enthusiastic crowd of Chihuahuas, terriers, Labradors and more turned out... → Read More

Man on bicycle struck by two cars dies in South Bay hit-and-run

A bicyclist died early Sunday after he was struck by two vehicles in a hit-and-run in San... → Read More

Oakland’s homelessness crisis isn’t getting better. Here’s what mayoral hopefuls would do about it

How should Oakland confront its spiraling homelessness crisis? That’s the question The... → Read More

Twelve Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies who failed psychological exams return to full duty

The sheriff’s department had stripped the 47 deputies of their arresting powers and... → Read More

Mass shooting at an Oakland high school injures six. Police search for attacker

Two of the six adults shot had life-threatening injuries, police said. → Read More

This Oakland neighborhood used to be majority Black. Dramatic change is sparking tension

The historic Longfellow neighborhood’s community spirit has eroded as Black families and businesses have moved out, mirroring wider changes in Oakland. → Read More

They lost their business after decades in Oakland. Now these women face sleeping on the street

The former operators of a laundromat in Oakland are part of growing trend of people over... → Read More

California fires live updates: Mosquito Fire explodes to 29,585 acres with 100-foot flames

News on active fires in Northern California and air quality conditions from wildfire smoke. Mosquito Fire in Placer County and Volcanoville, the Radford Fire and Fairview Fire near Hemet. → Read More

Piedmont saw its official homeless count spike. Now its unsheltered residents are nowhere to be found

A recent foray to find the unhoused in the exclusive town found no tents, people sleeping... → Read More

Oakland police identify 15-year-old who was shot and killed

The 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed over the weekend in Oakland was identified... → Read More

What's next in Oakland’s path to a new ballpark for the A’s

The Oakland A’s $12 billion proposed waterfront ballpark project and surrounding development hit a major milestone Jan. 19 when the Planning Commission approved sending the environmental review to the City Council for certification. But hurdles remain. → Read More

As omicron sweeps through, concerns mount for California’s nursing homes

So far, outbreaks have been limited and manageable in nursing homes. But as omicron... → Read More

Oakland considers requiring proof of vaccination at businesses like bars, restaurants and theaters

The Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday on an emergency ordinance to require proof of... → Read More

Good food and company: Oakland market hosts annual Thanksgiving meal

Dozens of people waited in line Thursday outside Oakland’s Two Star Market, a grocery... → Read More

One person dies in fire in S.F.’s Tenderloin

One person died and two others were rescued after a fire on the sixth floor of a building in the Tenderloin. St Lowitsch / Getty Images One person died Wednesday after a fire in San Francisco’s Tenderloin, authorities said. Firefighters responded around 11 p.m. to the sixth floor of 146 McAllister St. after reports of a fire, the San Francisco Fire Department said. → Read More

Will Oakland prevent homelessness by paying part of struggling residents' rent? It's about to find out

Oakland’s program comes as the city and the rest of the Bay Area, devastated by job... → Read More

They grew up in Oakland. They owned homes. How they lost everything explains the city’s spiraling homeless crisis

The Chronicle spent five months digging into Oakland’s homeless crisis by shadowing four longtime residents to better understand their connection to the city, how they lost their housing and what the city might do to help them. → Read More