Service on the J-Church line has been restored after the light-rail train collided with a motorcycle Wednesday evening, but commuters can still expect some delays as trains try to get back on schedule.
Around 4:09 p.m., service on the J line was disrupted because of an accident between the train and a motorcycle at San Jose and San Juan avenues. The accident was cleared one hour later.
The motorcyclist refused medical attention, according to Muni officials.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said it was not clear if the train struck the motorcyclist or vice versa. Read More
A 32-foot pleasure boat went on a joy ride without a captain in the San Francisco Bay Wednesday morning after its owner fell overboard.
Around 11:20 a.m. the Coast Guard received a call that a person was in the water west of Treasure Island, according to Coast Guard spokesman Aaron Coffin.
A rescue boat and helicopter was dispatched to the area where they picked up a man in his 60s, Coffin said, but did not find his boat.
“It kept going and didn’t stop until it hit Pier 70, 3.7 miles away,” Coffin said. Read More
Giants fans hoping to watch the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park will have to search hard for tickets.Tickets for the next round — should the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series — sold at a rate of 1,000 per minute. Roughly 20 minutes after going on sale, the 20,000 tickets available for the NLCS were sold out. Just like the NLDS that starts Thursday, the Giants had 5,000 tickets available for all potential NLCS home games. Read More
Fare-evading passengers on public transit will do anything to get out of a ticket.
One such instance delayed a Caltrain headed south from San Francisco around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday evening for 11 minutes because the passenger not paying a fare pretended to pass out.
Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said the medics were called to the San Mateo Station because of the fare-evading rider, whom she described as “unusual.” Read More
San Francisco public schools are better preparing students for college and careers, according to a progress report released by the district.
“Walking the Talk,” is an progress report released by the San Francisco Unified School District aimed at showing parents, teachers and district officials that schools are making progress in goals set forth by the strategic plan “Beyond the Talk.” Read More
Muni will be getting federal funds to increasing capacity and repairs and ultimately improve service.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced Monday it will receive $43.8 million Federal Transit Administration’s Good Repair Initiative to fund the Islais Creek Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility and a capital asset grant management system. Read More
Parents who are not U.S. citizens would be allowed to vote in school board elections if a measure on the November ballot is approved.
Proposition D, which would amend the City Charter, will be decided by San Francisco voters Nov. 2, but it faces opposition from people who say it is illegal.
The amendment is a long time coming and gives a voice to those who have not had one, according to Supervisor David Chiu, the main backer of the proposition. Read More
Around 1,200 kindergartners will receive $50 savings accounts this year that are intended to be used toward their future college tuition.
Kindergarten to College — a $250,000 program that was nearly killed this summer during The City’s budget negotiations — will kick off this week when Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Controller Jose Cisneros, schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia, and supervisors David Campos and Bevan Dufty visit Sanchez Elementary School on Tuesday. Read More
Hundreds of San Francisco youngsters will take to the streets Wednesday as part of the annual International Walk to School Day in an effort to fight childhood obesity and promote safe communities.
Roughly 30 public schools in San Francisco will participate, according to San Francisco Unified School District officials. Read More
Giants fans have a lot of faith.
Faith that the Giants can win one of their final three games to secure the team’s first playoff appearance since 2003 and faith that the team’s strong pitching will hold off the San Diego Padres, the only remaining team battling San Francisco for the National League West Division title.
“All they can do is play strong and hard, and the rest is up to God,” longtime fan Annie Lewis, said. “I have faith.” Read More
Thousands of San Francisco public school students do not have necessary textbooks as they enter the second month of the school year because of lack of oversight by the district.
The San Francisco Unified School District, which has 113 schools and roughly 55,000 students, is still lacking nearly 3,500 textbooks. The dearth of instructional materials is affecting core topics such as math, English, history and science, according to a report given to the Board of Education. Read More
Dr. Moshe Lewis currently works at the SOMA Orthopedics Group in San Francisco, where he treats conditions ranging from arthritis to sports injuries and says he spends 50 percent of his time fighting insurance companies for his patients.
How do you navigate the insurance system? I look at each case individually. I don’t make certain choices based on the algorithm or try to memorize insurance — that will get you in trouble. I’m more deliberate. I look at where a patient lives and what they need. Read More
Two years after embarking on a massive overhaul of the San Francisco Unified School District’s confusing and controversial student assignment process, the school board unanimously approved new guidelines to take effect immediately.Where a student lives will play a larger role in placement, following sibling preference and standardized test scores, for students and families applying for kindergarten within the City. Read More
Unusual weather has led to an increased number of complaints about hungry raccoons, but city officials say we’re just going to need to adapt.The animals are foraging for winter later than normal this year because of the unusually cool temperatures and some rainy weather during the summer months, according to Supervisor Carmen Chu’s office. Read More
Implementation of the City school’s new student assignment system is expected to be approved Tuesday night during the regular school board meeting.The San Francisco Unified School District introduced the neighborhood boundaries for elementary schools and feeder patterns students would take to middle school in August. Read More