The Sunshine Task Force caught the Recreation and Park Department violating San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance.
Recreation and Park Policy and Public Affairs Director Sarah Ballard wrote the Commonwealth Club protesting its planned presentation “Golden Gate Park Under Siege.” Ballard and her boss, Phil Ginsburg, tried to cancel the presentation by maligning the panelists, writing they would “incite an audience.” Read More
The letter from Luxor Cab management on June 17 had some misstatements and evasions. The electronic waybill that drivers are kicking about is not the same thing as GPS tracking. Until now, all the companies have used only the traditional paper waybill filled out by the taxi driver. Read More
It is true that taxicab drivers pay for processing credit cards. Nobody likes fees, but they are a cost of doing business. The generous tips added by many San Francisco credit card users more than make up for the typical $5-$7 per day that drivers pay for processing payments. Read More
The City’s efforts to keep Twitter in San Francisco (“Twitter tax break takes stage,” March 15) are very important to job growth in The City. Twitter is important not only as a rapidly growing job producer in its own right, but as a marquee symbol of San Francisco’s (only recently achieved) status as a technology startup hub. Read More
I was dispirited after reading the Thursday letter, “Unpleasant life in SF.” I’m one of the invisible throng that is law-abiding and who calls out scofflaws on their bad behavior. I’m a 57-year-old grandmother of six who’s been riding bicycles and commuting for 40-plus years, logging tens of thousands of miles. My son and I have ridden seven AIDS rides. Read More
After thoroughly reviewing the Clipper card website and seeing that the card will now pay for parking at BART stations, I finally took my most recent $120 worth of Commuter Checks down to the Montgomery Street ticket exchange to add the high-value discount BART values I normally get, to a modern new Clipper card. Next, I was going to the EZ Rider website to order a parking hangtag. Read More
The increasing number of bicycle accidents in San Francisco should surprise no one for two simple reasons, (“SF streets present mean ride,” Dec. 30).
First, due to The City’s promotion of bikes as daily transportation, the number of bicyclists has increased significantly over the last several years. More bikes on the streets lead to more accidents. Read More
I find it absolutely unbelievable that each and every United States citizen is not as outraged as I am over yet another attack on the security of the USA and its allies by the criminalistic Julian Assange and his subversively dangerous website, WikiLeaks. Read More
Brian Anderson’s op-ed “How a great city saved itself” should be required reading for our city’s mayor, district attorney and progressive supervisors. The first part describes New York City in the 1990s and mirrors the mess San Francisco is in today. Continual crime and homelessness caged in dependency create a municipal welfare state by taking in all comers at the taxpayer expense. Read More
As I was driving home from a Warriors game, the sign at the Oakland end of the Bay Bridge announced that there was an accident in the right lane and it was blocked. By the beginning of the cantilever structure, cones were squeezing the five lanes of traffic down to two lanes and reducing speed from 50 mph to 15 to 20 mph. Read More