San Francisco events for May 21, 2013. Read More
➤ “Pro-Palestinian ads misrepresent apartheid,” Opinion, ThursdayOppression in Israel is still very real Read More
A 28-year-old woman using a tablet on a Muni bus during Wednesday morning's commute was pushed by a teenager who then robbed her device, police said, but the suspect was caught after a foot chase with a cop.
The robbery reportedly occurred on the 44 O’Shaughnessy line in the area of Seventh and Clarendon avenues at about 7:15 a.m. Read More
Muni vandalism is where this man draws the line.
After witnessing someone spraying graffiti on a Muni shelter early in the morning last week, a citizen took the time to lead officers to the vandal, police said.
The man was reportedly driving along Mission Street near Russia Avenue at about 3:20 a.m. on April 29 when he witnessed the vandalism. Read More
Several portions of legislation passed by voters to give The City more bargaining leverage with Muni operators have been overturned by the California Public Employment Relations Board. Read More
A revamped Polk Street proposal that would include safety upgrades at intersections but few improvements for cyclists has garnered support from residents and merchants. Read More
This week, The San Francisco Examiner reported how Proposition A transit funding has been used by The City. Our conclusions were alarming.
Prop. A was passed by voters in 2007 to boost the Transit Effectiveness Project, a comprehensive plan to speed up and increase service on The City’s transit network. In a February 2008 article, the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association think tank touted the project as “thorough, specific and bold in its recommendations.” Read More
Residents of the Alamo Square neighborhood could be required to spend more than $100 each year to park near their houses — an idea that could open up spaces in the heavily visited area.
An online petition is asking the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages on-street parking, to add a new residential parking permit zone to the neighborhood. Read More
San Francisco voters in November of next year will likely be asked to approve about $590 million in tax increases and bond measures for transportation improvements in The City. If the initiatives have any chance of passing — no certainty with high thresholds for approval — advocates of the plans will have to convince a skeptical public that they’ve learned their lesson from the last time they asked voters for money. Read More
A plan to create a bike lane on Polk Street has led one city transit official to call parking supporters’ behavior “offensive.”