“With the gay community’s greater social acceptance, San Francisco’s bar scene has changed,” Local News, Sunday
Gay people fleeing high cost of living
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, almost all Bay Area gay culture consisted of three neighborhoods in San Francisco: Polk, Castro and Folsom. Read More
There aren’t too many in NASCAR who favor a road course over the traditional oval.
But there are a few.
“I didn’t like them until last year, cause I didn’t run good at ’em,” driver of the No. 20 car, Joey Logano, said, laughing, hard. “So when you come to a track that you run good at, you automatically love the place.”
That place is the site of today’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 race at the raceway in Sonoma, one of only two road courses in the Sprint Cup Series. Read More
The fate of Muni’s extra 8 percent pay for drivers taking the wheel between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. has become a key issue in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s current labor negotiations. In all likelihood, it is also being watched closely by The City’s other public employee unions — seeking clues about how vulnerable their own “premium pay” perks might be in today’s municipal climate of massive annual deficits and demands for shared sacrifice. Read More
A controversial plan to charge drivers a fee for entering portions of San Francisco has reached a fork in the road: whether to drive ahead or curb the plan. Read More
FasTrak users concerned with the government having too much access to their personal records will be bolstered by new safeguards set to take effect Jan. 1. Read More
The marketing manager at Motorola will be in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday to help promote the company’s Get Smarter initiative. The campaign will focus on safe driving techniques and hands-free technology.
What are the origins of the Get Smarter campaign? June is National Safe Driving Month, and to create awareness of that, we wanted to help educate drivers about specific hands-free laws. Read More
At the Jan. 9, 2008, ceremony where he was sworn in as mayor for a second term, Gavin Newsom announced, “We will create baby savings bonds to deposit $500 for every new resident born in our city.”
The baby-bond money would be used to pay for college or first-time homeownership. That initiative never made it out of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, mostly because, in 2008, San Francisco’s deficit was about $350 million. Read More
Gas prices in Northern California increased by 4 cents in the past month, and with the economy showing signs of recovery, further increases could be in store for the busy summer driving season.The average price in the region of a gallon of gasoline is now $3.11, and the cost of driving is even more expensive in San Francisco, where the average price is $3.20, according to the latest reports from AAA. Read More
Voters could have the opportunity to eliminate Muni drivers’ guarantee that they receive the second-highest wage in the nation every year.
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd filed a charter amendment Monday initiating the process for gathering 70,000 signatures by July 6 to place it on the November ballot. Read More