A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Uber demanding that the transportation service company stop operating and pay taxi drivers damages for lost wages.
Filed on behalf of cabdrivers Leonid Goncharov and Mohammed Eddine, the suit claims Uber creates unfair business competition by operating without regulation from state and local authorities. Read More
Despite a din of protests from cabdrivers, a new plan for how The City administers taxi operating permits was approved Tuesday.For decades, drivers have been able to bide their time on a lengthy waiting list to obtain a taxi medallion, a permit that can be leased out to other cabbies. As part of a pilot project that’s been running for the past two years, drivers with $250,000 have been able to jump to the top of the list to purchase a medallion. Read More
A cabdriver who takes credit cards? In this case, it wasn’t for payment.
After arguing over fare payment at Hayes and Fillmore streets about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a cabbie assaulted and robbed a passenger, police said.
The 30-year-old male victim was reportedly held at knifepoint before the driver robbed him of a cellphone and credit card, police said. The cabbie fled and no arrest has been made. Read More
A man was assaulted and bitten on the cheek in an attack in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police said.
A 36-year-old victim was apparently staring at a 31-year-old woman about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Geary Street, police said. The woman did not appreciate the leering. She confronted the man and they began arguing.
The woman punched the man, who fell to the ground. She then bit him and fled. She was later arrested. Read More
A cab driver was robbed of cash in the Mission district early Wednesday, police said. The 38-year-old male victim was parked at the curb about 3:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of Mission Street when an unknown suspect who simulated having a gun inside his sweatshirt demanded the driver’s money, police said. The driver complied and the crook fled. No arrest has been made. email@example.com Read More
A man and woman were robbed at gunpoint in the Western Addition on Tuesday, police said. The victims were walking in the area of McAllister and Laguna streets about 10:45 p.m. when two men approached, police said. One suspect put a gun to the back of the man’s head and demanded both the man and woman’s cellphones. The victims said they didn’t have any cellphones, so the crook demanded they give him “something,” police said. Read More
A man was assaulted and bitten on the cheek in an attack in the Tenderloin on Tuesday, police said. The 36-year-old victim was apparently staring at a 31-year-old woman about 5:50 a.m. in the 900 block of Geary Street, police said. The woman did not appreciate the leering. She confronted the man and they began arguing. The woman punched the man, who fell to the ground. She then bit him and fled. The woman was later arrested. firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
A cabdriver reported being assaulted Tuesday by an unruly passenger. On Wednesday, the roles were reversed.
A man was assaulted with a tire iron by his cabdriver near Russian Hill about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Talk about un-fare.A man posing as a cabdriver in the Mission district convinced his victim that he was going to give him a ride but punched and robbed him instead, cops said. Read More