‘Get Your Vitamin V.” The late Herb Caen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and an institution in San Francisco, often referred to this secret ingredient — a staple of one of his favorite drinks, the martini. Read More
Two years shy of its golden year, Muni’s “moving monuments” will be the center of attention at the 48th annual Cable Car Bell Ringing contest Tuesday.
The contest starts at noon in Union Square with two competitions — one for amateurs (local media and community representatives) and one for all-stars (car grips and conductors). Read More
Neighborhood groups, pedestrian advocates and transit representatives are asking for safety upgrades at a confusing intersection that was the site of a fatal cable car accident in 2008. Read More
Cable car service on the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason lines was restored this morning after being disrupted for about five hours.
Workers detected problem with the motor that runs the cables when the cable car lines were scheduled to begin service at 5:35 a.m., according to Muni spokesman Judson True.
Full service on the lines was restored about 10 a.m., True said.
Muni ran bus shuttles along Powell Street between Market and Washington streets during the outage. Read More