A police officer was knocked unconscious and another officer’s nose was damaged while they were breaking up a brawl near the cable car turnaround on Powell Street early Sunday.
The unidentified male officers had been patrolling the area in their police cruiser just after 2 a.m. when they came upon the fight near Ellis Street, Police Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
Muni is exploring new options for retrieving tunneling equipment in or near North Beach, including one that could save the agency $23 million while keeping the machinery underground indefinitely.
As part of its $1.6 billion Central Subway project, which will extend underground Metro service from South of Market to Chinatown, Muni wants to extract a tunnel-boring machine through Columbus Avenue. Preparation for that process began this year and will be finished by Thanksgiving 2013. Read More
Apparently, even protesters take the holidays off. Labor Day appeared to thwart online hacker group Anonymous’ efforts to hold a fourth consecutive Monday protest of BART. However, community groups took the opportunity to promote a larger demonstration planned for Thursday. Read More
San Francisco Municipal Railway's Powell Street cable car line is out of commission today until further notice, a Muni spokesman said.
Officials discovered at about 7:40 a.m. that unexpected repairs needed to be made on one of the cables, agency spokesman Paul Rose said.
It was unclear when the repairs would be finished, but the agency is running shuttle buses until the cable cars are back in action, Rose said. Read More
I know, San Francisco’s cable cars are iconic moving landmarks, a huge draw for tourists and an essential part of The City’s long and storied history.
Click on the photo at right to see a slideshow of Man vs. Muni. Read More
Between the throngs of shoppers, tourists and passengers looking to board nearby cable cars, Powell Street can seem more like an obstacle course than a place for a stroll.But starting in the next few days, that experience will change considerably when The City starts a pilot program to expand the sidewalk on a two-block portion of the downtown artery. Read More
A 52-year-old man was kicked in the face after being robbed of his debit card at a Bank of America ATM near the bustling Powell Street transit station Tuesday, police said.The San Francisco resident was using the ATM in the central tourism and shopping district when the crook snatched the card around 7:25 p.m., police said.
After the victim demanded the card be returned, the crook said, "I'll sell you your card for $5," police spokesman Lt. Troy Dangerfield said Wednesday. Read More
On Friday morning, despite ominous rain clouds overhead, a crowd of excited tourists filled the Powell Street cable car plaza, standing patiently to board The City’s moving landmarks in a line that extended an entire block.Today, that same scene will look much different.For the first time in 27 years, all three of The City’s cable car lines will be simultaneously undergoing maintenance work, shutting down most service on the vintage vehicles. Read More