Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

BD Wong as Doctor Hugo Strange in “Gotham.” Courtesy FOX

Mulan, Law & Order actor BD Wong asks to record Muni bus stop announcements

SFMTA director Tumlin embraces celebrity voice concept with invitations to SF stars

BD Wong as Doctor Hugo Strange in “Gotham.” Courtesy FOX
SF Pride membership votes to ban Google from parade. Will the board listen?

SF Pride membership votes to ban Google from parade. Will the board listen?

San Francisco Pride’s membership voted Wednesday night to kick Google out of…

SF Pride membership votes to ban Google from parade. Will the board listen?
District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announces she will not run for re-election at City Hall on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Sandra Fewer won’t run for re-election

Well, there it is. After four years of fighting for the Richmond…

District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer announces she will not run for re-election at City Hall on Wednesday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Joe Alioto Veronese (Courtesy photo)

Mayor swaps an Alioto for a Feinstein on the Fire Commission

In dynastic fashion, one mayoral descendent is replacing another on a city commission.

Joe Alioto Veronese (Courtesy photo)
Around 14,200 people travel across the Bay Bridge per hour during the morning commute, while BART carries 27,000 per hour during the same period. Some elected officials hope a bus-only lane on the bridge could increase its capacity. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Local officials announce support for Bay Bridge bus-only lane

Increased transbay transit could relieve crowding on BART

Around 14,200 people travel across the Bay Bridge per hour during the morning commute, while BART carries 27,000 per hour during the same period. Some elected officials hope a bus-only lane on the bridge could increase its capacity. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A man rides an e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near Bay Street where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Safety improvements coming to scene of Embarcadero e-scooter crash

A 69-year-old woman is clinging to life after her e-scooter collided with…

A man rides an e-scooter in an unprotected bike lane along The Embarcadero near Bay Street where a woman riding an e-scooter was injured in a recent collision with a concrete mixing truck. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The main entrance to the New School of San Francisco charter school on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

One of The City’s whitest non-private schools approved for expansion amid diversity struggle

School board’s rejection of charter school’s application to open middle school overturned by state

The main entrance to the New School of San Francisco charter school on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lorena Gonzalez (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)

Assemblymember may ‘force’ state to reveal ‘dark data’ of hidden Uber, Lyft crashes

A California politician is taking aim at Uber and Lyft’s hidden crash…

Lorena Gonzalez (K.C. Alfred/Tribune News Service)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Newsom’s CA budget includes $20 million for AB 5 enforcement

Funding will support investigations of labor law violations, increase in workers’ compensation claims

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The BART board approved plans to bring WiFi to stations and trains on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART board signs off on WiFi service plan

Agency working with Muni, wireless vendor to provide cell phone, data service in tunnels and trains

The BART board approved plans to bring WiFi to stations and trains on Thursday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A few public servants have begun to consider the idea of reintroducing a bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Assemblymember may revive Bay Bridge bus lane proposal

Rob Bonta exploring legislation with support of BART board member

A few public servants have begun to consider the idea of reintroducing a bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy photos)

City Attorney: ‘Rogue’ scooter company created its own city permit, ‘fraudulently’ used Chamber of Commerce seal

San Francisco e-scooter company Go X “fraudulently” made up its own permit…

(Courtesy photos)
A cyclist crosses at Page and Webster streets in the Lower Haight. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

They’re back: Frequent bike lane foes challenge Page Street project

A duo that is notorious in transit and bicycling circles for efforts…

A cyclist crosses at Page and Webster streets in the Lower Haight. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
BART board to vote on unarmed ambassador proposal

BART board to vote on unarmed ambassador proposal

Program intended to provide more staffing ‘presence,’ boost safety on trains during evening hours

BART board to vote on unarmed ambassador proposal
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Amateur analysis finds far more men bike Valencia than women

It’s well known that women are less likely to commute by bicycle…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Early BART car designs were panned in newspaper editorials, but the public was more receptive. (Photo courtesy Michael Healy)

Star Trek, Blade Runner designer also left legacy at BART

Syd Mead, a visual artist and futurist, died Monday from complications from…

Early BART car designs were panned in newspaper editorials, but the public was more receptive. (Photo courtesy Michael Healy)
End of an era: Market Street to go car free Jan. 29

End of an era: Market Street to go car free Jan. 29

Ban on private vehicles part of project to speed transit, improve pedestrian and bike safety

End of an era: Market Street to go car free Jan. 29
Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer faces a potential recall effort this year even though she is up for reelection in November. There is a chance, however, that she may not even run. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Former police union head raising money to recall Fewer — but she may not even be running

Former San Francisco Police Officer Association president Gary Delagnes is known for…

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer faces a potential recall effort this year even though she is up for reelection in November. There is a chance, however, that she may not even run. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A car struck a light pole on Lombard Street, Tuesday. Photo courtesy San Francisco Public Works

Lombard Street reopened after car strikes light pole

UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: Lombard Street has reopened to vehicle traffic and city…

A car struck a light pole on Lombard Street, Tuesday. Photo courtesy San Francisco Public Works
Muni rides will be free New Year’s Eve starting 8 p.m. Tuesday December 31. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Your New Year’s Eve SF transit guide: BART until 3 a.m., free Muni, free Caltrain

Free rides and extra service are in the wings for Bay Area transit this New Year’s Eve.

Muni rides will be free New Year’s Eve starting 8 p.m. Tuesday December 31. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)