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Offensive billboard depicting Mayor Breed has been taken down

Offensive billboard depicting Mayor Breed has been taken down

That controversial billboard has been taken down. It’s gone. Done. Finito. Ripped…

Offensive billboard depicting Mayor Breed has been taken down
Kiki Lopez, left, and Tony Martinez play jazz inside the 16th Street Mission BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

BART: busking ban on trains may be legal despite opposition, free speech concerns

When BART board director Debora Allen first floated her proposal to ban…

Kiki Lopez, left, and Tony Martinez play jazz inside the 16th Street Mission BART station. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Conservative mayoral candidate defends controversial billboard: ‘this is beautiful art’

Conservative mayoral candidate defends controversial billboard: ‘this is beautiful art’

Local elected officials denounce depiction of Mayor London Breed as ‘racist’

Conservative mayoral candidate defends controversial billboard: ‘this is beautiful art’
BART looking west toward Geary Boulevard in transbay crossing study

BART looking west toward Geary Boulevard in transbay crossing study

Every attempt in Bay Area history to extend BART down Geary has…

BART looking west toward Geary Boulevard in transbay crossing study
A bus running on the 48-Quintara/24th Street line is testing out a new sliding door design that could save space on buses. (Courtesy SFMTA)

Sliding doors could open up more space on Muni buses

A simple engineering change could soon make Muni’s 900 buses roomier across…

A bus running on the 48-Quintara/24th Street line is testing out a new sliding door design that could save space on buses. (Courtesy SFMTA)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

E-scooter company Skip announces layoffs after losing SF permit

San Francisco-based e-scooter company Skip this week announced pending layoffs for roughly…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(All photos Courtesy SFMTA)

SF’s quiet war with alleged scofflaw scooter company

The scooters scoot, The City impounds them. Nominal fines are paid, the…

(All photos Courtesy SFMTA)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Market Street is only the beginning of drive to clear city streets of cars

Car-free streets won’t stop at Market. At least, that’s the intent of…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Lea Troeh holds a sign at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF approves plans for a car-free Market Street

San Francisco will soon kick cars off one of its busiest thoroughfares…

Lea Troeh holds a sign at a rally in favor of the Better Market Street plan ahead of a vote at the SFMTA Board of Directors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
10,000 e-scooters? Not so fast — SF slashes fleet sizes before launch

10,000 e-scooters? Not so fast — SF slashes fleet sizes before launch

A plan for 4,000 e-scooters to hit San Francisco streets Tuesday has…

10,000 e-scooters? Not so fast — SF slashes fleet sizes before launch
You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade

You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade

Move over Clinton Park boulders, you’ve got competition. While weeks ago a…

You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade
Supervisor candidate accused of evicting tenants, a cardinal San Franciscan sin

Supervisor candidate accused of evicting tenants, a cardinal San Franciscan sin

She’s talked tough on protecting tenants in The City’s rental crisis, but…

Supervisor candidate accused of evicting tenants, a cardinal San Franciscan sin
A BART train arriving at West Oakland BART station from the station’s parking lot on April 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

The problem with BART parking? Not enough buses

And as part of raising and lowering prices, BART’s parking fee cap of $3 may also be on the way out.

A BART train arriving at West Oakland BART station from the station’s parking lot on April 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A neon sign for Juul e-cigarette products at Cigarettes For Less smoke shop on Market Street on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Blood money’: Lobbyists, consultants working for Juul may be frozen out of future SF work

San Francisco politics are filled with proverbial smoke-filled rooms of campaign consultants…

A neon sign for Juul e-cigarette products at Cigarettes For Less smoke shop on Market Street on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A woman walks past the Muni bus area along Fremont Street at Salesforce Transit Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Report: New leadership needed to finally bring trains to Salesforce Transit Center

The Bay Area should conduct a national search for new leadership to…

A woman walks past the Muni bus area along Fremont Street at Salesforce Transit Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cars and pedestrians clog the curvy section of Lombard Street, a popular tourist destination. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pilot program for Lombard Street toll nears approval

Funding to create a toll system on the part of Lombard known…

Cars and pedestrians clog the curvy section of Lombard Street, a popular tourist destination. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass started Friday and runs through the weekend. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF weekend traffic guide: Hardly Strictly, Castro Street Fair, and Warriors

Bluegrass, Castro festivities and Warriors’ games are hitting San Francisco this weekend,…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass started Friday and runs through the weekend. (Caroline Ghisolfi/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Suzy Loftus, joined by her children Maureen, far left, and Vivienne as Mayor London Breed appoints her interim District Attorney at a news conference at Far East Cafe in Chinatown on Friday (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Leno blasts District Attorney appointment, will campaign against Loftus

Leno had not endorsed in the race, but expressed disgust at Mayor London Breed’s appointment so close to the election, which he described as a naked power play.

Suzy Loftus, joined by her children Maureen, far left, and Vivienne as Mayor London Breed appoints her interim District Attorney at a news conference at Far East Cafe in Chinatown on Friday (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco early Thursday morning. (Courtesy CHP)

Wrong-way driver suspected of DUI in collision that killed 4

Taxi driver and two passengers from Illinois are among the dead

Four people were killed in a wrong-way crash on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco early Thursday morning. (Courtesy CHP)
A woman rides a Lime dockless electric scooter on Market Street on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF e-scooter companies may use permit loophole to skirt hiring requirements

Roughly a hundred years ago, on any given dock, on any given…

A woman rides a Lime dockless electric scooter on Market Street on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)