Kelly Dessaint

Racing all over SoMa with the dreamers

Five long days of cab driving have taken their toll on my…

Life in the fast lane

You never have to wonder if someone works in the entertainment industry.…

A very strange reaction

“Hey, cabbie! Can you turn up the music?” “Oh, sure,” I grumble…

Losing my edge

Not working for ten days really threw me off my taxi game.…

Wheelin’ and dealin’

One advantage of writing this column each week is that I have…

A taxicab soundtrack

Over the past five years, I’ve tried to create a soundtrack that…

All roads lead to Uber

The other night, after a long 14-hour shift, I’m standing outside the…

A wild night for the wildlife at Outside Lands

“Taxi! Taxi!” Before I can figure out where the shouting is coming…

Mother and child confusion

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No skin off the meter

Each afternoon, when the summer fog rolls into The City, so thick…

Taxi driving is not a crime

For several years, while living in Los Angeles, I was a personal…

Flogging a dead taxi shift

Two weeks ago, my wife flew to Los Angeles with the baby…

What would Herb Caen say?

For over half a century, Herb Caen was the “voice and conscience”…

Everything will be illuminated

I’m rolling through the Bayview on Jerrold, heading back to the Mission…

The freak show before Pride

Every year, it takes me by surprise … While dropping off Mr.…

Girl on the run

I knew she was going to run. From the start of the…

My kind of passenger

It was one of those nights, when you’re out late, chasing ghosts…

The man who ran the madness

On Saturday morning, I turn in my cab around 7 a.m. Before…

Stranger than fiction

Even though I actively avoid reading negative comments online, a “friend” recently…

The taxi driver’s worst enemy

During shift change last Saturday morning, a bunch of drivers are standing…