Kelly Dessaint

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

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-10560" src="http://2zwmzkbocl625qdrf2qqqfok-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/SFExaminer-IDrive.jpg" alt="http://sfexaminer.com/category/the-city/sf-news-columns/i-drive-sf/" width="609" height="135"> Towards the end of…

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…

Rage on the streets of San Francisco

Last week, I broke my vow not to engage the swarm of…

Waiting for the man

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not…

Please don’t let me be misunderstood

At any time of the day, Market Street can seem like an…

Mr. Judy gets clean

“I’ve been feeling so much better since laying off the drugs,” says…

A fool’s errand

Since last week’s column, I’ve responded to numerous emails and comments from…

Pimp my taximeter

As the prime movers behind the Uberization of San Francisco’s taxi industry,…