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Rideshare workers protest outside Uber headquarters on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Lyft, Uber win stay of order requiring them to reclassify drivers as employees

Court decision puts off threatened shutdown by app-based companies seeking to influence state voters

 

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft ordered to classify drivers as employees

California judge issues scathing decision granting preliminary injunction

 

Protesters have ralled against companies hiring app-based drivers such as Uber for not doing enough to protect workers. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash bring their battle against AB5 to November ballot

Measure would classify app-based drivers as independent contractors, offer some additional benefits

 

The massive pot holes in San Francisco city streets can ruin your night. Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner

Navigating a Friday night blowout

The streets of San Francisco are ribbed for your car’s pleasure. And…

The massive pot holes in San Francisco city streets can ruin your night. Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner
(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)

Lyft agrees to let SF transit agencies review data

The San Francisco City Attorney's Office and Lyft Inc. have reached an…

(Richard Vogel/AP file photo)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Uber and Lyft drivers to avoid registering for business licenses in every city they drive in. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF sues state over Uber business license law

Update 02/09 9:26 a.m.: State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued a statement…

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Uber and Lyft drivers to avoid registering for business licenses in every city they drive in. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Top SF transit official frustrated by lack of Uber, Lyft regulations

San Francisco plays almost no role in regulating Uber and Lyft locally.…

Director of Transportation Edward D. Reiskin listens to a speaker during the annual retreat of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Luxor has operated in San Francisco since 1928, and is among its oldest still-operating cab companies. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Luxor cabs receive legacy business status

Luxor Cab Company is now officially part of San Francisco history. The…

Luxor has operated in San Francisco since 1928, and is among its oldest still-operating cab companies. (Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Uber, SF clash in state talks over fingerprint criminal checks

San Francisco officials and ride-hail company Uber clashed in state legal filings…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and traffic in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

The thin checkered line

For some stupid reason, I still start my shifts at Caltrain these…

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and traffic in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
Revelers join in the fun on Sunday at San Francisco's famous Folsom Street Fair. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Suits and leather jock straps

Last week is a blur. In retrospect, I’m not sure why I…

Revelers join in the fun on Sunday at San Francisco's famous Folsom Street Fair. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Don’t end up like Quaid in “Total Recall” who can’t evade the bad guys because of “Johnny Cab,” the automated driver. (Courtesy TriStar Pictures)

The many potholes on the road to self-driving cars

I’m cruising down Haight Street when four women flag me outside Magnolia.…

Don’t end up like Quaid in “Total Recall” who can’t evade the bad guys because of “Johnny Cab,” the automated driver. (Courtesy TriStar Pictures)
After a while, driving through the lawless streets of San Francisco is like playing Galaga. (Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. Examiner)

Where the streets have no rules

It figures. Just when I’m finally getting Zen about sharing the road…

After a while, driving through the lawless streets of San Francisco is like playing Galaga. (Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. Examiner)
Deciding between sustenance and income is no laughing matter. (Courtesy photo)

The top light is on, but I’m not

Tonight, The City is a ghost town. Burning Man, Labor Day weekend…

Deciding between sustenance and income is no laughing matter. (Courtesy photo)
A cab driver who jumped a curb on Market Street last week and crashed into a shoeshine stand is just one example of taxi drivers pushing themselves to the limit to survive in an increasingly competitive industry. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Taxi drivers are dropping like flies

Based on what I’ve been hearing while I linger outside the National…

A cab driver who jumped a curb on Market Street last week and crashed into a shoeshine stand is just one example of taxi drivers pushing themselves to the limit to survive in an increasingly competitive industry. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Buying drugs on the streets of San Francisco is easier than going through a Jack in the Box drive-through. (Courtesy photo)

A drug run in the slow lane

It’s been a while since I’ve taken anyone on a drug run.…

Buying drugs on the streets of San Francisco is easier than going through a Jack in the Box drive-through. (Courtesy photo)
Whomever you run into in the Marina, you can bet they’ve got their priorities straight. (Cindy Chew/2008 S.F. Examiner)

Fear and loathing in the Marina

"Do you know the AMC on Van Ness?” asks the girl who…

Whomever you run into in the Marina, you can bet they’ve got their priorities straight. (Cindy Chew/2008 S.F. Examiner)
There’s no telling what a passenger will say during a long ride to the Peninsula. (Courtesy photo)

A hell ride into the Peninsula

The cashier at the ARCO on 14th and Mission is a funny…

There’s no telling what a passenger will say during a long ride to the Peninsula. (Courtesy photo)
Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Traffic tickets, price surges hit Uber, Lyft drivers at Outside Lands

The three-day music festival Outside Lands was a bonanza for music lovers,…

Fans cheer during Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's set at the Lands End stage at the Outside Lands Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Sunday. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)

The invigorating power of gridlock

Last Wednesday night, I participated in a panel discussion for the annual…

“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)