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An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

SF taxi drug testing policy may spread to Uber, Lyft

San Francisco cab drivers will be drug tested, thanks to a new…

An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Uber Drivers protest outside of Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, on Friday October 16 2015 (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)

Drivers protest Uber’s San Francisco headquarters, demand higher fares

More than 20 Uber drivers rallied outside Uber headquarters Friday morning, flanked…

Uber Drivers protest outside of Uber Headquarters in San Francisco, on Friday October 16 2015 (Connor Hunt/ Special to SF Examiner)
(Eric Risberg/AP)

Uber reveals formerly secret business practices by order of regulators

Some of Uber’s secrets are secrets no longer. A California administrative law…

(Eric Risberg/AP)
Ride share and taxi at SFO (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Uber misses data deadline

Some so-called rideshare companies are facing steep penalties by not “sharing” data…

Ride share and taxi at SFO (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Flywheel Taxi sues state, says cities should regulate Uber, Lyft

Flywheel Taxi has filed suit against state regulators, claiming the taxi industry…

An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Despite the difficulty of making ends meet as a San Francisco cab driver, there seems to be an inexplicable lure to continue doing it. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

No cure for cab driving

I’m a Fusion driver. Besides having the extra power when I need…

Despite the difficulty of making ends meet as a San Francisco cab driver, there seems to be an inexplicable lure to continue doing it. (Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)
Uber made public a redacted version of its legal filings to the California Public Utilities Commission about it's business practices as part of the CPUC's Phase II Proceedings. (Courtesy photo)

Uber ordered to publicize business practices

Uber has five days to reveal its secrets to the public, state…

Uber made public a redacted version of its legal filings to the California Public Utilities Commission about it's business practices as part of the CPUC's Phase II Proceedings. (Courtesy photo)
California mulling whether uberPOOL and Lyft Line are illegal

California mulling whether uberPOOL and Lyft Line are illegal

Swipe a cellphone touch screen, tap virtual buttons, and a car arrives.…

California mulling whether uberPOOL and Lyft Line are illegal
An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Uber drivers’ employment lawsuit granted class-action status

The question of employment status for Uber drivers — whether they are…

An Uber-branded vehicle. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFO renews permits for Uber, Lyft after criticizing flighty practices

San Francisco International Airport is granting permits to Uber and Lyft —…

San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a  press conference at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Uber drivers with criminal history jeopardize future business

Murder. Sexual assault of minors. Kidnapping. People convicted of those crimes also…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a  press conference at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber asks regulators not to halt its business in California

Last month, the tech industry giant Uber netted a harsh warning from…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a  press conference at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF District Attorney: Convicted murderer, sex offenders drove for Uber

Uber drivers in San Francisco and Los Angeles have included a convicted…

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon speaks during a  press conference at the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lyft plans to launch 10 music-themed vans for the Outside Lands festival using the new Magic Mode feature in its app. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Lyft to tackle traffic at Outside Lands with music-themed vans

Starting Friday, more than 200,000 concertgoers will flock to the blowout music…

Lyft plans to launch 10 music-themed vans for the Outside Lands festival using the new Magic Mode feature in its app. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Yellow Cab is offering a flat-rate fare of $35 for a ride to San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Cabs offer flat $35 rate to SFO airport

It’s no secret that the San Francisco taxi industry is facing overwhelming…

San Francisco Yellow Cab is offering a flat-rate fare of $35 for a ride to San Francisco International Airport. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
On my first night back in a cab, I didn’t even make my gate. I ended up $31 in the hole. I spent most of my shift driving aimlessly through The City, trying to make sense of it all.  Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner

Driving amid heartache and hardships

I don’t know if it’s possible to drive a cab in San…

On my first night back in a cab, I didn’t even make my gate. I ended up $31 in the hole. I spent most of my shift driving aimlessly through The City, trying to make sense of it all.  Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner
In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. Fed up with traditional taxis, city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides from strangers using mobile apps that allow riders and drivers to find each other. Internet-enabled ridesharing services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar are expanding rapidly in San Francisco, New York and other U.S. cities, billing themselves as a high-tech, low-cost alternative to cabs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

San Francisco Uber, Lyft drivers among top rideshare earners in nation, says study

San Francisco Uber and Lyft drivers earn more than most of their…

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. Fed up with traditional taxis, city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides from strangers using mobile apps that allow riders and drivers to find each other. Internet-enabled ridesharing services such as Lyft, Uber and Sidecar are expanding rapidly in San Francisco, New York and other U.S. cities, billing themselves as a high-tech, low-cost alternative to cabs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Driving empty and looking for a distraction

Driving empty is never a good thing. But when you’re down in…

(AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush departs in an Uber car after making a visit to Thumbtack, an online startup, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Jeb Bush takes Uber to SF startup

Presidential contender Jeb Bush used the ride-sharing service Uber to arrive Thursday…

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush departs in an Uber car after making a visit to Thumbtack, an online startup, Thursday, July 16, 2015, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
(Eric Risberg/AP)

Uber fined $7M for keeping info from California regulators

Uber picked up a hefty fare Wednesday when a judge fined the…

(Eric Risberg/AP)