Giving Away More Money to SFPD Won’t Fix the City’s Problems
At a time when many working class residents and San Francisco city workers are facing potential eviction, hunger, wage theft, underemployment and low-paying jobs, and countless other crises that could be addressed by local government, it is unsurprising but disappointing to see the mayor and many supervisors fighting to spend more money on policing.
How Saying “I Love You” to Strangers on the Bus Can Change Your Life
If you’re feeling bad about people, try taking a city bus and, one by one, look at everyone for a few seconds. While looking at them, whisper ever so quietly under your breath, “I love you.” Try to see if you can actually feel it.
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
MUNI To Make Long Overdue Improvements
Over the next eighteen months, San Francisco plans to eliminate parking spots blocking almost 1,200 MUNI stops. SFMTA Board of Directors determined each stop should have twenty feet of clearance or more for boarding. At certain stops across the city, riders must sometimes squeeze between parked cars to board a
Are Fare Inspectors Worth What MUNI Pays Them?
Maybe you always pay to ride. Maybe you’ve been busted once or twice. Perhaps you never pay, getting by on God’s good humor. No matter what, on every MUNI trip you take, San Franciscans from each category ride with you. Fare inspectors are neither third-party rent-a-cops nor officers of the
After Years of Delays & Well Over Budget, The Central Subway Opens
Just two and a half weeks away, the grand opening of a long-awaited project. The Central Subway will finally (tho not completely) be opened. An extension of the T Third Line route on 3rd Street, the Central Subway will extend through SOMA, the FiDi and Chinatown. Last week, the city
From Shootings To A Derailed Train, BART Had An Eventful Week
BART is a part of life in the Bay Area, and what happens on BART is indicative of what happens in the cities that BART serves. Bay Area Rapid Transit is a microcosm of Bay Area life. Whether you love it or hate it, BART is here to stay. And
Ten Hot Tips for a First-Time San Francisco Tourist
You are going to step in shit if you don’t watch where you’re walking. Most of it comes from pets (reasonable people pick up after their animals), the rest from birds and humans. The city is notorious for it (I once walked out of my building and in on a
Unmistakable Traits of a Typical Bay Area Native
Anytime I step out of the Bay Area, I’m struck with one simple fact; you can take the Bay Area native outta the bay but you can’t take away my weird Bay Area quirks. It’s fun to ask yourself “What qualities give a Bay Area native away when we are