According to the Bay Guardian, a recent report commissioned by the district reveals that BART management was under the impression that the Bay Area was anti-union. Former Supervisor Christina Olague also has an opinion on the matter.
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/04/27/mtc-may-penalize-transit-agencies.html: MTC may penalize transit agencies that don't cut 5%
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/06/wheel-rail-or-sail-transit-prices-are-going: Wheel, rail or sail, transit prices are going up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/12/parking-bart-stations-could-rise-high-demand: Parking at BART stations could rise with high demand
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/02/fare-increases-parking-hikes-discussion-bart-board-meeting-today: Fare increases, parking hikes up for discussion at BART board meeting today
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/02/bart-riders-face-higher-fare-parking-costs: BART riders to face higher fare, parking costs
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-delays-data-reveals-many-causes-4343993.php: BART delays data reveals many causes
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/BART-routes-fare-increases-to-capital-use-4393576.php: BART routes fare increases to capital use, BART routes fare increases to capital use
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/BART-derailment-near-Concord-Station-disrupts-5258032.php: BART derailment near Concord Station disrupts service
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/bart-fined-workers-deaths: BART fined for workers deaths
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/04/22/hold-bart-accountable-deaths: Editorial: Hold BART accountable for deaths
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Huge-rope-sculpture-to-be-removed-from-5539754.php: Huge rope sculpture to be removed from Embarcadero BART
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-starts-enforcing-rules-on-sitting-at-Powell-5636846.php: BART starts enforcing ban on stretching out at Powell Street
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-07-23/news/powell-street-bart-public-restrooms-asbestos/: Station Sanitation: The Commodes Stay Closed at BART, Whether You Like It or Not
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/bike-riders-continue-to-break-bart-rules-but-agency-is-working-on-kinks/Content?oid=2867526: Bike riders continue to break BART rules, but agency is working on kinks
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/A-commuter-s-bane-filthy-smelly-BART-station-5701663.php: A commuter's bane - filthy, smelly BART station stairs, A commuter's bane - filthy, smelly BART station stairs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/bart-opens-doors-to-what-it-takes-to-operate/Content?oid=2886094: BART opens doors to what it takes to operate , BART opens doors to what it takes to operate
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Clean-team-loitering-crackdown-help-make-BART-5727214.php#page-2: Clean team, loitering crackdown help make BART stations spiffier, Clean team, loitering crackdown help make BART stations spiffier
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/homeless-advocates-cry-foul-over-bart-anti-sleeping-crackdown/Content?oid=2888961: Homeless advocates cry foul over BART anti-sleeping crackdown , Homeless advocates cry foul over BART anti-sleeping crackdown
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/report-bad-blood-bad-decisions-precipitated-bart-strike/Content?oid=2895316: Report: Bad blood, bad decisions precipitated BART strike, Report: Bad blood, bad decisions precipitated BART strike
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-advised-to-start-talks-earlier-avoid-5744919.php: BART advised to start talks earlier, avoid abrasive negotiators
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/BART-trains-shorter-more-crowded-5744691.php : Matier and Ross: BART trains shorter, more crowded
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/BART-trains-shorter-more-crowded-5744691.php: Matier and Ross: BART trains shorter, more crowded
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/BART-directors-pledge-to-improve-rocky-relations-5749354.php: BART directors pledge to improve rocky relations with workers, BART directors pledge to improve rocky relations with workers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/commuters-can-have-a-say-on-bart-service/Content?oid=2897285: Commuters can have a say on BART service , Commuters can have a say on BART service
Yesterday, protestors took to the streets in San Francisco to make a statement at a Wells Fargo shareholder meeting. In total, 24 people were arrested in the protest over foreclosures, corporate taxes and executive compensation.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/protesters-picket-wells-fargo-meeting-san-francisco-24-arrested: Protesters picket Wells Fargo meeting in San Francisco, 24 arrested
http://www.baycitizen.org/banks/story/24-arrested-protest-wells-fargo-meeting/: 24 Arrested in Protest at Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting
Andrew S. Ross gives us the deets on the San Francisco Examiner’s purchase of the San Francisco Bay Guardian. And for those who are interested, he also provides a mini history lesson on journalism in San Francisco.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/25/BUH31O8KP4.DTL: Examiner close to deal to buy Bay Guardian
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/san-francisco-examiner-owner-expects-purchase-bay-guardian: San Francisco Examiner owner expects to purchase Bay Guardian
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/BUMS1O8UOE.DTL: Andrew Ross: Bruce Brugmann sells Bay Guardian to S.F. Examiner
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/24/BAPN1O822U.DTL: City Insider: BART staff wants Canadian firm to build rail cars
http://www.baycitizen.org/transportation/story/canadian-company-gets-nod-new-bart-cars/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=abb1281290-April_24_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=abb1281290&mc_eid=7370779869: Despite Concerns, BART Recommends Canadian Firm to Build New Fleet
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/04/bart-backing-canadian-train-deal: BART is backing Canadian train deal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/04/new-bart-trains-should-be-built-canadian-firm-transit-agency-recommends: New BART trains should be built by Canadian firm, transit agency recommends
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/EDHA1O8VC6.DTL: Opinion: BART rail car bid secures cost, reliability, jobs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/BA8T1O9PUU.DTL: Testy meeting over BART railcar contract
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2012/04/bart-bids-may-stall-new-trains: BART train replacement could be delayed by manufacturing debate
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/04/29/concerns-grow-over-current-bart-fleets-age/: Concerns Grow Over Current BART Fleet’s Age
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_20453631/exclusive-interview-nadia-lockyer-tells-traumatic-story-how: Exclusive interview: Nadia Lockyer tells traumatic story of how affair, drugs and deceit led to downfall
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/22/EDUR1O72VC.DTL: Editorial: Nadia Lockyer did the right thing by resigning
The team over at the Examiner offers cable station Current TV a word of advice relating to its newly announced deal with former SF Mayor and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom to host the “Gavin Newsom Show.” Their advice? Remind Newsom that an hour means an hour.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/gavin-newsom-host-show-current-tv: Gavin Newsom to host Current TV talk show
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/20/ED161O5RH3.DTL: Editorial: Current TV challenge: Hold Gavin Newsom to an hour
A deal between the City and the Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, was struck on Thursday. Local 21 is the second largest union in the city, and this deal sets the stage for 27 other contract negotiations, accounting for more than a third of the City’s budget. Although, the Suspects Updater Union has still not locked up our contract, we are confident that negotiations will go well.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/union-members-rally-san-francisco-city-hall: Union members rally at San Francisco City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/03/BAH71OD340.DTL: Union's contract sets stage for SF to lock up more
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-Occupy-camp-now-a-homeless-haven-3884645.php: SF Occupy camp now a homeless haven
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Old-Occupy-camp-dismantled-on-Market-Street-3898425.php: Old Occupy camp dismantled on Market Street
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/occupy-cleared-fed-building-sidewalk: Occupy cleared from Fed building sidewalk
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Downtown-S-F-says-adios-to-Occupy-camp-3898425.php: Downtown S.F. says adios to Occupy camp
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/johnson/article/Occupy-protesters-pick-on-Oakland-3930341.php: Chip Johnson: Occupy protesters pick on Oakland
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/20-arrested-in-housing-protest-in-Castro-3937559.php: 20 arrested in housing protest in Castro
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/occupy-sf-pops-up-outside-san-francisco-city-hall-with-message-for-mayor/Content?oid=2575476: Occupy SF pops up outside San Francisco City Hall with message for mayor
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/businesses-may-net-tax-breaks: Businesses may net tax breaks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/04/EDDA1OP12L.DTL: Opinion: San Francisco tech community seeks new thinking on taxes
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/08/pair-of-business-tax-plans-advance-in.html: Pair of business tax plans advance in San Francisco
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/tax-revision-casts-wider-net: Tax revision casts wider net
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/12/MN9E1P07QM.DTL&tsp=1: Dueling SF tax plans focus on receipts, not payroll
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/15/real-tax-reform-brings-revenue---not.html: Editorial: Real tax reform brings revenue — not revenge
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/06/mayor-s-new-business-tax-structure-makes-sense-business-fees-do-not: Editorial: Mayor’s new business tax structure makes sense; business fees do not
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/voters-may-get-chance-decide-whether-city-keeps-existing-policies: Voters may get chance to decide whether city keeps existing policies
http://www.sfbg.com/2012/06/26/right-business-tax: Opinion: The right business tax
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/07/06/business-leaders-pull-for-mayors.html: Business leaders pull for mayor’s version of tax
http://www.baycitizen.org/taxes/story/sf-debating-future-payroll-tax/: SF debating future of payroll tax breaks
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Supervisors-ask-Lee-to-let-go-of-stop-and-frisk-3697775.php: City Insider: Supervisors ask Lee to let go of stop and frisk
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/progress-elusive-single-tax-reform-proposal: Progress elusive on single tax reform proposal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/opposing-sides-seek-accord-tax-reforms: Opposing sides seek accord on tax reforms
A “stripmobile” that has been roaming around some of our more family oriented neighborhoods is drawing the ire of quite a few folks, including Supervisor Eric Mar. The truck was supposed to hang around the Hustler Club in North Beach, but has been spotted all the way in the Outer Richmond. Supervisor Mar is working on making sure it leaves and never comes back. On a completely unrelated note, I would like to point out that I have a garage. A very large garage.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/hustler-stripmobile-may-head-back-las-vegas-strip: Hustler stripmobile may head back to Las Vegas Strip
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/18/BA8M1O4PET.DTL: City Insider: Hustler Club truck gets flak from supe
Across the Bay, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan sends an open letter to George Lucas with promises of sunny days and friendly neighbors if he brings his Industrial Light and Magic campus to the Biggity, Biggity O.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/14/ED541O33M7.DTL: Opinion: An open letter to George Lucas from Oakland
Get ready for a change of pace on public television. If you can’t get through the week without your Jim Lehrer or Cat in the Hat (for SF’s 13%), you might soon get to know quite a bit about your favorite political candidates. On Thursday, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a 1981 federal law prohibiting campaign ads from public television, violates freedom speech. Move over Arthur, it’s an election year!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/13/BA6K1O2JVE.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Appeals court OKs political ads on public stations
The three-acre site that sits kitty corner to AT&T Park has been acquired by the Strada Investment Group, who eye a hotel, housing, and retail project for the triangular parcel. I am still waiting for them to announce the Jesse Feldman dog park and basketball courts, which would be aptly named after the best hooper/dog owner in our fine city. Think about it, it would be the perfect opportunity to get the next Air Bud movie to be shot here – something for which we are all waiting on pins and needles.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/04/MNUS1NUA5G.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Giants' Mission Rock plan is in city's ballpark
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/04/EDA31NU6P9.DTL: Editorial: A Giant waterfront development plan
http://www.baycitizen.org/development/story/mayor-giants-unveil-plans-new-near/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=4d6f184d1d-April_5_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=4d6f184d1d&mc_eid=a89495e0ec: Mayor, Giants Unveil Plans for New Neighborhood Near Ballpark
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/04/BAAB1NUS9F.DTL: SF backs Mission Rock development plan by Giants
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/04/giants-lot-mission-rock: From Giants lot to Mission Rock
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20120404/WIRE/120409816/1010/SPORTS?Title=San-Francisco-Giants-pursuing-1-6-billion-development: San Francisco Giants pursuing $1.6 billion development
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/05/25/booked-mission-bay-hotel.html: Booked: Mission Bay hotel
In non-Matt-Cain’s-Behemoth-Contract news, the Giant’s have submitted a $1.6 billion plan to turn what is currently a giant parking lot into shopping, housing, restaurants, and parks. I am just hoping that after building this and paying Cain that we still have money left over to pay Lincecum. If not, can we get Joseph Gordon-Levitt to hang out at games? At least he looks similar.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/04/MNUS1NUA5G.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Giants' Mission Rock plan is in city's ballpark
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.