After a recent car collision, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is being accused by the other driver’s attorney of not providing proof of insurance.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-s-Quan-disputes-interview-quotes-3761575.php: Oakland's Quan disputes interview quotes
http://www.baycitizen.org/government/story/oakland-mayors-schedule-shielded-public/: Transparency eludes Oakland mayor
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Jean-Quan-offers-few-specifics-on-DC-trip-4264812.php: Jean Quan offers few specifics on DC trip
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Mayor-Jean-Quan-s-re-election-hinges-on-5194520.php: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's re-election hinges on crime
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Big-names-to-help-rechristen-Bay-Bridge-span-for-5219746.php: Matier and Ross: Big names to help rechristen Bay Bridge span for Willie Brown, Matier and Ross: Big names to help rechristen Bay Bridge span for Willie Brown
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Mayor-Quan-unveiling-her-own-5292079.php: Oakland Mayor Quan unveiling her own 10,000-resident plan
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/03/oakland-mayor-quan-10k-plan-falls-short.html: Why Oakland Mayor Quan's 10K plan already falls short
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mayor-Quan-touts-Oakland-s-progress-in-state-of-5296129.php: Mayor Quan touts Oakland's progress in state of city address
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Libby-Schaaf-says-Mayor-Quan-masking-Oakland-5390574.php : Libby Schaaf says Mayor Quan masking Oakland police count
Muni is adding more cameras to their busses. Nope, not to catch you and your friends and the whacky shenanigans that you get into, but to ticket you for driving or parking in the bus lane! I know, it’s less cool once you get the details.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/05/muni-adding-more-traffic-cams-effort-boost-revenue: Muni adding more traffic cams in effort to boost revenue
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/06/cameras-keep-eye-threats-muni-stations: Cameras to keep eye on threats at Muni stations
After a back and forth battle about the safety conditions of Muni’s operations, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) might have finally come to a resolution. Nothing like a story about two public agencies getting along to start your Monday off right!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/03/sfmta-upgrades-will-end-safety-squabble: SFMTA upgrades will end safety squabble
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2012/03/muni-cpuc-come-agreement-over-rail-accusations: Muni, CPUC come to agreement over rail accusations
Crime as a whole is down on Muni (yay!), but larceny rates on Muni are up (notsoyay!). In reaction to the rise in mostly mobile device related crime, Muni has started a public service campaign that reminds passengers that people still get mugged, and those who flash $600 devices are even more likely to get mugged.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/03/muni-reminds-passengers-stay-alert-avoid-crime: Muni reminds passengers to stay alert to avoid crime
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/14/BA4K1NK6EL.DTL: City Insider: Muni posters' goal: Decrease phone, tablet thefts
City officials are throwing their support behind the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign, which is focused on ending violence against women and girls. A coordinated, worldwide event will take place on Valentine’s Day.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/19/MN3H1N7KU0.DTL&ao=2: S.F. getting it right on domestic violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/10/domestic-violence-other-issues-roil-city-hall: Domestic violence, other issues roil City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/SF-domestic-violence-policy-on-fast-track-3951365.php: City Insider: SF domestic-violence policy on fast track
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/18-000-youth-sign-up-for-free-Muni-pass-4261349.php: City Insider: 18,000 youth sign up for free Muni pass
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/da-event-highlights-battle-against-domestic-violence/Content?oid=2616989: DA event highlights battle against domestic violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/one-billion-rising-to-promote-justice-for-domestic-violence-victims/Content?oid=2697805: 'One Billion Rising' to promote justice
A Muni operator who was caught texting while presumably driving may be kicked to the curb after finding out that Jamie’s boyfriend’s sister-in-law Mary’s friend Becky’s brother also got a job at Muni. Watch out for him.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/01/muni-derailments-raise-concern-about-potential-injuries-damage: Muni derailments raise concern about potential injuries, damage
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/02/san-franciscos-muni-blasted-safety-inaction: San Francisco Muni blasted for inaction over pervasive safety problems
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/25/MNU81HU8S2.DTL: SF Muni made many safety violations, PUC finds
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/02/state-agency-catches-san-francisco-muni-drivers-sleeping-speeding-snack: State agency catches San Francisco Muni drivers sleeping, speeding, snacking
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/02/ED171I1D8R.DTL: Editorial: Muni management failing at safety
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/05/BA7T1I493C.DTL&tsp=1: Muni disputes state report on safety violations
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/03/muni-operators-calling-expansion-safety-regulation-include-buses: Muni operators calling for expansion of safety regulation to include buses
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/04/texting-may-cost-san-francisco-muni-driver-s-job: Texting may cost San Francisco Muni driver’s job
…or not, thanks to the City’s persistence! San Francisco officials are credited with pressuring PG&E to make sure that all of San Francisco’s gas lines (and manhole covers, transponders, and other gas-related-thing-a-ma-jiggies) are up to par and as safe as possible. Kudos to the folks over at City Hall for being ahead of the curve on this one!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Persistence-with-PGE-pays-off--108344739.html: Persistence with PG&E pays off
As voters are considering Proposition A come November, the Chron takes a look at what would happen if the city was hit with a major quake. Let’s just say that I’ll be using my lunch break to buy bottles of water and canned tuna fish… and vodka, of course.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/03/BAU31FKI7D.DTL: Prop. A seismic retrofit bond would aid some
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Preparing-for-dramatic-destruction-104753704.html: Preparing for dramatic destruction
SF Weekly takes a look at the issue of killer cell phones and the antennas that emit the aforementioned death rays. Turns out that we’re way more risk averse about things that likely won’t kill us while we ignore things (like, I dunno, cars and gas lines) that most definitely will. I’m not sure if should be more or less worried after reading this article…
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-09-22/news/who-cares-about-gas-lines-worry-about-killer-cellphone-radiation/: Who cares about gas lines? Worry about killer cellphone radiation
San Francisco to the federal government: You got served!! In the effort to improve pipeline safety, City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to force U.S. regulators to provide better oversight on California’s pipeline system. The Chron and Ex provide the details.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/San-Bruno-blast-may-change-planning-code-103260149.html: San Bruno blast may change planning code
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/07/14/BABA1KA5FJ.DTL: S.F. threatens suit over PG&E, calls regulation lax
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2011/07/san-francisco-intends-sue-regulators-over-lax-pipeline-regulation: San Francisco intends to sue regulators over lax pipeline regulation
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/14/MNKU1N7J3D.DTL: S.F. sues to force feds to improve pipeline safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/bay-area/2012/02/sf-sues-feds-over-lax-pipeline-oversight: SF sues feds over lax pipeline oversight
…with a strong emphasis on SHARKS. Nope, this isn’t political, but in today’s public service announcement (and because it’s a fairly slow news day), your friends at Usual Suspects want to warn you that sharks have been sighted here in the Bay Area, off Ocean Beach. If you’re out there trying to take advantage of the last few days of summer, be careful!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Shark-sighting-a-sign-of-the-times-101270584.html: Shark sighting a sign of the times
In the days of advanced technology, it’s about time that our public safety systems are brought up to speed. Yesterday, our City received a whopping $50 million from our friends in Washington to increase communication efficiency between departments in the event of a major disaster.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/High-tech-boost-for-public-safety-101048834.html: High-tech boost for public safety
If you see cops at the McDonald’s just outside of Golden Gate Park, don’t be too quick to assume they’re getting a Big Mac. Turns out this fast food joint has logged over 412 calls for police assistance in the past year. While the area has always seen its fair share of homelessness, some neighbors feel the new sit/lie ordinance is to blame for the spike in problems.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/bios/38125919.html: Melissa Griffin: Who do you want running the SFPD?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Questionable-sit-lie-video-pulled-104129344.html: Questionable sit-lie video pulled
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/18/BA211FS90H.DTL: Sit/lie proposition polarizes San Francisco
http://www.baycitizen.org/sit-lie/story/financial-support-sitlie-measure/: Financial Support for Sit/Lie Measure Broadens
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/10/19/how-theyre-sitting: How they're sitting
http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/chronicles-coverage-sit-lie-prompts/: Chronicle’s Coverage of Sit/Lie Prompts a Question
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/06/BALV1G7UI8.DTL: C.W. Nevius: Sit/lie opponents must stand up for voters' wishes
http://informant.kalwnews.org/2010/12/san-franciscos-sidewalks-to-become-more-civil-with-sitlie/: San Francisco’s sidewalks to become more “civil” with Sit/Lie
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/01/sit-lie-law-may-already-be-working-haight: Sit-lie law may already be working in the Haight
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/12/BAP81HKSBT.DTL&feed=rss.news: Sit/lie ban at a standstill while police work on enforcement plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/02/training-continues-officers-full-rollout-sit-lie-ordinance#: Training continues for SFPD before full rollout of sit-lie ordinance
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/03/san-franciscos-stalled-sit-lie-law-waiting-printer: San Francisco's stalled sit-lie law waiting on the printer
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/03/battle-erupts-about-sitting-sidewalks-haight-street: Battle erupts about sitting on sidewalks on Haight Street
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/14/BA9N1IARLN.DTL&tsp=1: Segway tours irritate some in San Francisco
http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/haight-painted-war-zone-sit-lie-coverage/?utm_source=The+Bay+Citizen+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e7af1f7fc4-April_1_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: Haight, Painted as War Zone in Sit/Lie Coverage, Sees Business Falter
http://www.baycitizen.org/sit-lie/story/haight-appears-leading-sit-lie/: Haight Leads in Sit/Lie Citations
http://www.baycitizen.org/crime/story/sfs-sit-lie-could-cost-city-thousands-if/: Jailing Repeat Offenders Under Sit/Lie Could Cost SF Thousands
http://www.baycitizen.org/columns/scott-james/mcdonalds-haight-calls-police-supersized/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=6f075bc2c0-March_2_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email: At McDonald’s in the Haight, Calls to Police Have Been Supersized
Matier and Ross cover BART politics, Transocean holdings, inappropriate cozying up with vendors, and how George met Gavin. Willie Brown covers BART police functions, money laundering, what happens when your school closes, movies and lays, and more…
Okay, so maybe it’s more like “foggy town,” but regardless, summer is here. And with summer comes an annual spike in crime throughout the city. This year both the SFPD and City Hall are bracing for it to be worse than usual thanks to that darn global economic crisis.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Crime-in-The-City-to-heighten-for-summer-97037399.html: Crime in The City to heighten for summer
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.