SF Weekly shares details on a proposed new jail for our town, as well as the elected officials who are stacking up for and against the proposal.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Need-to-replace-S-F-County-Jail-questioned-4739341.php: Need to replace S.F. County Jail questioned
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/San-Francisco-does-not-need-costly-new-jail-4781606.php: Editorial: San Francisco does not need costly new jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/opponents-decry-proposal-to-build-new-san-francisco-county-jail-facility/Content?oid=2604193: Opponents decry proposal to build new San Francisco County Jail facility
http://www.sfbg.com/2013/10/15/lock-shake: Lock-up shake up
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/New-thinking-needed-on-San-Francisco-jail-4914669.php: Opinion: New thinking needed on San Francisco jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-seeks-state-funds-for-new-county-jail/Content?oid=2609473: San Francisco seeks state funds for new County Jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/some-sf-supervisors-push-for-inmate-phone-call-rates-to-change/Content?oid=2646976: Some SF supervisors push for inmate phone call rates to change
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/S-F-needs-to-go-back-to-drawing-board-for-5169986.php: Editorial: S.F. needs to go back to drawing board for right-size jail
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/smaller-new-jail-might-meet-sfs-needs-report-finds/Content?oid=2686090: Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds
http://www.sfweekly.com/2014-02-05/news/city-jail-sheriff-ross-mirkarimi-george-gascon/: Lock Up the Vote: A New Jail May Never Fill Up with Inmates, but It'll Hold a Lot of Favors
The Examiner reports on last week’s news conference where Supervisor Malia Cohen called for a “cease-fire” in District 10 and annouced plans to convene a task force to address violence and shootings in the area. A couple candidates challenging Supervisor Cohen in the upcoming November election also chime in.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-holding-mission-district-gun-buyback-event/Content?oid=2539270: San Francisco holding Mission district gun buyback event
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/does-buying-back-guns-deter-crime/Content?oid=2546451: Does buying back guns deter crime?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/proposal-for-violence-task-force-to-address-bayview-shootings-an-empty-gesture/Content?oid=2867466: Proposal for violence task force to address Bayview shootings an empty gesture
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/san-francisco-is-target-city-in-federal-effort-to-improve-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2539331: San Francisco is target city in federal effort to improve pedestrian safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/new-effort-to-put-sf-resources-into-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2634552: New effort to put SF resources into pedestrian safety
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Run-don-t-walk-on-S-F-streets-5125729.php: Editorial: Run, don't walk, on S.F. streets
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fire-department-sounds-alarm-on-pedestrian-safety-measure-near-school/Content?oid=2672912: Fire Department sounds alarm on pedestrian safety measure near school
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/vision-zero-seeks-to-end-pedestrian-and-cyclist-fatalities-in-sf/Content?oid=2677655: ‘Vision Zero’ seeks to end pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in SF
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lee-unveils-push-for-pedestrian-safety-measures/Content?oid=2678662: Lee unveils push for pedestrian safety measures
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/In-S-F-pedestrian-deaths-shine-light-on-street-5146884.php#page-1: In S.F., pedestrian deaths shine light on street safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-police-city-officials-carry-on-latest-push-to-improve-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2679610: SF police, city officials carry on latest push to improve pedestrian safety
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/San-Francisco-Police-to-Issue-More-Citations-Over-Vehicle-Pedestrian-Accidents-240690571.html: San Francisco Police to Issue More Citations Over Vehicle-Pedestrian Accidents
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/S-F-police-chief-vows-change-in-light-of-5151253.php: S.F. police chief vows change in light of pedestrian deaths
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/injured-sf-pedestrians-medical-bill-highlights-gap-in-insurance-coverage/Content?oid=2692708: Injured SF pedestrian’s medical bill highlights gap in insurance coverage
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/02/03/sfmta-board-to-address-plan-to-end-pedestrian-cyclist-deaths-in-sf: SFMTA board to address plan to end pedestrian, cyclist deaths in SF
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Streets-of-S-F-a-road-hazard-as-pedestrian-5205143.php#page-1: Streets of S.F. a road hazard as pedestrian deaths spike
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-takes-step-forward-in-education-for-pedestrians-cyclists-and-drivers/Content?oid=2708625: SF takes step forward in education for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/potential-safety-benefits-stir-calls-to-impose-fees-on-downtown-drivers/Content?oid=2708627: Potential safety benefits stir calls to impose fees on downtown drivers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/vision-zero-working-together-to-save-lives-on-the-road/Content?oid=2710562: Vision Zero: Working together to save lives on the road
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/gascons-call-for-modern-justice-system-includes-attorney-focused-on-vehicular-manslaughter/Content?oid=2717178: Gascon’s call for ‘modern justice system’ includes attorney focused on vehicular manslaughter
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-announcing-more-plans-to-boost-pedestrian-safety/Content?oid=2722106: SF announcing more plans to boost pedestrian safety
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Why-are-S-F-streets-risky-for-pedestrians-5298714.php: C.W. Nevius: Why are S.F. streets risky for pedestrians? Foolhardiness
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-issues-more-tickets-as-part-of-pedestrian-safety-push/Content?oid=2733186: SF issues more tickets as part of pedestrian safety push
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-health-officials-recommend-support-of-vision-zero-safety-plan/Content?oid=2738154: SF health officials recommend support of Vision Zero safety plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/PoliticsBlog/archives/2014/03/18/supervisors-adopt-plan-to-end-pedestrian-deaths-in-sf-within-10-years: Supervisors adopt plan to end pedestrian deaths in SF within 10 years
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Keep-an-eye-out-when-on-foot-in-San-Francisco-5415446.php: Keep an eye out when on foot in San Francisco
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Mystery-bicyclist-whose-death-nearly-passed-5432421.php: Mystery bicyclist whose death nearly passed unnoticed is IDd
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-prepares-to-double-down-investment-on-bike-safety-and-improvement-projects/Content?oid=2783104: SF prepares to double-down investment on bike safety and improvement projects
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/police-health-commissions-to-adopt-vision-zero/Content?oid=2790917: More San Francisco agencies signing on to pedestrian safety initiative Vision Zero
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pointing-fingers-in-the-mayhem-on-S-F-s-roadways-5468662.php: Pointing fingers in the mayhem on S.F.'s roadways
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/supervisors-committee-continues-debate-on-proper-widths-of-streets/Content?oid=2797439: Supervisors committee continues debate on proper widths of streets
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Crosswalk-countdown-clocks-add-up-to-confusion-5475713.php: City Insider: Crosswalk countdown clocks add up to confusion
Both the Chronicle and Examiner report that the parents of teenager Ye Meng Yuan, who was struck and killed after last year’s Asiana Airlines crash, have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-jetliner-crash-kills-2-seriously-injures-49-4650259.php: SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/777-from-seoul-crashes-on-landing-at-sfo-12-believed-injured/Content?oid=2501296: 2 dead in San Francisco plane crash
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-san-francisco-plane-crash-20130706,0,284092.story: San Francisco plane crash: Officials begin investigation into cause
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/07/us-usa-crash-asiana-idUSBRE9650E220130707: Investigators seek cause of deadly plane crash San Francisco
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/08/us/san-francisco-plane-crash.html?hp: San Francisco plane crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-NTSB-probe-will-take-months-4651385.php: S.F. plane crash: NTSB probe will take months
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Crew-tried-to-abort-landing-4650990.php: S.F. plane crash: Crew tried to abort landing
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/S-F-plane-crash-Reporting-emotions-on-social-4651639.php: SF plane crash: Reporting emotions on social media
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Victim-may-have-been-run-over-4651323.php: SF plane crash: Victim may have been run over
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Normal-delay-levels-returning-4651177.php: SF plane crash: "Normal" delay levels returning
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-plane-crash-How-rescuers-saved-victims-4652751.php: S.F. plane crash: How rescuers saved victims
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Victims-were-learning-U-S-culture-4653632.php: S.F. plane crash: Victims were learning U.S. culture
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-Doomed-jet-was-too-slow-NTSB-4653066.php: S.F. plane crash: Doomed jet was too slow, NTSB finds
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/The-path-to-healing-learning-after-the-crash-4653624.php: Editorial: The path to healing, learning after the crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/crash-investigators-turn-to-cockpit-decisions/Content?oid=2504252: Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions , Crash investigators turn to cockpit decisions
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-pilots-focused-on-centering-jet-4655129.php: SF plane crash pilots focused on centering jet
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Girl-in-SF-plane-crash-fire-truck-probe-is-IDd-4655927.php: Girl in SF plane crash fire truck probe is IDd
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/ntsb-pilots-relied-on-automatic-speed-control/Content?oid=2505355: NTSB: Pilots relied on automatic speed control
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-plane-crash-airspeed-alert-focus-of-contention-4656188.php: SF plane crash: airspeed alert focus of contention
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/S-F-plane-crash-No-fire-crews-recall-hitting-4655770.php: Matier and Ross: SF plane crash: No fire crews recall hitting victim
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-plane-crash-Pilots-monitor-and-challenge-4658396.php: S.F. plane crash: Pilots' 'monitor and challenge'
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/NTSB-chief-talks-about-crash-4657235.php: NTSB chief talks about crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/KTVU-safety-board-apologize-for-pilot-names-hoax-4663247.php: KTVU, safety board apologize for pilot-names hoax
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Airport-workers-donate-blood-in-wake-of-crash-4667306.php: Airport workers donate blood in wake of crash
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Asiana-go-around-rate-at-SFO-raises-concern-4691099.php: Matier and Ross: Asiana 'go-around' rate at SFO raises concern
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Events-leading-to-air-crash-victim-being-run-over-4691434.php: Events leading to air crash victim being run over
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Looks-like-Bay-Bridge-Labor-Day-opening-is-sunk-4692450.php: Matier and Ross: Looks like Bay Bridge Labor Day opening is sunk
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Foreign-airlines-urged-to-use-GPS-for-SFO-landings-4692348.php: Foreign airlines urged to use GPS for SFO landings
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/S-F-firefighter-sues-for-defamation-in-Asiana-5180443.php: Matier and Ross: S.F. firefighter sues for defamation in Asiana crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/asiana-jet-partly-to-blame-in-california-crash/Content?oid=2750925: Asiana: Jet partly to blame in California crash
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Asiana-says-jet-partly-to-blame-for-SFO-crash-5365281.php: Asiana says jet partly to blame for SFO crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/lawsuit-filed-over-sfo-runway-death-after-asiana-crash/Content?oid=2874058: Lawsuit filed over SFO runway death after Asiana crash , Lawsuit filed over SFO runway death after Asiana crash
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Parents-of-girl-run-over-after-Asiana-crash-sue-5687168.php: S.F. sued by family of girl run over after Asiana crash, S.F. sued by family of girl run over after Asiana crash
Did you know paintball guns are not legal in San Francisco? More over, did you know that jaywalking is not legal?? (I mean, we all know jaywalking isn’t legal, but I figure if we all just keep pretending we don’t know that then it is cool to keep doing it.)
http://www.sfweekly.com/2013-06-26/news/paintball-guns-jaywalking-downtown-state-laws-preemption/: Paint it Gray: The Ambiguous Legal Territory of Jaywalking and Paintball Guns
Mayor Ed Lee honored Muni bus driver Felicia Anderson for her swift, steady action following an on-bus shooting earlier this month. So if you ever needed a reminder to be polite to your bus driver (read: say thank you), this should serve as that reminder.
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/06/17/muni-driver-honored-for-taking-sf-shooting-victim-to-hospital/: Muni Driver Honored For Taking SF Shooting Victim to Hospital
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Honors-Muni-Driver-Who-Drove-Shooting-Victim-to-Hospital-211928151.html: SF Mayor Honors Muni Driver Who Drove Shooting Victim to Hospital
Feeling safer these days? Nothing like sorting through arrest and crime data to get your day started, kudos to Chief Suhr for the Casablanca reference.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/04/san-francisco-police-still-using-buy-bust-tactic-marijuana-dealers-haight-ashbur: San Francisco police still using buy-bust tactic on marijuana dealers in Haight-Ashbury
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/05/sf-arrests-tumble-10-year-span: S.F. arrests tumble in 10-year span
It’s been exactly a year since the Sandy Hook shooting, and what has San Francisco done differently? Apparently a lot.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/in-year-since-sandy-hook-increasing-gun-restrictions-has-become-priority-in-sf-and-california/Content?oid=2648897: In year since Sandy Hook, increasing gun restrictions has become priority in SF and California
The Examiner reports that District Attorney George Gascon has requested a budget increase to hire additional staff that can keep up with sophisticated criminals in a city with increasingly prevalent tech crime.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2013/03/san-francisco-da-george-gasc-n-unhappy-cellphone-industry-approach-thefts: San Francisco DA George Gascón unhappy with cellphone industry approach to thefts
Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius reports that a new police department substation will open next week on Sixth Street to help with the turnover of officers patrolling mid-Market. The added presence of our guys and gals in blue is aimed at curbing drug sells and smartphone muggings in particular. With the extra eyes on the street, I know I’ll feel much safer uploading pics of my dinner while waiting for the 5.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Sixth-Street-substation-opens-next-week-4322228.php: Sixth Street substation opens next week
Alright, no one. People Magazine and US Weekly won’t be subject to jail time for getting the truth wrong, but at one point Bay Area drivers that didn’t stay in their lane or skipped out on paying toll got more than a slap on the wrist and a hefty fine. The Chronicle reports that when the Bay Bridge opened in 1936, so did one of the smallest jails in the world. Bay Bridge bandits caught breaking the rules were tossed into a 6-foot-by-6-foot box with a bench. Guess the negative reinforcement worked, the teeny-tiny-jail only lasted a year.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bay-Bridge-once-had-its-own-holding-cell-4322423.php: Bay Bridge once had its own holding cell
City Hall was but one site of the annual V-Day dance mob meant to raise awareness of violence against women. I mean, is there really any better way to empower females than the Electric Slide? I think not.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/02/sf-embraces-one-billion-rising: S.F. embraces One Billion Rising
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Violence-against-women-fought-with-dance-4280076.php: City Insider: Violence against women fought with dance
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/02/ross-mirkarimi-holds-jail-event-symbolizing-end-violence-against-women: Ross Mirkarimi holds jail event symbolizing an end to violence against women
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/02/sheriff-ross-mirkarimi-helps-organize-event-against-domestic-violence: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi helps organize event against domestic violence
The verdict is in.The California Board of Pilot Commissioners has suspended and sentenced the pilot of the ship that struck the Bay Bridge in January to several dozen “observation trips” with his colleagues. If I ever cause $3 million in damage to a public structure, I am more than willing to go on as many observation trips as needed to make up for it.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bar-pilot-panel-slow-to-act-on-complaint-4226676.php#page-1: Bar pilot panel slow to act on complaint
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/04/disciplinary-decision-expected-ship-pilot-bay-bridge-collision: Disciplinary decision expected for ship pilot in Bay Bridge collision
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Pilot-error-blamed-on-ship-bridge-crash-4410483.php: Pilot error blamed on ship-bridge crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/04/ship-pilot-guy-kleess-who-struck-bay-bridge-could-lose-his-license: Ship pilot Guy Kleess who struck Bay Bridge could lose his license
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Ship-s-pilot-blamed-for-bridge-crash-4410899.php: Ship's pilot blamed for bridge crash
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/license-suspended-training-mandated-for-pilot-who-struck-bay-bridge-in-january/Content?oid=2492718: License suspended, training mandated for pilot who struck Bay Bridge in January
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Bar-pilot-suspended-for-bridge-crash-4641097.php?t=fd5ac8fd32: Bar pilot suspended for bridge crash
Mayor Quan’s campaign responds to heat received after ethical concerns were raised about the Mayor’s campaign allegedly sending emails to city employees at their dot gov addresses.
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
Been noticing some unpleasant smells while walking up the stairs at the Civic Center BART station? The Chronicle reports on how the agency plans to address the fecal situation, as well as BART’s improved text alert notification system.
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
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
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