Trains are currently not stopping at Balboa Park Station after a person on the tracks was struck and, apparently, killed at approximately 4:35 this afternoon.BART spokesman Jim Allison didn't out-and-out say that the person on the tracks was now dead -- but he did note that the city coroner was on-s ... More >>
If you were hoping to skip out of work a tad early to enjoy the weather, do it, but don't take BART. The transit agency is still reporting major delays systemwide due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations.
Update 3:52 p.m.: The Medical Examiner's Office says it was 60-year-old Becky Lee of San Francisco who was killed yesterday evening while walking through the Sunnyside neighborhood. Original Story 11:16 .m.: A woman in her 50's was hit by a pickup truck last night as she walked through the Sunnysi ... More >>
I don't know bikes, but I do know fancy. And this appears to be a fancy bike. Earlier today, a trio of BART employees gathered around this abandoned cycle at Balboa Park Station and ogled its nifty components. The front wheel is affixed with an eye-catching single-sided front fork, and the cycle fea ... More >>
Roach Gigz releases his debut studio album today. Titled Bugged Out, the rapper is banking on the project to build on the buzz his mixtapes have cultivated and jolt his career up another notch. So with Gigz being at the forefront of San Francisco's fresh new generation of rap talent, we got him to r ... More >>
We already know about the dangers of texting while driving, and yesterday we enlightened readers with information explaining how distracted pedestrians are pretty dumb, too. And texting while on transit? Well, that's just inviting a criminal to take the empty seat next to you. But if you happened to ... More >>
(Update 4:45 p.m.): Muni says crews have fixed the overhead wires in the tunnel west of the Castro Station, but have been unable to restore power to the lines. Crews remain on the scene. Your commute home will not be pleasant if you are relying on the K, L, or M lines. Read the transit plan aft ... More >>
Park your car on Thursday because BART will be handing out free rides to commuters. And although we know that you're thinking this just has to be a PR ploy to make nice with passengers after last week's irritating commuting chaos -- it's not. BART's hoping to bribe some drivers this Thursday with a ... More >>
San Francisco police are warning drivers to avoid the area near Geneva and San Jose avenues, where a suspicious package was found on the sidewalk late this afternoon.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the bomb squad was called to the intersection at about 2:50 p.m., and is currently on the scene ... More >>
Lose the red bow ... it's just not scaryTwo men scared off a criminal as he attempted to rob them in broad daylight near Balboa Park this week. According to police, the duo was walking along Ocean Boulevard near Howth Street at about 3 p.m. on Thursday when another man walked up to them and start ... More >>
Flag on firePolice are investigating two more suspicious fires that started over the weekend in the Balboa Park neighborhood, just a few doors apart. On Saturday at about 5:30 am., firefighters responded to a fire that had started outside a dwelling on the unit block of San Juan Avenue. Fire offi ... More >>
SF ExaminerEepTwo San Francisco police officers are in the hospital after their marked cruiser crashed into a light pole in the "Bernal Cut" on Thursday night, the Examiner reported. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to the paper. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Th ... More >>
BART is experiencing delays due to an apparently unstable man running onto the tracks at Glen Park Station. "The situation is, one of our community service officers observed someone getting onto the tracks at Glen Park Station and run into the tunnel toward Balboa Park," said BART spokesman Jim A ... More >>
Now try doing this from a moving vehicle...A man charged with reaching out of his driver's-side window and grabbing the rear end of a girl standing on a Muni platform was quickly nabbed by police at a playground where he was pushing his son on a swing set. The 34-year-old suspect was easy t ... More >>
Give a listen to this city's wide array of authentic music.
Did we learn our lesson? Earlier this month we wrote about how a planned cops vs. community softball game didn't come off as planned when the community failed to show up. It turns out that 2 p.m. on a Tuesday may be an ideal time to broadcast As the World Turns -- but not the best for calling o ... More >>
A long-publicized softball game between members of the San Francisco Police Department's Ingleside Station and members of the Visitacion Valley community struck us as a fun idea -- but one that could have unintended consequences. After all, you have folks start taking on the armed authority figures ... More >>
Jim HerdAs noted before, this public restroom in the Panhandle cost as much as a 16,200-square-foot mansion in the midwestDoes this city have a taskforce on taskforces? It doesn't appear to -- but just you wait, now someone will bring it up. In any event, all excretory humor aside, we do have a rest ... More >>
A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.
It's not rapid, but it is transitWandering around San Francisco, one occasionally witnesses the big rig-sized behemoths from P&S Towing called into action to rescue a crippled Muni bus. For the large machine-obsessed child in all of us, it's an awesome sight. But it prompts the question: Who do ... More >>
I wish I were a supervisor. Then I could have only three meetings this week. I kid, of course: It's hard work pretending to take this stuff seriously. Monday, Feb. 22 10:30 a.m. -- City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee If I had to pick one word to describe this meeting, it wou ... More >>
Eight years after being swept into office, a once-disorganized band of neighborhood leftists tries to create a citywide political machine.
Former pro soccer players from Latin America help the Farolito team dominate an amateur league.
Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.
BLVD: the only live band at the rave
Four decades after it was rescued from a storage shed, Diego Rivera's magnificent City College mural remains a hidden treasure
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
Chewing on the past and future is a New Year's cliché that no word-loving breedbate can resist
Week of January 16, 2002
Pipe Dream; Abetting Bush; Bot Shots; Harpooned; Correction
An ambitious plan to relocate a historic pipe organ to the Embarcadero threatens nothing but sour notes
Bedlam reigns as a great development boom besets the warehouse district south of downtown. Blood boiling, drivers late to work search in vain for parking. Are we doomed?
We make Henny Youngman answer hard questions about regional transit and his mother-in-law