Authorities announced today that the man who was hit earlier this week by a SamTrans bus while walking in the Outer Mission has died. The Medical Examiner identified the man as 39-year-old Eugenio Mallari of San Francisco. Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mallari was walking across Mission Street ne ... More >>
Caltrain is reporting brutal delays this morning after a train down in Palo Alto hit and killed a pedestrian. Caltrain Spokeswoman Christine Dunn says that at about 6:50 a.m., a #211 train headed north hit a man at Charleston Road in Palo Alto. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The trains ... More >>
No need to cancel your day trip to Marin. Highway 101 has reopened after being closed for more than three hours when some huge ass boulders fell, striking cars and blocking traffic. According to press reports, rocks, measuring three to four-feet in diameter, fell just before 5 a.m. onto Highway 101 ... More >>
Redwood City's 5th Annual Salsa Festival Where: Downtown Redwood City (Courthouse Square) When: Sat., Sept 29, 12-8 p.m. Cost: Free Seeing as its motto is "Climate Best by Government Test," we humbly suggest that Redwood City add to that, "And We Also Host a Salsa Fest!" On Saturday, the city will ... More >>
The man, the bridge, the resolution...Other than partially collapsing, falling apart, and swelling into a costly boondoggle, San Franciscans don't think much about the Bay Bridge. For 75 years now it's been an ugly duckling and an afterthought. So most of us probably don't remember that our Board ... More >>
Rudeen MonteHacking electronic road signs so that they display warnings of impending zombie invasions has become something of a national pastime. Such pranks have taken place in Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, and probably elsewhere. (Our brains remain safely in our sk ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Looking for the hot dog cart near AT&T park? Come back after July 27. Currently the Department of Public Works is playing its lovely waiting game with Gorilla Pete's, the hot dog vendor that had been park ... More >>
A guilty conscience?San Francisco resident Steven Free, known by his graffiti writer's moniker of "Girafa," has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of felony and misdemeanor vandalism in San Jose, agreeing to pay $38,000 in fines.San Jose cops arrested Free in 2009 on 10 felony vandalism counts. As ... More >>
Conductor BustedRicardo Arias Cano, a conductor who worked on Caltrain, was arrested recently on suspicion of propositioning two female passengers for sex, one who was a minor. The 60-year-old South San Francisco man has since been banned from Caltrain property. According to Steve Fein, who works ... More >>
Happy New Year! And quite a year it's been for bicycles. Between all the new stripes and racks and parklets, we've suddenly catapulted into the future of cycling. Well, maybe not the future, since Europe is several decades ahead of us. Maybe just less of the past. But there's still plenty of ... More >>
Thomas CraigWhile passing the Caltrain station earlier this week, one of the men we'd interviewed for our story on homeless sex offenders last year flagged us down. He'd said no one had seen Thomas Craig, another one of our sources in the story, for several weeks. Now the Ford Windstar that Craig ... More >>
LesnovetNow you see it ... soon you won't Hefty service cuts is the order of the day in Bay Area transit circles, sadly. Muni came up with some one-time monetary influxes to undo some -- but not all -- of its service cuts. Caltrain may cut its service by half. And, yesterday, AC Transit fol ... More >>
Bicycling to Palo Alto may not be easy via Google directionsWe noted back in March, when Google's much-anticipated bicycle-directions function first launched, that the program had some glitches. (Among them was its apparent ignorance, in certain cases, of the famous San Francisco hill-avoiding bi ... More >>
For the bridge, it's a great time out...How overdue is the erection of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge? Well, the Golden State Warriors couldn't wait for the span to actually exist before adopting it as their new logo. With portions of the signature tower sections set to arrive in Oakland tomo ... More >>
With the curtailment of the paper Fast Pass the day after Halloween, Muni is prodding its frequent riders into the 21st century. They haven't yet perfected the George Jetson flying car that transforms into a briefcase -- but they have created Clipper, the expensively rebranded TransLink card that ... More >>
© California Academy of SciencesWho picked up the check? Yesterday we noted that the $175,000 cost cited by the Chronicle for moving the only known wild Franciscan Manzanita out of the path of the Doyle Drive highway project was more than twice the price tag we were told in January. Our numerous ... More >>
Why does the Millbrae BART station smell like chocolate and not, well, a BART station? [SFAppeal]Is the price of a Caltrain ticket about to go up? [Streetsblog]Get your culture on (free!) at the Divisadero Art Walk tonight. [Haighteration]Woman goes on a rampage and wrecks Richmond Delano's liquo ... More >>
Amazing scenes were witnessed today...A recent article in the Examiner trumpeted a claim that ought to make every San Francisco commuter of the past 75 years grateful he didn't end up unexpectedly swimming to work: "Bay Bridge Eyebar Woes Date To 1930s." But, reading the article, the premise appe ... More >>
You can't see her if you don't survive the trip -- it's an incentive!Over the past week it has evolved into something of a parlor game to come up with novel methods for making people drive at safe velocities on the Bay Bridge's precarious new S-Curve. We suggested stark signage noting that the pe ... More >>
Happier times. Faster, too. Bridge! Bridge! More Bridge! Troubled bridge over water! Didja hear about the bridge? Sigh. Take a news quiz. 1. The city of San Francisco agreed to cough up $250,000 regarding a lawsuit stemming from a 2005 spill in which perhaps 54,000 gallons of what was leaked into ... More >>
M. BrodySomething tells us they'll run out long before the bridge reopens.So maybe Caltrans rushed it a little with that Labor Day fix. Forced onto BART with the teeming hordes? Emerge from your sardine can at Montgomery station, walk over to the little yellow stand huddled near the One Post ... More >>
An Italian deli and food market with upscale aspirations is slated to open on Townsend near Caltrain early next month. Starting August 10, D'Urso Italian Delicatessen (236 Townsend at Fourth St.) will serve up breakfast and lunch sandwiches featuring a mix of imported and domestic meats and ... More >>
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