If ever there was a silver lining to high gas prices, this just might be it: No traffic. Well, okay, that might be hyperbolic, but we can at least assure you that this Labor Day Weekend the roads won't be any more clogged than what you've grown accustomed to in San Francisco. While San Francisco has ... More >>
You'd be well-advised to avoid the Dumbarton Bridge this morningAs a public service to any readers about to hop in a car and head off to the Dumbarton Bridge -- don't do it! The bridge's westbound lanes are closed and eastbound travel has been reduced to one lane following a major injury crash in ... 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 >>
How much was that parking meter in the window...Big rigs! Bridges! Barack! Brobdingnagian amounts of rain! And now: Quiz! 1. How did the San Francisco Police Department describe a man who fell -- and was allegedly pushed -- out of a fifth-story window in the wee hours on Thursday? A. "Unpopular"B ... More >>
What truck mayhem will hit a Bay Area bridge today?The tried and true journalistic maxim is that it takes three instances to have a bona fide "trend." So, no, the Bay Area isn't experiencing a "trend" of big rig trucks flipping over on local bridges. But, you have to admit, the knee-jerk phrase o ... More >>
On a recent sunny afternoon, SF Weekly contributing photographer Tim Wagner headed to Silicon Valley for a tour of Airship Venture's "Eureka," the first lighter-than-air passanger ship to fly in the U.S. after more than 71 years. Tim WagnerThe 246-foot long zeppelin is larger than a Boeing 747 ... More >>
A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.