Meet the new boss...On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will vote on a contract that would send tens of millions of dollars in Central Subway project funds to a firm employing the former director of the Municipal Transportation Agency. If approved, the contract will push the total amount of fund ... More >>
A peek at the future of higher political education
They have dominated state and local politics for 50 years. Now, for the first time, the future of their "family business" is in doubt.
Renfrew report; Mercury News; Dot-com junkies; Propositions K and L
Willie Brown's buddies rescue a disgraced city contractor
Get Me Rewrite
Streetcars that are too wide, long, and heavy (136 @ $3.5 million per). Bus engines that don't fit and are scrapped (20 @ $116,000 a pop). Manhole covers that take 10 engineers and three months to design (cost: $243,000). Muni's management has produced su
What's really wrong with Muni? For starters, one third of its employees don't show up to work, causing systemwide delays and costing the agency more that $20 million a year in overtime. First in a two-part special report