For years, driving a Ford Taurus signified one of several things: You really wish you'd bought a Camry;Grandma recently gave up driving;It's a rental. Now, however, it can mean something wholly other: You're a cop.
WTF?‚ÄčNow here's a great episode for Bait Car -- the reality show where cops leave vehicles on the streets, hoping to tempt alleged thieves into stealing cars just so they can bust them.Police are looking for a ballsy man who stole an unmarked police car as cops responded to a call at Golden Gate P ... More >>
Horrified by a typical taxi trip from SFO? Thank a government program that pays cabbies to speed.
Anyone who's ever been jolted into throwing some perfectly good contraband into the gutter at the sight of an approaching Ford Crown Victoria -- only to notice a couple of idiot teenagers with hoodies and baseball caps in the front seat -- has probably had one of the following thoughts: If I k ... More >>
With porta-johns in Russian Hill getting the same treatment these days as prostitutes in Victorian London, the Chronicle yesterday ran a quasi-feel good story about a builder who camouflaged his outhouse to fend off the outhouse arsonist(s) who has torched 14 johns since November. One problem, thoug ... More >>
Nearly extinct and long at odds with the SFPD, the little-known San Francisco Patrol Special Police appears poised for a comeback.
Well, that's what you get for pushing crack on a man with a mustache sitting behind the wheel of a Crown Vic: About 100 undercover officers from the gang task force and the narcotics division arrested 104 suspects in the week ending on Saturday. The officers made the arrests after buying heroin, c ... More >>
Taxi Commission officials say hundreds of medallion holders arenít driving cabs, and thatís against the law
The SF Weekly Noble Villain Awards. And the winner is ... you!
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
Although the city has more cars per square mile than either New York or L.A., driving in S.F. is no nightmare. In fact, once its intricacies are mastered, motoring here can be downright civilized Ė and civilizing.
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