Port workers began lining up at 5 a.m. today, ready to get back to work after demonstrators managed to close the nation's fifth-busiest port as part of a massive West Coast effort to shake up the 1 percent. Only it wasn't the 1 percent they were necessarily interrupting. According to the Port of ... More >>
Kate CongerAnd it's not even 8 a.m.!Update (8:05 a.m.): It's started to rain, but that's not deterring this group. A handful of protesters carrying an Occupy UC Davis banner has walked further into the port. Original Story (7:06 a.m.): As expected, hundreds of Occupy Oakland protesters have march ... More >>
Erin SherbertYesterday's general strike in Oakland -- which shut down the port -- ended in a late-night violent (and costly) scene in downtown with fires, arrests, and injuries. It started at about 11 p.m., when a group of masked vandals began smashing windows and set blazes throughout downtown. ... More >>
Erin SherbertUpdate (8:20 p.m.): Thousands of protesters marched from downtown to the Port of Oakland where they blocked terminals, stopping traffic and shutting down the port. With almost no police officers in sight, the march seemed more like a festival, with people dancing in the streets, chan ... More >>
Move along folks; nothing to see here.This Thursday, ferry passengers will launch from the Larkspur Terminal unaware of the presence of a terrorist. He plans to set off an improvised firebomb -- and the crew will scramble to put out the fire and calm passengers. Soon afterward, Marin Army Reserv ... More >>
GrossSince seagulls are mysteriously dying by the dozens at Pier 94 rendering plant after feasting on offal, the Board of Supervisors has been urged to enforce a larine version of a junk food ban.At its Feb. 10 meeting, the city's Animal Care & Control Commission introduced a drafted letter t ... More >>
Horrified by a typical taxi trip from SFO? Thank a government program that pays cabbies to speed.
At around 9:05 this morning, a trio of massive crane fresh from the factory in Shanghai passed beneath the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges -- with a Lebron James vertical leap of room to spare. SF Weekly's favorite floating photographer, Gabor Gardonyi, was there. A tugboat chef who moonlights as an ace ... More >>
http://englishrussia.com/?p=1788Well, the state ain't paying for that...Earlier today, we ran a story about how, while it's no Truk Lagoon boats sink in San Francisco Bay more often than you might guess. Yet getting even an incomplete count of how often vessels slip beneath the waves here was als ... More >>
Now that Wall Street investments have collapsed in value, it's fair to credit Nancy Pelosi's lead in the 2005 battle against Social Security privatization for saving us all from spending old age in abject poverty."In this downturn in the financial -- the stock market, thank God we won that fight," ... More >>
Jobs with smaller shuttle van companies may be flying out of the airport.
A new audit shows bureaucrats spent public money on a failed private business in Honduras
Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?
Why will the city receive no money from the sale of SFO Enterprises?
Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life
Bay City Movers
Bad stuff's hitting the fan out at the airport. Can mayoral confidante Eleanor Johns help keep the smell down?
Airport officials have bungled their international business efforts so badly, the city attorney has to investigate
Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?
Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much
Mayor's attempt to end-run city voters on runways-in-bay reflects dimming of his political star
How SFO officials used city employees and money -- in apparent violation of state and federal law -- in a very odd attempt to privatize the airports of Honduras
How the SFO construction program went $1 billion over budget. Yes, billion. With a B.
With Prop. 209 looming, an airport contract battle shows how S.F. has failed to keep faith with minority business