San Francisco Municipal Railway

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Scaffolding Dangling From Financial District Highrise, Streets Closed

    Streets are closed and traffic is being rerouted in the heart of the Financial District this morning due to a random scaffolding that's hanging from the side of a highrise building. Officer Albie Esparza tells they got a call at about 7 a.m. on reports of the dangling platform on the 300 block of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    After Midnight: Exploring the Scene At Naan-n-Curry

    Things change after midnight. Some streets empty; others fill up. Most people are in bed, but many go out to drink, dance or just to wander. Those that do get hungry. Come explore San Francisco's late night food options with us in our new series, After Midnight.   The first thing I noticed when th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Father of Calvin Sneed, Slain Pimp, Says His Son Didn't Deserve to Die

    The Chron brought us an illuminating story this morning, in which the father of a slain pimp who was preying on a San Francisco teen says that while his son might have been a low-life dirt bag, that doesn't mean he should have been killed. Charles Sneed, 53, spoke with the Chron after Barry Gilton, ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2008

    Double Bogey

    Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.

  • News

    January 12, 2005

    The Parmalat Syndrome

    How U.S. financial firms -- including Bank of America -- allegedly abetted a multibillion-dollar fraud, and how U.S. regulators are letting them get away with it

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Bus Stopped

    How an attempt to make the 38 Geary bus work became another senseless San Francisco social cause

  • News

    December 10, 2003


    Why the new mayor should spend his political honeymoon taking the doggle out of a boondoggle known as the Central Subway

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Gimme Shelters

    After mortgaging our future in an orgy of budget-related borrowing, the Legislature hatches new orgiastic plans: sleazy tax shelters

  • News

    December 9, 1998

    Rewarding Failure

    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

  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Rewarding Failure

    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

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1997
  • News

    December 27, 1995

    Willie's Wild Ride

    The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t

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