About 20 minutes ago, a southbound Caltrain car hit a pedestrian on the tracks near San Carlos. We don't have much information at this time, but according, to Christine Dunn, spokeswoman for Caltrain, the #146 train hit the person on the tracks north of the San Carlos station. Approximately 125 pe ... More >>
A cheery publication aimed at visitors to our fair city encouraging them to "travel like a local" on public transit is a massive softball waiting to be belted over the fence and deep, deep into the bleachers. Jokes about remembering to avoid scattering detritus when rolling a joint on the bus o ... More >>
If you can't be with the someone you love on Valentine's Day, then love the one you are with, as Stephen Stills would sing. And that'd be San Francisco. Who else do you spend all your money on? Now, it's time to declare your love for this city, even if you can't afford it. Thankfully, the S.F. Tr ... More >>
Authorities are looking for Charles J. Dowd, a San Mateo resident and former San Francisco firefighter, who mysteriously vanished after he boarded an Amtrak train in the East Bay earlier this week. Dowd, 69, boarded a train in Emeryville on Wednesday morning with plans to change trains in Chicago on ... More >>
There is now evidence showing that Google Earth is good for more than just pictures of naked rooftop sunbathers and Frenchmen urinating on gardens. An Indian man named Saroo Brierley used the Bay Area tech giant's satellite image program to find his home and reunite with his family 25 years afte ... More >>
Bryan Dempler'Man vs. Muni' dude Bryan Dempler has a long road ahead...Every Day, Bryan Dempler takes a train downtown for work. Then he take a train home. Then he takes a train back downtown for night school. And then he takes a train home. Now he's come up with a novel new way to spend his days ... More >>
Jim HerdDid promised millions froma shady tax shelter deal blur Muni's judgment?A month before investigators began to sift through train wreckage to determine the cause of last week's Muni light rail crash, officials examining deadly transit accident in Washington D.C. discovered a defect th ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs I have to admit something before I begin: Gavin's ability to be boring is stronger than my ability to be funny. I'm slipping. I think I can hold the line for seven-and-a-half hours, but if he posts a sequel (perhaps "State of the City: Revolutions," or "State of the City: Attac ... More >>
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