Transportation Security Administration

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Bay to Breakers: Security Expert Mocks Backpack Ban

    When backpacks are outlawed, only outlaws will have backpacks. That'll be the case at the forthcoming Bay to Breakers. Runners (and onlookers) at the May 19 footrace/seven-mile crosstown bacchanalia may or may not be clothed. But backpacks are verboten. So are any large bags, containers (think: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    San Francisco, FEMA Differ on How $5 Million Anti-Terror Grant Ended Up in the Ground

    Last month, the Chronicle published an eye-opening story alleging Muni squandered $37 million in anti-terror grants on cameras it largely wasn't using. Perhaps the most jarring allegation, however, is one that Muni quickly copped to -- it shunted $5 million in federal anti-terror money into rail rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Tips from Kristina Wertz, S.F. Lawyer Who Fought Transgender Discrimination at the TSA

    Kristina Wertz​Thanks to Kristina Wertz, legal director of San Francisco's Transgender Law Center, Transportation Security Administration managers at Los Angeles International Airport will undergo mandatory sensitivity training as part of a legal settlement.Wertz' client, Ashley Yang, was fired l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Judge Says TSA Doesn't Have to Turn Over Body Scan Images to Civil Liberties Group

    TSA Doesn't Want to Reveal What It's Revealing​As it turns out, when Big Brother is watching he doesn't have to reveal what he sees.In the latest chapter of TSA v. The rest of America, a federal judge ruled that the Transportation Security Administration doesn't have to turn over the 2,000 images ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    TSA Policing Media's Use of Scanner Images

    Hieroglyphics of early man or TSA scan images? ​We knew the TSA was sensitive about this whole scanner thing, but not this sensitive: This morning, SF Weekly got a phone call and a wrist-slap from the Transportation Security Administration's press department. It turns out the TSA doesn't like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    S.F. Man Threatens to 'Sell' Woman. SoCal Man Does Worse.

    ​We've heard stories before of people reporting their exes to immigration officials, but a couple of psycho tales in the news today one-upped that revenge tactic.In San Francisco, a person reported to police that a 25-year-old female Hispanic friend sent out a desperate text message that she was b ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2005

    Not on the List

    Dog Bites tags along for a Kafka-esque encounter with the FBI

  • News

    October 22, 2003

    You preach/We laugh

    In which we come up with our own (slightly cynical) version of Muni's new ad campaign

  • Culture

    September 24, 2003

    Ticket to Read

    Must airport bookstores be so lousy?

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