"You never call, you never write" isn't just the lament of parents and grandparents everywhere. It's come to be the gripe of several former city commissioners. Bruce Oka's four-year term as a Municipal Transportation Agency board member expired on April 29, and he says neither Mayor Ed Lee nor anyon ... More >>
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the U.S. Department of Transportation, claiming that the feds are withholding important details about drones -- the unmanned aircraft used in the military -- and under what circumstances public and private entities be allowed to use them. Accordin ... More >>
Matt SmithLike, a little space, dudeThe U.S. Coast Guard has issued a special federal rule banning spectator boats from encroaching on giant waves during the annual Mavericks surfing contest. The new rule will let boats affiliated with the contest tow surfers toward big waves and cruise ne ... More >>
Students for Sensible Drug PolicyHey, watch where you're going!Remember the first few times you drove high? You knew you were stoned, you knew it might be dangerous to operate a motor vehicle, and you drove like a little old lady.This tendency of stoners to overcompensate for their impairment is ... More >>
If you can't make out this sign, then riding BART is even more hazardous than you might have thought Many riders have been pissed off of late about BART's ongoing labor soap opera. But two riders with bad eyesight may hold BART in special contempt now that the the 9th Circuit Court ... More >>
The girl flew as an unaccompanied minor, and she's still experiencing turbulence.
In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.
U.S. Coast GuardYou can't blame illegal drugs for this -- but how about legal drugs? And how about the next time?An eye-opening article in today's San Francisco Examiner recounted the mountains of hard-core prescription narcotics picked up by Cosco Busan pilot John Cota in the months before he direc ... More >>
Anyone driving up to San Francisco to on Highway 1 will be surprised to learn Daly City is 10 miles wide. That's a pretty neat trick for a city that's only 7.6 square miles total, but what else is one supposed to believe when the highway sign clearly states, in green and white: SAN FRANCISCO, 22 MIL ... More >>
Politicians want pork to pay for Golden Gate increases, but the money should be paid by drivers instead.
Richard Branson's phony plans to fight global warming, his Virgin startup at SFO, and the Fox host who missed a dig
Leaders should ignore the temptation to over-regulate energy policy and let competition reign
San Francisco is the world capital of the art of hypocritical, Earth-friendly rhetoric. Official support for bicycle commuters could lessen the cognitive dissonance.
The enormous costs -- human and financial -- of bad drivers and lax discipline at the San Francisco Municipal Railway
A quirk in immigration laws, and tougher security rules, demand a terrible choice from Filipino baggage screeners at SFO: their jobs or their families
Bush will likely gut national health and safety regulation; local liberals screw up regulation by forgetting its purpose -- protecting the general public
Seventy Bay Area enthusiasts -- and thousands more across the nation -- don't care what Ralph Nader says. They want their Corvairs.