Thursday, February 14, 2019

SF Civil Rights Heroes

90 years before Rosa Parks made American history, Blacks in San Francisco made California history, leading to integration of transit ridership, operations and management at Muni.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Wall of Fame

Peter Magowan, the man who kept the Giants in San Francisco, has passed away.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Newsom Prioritizes Kids

Governor Newsom hits the ground running, prioritizing Early Childhood Development through his appointment of California's first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pediatrician and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. Upon being sworn in as governor, Newsom said he intends to shift control of Juvenile Justice away from Corrections to Health & Human Services.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Gay Freedom

You know you're not in Kansas when...
Mayor Breed names Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band official band of the City of San Francisco.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

All Decked Out

Friday, December 14, 2018

Not in Original Design

According to Herrick Corporation, which fabricated the steel beams for the Transit Center, the access holes cut in the steel girders used to hold up the roof of the new $2.2 billion structure were not in the original design, but were added later. A report from the lab investigating the cracked beams that forced closure of the center "suggests the probable cause of the girder fractures to be the formation of cracks in the girder weld access hole radi prior to service." The peer review that looked at the design drawings at the outset would not have seen them.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Main Street Makeover

Not long ago, some parts of Market Street were a no-go zone, where tourists and the elderly were vulnerable to assault and robbery in broad daylight. The proposed Market Street Overhaul--creating a pedestrian-friendly corridor--envisions a new era for San Francisco's Main Street, including improvements to Market Street Railway service in Civic Center.