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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Preparedness in Paradise

Emergency preparedness played a vital role in who lived and who died in the Paradise tragedy. Communication and evacuation plans for such disasters need serious improvement.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Pier 3

Several ferries used between San Francisco and Oakland, that were replaced by the Bay Bridge, ended up on Puget Sound near Seattle. Some returned to the Bay Area, such as the Santa Rosa, now used by Hornblower Cruises and Events.

Thursday, November 01, 2018


San Francisco Giants Hall of Fame legend Willie McCovey.