A Nissan all-electric Leaf on San Francisco streets.
Matthew Dodt, “Midnight Matt” on his tree platform in 2011. Photo: Lance Knobel/Berkeleyside.
Donna Lazzini embraces her son, Timothy Lazzini, a resident of the Sonoma Developmental Center who died in 2005. The picture is part of a family photo collage celebrating his life. (Monica Lam/California Watch)
View of the San Francisco Zen Center’s Green Gulch Farm from Hope Cottage. Photo by Caitlin Esch/KQED
Anteus Stinson says he pushed himself to learn, but his situation did not make it easy. (Courtesy Anteus Stinson)
No on 8 attorneys Ted Olson (2nd R) David Boies (L) and Ted Boutrous speak to reporters following a hearing at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2010.
This Feb. 17, 2004 file photo shows Hyde Revilla (R) and her partner Dawn Revilla (2R) standing together after applying for their marriage license at the City Hall clerk’s office in San Francisco, California.
(Hector Mata/Getty Images)
This 17 February 2004 file photo shows Hyde Revilla (R) and her partner Dawn Revilla (2R) standing together after applying for their marriage license at the City Hall clerk’s office in San Francisco, California.
(Hector Mata/Getty Images)
San Francisco sues Monster Beverage. (Toban Black/Flickr)
Adobe Books owner Andrew McKinley outside the store in Jan, 2013.
Transmission will be key to replacing power lost by shutting down San Onofre’s nuclear reactors. (Photo: Craig Miller)
Gwen Ifill, not happy with criticism of PBS NewsHour.
Prop 8 opponents at a rally to celebrate the ruling ton August 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Smoke from the Rim Fire rises above a ridge in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The view is across an area of the park that burned several years ago. (Dan Brekke/KQED)
Governor Jerry Brown outlines his $315 million plan to expand California’s prison capacity. (Scott Detrow / KQED)
A protester who declined to give his name mocks ap-based ride-selling company Lyft and its signature pink mustaches at a cab driver rally outside San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, July 30. (Alex Emslie/KQED)
A cab in San Francisco. Marcin Wichary/Flickr
Brad Newsham, 62, a San Francisco cab driver since 1985, says “all the recent turmoil drove me out of the industry.” In May, he sold his taxicab medallion, and left a job “I loved from day one.” (Photo: Brad Newsham)
Lyft passenger Chin Lu takes a ride to work on Oct. 9. She lives in the Mission and works in SOMA and likes being able to look at the driver’s profile before ordering a car. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)
A cab in San Francisco. (Sara Bloomgberg/KQED)
Are networked ride service drivers covered if they get into an accident while driving a paying passenger? It depends on who you ask. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)
One taxi driver says more company money is spent on insurance than on payroll. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)
Read the letter from the California Department of Insurance.
Brown, at home, reads a letter from his friend Shorty, who’s still in San Quentin, out loud to Roorda.
Brown operates a forklift, moving almond harvesting equipment. He also welds and paints. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)
From left, Minard and Vivian Roorda, with Richard Brown. (Sarah Rice/KQED)
Foam found in furniture made after 1975 has been treated with flame retardants. (happydancing / Thinkstock)
Card from Hand Up
Taxis in downtown San Francisco. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)
Jennifer “Yeah Yeah” Cowles is an outreach counselor at the Homeless Youth Alliance, where she has worked since the mid-1990s. A lot of people have misconceptions about the youth on the streets, she said, and part of the mission of the organization is to educate the rest of the community about issues that affect homeless youth. (Sara Bloomberg/KQED)