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January 18, 2013 | 10:03 pm

San Francisco Bay Area Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Parking, Transit, Events

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On Monday the Bay Area, like much of the United States, will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Lots of special events will take place around the region. And schedules of transit and parking will vary. Here are some highlights: Events The San Francisco Chronicle and Contra Costa Times have compiled lists of […]

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Don’t Forget: No More Free Parking in SF on Sundays!

January 4, 2013 | 1:54 pm

Don’t Forget: No More Free Parking in SF on Sundays!

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Believe it or not, San Francisco used to more or less shut down on Sundays. That was the reason the city decided back in the 1940s not to charge for parking at meters during this public recognition of the Christian sabbath. Now that’s all changed, says Paul Rose, a spokesperson for the San Francisco Municipal […]

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‘My Jihad’ Ad Campaign Launched on SF Buses

January 3, 2013 | 6:13 pm

‘My Jihad’ Ad Campaign Launched on SF Buses

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What does “jihad” mean to you? Concerned that many people misunderstand the term — and have negative stereotypes of Muslims — the Council on American-Islamic Relations has launched a an advertising campaign on San Francisco buses. The ads offer various examples of personal jihads, such as “My Jihad is to build friendships across the aisle. […]

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New Year’s Eve: Free Buses, Trains, Cabs, and Tows–and Extended BART Service

December 31, 2012 | 1:01 pm

New Year’s Eve: Free Buses, Trains, Cabs, and Tows–and Extended BART Service

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It’s New Year’s Eve and Bay Area transit agencies, a San Francisco cab company, and AAA are all offering special service for party-goers tonight. (See the full list of links below for transit agencies offering free or extended service.) In San Francisco, Muni will be free after 8 p.m. Ed Reiskin, chief of the Municipal […]

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Muni is 100 Years Old Friday (And It’s Free All Day)

December 27, 2012 | 2:05 pm

Muni is 100 Years Old Friday (And It’s Free All Day)

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Tomorrow is Muni’s centennial, barring any delays of course. Whether you want to observe the day with your own mental slogan: “Prompting patrons to glance at their watch and stare down the track with intense rage for 100 years!,” or you’re happy to go with the official story that the service is “a mode of […]

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December 5, 2012 | 8:25 am

Low-Income Youth to Ride Muni For Free Starting in March

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(Bay City News) Qualifying low-income youth are slated to start riding San Francisco Municipal Railway buses and trains for free starting in March 2013 following today’s approval of a pilot program by the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors. The board unanimously passed a resolution at this afternoon’s City Hall meeting that accepts and […]

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December 3, 2012 | 8:50 am

A.M. Splash: Calif. Dems Supermajority May Not Last Long; Apple, Samsung Back to Court; Arrests Drop in Oakland; SF N. Beach Subway Proposed

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California Democrats’ supermajority powers will be short-lived (Bay Area News Group) When Democrats last month achieved broad taxing powers by capturing supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature, Democratic leaders immediately ruled out new taxes, saying they didn’t want to be seen as overreaching just after voters approved Gov. Jerry Brown’s $6 billion annual tax […]

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Video: A Look at 24 Hours of Bay Area Public Transportation

November 28, 2012 | 1:36 pm

Video: A Look at 24 Hours of Bay Area Public Transportation

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Public transportation can be a godsend on days like today. Sure, Muni and BART can get you around the Bay Area without getting soaked. But take a big step back, and Bay Area transportation can be more than a workhorse. It can be hypnotic — even beautiful. Check out this video from a few weeks […]

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November 2, 2012 | 9:05 am

Muni Service Returning to Normal After Man Struck and Killed by Train

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Update: Muni service is returning to normal.  Original post SF Muni is reporting a major delay this morning after a man was struck and killed by a train. The Chron reports: An inbound N-Judah train hit the man while he was walking in the tunnel 700 feet east of the station platform shortly before 7:30 […]

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Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

October 16, 2012 | 2:01 pm

Clipper Cards Reveal Travelers’ Whereabouts to Police, Lawyers, Apps

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco police arrested Marcel Largaespada on April 30 after a gunpoint robbery at a Lombard Street business, but they couldn’t catch his alleged accomplice, Alan McCahill. McCahill gave officers the slip, investigators believed, by hopping on a Muni bus. He was caught days later. To try to place […]

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