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Guardian Intelligence: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
GET SMOKEYThe 77th season of the always free, always packed Stern Grove Festival kicks off this Sunday, June 22 with an afternoon of hits...

State regulators issue stern warning to rideshare companies

June 13, 2014
About a month ago, we wrote about how San Francisco International Airport Director John Martin was cracking down on rideshare drivers ferrying passengers to...

Streetcar standoff

Muni sickout echoes earlier labor clashes and economic inequities

SFMTA launches “Google Bus” pilot program map, promises increased enforcement

The Google Bus plan is now rolling forward. Last night the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released a map of shuttle stops to...

Transportation funding faces key test after Mayor Lee flips on VLF increase UPDATED

Facing a deadline of tomorrow’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to introduce measures for the November ballot, advocates for addressing the...

Muni sickout: Q&A with transit union president

It's fair to say San Francisco is sick of the sickout.Three days after hundreds of Muni workers called in sick to work, crippling the...

Alerts: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4 Transportation planning: District 8 open house LGBT Center, 1800 Market, SF. sftransportation2030.com 5:30-7pm, free. District 8 Sup. Scott Wiener, representatives of the San Francisco...

Muni sickout continues for second day

Update: At 2:23pm the SFMTA sent an update on shortened Muni Metro service. See our guide to Muni sickout service below.Muni delays are expected...

The anti-sunshine gang intensifies its attacks on the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force in City Hall

May 29, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann   (with special sunshine vendetta chronology by Richard Knee)  The Guardian story in the current issue demonstrates in 96 point...

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Uber vs. SFO: Will Mayor Lee take sides?

NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version. Police at the San Francisco International Airport have been cracking down lately on unauthorized drivers...

Bay Guardian Community Forum! Bikes, buses, and budgets: How to create the transportation system San Franciscans need

Join the San Francisco Bay Guardian as we explore the current swirl of challenges and initiatives that will determine how people get around San...

Does carsharing really reduce overall driving?

At the Share conference that I covered for this week’s Guardian, there were wildly divergent claims for how many vehicles carsharing companies such as...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

No real answers at question time

NO REAL ANSWERS AT QUESTION TIMEAt last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, Mayor Ed Lee showed up for Question Time, that scintillating moment when...

Alerts: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
WEDNESDAY 21 San Francisco Tomorrow annual awards dinner Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, SF. www.sftomorrow.org. 5:30pm, $50. San Francisco Tomorrow will hold its annual...

Guardian Intelligence: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
P>Because nothing screams "invest in healthcare" like an aging Sammy Hagar: The former Van Halen rocker teamed up with Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's...

SFO director initiates crackdown on unpermitted Uber drivers

San Francisco’s “sharing economy” may be on its way to getting “catalyzed” thanks to this week’s Share Conference, but ridesharing companies also are getting...

Free Sunday meter plan challenged with environmental review

Transit advocacy groups filed an appeal today challenging a controversial vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Board of Directors to end paid...

Memorial concert follows DA’s decision not to charge driver who killed cyclist

In the wake of yesterday’s decision by the District Attorney’s Office not to bring criminal charges against the driver who killed 24-year-old Amélie Le...

Bike to Work Day marred by another Wiggle police sting UPDATED

City officials and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hailed yesterday’s Bike to Work Day as a success, with the official SFMTA count...

Carmageddon cometh

San Francisco needs to radically rethink its transportation system to avoid gridlock

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Alerts: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
THURSDAY 8 12th Annual Human Rights Awards Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon, SF. www.humanrightsaward.org. 6-8:30pm, $115. Each year, the Human Rights Awards honors the...