Dolores Park

8:52am

Thu May 7, 2015
News

Daily news roundup for Thursday, May 7, 2015

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year, which are $1,000 annually.
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Taxi drivers catch a break from SFMTA // SF Examiner

"Fearing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft, The City just cut taxi drivers a break. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year, which are $1,000 annually.

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4:20am

Fri April 17, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 04.17.15

The unofficial marijuana holiday takes place April 20 (4.20) at 4:20pm.

DEA head in hot water over sex parties… Marijuana still a Schedule 1 drug… Are eastern Europeans backing dispensaries?... Happy 4/20! … and more.

COPS & COURTS

Judge denies reclassification of marijuana // SFGate.com   U.S. District judge says she was inclined to remove the Schedule 1 classification (the most dangerous) but says that decision belongs to Congress.

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7:34am

Thu March 12, 2015
News

Daily news roundup for Thursday, March 12, 2015

State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson reads a book about California to a room of third-graders at Morello Park Elementary School in Martinez on March 1, 2013.
Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group

2:02pm

Tue February 24, 2015
Politics

Band of volunteers keeps an eye on SF bond projects

Bond-funded construction at Dolores Park
Under CC license from Flickr user torbakhopper

In the most recent election, San Francisco voters approved a $500-million transportation bond for projects like BART escalators, traffic signals, bike lanes, and much more. A bond is a loan taken out by the city to pay for big projects, similar to taking out a mortgage to buy a house. But $500 million is a very big loan – and this latest bond is just one example of voter-approved funding. Since 2008, San Franciscans have signed off on almost three billion dollars worth of bonds.

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5:14pm

Wed October 16, 2013
Transportation

Silicon Valley commuter shuttles hit home in San Francisco neighborhoods

A Facebook shuttle pulls over in a Muni stop on 18th Street to pick up employees for the morning commute.
Liz Pfeffer