A possible strike of Muni drivers has been (thus far) avoided. Which means commuters only have to worry about their bus coming 20 minutes late rather than at all. Contract negotiations between Muni management and the drivers/mechanics union, TWA Local 250 A, had been stalling, but it seems both sides came to their senses.
There are still a few more days to get rid of that junky television set crowding the garage, the pile of defunct cell phones you have in your desk drawer and any old computers and laptops you have. GreenCitizen is offering free electronics/e-waste recycling at its Howard Street location through May 31st.
Get ready, because there is soon going to be a whole lot more criminals out on the streets. And I’m not just talking about those riding the 14-Muni. The Supreme Court just backed a court order forcing the CA prison system to release up to 46,000 convicted criminals.
It took a couple months but police have finally nabbed one of the lead suspects sought for the March 31st beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium. Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested early this morning by a S.W.A.T. team; authorities were tipped off by his – get this – parole officer.
A protest has been planned for this Saturday, May 21st, 10:30am -12:30pm, in which opponents of the GGNRA’s restrictions on off-leash dogs will be marching from Ocean Beach to Sigmund Stern Grove. Organizers expects several hundred attendees, it is unclear whether this number also includes dogs.
The last American car dealership – SF Ford Lincoln Mercury on 1595 Van Ness – selling new cars has closed down in SF. Apparently there was a decided lack of interest in U.S. cars. This means that if you live in San Francisco and want to “buy American”, you’ll need to go to Daly City.
Those unwieldy bricks also known as the Yellow Pages may finally be out of our lives for good. Unless you request yours, the Board of Supervisors is one step closer to banning the delivery of unwanted phone directories. Of course, the final vote is next week and the Yellow Page industry is in full lobbying mode.
Owners of electric cars will soon have a place to charge their vehicles. Mayor Ed Lee recently announced that the city will be installing 80 new electric car charging stations. The stations will be located at city-owned parking garages, SFO and, possibly, select public libraries and installations will begin next month.