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.
PENPOP: A fly bird swaggers on the retaining wall at Ocean Beach; a black and white skull-cat lurks on a pot-club wall in SOMA; a six-eyed face stares from two stickers on a garage near Civic Center; and ‘east bay’ represents on an N-Judah railing in the Sunset.
Last night Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state’s senate Republicans finally (after three weeks of passionate protests and political wrangling) pushed through the legislation that stripped most of the state unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.
Planning on partying in San Francisco as you ring in the new year? Mass transit is usually the safest and most convenient option.
It’s a holiday tomorrow, which means that parking will be free (it’s a Christmas miracle!) all day Saturday. Muni will be running on a Sunday schedule so you can still manage to get some time in with your favorite public transportation hooligans and breathe in that special holiday scent, eau de urine, before jetting off to your various activities.
There are soap box derbies and then there’s the Bus Stop Derby. Now through Jan 26th, Yahoo! (you know, that company that used to do pretty well until Google came along) has created an “integrated marketing campaign that challenges locals to play LCD touch-screen games at 20 high-traffic Muni shelters scattered around the city.” The winning neighborhood has a block party with OK Go!