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MTAP? What’s MTAP?

TweetI thought they could have been Metropolitan Transit Agency Police, but no – it’s Muni Transit Assistance Program. News to me.

Looks Like BMW of San Francisco Can’t Af-FORD to Operate a BMW, in San Francisco

TweetOr maybe this pick-em-up is just a rolling billboard, in which case shouldn’t it be a BMW instead of, IDK, an F-150 with its badges removed?

The short history of San Francisco's coolest commute: the air ferry

Today there are many ways to get from Oakland to San Francisco. But the fastest commute ever operated between the two cities began in 1914 when the Bay Area got its first-ever seaplane ferry.

Are You Burnt Out Or Is Your Job Just Soul-Sucking?

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of comfort. You might have a family, you definitely have insane rent, and your job isn’t the worst thing in the world, (though it isn’t the best thing either). With various responsibilities weighing...Show More Summary

Cloud-shape design floated for Lucas museum

Streamlined and metallic, the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art conjures up the futuristic realm of “Star Wars” rather than the romantic yesterdays of the Palace of Fine Arts, the filmmaker’s inspiration for the proposal rejected by the Presidio Trust in 2014. Show More Summary

Dead blue whale washes ashore at Daly City beach

A dead male blue whale — the largest animal in the world — washed ashore Wednesday at Thornton State Beach in Daly City. Veterinarians with the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences will go to the beach Thursday toShow More Summary

The Tale Of 'The Most Complicated Real Estate Deal' In SF History

A stubborn owner and a determined developer square off — ultimately coming to a happy conclusion for all. [ more › ]

New storm headed to the Bay Area to cap rainy October

A storm heading into the Bay Area will bring some rainfall to the region Thursday, but is expected to end by Halloween night, National Weather Service officials said Wednesday. Light amounts of rain will dot the Bay Area earlier in the...Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick Mural Painted Over After Neighbor Complaints

Critics said the Bayview mural, which depicted the quarterback kneeling in protest, was both "not a mural" and not "legitimate art." [ more › ]

UC Berkeley Greek parties back on, with new rules

UC Berkeley’s Greek organizations agreed to new rules they say will keep students safer as they lifted an unprecedented self-imposed party ban at fraternities and sororities that was implemented after two woman reported being sexually assaulted at off-campus fraternity houses. [...]Show More Summary

A neighborhood space blooms in Noe Valley

Neighbors hoped for an open space to meet friends and bring their children. A mix of San Francisco general-fund dollars, Open Space Fund money, private donations and state grants was stitched together to cover the $7 million cost ofShow More Summary

Tech-Backed Poll Finds SF Residents Blame Tech Industry, City Hall For Lack Of Affordable Housing

63 percent said tech was to blame, and 53 percent also said the city was to blame. [ more › ]

Top Chinese sailor who departed San Francisco is missing at sea

A top Chinese sailor who departed San Francisco last week and is attempting to break the world record for a solo voyage across the Pacific Ocean has lost radio contact with officials monitoring his progress in China, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. Show More Summary

James F. Colaianni, former Ramparts magazine editor, dies at 94

James F. Colaianni, a Catholic lay theologian, Bay Area political activist and religious reformer, died at his home in Galloway, N.J., on Oct. 5. Trained as a lawyer, he became a theologian, then a magazine editor and writer with San...Show More Summary

Googled Medical Complaints Bring New Meaning To 'Bay Area Flake' Stereotype

What geographical or environmental factor is causing our (your) dandruff? Is designer coffee drying scalp skin? Is it that funky Muni air? [ more › ]

San Francisco responds to parents in algebra dispute

San Francisco’s mayor, spurred by city supervisors, has sided with parents in a math war waged against the school district, setting aside city money to help motivated students accelerate through algebra I, officials announced Wednesday. The...Show More Summary

Students at SF high schools offered new on-campus college courses

The courses, announced Wednesday, will be offered through a partnership between the district and City College of San Francisco designed to increase enrollment at the community college while giving students a head start on their lives and careers after high school. Show More Summary

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