Muni employees rack up $100,000 in overtime hours

January 28, 2013

Doubling one’s salary in overtime hours is a dream for some — but for a few San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency workers, it is a reality. According to the San Francisco Controller’s Office, which oversees the city’s accounting and auditing, a handful of SFMTA employees made more than $100,000 in overtime alone. One SFMTA electronic ...

Multiple sclerosis patient persists through pressures

January 27, 2013 News

[HTML1] Photos by Amanda Peterson / Special to Xpress Peterson Metal Fabricating was a sheet metal shop in Hayward, Calif. with four generations worth of family history and with Dan Peterson’s deteriorating health, as shop owner he had no choice but to call it quits. In 1993, Peterson had to put an end to a ...

Bay Area death metal drummer beats cancer, rebounds as touring member

January 27, 2013 Life

Andrew Baird, drummer of a local death metal band Fallujah, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago at age 21. Almost instantly, the daily worries of the average young adult disappeared as Baird and his bandmates realized he was now fighting for his life. “I honestly thought nothing was wrong. I was incredibly healthy, probably ...