Holiday fundraising organizations strike success in nightclub events

December 14, 2012 Life 1 Comment

December marks a month full of peppermint candies, ice skating and caroling. It’s a time when everyone feels compelled to give back. Fundraising events poised in nightclubs and bars are becoming popular for the 18 and older crowd. Charity organizations like Yuppie Friday, made up of of young Bay Area affluent professionals, are specializing in fundraising ...

City attorney questions safety of Monster Energy Drinks

December 4, 2012 Life

Some say they’ll give you wings, others claim they’ll unleash the beast, but certain city officials claim they’re downright dangerous. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is challenging claims that Monster Energy Drink has safe levels of caffeine for its customers. Herrera is requesting that Monster provide evidence that the product is as safe as ...

Bay Area storm leaves roughly 5,100 residents without power

November 30, 2012 News

An estimated 5,100 residents are currently without power in the Bay Area as of in result of this morning’s storm, according to an email from Fiona Chan, PG&E’s spokeswoman. Chan said the outages are a result of damaged utility poles due strong winds and heavy rain. As of 1 p.m., power outages are affecting 2,000 ...

Muni to launch new line for 5-Fulton during spring

November 28, 2012

After a long day of school, business major Justin Helzberg wants to get home so he can kick off his shoes, doze off for an hour and catch up on homework. However, waiting for the 5-Fulton means it’s going to be a rough ride home. “I get on towards the end of the line,”  Helzberg, ...

Streetscape project aims to improve pedestrian safety on 19th Avenue

November 28, 2012 1 Comment

One of San Francisco’s busiest roads is undergoing a green transformation in hopes of improving safety. “Nineteenth Avenue is one of the most dangerous streets in the city,” Rachel Gordon, spokeswoman for the Department of Public Works, said. “It’s been under radar to make it safer.” The 19th Avenue Streetscape project aims to make 19th Avenue ...

Newly launched Wheelz offers car-sharing services to students

November 13, 2012

Urban drivers have an innovative new option to rent vehicles in San Francisco — even a ride that might be just next door. After success at several universities throughout the state — including UC Berkeley and Stanford — Wheelz, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service, has opened an office in the city. “(San Francisco) is the mecca ...

Komen Foundation questionably snubs porn site's donations

October 25, 2012 Opinion 3 Comments

Watch boobs and save some while you’re at it, PornHub says. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the popular porn site wanted to donate one cent per each 30 breast-related videos viewed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. PornHub is the third most visited porn site on the internet, according ...

SFMTA awarded $942 million grant for Central Subway

October 25, 2012 1 Comment

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency was awarded nearly $1 billion in federal grants and funds to construct the highly anticipated Central Subway connecting the Bayview District to Chinatown and North Beach. The concept was discussed for two decades and, despite controversy, became an official project 10 years ago. “The Central Subway is meant to ...

BART sees record-breaking ridership in September

September 24, 2012

As students from SF State and other schools throughout the Bay Area are back in session, BART, Muni and Caltrain have seen a spike in ridership in September, marking a record-breaking year for public transportation. This year BART saw nine days of the highest ridership ever recorded. On the average weekday, the Bay Area’s largest transit ...

BART to hold community events for its 40th anniversary

September 17, 2012 1 Comment

Forty years ago, BART slid open its doors and connected people from across the Bay Area. With a legacy of such expansion, the agency plans to continue its growth in the coming years. BART started service Sept. 11, 1972, originally servicing passengers between MacArthur and Fremont stations. BART now spans more than 100 miles to ...

Food trucks plan to provide healthy meals to Tenderloin residents

September 12, 2012 Life

A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by the success of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a non-profit organization from Austin, Texas, which serves meals from food trucks to homeless and the domestically unstable. ...

San Francisco plans to add 900 new parking meters in Mission Bay

September 5, 2012 1 Comment

Drivers, start digging under those couch cushions because soon that spare change could be needed to feed the hundreds of new meters set for installation in San Francisco. “This plan is meant to provide effective parking management that makes parking available, eases congestion and allows Muni to run faster,” said Paul Rose, spokesman for the ...