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Brrrrr! It’s 36°, headed to 47.°

After the ‘are they?, aren’t they?’ strike debacle of October, BART still remains a cause for concern for Bay Area residents. Yesterday, the emergency brakes seized up on a train traveling through the Berkeley tunnel, filling the car with fumes and sending nine passengers to the hospital. Read the full story here.

Cross your fingers, service industry folks. A mysterious and extremely generous tipper is in our midst, and has quietly added gratuities of $1,000 to $1,500 at two San Francisco restaurants after making the rounds in a few other U.S. cities. These rare outpourings are certainly refreshing, although it’s not yet been reported if the tips end up clearing.

We hear over and over how San Francisco is the most bikeable city in America, but a new report by the SF Budget and Legislative Analyst says that a lack of cycling infrastructure could stymie efforts to increase cycling. The city’s ambitious goals to make 20 percent of trips via bike by 2020 aren’t possible without a $191 million investment, but the report says it’s unclear whether San Francisco has the financial or political means to make that happen. Read more here.

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