Safari users, here’s your link to our top story on how some BART riders — taking advantage of the all-night service by partying into the wee hours in the Mission — were frustrated to learn too late that not all stations were operating 24 hours.
The irritation may well continue: A crack in the Bay Bridge was discovered Saturday afternoon that might delay the scheduled Tuesday morning re-opening.
Details are sketchy, but we’ve got an update on the Friday-night double-shooting at 16th and Mission.
Both The Journal and The Times seem to be betting that the Bay Area is the place to try first. Its biggest newspapers, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Jose Mercury News, have suffered through some of the sharpest downsizing in the industry, and a very high percentage of the region’s residents moved from elsewhere, which usually means less attachment to the local paper. …
“I think the San Francisco area is the most obvious market to try this in, because it’s big, it’s sophisticated and it’s getting progressively more poorly served by its papers,” said Rick Edmonds, a media business analyst at the Poynter Institute. But if the strategy takes off in multiple cities, he said, the national papers should worry that “they’d be seen as administering the final death blows to these metro dailies.”
We’re all for it, but hope it means the Times will stop charging West Coasters $6 for a Sunday paper.
Put down that croissant and morning capp. There’s free bike rentals, hula-hooping, rhumba lessons and more from 10am-2pm at Sunday Streets.