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FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION, June 16, 2009

At 7:30p.m a vehicle proceeding westbound on 16th St near Utah St., struck a motorcycle driver while turning into a driveway mid-block. The victim, a 25 year- old male who was not a San Francisco resident was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital. Police believe this to be a non- criminal event and no arrests were made at the...
Bikers pedal through the night for Critical Mass.

Critical Mass Celebrates 20 Years of Cycling for Change

The 20th anniversary of the cycling phenomenon known as Critical Mass began this week with eight days of events that culminate in today’s Interstellar Critical Mass Ride. The global movement got its start on the final Friday of September 1992, when 60 bicyclists rode down Market Street in San Francisco. Since then, the leaderless ride has spread to over 300 cities...

Muni Buses Headed Back to Mission St. Saturday

After six months of extensive repairs, the Mission Street renovation is set to finish today, with Muni buses resuming their normal route along Mission Street tomorrow. The $1.8 million project involved three city agencies and finished on time and within budget, said Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesman Alex Murillo. The project fixed what Mayor Ed Lee had called “decades of neglect” in a...

Traffic Cops Give Tips and Tickets for Safety

Officers from the San Francisco Police Department’s Traffic company appeared at a community meeting last week at Mission Station with a warning and some advice for residents. In response to a study of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and deaths in the last two years, police have identified several problematic intersections and behaviors to root out the common causes of traffic fatalities...

Child Hit By Car In Mission Intersection

Police say a young boy, between the ages of 3 and 5, was hit in the crosswalk at the intersection of Mission and 21st street this morning at 11:24 a.m. The car was a white van turning from 21st onto Mission street. The boy was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive, though...

May Day Protest Moves Through the Mission

Over 200 activists, union members, and community groups marched peacefully from City Hall through the Mission on Friday to mark International Worker’s Day. The march, which coincided with San Francisco’s citywide minimum wage increase to $12.25 an hour, snaked down Mission Street to a final rally at the 24th Street Bart Plaza. Protesters spoke out against police violence, economic inequality and violence against migrants,...

BART Track Troubles To Cause Delays All Day

A 10-inch section of broken rail wreaked havoc on BART this morning, causing delays that may well continue into the evening, SFGate reports. The track deformity is located somewhere between the Civic Center and 16th Street stations, prompting trains to be single-tracked through San Francisco and severely limiting East Bay bound service. Repairs are expected to take four to six...

Residents Meet Proposed Medical Neighbors and Say, Move Elsewhere

The appropriateness of Sutter Health’s plan to open an affiliate medical center on the corner of 20th and Valencia streets was the subject of a lengthy and at times tense meeting on Monday night. The talk, hosted by the Liberty Hill Neighborhood Association, brought together 25 concerned Mission District residents and three employees of Sutter Health’s Pacific Medical Foundation, which...

Friends School Talks Traffic Trouble

When school lets out at the San Francisco Friends School on Valencia between Duboce and Brosnan streets, chaos reigns behind them on the stretch of street between Duboce and Clinton Park. Parents waiting to pull into the short pickup zone between Clinton Park and Brosnan queue up next to parked cars, stopping squarely in the bike lane. An average of...

Sounds of the Silent Ride: Remembering Slain Cyclists

  Anthony Ryan lost most of his front teeth when he was hit by a car while riding his bike. The driver was running a red light, and Ryan was in the hospital for three days, but he was found at fault in the collision. Nonetheless, he’s determined to cycle on. The co-organizer of this year’s local Ride of Silence, an...