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Driving: Lawyers, reporters and crackheads, oh my.

Sunday was a busy and good day, buoyed by City events and nice weather. Monday and Tuesday were a bit slow. As usual, I picked up a few lawyers going to or from work. (Work seems to always be the … Continue reading

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Muni strikes again.

I wouldn’t be doing my Civic Duty if I didn’t link to yet another Municide. This time the culprit was an articulated standard coach (non-trolleybus) 71-Haight/Noriega heading inbound on Market at 6th. A 77 year old female pedestrian was struck … Continue reading

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“Energy independence” is silly. We must use less energy regardless of its source.

My unwavering allegiance to the American Public Media radio program Marketplace was made ever tighter by a clear and compelling opinion piece by Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute. The piece is written so concisely I can do no better … Continue reading

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Fire destroys low-income resident’s apartment. Archaic rent control forces her to leave City.

The Chronicle has a touching and well-written article about the aftermath of the Mission District fire that completely destroyed a 30-unit apartment building Monday evening. Central to the article is the story of Griselda Paleo. Ms. Paleo is 59 and … Continue reading

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Crazy Idea: What if City cabs had variable pricing?

What if each City cab were to have a bright green light which, when lit, indicates fares are half of the normal price? During off-peak times I can cruise for nearly as long as an hour without a fare. When … Continue reading

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I want to pay (a bit) more rent. So do you.

San Francisco is notorious for its extreme tenant protection laws. Of course, these laws were designed with the best interests of tenants in mind. Rent control is one of these extreme tenant protections. The concept is simple and noble: let’s … Continue reading

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