Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Safety Remains a Top Concern in the Mission District (Mission Loc@l
  • Chronicle Editorial Supports Bike Lanes on Masonic Avenue
  • SFPD Investigating Beating of Gay Man in Hate Crime on Muni Train (BAR)
  • Muni Operators Honored for Quick Thinking That Saved Lives (SF Examiner)
  • AC Transit Board Votes to Appeal Arbitration Ruling (BCN via CBS5)
  • Environmental Groups Raise Concerns About Transpo Plans for Treasure Island (Public Press)
  • Mayor Cuts Ribbon on Mid-Market Art Store Seen as "Catalyst" for Revitalization (KTVU, City Insider)
  • Contractor to be Selected to Renovate GG Park Playground Plaza (SF Gate
  • Boxer Attacks Fiorina’s Support for More Oil Drilling, Says It Threatens Jobs (LA Times)
  • Groups Sue to Block Embarcadero Development Study (SF Examiner)
  • Are Unaccountable Economic Development Agencies Even Creating Enough Jobs? (WSJ)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • People may find this amusing: Berkeley councilmember Kriss Worthington wrote his ballot statement in poetry, and he included the lines:

    I voted no on the bad BRT,
    but lets get EcoPasses and Multimodal Connectivity;

    Two people (so far) have written “poetical” replies at
    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2010/08/18/will-poetry-be-the-key-to-voters-hearts/

  • Gotta love the anti-density environmentalists. Sometimes I think old school, big enviro groups in the Bay Area are really more into ‘historic preservation’ and preserving a certain nostalgic version of the built environment more than they are actually interested in accommodating and housing people in environmentally-friendly developments.