Signing Off — Join Me for Happy Hour Friday

This will be my final post as editor of Streetsblog SF. Thanks to everyone who’s read and supported the site during the four years I’ve led it. I hope to see you around in my new role.

The site will be in an editorial transition period for the next few weeks as editor-in-chief Ben Fried conducts the search for Streetsblog SF’s next editor. You’ll see daily headlines from Rob Poole and Andrew Boone, but feature posts about SF and Bay Area streets and transportation will be sparser during the interim phase.

I’m excited to watch the future of the blog unfold with new leadership as I return to the audience side of Streetsblog.

As I head into a relaxing staycation, I’d like to invite you all out for one more happy hour on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Emperor Norton’s Boozeland for some Streetsblog retrospection over, well, booze. The place is at 510 Larkin Street, near Turk Street in the Tenderloin. Come by and say farewell (for now) — I’ll be on the back patio.

  • Justin

    It’s been great seeing the work you’ve contributed to Streetsblog SF, I remembered the very first day when you took over as the head editor a few years ago back in 2012 I think? I could be wrong. Boy, does time fly by quickly. Though I skimmed Streetsblog occasionally prior, I didn’t really become a normal everyday reader until you came in. I will totally miss the work you do. Good luck in your future endeavors! 🙂

  • Here here to four outstanding years from Aaron! I wish I could be there with everybody for the send off. He deserves a fantastic party after all the work he put into this site.

    We’ve received applications from some great candidates for the SF editor job, and I expect to have more news to share soon. Thanks for your patience, San Francisco, and stay tuned!

  • Darksoul SF

    They going ask you to write on their blog.

  • What Ben said. Aaron has done a fantastic job at SBSF over the past four plus years. I know all the Streetsblog editors are going to miss him.

  • bike_engineer

    Thanks for all of your hard work over the past couple years. It has been a pleasure to read your posts. Its sad to see you go, but I’m happy to hear you are moving on to bigger and better things. Welcome, and I Hope to see you around the office 🙂

  • mx

    Thanks for all you’ve done Aaron. Good luck!

  • David

    Thanks for all your hard and effective work here! Best of luck.

  • Melanie Curry

    Congratulations on your new gig, Aaron. You’ve done great work at SBSF and set a high standard for your replacement. Good luck!

  • I think I speak for all the parking & driving obsessed motorists in SF, when I say that Streetsblog lost a monster.

  • Gezellig

    Lucky for you, Turk and Larkin both have 5 lanes devoted solely to cars so you can easily speed on over for your “Good Riddance” boozy sendoff to Aaron!

  • metaskeptik

    Streetsblog is THE BEST thing I ever found on Twitter. Thanks for the highly informative articles Aaron. Good luck with your new gig!

  • Darksoul SF

    N-Judah not going anywhere despite of the improvements… They should stop putting so many money.


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