May began with the reminder that Muni would hike fares by 50 cents, though hope still remains that the Rocketboat will soon become the San Francisco transportation staple. A new month breaks new ground on stimulus dollars in California, but even the governor’s emphatic, roadside metaphors may not be enough to outshine his dwindling approval rating. And after a quiet April, the Virgin Mary forgoes water stains, foggy windows and other traditional hotspots for the sizzling, greasy comfort of a Calexico griddle. Start the month off right, this Friday May 1st, 2009.
THIS MORNING’S TOP STORIES
Let the great MUNI uprising begin. Chron, Ex
And then there were eight…ABC7, Ex
Ex-BART officer denied lower bail. CBS5, KRON4
Arnold prepares to use stimulus dollars to turn roadside mush into muscles. ABC7, CBS5, CBS5
FROM THE SF CHRONICLE
California legislature, Schwarzenegger receive worst approval ratings to date.
True to fashion, Virgin Mary eschews corporeal manifestation for the intangibility of a grease stain.
Mexico bound tourists forced to spend money on San Francisco tourism instead.
That’s one way to conserve gas.
FROM THE SF EXAMINER
SF unveils the Rocketboat, the latest from the minds who brought you the Smartcar.
Longtime recession holdout Abercrombie and Fitch finally succumbs to economic woes
California sets no definitive date for Oakland to resume control of schools.
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