BART.jpgIn headlines on June 25: 311 operators now trained to diagnose swine flu; Shockingly, BART train operators don’t want to have pensions and health benefits taken away; and there are a lot of dead bodies in Colma.


BART strike looms: BART spokesperson says, “we can’t just pull one [train operator] off the street.” Bay area children raise their little faces to parents and ask, “Where do BART operators come from?” ABC7, CBS5

City officials tell employers to prepare for transportation backup plan in case of BART strike. Suggest that businesses create carpools or their own ferry system. Examiner


New career for a bad market: West Point grad who will marshal Pride Parade says coming out can be a full-time job. Chronicle

Pursey Leadgate continues with the release of the top lead containing purses: Kinda what you get for buying from a brand called ‘Fluff’. Chronicle

SF Department of Public Health has started hotline for people with questions about swine flu, but every time you call 311 for the number Muni will be charged $5. Chronicle

Night of 1 Million Corpses: There are 1.5 million dead people in Colma and only 1,600 live ones. If there was ever a reason to make another zombie movie this would be it. Chronicle

Tenderloin’s CJC dismisses over 50% of cases. Opponents cite figure as reason to close controversial court, because they really think people should be jailed for sleeping outside. Chronicle

Chronicle reports on predictions of full job recovery in San Francisco by 2012. Sadly, they won’t be around to cover it. Chronicle


Fee changes may make building housing complexes more palatable to developers. Examiner

Lawmakers fail at first try to close $24 billion budget deficit. As new fiscal year looms Governor suggests paying state workers in unsold Terminator dvds. Examiner

Man flees from police on underground BART tracks. Makes it from 16th & Mission to Civic Center Station before being apprehended. Sentenced to three years as BART train operator. Examiner


AC transit to cut service by 15% ABC7

Hopefully someone can do something about this: North Korean nightmare continues for two American journalists sentenced to 12 years in labor camps. ABC7


Torture doesn’t pay: Bey V takes plea bargain, will get 10 years in exchange for testifying against co-defendant in kidnapping and torture case. CBS5

Former members of Page Street Mob may get rare federal death penalty for 2002 triple homicide CBS5

Clean energy causes earthquakes. CBS5


Buy the ticket take the ride: What will city officials drive at Pride? Weekly

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