In what seems like a regular occurrence, the Powell Street cable car line is out of service after a cable problem.

Shuttle buses are doing the cable cars’ job for them right now, so folks, don’t worry, you still won’t have to walk up that hill to get to the Tonga Room.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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