Faulty Bay Bridge bolts flagged years before shoddy work [ABC7]

“On 4th Street between Market and Stevenson, the sidewalk and two traffic lanes will remain closed on the eastern side of the street.”
Construction Update | April 13-22 [Central Subway]

“We abhor and condemn homophobia and transphobia wherever they exist. We oppose fundamentalist governments from Arkansas to Saudi Arabia. But queers will fight our own battles in our own ways in every country where we live and we will NOT be used to promote hatred, ignorance and violence.”
Queer Artists Strike Back at Anti-Gay and Anti-Islamic Ads [IndyBay]

“What you cannot explain away, and what the public won’t forget, is incompetence.”
PR is the biggest problem for Bay Bridge [Chron]

“We shouldn’t be losing 20 people a year. We shouldn’t be losing anybody just to walk in the streets of San Francisco”
Mayor Lee on Walk to Work Day: We Won’t Let Ped Strategy Sit on the Shelf [Streetsblog] [KCBS] [Ex]

“Assembly Bill 840 would require that people who are applying for or renewing a driver’s license sign a statement to acknowledge ‘that he or she knows the dangers of distracted driving.'”
Bill would add distracted driving question to driver’s license application [Ex]

Two children injured in car accident in SF’s Tenderloin neighborhood [ABC7]

“The parklet will take the space of 2 parking spots and plan to have benches and tables for anyone in the neighborhood to utilize.”
Potential Parklet Coming to Grove Street [Hayeswire] and maybe in the Upper Haight [Uppercasing]

“At a commission workshop last week, taxi drivers shouted insults at startup officials, calling them liars who say only what they think the commission wants to hear. Frustrated startup officials accused the taxi drivers of haranguing them instead of asking questions or offering comments. A facilitator repeatedly called for civility, mostly without success.”
Taxi operators gear up for fight over ride-shares [Chron]

“They haven’t even started talking, and already negotiations between BART management and its two biggest unions have hit a couple of major stumbling blocks.They haven’t even started talking, and already negotiations between BART management and its two biggest unions have hit a couple of major stumbling blocks.” (second item) [Chron]

“The petition claims that ‘more than half of the cars parked in this neighborhood are not registered to addresses in this zip code (94117), [and] about 90% of existing parking is usually occupied.'”
New Permit Parking Zone Proposed For Alamo Square Area [Haighteration]

“Where exactly the spoils of the extra revenue have gone is hotly disputed by politicians, policymakers and advocates familiar with the agency.”
Muni’s mismanagement of Prop. A may hurt future funding tries [Ex]

“Of the $31 million taken in this year, $134,536 will be used to pay for a plumber. Another $91,478 will be spent on a gardener. Five custodians will take in a projected $397,764 combined this fiscal year. A secretary will receive $93,155. And six general laborers will take in a total of $533,100.”
Where the SFMTA’s Prop. A money has gone [Ex]

the author

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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