Bay Bridge has bolts similar to banned bolts [AP via Ex]

“Work on Phase II of the Cesar Chavez sewer upgrade streetscape improvement project began last month and like the sewer work will move east to west.”
Update: Cesar Chavez Streetscape Improvements [Noe Valley]

Plan to keep offenders away from BART stations [ABC7]

“The fleet has long faced criticism for abuse and waste, a fact seen as a blemish on San Francisco’s environmentally conscious image. In recent years, city leaders have launched efforts to reduce vehicle dependency, such as by partnering with car-share programs. In 2010, San Francisco adopted the landmark Healthy Air and Clean Transportation Ordinance — commonly referred to as HACTO — that required an annual 5 percent citywide fleet reduction from July 2011 to July 2015.”
SF’s goal of taking its cars off the road hits speed bump [Ex]

“The annual California Mille vintage race-car rally, which includes 70 gleaming, growling, occasionally sputtering old sports cars, kicked off Sunday with an exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel before drivers embark Monday on a 1,000-mile, five-day trek through the hills and canyons between San Francisco and Redding.”
Car lovers rev up for California Mille [Chron]

“The main impediment to the project is funding. Sandoval estimates that it will cost about $75,000 to $100,000 to retrofit each bus. She said she’s working on securing grant funding and donations from companies and individuals.”
New San Francisco startup aims to create mobile showers for homeless out of abandoned Muni buses [Ex]

“San Franciscans feel resentful about the tech industry’s lack of civic and community engagement, and the Google bus is our daily reminder.”
Why we’re invisible to Google bus riders [Chron]

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

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