San Francisco Transportation News

transportHow hard and how expensive is it these days to get around the bay area? Parking in San Francisco has never been an activity welcomed with glee but at least parking meters have never caused too much of a financial strain. Indeed, for the first time in 7 years, the price will be raised and this was only because the city was “forced to eliminate a service charge for those using credit cards to pay.” Truthfully most Frescans are just delighted if they find a spot; if they overcome that feat, a little jump in payment won’t be killing anyone.

In other news, it seems that San Francisco’s transportation fleet completed the process for replacing its very non-environmentally-friendly petroleum diesel for a much more green alternative. This news came from Ed Lee, the Mayor of San Francisco whose office reported that such a move is “estimated to slash the greenhouse gas emissions from the fleet’s diesel vehicles by 50 percent, or 50,000 metric tons.” In turn, the air pollutants that potentially impair the health of local residents, will be reduced.

Ed Reiskin, SFMTA Director of Transportation concluded that: “this change to renewable diesel reflects the high value that the SFMTA places on sustainability and recognition of our role in addressing climate change through sustainable transportation. Even though Muni already has one of the greenest bus fleets in the country, we remain committed to making our system even cleaner and more efficient.”

Getting Rich in San Francisco

Perhaps the local Safeways in San Francisco is about to get a lot more visits. Maybe Safeways can ditch their marketing efforts now, ever since Sergey Osipyan won $5 million when he bought a lottery ticket at Safeway’s 730 Taraval Street location. His winning marked the highest prize of the Max-A-Million Scratchers. Apart from the…

Cocktail Culture in the Bay

It seems that San Francisco, has, over the years, been developing a name for itself as “among the best places to get a drink” nationwide. There is now a “culture of cocktails” in the bay area. While this is great news for cocktail lovers it is a bit sad for bar-frequenters who just want a…

The Evolution of San Francisco

San Francisco is changing. That’s a given. It’s like getting older: it is inevitable. So how is it changing? This recent docu-video examines the fluctuations.

Marathon Runners in the Bay

Toward the end of July, On Sunday, over 25,000 runners took part in the 38th running of The San Francisco Marathon. It marked the first time that it was ever officially sanctioned as a USA Track & Field qualifier race for the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. However, not one runner qualified for the Olympic trials….

San Francisco: Getting Top Marks

San Francisco is a great place to live. The people who live there know it and now it’s being proved statistically. According to the most recent results from WalletHub, out of 300 cities San Francisco ranked in the top 30 for the healthiest housing markets. When it comes to affordability as we all suspected, San…

Deserving Dogs in San Francisco

First, San Francisco was privy to a Corgi Convention, in which hundreds of Corgis assembled at Ocean Beach, clad in costumes. Proceeds from the event went to Corgi Aid and Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, two local animal charities. The next such event will be held in October. Next – moving over to quite the opposite…

“Kitty” Takes on a Whole New Meaning in the Bay

Kitty – in this case spelt KitTea – as a play on words, opens today in San Francisco.  As its name suggests it is dedicated to two goals (in this order), cats, and tea. Using high quality tea from a small farm in Kyoto, Japan, the tea house features a place to sit and sip…

San Francisco: Where Vegas Meets Classical

Classical music is to be played in a Vegas environment in a San Francisco location. The San Francisco Symphony is attempting to use SoundBox to get in a younger crowd of people to its performances. Right now, classical music isn’t hitting so well with the younger kids so by opening up a Vegas-style mega haven,…

Preserving the Environment

Often potential customers ask us how we feel about the environment.  After all, at EMBraer Paper Goods, our focus is on paper goods, which seems to be the antithesis of environmental preservation. Beth Sonnenfeld, VP of Sales at our company explains why our customers do not have to worry about this.  “When I started work…

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The Evolution of San Francisco

San Francisco is changing. That’s a given. It’s like getting older: it is inevitable. So how is it changing? This recent docu-video examines the fluctuations.

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Marathon Runners in the Bay

Toward the end of July, On Sunday, over 25,000 runners took part in the 38th running of The San Francisco Marathon. It marked the first time that it was ever officially sanctioned as a USA Track & Field qualifier race for the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. However, not one runner qualified for the Olympic trials….

Buying a Home in Florida

Today, Florida is becoming increasingly popular for those looking to purchase a second home. Indeed, according to a report by the Association of Property Professionals (AIPP), it is America’s “number one destination with second homebuyers.” Perhaps this shouldn’t be surprising with all that the state has to offer.   Florida is well known for Disney World,…

The International Voice of Street Children

There are a variety of ways in which people and organizations respond to the needs and challenges of street kids around the world.  Some are positive, others less so, and still others are actually quite negative.  In this article we examine three countries and the attitudes they have taken recently to the plight of street…

New Technology in San Francisco Restaurants

Thanks to new technology, guests at some San Francisco restaurants will be able to reserve a table and pay their bill without having to talk to anyone.  Using either smartphones or computers, the online service called OpenTable is currently testing out reservations and payment by mobile devices in 20 San Francisco restaurants. This technology will…

San Francisco Theater

For those who have old TVs that are just taking up too much room and not being used, a San Francisco Theater is looking for these to be donated.  Anyone in the region who has an old TV set (that is still functional) should think about taking it to the Eureka Theatre.  This San Francisco…

Select Your Hotel with TripAdvisor

Whether your relatives are here visiting in San Francisco or you’re looking for a great hotel in another city, TripAdvisor is a great place to look. Taking a look at their list helps the busy traveler to know how to find a comfortable and high standing hotel.   San Francisco: For a real class act,…

Promote Your Business in the Bay

    For those living in the Bay who have always intended to get a business card but for whatever reason have never quite gotten around to it, InstaCards could be the solution. The company behind these mega-easy-to-make digital business cards – CardFlick – may be on to something with this new piece of technology. …

San Francisco Clean Taxi Program Exceeds Expectations

San Franciscan officials have announced that the city’s taxis have surpassed the 2008 greenhouse gas emissions goal of a 20% reduction by 2012 amid numerous efforts to clean up the city's streets. In 1990, the average San Francisco taxi emitted 59 tons of GHG every year. Today, the average city taxi emits 30 tons; a…

San Francisco 49ers’ Jim Harbaugh Named NFL Coach of the Year

This NFL season saw quite a few turnarounds from previous years, but one of the most outstanding was definitely the San Francisco 49ers and their drive to the brink of the Super Bowl. So, it comes as no real surprise that 9er’s coach Jim Harbaugh was honored as NFL Coach of the Year in Indianapolis…

New ‘Clean Car’ Measures May Be Added in California

California’s “Advanced Clean Car” program proposes new laws that would force all car and truck makers to build vehicles that emit only a quarter of the current pollutant level by 2025. The legislation would also require that one of every seven cars sold in the state be a plug-in hybrid, electric or zero emission automobile….


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