One good reason for a cable car operator fist bump

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This Muni moment makes my day:

Only in SF would you get a fist bump from the cable car driver for running through traffic to hop on when he stopped for you. His reply, “Thank goodness that tourist didn’t try to follow you.”

Thanks to @lazataz for submitting this on Instagram! I love hopping on the cable car after going to Trader Joe’s and just enjoying the view, imagining that the tourists around me are envious that this is our ride to the grocery store.

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Muni wires light up outside SFGate office

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It’s not every day that news happens right outside the news office. The Muni wires outside the SFGate office were causing a loud “boom” and fireworks flashed every time an older bus passed by. Above is the video from SFGate’s Instagram account.

Then “the entire @sfgate staff watched the Muni crew fix the wires that were causing the big booms.”

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On a separate note, if you haven’t heard about the plan to “flood San Francisco with news of homelessness,” led by the Chronicle in collaboration with just about all the news outlets in the city, check out The New York Times story here.

Tuesday: Make Transit Awesome Happy Hour

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Here’s a good reason to grab a drink or three and hang out with people who love San Francisco and aren’t too snooty to ride the bus. The San Francisco Transit Riders Make Transit Awesome campaign is hosting a happy hour event on Tuesday at The Beer Hall. One dollar of every draft sold between 5–7 p.m. will go to San Francisco Transit Riders toward their Make Transit Awesome IndieGoGo campaign.

Check out the Make Transit Awesome campaign page for details of how your funds will help gain more transit awareness and awesomeness. The campaign goal is $25,000 and ends on May 19.

Make Transit Awesome Happy Hour by San Francisco Transit Riders
Tuesday, May 17, 5–7 p.m.
The Beer Hall
1 Polk Street
Take Muni there: 5, 6, 7, 19, 47, 49, 90, F, J, K, T, L, M, N.

Photo by shawnclover

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