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Bus announcement inspires Muni rider


I mean, us Muni riders’ motto should be, “Making the Most of a Bad Situation,” amirite? Muni rider Shaun is with me:

“When the Muni robot voice says ‘Please hold on,’ I always want finish it with, ‘Hold on for one more day!’

“Am I the only person who wants to sing Wilson Phillips while riding the bus?”

You’re not now, Shaun!

Photo by torbakhopper

Here are the winners whose art will appear on Muni buses


I still think this is a really cool contest.

SF Beautiful has announced the top 5 vote-getters in its contest to see whose art will appear on 50 Muni buses later this year. They are:

  1. Ariel Dunitz-Johnson (above)
  2. Phillip Hua
  3. Reynaldo R. Cayetano Jr
  4. Andria Lo
  5. Todd Berman

Congrats to all the finalists, and a big thanks to everyone who submitted their work. Making San Francisco beautiful(er) is no small hill of beans.

Image courtesy SF Beautiful

BART Staycation: Richmond Waterfront


It’s easy to forget that BART, that same workhorse train that takes you to your daily grind, can also take you so far away from it; that in the same amount of time as it takes to get to work, you can instead go someplace utterly serene. Enter: Richmond.

Richmond’s dreamy, nearly private waterfront was once one of the country’s most prolific shipyards. Now it has the feel of a sleepy little beach town, the kind that invites you to linger over a glass of rosé and watch sailboats drift out to sea. But that’s not nearly all it has to offer.

The recipe for the perfect daycation is equal parts natural, cultural, and fun. With that in mind, here is your perfect day in Richmond.

Take the Richmond train to Richmond, then board AC Transit bus #74 toward Marina Bay all the way to the end of the line.


Bart Simpson, and you’re there


Can you imagine if the sneaky little bastard actually ran BART? Trains would be all skipping stops, laughing, farting … wait. NM!

h/t Ben: “last night I dreamed the @sfbart train was an actual bart train”