BART begins using crowdsourced escalator signs?

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Plugging into the wisdom of the crowd, we now have the answer to, “When will the station escalator finally be fixed?” Above is the latest prediction via @urban_adventure.

BART rider @27suns saw another likely conclusion:


Here’s the final word on when the escalator will be restored. Put it on your calendar, everyone. Submitted by Amy at Capp Street Crap.

Oh, San Francisco, you’re adorably funny when you’re cranky.

What else did you spot on your commute today? Muni Diaries is entirely made of stories (and photos) from riders like you. Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to add your own diary entry of life in SF.

Muni Diaries Live is back on April 15 at the Elbo Room! All the best stories live on stage, and we are bringing back the haiku battle! Tickets on sale.

Muni rider arrested for lighting passenger’s hair on fire


Police arrested a Muni rider for setting a woman’s hair on fire on the bus, reports SFist. A new nightmare for those of us with long (flammable?) hair, the suspect got onto the bus near Eighth and Market, reports SFist, and here’s what happened:

Police say that a 37-year-old man who was seated behind the victim pulled out a lighter and set the victim’s hair on fire, then fled the scene. He was later located, police say, and was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

The victim was not injured (physically, that is).

Perhaps related: Top 10 WTF Muni Moments of 2016.

Renegade plant decor at Van Ness Station

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Who hasn’t gone into mid-commute HGTV mode and wondered: How would I spruce up this Muni Metro station?

Eagle-eyed reporter Vivian Ho (@ohvivho) spotted this easy home-decor fix on the Van Ness Station platform — the rollable potted plant really brings the room together, I think.

The Muni Diaries Instagram account is awaiting your submission! Tag us w/#munidiaries to submit your own slice of life.

Vivian will be telling a story at Muni Diaries Live on April 15, by the way! If you haven’t gotten a ticket for the show yet, they’re on sale now.

Muni Diaries Live: Full Lineup Announced!


Twice a year, we bring Muni Diaries to life at the Elbo Room. There, you can hear true, hilarious tales from everyday riders like yourself. For our upcoming show on April 15, we’re bringing back our popular Muni Haiku Battle: a 5-7-5 syllabic showdown featuring our reigning champion, Baruch Porras-Hernandez. Watch him defend his crown (or rather, glorious headband) with these other stellar storytellers. Tickets are on sale now, so grab a ticket today and put us in your calendar of fun.

Our full lineup:
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Woman tasers creeper on Muni

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Rider Katie Martin witnessed this jaw-dropping incident on Muni the other day. She took to Facebook with her story:

SOME WOMAN JUST TASERED THIS SACK OF HUMAN GARBAGE WHO WAS SEXUALLY HARASSING HER ON THE BUS AND I AM ROLLING!!! I literally laughed/cackled aloud. I’m worried for my soul. #thisisthebestday #myhero #notjusthello #pussygrabsback


Cold as ice, she just got up at her stop and stepped over his prone, twitching body and bounced. Several of us looked at each other like, “I dunno, should we help him?” And then collectively decided, “Nah” and returned to our phones.

Wow. Just…wow. A little internet research reveals that it is actually mostly legal to carry tasers in California. But if you don’t have one handy, a burrito makes a perfect weapon or comeback.

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Photo by @Torbakhopper

When wine rolls out from under your Muni seat…

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What would you do if a full bottle of wine rolled out from under your seat on the bus? This heartwarming scene is from the New York City Subway, as posted by reporter Colleen Hagerty, but I feel pretty confident that San Franciscans would start a party, too. After all, we’re not above pre-gaming on the bus (like with this fine box of Franzia).

A full bottle of wine just rolled out from under a subway seat and now these 2 strangers popped it open & are drinking it. This is peak NYC

Hat tip Katie M.

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