Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing You've Done to Other…

Today's news of the Bay Bridge melting got our little mind to thinking of a time when we were a much younger Jalop. It was boom-time in San Francisco (1997) and we were dot com-ing our ass off. One morning we had to go to Emeryville (the scene of today's meltdown) which meant the Bay Bridge. Trying to be smart, we… » 4/30/07 3:00pm 4/30/07 3:00pm

Eastbound is Down: Bay Area Traffic Not as Bad as Expected Due to…

For those of you who never did time in the Bay Area, we'll lay it straight out: when the Bay Bridge is closed, the normally bad traffic goes from indigestion to amoebic dysentery. And to demolish the old Western Approach to the hoary gray workhorse (and actually our favorite bridge anywhere (yes, we love you, too, … » 9/03/06 9:00am 9/03/06 9:00am

A Seven-Axle Civic? Bay Area Motorists Charged Big Rig Toll Rates

CalTrans officials have egg on their faces after admitting that their FasTrak automatic toll-payment system has intermittently charging drivers of automobiles a $12.50 toll the going rate for a seven-axle semi truck. The problem? Simple cleaning. The glass protecting the system's bank of lasers known as a "light… » 10/11/05 4:34am 10/11/05 4:34am

East Bound, Burned Down: Coors Truck Goes Up in Smoke on Bay Bridge

We love the Bay Bridge. We have many, many fond memories of being stuck in traffic, having our alternator crap out in the rain just past the tollgates and thus missing AFI play a secret set at Bottom of the Hill, of loony drivers jockeying for position in the toll lanes, prospective suicide jumpers making us late for… » 9/16/05 12:16pm 9/16/05 12:16pm