This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 Throughout its dozen years of construction, San Francisco’s new Muni Central Subway had been dogged by questions and concerns over its design, alignment and connectivity to the Bay Area’s greater rail transit network. Now that’s it’s open — thousands of people rode the subway trains on Saturday’s opening day — the greatest questions are about its functionality: How fast is it? How long does it take to make the Market Street transfer to BART and Muni stations? Just how deep are the subway’s station platforms? Central Subway trains will shuttle riders to the extension’s four new stations Saturdays and Sundays until the Jan. 7 start of full service . Here’s what it was like during the first day of operation. The long descent underground It’s been well-documented that the subway’s three underground stations — Yerba Buena/Moscone, Union Square and Chinatown-Rose Pak — were burrowed … [Read more...] about We spent a day riding S.F.’s Muni Central Subway. This is what could make or break its success
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Every weekend, Raymond Zhang and his family visit San Francisco’s Chinatown from their home in Bayview, and every weekend the commute is a pain. The long drive past a maze of heavily congested streets to a neighborhood with a dearth of parking is stressful, he said. Commuting by transit hasn’t been much better. While bus service improved in recent years, the journey requires transfers, making it inefficient. But the Central Subway, San Francisco’s $1.95 billion, 1.7-mile extension of Muni’s T-Third Street rail line, will alter that reality, Zhang said. Left: People explore the new Central Subway during a media tour in Chinatown in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Right: Joel Northrop works on the finishing touches on the escalator during the opening of the Central Subway in Chinatown in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Top: People explore the new Central Subway during a media tour in Chinatown in … [Read more...] about S.F.’s Muni Central Subway opens soon. Will the $1.95 billion project meet expectations?
Sofia Lopez had high hopes for her senior year. After three years participating in Galileo High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the previously shy girl had been selected for the upcoming school year to serve as battalion commander, the program’s top leadership position. It was a major accomplishment for Lopez, who had never thought of herself as a leader before joining JROTC. San Francisco district officials, however, have other plans for the 17-year-old and her fellow cadets this fall. Citing declining JROTC enrollment and budget constraints, district leadership decided in March to eliminate the program at Mission, Balboa and Galileo high schools as of this fall, while leaving it in place at Lowell, Lincoln and Washington — all high schools on the city’s wealthier west side, where participation rates were slightly higher. This isn’t the first time the program, which has been in city schools for more than a century, has faced cuts if not outright … [Read more...] about U.S. Army offers money to save JROTC in three San Francisco high schools. But district officials have been reluctant to accept
0 Pets Plenty of adorable animals are up for adoption in the Palm Harbor area. Pet News , Patch Staff Posted Reply Looking to add a new member to your family? Look no further than these Palm Harbor animal shelters for a pet available for adoption. Pet adoption agencies in and around Palm Harbor have dogs, cats and other kinds of pets ready and waiting for someone to take them home. Across Florida, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home — and many are located in your area. On a search for a new companion? Consider checking out a local rescue facility like Suncoast Animal League, where Marvin the cat is waiting patiently. If you aren't sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities to foster pets until they are placed in appropriate homes. If you need some help in your search, Patch and Petfinder have you covered. We compile a … [Read more...] about Palm Harbor Area Pets Who Need A Home: Meet Miami, Lynn & More
Sir David Attenborough, that all-time great crusader for preserving our planet, once said that “No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” As a man who has intimately experienced Earth’s wildest places and a pioneering entrepreneur who has created a space for others to do the same, few people know the meaning of those words more intimately than Patrick Woodhead. As an explorer, Woodhead’s laundry list of white-knuckle endeavors include kayaking uncharted rivers in the Amazon, breaking the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland on foot and summiting previously unclimbed mountains in Kyrgyzstan and Tibet. Throughout these pursuits, Woodhead’s gaze also drifted south — far south — to Antarctica. There, in 2002, he was part of the youngest and fastest team to ever reach the South Pole. Shortly after, he led the first ever east-to-west traverse of Antarctica which took 75 days and covered 1,149 miles. It’s a career … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Run an Adventure Camp in Antarctica