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Good Tuesday morning! Welcome to This San Francisco, your guide to what’s new in The City. I’m Alexander Mullaney, and I’ll be taking you through the day’s news.

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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

You can now Scoot and Skip down The City’s streets.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s electric scooter rental pilot program launched Monday, allowing two companies to deploy 625 conveyances each for a period of one year.

The roll out wasn’t without drama.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn dismissed a lawsuit brought by Lime, another electric scooter rental company, seeking to temporarily halt the pilot program.

“Our decision to file this lawsuit was not about preventing other operators from going forward; it was about exposing the biased and flawed process of the SFMTA, standing up for the rule of law, and serving Lime’s hometown,” Lime states.

The San Francisco Federal Credit Union, which bankrolled City Hall’s taxi medallion program in 2012, blasted new rules designed to save the sputtering taxi industry. The new rules go before the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Thursday.


Weeks ahead of the election, Mayor London Breed appointed Faauuga Moliga to the San Francisco Board of Education. Moliga, a San Francisco native, currently works for the Department of Public Health’s Comprehensive Crisis Services.


On Friday, two suspects were arrested in the Oct. 8 killing of Tony Patton Jr. in the Mission District. The homicide was the 38th of the year in The City.


Apple Maps employees have been spotted walking around The City with hi tech equipment to improve its offerings for the company’s apps.


8,000 Marriott workers are striking in 8 cities including San Francisco. Here’s why.

The Neighborhoods


Over Half a Dozen Clarion Alley Murals Tagged with Far Right Wing Slogans, Imagery


South of Market

Fremont Street Reopens Under Shuttered Salesforce Transit Center



Doubt Cast Upon Early Harvey Milk Plaza Makeover Plans


Civic Center

City Hall’s Healthy Streets Operation Center Focussing on UN Plaza



City Hall Preparing to Reroute Sluggish T Third Street Muni Metro Line for Central Subway



San Francisco Chronicle Examines Top District Two Supervisor Candidates

The Columnists

Willie’s World with Willie Brown: When It Comes to Californians, Trump Never at a Loss for Insults


Joe Eskenazi: ‘Poop Map’ Creator has a Message: Stop Crapping on San Francisco


Heather Knight: San Francisco’s Homeless Outreach Team Workers on Front Line for Little Pay


Native Son with Carl Nolte: Grimes Poznikov, the ‘Automatic Human Jukebox,’ Gets Temporary Memorial


S.F. Lives with Denise Sullivan: Jeff Cotter Builds a Tree of Hope with a Thousand Cranes