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News, Sucka Free City Night Business: Warning Parties Create Roadblocks for Late-Night Transit

Night Business: Warning Parties Create Roadblocks for Late-Night Transit

When Supervisor Scott Wiener called for a Late Night Transportation Working Group to address the dearth of transportation options for people working graveyard shifts, he envisioned a motley battalion coming together for a noble cause. Labor organizers, cab drivers, car-hire…
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News, Sucka Free City S.F. Taxi Recruiting Takes to the Web

S.F. Taxi Recruiting Takes to the Web

Tucked behind a long chain-link fence, on a street where most of the buildings have corrugated siding, the dispatch yard for Luxor Cab company looks the same as it has for years — but for one new addition. A small…
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News, Sucka Free City Color Wars: Curbing the Underground Taxi Market

Color Wars: Curbing the Underground Taxi Market

Thirty-six years in the cab business have left Richard Hybels with a jaundiced view of his competitors. "You'll never find anyone more dishonest than in this industry," the brusque 69-year-old says, leaning over a desk at his Bayview office, a…
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News, Cab Stand-Off: Rideshare Start-Ups Have to Serve Everyone

Cab Stand-Off: Rideshare Start-Ups Have to Serve Everyone

There's just no pleasing San Francisco's taxi lobby, it seems. After battling rideshare companies for months at the California Public Utilities Commission, local cab drivers launched a spirited protest outside City Hall last Tuesday, claiming the new apps are unfair,…
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Music, Bouncer

Drinking in pint-sized secrets at Nap’s

Cabs are a crapshoot in San Francisco. It always burns my chuff, whatever that is, when I call to reserve one. First of all, the fact that I have to phone for one is lame. Any other big city would…
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