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Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:00 am

The 38th Annual Carnaval Parade takes place on Sunday, May 29th along Mission Street San Francisco. Muni bus routes 9, 12, 14, 14R, 22, 27, 33, 48, 49, and 67 will be affected during this event.

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 6:05 pm

Patty Ruiz never knows quite what to expect in a day’s work traveling the streets of San Francisco as an SFMTA Transit Fare Inspector. One thing’s for sure, she didn’t expect this.

Woman in a dark fare inspector jacket and sunglasses holds a small opossum in a dark cloth.
Transit Fare Inspector Patty Ruiz poses with her new friend. 

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 6:02 pm

Matthew Smith standing in a living room in front of a piano with family photos on top.

Matthew Smith, in his father’s home in Cole Valley.

Twenty-seven year Muni employee Matthew Smith speaks in soft, even tones as he reflects on life with older brother Phil — “Philip” as he refers to him reverently — a standout shooting guard on the Golden State Warriors 1975 NBA Championship team.

An evening “yard starter” at Muni’s Potrero Division, it’s Matthew Smith’s job to make sure that buses are ready to roll and leave the yard on time during his 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift. The eighth of nine children born to Benjamin and Thelma Smith, Matthew Smith has seen several constants in his life: Muni, basketball and family.

Patriarch Benjamin Smith Sr. was a Muni operator for nearly 20 years, and seven of the nine Smith children worked at Muni. Though most of the Smiths are now retired, brother Steven still works out of Muni’s Woods Division.

It was basketball that kept Matthew Smith and his brothers on the straight and narrow. Basketball, and parents determined to see their children succeed despite the pitfalls that ruled the inner city streets of the Fillmore District in the 1970s, where the Smith boys spent most of their childhood years.

“We were real close knit,” Matthew Smith said during an interview at his familial home in Cole Valley in December. “We used to have the key to Hamilton Gymnasium on Geary and Steiner. One of our friends used to work there and my brothers Phil, Stevie, Mark and I, would go in there after the gym was closed at about 11 o’clock every night and stay there until about four or five o’clock in the morning just playing ball.”

This year’s Golden State Warriors, led by shooting phenom Steph Curry, went on a record-setting tear that would eventually land them in the NBA playoffs for the second year in a row. We were curious to know what life was like in the Smith household during Golden State’s 1975 championship season from the perspective of an admiring younger brother with his older sibling on the team. Somehow, the story ended up taking a different path.

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 5:42 pm

Muni will run on a Sunday schedule on Memorial day.

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 4:17 pm
Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:14 pm

Contractors for Public Works will be working on the street which requires closing the bus stop at Eddy and Taylor Streets. The bus stop will be closed from 8:00 am thru 4:00 pm from May 31 - June 3, 2016. Customers are asked to use the bus stop at Mason.

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:15 pm

San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
Notice of Meeting and Calendar

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:58 am

San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission
Notice of Meeting and Calendar

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:55 am

The inbound 38, 38R bus stop on Geary Street at Presidio will be temporarily moved across the intersection from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from May 31 - June 30, 2016.

Updated: Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:36 am

Construction work on gas lines will take place at Silver & Scotia Avenues. The bus stop at Scotia & Augusta will be moved to a temporary stop at the triangular island on Silver near Waterville from May 31 - June 30, 2016.