Dear Peter Hartlaub: A reader conversation about who gets left out of bike utopia

When I remember The Chronicle’s Throughline section, I’m going to think of Howard Chabner. The nine-week special section exploring San Francisco’s post-pandemic potential always felt like a dialogue with readers. While writing about everything from a bike utopia to a cultural crisis at a burrito shop, I’ve received stronger email feedback than I have from any project in recent memory. Most correspondence was constructive. And all — including the letters from angry golfers — was appreciated. But no one put in more effort than Chabner.

After reading my July 10 Throughline project, “Back to the drawing board: A map to make SF a bike and pedestrian utopia,” the disability rights advocate who uses a power wheelchair sent an 11-page letter (single spaced!) that challenged several of my points in detail, made a case against a car-free San Francisco and included block-specific grievances — while still conveying an inextinguishable love for

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Only 1 Day Left To Enter To Win This Custom Jeep Wrangler Plus $15K Cash!

a car parked in a grassy field: Dream Giveaway: 2019 Jeep Wrangler BLKMTN

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Dream Giveaway: 2019 Jeep Wrangler BLKMTN

It’s customized by national Jeep expert Dennis Collins from BLKMTN Jeep and comes with $15,000 cash for taxes.

Time is running out to enter for a chance to win this Jeep Wrangler customized by BLKMTN Jeep. The entry period ends on August 25, 2020, but if you beat the deadline, you’ll get bonus tickets for being a fan of M1. Enter using promo code VJ0820J to receive double tickets with a minimum donation of $25. 

Double your entry tickets by donating $25 or more.

While the Jeep Wrangler comes straight from the factory incredibly well-equipped, it’s not perfect. To get there, it needs someone like nationally recognized Jeep expert Dennis Collins, owner of Collins Brothers Jeep and its tuning arm, BLKMTN Jeep. Collins can be seen on Discovery Channel’s long-running TV car show Fast N’ Loud with his friend and business

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Duncanville officer, alert caller credited with saving life of baby left in locked hot vehicle

A Duncanville police officer and concerned resident are credited with saving the life of an infant found locked in a hot SUV earlier this week.

The officer arrived just after 5 p.m. Monday in response to a call from a person concerned about a child left alone in a vehicle in the 900 block of Gemini Avenue in Duncanville, when temperatures hovered in the low 90s.

Video posted by the department shows the officer confirming that the infant was in a locked, bronze-colored SUV. The baby, in a car seat, was crying, sweating and covered in vomit, police said.

After calling for paramedics, the officer shattered a window of the vehicle and secured the crying child.

“It’s OK, it’s OK,” he said as he undid the car seat straps. “I know, I know. I’m sorry.”

Police determined that the baby’s mother, grandmother and two older siblings had all arrived at

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Driver charged in multi-vehicle crash that left mother, 3 children dead in Brampton denied bail

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Protesters gather outside of a Brampton court during a bail hearing on Friday.

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Protesters gather outside of a Brampton court during a bail hearing on Friday.

A 20-year-old driver facing charges in connection with a multi-vehicle crash in Brampton that left a 37-year-old mother and her three young daughters dead has been denied bail.

After a two-day hearing at a Brampton court, the accused — Brady Robertson — was denied release Friday afternoon.

Friends and family of Karolina Ciasullo, an elementary school teacher who lived in Caledon, and her children, six-year-old Klara, three-year-old Lilianna and one-year-old Mila gathered outside of the courthouse to listen to the proceedings over the phone due to coronavirus-related visitor restrictions.


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The details of the proceedings are covered under a publication ban.

READ MORE: Funeral held for mother, 3 daughters killed in Brampton crash

It was on the afternoon of June 18 when emergency crews were called to the intersection of

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Car left in three pieces after Perry crash

New tonight at 9 – this video shows a crash in Perry that ended with a car in three pieces. This video was taken by The Perry News dot com. The newspaper reports it happened along Highway 1-41 in Perry this morning. The car appears to be sheared in half by the pole. One person was taken to the hospital We contacted Perry Police to find out w

Car left in three pieces after Perry crash

A crash in Perry on Monday ended with a car in three pieces.According to, one person was hospitalized in the crash on Highway 141.Video from the crash shows that the car struck a pole and broke apart.KCCI contacted the Perry Police Department for additional information regarding the crash. The department said it will release details on Tuesday.

A crash in Perry on Monday

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