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About Bonnee Waldstein

Reporter, Glen Park News, San Francisco, CA

UPS Driver Leo Parker is Taking Time Off

In the aftermath of the June 15 killing of three UPS drivers, Glen Park driver Leo Parker is taking some time off. He was physically close to the event and has been shaken up.

Drivers and managers have been transferred from other areas to fill in. According to substitute drivers today, more than 40 UPS drivers are on leave after the event. The substitutes from out of town are being put up in local hotels.

Yesterday evening, a manager from Fresno was working the Glen Park route.

This morning, Mark R., a driver from Fairfield, and Victor S., a manager from San Diego, were delivering packages on Chenery Street. One woman was chatting with them and taking down Leo’s number to send him a text. Another woman, driving by, stopped and asked about Leo.

“He’s taking some time,” said one of them. “He’s been through a lot.”


Victor, a manager from San Diego (L) and Mark, a driver from Fairfield, filling in for Leo

Mark and Victor observed the overwhelming outpouring of concern and support for Leo; the families of the slain drivers; and all the UPS drivers, managers and staff. “This is so amazing,” they agreed.

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ALL SF Public Libraries Will Be Open 7 Days A Week

Mayor Ed Lee didn’t have to go far to announce the good news– he was at the Glen Park Public Library this morning. For libraries that are already open 7 days a week, like Glen Park, hours will be extended. Details below. (Note: photos may be significantly enlarged from the original posting.)

Repost from Hoodline Daily by Meaghan M. Mitchell:

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SFMTA Needs Your Help in Building Customer Information System

The SF Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking public input in its effort to build a new real-time customer information system from the ground up. It would substantially change or replace the current NextBus system. They’ve issued a press release on the project, along with links to a 10-minute survey. Feedback from the survey will help determine not only the initial design of the system but future features to implement.

SFMTA hopes to get a substantial response to the survey to begin building a reliable customer information system.

Below is a link to the press release and survey. The survey link is at the bottom of the page.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated by the people at SDMTA.


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