Mopar Madness: “U.S. Customs and Border Protection, FIELD OPERATIONS” – A G-Man in a Muscle Car

September 29th, 2016

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Here’s a New One: “GRHCBD Clean Team,” Patrolling Market Street

September 29th, 2016

Looks as if the “Greater Rincon Hill Community Benefit District Clean Team” doesn’t cost me money, yet, so that’s good.

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I think they’re new, else I’d have seen them afore.

How did we survive without CBDs back in the long long ago, one wonders…

If You Don’t Approve of an SFMTA MUNI Bus Ad About Palestine or Israel, Just Tear It Off, Like This

September 29th, 2016

If you want to see this ad from before, click here.

Anyway, here’s how one of the ads looks now – riiiiiip:

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An MC-130P “Combat Shadow” Over Frisco’s Financh – Special Forces, Retired – Now Does Search and Rescue Out of Moffett Field

September 28th, 2016

One of the four Combat Shadows of Moffett Federal Field’s 130th Rescue Squadron, I believe:

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Look at all them fuel tanks.

Frisco Resorts to “Evaporative Coolers” During Brief Heat Wave

September 28th, 2016

Do these things work well in the 415? IDK.

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My dad called these things swamp coolers.

Anyway, once you’ve set it up with a gallon or so of water, throw the box out your window onto the sidewalks of Fell Street – I’m sure somebody will come by to pick it up…

Brand-New Tenderloin People’s Garden Mural Debuts in Civic Center

September 28th, 2016

First it was all like this, and now it’s all done:

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Frisco Traffic: Shirtless Recumbent and All-Electric Scooter

September 28th, 2016

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See SFPD Interim Chief Toney Chaplin and Jeff Adachi at “Panel Discussion on Race and Policing” – UC Hastings on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

September 27th, 2016

All the deets:

“Panel Discussion on Race and Policing

September 28, 2016
3:30 – 5:00 pm
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street

In the last few years, a series of tragic incidents raised public attention to a serious crisis of trust between police departments and the communities they serve, particularly communities of color and of low income. These incidents have led to vocal riots and to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, leading to violent clashes between activists and police officers. What are the roots of this crisis? How can racialized practices in policing be understood and addressed? What is being done, and what should be done, to heal the broken trust between the police and the community? This panel on Race & Policing will feature voices of activists, police officers, lawyers, community-relations officials, and academics, in an effort to tackle these important questions.

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Race and Policing Panel at UC Hastings
WHO: Panelists include San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Police Department Interim Chief Toney Chaplin, UC Berkeley Professor Nikki Jones, Former Director of the DOJ’s Community Service Relations Service Grande Lum, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, and UC Hastings Professor Hadar Aviram (moderator).
WHAT: UC Hastings is hosting a panel of leaders in the criminal justice field — activists, police officers, lawyers, community-relations officials, and academics — to discuss the complicated relationship between race and policing.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Louis B. Mayer Lounge, UC Hastings College of the Law, 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 OR watch via livestream
REGISTRATION: Event is free and open to the public. Registration online here.

Church Street Update: Two Cars Turning Left – One from the Left Lane and One from the RIght Lane

September 27th, 2016

Both these drivers wanted to turn left on northbound Church and left turns are allowed on weekends, but I can’t tell you which driver is turning left from the wrong lane.

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Oh well.

There’s a similar situation on nearby Octavia “Boulevard” with right turns – drivers wonder if it’s legal to turn right from the middle lane. Apparently, putting up signs is considered “bad design,” which is ironic since all of Octavia Boulevard is bad design.

Oh well…

Market at Valencia: Where Small Businesses Go To Die

September 27th, 2016

There’s not a whole lot going on at the “activated streetscape” betwixt the popular Zuni Cafe and the jail-like 8 Octavia building:

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It’s a tough place to do business if neighboring businesses appear to be all shut down…