Archive for September, 2010

The SFPD is Looking for This Guy Who Maybe Robbed the Sunglass Hut in the Castro

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

My, thoses are some clear photos:

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All the deets:



San Francisco police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect. The incident occurred on September 25, 2010 at approximately 5:53 PM at the Sunglass Hut store located at 2300 block of Market Street.

In this incident, the suspect entered the store and pointed a firearm at the employees and demanded they place sunglasses into a bag. The suspect fled the scene on foot and was later seen getting into a black Honda Accord with California license plate #5ZIL976.  The suspect is described as a white male, 6’01”, 300lbs and was last seen wearing an orange baseball cap, dark jacket with grey lining, green shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect in the photo is urged to contact San Francisco Police at (415)575-4444 (Anonymous tip line) or TIP411

Medians are the New Traffic Circles – Final Masonic Avenue Meeting Tonight – Point Counterpoint with Rob Anderson

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

[UPDATE: The meeting’s done – it’s going to be Gateway, Boulevard, or nothing. Your choice.]

Remember the traffic circle imperative that was foisted upon us seven years ago? Oh man, did that ever suck. But, there were studies that showed how magical and great traffic circles would be. So the experiment began.

Everybody knows that it was a massive failure, but somehow the welcomed death of the Waller and Page Street traffic circles was “sad,” or something, for some people:

“Coalition project manager Josh Hart, however, acknowledges the circles may need some fine-tuning to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists. ‘People should give them a chance,’ he said. ‘It would be really sad to see this experiment fail.'”

No fine tuning was needed as fine tuning wasn’t the problem. The problem was the traffic circles themselves.  

That’s your history lesson for the day.

Now, forget about traffic circles where they don’t belong – the new flavor of the month is the median filled with trees. It’s the latest thang. You’ll see them on troubled Octavia Boulevard, Divisadero and, soon enough, Cesar Chavez.

One problem with medians is that they take up space. And, if they have trees installed, the other problem is that the blessed trees can never be moved or cut down or nothing.  

Speaking of which, we’re going to get a median on Masonic Avenue. Find out all about it at the meeting tonight at Richie Riche’s alma mater on Golden Gate if you want.

The wide sidewalks of Masonic attract pedestrians from all over town. The early-morning shame walkers, not that there’s anything wrong with that, surely appreciate all the elbow room:

Now, the new medians wouldn’t necessarily be so bad but the property owners of Masonic have encroached upon the insanely-wide sidewalks and there are a bunch of trees that Forever Never Shall Be Moved that hem in the traffic lanes. So, even though a huge number of parking spaces will be removed, a good portion of that freed-up space will go for the median.

Oh well.

And now, on to Point Counterpoint with Rob Anderson. (If he has an MI over it (but I don’t think he will), I’ll take it down.) That’ll be it for now.

The last “community workshop” meeting on exactly how the city is going to screw up traffic on Masonic Ave. will be held on Sept. 30.


That the city is in fact going to deliberately screw up/”calm” traffic on Masonic is already a forgone conclusion.


Why is the city determined to screw up traffic on Masonic, which now works well for Muni’s #43 line and more than 30,000 vehicles every day? Because the city’s cyclists find riding on busy Masonic “scary”, and what the city’s bike people want they get here in Progressive Land.

I’d say that the bulk of the push comes from area NIMBYs. 

Since the last meeting, a cyclist was killed when he was hit by a motorist at Turk and Masonic. The bike people have shamelessly used that accident to push the city to screw up traffic on Masonic,


even though the accident happened late at night,

Objection, relevancy. What does it matter the time of day?

was caused by a drunk driver,

Yep. Your opponents would consider you quite rude for mentioning this fact, Rob, as it’s EXTREMELY OFF-MESSAGE.

and had nothing to do with the design of Masonic Avenue.

Disagree. It had something to do with the design of Masonic 

The city lists among its bogus “objectives” for Masonic Avenue (below in italics) to “improve transit operation.” That’s simply a lie, since the #43 Masonic bus—the only Muni line that operates on that part of Masonic—now runs well between Geary Blvd. and Fell Street, the part of Masonic the city and the bike people want to screw up.

I don’t think that “the bike people” specifically want to screw up transit, but yes, that very well might be the result. I think the current approach from the City is to talk about “access” to transit, like “improved” bus stops and whatnot.  

Also on the list is this nonsensical objective: “Improve pedestrian and non-motorized access to transit.” Since “motorized access to transit” makes no sense, “non-motorized access” simply doubles down on the nonsense.

I thought of what “motorized access to transit” could be but now I can’t remember what that was. Agree it’s a stupid phrase.

Even though the city’s own numbers show that there are few accidents on Masonic, it includes safety as one of its objectives: “Reduce the number of vehicular collisions, especially those involving pedestrians and bicyclists.”

I’m all for fewer accidents, regardless of the current level. The problem is that aesthetics is the primary concern of this effort on Masonic. Somehow, aesthetics will lead to safety is the thinking.

The #43 line now carries more than 12,000 passengers a day, and Masonic efficiently handles more than 32,000 vehicles a day. Hence, the “calming” of Masonic on behalf of a minority of cyclists will screw up traffic for more than 44,000 people a day on behalf of the Bicycle Coalition and an unknown number of cyclists who might use the new bike lanes after Masonic is “calmed.” This is how politically correct traffic management is done in San Francisco, where anti-carism is the ruling orthodoxy.

I’m not sure how things will shake out, exactly. The primary losers will be the people who park on all the spaces that get taken out. I think you might be off by an order of magnitude about how many people ride busese on Masonic on any given day. The stat I say was lass than 2000 bus riders per day on this stretch of the #43. Could be wrong about this tho…
That’s part 1, here’s part 2:
That’s pretty funny.
Michael Helquist … of Bike Nopa has filled the vacuum and appointed himself Anti-Car Demagogue in Chief.
As is his right, of course.
Helquist has adopted Masonic Avenue as a cause, issuing a series of hysterical bulletins
packed with disinformation
about a street that now efficiently handles more than32,000 vehicles a day and on which Muni’s #43 Masonic line carries 12,000 passengers a day. This major north/southcity traffic artery does this with few accidents and little danger to anyone—cyclists, pedestrians, or motorists—according to the city’s own numbers. Helquist is pushing the hysteria to a fever pitch now that the final city-sponsored community meeting to determine exactly how it’s going screw up the street is this Thursday evening. One of Helquist’s recent propaganda bulletins contains a bit of cluelessness and unintentional comedy in a statement by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano: Option C offers the type of sweeping changes needed to make Masonic a safer, calmer, and more livable street, one that would better serve pedestrians, cyclists, MUNI, drivers and the surrounding neighborhoods. In doing so, the plan would enhance the entire Masonic Avenue corridor in much the same way that the redesign of Octavia Boulevard did for the Hayes Valley area. Since Ammiano now spends most of his time in Sacramento, he and John King may be the only people in the city who haven’t noticed that Octavia Blvd. is a complete traffic and planning fiasco,
Yep. Octavia is a disaster. It’s FUBARed beyond all recognition.
perpetually jammed with freeway traffic to and from Fell and Oak Streets, with more than 45,000 cars a day creeping through the heart of the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
The latest numbers have it as a little higher than 45k per day. As high as 60k sometimes.
If you think Octavia Blvd. has “enhanced” the Hayes Valley neighborhood, you’re going to like what Ammiano, Helquist, the Bicycle Coalition and the city are determined to do to Masonic Avenue.
Believe it was the voters that made the call to tear down the perfectly fine, earthquake-retrofitted Central Freeway remnant we had. Michael Yaki, of all people, had the right idea but he was ignored…
The Option C plan Ammiano refers to takes away street parking on Masonic to make bike lanes, thus rendering obsolete the present system that removes street parking during commute hours to create extra lanes when traffic is heaviest. Plan C means that there will soon permanently be only two lanes in each direction, which means a perpetual traffic jam like Octavia Blvd. and, by the way, slowing down the busy #43 Muni line.
I don’t think Masonic will be get as bad as Octavia. The issues on Masonic will be focused on the morning drive north and the evening drive south.  
How’s that for “transit first”?
It’s not transit first at all, of course, as you know.
In reality we now live in a Bikes First city, where our Muni system—the only realistic alternative to driving for most city residents—takes a back seat to the bike people’s anti-car agenda, which is also the city’s official policy, as Mayor Newsom announced two years ago. If the city is going to slow down traffic on Masonic, it’s also going to slow down a Muni line that carries more than 12,000 passengers a day—to create a street that the city’s bike people feel “comfortable” riding on. What could go wrong with that?
Again, I feel that the bike people are not the prime movers in this movement.

The City and County of San Francisco invites you to the third and final: Masonic Avenue Street Design Study Community Workshop September 30th, 2010 Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

San Francisco Day School 350 Masonic Ave.(Enter on Golden Gate Avenue)ADA Accessible
Meeting Information: Come join us for the third and final community workshop of a new street design study for Masonic Avenue, focusing on the area between GearyBoulevard and the Panhandle, with the goal of calming traffic on Masonic Avenue and improving access and safety for all modes of transportation.
The City wants to hear your input on ways to improve this important corridor so that it safely and efficiently accommodates the needs of all users. To this end the SFMTA, along with the Department of Public Works and the Planning Department, have conducted two community workshops on June 15 and August 10, 2010 to identify how Masonic Avenue can be redesigned to achieve this goal.
Based on the input received from community members in the June 15 workshop, four options were developed. At the August 10 workshop, these four options were presented and a survey was conducted to gather community input on various elements of each option. Since that time, City staff has been working on combining preferred elements to develop two refined options which will be presented at the upcoming workshop.
Proposed changes to the Masonic Avenue corridor being discussed include:
Addition of a median and other traffic calming features
Improved pedestrian crossings
Addition of bike facilities Partial or full removal of existing on-street parking
Increased landscaping and tree planting
Enhancements to transit stops
Removal of daytime tow-away restriction
During this third meeting, city staff will give a brief presentation on existing conditions, review the options presented at the second meeting as well as the results of the survey conducted, and present and solicit comments on two street design options.
The goal of this last meeting is to gather input on the most favorable/practical option.
About the Project
The primary goal of the Masonic Avenue Street Design Study is to identify how Masonic Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Fell Street can safely and efficiently accommodate the needs of all roadway users, including but not limited to pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and Muni. Objectives:
1. Engage representatives of all constituencies within the community who would be impacted by changes to Masonic Avenue including, but not limited to, residents on Masonic Avenue, residents on side-streets, merchants, school representatives, bicyclists, Muni passengers and pedestrians.
2. Improve transit operation.
3. Improve pedestrian and non-motorized access to transit.
4. Increase the safety of pedestrian crossings.
5. Increase motorist compliance with traffic rules and regulations.
6. Reduce the number of vehicular collisions, especially those involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
7. Support neighborhood vitality by creating a more inviting and accommodating public realm. Contact Javad Mirabdal415.701.4421

Introducing the Belles Townhomes – Seven LEED Platinum Units – Luxury in the Presidio Just North of The Richmond

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

So maybe you want to move into the Presidio but you don’t like all the old construction. Well, now’s your chance, cause the new Belles Townhomes from Forest City in the Public Health Service District are the only new construction resdences you’ll find in the Presidio.

These units are well fitted out, to a higher level than what you’ll find at the more suburban Wyman residences to the west and the more youthful (and also more empty-nester, I’d guess) Landmark Apartments to the east. The pricing still hasn’t been set, AFAIK, but it’s likely to be stratospheric what with the engaged living and all.

This will be your view from the deck. You can see the Wyman Avenue homes to the left and the old PSHS Hospital / Landmark Apartments to the right. And off in the distance there’s Sutro Tower on the left and some other kind of tower on the right:

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The view looking down from the highest set of stairs:

They’re all pretty much the same. The floorplan:

And here are your more professional (mofessional) shots:

This could be your home office:

The kitchen is way up high on the third:

Open the windows and it smells like forest inside:

Looking north through the patio, ‘neath the photovoltaic panels:

Tall and thin windows to match some of the historic homes on Wyman Ave:

Save your pennies and maybe you yourself could live here someday.

Gloria Allred’s Second Press Conference About Meg Whitman’s Former Housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here’s the response to this morning’s presser from Meg Whitman about former housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan.

Gloria says that there will be no statement from Nicky today because it was emotionally-challenging for her to speak out yesterday.

And off we go:

Statement from Gloria:

An April 22, 2003 letter from the Social Security Administrationshows that the SSN provided by Nicky was problematic. The letter tells recipients to ask the employee for the employee’s SSN, but Meg didn’t do that. Meg’s husband partially filled out the SSA form and then handed it to Nicky with a note saying, “Nicky, please check this.” The Whitmans wanted an undocumented worker because undocumented workers are easier to manage.

Meg Whitman lied to the press and the public when she said that, “We never received that letter and  notification.”

Meg is exposed as a liar an a hypocrite. She should apologize to Nicky the press and the public. 

Nicky is a hero. She is the Rosa Parks of the movement to gain respect for Latinos and all those who work so hard in households today.


Blowups showing the letter and quotes from Meg including handwriting from Meg’s husband: “Nicky, please check this. Thanks”

Q and A:

1. Let’s see if Meg will continue to deny knowledge of the letter.

2. Nicky says she only got the mail when the Whitmans were on vacation.

3. Nicky asserts that the handwriting is from Dr. Harsh. If the Whitmans would like to deny that, I’d like to know. Let’s see what they say. Nicky says she knows his handwriting.

4. I think this evidence speaks for itself. If Meg wants to take a lie detector test, that’s fine. I won’t tell Meg what to do.

5. My client doesn’t need to take a lie detector test. That’s irrelevant.

6. Many people hold onto documents for a long time. I’m glad Nicky did so.

7. Nicky knew she wanted to do something about what she suffered. Nicky was terminated in June 2009 because Nicky was gathering legal documents.

8. Nicky contacted a lawyer and that lawyer contacted me. That’s how I came to represent Nicky.

9. People who aren’t rich and powerful deserve to have representation.

10. I have had no contact with anybody in the Jerry Brown campaign.

11. I don’t know how Jerry Brown’s people knew two weeks ago about this issue. Maybe they knew something, I don’t know.

12. I don’t know why Meg would wait months after declaring her run for Governor to fire Nicky.

13. I think Meg saying “we” didn’t know is significant. Meg chose that word. I’m a former English teacher, I think words matter.

14. Let’s just see if Dr. Harsh will deny that this is his handwriting. If he denies it then we might offer more proof. I have no comment on any other evdience we  have.

15. I won’t say the name of the attorney who referred Nicky to me.

16. Nicky is not working at this time.

17. Nicky’s taking an enormous risk. She’s demonstrating more courage than anyone I’ve met during the decades I’ve been practising law. We shouldn’t underestimate how bright many housekeepers are.

18. We haven’t offered Nicky any money.

19. Nicky’s worked more than 15 hours per week and was told by the Whitmans that she wouldn’t get paid for anything more. Her back wages are probably not a significant sum.

20. I’m here to support Nicky and provide the truth about what happened to her.

Gloria might come back with another press conference soon if the Whitmans want to deny today’s allegations.

Now we’re off to the Spanish language part of the program.

To Be Continued…

Meg Whitman Doesn’t Do All That Well at Her Press Conference About Housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Here’s Meg Whitman’s presser about her housekeeper problem – it was just broadcast live at [UPDATE: Here’s coverage from CBS San Francisco, just posted.] 

(Frankly, I don’t see how Meg can win her race after seeing this. Say hello to Governor Jerry Brown, the Once and Future King. Et iterum venturus est cum gloria. You know, Meg would have been better off saying that she would donate $150,000,000 to the state treasury early nect year rather than just spending all that dough on consultants and ad buys. IMO)

Anyway, Meg showed up about 15 minutes late and began by saying how former housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan was an “extended member of our family.” Then she asked about Jerry Brown:

 “What does he think I should have done instead?”

Then it was off to questions and answers, below.

1. Nicky came to work for us for 15 hours per week. Sometimes she worked ten, sometimes eight. Nicky never asked for mileage reimbursement for running errands around Menlo Park.

2. We didn’t receive a letter from the Social Securtiy Administration. We never saw any such letter.

3. We didn’t want to turn Nicky in to law enforcement due to our ten-year relationship with her.

4. I comported with the law. The law doesn’t require employers to turn employees in. I fired her as soon as I found out she was illegal. Every employer needs to make his or her own decision about how to handle such a situation.

5. It’s very possible that Nicky intercepted any possible letter that came from the Social Securtiy Administration. The Nicky I knew was not the Nicky I saw at Gloria Allred’s presser.

6. These days we have one housekeeper, plus a landscaping and pool service.

7. We play by the rules. We were explicit with the people at the employment. We told the agency that we wanted legal employees only.

8. I never asked Nicky directly about her immigration status. We got a copy of the I-9 from and Social Security card from the agency.

9. Nicky signed her I-9 form under penalty of perjury. Nicky lied.

10. I have not contaced the SSA to ask for any letter that they might have sent out.

11. Nicky was my employee directly. We left a check for her on the counter every Friday.

12. I haven’t talked with Nicky since she left the house on the Saturday afternoon when she confessed to us.

13. I was heartbroken. I had to tell Nicky that we couldn’t continue to employ her.

14. This is classic smear politics. This is how career politicians like Jerry Brown operate. This is Brown-motivated.

15. Until we can be assured that we can get our arms around securing our borders, I don’t think we should alter our immigration laws. A first step would be a temporary guest worker program.

16. I didn’t want to discuss Nicky in the press. I didn’t want to make an example of her. I feel badly for Nicky for her involvement with Gloria Allred.

17. If I was going to let Nicky go for political expediency, I would have done it in February 2009 when I announced my run for Governor, not in June 2009.

18. It’s absolutely false when people say I knew about Nicky’s illegal status before he confession. I didn’t.

19. Town and Country Resources of Menlo Park was the employment agency involved.

20. We don’t owe Nicky any money. We paid her less when she worked less than 15 hours a week. We even paid her during Christmas vacation.

21. My lawyer said that there was nothing that we could do for her after we found out about her status.

22. I didn’t talk about Nicky because I didn’t want to make an example of here. I don’t know who is paying Gloria Allred.

23. This issue has nothing to do with my character.  

24. I want this state to get back on track. There are 2.3 million Californians without jobs. This is a distraction from what Californians ought to be talking about.

25. I feel badly about the situation. But the law is the law. I don’t know what ICE will do.

26. It’s absolutely false the statement Nicky made about me saying to her, “I don’t know you and you don’t know me.”

27. I would absolutely take a polygraph test about whether I knew about her immigration status. I was stunned when Nicky told us.

28. If it comes to that I will absolutely take a polygraph test.

29. We were misled. Our country needs an E-Verify system in place.

30. We were given copies of a CA-issued driver license, an SSN card and an I-9. We relied on all these documents.

31. My campaign is doing very well with Latinos. I will work very hard to earn the vote of Latinos.

32. This is totally predictable. Nicky is being used. This incident could backfire on the Jerry Brown campaign.

33. I had a very cordial relationship with Nicky.

34. It’s not right what Nicky did.  

35. It’s very hard to know if Nicky should be deported. Nicky can’t see what is about to happen here. She is being manipulated.

36. She did normal kind of housekeeping duties. She drove one of the boys to school sometimes. She was not responsible for the children.

37. I don’t know if Nicky had a legitimate driver license. I’ve heard that it was a real driver license.

38. We comported with the law. I’m new to politics. I’m just getting used to smear politics.

39. Nicky would get the mail from the mailbox and then put it on the kitchen island.

40. I didn’t know that Nicky was illegal until June 2009.

41. I think I behaved correctly under the circumstances. I wouldn’t behave differently if I had to do it all over again.

42. We only have one employee now. We hired her through the same agency. She is legal. My mailbox is locked know. I get my own mail now.

43. It’s important to get back to the issues Californians care about. The budget is 100 days overdue. We are about to go to IOUs to pay vendors to the state of California. I need to turn my attention back to my campaign.

 44. I believe that this is linked to the Brown campaign, 100%

45. I can’t criticise the agency. They had the proper documents.

46. We had a very good relationship with Nicky. Her boys played soccer in our backyard and played with our mini-schnauzer.

47. I don’t think we abused or took advantage of Nicky. We paid her $23 an hour. If she had a parent-teacher conference or some kind of appointment, we let her go early.

I have to run. Thank you for coming. Let’s move on to solve the problems facing California.

And that’s it. This presser ended at 11:32 AM.

Tranny Trouble on Hayes Street – Giant Crane Transporter Has a Small Problem at RPD’s Hayes Playground Site

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

This was the scene the other day when a giant truck from Kel Crane of Burlingame crashed into the gate of RPD’s Hayes Valley Playgroundworksite.

The problem was the cable for the giant ball thing up front – it hit the gate so the truck couldn’t go any further, but reverse wouldn’t engage so the driver couldn’t back up. All the car drivers waited  for a while as the truck driver repeatedly gunned the engine. Then they gave up by turning around to get off Hayes.

Eventually, the driver was able to get into reverse and then exit the scene with a quickness.

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It’s been years, but they’ll get done with this playground, eventually.

Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments Now Halfway Done – Housing for Formerly Homeless at 365 Fulton

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

This is the scene these days down at the Civic Centerish worksite of the Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments – it’s just a shrouded box now, see?

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This is what Central Freeway Parcel G looked like at the beginning, back in April

David Baker + Partners Architects, San Francisco, California

and May:

David Baker + Partners Architects, San Francisco, California

And this is what it will look like soon:

You won’t be able to miss it:

Should be done by August 2011.

What It’s Like at the San Francisco Opera – The Bay Citizen Presents “Our Night at the Opera”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Aida is still playing at our San Francisco Opera – you’ll have until December 5th, 2010 to check it out for as cheap as $20.

But first, see what it’s like behind-the-scenes at The Bay Citizen‘s multimedia tick tock: Our Night at thre Opera.

And here are some of their vids:

Opera singer Zajick warming up in the hallway:
7:24 PM – Outside the Stage Door, Dolora Zajick Warms Up

A really charmingly candid moment with SF Opera Music Director:
10:38 PM – The Last Word to Nicola Luisotti

Credit: Russel Daniels

All right, see you there!

Haight Shoe Repair – Birkenstock, Welcome!

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Or maybe you’d prefer the old sign?

The Yelpers seem to like this store, but they’re hardly unified on the matter.

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Santa Clara, CA is “Sports Central,” Really? – Santa Clara Thinks So, Anyway – Counting Chickens Way Down South

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

I don’t know, is tiny Santa Clara, CA really “in the middle of it all in the San Francisco Bay Area?”

I think not. (And actually, Santa Clara is similarly too far south to be “Silicon Valley Central” either.)

I cry foul.

But you, You Make The Call. Read an optimistic press release from this AM and then decide for yourself.

Santa Clara, California Is “Sports Central”

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 29  — With the San Francisco 49ers proposed stadium initiative passing this past June, the city of Santa Clara could soon become “Sports Central” in the San Francisco Bay Area. Construction of a new 68,500 seat NFL stadium is planned for 2012 with the stadium expected to be ready for business in 2014. Santa Clara already boasts a wide variety of sports venues including Buck Shaw Stadium, George F. Haines International Swim Center, Santa Clara Convention Center and Youth Soccer Park. A complete listing can be found at

An often used venue for cheerleading, competitive video gaming, dancing, indoor soccer, martial arts, volleyball, and more is the 302,000 square foot Santa Clara Convention Center. The facility’s large clear span exhibit halls and high ceilings have hosted a wide range of sporting events. For rugby, soccer and swimming competitions, Santa Clara has a multitude of venues with the most notable being Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara University for rugby and soccer and the George F. Haines International Swim Center for swimming and diving competitions.

With outstanding venues, beautiful facilities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year, Santa Clara is the place to be in the middle of it all in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit

SOURCE  Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau

Web Site: 


Santa Clara – Silicon Valley Central is the perfect location for a sport’s tournament or event. The City has over 300 days of sunshine per year, plus outstanding venues. If you are a sporting event planner, click on any of the anchor links below to see potential venues or complete our Sports RFP Form.

Skate Park