A fading Chevy Malibu promotes Oakland’s fading sports giants…
“Bu; the Bu; Mother Bu nickname Malibu, California”
I’ve never seen this bocce court at the south end of Justin Herman Plaza used for league play, but it looks like somebody’s making a stab at it now.
This was in the middle of the day. serving alcohol to passersby?
And here are your sponsors:
Well at least they’re finally using this wasted space for something. Except for Occupy, this place has been a town for ghosts the past half-decade
A playground would have worked better here, IMO. They put one in at the extreme north end at Washington, yes, but what I’m saying is that a playground would have worked better here…
I think I was on-campus, you know, down in The Valley, back in aught thirteen when I saw my first post-collegiate tech bro* getting about on an electric unicycle.
Of course now it’s ought sixteen and these things have spread to Frisco’s Financh. But this tech bro is a true master. He’s got his hands in the pockets of his cargo shorts!
A quick jog around a load of boxes and then we’re off, to The Future:
Of course we might be heading the in the wrong direction, on the wrong side of the street, like literally, but nevertheless, we’re off to The Future.
*One time I called a late 30’s tech bro a tech bro and he got all pissed off, saying how he has kids in the SFUSD and so ergo, he couldn’t be a tech bro. But he works at Box! So I’m still thinking he’s a tech bro. I don’t think there’s an age cut-off…
For one brief shining moment, some thought Taylor Swift would buy this long-empty fixer-upper up in Presidio Heights.
Then there was the art-thieving squatter – he’s imprisoned now, AFAIK.
And now this is how things looked last week:
I count five sk8tr boyz recording their tricks up there.
Look for the results on the YouTube.
Our poor, poor Koshland Mansion…
You’ve seen the movie, so why not take the next step?
A scraper bike is an ordinary bicycle that has been modified by its owner, typically with decorated spokes with candy-colored pinwheels and matching body and wheel colors, using tinfoil, re-used cardboard, candy wrappers and paint. Scraper bikes are credited for being popularized by Tyrone Stevenson in 2007 in Oakland, California, and are an offshoot of the scraper culture of car modification. The scraper bike gained notoriety in 2007 with the YouTube music video “Scraper Bikes” by Trunk Boiz.
Relax and swing:
UPDATE: Oh, here’s some new video from ground zero:
Here’s a photo of how it looks close up – a big thanks to Jeff Waldman:
Rather striking, non, on a dreaded sunny day?