Lyft Driver Gets Busted by a Park Ranger for Driving on JFK on a Healthy / Shut Down Sunday

April 25th, 2017

This was on a “Healthy Sunday,” or a Shut Down Sunday, or a Car-Free Sunday, or whatever you call it when the eastern part of JFK gets shut down on a Sunday. Deets from the RPD: GOLDEN GATE PARK ROAD CLOSURES.

Anyway, I assume that was the trouble here:

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“On Sundays and all holidays, John F Kennedy Drive (JFK) is closed from the East End (Kezar Drive) to Transverse Drive and on Saturdays from April through September, JFK is closed to vehicle traffic from 8th Ave to Transverse Drive.”

Life-Sized Shark Attack VW Transporter, Seen Near Ocean Beach

April 25th, 2017

Scary

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San Francisco Public Library’s New Tribute to Obama Eases Frisco’s Pain: “Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope”

April 24th, 2017

All the deets:

“Tribute to Barack Obama lights up the library 

Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope

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San Francisco, CA — The African American Center of the San Francisco Public Library presents a tribute to an American president who brought unbridled pride to the African American community and to millions of people around the world.  Items on display showcase Obama’s life from early childhood to his years in the White House.  

The exhibit is curated by Francee Covington, former president of the San Francisco Fire Commission and current commission member. Exhibit materials are from her personal collection, and is a celebration of Obama’s election and his eight years of service as the 44th President of the United States of America. “I hope everyone will enjoy this exhibit and celebrate the fact that for eight years we had a compassionate gentleman and scholar as our president,” says Ms. Covington.

Barack Obama, a self-described “skinny kid with a funny name,” used the skills he honed as a community organizer and Harvard Law School graduate, along with strategies from his successful runs for Illinois State Senator and United States Senator, to become the first African American candidate from a major party to run for president.  His candidacy became a movement of hope and a time for change.

On November 4, 2008, Barack Hussein Obama, America’s first African American President, was elected the 44th President of the United States and his election marked an unprecedented step forward in American history, shattering racial barriers and forever altering the political landscape.

Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope – On view through June 1, Main Library, African American Center, 3rd Floor

This 2016 Christmas Tree Looks As If It Will Make It All the Way to Christmas 2017

April 24th, 2017

As seen perched in a large Indian laurel fig (Ficus Retusa) on a sidewalk abutting the mean Streets of San Francisco in April 2017:

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The Pigeon Feeders of Market Street – Why We Have So Many of Dem Boids

April 24th, 2017

Market, McAllister, Jones:

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Ever More Illegal Sidewalk Chalk Advertising: “Gorillaz Humanz 04.28.2017”

April 24th, 2017

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Located on the same block of Ashbury as this

Epic Front Plate License Plate Location

April 24th, 2017

I don’t know if this would get you out of a ticket with the SFMTA…

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New Book: NO BOSTON OLYMPICS – How Does It Apply to Cali? – How About NO FRISCO OLYMPICS and NO LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS?

April 21st, 2017

Here it is:

No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch by Chris Dempsey (Author), Andrew Zimbalist (Author)

Man, does this certainly apply to Frisco’s inchoate effort to host the very same event.

An early review:

Going for the gold: What can we learn from Boston’s flirtation with Olympic glory? It’s a logical question given the millions of dollars and countless hours that business leaders invested in the ultimately unsuccessful pursuit of the 2024 Olympics. This time, it’s the foes doing the asking. No Boston Olympics cofounder Chris Dempsey and Smith College economist Andrew Zimbalist wrote a book about Boston’s experience, also titled “No Boston Olympics,” with a launch event planned for April 28.

One warning Dempsey hopes Paris and Los Angeles can heed as they vie for the 2024 Games: the problems inherent in the “boosters’ dilemma.” Certain elements of a bid that can be good for the host community, such as taxpayer protections, can also hurt that city’s prospects with the IOC. There’s also a broader lesson, one that extends far beyond Olympics debates. For major urban projects, a broad consensus should be sought early on. The entire city should be invited to the table, not just those with seats because of their connections.

Yes indeed.

Here’s what Frisco’s effort looked like:

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Do Angelinos want the 2024 Olympics? Well, it’s a long shot, but que sera sera. If that’s what you want, LA, fine.

Physical Graffiti: Signs of a Dedicated Street Artist in Our Midsts

April 21st, 2017

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LIDAR: What Happens to You if You Drive 33 MPH+ on Fulton Out in the Avenues

April 21st, 2017

SFPD Park Station is going to get you, that’s what’ll happen.

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And make that 28 MPH+ if you’re going past the senior center way out there on 30-something…