Posts Tagged ‘13th’

OMG, the San Francisco Police Officers Association is Giving Away Kryptonite Bike Locks – Bicycle Theft Workshop at the Twitter Building March 13th

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Pretty much:

“1st 45 people who bring an old cable lock to SAFE Bikes event will get a new @kryptonitelock u-lock! http://www.safebikes.org/events.html  @SFPDBikeTheft

Check it:

But they have a few questions for you:





OK fine, but the Twitter Office isn’t all that exciting. Consider it a victory if they let you out onto the roof.

Oh and it it looks like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has nothing to do with this event, except for parking bikes out front. Mmmm.

Anyway, enjoy.

San Francisco Named Balboa Street to Honor a Man Famous for Killing LGBTs in Central America – Why Not Change It?

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Balboa Park, Balboa 31X, Balboa Street – there are lots of examples.

Now let’s check and see what Vasco Núñez de Balboa did to be so honored.

Oh, here it is:

Balboa setting his dogs upon Indian practitioners of male love (1594) The Spanish invader Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519) shown in Central America with his troops, presiding over the execution of Indians, whom he ordered eaten alive by the war dogs for having practiced male love. New York Public Library, Rare Book Room, De Bry Collection, New York.

Oh and we honor Funston too?

Oh well

 

Who the Hell is Eric Garcetti and Why Will It Cost $1000 to Meet Him on Dec. 12th? Gil’s Son Wants to be Mayor of Los Angeles

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti wants to be The Next Mayor of Los Angeles, so he’s coming up to the 415 to try to raise some cash.

Lots and lots and lots of cash.

Here he is, the son of Gilbert Salvadore Iberri “Gil” Garcetti. (Junior sort of looks like the guy what sold me a giant Toyota one time. I’m srsly.)

Via Neon Tommy – click to expand

That was the windup, now here’s the pitch:

“Please join

Joe Green and Sujay Jaswa

In support of

Eric Garcetti

Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles

Monday

December 12, 2011

6:30-8:30 PM

[in]

San Francisco, CA

Suggested Donation $1,000″

Contact Stephanie Daily if you’re into this. Here’s her email at the gMail: dailysmith

I’ll wait in Los Angeles

I’ll wait in the pouring sun

Visit Your Golden Gate Park Rose Garden at Funston and Fulton, Why Not? It’s In Full Bloom These Days

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I don’t go around our Yelp four-star-rated Rose Garden too much as I generally save my flower viewing time for the Yelp five-star-rated Dahlia Dell near our Conservatory of Flowers.

But San Francisco’s official flower doesn’t really get going until August so roses will have to do until then.

Can you see the photographer here, with the Twinflash hanging off the lens and a water spray bottle hanging off the belt? That’s how some of them do it:

Via Glenn Franco Simmons – click to expand

Oh, and here’s my effort, on a dreaded sunny in the West Bay, showing people milling about the plots:

All right, see you there!

The 13th United Nations Association Film Festival Continues Until Halloween, 2010 – Held in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and S.F.

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The 13th United Nations Association Film Festival is coming to town Wednesday night – tickets are just $10, if you can get them.

All the deets:

13TH UNAFF CELEBRATES 60 FILMS FROM 60 COUNTRIES

Palo Alto, CA—After a very successful opening night, the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) continues its 13th year program with an inspired array of documentaries from around the globe with more timely stories than ever in line with this year’s theme, POPULATION – MIGRATION – GLOBALIZATION. Highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, championed by civic and community leaders and voted by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of the 25 Film Festivals worth the entry fee,” UNAFF is one of the most important events on the Bay Area’s cultural calendar and an important stop on the festival circuit. In addition, it is one of the oldest purely documentary film festivals in the US.

XVI SESSION

VARIETY SCREENING ROOM
582 MARKET STREET
SAN FRANCISCO

Sponsored by Rotary Club San Francisco and by La Mediterranee

4:00 PM STRANGE BIRDS IN PARADISE – A WEST PAPUAN STORY
(Australia/West Papua, Indonesia)

5:25 PM KITES (Afghanistan/Poland)
6:45 PM Panel “Images that Provoke”
co-presented with Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and Afghan Coalition

Full sched, after the jump

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Blackhawks Down and Into the Waters of Lake Tahoe – Navy Chopper Pilots in Big Trouble for Horsing Around

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

From NBCBayArea comes word of an incident involving two MH-60R Seahawk (basically the Navy version of a Blackhawk) anti-submarine helicopters on September 13th, 2010.

Apparently, the pilots were horsing around before they went lower than they intended and got a bit wet as a result.

Check out the short video right here.

You don’t see this kind of thing every day, huh?

Two Navy helicopters from North Island Naval Air Station were damaged, and their pilots are now grounded, after some bizarre flying over Lake Tahoe last week. A Navy spokesman confirmed Thursday that a video posted on YouTube is genuine footage of two MH-60 Romeo helicopters from North Island’s Helicopter Maritime Strike 41 squadron. The video shows the $33 million helicopters flying low over the lake. One seems to lose control, spinning and crashing into the water. The pilot then regains control and pulls the craft back into the air. The Navy wouldn’t identify the pilots or say whether the helicopters were supposed to be hovering over Lake Tahoe, only saying that the entire Sept. 13 flight is under investigation.”

Resolved: Funston Should be Renamed 13th Avenue – Why Honor a Filipino-Killing Cracker?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Isn’t superstition such a second-millenium, High Middle Ages kind of thing, don’t you think? Isn’t superstition the reason our foreparents named l’avenue betwixt 12th and 14th after Frederick Funston? I mean, why else would they have done that?

Let’s meet Freddie Funston, 13th Avenue’s temporary namesake:

I personally strung up thirty-five Filipinos without trial… Impromptu domestic hanging might also hasten the end of the war. For starters, all Americans who had recently petitioned Congress to sue for peace in the Philippines should be dragged out of their homes and lynched.”

O.K. then. (Make that Filipino-killing super-cracker.) Famous Mark Twain even penned a mock-defense of Freddie-boy in a sarcastic essay.

Cheek by jowl – one frees you, the other kills you:

Now, what about this? Did Freddie-boy represent the feds after the 1906 Earthquake the same way Michael “heckofajobBrownie” Brown represented the feds after Hurricane Katrina? Well, this bit in the San Francisco Chronicle from four years ago certainly makes the case.

But, You Make The Call. Here’s Funston taking charge of San Francisco during the Great Fire of 1906, as if martial law had been declared (it wasn’t, IRL):

“Gen. Funston sends in the first military demolition squad. The incompetence by which they dynamite buildings causes the outbreak of four new fires.

“General Funston now attempts to encircle the fire in the heart of the city with systematic destruction of buildings. A drugstore at Clay and Kearny is blown up with black powder. A flaming mattress from the flat above is launched across the street setting fire to Chinatown.

“At 5 pm the next morning, the order came down from Mayor Schmitz that the dynamiting should stop. But the order comes too late to stop the exploding of a building on Green Street. The explosion ignites a previously untouched area and this new fire spreads along Green Street aided by a gale-force wind. 5 pm that afternoonFunston gives the order to resume the shelling of Van Ness Avenue against the direct orders of Mayor Schmitz in what seems to many to be senseless destruction. There are mounting reports of the excesses of the troops, including rape, indecent assault and grievous bodily harm.”

Heck of a job, Freddie! Actually, he screwed up so bad he had to try to defend hisself in the pages of Comso (I’m seriously, freaking Cosmopoliton “77 Positions in 77 Days” Magazine.)

So, now you’re armed with two good arguments for changing the name of 13th Avenue back to 13th Avenue.* We’ll get the City take down the Funston signs post-haste and then we ought to let the residents continue to use the name Funston as long as they want. Somebody’ll even write a memo to the USPS to keep things straight with mail delivery.

D’accord? D’accord.

*In the alternative, other substitute names like Genocide Avenue or Triskaidekaphobia Avenue could also be acceptable.

Huge Harvey Milk Candidate Meeting this Saturday, Bay Guardian Issues Endorsements

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The powerful San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee is, once again, having elections come November. You’ll be confronted, once again, with a ballot that’s filled with a bunch of names, most of which you’ve never heard of, and the obligation to check off your dozen favorites.

If you want, you can head over to the intersection of Market and Octavia this Saturday, April 3, 2010 and then head into the the LGBT Center‘s Ceremonial Room from Noon to 5:00 PM. Then you’ll be able to see and hear some of the candidates for DCCC in 2010 address members of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club.

via mrido’s Photostream

They’ll all be answering a few questions from the crowd. (I don’t know if you need to be a member of the club to drop by, but you should be able to join the club, of course, if you want.)

The 12th District (Assemblywoman Fiona Ma country) reps the west side and 13th District (Assemblymember Tom Ammiano country) reps the east side of town, mas o menos. Find your district and see if any of these folks will be one of your twelve favorites: 

DCCC DISTRICT 12th CANDIDATES:
John Avalos
Michael Bornstein
Andrew Clark
Sandra Lee Fewer
Chris Gembinski
Hene Kelley
Tualatai Mamoe
Eric Mar
Milton Marks
Jake McGoldrick
Jane Morrison
Melanie Nutter
Kelenia Olsen
Connie O’Connor
Arlo Smith
David Wong
Larry Yee

DCCC DISTRICT 13th  CANDIDATES:
Melissa Ann A. Apuya
David Campos
David Chiu
Ryan Clary
Michael Goldstein
Robert Gabriel Haaland
Rick Hauptman
Hope Johnson
Joseph Julian
Leslie Katz
Rafael Mandelman
Kim-Shree Maufas
Carole Migden
Owen P. ODonnell
Aaron Peskin
Eric Quezada
Alix Rosenthal
Tom Taylor
Joe Alioto Veronese
Debra Walker

And the San Francisco Bay Guardian has just issued its endorsements for the DCCC today.

Choose or lose…

And, oh yes, Alex Volberding would like everyone to know that he too is running for the DCCC in the 12th. But the two lists above aren’t exhaustive, they just show who plans on showing up at the next Milk Club PAC meeting. (The entire exhausting list of candidates for S.F. has 51(!) names this go-around.)

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Shows Our Fear of, and Attraction to, the Number Thirteen

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Of course we hates the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, we hates it forever, ’cause of the forever nonrevolving restaurant they have up on the roof, oh, how it mocks us, but leaving that aside, isn’t it funny how it lacks a 13th Floor

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… but the name of the bar in the lobby is/was called 13 Views?

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So, when you want to be safe at night, well, 13 is just too much bad juju for us to deal with, but when we tire of safeness, when we want to cut loose, put on our pretty shoes, and meet an exciting, dangerous stranger at a hotel bar, well, 13, that sounds… intriguing.

That’s the way it used to be, anyway, before the lobby bar closed down. Oh well.

Triskaidekaphobia – Catch It!

A Huge Turnout for Tom Ammiano’s Open House in San Francisco

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Let’s see here, who showed up to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s Open House in San Francisco’s State Building yesterday? Well, Linda Post of San Francisco FYI net for one. Here’s who she saw:

Attorney General Jerry Brown, Supervisors David Campos, Bevan Dufty and Eric Mar, Debra Walker, Ina Dearman, Jane Morrison, Anita Sanchez, Norm Rolfe, Rink, Roma Guy, Michael Goldstein, Maggie Rubenstein, Libby Denebeim, Roma Guy, Marie Jobling and Dennis Kelly.

So many people came that a traffic jam occurred at the metal detector station in the lobby.

District Director Kimberly Alvarenga and Tom spoke with constituents of the 13th Assembly District:

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Good luck, Tom!