You know, for every small business person who’s mad at Yelp, there’s another who complains not a whit. Little wonder owners of not-so-hot bidnesses want to suspend the First Amendment and ban Yelp…
Posts Tagged ‘15th’
It’s SANDWICH MANIA at 5017 Geary near Park Presidio – Long Lines at Lou’s Cafe – 4.5 Yelp Stars Don’t Lie – The Richmond’s Best LunchMonday, April 4th, 2016
OMG, Yosemite is 150 Years Old – See “YOSEMITE, A GATHERING OF SPIRIT” Film at the Cal Academy Feb 15-16Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
All the deets below.
“Join us on Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16, for the Spirit of Yosemite Festival and catch a special screening of Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit. Screenings at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm in the Forum Theater. The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and four-story rainforest, all under one living roof. New and ongoing exhibits and programs offer visitors of all ages fun, engaging opportunities to explore the natural world. All exhibits are included with Academy admission. For tickets visit calacademy.org
Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a documentary film by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan to honor the 150th anniversary of the landmark federal act signed by Abraham Lincoln that preserved Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act, the first time a government set aside land for public use and enjoyment, gave birth to the national park idea. Yosemite Conservancy partnered with renowned filmmakers, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan to bring this amazing time in America’s conservation history to life.
Spring Cleaning Reminder: 15th Annual International Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering Kicks Off Today in Union SquareThursday, May 2nd, 2013
The More You Know…
“15th Annual International Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering Kicks-Off Mental Health Month in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 — The Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) hosts 15(th) Annual International Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering (ICHC) on May 2(nd) and 3(rd) at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square hotel. Originally pioneered as a local, one-day conference in 1998, fifteen years later, it has evolved into a 3-day innovative, international, multidisciplinary and culturally responsive event bringing together advocates, researchers, clinicians, landlords and people who are personally struggling with hoarding challenges to foster learning and successful strategies that save lives, counter stigma and improve public welfare.
ICHC is the only ongoing annual conference in the world focusing solely on the complex issues, impact, and stigma associated with the disorder, drawing together stakeholders and experts across fields with a addressing effective solutions to the personal and public burdens that can arise from compulsive hoarding, cluttering and acquiring behaviors. ICHC features practical solutions, cutting edge innovations and emphasizes communities working together to better understand issues and promote the development of effective task forces, and engagement of diverse stakeholders.
May is Mental Health Month, and represents a milestone for the field as the American Psychiatric Association releases the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) recognizing compulsive hoarding and cluttering as a significant and legitimate mental health condition. There is a three-part definition to compulsive hoarding behavior: 1.) The accumulation of, and failure to discard, a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. 2.) Living spaces become so cluttered that they can’t be used for the activities they were intended for. 3.) The hoarding behavior causes distress and impaired functioning
The 2013 ICHC conference is a source of learning, but it is especially a significant and unique opportunity for the many people who are isolated by their condition. People with hoarding and cluttering challenges often feel alone, ashamed and helpless. As a recent participant reflected many people aren’t aware on “any kind of help at all.”
WHO: The Mental Health Association of San Francisco
WHAT: 15th Annual International Conference on Hoarding & Cluttering (ICHC)
WHEN: Thursday and Friday May 2- 3, 2013
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco- Union Square
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, California
SOURCE Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Web Site: http://www.mentalhealthsf.org
Oh Wow: Tony Robles, Former Doorman at the Pricey Presidio Landmark Apartments, Unloads in the Pages of Poor MagazineFriday, February 3rd, 2012
Oh wow, man. Former Presidio Landmark Apartments doorman Tony Robles tells his tale in Poor Magazine (aka Prensa Pobre).
Alls I can say is that it’s an interesting mix of fact and opinion. One of the first grafs is below and the whole thing is in the link above.
Anyway, I guess a lot more people are living there these days – here’s what’s on Yelp about this building.
And here’s the place itself, way on the right, from the deck of one of those nearby multi-floor townhomes:
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Here it is:
“The edifice I refer to is the Presidio Landmark Apartments, located in the city’s Presidio on Wedemeyer St. near 14th Ave. I was working at this insular, hermetically sealed, self-aggrandizing, pseudo palace—home to CEO’s and hedge funders—in the capacity of door attendant. My brown face was the first you’d see when walking through the French doors. There I would sit, donning a somewhat comical habiliment of tan dockers, innocuous (save for the itching) cotton candy blue shirt, bottomed off with clunky Timberland shoes. The Presidio Landmark—an ideal locale for one of those obnoxious Lexus Christmas commercials—home to some of the city’s highest rents–nearly $3000 a month for a “junior” one bedroom, $3200-3800 for a one-bedroom, upwards of $4000-5000 for a 2 bedroom, and $7000+ for a multi-floor townhome located in the periphery. The building casts an ominous presence when approached. It is situated on a grassy slope, adorned with foliage including succulents, native plants, African varieties—underneath canopy-like palm trees, impassive and pale, stripped of their natural skin. One gets the impression when approaching this fortress-like structure that something is terribly wrong. This home of the upwardly mobile, the hedge funders, gentrifiers of neighborhoods—this colonized place sits on the ancestral home of Native people. It is the structure that was once known as the Merchant Marine and Public Health Service Hospitals. It was a place that provided free care to native people, including native Hawaiians, people with leprosy, merchant marines and people who didn’t have access to decent healthcare. It is part of the 42 acre Public Health Service District. It is the place that was abandoned in the mid 80’s when it was decommissioned by the Reagan administration. It is a place whose cries can be heard, a place where ancestral spirits cry out for justice against land grabbing developers like Forest City, who, with the Presidio Trust, took the sacred Ohlone land to satisfy its voracious corporate hunger. The Presidio Landmark: home to the 1%.”
But what’s this, here’s an ad for just $2150, so maybe they’ve lowered their asking prices lately:
*Junior One Bedroom, One Bathroom available for move in 2/8/2012
*Brand New Luxury Apartment Home
*Presidio National Park address
*Beautiful finishes including hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel energy efficient appliances
*Bosch full-size, in-suite washer and dryer
Presidio Landmark Features:
LEED Gold Certification
24-hour Door Attendant
On-site Maintenance Team
Massage Room and Spa Services
Private Dining Room with Wine Cellar
Jacuzzi Hot Tub
Fitness Center/Yoga Room
Beautiful Interior Gardens with Fire Pit and breathtaking views
Parking available at $150/month
Live in luxury at the Presidio Landmark where there is plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy the great outdoors; you will have immediate access to the Marina, Laurel Heights and Presidio Heights. Nowhere else in San Francisco will you find an historic building that has been sustainably renovated with modern comforts and conveniences built right in. Host a private dinner party in our Dining Room or catch the MUNI to the Financial District for a night out.
And there you have it.
It’s a Trap! What the Site Proposed by the City Family for OccupySF Looks Like, Down at 15th and MissionThursday, November 24th, 2011
Well here’s the site proposed for OccupySF 2011 down at 15th and Mission.
It’s a death trap, it’s a suicide rap for OccupySF:
Via Steve Rhodes – click to expand
Here’s the 411 from Luke Thomas from a few days back (in an article that also features Kat Anderson’s report from OccupyOAK):
“In San Francisco, Department of Public Works interim Director Mohammed Nuru revealed today City officials have offered OccupySF protesters an alternative location to setup camp. Though Nuru would not reveal the exact location, we understand the location to be a lot on the west side of Mission Street between 15th and 16th streets. A former school, the site has running water and bathrooms as well as classroom-type structures that could be used for organizational purposes. No word yet on whether OccupySF will take up the City’s offer but, we’re told, the offer has been accepted in good faith.”
However, word on the street is that it’s a trap.
Only Time Will Tell.
OMG, this is it. [Cue O Fortuna]
You can’t beat that.
(I guess Ike won that NIMBY war after all. Good for him.)
Count of Monte Chase-O Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
and then soothe
as fancy takes it;
but Hot Momma Huda
melts them like ice.
Fate – monstrous
you whirling wheel,
well-being is vain
and always fades to nothing,
you plague Ike Shehadeh too;
now through trickery,
I bring my bare back
to your NIMBY villainy.
Fate, in health
and in virtue,
is against me,
and weighted down,
So at this hour
pluck the vibrating string;
strikes down the strong man,
everyone weep with me
Jordan McKay Memorial Tree – Cyclist Slain September 17th, 2008 in the Richmond District – $75K RewardWednesday, October 26th, 2011
SFPD CASE #080 986 135, Jordan McKay:
“On September 17, 2008 at approximately 1:40 am, Jordan McKay was riding his bicycle to his Richmond District residence.
Near 15th Ave and Cabrillo, Jordan was accosted by three African American males wearing dark clothing.
A brief altercation occurred and one of the suspects drew a firearm and shot Jordan.
The suspects fled into a vehicle described as possibly a 2006-2008 Chevrolet Impala/Malibu light in color. This vehicle then sped off in a southbound direction.
Anyone with information or questions regarding this case may contact Homicide Inspectors listed below.”
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Inspector Daniel Cunningham, Inspector Michael Morley
SFPD Homicide Detail
SFPD Bay Area Regional Information Center ( BRICC) 24/7
SFPD Anonymous Tip Line:
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SFPD CASE #
080 986 135
Usurpation Update: Bluebird Cleaners on Clement in the Richmond District Improperly Threatens to Tow Cars From Green ZoneMonday, October 24th, 2011
Well, this one should be simple:
“Green zones and green meters are for public use and are not reserved for particular establishments.”
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Also, if you want a wedding dress cleaned the charge is $140, but if you go someplace else and say it’s a Black and White Ball dress, then the charge is just $15. And, of course at Bluebird Cleaners, girls pay more, as always. It’s all on the Yelp.
Why do people out in the West Bay think they own the streets adjacent to their private property?
“Green zones are for short-term parking, generally less than 10 minutes. In non-metered areas, green zones are indicated by a green curb marking with a ten-minute time limit. Standard effective hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
In metered areas, short-term parking can be designated by a green meter with either a 15- or 30-minute time limit, in lieu of a painted curb. The effective hours for green meters are the same hours of operation as adjacent meters. Green zones and green meters are for public use and are not reserved for particular establishments. Please also note that vehicles bearing disabled placards or plates are exempt from the time limits for green zones or green meters.
Green zones or limited time meters are not intended for private parking. Such zones are intended for establishments where transactions are predominantly short-term – 10 minutes – in nature. Typical establishments that may qualify for a green zone are dry cleaners, florists, small neighborhood grocery/deli convenience stores, audio-visual repair shops, shoe repair shops, postal shipping centers, and hardware stores. Other establishments are reviewed on a case-by case basis. Among other reasons, green zone requests may be denied if private off-street parking is available, there are adjacent limited time zones nearby, or the establishment’s transactions are not predominantly short-term in nature.
A processing fee is required for either a green zone or a green meter. If approved at the public hearing, painted green zones are required to be renewed every two years thereafter; see the white/green zone fee schedule. When applying for a painted green zone, please do not combine processing with painting/installation fees. Please send only the processing fee with your application. Green meter zones are not required to be renewed and there is no paint/installation fee.”