Posts Tagged ‘31st’

OMG, Now You Can Buy Tickets to See the San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders Tryouts – Just $20, March 31st!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

But for some reason, they’re having the tryouts in Santa Clara or someplace Way Down There.

Isn’t that funny?*

See you there!*

*Not really.

2011 Gold Rush Final Auditions
3/31/2011 7:00 PM

For the first time ever, Gold Rush Cheerleader auditions are open to the public. Come and watch the final round of women compete for a spot on the 2011 squad.

Thursday, March 31, 2011.

7:00pm – 9:00pm. Doors open at 6:45pm

Santa Clara Convention Center Theater
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California 95054

General Admission seating. All tickets are $20 per individual.



Bigger Photos of Suspects in Last Week’s Home Invasion on Moraga in the Sunset

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Personally, I’m thinking the SFPD could have done a better job with the photos they released of the two suspects in last week’s tragedy in the Sunset District. Anyway, find an effort at enhancing the photos below.

The very wide and usually quiet Moraga Street:

Here’s Polly’s versions of the SFPD-released captures:

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That’s it, there aren’t any official updates for this case.

*Moraga Avenue isn’t in the Avenues, it’s in the Presidio, for some reason.

Happy New Year from San Francisco – What Our Waterfront Fireworks Looked Like in 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Via the beloved Laughing Squid blog (which is celebrating its fifth anniversary today – congratulations to the King of All Webhosts!) comes this link to The Big Picture showing New Year celebrations from around the world.

And this below is what the fireworks performance around the Ferry Building looked like early this morning via the camera of sebastiansuk, who now has a nice set of photos to remember his visit to San Francisco.

Would having people in these fireworks photos (plus seeing their names and hometowns) appeal to you? Well then click here.   

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Have a great 2010!

“Avoid the 8” DUI Checkpoint at Pine and Montgomery a Huge Success

Monday, December 21st, 2009

This was the scene over the weekend in the Financh where eight (or four, whatever) local police agencies teamed up for a DUI checkpoint on southbound Montgomery at Pine Street. Never seen one of these before – let’s take a look.

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Not all the traffic coming down from North Beach to SoMA last Friday night had to stop – lots of cars were directed straight on through. But those that weren’t had to pull over to the right for a brief convo with a peace officer of some stripe.

Like the driver of this Mercedes E350, for example. Don’t think she was a drunkie, but she had some sort of registration hassle it appeared (and that’s not all that uncommon in this age of shut-down, furloughed DMVs.) Stop sign holder graciously provided by PG&E:

Oh well. But let’s say you fail your field sobriety test on Montgomery Street.  This is what’s in store for you – a trip into the huge mobile command post  parked on the same block. No waiting:

Meet your breathalyzer, the Intoxilyzer 5000 infrared spectrometry breath alcohol measurement tool. (This is important, cause if your shyster is going to get you off, well, however that ends up being, it will most likely have something to do with attacking the procedures used to record the .15 BAC score you blew. Again.) Speaking of mouthpieces, you’ll get your own 28-cent plastic disposable mouthpiece to blow on. (Always wondered how that worked.)

Most people didn’t seem to mind, and the way that Montgomery is set up with three-way lights (to let the throngs of imagined evening-hour financial district peds scramble across Montgomery any which way they want) being picked to be a part of the checkpoint might not actually have slowed the journeys to the nearest freeway onramp:

Check out Friday’s tally of arrests and tows from CBS5. And here’s the scorecard from a another recent checkpoint at Geary and Steiner, and here’s another from Monterey near San Jose.

So, hurray. There’s not a lot to object to here, unless you’re a mouthpiece for the American Beverage Institute that is.

Look for more checkpoints in the coming weeks…

The 31st Annual Ceremony and March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

This is how it looked last night in the Castro:


via Steve Rhodes


via Jamison

Ceremony and Candlelight March for Harvey Milk and George Moscone Tonight at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 27th, 2009

There will be a ceremony and candlelight march to honor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone tonight at the intersection of 17th Street and Market. See the Harvey Milk Club’s website for the latest.

From club president Rafael Mandelman:

“Hope you had an excellent Thanksgiving. Just wanted to remind you that today is the 31st anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Please join us tonight at 6 PM at the Castro Muni Stop for a ceremony to commemorate their lives and legacies, followed by a candlelit march.”

It’ll be ‘neath the largest gay pride flag in the world, right here:


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See you there.

When Anarchists Attack: Fell Street BofA Still Boarded Up After Halloween Mayhem

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

This is the scene at Fell and Broderick, right across the street from the makeshift shrine of fallen pedestrian Melissa Dennison. It seems the Bank of America Buena Vista Branch #0269 suffered a Halloween night attack from people dressed in black who broke numerous large windows and an ATM.

Apparently, the assault was designed to send a message to the “money-wielding fucks” and “little Eichmanns” who work inside. Deets below.

All cleaned up and waiting for repair:

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The scene on Halloween night. The IndyBay kids would like to foreclose on BofA:

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(Leave the hammer, take the cannoli from the nearby Falletti’s Market)

EveryBlock has this and somebody posted something on CNN iReport and there’s this shot on Flickr. And here’s a “trip report” post on IndyBay:

SF Bank of Amercia trashed/redecorated 

“SF Bank of America trashed on Halloween night!!!

“On Halloween night some people dressed in black at the corner of Fell and Broderick in San Francisco redecorated a Bank of America, trashing the ATM, smashed about 15 windows, and posted a banner reading “FORECLOSED“. We felt the dark creatures that dwell inside from 9 to 5 could use some more privacy, and at least for a couple days experience a more “cave like” home while they put families out on the street for problems that banks started. The boarded windows fit quite nicely (see pictures). This building will hopefully in the future be used for something more useful like a food co-op house, a clinic, or at least a place for people to sleep when it gets cold outside. Until then these money-wielding fucks will just have to take the harassment.”

The bank branch itself is open for business, as well the ATMs at the back near Faletti’s – they escaped the wrath of the Men in Black.

On It Goes…

A Sneak Peek of “Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine” – Opens Tomorrow at the Legion of Honor

Friday, October 30th, 2009

You know what you want to see? How about photos from the press preview for Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine, opening Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Legion of Honor.

(And don’t forget about tonight’s ArtPoint Ghoulish Gala starting at 8:00 PM)

All photos, captions: Andrew Fox, ©FAMSF

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The coffin and mummy of Irethorrou. He’s the star of the show, if you will.


Forensic reconstruction of the head of Irethorrou’s father Ankhwenefer, whose mummy is currently housed in the collection of the Washington State Historical Society


Tasty mummy cookies were served to the press.


Organist Robert Gurney plays seasonal tunes on the Legion’s 1924 Skinner organ. Selections included the themes from Dr. Who and the Addams Family, as well as Bach’s famous Prelude (minus the fugue) in D-minor.


Halloween decor at the Legion of Honor, courtesy of the creative minds of the flower committee


All right, see you there!

At the Legion of Honor – Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine Opens October 31st, 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A spooky show, Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine is coming to the FAMSF Legion of Honor Museum this Saturday, October 31st, 2009. I’ll tell you all about it after I see it.

But hey, what are you doing Friday night? You can win tickets to the ArtPoint Ghoulish Gala on October 30th from The Richmond District Blog – but only if you enter the contest by midnight tonight!


So, the show opens Saturday, with a costumed sneak peek party the night before.

Here’s the show:

Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine explores the modern scientific examination of mummies providing new insights into the conditions under which the Egyptians lived, bringing us closer to understanding who they were. The exhibition is a homecoming celebration marking the return of Irethorrou, the Fine Arts Museums’ mummy who has been on loan since 1944. CT-scans done by scientists at Stanford Medical School shed light on Irethorrou’s physical attributes and cause of death. The scans provide depth and scientific background to the exhibition and contribute to a three-dimensional “fly through” of the mummy and a forensic reconstruction of his head. The exhibition also includes a variety of ancient artifacts that date from approximately 664–525 B.C., the Late Period from the 26th Saite Dynasty.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the cooperation of the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium and the radiology department of the Stanford Medical School. Additional project assistance has been provided by the Stanford Division of Anatomy, eHuman Inc., and Fovia Inc.

Generous support is provided by the William E. Winn, Jr., Living Trust and the Dorothy Tyler Living Trust.

Thank you to Intel Corporation for their generous in-kind donation.

All right, that’s the show. Learn the deets of the Ghoulish Gala after the jump.

See you there!


The 31st Annual Saint Stupid’s Day Parade in San Francisco

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The First Church of the Last Laugh‘s 31st Annual Saint Stupid’s Day Parade went off without a hitch today under sunny skies, as per usual

See what it looked like here and here, at the Laughing Squid.

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via Brian Brooks

Don’t forget about the after party tonight at Elbo Room, 9:00 PM.

See you next year.