Posts Tagged ‘5th’

Forget About That CityPlace Mall in Mid-Market – The New Name is “Market Street Place” and Work has Begun

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

That proposed CityPlace mall has a new name and they’ve just started working on getting it built.

See?

“…its name has been changed to Market Street Place, reflecting how even this blighted part of San Francisco’s main thoroughfare...”

And see? 

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This is all new. The whitewash went up on Monday, I think, and now we have the ads what say SHOPPING PLACE and whatnot.

This is what it will look like, without the homeless and the criminals and the iPhone fences and the drug dealers milling around out front:

More photorealistic:

Reverse angle:

The mall has it all. Actually, it’s a mall like any other from Anytown, USA. (Boy, John King is going to looooooove this, huh?)

All right, now let’s all thank the Carlyle Group for helping us out:

“The following is a list of both current and former employees and advisors.

Business

Political figures

North America
Europe

Don’t Miss Today’s Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown – Free Festival Continues until 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

All the deets on the 39th Annual.

As it looked yesterday on Post Street:

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Webster Street Stage:

Sunday, August 5
11am Cherng Loon Lion Dance
Yet Another Hero
Noon The Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble
1:00 pm “Fun & Furry Pooch Doggy Contest”
2:00 pm SOL
2:45 pm GroovMekanex / Lil G and Morimoto
3:45 pm Tracy Cruz
5:00 pm Rendezvous

 Ho`olaule`a Stage:

11am Mishibana-kai San Francisco & Miwa-kai San Mateo (Japanese
Noon Karikatan Dance Company (Filipino Stick Dancing)
1:00 pm Mele Ohana (Ukulele)
2:00 pm Ke ‘Olu Makani `O Mauna Loa (Hula)
3:00 pm Mango Kingz (Island Reggae)
4:00 pm Island Touch Band (Hawaiian Contemporary)
5:00 pm Moana (Hawaiian)

 See you there!

Uh Oh: Now the SFPD is Handing Out Tickets to Cyclists on Market During the PM Drive as Well?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

I’ll tell you, there are lots of reasons why it’s easier for the SFPD to hang out in the Mid-Market during the morning hours to hand out tickets to errant drivers (mostly tourists who don’t know to look for motorcycles in the rear-view when proceeding inbound at 10th and 6th) and cyclists.

But those SFPD cops on Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles, the “bucketheads,” well, pretty much all they do is hand out tickets. It’s their primary function (you know, when their not escorting Obama or Romney around.)

So, perhaps, this stop isn’t part of a specific enforcement action. Perhaps it’s just regular old enforcement on Market Street.

But it’s rare to see.

The evening drive, heading outbound on Market at Fifth / Cyril Magnin. The detained cyclist looked turbo pissed at his (what I assume to be) $25-goes-to-$388-with-the-court-fees-and-whatnot citation:

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I’ll tell you, the places where the SFPD likes to hand out tickets to cyclists are on the south side of Market during the morning drive and on the Wiggle route in the Lower Haight.

Seeing them giving tickets on outbound Market is a novel thing for me, just saying.

Cold Busted: Four Market Street Cyclists Cited by Just Two SFPD Officers for Red Light Running Near Fifth Street? Sure Looks That Way

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Usually it’s motorcycle cops enforcing traffic laws in the Mid Market area (which, let’s face it, is an open-air halfway house filled with people who are just out of jail, about to go to jail, or a little of both.)

But yesterday AM, there were beat cops asking for ID’s and handing out citations on Market betwixt Mason and Fifth Street, so I don’t know.

Begrudging compliance with the fuzz:

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If you get the chance, ask Alexi Celine Wasser of the somewhat saucy ImBoyCrazy.com – maybe she’ll have the full scoop.

I don’t know, I’m working on my third decade of cycling in the 415 and I’ve never been busted for running red lights or stop signs, which, you know, is what I do many times each and every day. Mmmm.

Anyway, this is an especially good time to avoid the overrated Wiggle route, due to its numerous enforcement actions. Try McAllister to Divis to get to the Panhandle, if you want. ‘Cause, you know, it’s faster, shorter, easier, quicker, etc.

And there’ll be no cops to give you tickets, I assure you.

Huge Anti-Abortion Rally Coming to Civic Center January 21st: Walk for Life West Coast Has a New Starting Location

Monday, January 9th, 2012

The 8th Annual Walk for Life West Coast will start at Civic Center this year.

Will organizers lie about attendance by simply adding 5000 people to the previous year’s estimate as is their custom? We’ll just have to wait and see. Somebody will document the crowd overestimating, but I don’t know if it will be me this year…

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All the deets:

“Due to a scheduling conflict, the Walk for Life will be unable to follow its familiar route from Justin Herman Plaza and along San Francisco’s waterfront to Marina Green. Instead, we will be gathering at Civic Center Plaza at 11:00 am for the Info Fair to be followed by the rally at 12:30 pm. At 1:30 we will start walking down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza. There will be no additional events at Justin Herman Plaza.

We are excited about this new opportunity and believe that this new venue will give us the chance to grow our numbers. More information to come so please sign up for our email blasts to keep informed of these important changes.

HOTEL UPDATE: We have sold out of the rooms at the San Francisco Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel. We were able to negotiate a discounted rate at the Kabuki Hotel in Japantown (very close to the Cathedral) for $139/night. For further options, gohere.

FLYERS: Color flyers are now availble for download. If you would like to receive copies of the flyers, please send us an email with your address and how many you would like. Help spread the word!

Confirmed speakers include: Lori Hoye, Dr. Vansen Wong, Rev. Clenard Childress and Jacquie Stalnaker.

Once again this year EWTN will be broadcasting the event live via satellite on TV andImmaculate Heart Radio will be broadcasting the event live on the radio.”

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Pittsburg, PA Man Whips Out, Swings Around Terrible Towel at 5th and Market Afore Tonight’s 49er’s Game

Monday, December 19th, 2011

I was actually too close to the action to properly record last night’s outrage taking place amongst Christmastime Union Square shoppers.

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Go Niners!

SoMA Sentinel: The Loneliest Tree in San Francisco Towers Above the I-80

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

See? (Keep in mind that this is an elevated freeway.)

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It’s even higher than our world-famous Coca-Cola sign. 

Keep on keeping on, giant tree.

When You’re Done Shopping at Safeway, Just Roll Your Shopping Cart Home, Why Not?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Thusly:

Dude was making pretty good time, actually.

Park Your Motorcycle on Market Street, San Francisco, USA, and Then Walk Away Why Not?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Thusly:

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We’re like Sturgis West, or Hollister North, huh?

OMG, It’s Time for Another Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon – Sunday Sunday Sunday, June 5th, 2011!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

It’s going to be on this Sunday.

Deets below.

Via Sonic Fitness

See you there!

2011 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon to Invade San Francisco on Sunday, June 5 — 2,000 Athletes to Compete in One of World’s Toughest Sporting Events

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 — The world’s top athletes will take over the streets and waters of San Francisco to compete in one of the most prestigious triathlons in the world, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Featuring a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike race and an 8-mile run through San Francisco, this race is considered one of the oldest and most difficult triathlons in the world. More than 2,000 competitors from more than 34 countries will compete.

Several professional triathletes are returning to participate in this year’s Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon including: Three-time Winner Andy Potts from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Three-time Winner Leanda Cave from Tucson, AZ; 2006 Champion Becky Lavelle from Los Gatos, Calif.; Eight-time Champion Michellie Jones, from Carlsbad, Calif., and Two-time Ironman Champion Craig Alexander.

A handful of physically challenged athletes will join the abled-body competitors including Middle East War Survivor Mike Johnston – a single leg amputee and part of Operation Rebound which helps injured veterans “get back in the game,” single arm amputee Creighton Wong; and “One Armed Willie” Stewart from Boise, Idaho. These amputees will compete in this difficult race to demonstrate to other challenged athletes and injured soldiers that sports can be a powerful force for recovery. The youngest competitors include 15-year-old San Francisco resident Elsabet Jones and 15-year-old Dallas resident Steven Emerson. West Bloomfield, MI resident Paul Groffsky will be the oldest competitor at 78 years old.

The race will take place on Sunday, June 5, at 7:30 a.m. on the Marina Green, in San Francisco. The public is invited to watch the race and attend the free all day Fitness Festival & Expo which will feature more than 40 booths exhibiting the health and fitness industries’ latest products and services, food and more. The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is produced by IMG with race direction provided in part by World Triathlon Corporation. For more information please visit www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com.