Posts Tagged ‘94102’
Finally, a Map of the “Uptown” Tenderloin That Makes Sense: Crack Cocaine Arrest Map from Doug McCune Shows the BordersMonday, August 11th, 2014
Here it is:
The long street on the left side is Van Ness, the big diagonal is Market and the part shooting off down and to the right is 6th Street.
Anyway, this is what people mean when they refer to the Tenderloin:
I can’t think of a thing that this map is missing.
What an excellent map!
Sue Ellen Mischke, 94109 – Cruising the Tenderloin Wearing a Bra as a Top – Was This a Sorority Initiation?Monday, July 28th, 2014
I’m not sure just how serious this woman was. Maybe this was a Truth or Dare situation…
Anyway, here she is, walking down Polk in the 94109, in the part of town I call the Tenderloin, to the contrary of Randy Shaw, an aging white male lawyer who lives in a mansion in the East Bay Hills and who, for some reason, gets eight figures a year from _San Francisco_ taxpayers to basically run the Tenderloin – it’s amazing.*
“Sue Ellen Mischke is Elaine‘s nemesis whom she calls the “bra-less wonder.” Sue Ellen is the heiress to the Oh Henry! candy bar fortune, and has known Elaine since they attended high school together in Maryland. Sue Ellen is portrayed by Brenda Strong.
“In “The Caddy“, Elaine is so incensed that Sue Ellen doesn’t wear a bra that she gives her a bra as a gift, which Sue Ellen then promptly wears as a top. This causes Kramer to crash George‘s car when he and Jerry see her walking in her bra down the street. Kramer calls upon Jackie Chiles to help sue. Despite the suit, Jerry falls for her when she comes in his apartment. The courtroom scene that follows is a broad and obvious allusion to the O.J. Simpson trial, which ends when she tries the bra on, which does not fit.”
“In the pilot for Happy Days, there is a character mentioned named Sue Ellen Mischke. It is unknown if this name is a reference or just coincidence.”
“By the summer of 2008, going “uptown” in San Francisco will mean heading to the Tenderloin.”
This was a laughable statement back in 2007, and it came nowhere close to coming true in 2008 or beyond.
And there’s this:
The “Uptown Tenderloin” is the authentic historic name for the over 16-block area north of Market Street…”
And to that I say, “Nope! It’s not.”
Seattle Had Its Spoon Man, But San Francisco Had Pigeon Man – Remembering Civic Center’s #1 Pigeon-Feeder of 2012Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Forget about superwellknown Spoon Man from two decades back.
Just two years ago, San Francisco had its own icon – Pigeon Man.
All the pigeons of Civic Center knew Pigeon Man was coming – they’d walk with him down Larkin, Pied Piper-style. See?
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They used the crosswalk better than the average San Francisco pedestrian:
Here was the reward, some kind of grain, like what the Road Runner used to peck at:
Painful Press Release of the Week: “SF-Made Amour Vert Stays Close To Home For Its First Retail Store” – $130 T-Shirts?Monday, June 30th, 2014
[UPDATE: Oh, what I meant to say was:
“Local womenswear brand Amour Vert is a favorite for its combination of California cool with French chic—all with a major eco-conscious stamp of sustainability.”
Here you go, here’s your new T, straight outta “up-and-coming” Hayes Valley:
You see, it’s made out of rayon. Check it.
Here’s your release:
“San Francisco-Made Amour Vert Stays Close To Home For Its First Retail Store
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Contemporary eco-fashion brand, Amour Vert is happy to announce the opening of its first retail store in its home city of San Francisco. With all garments made and designed within a 20 mile radius, the store is the latest addition to the up and coming Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Amour Vert’s retail space reflects their commitment to sustainability. The environmentally conscious store features ecological ingredients and co-founders, Christoph Frehsee and Linda Balti employed local contractors and local interior design stores to bring the eco-forward store to life. Bringing the environment indoors, a focal point of the store will be a living wall, which the brand is installing with the help of San Francisco native, model and philanthropist, Lily Kwong. The wall will serve as a nod to “green love” – the English translation of the brand’s French name.
About Amour Vert
Based on the principal that women shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability, Amour Vert proves that it is possible to be both fashionable and environmentally responsible. Using the highest quality organic and sustainable fabrics, Amour Vert, offers style and fashion as well as one of the softest t-shirts in the world. Taking its commitment to the environment seriously, the company developed its T(r)EE program, in partnership with American Forests®, planting a tree in America for every purchase of an Amour Vert t-shirt. Based in San Francisco, Amour Vert’s products are all hand made in California.”
I’ll tell you, I don’t know how our Austrian “neighbors” make fancy “eco-forward” rayon, but here’s how you make regular rayon. Enjoy:
- Cellulose: Production begins with processed cellulose
- Immersion: The cellulose is dissolved in caustic soda: (C6H10O5)n + nNaOH → (C6H9O4ONa)n + nH2O
- Pressing: The solution is then pressed between rollers to remove excess liquid
- White Crumb: The pressed sheets are crumbled or shredded to produce what is known as “white crumb”
- Aging: The “white crumb” is aged through exposure to oxygen
- Xanthation: The aged “white crumb” is mixed with carbon disulfide in a process known as Xanthation, the aged alkali cellulose crumbs are placed in vats and are allowed to react with carbon disulfide under controlled temperature (20 to 30 °C) to form cellulose xanthate: (C6H9O4ONa)n + nCS2 → (C6H9O4O-SC-SNa)n
- Yellow Crumb: Xanthation changes the chemical makeup of the cellulose mixture and the resulting product is now called “yellow crumb”
- Viscose: The “yellow crumb” is dissolved in a caustic solution to form viscose
- Ripening: The viscose is set to stand for a period of time, allowing it to ripen: (C6H9O4O-SC-SNa)n + nH2O → (C6H10O5)n + nCS2 + nNaOH
- Filtering: After ripening, the viscose is filtered to remove any undissolved particles
- Degassing: Any bubbles of air are pressed from the viscose in a degassing process
- Extruding: The viscose solution is extruded through a spinneret, which resembles a shower head with many small holes
- Acid Bath: As the viscose exits the spinneret, it lands in a bath of sulfuric acid, resulting in the formation of rayon filaments: (C6H9O4O-SC-SNa)n + ½nH2SO4 → (C6H10O5)n + nCS2 + ½nNa2SO4
“Art” Happens on McAllister Street – Colorful Origami Crane Birds Suddenly Appear on Our Asian Art MuseumTuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Oh, and Membership at the Asian Art Museum / Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is cheaper than you might think…
Will YOUR Post Office Be Shut Down? Bayview 94124, Visitacion Valley 94134, McLaren 94134, Civic Center 94102Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Here’s what’s on the chopping block in San Francisco:
|CIVIC CNTR P O BOX UNIT||SAN FRANCISCO||94102|
|FEDERAL BUILDING SAN FRAN||SAN FRANCISCO||94102|
|MCLAREN STATION||SAN FRANCISCO||94134|
|VISITACION STATION||SAN FRANCISCO||94134|
Now the Federal Building PO is just a little thing, sort of a secret for those in the know – no waiting there. And the Civic Center PO Box Unit, well that’s not really a PO anymore anyway.
We’re going to lose three full-fledged POs and they all just happen to be in the southeast corner?
Two in the 94134…
…and one in the 94124:
What’s that? You spent all your money sponsoring that drugged-up cyclist? All right, but this one is not going to go down well…
See the entire “Expanded Access study list” for California after the jump.
OMG, Here’s Your New S.F. Condo for $150k! It’s “Fillmore Park” (nee 1345 Turk) – Available Fall 2011Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Don’t miss the May 14th, 2011 Informational Workshop:
Contact: Linda Harrison, Fillmore Park Sales & Marketing Team
Saturday May 14, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
African American Cultural Center
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
See you there! Deets below.
Cahill Contractors is still working on it, under the pouring sun yesterday:
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All the deets, as of last year:
How would you like to become landed gentry for less than what you’re paying to rent a studio in the Tenderloin? Well, then get on over to 1345 Turk.com, where it’ll soon be on like Donkey Kong.
Imagine living right near all the those new nightlife spots on Fillmore – and you’d be less than 400 yards from Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies.
There might be a lottery involved, but you can’t win if you don’t play…
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Be sure to invite me over for a BBQ after you get settled in!
And just look at the artwork they have! I call this crop “Andre the Giant walks to his red SAAB 900”
1345 Turk Street offers thirty-two affordable new homes for first-time homebuyers, specifically working families and individuals earning between 70 and 100% of Area Medium Income.
Flats and townhouses with outdoor patios ring a private landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet community just a block from the bustling Fillmore District and walking distance to shopping, entertainment and transportation.
The project is part of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s Limited Equity Program, which seeks to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for San Franciscans.
1345 TURK STREET PROPOSED PROJECT SCHEDULE
Project Awarded to MSPDI April 2007
Community Design Presentation December 2007 – January 2008
Approval of Schematic Design by Redevelopment Agency Commission February 2008
Design Development and Construction Documents Begin Summer 2009
Conditional Use Granted by Planning Department January 2010
Design Completes February 2010
Developer Enters into a Development and Disposition Agreement
with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency February 2010
Project Bidding and Permitting March 2010
Neighborhood Construction Job Outreach Begins June 2010
Construction Starts July 2010
Project Information Workshops Summer 2010- Spring 2011
Project Outreach to Certificate Holders Spring – Summer 2010
Buyer Preparation and Homeownership Workshops Summer 2010- Spring 2011
Buyer Lottery Summer 2011
Construction Completes December 2011
Project Move-In January – March 2012
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis J Herrera is going after the owner / operator of 414 Mason, the site of the recent Union Square shootout that resulted in the death of German tourist Mechthild Schröer. (The SFPD is still working on this case – they were down in Fremont yesterday.)
Mr. Herrera is alleging that the August 8th party was illegal and overcrowded. All the deets are below.
San Francisco’s Happy Warrior, DJH:
Herrera initiates legal action against teen party venue in Union Square tourist shooting. Demand letter to owner, operator of rental space alleges Fire Code violations, unlawful business practices in ‘horrific incident’
SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 13, 2010) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera has taken a step toward suing the owner and operator of a Union Square venue where an illegal, overcrowded party for high school-aged youths last Sunday was marred by gunfire that injured two teens and took the life a German tourist.
Herrera’spre-litigation demand letter to Joseph Ursino, owner of the building at 414 Mason Street, and Curtis Matthews, who rented out the party space, alleges that the two face, “at a minimum, civil liability for violating the California Fire Code and for unlawful business practices.” Such violations can be punishable by fines and penalties as well as disgorgement of all profits related to the unlawful conduct. The letter sent this morning acknowledges that the City Attorney’s Office is also evaluating the potential liability of Labriette Collins, the event’s promoter.
“Because of the tragic circumstances and grave public safety concerns surrounding the event and how you and others managed it, I will seek full legal redress to affirm public confidence in laws intended to protect the safety of San Francisco’s residents and visitors,” Herrera’s letter states. “Vigorous enforcement of these laws is additionally essential to guarantee fair treatment to the vast majority of responsible entertainment business operators, who invest the care and expense necessary to abide by the law, and who comprise one of our City’s most important economic sectors.”
All the deets, and the demand letter itself, after the jump.