Stick it to the Man!
Seems a bit selfish to try to take street parking just for yourselves, Western Addition millionaires…
Two pit bulls came rushing up to him on the east side, and when our walker asked the owner to call the dogs away, she became extremely aggressive and told our walker, “With one word, my dogs could kill you.”
Sounds credible to me.
And here’s your takeaway:
If you see this woman & her dogs, it’s best to walk away. She clearly has no interest in being a good neighbor.
Aggressive dog owners, you might think that you have a friend in Supervisor Scott Wiener and if you all keep giving him money, you’re probably correct, but not everybody in town is a weak-willed politician. A lot of people in town don’t like you.
So straighten up and fly right, why not?
(Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That.)
This has been a remarkable change, over the past half-decade.
You see them, all over the place, every day, coming and going, taking photos of buildings, looking at maps, asking where “the Seven Ladies” are, asking where the “Full House house” is, and rolling luggage up and down the street, you know, that kind of thing.
Sometimes I don’t know if they’re Airbnb people, but other times, like this time, it’s easy to tell:
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I don’t have a generalized beef against tourists – that makes me different from the typical Western Addition NIMBY.
In any event, this is what Airbnb looks like IRL on the street.
Well, here it is, an actual real 8-page newspaper “serving Cole Valley, Alamo Square, Hayes Valley and the Haights” – it’s the brand-new HAtCHBeat, Issue One*
Now meet Liz Fedak, Publisher.
Somebody who tried something like this a little while back was Eve Batey. Her online-only effort didn’t work out.
And speaking of online-only, Hoodline (mostly covering “Divisadero, Hayes Valley, Lower Haight, Upper Haight,” mostly) comes to mind as there’s a lot of overlap there. Liz has carved out an area that we can call District 5 Less The Inner Sunset.
Who’s taken notice already? How about D5 Supervisor London Breed** with her City Hall column and SFPD Park Station Captain Gregory Corrales with his Police Beat?
And add to that an alphabet soup of SFGov departments, including advertisers with big ads such as the Department of Elections and the SF Public Library.
Check it out if you can. You’ll see a bit about Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic (1988-2013) that takes a decidedly anti-RPD position.
That was the wind-up, now here’s the pitch:
“Do you have interest in writing, photography or videography? Whether you have experience or not, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.”
Leaving you with the categories to be covered:
Business + Money — HATCH Beat
Parenting — HATCH Beat
Profiles — HATCH Beat
Community — HATCH Beat
Calendar — HATCH Beat
Pets — HATCH Beat
Food + Drink — HATCH Beat
Police Blotter — HATCH Beat
Entertainment — HATCH Beat
Bon courage, HAtCHBeat!
Be afraid, NIMBYs.
Be very, very afraid.
And make sure to inventory every slight you experience this Sunday and then repeat all of them to everybody you know for the the following two weeks so that everybody can now how you, the poor millionaire homeowner, has suffered uniquely owing to this street party what existed long before you were even born.
And just look at it – it’s pointed right towards you! Arrrgh!
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Enjoy your cellphone tower, Western Addition.
So let’s see here, for whom is this video?
Is it for tourists and people who lived in town for less than three weeks? Well, it has something to do with the Gannett Co. Inc The Bold Italic so the answer’s gotta be YES.
We’re selling Chevys here so that’s why the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid is featured so heavily of course, but who drives the one block from Alamo Square to the touristy part of Divisadero? Is this real life?
Oh, and here are two relevant terms I happened to have learned in this particular decade, so they’re kind of new terms for things that have been around for a while:
1. Vocal Fry Register
2. Upper Thigh Gap (“Hey, stand in front of this white thing for contrast, or better yet, let’s put this white card right here, you know, temporarily, for contrast.” Is that how this worked?)
Hey Gannett, when are you going to make money in San Francisco, you know, to generate taxes to pay back the losses you’ve claimed on your ridiculous venture?
Just asking, corporate overlords.
Instead of doing this crap, why not do something real? This video shows why you’re a joke, The Bold Italic