Posts Tagged ‘Arizmendi’

Bold Move: SF Business Times Prints Shame List of “Restaurants with High-Risk Health Code Violations”

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Seems a long time ago now, but back eight years the spouse of a County Supervisor had this to say:

“To those mother fuckers at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association: FUCK YOU!”

And I thought, what an odd thing to say, but yeah, I can see where that comes from.

(Here’s just one example – this place is a member. Like, it even gets promoted by the GGRA.)

Anyway, the GGRA spends its time doing things like lobbying against simple letter grades for restaurants, ala San Diego. Which is funny, because posting simple letter grades up front has lots of benefits – like it lowers food poisoning incidents at ER’s in the surrounding area and other good stuff like that. Check it:

“A 2003 study by two economists [Yay, Stanfoo!] found that after letter grades were introduced in Los Angeles, there was a 20 percent decline in hospital admissions for food-borne illness.

But the SF Bidness Times, well, the people there must bump into officers of the GGRA all the time. And yet here it is, the SFBT now has a naughty list a mile long.

Here’s part of it – let’s start with the beginning of the alphabet

Arizmendi Bakery
1331 9th Ave.
08/28/2014: Unclean hands or improper use of gloves (Score: 73)

Ouch. If I were Arizmendi, I’d spend more time striving to get a triple digit score and less time working on buying a “parklet” from the City.

And hey, who’s in charge of AT&T these days? Is it Olympian Larry Baer? I think so:

AT&T – Cable Car Bar (Promenade) [146520]
24 Willie Mays Plaza
09/14/14: No hot water or running water (Score: 93)

AT&T – Say Hey Sausage-Room 5319 [145157]
24 Willie Mays Plaza 5.15.01
09/14/14: High-risk food holding temperature (Score: 93)

AT&T Park – Food Cart
24 Willie Mays Plaza
09/14/14: Sewage or wastewater contamination (Score: 93)

AT&T Park – Garden Table Stand
24 Willie Mays Plaza
09/14/14: High-risk food holding temperature (Score: 93)

AT&T PARK – Gotham Kitchen
24 Wilie Mays Plaza
09/14/14: Unclean or unsanitary food contact surfaces (Score: 91)

AT&T PARK – Hearth Table Stand
24 Willie Mays Plaza
09/14/14: High-risk food holding temperature (Score: 93)

And yet, all the scores appear to be similar? I’m sure there’s a reason for that, but I don’t know the reason. (Are some of these violations no biggee? I don’t know. Which violations are important and which are less so? IDK.)

There’s lots I don’t understand about how SFGov does it restaurant health grading. Oh well.

Hey SFGov, can we get simple, effective letter grades posted out front, ala San Diego? Oh no, you just don’t feel like it? Oh what’s that, the GGRA doesn’t want you do it so you won’t?

OK fine.

Will Nobody Object to the Proposed Howard Ryan – Arizmendi Bakery Parklet on Ninth Avenue?

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Apparently, there’ll be a hearing this month about the proposed Arizmendi Bakery Parklet on Ninth Avenue.

Some people in the ‘hood aren’t enamored of this deal, not exactly sure why. Seems as if the big area NIMBY group is on board, anyway.

Via N Judah Chronicles / Greg Dewar:

We’ll just have to wait and see…

A Crowd of 50 Shows for the First SF Parks Town Hall Meeting – Rec Centers, Income Generation and Community Engagement

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The Neighborhood Parks Council held a Town Hall this morning at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

Here’s what one person thinks about it, anyway:

Truthisoutofstyle

The current rapid pace direction of the Rec & Park Dept. towards “self sustainability” is leading towards all properties – parks, clubhouses etc. to becoming possible if not increased revenue producers. The looming gloom scenario of next years budget “crisis” will serve as a leverage platform to initiate, promote and policy shape further commercialization, privatization, and development of community resources regardless of the ongoing needs, wishes, history or integrity of our neighborhoods. This short sighted property development approach is becoming increasingly more damaging to both the immediate and longterm quality and nature of San Francisco living and is shameful in it’s political strategic fashion to continue to pit ourselves against each other.”

And here are some more shots, from Nancy McNally – looks like District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi made the scene as well.

A record of this meeting should be up sometime, somewhere, in November and there should be coverage at Mission Local sooner than that…

Les mise-en-scene:

Meredith Thomas hosted:

To be continued

Come for the Free Arizmendi Bakery, Stay for the First SF Parks Town Hall Meeting – Saturday, Oct 30 in Golden Gate Park

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of rules laid out for meetings at the Hall of Flowers lately, and you know, sometimes they stick and sometimes they don’t. Keep that in mind when you’re noshing on some Arizmendi at the first Neighborhood Parks Council Park Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 AM to Noon near 9th and Lincoln at the Hall of Flowers.

Check it:

MEETING GROUND RULES
We treat each other with respect, even when we disagree.
We stay on topic.
We intend to develop personal relationships to enhance trust and open communication.
We value constructive feedback. We will avoid being defensive and give feedback in a constructive manner.
We emphasize open and honest communication – there are no hidden agendas.
We de-personalize discussion of issues – no attacks on people.
One person talks at a time; there are no side discussions.
We turn off cell phones.
We arrive on time.
We end on time.

That’s what’s in store for you.

Or, you can rebel, as this fellow and a couple hundred others did not too long ago at a meeting to charge auslanders admission to Strybing Arboretum. (Good times.)

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Remember, the Neighborhood Parks Counsel isn’t the Department of Rec and Park, they’re just a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rec and Park or they just act like they’re a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rec and Park. We’ll find out tomorrow, I s’pose.

When they go, “I’m just a facilitator,” that’s when you’ll know.

Anyway, here’s your sked for tomorrow AM:

10:00 am Welcoming Remarks from Meredith Thomas, NPC Executive Director
How will this meeting work and how can you make sure your thoughts are captured?
10:05 am Recreation Centers
Clubhouses, Hours of Operation, The New Staff Model, etc.
What concerns, ideas or feedback to you have about recreation centers / clubhouses?
10:30 am Income and Revenue Generation
Subleases, Vendors, Permits, Events
Do you have good ideas about events or revenue generation? Concerns or feedback?
10:55 am Outreach and Community Engagement
Notification, Interaction, Tapping Into Park Group Networks
What are the best ways for RPD to communicate with you? How can you help with
outreach for your park? What kind of outreach is needed for major park issues, such as
a renovation, or for smaller issues like a minor repair?
11:20 am Open Discussion: All Recreation & Parks Topics Open for Discussion
What else is on your mind? Do you have a suggestion for a topic to spend more time
on at the next town hall meeting?
11:50 am Closing Remarks from Meredith Thomas, NPC Executive Director
Noon Adjourn

See you there!

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