The Golden Gate Park tent patrol definitely works on weekends:
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Here it is now. Pretty sweet, huh?
Pretty sweet indeed, but it makes Trouble Coffee & Coconuts appear as if it’s souther than it really is.
How about this instead? I mean SF pretty much already appears to be a hunk of $4 toast from the get-go, right? We’re basically a 7×7 square with a bight taken out of the northwest corner.* That’s correct, Gentle Readers, the unprotected bay at Lands End is called the San Francisco Bight. That sounds just like “bite,” right?
It’s also where the Four Dollar Toast Founder hangs out, more or less. Check it out, from This American Life:
“John Gravois tells the story of a potentially annoying San Francisco food trend: artisanal toast. John explains how, in fact, the trend’s origins are very down to earth, and more heroic than annoying. John wrote a version of this story for Pacific Standard magazine, where he is an editor. (17 minutes)food/drinks/cooking John Gravois
Anyway, just a suggestion. Thank you, drive through.
*This bight is why SF isn’t actually 49 square miles. Add everything up from the Farallon Islands to the small chunk of Alameda Island(!) that’s actually SF County, and we’re at 46.something square miles.
We’ll see how it goes.
But you might need to prepare yourself for more of this:
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Here it is, from a the guy who wants to replace District One Supervisor Eric Mar.
JOIN THE SFCTA AND SFMTA FOR A GEARY CORRIDOR
BUS RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT UPDATE!
The Geary Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project is a cost-effective way to improve bus service and enhance street conditions for Geary from Downtown to the Outer Richmond. Based on community input and ongoing technical evaluation, the project team is identifying a staff-recommended alternative for initial feedback.
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)
1840 Sutter Street
Thursday, January 30, 6:00–8:00 PM
The Transportation Authority is leading the environmental study, in partnership with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The Study Team and other public agencies are working collaboratively with the Geary BRT Citizens Advisory Comittee (GCAC), as well as inviting public participation through community meetings.
Wow, the SFMTA certainly seems to know where you all are parking your RV’s for overnight stays on the streets of San Francisco.
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You’ll have to find new places to park pretty soon. (I can already guess at the new places where all the urban campers are going to go.)
And here’s the gritty nitty from the SFMTA itself - Oversize Vehicle Overnight Parking Restriction Pilot Evaluation and Recommendations
All the deets:
“CITY and COUNTY of SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Order # 5216
FOR PUBLIC HEARING
The Sustainable Streets Division of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, in Room 416 (Hearing Room 4), City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102, to consider the following proposals:
A. Sunset District
37th Avenue, west side, between Ortega Street and Rivera Street
39th Avenue, east side, between Quintara Street and Rivera Street
41st Avenue, east side, between Ortega Street and Quintara Street
Lakeshore Drive, both sides, between Lake Merced Boulevard and Sloat Boulevard
Lincoln Way, south side, between 36th Avenue and 37th Avenue
Ortega Street, south side, between 37th Avenue and 41st Avenue
Quintara Street, north side, between 39th Avenue and 40th Avenue
Quintara Street, both sides, between 40th Avenue and 41st Avenue
Rivera Street, north side, between 37th Avenue and 39th Avenue
Junipero Serra Boulevard, both sides, between Portola Drive and 19th Avenue
B. Mission District
15th Street, south side, between Folsom Street and Harrison Street
16th Street, both sides, between Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue
17th Street, both sides, between Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue
17th Street, both sides, between Folsom and Harrison Streets
18th Street, both sides, between Harrison Street and Potrero Avenue
18th Street, south side, between Church Street and Dolores Street
20th Street, north side, between Church Street and Dolores Street
Alabama Street, both sides, between 19th Street and 20th Street
Dolores Street, west side, between 18th Street and 20th Street
Harrison Street, both sides, between 16th Street and 18th Street
Florida Street, both sides, between 16th Street and 20th Street
Folsom Street, east side, between 15th Street and 16th Street
Treat Avenue, both sides, between 16th Street and 18th Street
C. Haight/Panhandle Neighborhoods
Baker Street, west side, between Fell Street and Oak Street
Fell Street, south side, between Baker Street and Stanyan Street
Oak Street, north side, between Baker Street and Stanyan Street
D. Potrero Hill Area
15th Street, both sides, between Vermont Street and San Bruno Avenue
17th Street, both sides, between Mississippi Street and De Haro Street
Alameda Street, both sides, between Bryant Street and Vermont Street
Arkansas Street, both sides, between 16th Street and Mariposa Street
Carolina Street, both sides, between 16th Street and Mariposa Street
Connecticut Street, both sides, between 16th Street and 17tStreet
Division Street, both sides, between 9th Street and Dore Street
Mariposa St, north side, between Carolina and Arkansas Street
Missouri Street, both sides, between 16th Street and Mariposa Street
San Bruno Avenue, both sides, between Mariposa and Division Street
Texas Street, both sides, between 17th Street and Mariposa Street
Wisconsin Street, both sides, between 16th Street and 17th Street
E. Bernal Heights
Appleton Avenue, north side, between Holly Park Circle and Patton Street
Elsie Street, west side, between Holly Park Circle and Santa Marina Street
Holly Park Circle, park side (park perimeter)
F. Western Addition
Post Street, north side, between Scott Street and Steiner Street
G. Excelsior / Outer Mission
Alemany Boulevard, east side, between Onondaga Avenue and Seneca Avenue
Alemany Boulevard, both sides, between Naglee Avenue and Lawrence Avenue
Edinburgh Street, west side, between Persia Avenue and Russia Avenue
Geneva Avenue, north side, between Moscow Street and Brookdale Avenue
Madrid Street, east side, between Persia Avenue and Russia Avenue
Moscow Street, east side, between France Avenue and Geneva Avenue
Russia Avenue, north side, between Edinburg Avenue and Madrid Avenue
Clement Street, north side, between 33rd Avenue and 45th Avenue
Clement Street, south side, between 36th Avenue and 38th Avenue
I. Southeast / Dogpatch
Illinois Street, both sides, between 16th Street and 24th Street
Innes Avenue, both sides, between Arelious Walker Drive and Donahue Street
Minnesota Street, both sides, between 23rd Street and 25th Street
Tennessee Street, both sides, between Tubbs Street and 25th Street
19th Street, both sides, between Indiana Street and 3rd St
23rd Street, both sides, between Indiana Street and 3rd Street
24th Street, both sides, between Minnesota Street and eastern terminus (Warm Water
Here’s the story from famous Akit:
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Sunday Sunday Sunday:
Clement St. Grand Opening!
Agricultural Institute of Marin is partnering with the Clement Street Merchants Association to bring the Inner Richmond San Francisco’s newest farmers market! Beginning June 23rd, join us every Sunday from 9am to 2pm, on Clement Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues, year-round, for what promises to be a great Sunday morning destination for foodies and families alike.
Read the news and turn the pages:
“Lord knows that Sundays at that part of Clement can be a bit depressing, what with infrequent bus service, a number of empty parking spaces, and lots and lots of closed storefronts abutting a handful of thriving businesses.”
For lease, for rent, “retirement sale,” going out of business sale, and on and on:
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Tell me how it goes.
Oh look, from District One Supe Eric Mar:
“Thank you to Peter Lauterborn from my office, the Clement Street Merchants Assn, Argonne Community Garden, Peabody elementary school PTA, Argonne elementary school PTO and many others for working with the great folks from Marin Agricultural Institute to organize our community farmer’s market! We are working hard to make it family friendly, and thanks to Foggy Notion, Seed Store, ParkLife, Green Apple, Cumaica Coffee House and Giorgio’s Pizzeria and other businesses too for helping to make this successful! [Signed] Eric Mar, District 1 Supervisor. If you have any suggestions or questions – contact Peter at 415-554-7411 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org“
And “youthful” (I mean, his relatively short Wiki entry uses the term 14 times, right?) aide Peter Lauterborn speaks his piece here.
The thing is is that some businesses on 3rd Avenue, where a couple block will get shut down weekly, don’t seem to be aware of the CSFM.
The Sloat Garden Center for one:
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I myself have no particular beef with the new farmer’s market* but I cry foul at the SFMTA-type, everybody’s-a-winner, everybody-supports-this-new-thing, just-wait-until-you-see-the-transformation-of-the-Inner-Richmond style of campaign behind it.
Anyway, Lord knows that Sundays at that part of Clement can be a bit depressing, what with infrequent bus service, a number of empty parking spaces, and lots and lots of closed storefronts abutting a handful of thriving businesses.
(One assumes that most customers of the 3rd Avenue Burger King and Sloat Gardens will figure another way of getting to and fro asides from approaching from the north.)
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*Indeed, I just might visit. Actually, I was out yesterday taking King and Messiah for a walk to a bakery on 3rd very near Clement.
Here’s the background on the soon-to-come CSFM.
And this is from Eric Mar’s office last week:
“This is the “youthful” Peter Lauterborn form Supervisor Mar’s office. Glad to see the market being covered.
The date has been pushed back, but only because of scheduling needs. The MTA has been very supportive of the project and it is currently projected to start June 23rd after the ISCOTT hearing on 6/13.
The reroute is just 7 blocks total, the existing merchants are very supportive of the project, and we have had well over 100 letters of support come into our office. We feel very good about this project. (The only issue has been with the bouncy house, which was really just an example from other markets and that’s been scrapped already.)
But if people have specific concerns they should feel free to email or call my direct line. Of course we want to mitigate any inconveniences to people.
And here’s the new flyer – this one’s more complete and less mysterious than the optimistic original
And this is the vary latest, from the Eric Mar newsletter:
The Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) is managing the proposed market. AIM is primarily an educational non-profit which uses its six large, diverse markets to help fulfill their mission. The food options would include both organic and conventional seasonal produce, bakers, meat and dairy, and even local artisans. Their markets have a wide range of price points and accept EBT cards (aka food stamps).
This street closure will be voted on at an upcoming meeting of the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT).
ISCOTT Hearing: Thursday June 13 at 9AM, 1 South Van Ness
If you can’t attend in person and want to send a letter of support, or you have any other questions or comments, please contact Peter Lauterborn in my office atPeter.Lauterborn@sfgov.org or 415.554.7411“