Here’s the east end, with the McKinley Statue surrounded by traffic:
Posts Tagged ‘baker’
The Avenue Drive: Recalling the Time When You Could Drive Right Through the Middle of the Golden Gate Park PanhandleTuesday, August 19th, 2014
Know Better Your Obscure Public Parks: The Two-Star-Rated Cow Hollow Playground – It Looks Like Somebody’s BackyardThursday, July 10th, 2014
Here it is, at Miley and Baker near Greenwich, San Francisco, CA 94123 - Marina/Cow Hollow.
Here’s the review:
“Place is hidden & small. Typically overcrowded (mainly due to size), but also a nice oasis in the sea of the city.”
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Now you Know Better Your Obscure Public Parks.
Snoop Dog + Joe Montana + Willie Brown + MC Hammer + Ronnie Lott + Diana Nyad + Airbnb = “No Guns Allowed” CampaignThursday, May 29th, 2014
Snoop Youth Football League? News to me.
Plus, an “auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings?”
Tonight’s soiree should be quite an event.
All the deets:
“MEDIA ADVISORY: SNOOP DOGG, JOE MONTANA, RON CONWAY, DR. ROBERT “BIKO” BAKER & MORE COME TOGETHER TO DISCUSS GUN VIOLENCE
Leaders from Tech, Music, Sports, and Politics Support “No Guns Allowed”
Program at SF Press Conference on May 29
Special Guests Include Mayor Willie Brown, MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, Swimmer Diana Nyad and more
San Francisco, CA - May 28, 2014 - Entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, NFL Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana, sf.citi founder Ron Conway and Executive Director, League of Young Voters Education Fund, Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, will be the featured hosts at a May 29th benefit to raise money and awareness of the “No Guns Allowed” campaign. Other special guests to attend include former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, recording artist MC Hammer, Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott, swimmer Diana Nyad, and more.
The evening will be kicked off by a press conference discussing gun violence solutions, followed by a live auction of Snoop Dogg’s paintings and other exclusive items to benefit both the “No Guns Allowed” initiative and the Snoop Youth Football League.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
DON’T MISS THIS! – Short “Oak Street Bicycle Red Light” Video – People Behaving Badly, Stanley RobertsFriday, May 9th, 2014
I’m a little too close to this one, so I wasn’t sure if this kind of thing would be People Behaving Badly-worthy.
Well, obvs, it is now:
I don’t know how intentional the Great Oak Street Airlock is, you know, how the lights are poorly timed for traffic on Oak but also poorly-timed for cyclists using the Panhandle bike path to get on to Oak and beyond. I suspect that “teaching drivers a lesson” about how they shouldn’t be driving might be involved, but it also could be incompetence/neglect.
Speaking of which, just try to find a street sign what says “Baker” at Oak and Baker these days. Shouldn’t like SFGov like care enough about tourists ‘n stuff to like put up just one fucking street sign at an intersection? Yes, but it’s been this way for months. (If I were Ron Conway AND if I cared enough I could make a one-minute phone call to get the wheels rolling on the let’s-give-Baker-street-signs-what-say-Baker-street project, but I’m not so oh well.)
McKinley Statue Update: Fenceless and Defenseless, Graffiti Attacks Continue – Nevertheless, It’s a Meeting PlaceFriday, May 2nd, 2014
If you want to learn yourself about the William McKinley statue and the Golden Gate Park East End Girls and Boys who hang out at the eastern end of GGP, click here.
What do you see in this photo? Are you a realtor* who sees the graffiti or are you a dirty hippie who sees other hippies hanging out after riding their bikes?
(I see both, actually. And I don’t have any objections to the current situation, not being a NIMBY or a real estate broker myself.)
Anyway, local real estate interests and the silverbacks at RPD still want their damn “period-specific” fence to keep out the dirty dirty hippies and their spay paint cans.
I don’t know how you can look at this illustration and not chuckle, but they were serious about this.
Hey, RPD and the arts people, can you think of another solution?
*Lower case “r,” always.
Here’s the Proof that the Real Estate Interests of the 94117 Have Given Up on the Mickinley Statue Fence in the PanhandleThursday, March 6th, 2014
I’ll tell you, I don’t know why local real estate interests have such sway over what goes on in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle, but that’s the way things are.
These days, the Eye of Sauron has fixed its gaze upon the east end, upon the McKinley Statue. It wants “period-appropriate fencing” around the whole deal, like this:
As you might remember, there was a big push for The Fence last year, detailed here.
But if you’re trying to get popular support for an iron fence, you have to leave the graffiti on and not even try to clean things up until you get your goddam fence, right?
So the above shows how things looked in the autumn of 2013. I allege that the people who wanted (and still want!) the fence decided to not clean things up in order to better make the case for the fence.
Anywho, the fence concept got put on the back burner late last year, obvs, so this is how the statue looks these days, more or less:
On It Goes…
Dawn Patrol: The SFPD Rousting Bleary-Eyed, Bicycle-Thieving Hippies at 6 AM in Golden Gate Park, 94117Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
This is what it looks like, in the middle of the Panhandle halfway betwixt Fell and Oak, sometimes, when Park Station goes on we-own-the-night Dawn Patrol:
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SFPD Crown Vic radio cars do OK driving on the grass, until it gets too muddy in there.
Look out, sleepy hippies!
Postulation: The People Who Want a Fence Around the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Have Stopped Cleaning Up Its GraffitiTuesday, November 26th, 2013
You see, because they’re wanting to make the case for putting up a fence, right?
So, it’s better to leave the graffiti up until our City Family gets what it wants, right?
We’re through the looking glass, people!