I hadn’t realized the concentration of businesses on this stretch of Balboa until I saw this giant sign:
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SFGov Embraces the Term UNITY As If We Were North Korea – HANC Recycling —> “CommUNITY Gardens?” – And “Unity Plaza?”Thursday, August 20th, 2015
What’s this, GOLDEN GATE PARK COMMUNITY GARDENS?
Is this a joke?
Gentle Reader, check out this recent bit from Calvin Welch in Tim Redmond’s 48 Hills to see how much UNITY there was in getting rid of the recycling center.
So that’s STRIKE ONE.
And what of this, also in the news yesterday:
“Unity Plaza” brings “communities and city leaders together under one roof.” The Unity Plaza, named through a partnership with the community…
So it’ll be something like, “Meet me at Unity Plaza, where San Franciscans and our City Family are as One, Comrade.” (And then Comrade Two will be all, “Oh, you mean Balboa BART? C U THERE, All Hail Our Dear Leader.”)
And there’s your STRIKE TWO.
That’s it, it’s TWO STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT.
Let me tell you, if your political faction has 55%-60% of the electorate, then that’s like the OPPOSITE of UNITY, in’nt?
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Better Know Your Middle Richmond District: The All-Brick “First Slavic Baptist Church” at 1300 Balboa Near Park PresidioTuesday, November 11th, 2014
Oh, so that’s what that is:
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A not very Richmond District-looking building…
San Francisco Named Balboa Street to Honor a Man Famous for Killing LGBTs in Central America – Why Not Change It?Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Balboa Park, Balboa 31X, Balboa Street – there are lots of examples.
Now let’s check and see what Vasco Núñez de Balboa did to be so honored.
Oh, here it is:
Balboa setting his dogs upon Indian practitioners of male love (1594) The Spanish invader Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1475-1519) shown in Central America with his troops, presiding over the execution of Indians, whom he ordered eaten alive by the war dogs for having practiced male love. New York Public Library, Rare Book Room, De Bry Collection, New York.
Oh and we honor Funston too?
How to NIMBY in the Inner Richmond: King Sing Restaurant is Dead But Yuubi is Coming – Your Protest Period Ends SoonWednesday, November 9th, 2011
Well here’s the sitch over at 501 Balboa at Sixth Avenue in the Inner Richmond.
It’s the former poorly rated King Sing Fine Dining Chinese Cuisine & Wine Bar.
He’s dead, Jim:
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But here comes the replacement, Yuubi Japanese Restaurant:
Now, ss we all know, NIMBY’s and similar monsters aren’t born, they’re created, created by NIMBY-friendly rules and regulations.
You know, by stuff like this.
So have at it. You have ’til the end of the month to whine about one restaurant replacing another restaurant two football fields away from your fog-enshrouded, Prop 13-subsidized hovel.
Start up a group, why not? Call it the Inner Richmond Busybodies, or something. Say stuff like, “I’m the President of the IRBB and…”
Now that’s how you NIMBY in the 415.
All the deets, after the jump.
Justin Ryan Beck is Back! OccupySF = Hippie, Cop, Nervous Pup, Hipster, Black Power Salute, MUNI 1057 (Cincinnati, 1948)Monday, October 31st, 2011
Famous San Francisco street photographer Justin Beck has bounced back from losing his camera on the mean Streets of San Francisco, looks like. He’s got another Nikon to work with so that’s nice.
Check it, a canary yellow streetcar.
Is this an album cover?
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Poor pooch. Daijoobu, daijobu. Gambate!
Sup. Eric Mar and Police Chief Greg Suhr Will Host Community Meeting Re: Today’s Homicide in the RichmondMonday, October 3rd, 2011
Here’s the news about today’s homicide from Mike Aldax:
“Police Chief Greg Suhr came to the crime scene. He will hold a community meeting about the incident Tuesday at the Richmond Recreation Center at 251 18th Ave. The meeting is set for [October 4th, 2011 at] 6:30 p.m.“
This is the now-standard community meeting that’s been promised for each and every SFPD officer-involved shooting.
And, per Eric Mar‘s office, our District One Supervisor will be on hand to ask and answer questions.
[UPDATE, October 4th, 2011
Please join me in attending a Police Community meeting tonight. Yesterday morning at 7:30am, Richmond Station officers responded to a call of a stabbing on the 600 block of Funston Street. Officers encountered a wounded victim outside the home and was told the suspect was still inside. As they entered the home they found an elderly woman with life threatening injuries and began to render aid. The suspect, armed with two knives charged at the officers and an Officer Involved Shooting occurred. The incident is being investigated. Both the elderly woman and the suspect died from their injuries.
A community meeting will be held tonight, October 4, 2011, and Police Chief Greg Suhr will address concerns and answer questions about the incident. The meeting will be held at the Richmond Rec Center located at 251 18th Avenue, between California and Clement Sts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 4, 2011.
And see what the SFPD has to say, below.
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“Officer Involved Shooting at the 600 blk of Funston Ave.
Posted Date: 10/3/2011
On October 3, 2011 at approximately 7:18 a.m., San Francisco Police responded to a call of a stabbing at the 600 block of Funston Ave. Officers and paramedics arrived on the scene and discovered a 78 year old Chinese male victim in front of the residence bleeding profusely. The victim suffered a stab wound to his hand and forearm.
Officers and paramedics immediately rendered medical aid in attempt to control the bleeding. The officers continued up the stairway where they found a 78 year old Chinese female victim with what the officers believed to be life threatening stab wounds to the body. As officers were trying to pull the victim to safety and get medical treatment for the female victim, they were confronted by a 44 year old Chinese male suspect.
The suspect had two knives as he advanced towards the officers. One officer used an Extended Range Impact Weapon (ERIW) in an effort to subdue the suspect. The ERIW proved to be ineffective. A cover officer discharged his firearm on the advancing suspect and stopped the deadly threat. Officers continued to search the house for additional suspects and victims and found a 50 year old Chinese female hiding in the back of the house inside a locked bedroom, she was uninjured.
All victims and suspect are related. The suspect was the son of both 78 year old victims, and the uninjured female found by officers at the scene, was the sister of the suspect.
At approximately, 9:39 a.m. the suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 78 year old female victim was also pronounced dead a few minutes later at the hospital at 9:41 a.m
This is an active ongoing police investigation by the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Detail, Internal Affairs Division, District Attorney’s Office, and the Office of Citizens Complaints.
There will be a community meeting pertaining to the officer involved shooting tomorrow, October 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Location will be at the Richmond Recreational Center at 251 18th Ave between Clement and California.”
Officer-Involved shooting: A Bloody Scene in Front of 636 Funston Avenue, in the Normally-Quiet Richmond DistrictMonday, October 3rd, 2011
Somebody was dragging somebody or something, as you can see:
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Is Chief Suhr going to call for a community meeting with District One Supervisor Eric Mar? (Apparently, it’s his policy* to do that kind of thing after each SFPD officer-involved shooting, whether it’s needed or not.)
*You know who could use that policy? The BART Police, that’s who.**
** The worst police you’ll encounter in the 415:
Famous San Francisco Street Photographer Justin Ryan Beck Gets Camera Stolen From His Hands at Arguello and BalboaFriday, July 22nd, 2011
Do you know how much bad art we pay for? I mean, there’s lots and lots of (government-funded and government-mandated) bad art around town, let me tell you.
OTOH, popular photographer Justin Ryan Beck does his good art, his street photography, for free for one and all – isn’t that nice?
Or least it was nice, until yesterday, when the digital camera he was using got stolen out of his hands in the Richmond District at four-something PM in the afternoon:
“I’m OK but was just robbed at the corner of Arguello and Balboa. Talked to cops. Time for a new camera I guess. :/”
Here’s his last photo. It appears he’ll be on a break for a while.
How can we get a DSLR, preferably a new Nikon along with a wide anglish lens or two, back into the hands of JRB, you know, where it rightfully belongs?