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*Who has a campaign against plastic bottles.
(So, you still can’t upload ten-minute-plus videos to YouTube? News to me.)
Anyway, last night’s SFPD Community Meeting on Broadway featured Supervisor David Chiu second-guessing the split-second actions of the SFPD and laundry-listing his obliquely-related legislation, pretty much. Oh, and also Aaron Peskin, who sounded like he knows what he’s talking about.
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IMO, David Chiu looked like the Man from Mars, plopped down into North Beach.
Give me a chance to get (or find) something online so I can tell you about this.
This is the machine pistol the SFPD just took away from a drug dealer on Broadway near Columbus Saturday morning:
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And this is a small billboard for rapper TECH N9NE a couple blocks away near Stockton:
(And last night’s SFPD press conference was one block further up Broadway…)
I can’t imagine it makes sense to carry a TEC-9 around the Streets of San Francisco, so I’m forced to conclude that people get them because the name sounds bad-ass.
The name sounds bad-ass owing to the 101 California shootings of 1993 - that’s when this gun took off, fame-wise.
(Here’s your TEC-9 hard at work.)
Anyway, I think we probably have too many of these items on the streets, just saying…
No matter, they’re having a meeting about Saturday morning’s shooting on Monday night, September 19th, 2011. (Is there a “community” what’s upset or something? Not sure.)
Hey, maybe BART can do one of these meetings a few days after they kill their next passenger? There’s an idea…
All the deets:
“SFPD Involved in Officer Involved Shooting
On September 17, 2011 at 2:16 AM, San Francisco Police Officers were involved in a shooting on the 400 block of Broadway.
Officers were working a uniformed foot-beat assignment near Broadway and Kearny when they detained a person they believed matched the description of a wanted suspect and whom they believed was engaged in a narcotics transaction.
After a brief contact with the officers, the suspect fled on foot. While being pursued by officer’s the suspect reached into his waist area, pulled out a “machine pistol” type of firearm fully loaded with one round in the chamber and twenty-one rounds in the magazine and pointed it at one of the officers. The officer discharged his firearm once at the suspect. The suspect dropped his firearm and was taken into custody.
The suspect was not hit by the officer’s bullet. However, an adult male and an adult female bystander were struck. The male bystander suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left leg and the female bystander sustained a wound to the upper right thigh. Both were transported to San Francisco General Hospital where they were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.
The Broadway Corridor is a popular nightlife and entertainment district heavily populated on weekend nights. While it is still unclear why the suspect was armed, the presence of such a weapon, and his willingness to point it at uniformed police officers, made him a significant threat to the public as well as the officers.
The suspect was identified as Jesus Paredes Rodriguez, age 20, of San Pablo, California. He is currently being held in San Francisco County Jail for assault charges and weapons violations.
This incident is being investigated by the San Francisco Police Homicide Detail, which investigates all officer involved shootings, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Internal Affairs Division (Officer Involved Shooting Team) and the Office of Citizen’s Complaints.
A community meeting will be held at the Jean Parker Elementary School, located at 840 Broadway on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 6:30PM.”
Se you there, maybe.
* “Machine pistol,” really? Make? Model? I gots to know. I hope it was a Micro Uzi – that’d make an impressive show-and-tell prop at a press conference. Here’s one used for fishing, to show you what it’s like.
How many hills do you know of what come with their own Yelp entry?
You ought to get on up there sometime to check it out:
“Hill 88 is a wild ghost town in the sky, hidden way up high in the Marin Headlands. It’s on Wolf Ridge, between Fort Cronkhite/Rodeo Beach and Tennessee Valley. You can barely see it from below, and it’s nothing like most of the old little rusty lifeless bunker sites. This is a crazy Cold War mega-complex teeming with tons of crows dancing in the whipping wind above huge expanses of the bay and SF. It’s part of the old Nike Missile program, officially SF-88C. Was apparently the radar and control center (aka the IFC, or Integrated Fire Control area) of the Nike Missile launch site that’s further down the hill to the east.”
So, those are some of the remnants of Project Nike on top of now-flattened Hill 88 in the foreground along with the three peaks of Mount Tam (with the West Peak also flattened by the Air Force) in the background.
As seen from San Francisco:
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Now, you Know Better Your Marin County.
This new old-looking sign is now up, so one can only conclude that the closed C&M Bar is about to reopen as Beachside at 4300 Judah, way out there on 48th Avenue:
See? Looks as if it’s been there forever.
GrubStreet has all the the deets that are to be had at this point.
Here’s the reverse angle next to the N Judah turnaround:
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Bon courage, Beachside!
NASA just posted a photo from the last Space Shuttle flight. It’s big, like 4000 pixels.
Here are some annotations. (The white line is the mighty San Andreas fault.)
Click to expand.“This image featuring the San Francisco Bay area was recorded with a still camera using a 180-mm lens by one of the Expedition 26 crew members aboard the International Space Station, flying 220 miles above Earth.”
And here’s the plain version at 1800 pixels:
Well that’s it, no more surfing at Stinson Beach this week due to the recent sighting of a 8-10 foot great white shark.
But THIS is a far better Stinson Beach shark sighting, one from 2008, don’t you think? Compare the size of the birds with the size of the fish:
Now, speaking of sharks, this one isn’t, I don’t think:
(Nice shot, though.)
Anywho, didn’t realize that the spotting of a three-yard fishy could shut down a Marin County beach for a week.
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News to me…