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An Eye-Opening Lecture for Recreation and Parks Employees About the Importance of Not Driving On The GrassWednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Let’s take a peek through the open door:
The part of this lecture that I overheard appeared to do a good job about hammering home the rule about RPD workers not driving* park vehicles on the grass.
Here’s your context, from last year:
*There might be an exception if there’s also a spotter in the cab of the pickup, IDK.
Well it looks like the Upcoming Races Page at The Usual Suspects might need to get updated for District 9 because Uptown Almanac’s Kevin Montgomery declared himself a candidate for the Board of Supervisors on April 1, 2012:
I think his pro-cell phone reception platform will prove popular…
The unlicensed commercial dog walkers of leash-free Bernal Heights appear to be overwhelmed at times. Perhaps each one should have an assistant – that would seem fair. Of course, there’s talk about requiring liability insurance and limiting the number pooches per businessperson, up in Marin.
How many pooches can you Spot? Click to expand, they won’t bite:
Were there any doggies inside this unattended pickup? At least one, anyway.
The San Francisco 8 case regarding the death of John Victor Young in 1971 is now 87.5% finished, so only the fate of final defendant Francisco Torres remains undecided. (These legal proceedings seem to get more attention outside of San Francisco County than inside, so the average resident is still probably ignorant of what the term “SF8″ means.)
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It’s not easy getting a handle on things, based on what I’ve read. If the deputy AGs can establish a fingerprint match on a lighter, then what does that, by itself, prove about what Francisco Torres was actually doing on August 29, 1971?
To Be Continued…
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The More You Know…
Well it was on the Laughing Squid, so everybody knew about the 2008 Illegal Soapbox Derby atop San Francisco’s Bernal Hill. Not to be confused with the recent Red Bull event in Dolores Park last month, the illegal (possibly lacking a permit, and insurance, and…) Bernal Heights soap box derby has pleased one and all for years.
But then word came from from Mission Mission that that Recreation and Parks Rangers and San Francisco Police Department officers would be on hand to shut this mother down.
And so it was.
This racer had to back his rig away from last year’s starting gate, later closed altogether, under orders of an RPD Ranger:
Things were no different at the bottom of the hill, with these SFPD officers giving the bad news to organizers:
Genial sergeant Miller arrived to discuss matters with an organizer and respected neighborhood poobah Todd “First Class” Lappin, but any subsequent soapbox derbying on the hill was disorganized and fleeting:
So there you have it, no soap box today, at least at Bernal Heights Park there wasn’t.
See you next year?
There’s less than a month left until the big 2008 election in San Francisco, so it’s not too early to think about the Supervisor race in District Nine, aka The Mission and Bernal Heights. Here are the candidates to replace Supervisor Tom Ammiano:
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200-something folks were in da house.
You can’t hide from the Big Board! All the candidates’ opinions on key propositions were posted in high relief for tout le monde to see:
What’s that – you want to hear what everybody has to say? You want to meet the candidates? Here you go.
Oh, you only want to hear from the front runners? Here you go.