Your District Five Blog has the deets on today’s events for the victims of the big fire in the Western Addition on December 22, 2011.
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Today’s Fundraisers for the Victims of the Big Fire in the Western Addition from The Sisters and the AAACCSaturday, December 24th, 2011
(Well, maybe if hundred times more people started hanging out in the Panhandle would it become like Dolores Park. And maybe if it were ever sunny and warm instead of foggy and cold…)
For the Panhandle, this counts as Heavy Police Action.
As seen over the tweekend…
And all the while, a behatted man played the clarinet:
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Come To The Panhandle when DP is just too warm and too sunny and too filled up with young people…
[UPDATE: OMG, the blue car below might actually be from Google. See the comments. I fear the worst. Courage...]
[REUPDATE: Bluoz, that guy who just loves to hate on Randy Shaw and that whole Tenderloin Housing Clinic / BeyondChron public-private real-estate/media empire, confirms the Googleness of this Subaru. It says "Google" right on the side of the thing. They're ba-aaaack! First chemtrails and now this.]
Remember this scene back from aught-eight, when the Google Maps car got pulled over in San Francisco’s Presidio?
Courtesy of damianspain. Click to expand
Now, it turned out that the Google Car driver got ticketed, but not for a moving violation. Apparently, Google didn’t feel the need to secure a permit to photograph this National Park for commercial purposes, even after discussing the issue with the Presidio Trust. But Google showed up anyway so somebody called the federales and Google got an expensive citation.
Well, Google isn’t the only operator of maps cars about town, it seems. Check out this new one, one that only just recently ventured into our Presidio:
What is the driver mapping with that masted array? And does the Silicon Valley company that sent it here doing whatever it is it’s doing have permission from the Presidio Trust?
Don’t know and don’t know.
Keep a look out.
And to our corporate overlords, I say this: Any Car Color But Black:
20 cars where allocated to Germany. We felt that the remaining visible black on the cars was still playing a negative role especially with the derogatory press that Street View had received in the past year.
What we did
We co-ordinated with Googles Geo team, logistics team and Street View car teams to produce a full car wrap that would cover the whole car. The chosen designs were then implemented by Picture onto 20 cars over a period of 5 days in Stuttgart.”
Remember all the trouble people had getting Harvey Milk back into City Hall, what with all the issues involving the placement of the busts of former Mayor Willie Brown and that Filipino-killing super-cracker Frederick Funston? Well, now that that’s over, why not get your own Harvey?
It’s new, it’s you. Check it out at HarveyMilkSculpture.com. And best of all, most of your money will end up going to the San Francisco Arts Commission, MilkFoundation.org, GLBT Historical Society and Lyric.
As seen just atop the Grand Staircase:
All the deets:
CELEBRATE GAY PRIDE YEAR ROUND WITH YOUR VERY OWN COMMEMORATIVE BUST OF HARVEY MILK
Available in three styles, the busts are replicas of the commemorative sculpture of Harvey Milk located in San Francisco’s City Hall.
60% of proceeds support the San Francisco Arts Commission, MilkFoundation.org, GLBT Historical Society and Lyric.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2010 – Director of Cultural Affairs for the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Luis R. Cancel is pleased to announce that Jonah Hendrickson, one of the original artists who created the commemorative bust of Harvey Milk at San Francisco’s City Hall, has made replicas of the bust, which are available for sale. Following the dedication of the sculpture in City Hall in 2008, both Mr. Hendrickson and the Arts Commission received numerous calls from people interested in purchasing reproductions. According to Mr. Hendrickson, “I realized there was a demand from parties who wanted their own copy for the home. I just thought, if people wanted these, why not make them available?” The busts, which come in three styles in both bronze and plaster, can be purchased online at harveymilksculpture.com and range in price from $350 to $2,500, see below for further details. Sixty percent of all proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Arts Commission, MilkFoundation.org, GLBT Historical Society and Lyric.
“I thought if these reproductions take off, it would be a great opportunity to channel a percentage of the profits back to the LGBT community,” said Mr. Hendrickson. “My hope is that these donations will continue Harvey Milk’s legacy of furthering equal rights and also support the great civic work of the Arts Commission, which ensures that the arts are an integral part of the City’s identity.”
Ever more deets, after the jump
This is just a routine bust from yesterday in the Civic Center. But can you see Officer Lennan’s golden S.W.A.T. badge?
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“The BART Police Department maintains several specialized units to deal with the variety of needs which may arise within the BART system. One of these units is the SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) Team.
The department’s SWAT Team was established to deal with situations within the BART system which require equipment, techniques and training which are beyond the norms for most police officers.
Personnel assigned to the SWAT Team and assigned personnel have other full-time assignments within the department. Personnel are selected from applicants based on a range of criteria including: physical fitness, firearms proficiency, and supervisory recommendations. Members of the team receive specialized training from several sources including local F.B.I. courses and joint training with other local teams. Personnel on BART’s SWAT Team have developed proficiency with a number of specialized weapons and with techniques designed to increase their efficiency and safety in dealing with situations unique to underground transit systems.
Team members train on scenarios which include situations on-board trains within tunnels, on elevated trackways, or in stations. In addition to situations unique to the BART system, the department’s SWAT Team is also utilized to make “high-risk entries” pursuant to warrants obtained by the department. When crimes occur within the BART system which lead to the issuance of arrest or search warrants, an evaluation is done to determine if the service of the warrant will present a risk to officers or the public. In cases where there is a high potential for violence, the SWAT Team is utilized for the initial entry.
The use of the specially trained team members decreases the likelihood for resistance and enhances the safety of police personnel, occupants of the residence and the surrounding community.
The department’s Hostage Negotiation Team works in conjunction with the SWAT team.”
If I ever get busted by the BART police, I hope it’s the SWAT team that does it…
[UPDATE: Uh oh - appears as if Google has revisited the Presidio to update all the photos they had in there. So now you can't follow the police chase by looking at the dozen or so shots actions shots from 2008. Too bad!]
[UPDATE II: Google has moved on to Subaru Cars: Meet the New Google Maps Car 2011.]
Here’s the scene last year when the Google Maps car got pulled over in San Francisco’s Presidio:
Via damianspain. Click to expand
Turns out that the Google Driver got ticketed, but not for a moving violation. Apparently, Google didn’t feel the need to secure a permit to photograph this National Park for commercial purposes, even after discussing the issue with the Presidio Trust. So, somebody working at the Presidio called the Federales and Google got an expensive citation.
It seems that rich, rich Google can afford to plant 800 pound “pins” all over town for the promotion of Google’s My Favorite Places, but it can’t see its way clear to get a necessary permit to operate on federal land? Mmmm.
Now, go here [you can still try but I think they're all gone now] to see the hot pursuit by this United States Park Police Officer. Scroll around and keep clicking – you’ll see the whole chase all the way up Montgomery Street.
Pull over, Google! The feds want to chat:
But if Google can afford $700 Japanese toilets for all its bathroom stalls, then it can probably afford the occasional trespassing citation.
Anyway, keep up the good work, Googoo!