Posts Tagged ‘church’
Sinner Parking, Weekly Sabbath – On the #2 Lane of Bush Street, Blocking Traffic – How NOT to Double-ParkWednesday, October 14th, 2015
These Sinners break at least two Parking Commandments each and every week:
Let’s read them, from TK
“DO NOT DOUBLE PARK:
a. Anywhere near an intersection.
b. Anywhere, at any time, on Fell, Oak, Gough, Franklin, Turk between Van Ness and Divisadero, any of those little tiny streets in Bernal Heights or those alleys in the Mission, or anywhere else you’re going to royally fuck up traffic.
As we can see here, assuming that you’re going to make and take illegal parking spaces every week, because you can, THOU SHALT NOT:
Put your cones so close to an intersection.
You see how that works?
Oh what’s that, the City knows what you’re doing but it’s afraid of blowback from your parishioners come Election Day? Well, Jim Jones got away with similar things, and worse, when he was pushing SFGov around decades ago.
Do you want to be like Jim Jones?
Frisco’s Shortest Railroad: This Huge, Century-Old House on Oak Street is Rolling Today – “A Little to the Left” – PhotosMonday, July 20th, 2015
Get up-to-speed on the massive Urban School Oak Street expansion here and also from Camden Avery at the Hoodline
This has been the scene in the Upper Haight / SoPA (South of Panhandle Area – srsly, some people actually use this term) lately:
And here’s how things looked yesterday – we’re all set to go:
See that, the entire crib has been mounted on rails. The entire house is going to start moving today, Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 8:00 AM, or at least that was the plan at the close of bidness a few days ago.
Here’s your detail:
All right, bon courage L’ecole Urbaine!
Here It Is: The Urban School’s Huge Pixar UP House, Completely Surrounded by Earth Movers – Soon to be MovedTuesday, July 14th, 2015
Where they’ll move it to – no one can say:
It won’t be long now…
1637 Oak Street Now Looks Like Carl Fredricksen’s House from Pixar’s Up Movie – The Urban School’s “Oak Street Project”Thursday, June 25th, 2015
And here’s Carl Fredricksen’s house in the east bay as seen from a scene in Up
And this is 1637 Oak as it looks right now – The Urban School’s Oak Street Project worksite complete surrounds the place now:
It was built in 1904 – this is no way to celebrate your eleventy-first birthday, I’ll tell you. All the deets:
(Well, that’s what they call obsolete in the real estate biz.)
Anyway, this house is empty now, and they’re fixing to move it someplace, I don’t know where, this summer.
Then this parcel will look like this, sort of:
(I’d add about ten times as many cars to this depiction, but that’s just me.)
IDK how they’ll move it – I suggest balloons:
“Over the past two years, Urban and St. Agnes have shared our plans with local community groups and our neighbors. We are committed to keeping our community informed throughout the approval process and are available to answer your questions. We invite you to contact us at any time via phone (415 626 2919) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oak Street Project In the News
How to Live Rent-Free in San Francisco: Get an RV and Then Park It In Front of a Church (and Not a House)Friday, June 19th, 2015
‘Cause if you sleep in your RV in front of a house, its millionaire homeowners will, hackles raised, not rest until you are gone gone gone.
But churches are a different story – you’re less likely to have to deal with complaints to the SFPD / SFMTA. (You might trigger an internal debate about why-do-we-even-have-this-congregation-in-the-first-place, you very well might do that.)
Simply, church-goers are much, much less likely to call out the popo on you.
I’ll tell you, the same RVs I saw ten years ago parked on Post and Geary and Fell and Oak at night are now, after recently being chased away by new legislation, parked on Masonic and Presidio and Hayes, as here.
On It Goes…
What This, Church Goers Regularly Illegally Double-Park ALL DAY LONG on Bush Street, with the Blessing of the SFMTA and SFGov?Monday, May 11th, 2015
This is where this ride was parked on the left side of Bush in the Western Addition on a Saturday morning, around brunch time:
And here it is, after being moved forward a couple car lengths, on the same day, around dinner time (Early Bird dinner time, anyway):
I’d always wondered about how long people double park on San Francisco’s Major Eastbound Substitute Freeway and now I have my answer. People aren’t just popping in for a service, they’re blocking traffic all the live-long day.
A few notes:
1. Jesus Christ! I mean, WWJD? Or WWJP, WHERE WOULD JESUS PARK? ‘Cause I sure as Hell don’t think He’d illegally double-park his chariot like this all day all day.
2. Let’s talk about Time, Place, and Manner: I myself double-park, but not on fucking Bush, which is half of the Bush-Pine Corridor, which has one-way streets and 30 MPH speed limits for a reason.
3. I myself double-park, but not for eight fucking hours at a stretch.
4. I myself double-park, but not two fucking feet from an intersection, ’cause when Parishioners do that they force the hundreds and hundreds of cars that get stalled over the course of a day into an intersection, and that’s not good, right?
5. Obviously, this double-parking behavior has become institutionalized by San Francisco gov’mint, so perhaps these pious Prius owners don’t realize how much they’ve been sinning. But let’s check it, from Katrina Schwartz of KQED:
Now she’s talking about Sundays and I’m talking about Saturdays, but it’s the same deal, right?
Oh, and check out this bon mot, Gentle Reader:
“Are you seeing the contradiction here? Double parking is still illegal on Sundays, but the SFMTA has rules for how churches should manage their double parking.”
6. Our SFMTA, operator of MUNI, America’s Slowest Big City Transit System, might be working on a fix, a fix that might actually earn some money for the SFMTA to boot, but this fix could take years, so the current course is to say, oh, give us more money, oh, we can’t afford to enforce traffic laws on the weekends, oh we’ve let a bunch of Work Rules build up over the decades, so we’re inefficient as all get out, so, oh give us more money. SFGov is basically saying, “So sue us.” Like with “Mount” Davidson, the highest point in town – there was a Christian Cross on public land for decades and SFGov told San Franciscans to Go To Hell if they didn’t like it. (I myself wondered how this sitch could possibly be constitutional when I first came here.) So the upshot was that, finally, somebody sued SFGov, and won, and now that land aint private anymo’. The same thing with calling cell phone taxes “fees” to be able to generate ever more revenue for SFGov without troubling to get permission – somebody sued SFGov and now our cell phone taxes are properly called cell phone taxes. Simply, SFGov is in denial over this issue because it doesn’t want to get sued.
7. And hey, speaking of churches in the Western Addition, Jim Jones had a church on Geary a few blocks down the hill and he had SFGov wrapped around his finger. Here’s a snip:
I’m not suggesting that Mayor Willie Brown is failing us now as much as he was back in the 1970’s when he was in the Assembly, but this is yet another example of a failure of San Francisco democracy.
Anyway, this is How We Live in 2015.