Where they’ll move it to – no one can say:
It won’t be long now…
Where they’ll move it to – no one can say:
It won’t be long now…
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.
BluesNotes for Neighbors
Oak Street Project In the News
‘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…
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.
Well here it is, a compendium, below.
I’ll tell you, right about now is generally when the board of directors of a typical organization would be holding an emergency meeting to assess, and then take action. But my experience in such matters is limited to non-Catholic orgs. Would these matters indeed go all the way up to the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, Italy? IDK.
[UPDATE: Apparently, we’re talking about Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress [NIED] and not Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress [IIED], so I’ve deleted the word “intentional.”
Here’s today’s allegation:
“The facts of the 2005 lawsuit against Father Illo, which required him to pay $14,000 for therapy for the young girl he traumatized, are as follows:
An 11-year-old girl came to Father Illo in confidence to report an incident of sexual abuse by one of the priests in Illo’s parish in Modesto.
Upon listening to the child’s report of abuse, Fr. Illo responded by yelling at the child, calling her a liar and calling the character of the child’s mother into question.
Fr. Illo then invited the offending priest into his office, where the two of them further confronted the child.
It was only after Fr. Illo invited his secretary in the room and she found the child in a hysterical state that she was removed and the mother was called.
Fr. Illo has a sworn duty to immediately report all allegations of abuse to the police.
As part of the case, church documents detailing an internal canonical investigation were subpoenaed. This report raises questions about Fr. Illo’s leadership and referring to his personality as being “dictatorial, manipulative and insensitive.” The report recommended counseling for Fr. Illo.
Controversy has dogged Father Illo since he was appointed by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to Star of the Sea Parish and School in late 2014. After taking charge of the San Francisco parish he banned altar girls, saying only boys can be altar servers. The move sparked criticism along with his statements to parents that he planned on replacing the school’s teachers with nuns from Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist order the same nuns that walked out on students at Marin Catholic High School last week to protest an event to prevent bullying of LGBT youth.”
I’ll tell you, this school must look like a dream come true to a lot of parents who rolled snake-eyes in SFUSD’s kindergarten “lottery,” but signing your kid up there sure seems like it comes with a lot of baggage…
After a giant Fail Whale landed upon the efforts to bring a Chipotle Mexican Grill to the masses at Church and Market a few years back, the purveyors of America’s Favorite Mission-style Burrito set about making things work up at 2675 Geary.
And lo, here it is:
Soon enough, everybody living on the wrong side of Divis will be able to Live Más and Think Outside The Bun…
Via Nuala Sawyer:
(Now I’ll tell you, whenever I leave bloody footprints, the trail generally, how do you say, attenuates as I move on. Moving on…)
Sure seems curious that this trail starts at the more-trafficked part of the NoPA / Western Addition and leads to 601 Broderick, the “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD” house, which, of course, used to be Gethsemane Baptist Church.
And then this building got sold for $5 million(!) as a Single Family Home.
And now it stands out, IMO, in an area of expensive houses.
Oh, here you go, CurbedSF’s Tracy Elsen called these transactions “our absolute favorite flip of the year.”
And here’s some assigned reading from Building Talker James Hill
But of course, I don’t know who did what to create those imprints…
Well, here it is, from the Bing Maps:
(IDK, this is less offensive than “Uptown Tenderloin,” one supposes, you know, coming from San Francisco’s non-profit profiteers.)
French Quarter sounds a bit, grandiose?
Here’s the cure, as usual, from wilds of the Internet:
“Ha. No one here knows by that name. There’s not a distinct boundary for the collection of French-serving restaurants and businesses near the French Consulate, the church and school of Notre Dame des Victoires on Bush Street. But apparently it’s been dubbed by some hotel marketing person as the “French Quarter.” Belden Alley and Claude Alley intersect with Bush Street, and each have some French cafes. On Bush/Grant Ave. is the Cafe de la Presse — a coffee house with French and international newspapers, and restaurant. There’s Cafe Claude on Claude and some other bistros. Plouf! is an excellent mussel house on Belden…”
All right, keep on Binging, Microsoft.