This is what you see as you walk in the front door of America’s First Urban Costco – hundreds and hundreds of new-school down jackets.
‘Cause it’s August:
I’ll tell you, it’s just 59 degrees up near the ceiling of my living room this chilly AM, but I think I’m getting used to our current cold snap. People who might feel differently would be those who were making this big-ass tent their home in Golden Gate Park as recently as Thursday night.
Man, that was a big-ass tent:
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Do hippies really try to pitch tents within a couple hundred yards of the Conservatory of Flowers? Hippies do. Apparently. I guess it makes for an easy commute to Upper Haight or wherever.
Anyway, here’s the scene about an hour later, with this woman yelling, incredulous, saying, “The tent’s gone? They took the fucking tent?” And dude up the hill was all, ” I tried to stop them.”
I know that RPD staffers get irked by homeless people living in GGP but the 415 is experiencing a pretty epic cold snap these days and Golden Gate Park has the coldest places in the city, like four or five degrees colder than what gets officially reported for San Francisco.
So I think I’d probably let the hippies be until things warm up a bit, just saying.
This critter is probably too small to eat a mouse, but insects are good I’m sure.
Anyway, standing on just one leg helps it stay warm on a blustery evening:
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Oh, I’m sorry, it’s spelled “Phuket.”
But close enough:
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And if you wait for MUNI there long enough, that video camera will document your abduction or assault, as it has for others so many times before.
And if you wait even longer, the promise of that bus “shelter” dissipating sine-wave “roof” will be fulfilled by The Big One, you know, the one that will kill thousands.
And if you wait even longer than that, San Franciscans will have an SFMTA that actually is “somewhat independent” of the Mayor.
PS: MUNI sucks.
Now this isn’t a steam grate per se, but when temps are in the high 30′s, the way they’ve been lately some mornings, you can actually see water vapor coming up from the sidewalk. That shows where the warm spots are.
And then if the commuters are quiet enough, you can sleep all morning:
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Nine years and something months later, the SFPD makes an arrest:
“SFPD ARREST SUSPECT IN 10 YEAR OLD BRUTAL COLD CASE SEXUAL ASSAULT
11-103 Posted Date: 9/27/2011
The San Francisco Police Department’s Sex Crimes Detail Cold Case Unit made an arrest in a 10 year old sexual assault case. The incident occurred on November 6, 2001 in San Francisco, CA and the suspect was arrested on September 26, 2011 in San Jose, CA. The victim in this incident was offered a ride from the Mission District to her home. The three suspects then drove with the victim to Golden Gate Park and parked their car in an isolated dark area of the park were they sexually assaulted and robbed her. The victim was then ordered out of the suspect vehicle and had to flag down a passing motorist for assistance.
Due to the diligent work of the Sex Crimes Unit and Violence Reduction Team, in addition to the advent in today’s technology, the San Francisco Police Department was able to identify the suspect as Vinh Q. Chung, Vietnamese, Male, 10/26/1981. Chung was taken into custody at his home by members of the San Francisco Police Department’s Violent Reduction Team. He is currently being held at the County Jail in lieu of 5 million dollars bail.”
How about that?
(I don’t care. Sure, why not?)
“Soon to be offering BEER! You heard it here first. Always interesting programming of flicks not found in the ubiquitous multiplex. Even if I’ve never visited without wishing I could power wash the interior, who wouldn’t love a good movie and a BEER?”
The NIMBYs put the kibosh on that effort.
Here’s an update this AM, straight from the Roxie Theatre itself:
“Cold Beer At The Roxie Theater!
At a spry 102-years young, the Roxie Theatre has applied for a permanent beer license. Over the past year, the Roxie has used its non-profit status to obtain day use permits for on-site alcohol, and the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we’re trying to make it permanent. Our application is in!
The Roxie hopes to add beer sales as part of its mission statement to make the theater a place of gathering and celebration, as well as a business model for the survival of neighborhood theatres. In 2008, the Roxie became a non-profit. With the litany of struggles independent theaters have faced recently (illustrated by the closing of the Red Vic), beer sales will help increase our revenue by offering a more complete night out, as well as drawing new folks into our one-of-a-kind mixture of programs unparalleled in the Bay Area.
Have no fear- The Roxie is dedicated to its mission of reaching the widest and most diverse audiences and our programming will continue to reflect this cause. You will still find a smattering of family friendly events throughout our calendar, and all of our programs will clearly indicate when it’s for only those 21 and over. It has not yet been decided if beer will be offered every day, just weekends or just special events. We care the most about building a community, so we invite you to join us at this exciting new chapter so that we can develop this model together.”
Via SFFunCheap comes the news of Free Slurpee Day.
On a drizzly day in the Godforsaken West Bay, a 7-11 is the Beacon of Culture amongst the grow- and cat- and halfway- houses:
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“Monday, July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at almost every 7-Eleven in the country, but a few locations in the Bay Area are actually holding full on “7-Eleven Day” celebrations.
One 7-Eleven location in San Francisco (3400 Mission Street at 30th Street) hosts four hours of brainfreezing fun with not only free slurpees for all comers, but also fun competitions like Brain freeze contests (exactly what it sounds, who can slurp a slurpee the fastst), with prizes, a jump house with a slide, balloon artist, KYLD radio from noon to 2pm and a live mariachi band at 11am.
This event is free and open to the public. There’s also another free 7-Eleven Day celebration in Sunnyvale from 1p-5p.
Free Slurpee Day 2011 Celebrations
- What: Free Slurpees throughout the Bay Area can only mean one thing…that’s right, it’s 7-Eleven Day. To commemorate 7-Eleven’s 84th birthday on July 11, aka 7-Eleven Day, Bay Area 7-Eleven stores will show their love by offering free 7.11-ounce Slurpees and hosting a series of competitions, including 84-second timed Slurpee-drinking contests
- Why: Because 7-Eleven wants to say thank you to the Bay Area and invite y’all
- Where: Nearly 400 participating Bay Area stores will offer free Slurpees.
Two Bay Area stores will host big 7-Eleven Day celebrations at::
- 11 am – 3 pm: 3400 Mission Street (at 30th) in San Francisco
- 1 pm – 5 pm: 708 N. Fair Oak Ave in Sunnyvale
- When: Monday, June 11, 2011 – 7 am – 11 pm, while supplies last”
And here’s a stab at participating locations: