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A Brief History of Division Street’s Homeless People in Tents, 2015-2016 – Plus Theories: El Nino v. Super Bowl 50Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Well, let’s go way back for starters, back when the Bicycle Thieves Of San Francisco aimed to steal your entire bike. They’d sometimes get caught with stolen bikes and car jacks.*
But these days, it’s bike parts thieves seem to settle for, so cyclists need to protect not just the frame but also the wheels, the saddle and the headset, and other bits too, if you can.
So that means that today’s bike thief needs room to store stuff and that’s where Division Street comes in. It’s been a good place to park a vehicle or pitch a tent without being bothered too much, plus it’s close to the action – it’s close to 7th and Market and the Main Library.
This is what things looked like under the I-80 before Fall 2015 as I remember things:
This is how I remember things being for a decade or two.
But then all of a sudden, instead of a few tents here and there, a bunch of tents popped up. They filled up practically every possible space in lines that stretched from Costco #144 all the way to South Van Ness. I’m guessing this occurred anywhere from mid-to-late November 2015 to early December at the latest.
This is part of the north (aka west) side of Division on Dec. 13th:
Compare that with this shot of the same place on Dec. 9th
And this is the other side of the street closer to 10th Street at the end of December:
I’ll tell you, most of these hundreds of people are NOT bike thieves.
So why did they show up here at the end of 2015?
The Holidays? I could see why the SFPD et al might want to ignore things until after Thanksgiving, Christmas and whatnot.
El Nino? This would be a good place to stay out of most of the rain, of course, and the forecast was for lots of it coming soon.
Super Bowl 50? The corporate party part of Super Bowl 50 had lots of knock-on effects for SFGov – it seemed like each and every SF Department was gearing up. At the time I thought, well, this doesn’t look too good either, if this is the alternative to homeless people hanging out near Super Bowl City in the Financial.
Availability of Tents? I remember seeing truck upon truck delivering stuff here, something like an FM radio station with “Chuy in the Morning” written on the side, something like that. So sure, food, but tents too? IDK.
Those are some ideas, anyway.
I don’t know, if SFGov cleans out all these tents in February 2016, will that end shoplifting at Rainbow Grocery?
We’ll find out soon enough.
Anyway, that’s your brief history of the tents on Division from 2015-2016.
*Stolen from the trunks of boxy Volvos. It was a thing.
The New, Reuseable Costco Shopping Bags are Here! – Huge! – $1.50 Each – International Orange – Puts Frisco On the MapTuesday, August 11th, 2015
A four-pack costs $5.99.
These replace the famous green ones. Two sets of handles, Golden Gate Bridge motif, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA on the side.
Oh what a day.
What a lovely day!
[UPDATE: And, oh yes, A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Man – see Comments.]
Here you go, know your en- and your -en
Prefix: en- “…forming verbs”
Suffix: -en “makes the word a verb”
Put them together and you’ve got enbrighten:
The only similar I can think of is enliven, which, of course, is a synonym of liven.
(Srs. suggestion: Why not Enbright instead? )
All right, GE, keep on enbrightening our world…
“SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN AND INSTACART PARTNER TO EXPAND GROCERY DELIVERY TO SAN FRANCISCO FOOD DESERTS”Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
The news of the day, for those in the 94124 and 94134:
SUPERVISOR MALIA COHEN AND INSTACART PARTNER TO EXPAND GROCERY DELIVERY TO SAN FRANCISCO FOOD DESERTS
Grocery delivery now available in Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley Neighborhoods
San Francisco, CA – Supervisor Malia Cohen and Instacart today announced a new partnership that will expand grocery delivery services to the Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.
Under this new expansion, residents in the 94124 and 94134 zip codes will now have access to delivery services from all of Instacart’s existing partners including Safeway, Whole Foods Market, Smart and Final and Costco. Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley have long been considered food deserts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, with residents having to travel at least a mile to access a grocery store where fresh and healthy food is available.
“This is a matter of social justice,” said Supervisor Malia Cohen. “Everyone – no matter what neighborhood or part of the City they live in – should have the ability to access healthy and fresh foods. We need to be creative about the ways we provide this access. This new expansion is a critical part of my ongoing efforts and initiatives to increase healthy food access to the southeast neighborhoods.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to expand our presence to San Francisco food deserts and meet the strong appeals for Instacart from the community,” said Heather Wake, Instacart’s San Francisco General Manager. “We look forward to serving the people of Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley and giving them access to quality groceries on-demand.”
“The Southeast Food Access Coalition has been working to increase access to healthy food for Bayview residents since 2007 and is pleased that all SF residents will now be able to access fresh produce through Instagram. This supports our efforts, and we look forward to further expand healthy food access,” said Jacob Moody, co-chair of the Southeast Food Access Coalition.
Coming to a Frat Party Near You: Costco-Brand Light Beer for $11-Something per Case – Taste? HorribleFriday, May 29th, 2015
No, it’s not Keystone, it’s Kirkland Signature Light
But don’t take my word for it, buy a doublecase yourself, why not? That’s how they come, 48 cans at a time…