Sinead will be with us until our poorly-managed RPD gets done with this maintenance project betwixt Fell and Oak:
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This is the most legible graffito I’ve seen in Golden Gate Park since KKKatie…
Man, the cops are all over the place in and around Union Square these days, the better to protect the all-important holiday shopper.
So that means SFPD vehicles parked all over, as a show of force for newly-arrived felons, including your Mobile Command Centers One, Two, and/or Three, and beat cops just standing around the corner of Fifth and Market answering tourists’ requests about which direction is the Metreon, that kind of thing.
And if you’re a drug dealer, the SFPD will literally tell you to conduct your business a few blocks up Market near Turk, you know, in the Twitterloin containment / enterprise zone, where you belong.
A half-dozen cops, one felon, Market Street betwixt Fifth and Sixth:
Don’t click to expand, in fact, shrink it down if you want, but, just saying, there’s always a reason when I post a messed-up filtered photo…
Look for things to get back to normal starting the morning of January 1, 2013…
This is the scene in the Western Addition at 601 Broderick and Grove, the site of Gethsemane Baptist Church
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The graffiti is new, you see it? It’s all, “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD.”
Let’s take a closer look:
“The proposal is to convert the existing church into a single family residence.”
Well, that’s direct, huh, right there in black and white.
[RACIAL SUBTEXT MODE = ON] Uh, so the Western Addition is losing yet another African-American church so yet another millionaire white family can move in, except realtors* call it the North of Panhandle Area now because it doesn’t have the baggage associated with the Western A? That’s my guess, but tell if I’m way off on this one, Gentle Reader. [RACIAL SUBTEXT MODE = OFF]
Via Redfin.com: “601 Broderick is a charming old church … in
So that’s the sitch and the graffiti artist is doing all s/he can to draw attention.
On It Goes…
*Always in lower case
This is what outreach looks like:
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I don’t know, I think if I wanted another shopping bag I’d hustle over to Costco and get four big-ass bags for like $4-something.
I mean, play big or stay home, right?
Anyway, SFGov had some events where they’d give away a bunch of bags but I couldn’t figure out when/where on the official website so I didn’t tell you all about it.
And I’ll tell you, I’m already buying less stuff per shopping trip owing to the bag ban, but that’s just me. Pretty soon, I’ll remember to schlep around with more bags more better…
And I’ll tell you, I don’t want to know what neo-corporate logos are on the bags themselves, you know, paid for by the Chubb Group or whatehaveyou.
I think I’m saying no thanks to your worthless freebie shopping bags, SFGov.
Here’s the big news from Kenneth Baker yesterday.
“Called “In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection,” the exhibit will include works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573—1615) and Edo (1615—1868) periods along a 13th—14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.”
This should be an excellent show.
All photos courtesy of the Asian Art Museum:
Shotoku Taishi as an Infant, Unknown, Kamakura period (1249-1335). Wood with polychromy. Larry Ellison Collection
Tigers (detail), 1779. By Maruyama Okyo (Japanese, 1733-1795). One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and light colors on paper. Larry Ellison Collection.
Auspicious Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Crane and Turtles, Edo period (1615-1868),ca. 1630-1650. By Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590-1651,By Sansetsu, Kano 1590-1651. One of a pair of six panel folding screens. Ink and colors on gold. Larry Ellison Collection
Oh, and don’t forget about Korean Culture Day this Sunday, September 23, 2012. It’s free!
“IN THE MOMENT: JAPANESE ART FROM THE LARRY ELLISON COLLECTION
Asian Art Museum debuts Ellison’s Japanese art collection, coinciding with 2013 America’s Cup
SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2012—Next summer, as the America’s Cup Challenger Series takes to San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum will feature an exhibition of Japanese art from the rarely seen collection of Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and owner of ORACLE TEAM USA, defender of the 2013 America’s Cup.
In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection will introduce approximately 80 exceptional artworks spanning 1,300 years. The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons. In the Moment also considers Mr. Ellison’s active involvement in displaying art in his Japanese-style home, shedding light on his appreciation for Japan’s art and culture.
Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573–1615) and Edo (1615–1868) periods along with other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork. Highlights include a 13th–14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.
“This exhibition offers a rare glimpse of an extraordinary collection,” said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. “We aim to present it in a fresh and original way that explores traditional Japanese principles governing the relationship of art to our surroundings and social relationships.”
The exhibition is organized by the Asian Art Museum and curated by Dr. Laura Allen, the museum’s curator of Japanese art, and Melissa Rinne, associate curator of Japanese art, in consultation with Mr. Ellison’s curator, Dr. Emily Sano.
The exhibition is on view June 28, 2013 through September 22, 2013. The Asian Art Museum will serve as the only venue for the exhibition.
For more information visit: www.asianart.org
Don’t know why.
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You know, San Francisco is the most corrupt large city west of Chicago, probably, but you wouldn’t know it by solely looking at paramedic response in the 415. I’ve never seen dysfunction from this part of the “City Family.”
When you’re in trouble, the SFFD will care about you…
Well, let’s see, the last time I checked into this incident in Golden Gate Park from 2010 involving union lawyer Vince Courtney was this:
But recently, like this month, Vimeo too, has acted, so, once again, you couldn’t see what occurred on your PC or whatever.
But now, look what just popped up on the YouTube:
IMO, back then and now, lawyer Vince Courtney got outfoxed* by a layperson.**
But You Make The Call:
I don’t know, if I were a certain attorney, I’d let sleeping dogs lie.
But that’s just me…
*I can explain to you how “street mediation” works, you know, when conducted by peace officers in this kind of situation. Could this lawyer have been arrested? I don’t know. But he seemed afraid of something.
**I mean, he just pushed and pushed until he got the most he could possibly get, and he got it all recorded, and then posted it for tout le monde to see. That’s called advocacy.
So, basically, SFGov will soon be doing more stuff through a network instead of doing stuff on-site, for better or worse.
“We implemented a cloud-first IT strategy as part of our effort to address a multimillion-dollar, city-wide budget deficit, avoid staff reductions and implement business-enabling IT solutions. Our cloud-first strategy has allowed us to roll out a wide-ranging series of transformative virtualization and cloud initiatives with CommVault Simpana software as the foundation of our data management strategy,” said Gina Tomlinson, Chief Technology Officer for the City and County of San Francisco. “These successful initiatives have helped us expand our footprint in the cloud and anticipate future demands to ensure our cloud services fulfill and grow with the needs of our agencies and community.”
Here‘s the PowerPoint.
OK, then. We’ll soon have Cloud Computing First to go with our existing Transit First policy. What other Firsts will we soon have?
Anyway, all your local government data, your parking ticket payment history records and the like, are heading up to the sky. Let’s hope they stay safe up there.
It’ll look something like this:
The company that got the contract to do this has a lot of blah blah blah about it.
See it after the jump
Looks as if we got our weekly Tuesday Noon Siren Test in early when some of San Francisco’s emergency sirens went off today at 3:45PM to … mark the end of Sunday Streets Chinatown?
Take a look:
“The siren signified the end of Sunday Streets this week in Chinatown. We apologize for any concern.”
So more than just the one siren went off and that was the mistake?
Why should our City Family be horsing around with the emergency sirens in the first place?
So we should call them San Francisco’s Emergency/End of Sunday Streets sirens?
Anyway, it sounded like this:
“A siren from San Francisco’s Outdoor Public Warning System sounded at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, but a City Twitter account stated that the siren was activated accidentally.”
And here comes Johnny-come-lately AlertSF.org:
“The sirens were activated citywide inadvertently this afternoon. There is no emergency in San Francisco.