Now here’s what one existing building looks like right now:
There are pros and cons to having taller residential buildings in this part of the Western Addition, of course…
Here’s the update from resident Leslie Straw:
A Sign of the Times:
As seen from Geary – look, it’s a parking lot game like what you can play on your iPhone
A normal town would deal with this, but Frisco don’t, oh well. (If you’d like to make a go of putting back to use the very unused building at the northeast corner of Geary Divis, be my guest – a Honey Baked Ham sto’ was its last use, years and years ago.)
(Hey, was this one of the HBH stores what OJ Simpson had an interest in before The Real Killer stabbed OJ’s ex-wife and the stud who drove the white Ferrari (license plate L84AD8) that OJ paid for? I know not.)
And oh, there was a fire station here? News to me. Leaving you with the still-cited case of Quinn v. Rosenfeld, 15 Cal.2d 486 (1940):
“The plaintiff had been employed for about seven years at a firehouse located in a residential district on the northerly side of Geary Street between Scott Street on the east and Divisadero Street on the west. About 6:35 P. M. on September 29, 1937, the plaintiff stepped from the northerly curb in front of the firehouse, with the intention of crossing the street at that point for the purpose of going to a store on the southeast corner of Geary and Divisadero Streets. There was no crosswalk at the point of crossing selected by the plaintiff. There were established crosswalks and stop signs at both intersections. A pole with a lighted street lamp stood about two feet east of the point where the plaintiff entered the street, and the doors of the lighted firehouse remained open. The plaintiff wore a dark blue uniform. He stopped behind a parked car which was to the west of him. There were no parked cars to the east for a distance of about 75 feet. He looked to the east and at a distance of 135 to 150 feet observed the lights of the defendant’s car in the traffic lane on the north side of the car tracks approaching at a speed of about 20 to 25 miles an hour. He proceeded safely as far as the northerly rail of the westbound car tracks and stopped again to permit another westbound automobile, which had passed the defendant’s car and which was moving at a high rate of speed, to pass in front of him. Before proceeding he observed the defendant’s car again, and saw that it was swerving onto the westbound car tracks and coming directly towards him. He stepped back but before he could clear the defendant’s path he was struck by the right front fender of the vehicle.”
The latest iteration of the District Five Democratic Club is having a big kick-off party tonight starting at 6:30 PM – won’t you join them?
(I’ll add that if you want to meet the next D5 Supervisor, then you should drop by as s/he is almost sure to be there.)
The D5 Dems meeting at Calvin Welcheseses’ place on Shrader last month:
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Now I say latest iteration because there have been other clubs with the same name back in the day. For example, D5 Dems was the original name of the City Democratic Club of San Francisco:
“I remember the remnants of the losing campaign to re-elect Joe Freitas District Attorney, gathering in the apartment of Don Dissler to talk about how we could take the moderate centrist ideals and ambitions of our small political family (we always called it “The Family” back then) and channel them into some political action. Before the night was over we had created the District 5 Democratic Club”
And more recently, District Five Democratic Club was the name of a front group for Senator Carole Migden.
But that was then and this is now. So get all the deets below and after the jump:
“Greetings District 5 Democratic Club Members,
Join your fellow members of the District 5 Democratic Club (D5DC) at our inaugural fundraiser and Holiday Party, hosted by District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi!
EVENT ( Please RSVP here if you have a facebook account): http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170704802950496