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What are you plans for the night of Wednesday, March 24th, 2010?
“The League of Young Voters presents…MEET YOUR MAR from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM at Park Life (220 Clement @ 3rd) on Wednesday March 24th. FREE! There will be art, snacks, drinks, tunes, a bunch of fresh kids chillin…plus Eric Mar, chattin and getting schooled about his constituents (ie, you). Come play human bingo (to win Park Life gear!), ask Mar questions, and tell him what he should really be working on in your hood. It’s his job to listen.”
A recent Critical Mar bike rally on Clement the Richmond District:
That’s Option One.
Option Two will occur at about the same time. It’s an Inforum event at the Commonwealth Club: “If Not the Chronicle, Then What?” / “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?“
First up at 6:30 PM is a panel called “If Not the Chronicle*, Then What?”
Jeff Hunt, Editor, Muni Diaries
Brock Keeling, Editor, SFist.com
Michael Maness, VP of Innovation and Design, Gannett Co. Inc.; Director, The Bold Italic
Robin Sloan, Media Partnerships, Twitter – Moderator
Then, after that, it’s “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?”
The idea of INFORUM began with the basic tenet that young people not only deserve but desire unbiased, trustworthy information from a full range of stances, and that they want their sources qualified. The Commonwealth Club has a 103 year tradition of civic debate, and INFORUM honors and continues this tradition by providing a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, policy workers, thought leaders, trendsetters or culture-jammers.
The voting’s all over on this one, but feel free to cheer loudly when they whip out a tiara for the crowning ceremony.
Deets below. See you there, who knows maybe at both places.
*I know what you’re thinking – petitio principii, right? Like, what if the San Francisco Chronicle is the new San Francisco Chronicle?
Anyway, the royal court of San Francisco new media:
Melissa Griffin (Blog)
Jaimal Yogis (Bio)
San Francisco Magazine
Markos Moulitsas Zתniga
Lea Troeh (Blog)
The Week Intro
Mac McClelland (Bio)
Andy Wright (Articles)
Dyanna Pure and JT Paradox
The SF Style
Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, The Blue Room
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Well it was quite a mystery last week when, via Eater SF’s The Shutter, we all learned that the Chevy’s Fresh Mex at 2 Embarcadero Center in the Financh would close down forever as of last Friday. Per ABC KGO TV Channel 7, the employees were bummed because they only got three days’ notice of the closure – and as for any severance benefits, well that’s a big fat nada.
Why did this eatery close down without warning? Well, the manager (and management in general) didn’t want to say. But now, we have a statement from Chevy’s. See?
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Their “lease expired.” Simple, right?
But that seems a little funny. (Of course, I’m not in the restaurant biz so I don’t know.) You’d think they’d have been able to give the workers more notice if this was just a matter of losing a lease.
(And you know, actually, I’d imagine that Boston Properties (or whomever you talk to when you want to strike a bargain on cheaper rent at Embarcadero Center) would be looking to make a sweet deal, based upon the low level of occupancy they have these days…)
Maybe Chevys’ management figured they’d be closing this store a month or two ago, but they kept this info a secret from the workers?
(When Warren Simmons, Sr. and his son Warren “Scooter” Simmons, Jr. started up the first Chevys (no apostrophe, please) in Alameda back in 1987, did they think that this was they way it was going to be? Oh well.)