Posts Tagged ‘end’

This Golden Gate Park Pocket Gopher Just Dug Another Hole for a Soccer Player to Step Into

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Cheeky little devil!

This whole issue concerning the soccer fields in the west end of Golden Gate Park is your classical what-do-we-want-to-do-with-our-land conflict that has your nature lovers squaring off against your soccer players.

There’s lots to consider – migrating birds, soccer injuries, lighting up the night sky near Ocean Beach, and the budget ‘n stuff.

Choose wisely

Proposition 13 Allows San Franciscans to Live in the Past

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Here’s yet another effect of California’s abysmal Proposition 13, the “People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation.” What you’ve got is unregistered LBJ-era Chevrolet Bel Airs sucking up valuable real estate in name-brand neighborhoods for the simple reason that it doesn’t cost the owner all that much money to just carry on.

This is a misallocation of resources, this is inefficient, this is Proposition 13.   

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Prop. 13 – End It Don’t Mend It.

The Wolf-Hatted Foreign Policy Advisors of Van Ness Avenue

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

This lone protester wants President Barack Obama to “End U.S. Military Aid to Isreal.” Or Israel, or something like that.

She was doing a dance for north-bound traffic on Van Ness, aka U.S. 101.

Welcome to San Francisco.

Survival Research Labs Changes Bush Street to Obama Street

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Elements of the Survival Research Laboratories, a “performance art group” active in San Francisco, just got their prank on last night by changing a substantial portion of the street signs on Bush Street to “OBAMA,” in honor of the inauguration of our 44th President.  

Will the SFPD “prosecute?” (Really, is that what the cops do – “prosecute”? Oh well.) But if that happens, jury nullification would prevent any convictions, in all likelihood.

From END BUSH, at the end of Bush Street near Presidio (as seen last year):

To this, as seen in the cold light of day:

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The decendents of J. P. Bush, assistant to street surveyer Jasper O’Farrell back in the 1800’s and the actual namesake of Bush Street, will NOT be pleased.

[UPDATE: Apparently, someone speaking on behalf of the SFPD feels these alterations are not “life-threatening.”]

Year-End Holiday Festivities in San Francisco’s Japantown

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

It’s been a busy year for San Francisco’s historical Ja pantown, but now that the neighbors have settled down, it’s time for Year-End Festivities.

Looks like things might be a little less festive this weekend since 50 degree weather isn’t exactly conducive to hula dancing, but there’s stuff going on until the end of the year.

As seen on Post Street:  

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This weekend’s sked is below, with other days after the jump.

See you there!

Saturday, December 13
10 am-4 pm  –  Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire – Kimochi Kai  (St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center)
Noon       –  Koto performance – Murasaki Ensemble (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.}
1 pm       –  Taiko drum performance – Somei Yoshino Taiko (Japan Center Kinokuniya Bldg.)
2 pm       –  Hawaiian dancing – Performance by Keolalaulani Hawaiian Dancers – Canceled due to weather.

Sunday, December 14
1 pm       –  Japanese classical dancing – Michiya Hanayagi Dancers – Canceled due to weather.
3 pm       –  Traditional Okinawan dancing – Ohtori Kinsen Kai – Canceled due to weather.


Official San Francisco Street Sign Says, “END BUSH”

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

This official street sign at the end of San Francisco’s Bush Street at Presidio Avenue was manufactured just a few weeks after George W. Bush was sworn into office in January, 2001.

You can go to the intersection near 2999 Bush to see yourself these days. But will it get taken down next year when it’s no longer necessary?

Here’s the sign, made with a little help from 3M:

END BUSH 2/01 SSC C&C of S.F. 3M” 

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Look fast, as 01.20.09 will be here soon.