Posts Tagged ‘event’

Does SFGov Know What It’s Doing? Here’s the 420 Day Street Notice Still Blazing Away 24 Hours After 420 Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

If you can’t take the sign away yet, SFGov, why not just turn it off and get it out of the way, would that be too hard?

Or is it still blinking today on 4/22? We’ll see…

Wow, SFGov Overreacts to 420 Day This Year – Haight Ashbury Shut Down for This? – “Event at Golden Gate Park”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Well, here it is, the result of millionaire homeowners in the 94117 pressuring not-so-bright Supervisor London Breed into pressuring the SFPD and SFMTA and the rest of the SFGov alphabet soup into treating annual 420 Day at Sharon Meadow like a big corporate-sponsored event:

Katie Utehs ‏@katieutehs:#420 gathering in @GoldenGatePark went from being unorganized to partially organized & I’m not sure which is worse.”

Ouch!

Here’s the event, officially:

Event at Golden Gate Park - On Sunday, a large group of participants is expected to gather at Sharon Meadows [sic] inside Golden Gate Park.

The following street closures will be required by the San Francisco Police Department from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Kezar Drive between Lincoln Way and John F. Kennedy Drive
Stanyan between Frederick and Oak streets
Haight Street between Masonic and Stanyan streets

During the street closures, Muni buses will be allowed through the closed streets. Personnel from SFPD and SFMTA will determine to re-route Muni buses as crowds grow. Muni bus re-routes will be expected to begin at approximately 3 p.m.

Heavy pedestrian traffic is expected around the event area.”

Here are a few of the closed streets:

Stanyan:

Haight:

Ashbury:

And so of course Fell turned into a parking lot, what with Kezar, Gateway to the Sunsets, shut down (for some reason) this year:

Sometimes I just don’t know…

What’s This, Kezar Drive, Gateway to the Inner Sunset and Beyond, is Going to be Shut Down for 420 Day on Sunday?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

All right, when I first saw this sign the other day, I didn’t  understand it – I was like “KEZAR CLOSED,” huh?

But now I understand, I think.

I think the Sunsets are going to be cut off from San Francisco due to the big 420 Day gathering this Easter Sunday 2014.

The sign says to “… USE … FULTON.” 

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Which, like, I don’t care, but isn’t this going to mess up traffic?

Just asking.

(And oh, just so you know, the group of people who just love, love, love cars the most are hippies, believe it or not. You’ll see.)

Wow, San Francisco’s Annual 420 Day in Golden Gate Park is Now Officially a Thing – Check This Sign

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

As seen on Fell Street:

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You see, the “event” is you and your buds smoking buds in Golden Gate Park on 420 Day.

Our local government would just love to fee this “event” out of existence, ala the former Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic, but there’s no entity to tax or fee or fine – poor SFGov!

(Oh, “Kezar” will be “closed?” IDK what that means. I guess I’ll find out on Sunday.)

Anyway, this event is now official, just saying.

OMG, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Magic Johnson & Orlando Bloom are Coming to Oakland on March 26th! It’s “We Day California”

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Well, this is different.

All the deets:

“Natalie Portman and Magic Johnson bring largest youth empowerment event to California featuring Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom

- First-ever We Day California will bring together 16,000 students and teachers on March 26 -

- Media accreditation is now open at www.weday.com/press -

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, international charity and educational partner Free The Children announced that its stadium-sized youth empowerment event, We Day, is coming to California for the first time on March 26, 2014 at Oracle Arena with the support of Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever. Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen and Orlando Bloom were among the first revealed as part of the star-studded lineup of speakers and performers who will take the stage at We Day California alongside 16,000 students from over 400 schools across the state.

The announcement was made at Philip & Sala Burton Academic High School in San Francisco in front of over 700 students who were joined by players from the Oakland Raiders and a surprise appearance by Glee star, Jacob Artist.

Organized by Free The Children, We Day is taking the philanthropic world by storm and going global with events in the United States, Canada and the UK. Over 180,000 youth this school year alone will come together to take part in an unprecedented educational initiative which inspires students to become active local and global citizens.

Spearheading its arrival in California are long-time Free The Children supporters and We Day California Co-Chairs, Natalie Portman, and Magic Johnson along with philanthropic thought leaders Jeff Skoll, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Foundation, Participant Media and the Skoll Global Threats Fund and Daniel Lurie, CEO and Founder, Tipping Point Community. National businesses are also lending support to We Day including Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft, Allstate and Unilever, and professional sports teams including the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco Giants, the San Jose Sharks and the Oakland Athletics.

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So It Turns Out We’ll End Up Paying to Watch Larry Ellison Fix the America’s Cup Boat Race After All? All Right

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Well here’s the news:

New America’s Cup Deal to be Submitted Tuesday at Board of Supervisors

WOW, I’LL BET THEY’RE ALL INKING UP THEIR RUBBER “YES” STAMPS RIGHT NOW!

San Francisco, California, 20/03/2012

THIS IS THE AMERICA’S CUP SO OF COURSE EVERYBODY INVOLVED SPEAKS EUROPEAN. BOY, I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 10/11/12 – CAN YOU? OH WAIT, I MEANT 11/10/12, WHICH IS NOVEMBER 10TH, OR IS IT OCTOBER 11TH?

“It’s an arrangement we can live with, but not what we expected,” America’s Cup Leaders say.

WHEN LOWER CASE LETTERS WON’T HONOR YOU ENOUGH, CHOOSE UPPER CASE AND THEN CALL YOURSELVES “LEADERS.” HAW-HAW. OH WHAT’S THAT? WE’RE STILL NOT GIVING YOUR ALREADY FAILED AND OVERHYPED EVENT THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT ENOUGH MONEY? AWW, THAT’S TOO BAD!

The head of the organization spearheading the America’s Cup in San Francisco today said that they will support the deal that the office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee submitted to the Board, which finalizes the path for the City of San Francisco to host the world’s most prestigious sailing event, the America’s Cup, in San Francisco during the summer of 2013.

SO, YOU’LL SUPPORT THE DEAL YOU JUST MADE WITH THE MAYOR. HOW GENEROUS OF YOU ALL! HOW SURPRISING! BUT I’D SAY THAT SAILING AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IS MORE PRESTIGIOUS, JMO.

“We have worked very hard to bring this historic race to San Francisco and we’re glad we have reached an agreement with the City,” said Stephen Barclay, a Director of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “While we support the deal submitted to the Board, it is not what we had anticipated or planned for.”

HEY, AREN’T YOU THE SAME SACK OF SHIT WHO SAID YOU WOULD TAKE THE AMERICA’S CUP TO FUN DIEGO? AND YET YOU AREN’T FOLLOWING THROUGH ON YOUR THREAT? YOU WERE LYING THEN, WEREN’T YOU, STEPHEN BARCLAY? AND WELL, YOU KNOW, ANDREW LUSTER GOING TO JAIL FOR DATE RAPE DRUGGING PEOPLE WAS, SIMILARLY, NOT WHAT HE “ANTICIPATED OR PLANNED FOR,” RIGHT? SO WHAT’S YOUR POINT?

Barclay said the new deal falls short on several key provisions that were “anticipated to be included and the absence of these provisions will have a negative impact on the financial outcome of the event.

CRAZY LARRY ELLISON WANTS TO HAVE A BOAT RACE AND HE WANTS THE PEOPLE OF THE BAY AREA TO PAY ATTENTION. WHY ON EARTH SHOULD REGULAR PEOPLE SUBSIDIZE THAT VENTURE? MAYBE AMERICAN’S DON’T WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY TO WATCH SAILING – IS THAT A POSSIBILITY?

While far from ideal, we’re just pleased to be done so we can move away from deal points and start focusing on the races and the competition between the teams, which is what the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup is all about.”

UH, NO. THE AMERICA’S CUP IS ALL ABOUT THE GLORIFICATION OF LARRY ELLISON.

The new deal calls for the America’s Cup Event Authority to spend more and be reimbursed less.

AWW.

The deal re-instates Piers 30 and 32 as the potential location for the America’s Cup Team Bases, giving the race a central area for the teams and a ‘pit row’ for spectators. The fan access to Team Bases, combined with the America’s Cup Village at Piers 27/29 and the natural sailing amphitheater* of the Bay, will create one of the best live viewing experiences the sport has ever seen.

OH, WAIT, YOU FORGET THAT NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE AMERICA’S CUP. IT’S THAT ONE LITTLE THING THAT YOU ALL KEEP FORGETTING ABOUT.

For those not able to view the race in person, this Cup sees the return to live national television, with NBC Sports Group to broadcast over-the-air in the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years.

BECAUSE YOU’RE PAYING NBC TO DO SO. NBC WOULD AIR FOOTAGE OF MY BIRTHDAY IF I PAID THEM ENOUGH MONEY.

“The broadcast interest is a reflection of the exciting venue, technological advancements of the boats, and, most importantly technological advances in cinematography that capture this race like never before,” said Barclay.

UH, NO, IT REFLECTS YOUR INTEREST IN PAYING NBC TO AIR YOUR PATHETIC EVENT. ADVANCEMENTS WHAT NOW? NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE RACE SO WHY DOES IT MATTER IF IT GETS “CAPTURED” OR NOT? AND WHY DID SAN DIEGO JUST SNORE THROUGH YOUR RECENT ACTIONS A FEW MONTHS BACK?

In 2013, the 34th America’s Cup is expected to generate over a billion dollars in economic benefits for San Francisco during the next two years and will draw millions of fans and spectators and more than 1,000 accredited news media for the races.

NOBODY EXPECTS THIS. NOT YOU OR ANYBODY AT CITY HALL.

The race will be sailed in the natural stadium** of the San Francisco Bay between the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, running up and down the City waterfront. The Bay produces spectacular racing conditions with consistent, heavy winds, putting on shore spectators at the heart of the action. The race will be sailed in 45-foot-long catamarans, which feature towering wing-sails reaching 70 feet into the air.

WOW, 45 FEET? THAT’S NOT ALL THAT LONG, IS IT? AND THE BOATS WILL BE 70 FEET HIGH? I THINK YOU’RE CONFUSED ABOUT THE DIMENSIONS OF YOUR OWN DAMN BOATS, BUT WHATEVER. EVERYTHING ELSE YOU SAY IS WRONG SO WHY NOT THIS AS WELL?

About The America’s Cup World Series

New to the Cup this season is an additional series of races leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cup called the World Series Races. The America’s Cup World Series races will pit rival challenger skippers and their teams from France (Aleph and Energy Team); Sweden (Artemis Racing); England (Ben Ainslie Racing); China (China Team); Spain (Green Comm Racing); Italy (Luna Rossa Challenge); Korea (Team Korea), and New Zealand (Emirates Team Zealand). All will be vying to beat America’s Cup defender and ORACLE Racing-Team USA, led by the youngest skipper to ever win the America’s Cup, Jimmy Spithill.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

The America’s Cup World Series is focused on creating on-the-water excitement for both the teams and the fans, as the AC45 wing-sailed catamaran was designed for both speed and close racing. While capable of speeds of more than 35mph the AC45 remains nimble enough to handle the tight, tactical race courses that will be part of the San Francisco Bay competition between the rival teams.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

Now entering into the back-half of its inaugural season, the America’s Cup World Series will next land in Naples, Italy in April 7-15, followed by events in Venice, Italy (May) and finally the season-closer in Newport, Rhode Island (June) where the series champion will be crowned.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

The America’s Cup World Series racing allows the teams and their sailors to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup, July 4-September 1, 2013 in San Francisco, which will determine the sole challenger in the America’s Cup Final against ORACLE Racing, the defending America’s Cup champion. The America’s Cup Final will be held September 7-22, 2013 in San Francisco.

UH, NOBODY CARES.

*UH, I DON’T THINK YOU KNOW WHAT AN “AMPHITHEATRE” IS, JUST SAYING: “A natural amphitheatre is a performance space located in a spot where a steep mountain or a particular rock formation naturally amplifies or echoes sound, making it ideal for musical and theatrical performances. The term amphitheatre can also be used to describe naturally occurring formations which would be ideal for this purpose, even if no theatre has been constructed there. Notable natural amphitheatres include the Drakensberg amphitheatre inDrakensbergSouth AfricaSlane Castle in Ireland, the Supernatural Amphitheatre in Victoria, Australia, and Echo amphitheatreRed Rocks Amphitheatre and The Gorge Amphitheatre in the United States.”

** UH, NATATORIUM?

GLASS STEAGALL OR DIE + Barack Obama as Hitler = The Lyndon LaRouchies are Back in Town

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Hank Williams Jr.* might need to apologize, but don’t expect any contrition from the followers of Lyndon LaRouche.

As seen on Market Street:

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*”Heavy Action,” that’s the name of the “classic” Monday Night Football theme

Art is Afoot in the Fillmore – A Call for Submissions from Audio Manifestations – “When It Is Prohibited, It Is More Exciting”

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

If you are interested in creative, art-type stuff and you live or work near the McAllister / Fillmore / #5 Fulton area, then you should check out Audio Manifestations: Voices from the Street, why not?

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And when you’re in the area, always check to see what’s hanging from 1269 McAllister near Steiner – it changes regularly. A sample is below.

And here’s another link: It’s Audio Manifestations, baby:

“Audio Manifestations records the hidden narratives of artists in the Western Addition/Fillmore district in San Francisco, and shares these stories with the wider neighborhood. By creating multi-media stories focusing on our neighborhood’s artists, the project illuminates the passions and talents that have emerged from our local streets. 

Audio Manifestations will culminate in a community listening event that aims to create empathy, solidarity, and engagement by sharing artists’ experiences, and celebrating their commitment to making an impact on our blocks. 

We invite local artists, musicians, radio documentations, and neighbors to submit any sound or audio art that will be featured during the listening party. Reach out to voicesfromthestreet@gmail.com and join in.”

OK then.

A cry for help from a frequent flier?

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See you there!

Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar Schools Volunteers at the Starbucks Coffee Ocean Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Does Starbucks Coffee have a portable indoor-outdoor lectern ready for public events like today‘s at our non-closed-down* Ocean Beach?

No doubt. See?

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(Now, speaking of Supervisor Eric Mar, was he really “made to look like a fool on national television,” recently? Nope. E. M. knows exactly what he’s doing. And hey, K.G., don’t you wish you were a Supervisor on national television talking about your pet issue? Oh, that’s right, E. M. is electable and you, at least so far, are not. O.K. fine. But keep reaching for those rainbows, Ken Garcia.)

Bon courage, Starbucks volunteers!

*Well, as far as the Feds are concerned (is Boner really that orange, IRL? Replace Color; click anywhere on the face; saturation slider to the left, a way to the left; Save) it’s open, anyway.

Free Hawaiian Music in Japantown Today Until 6:00 PM: Kōkua Japan Concert to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Looks like that rain will stay away, so why not hit Japantown today?

The scene this AM during setup:

Kōkua Japan San Francisco concert on April 2 to benefit Japan disaster relief

Free event in Japantown’s Peace Plaza to include Hawaiian music, Polynesian dance and diverse Bay Area bands

SAN FRANCISCO, California — In response to the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan, a group of concerned citizens from the Bay Area’s Hawaiian and Asian American communities have organized Kōkua Japan San Francisco, a fundraising concert in Japantown’s Peace Plaza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011. “Kōkua” means “help” in Hawaiian.

Donations to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund will be solicited at the free event, which will also raise funds through raffles of donated merchandise and T-shirt sales. The nonprofit Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival will collect the monies and deliver them to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), which administers the earthquake relief fund along with Union Bank. One hundred percent of the fund will be distributed for direct assistance to residents of the affected area of Japan.

The entertainment on the Peace Plaza stage, at Post and Buchanan streets, will be emceed by NBC Bay Area newsman and stand-up comedian Mike Inouye. The lineup includes: * Hawaiian music groups: Steven Espaniola & Friends, Faith Ako & Friends, Side Order Band featuring Chris Kamaka & Asa Young, ‘AHAmele ‘Ukulele Band, Ho’omana and JD Puli & Friends * Polynesian dance troupes: Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu (hula), Ke ‘Olu Makani ‘O Mauna Loa with kumu Meleana Manuel (hula), Ka Liko Pua O Kalaniākea (hula), Merahi O Tehani (Tahitian ‘ōte’a) * Diverse musical acts: Feelosophy (funk, soul), Project Gojira (fusion), Native Elements (reggae), Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra (funk, rock, ska.)

Local merchants have donated items for raffle prizes, while Hawaiian Airlines is flying in 200 special “Aloha” T-shirts for sale with the help of the Hawai’i Lieutenant Governor’s office, which is coordinating the islands’ Aloha for Japan fundraising effort. The T-shirt, which uses a rising sun for the “o” in “Aloha,” will sell at Kōkua Japan San Francisco for $25, from which the $15 profit per shirt will go to earthquake relief. Sponsors include Aloha Warehouse, Colortone Digital, Hawai’i Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, Susie Kagami, Osaki Creative Group, and Sound Innovations. Thanks also go to Sandy Lee of the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department.