Posts Tagged ‘event’
Useless Make-Work: Four Parking Control Officers Standing About Mission and South Van Ness During the Folsom Street FairFriday, October 2nd, 2015
The problem here isn’t that this intersection needed a brace of PCO’s – the problem here is that this is a giant three-way intersection near the Folsom Street Fair.
There are four here, all told, all in the southern part of the intersection. What are they doing?
How are they helping?
Is this SFGov’s way to fix the problem of the Warriors wanting to put their arena right next to already-existing UCSF Mission Bay – they’re just going to bill the Warriors to have four PCOs standing around a bunch of intersections?
How will that help?
Bicycle Activists vs. the SFPD: “Wiggle Stop-In Event” Coming to the Lower Haight on Wednesday – “Advanced Media” UnwelcomedFriday, July 24th, 2015
Look, a petulance parade:
“On Wednesday July 29th from 5:30-6:30 pm, please join us for our first Wiggle Stop-In event. We want to gather 50-100 cyclists to ride around the Wiggle/Lower Haight and stop at every stop sign in single file order. We want to make the point that, in fact, requiring cyclists to come to full stops at every stop sign is a really terrible idea for everyone on the road.
Grab your bike, ride to the Wiggle (the epicenter will be Waller and Steiner), and wait your turn for your chance to come to a full and complete stop at every intersection. Bonus points if you need to negotiate with other “vehicles” about who should be going first.
Let’s show Capt. John Sanford of Park Station that his choice to crack down on cyclists who aren’t following the letter of the law not only doesn’t make anyone safer but actually would create terrible conditions on our roads.”
Here’s your background:
And here’s your prior stab at a media stunt in this area, conducted by someone unfamiliar with, you know, our First Amendment:
As seen on JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park during RPD’s 85th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event:
Video: RedBull “SteepCrest 2014” on De Haro in Potrero Hill – Bike and Skateboard Ramp Jumps – Kind of a NothingburgerMonday, November 24th, 2014
I’d wondered why I hadn’t heard of any coverage of this one.
It was kind of a nothingburger. See?
I don’t know, if Red Bull wants to start shutting down streets to promote itself, I think it could come up with some better ideas.
Here are just a few. Hey RB, try to be more like this:
“New Generation Nikkei Fund” Aspires to Save All the Japantowns in America – SF Launch Event at Ozumo, July 22, 2014Friday, July 11th, 2014
All the deets here.
Envisioned by the next generation of stakeholders of the Japanese American community, the New Generation Nikkei Fund (NGNF) strives to:
- Foster a culture of giving and volunteerism amongst Japanese American and Asian American young professionals
- Enhance collaboration and communication amongst Japantowns and existing Nikkei communities at large
- Support Japantown or Nikkei community based organizations with a grant(s) and a new generation of donors
Join us for happy hour at Ozumo restaurant in downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 5-7pm to celebrate the launch of the New Generation Nikkei Fund in San Francisco!
Looking for a quick, easy way to do some good and make an impact in your community? NGNF is all about connecting community non-profit organizations serving our Japantown communities with the next generation of community supporters. Come find out how with a minimum donation of $25, you can make the deciding votes to fund programs and non-profit organizations that serve San Francisco’s Japantown.
We’ll be hosting a happy hour where you can meet our committee and learn how to join our statewide movement to support the future of our San Francisco and San Jose Japantown and Los Angeles Little Tokyo communities, all while enjoying appetizers and drinks and mingling with other NGNF donors. The happy hour has also been made possible with the support of Nakayoshi Young Professionals.”
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.”
“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:
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…