Posts Tagged ‘glass’

“Frequent Break-Ins” – Yes, Even In Marin – So Much Broken Glass in the Headlands That It’s Worth Signage

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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TWIN PEAKS UPDATE: Pedestrian / Bike-Only Half of the Mountain Proving Unpopular, Except with TAGGERS, SKATERS, and MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

See what I mean? This is the part what’s closer to Christmas Tree Point Road, where the action is, so it’s more popular with walkers. But a good portion of them are actually the dreaded Car People who have parked either at the overlook area or in the saddle betwixt the two peaks of Twin Peaks.

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Now this is a similar view, but it’s of the faraway peak area. No peds or bikes, but plenty of sk8ter bois.

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IDK if they are allowed to do their tricks here. This is a more isolated area now, of course. And also of course, if you’re going to put up Jersey barriers, you’re going to get graffiti:

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And of course, if you leave a way for bikes to roll in, you’re going to get your share of motorcycles:

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You know, a small but full-on motorcycle here:

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(And can I ask why a “pedestrian paradise” would have a double-yellow line right down the middle of it? I’m sure it has something to do with something, but it makes the few peds what are up there walk on the shoulder, at least for some of them.)

And generally there are marked SFPD up here all the time, 24-7. But it’s not really the cops’ job to enforce parking, and they don’t, not really. So, our tourists park in the BUS ONLY zone with impunity. See?

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And that causes a bus jam, sometimes. Oh well.

And actually, the laxness of SFGov, SFMTA, SFPD, RPD enforcing any parking rules means that you can always find a place to park up here, even though the SFMTA suggested that all roadside parking was against the rules. Go figure,

Anyway, there’s a bunch of new pavement up there and that made all the broken auto glass, you know, figure more than a thousand break-ins each year, in this small area, REALLY STAND OUT. But then the most recent murder happened and the 24-7 marked SFPD presence began and since then I’ve only seen evidence of just one break-in.

What else, oh, there’s now marking for the new pavement, so that shows progress.

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So I guess SFGov just operates on a different time horizon than I do. So yeah, they’re getting to it, I suppose.

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We’ll just have to wait to see how things go here…

Dolores Park Looks Just Like This

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Bro was still in denial phase at this point. Some were amused:

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SFGov Paves Over Its Problems Up at the Twin Peaks Tourist Area, After Taking Away Most of the Available Parking

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Here you go, new pavement:

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Well, mostly. This was a couple weeks ago. Rec and Park is on a paving rampage lately, so maybe they’ve gone further by now, or maybe this is where they’re responsibility ends, IDK:

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Infamous TUTOR SALIBA is in the house. I can’t say that I understand NO PEDESTRIAN & TRAFFIC ALLOWED. This doesn’t appear to be an official SFGov sign, it’s just something that somebody made. I don’t understand it, oh well.

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Anyway, that was your “transformation” project to not have so many people hanging out up at Twin Peaks. And it’s worked – fewer people go up there and stop to wander around these days. It used to look like this:

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You can still park in the middle section there, but cars are now banned entirely on the left side and officially banned from parking on the right side.

And here’s one part of the problem – it’s one of two sad notes left by a visitor who had a bunch of stuff stolen:

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I suppose locals learn that Things Are Different Here after experiencing a few break-ins in Frisco, or maybe their friends tell them. But the people who don’t know that Stealing Things From Cars is a Way Of Life for many in the 415 make up the endless stream of visitors coming to town, be they out-of-state peace officers with guns left inside or whoever.

(A couple license plate scanners mounted high on poles ala Tiburon could be highly effective, just saying. Because of the geography / layout.)

Anyway, that’s the update. Feel free to click here and read down about Twin Peaks issues over the years.

One-Stop Elevator, Crown Room, Fairmont Hotel

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

I’ve been up there just once, but I took one of the regular elevators oh well

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The Zeitgeist of 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Right here:

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Here’s what you do, you attach the lens of an old Google Glass onto the side of some Snapchat Spectacles and then put on a red Make America Great Again baseball cap and then sidle on into the ZG randomly saying, “OK Glass” every ten seconds or so and then see how that works out..

Stained Glass: Our Conservatory of Flowers by Day, Our Conservatory of Flowers by Night

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Purple orange red green:

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Butterflies and Blooms runs through June 30th, 2017.

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Unsolved Mysteries: An Air Rifle vs. Windows Battle All Along Geary?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Here’s the story:

Police ask public for assistance with investigation of Geary shootings – Posted on March 2, 2017 by Sarah B

And here’s one of the windows – I guess the projectile made it about halfway through:

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I looked for a pellet or a BB (beebee, a little spherical piece of metal) on the ground, but saw nothing.

Bee(bee) on the look out.

Well, Here It Is: “Market Street Place” Unveiled at 945 Market in the Twitterloin – A Glassy Mall Called “6×6”

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

(Six by Six, the Number of the Beast.)

The shrouding is now gone so feast your eyes upon Frisco’s newest shopping mall, 6×6 (The password for this site is amazonsucks, you know, possibly, just guessing here.)

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Apparently, this glass box is going to Change Everything in Mid-Market.

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We’ll see.

Oh, here’s something, written by an out-of-towner who has no fucking idea what we’re dealing with here:

“Planned for a neglected center city block, Market Street Place aims to transform an economically underutilized area into a lively, safe and shopper-friendly neighborhood. This urban project will showcase five levels of retail, totaling 230,000 square feet. The façade combines layers of clear and translucent glass with mirror patterning that will capture fragmented images of the street life while giving a peek into the development’s interior activities. The exposed inner workings of the building are aimed at helping restore and revitalize the streetscape.”

Streetscape? Prose like this gags, non? When this place gets torn down and replaced, the new architect will talk about how terrible it was. Not that it is, but really it’s just a building, right? It’s not going to affect the situation on the ground all that much, right?

Anyway, we’ll see.

How Frisco is Handling Its Infamous Broken Car Windows Issue – Not Well – Let’s See What the Street Sweeper Can Do

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Before:

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And After, problem solved:
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Mission Accomplished