Posts Tagged ‘great highway’

Sunday Streets Great Highway 2009 a Huge Success

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Well, yesterday’s Sunday Streets went off without a hitch under the pouring sun (after the fog went away, sort of). Check it out at the Richmond District Blog and elsewhere.

Here’s the heart of the party, at the intersection of Lincoln and the Great Highway in the outer Outer Sunset. Click to expand:

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Even auslanders came into The City yesterday to enjoy the Sunday of limited car access:

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Electric bikes everywhere in Golden Gate Park, for rental, for purchase, whichever:

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Plenty of young families made the scene:

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Aikido in the Park? Mochiron, tomodachi:

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It was just a little foggy out near the blue Pacific…

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…but the fog umbrellas proved useful:

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Hey, it’s District 6 Supervisor-Elect Debra Walker getting her ride attention at the free Sports Basement temporary fix-it shop:

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So my Kawasaki Ninja (I kept telling them that it’s just a 600) isn’t welcome but this gas-powered “go-ped” is? Mmmmm

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 A tow is always nice when you’re skateboarding on the Great Highway:

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Plenty of engineers around…

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And a bit of a wait for the N Judah at the end of the day, but oh well.

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Yes DPW was fairly agressive about getting traffic moving again at 2:00 PM and yes, some cars trying to get across GGP were a-honking after waiting a while for the flow of bikes to stop, but all in all, everything seemed to work out.

See you again on September 6, 2009!

It’s Back! The Antique Paper Show Returns to Golden Gate Park

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Find out just what an Antique Paper Faire is all about at the Hall of Flowers in GGP tomorrow, if you want.

It’s sort of a part of the first Sunday Streets on the West si-iiiide, aka Ocean Beach.

See you there!

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The Vintage Paper Fair is a large exhibition and sale that offers an array of antique paper items for collectors of all kinds. Serious collectors come and know exactly what they want, but it is also a welcome environment for first-time collectors to come in and discover the history and art that is found in this hobby.

Among the 50 + vendors there, you will find postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, Victorian-era items, pin-ups, sports memorabilla, labels (beer, fruit crate etc.) brochures, transportation related (vintage cars etc.) and many more types of interesting and beautiful antique paper. Most items for sale date back to the early 20th century, some are more modern, some older. There are boxes of 25 cent postcards as well as rare and expensive museum-quality pieces.

Our location is unique as well, situated in the heart of Golden Gate Park, near the Botanical Gardens, Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum as well many great restaurants.


Established in 2006

We are the only antique paper fair in the city of San Francisco, and thought a new show would contribute to the culture and collecting hobby here!

Meet the Business Owner: Hal L.

Hal Lutsky has been in the antique paper business since 1996, and a show promoter since 2001.

A Bicycle Built for Four is the Star of San Francisco’s Sunday Streets in the Mission

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This was how 24th Street looked in the ever-sunny Mission District yesterday during the latest installment of Sunday Streets:

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And this is Valencia Street. All the Man could do was look down from his tall buildings – yes, Stick It To The Man, Sunday Streets! Is that Zack “Zack Daddy” Phillips on RollerBlades with a soccer ball? Yes it is:

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But here’s the star of Sunday Streets in the Mission II, 2009:

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It’s a bicycle built for four, just like what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have. Check out the second stoker’s handlebars – it appears the little tyke has her own brake lever. (Is it a drag brake control like some tandems have? No se.) What she operates is  just a V-brake though, she ought to have control of a motorcycle-style disc, thusly.

This rolling science experiment must be Robert “Crazy Rob” Ander son‘s [typo on purpose as he’s a little touchy, shhhh] worst nightmare. Speaking of which, listen to him yourself here on the KQED. I listened to part of this broadcast on the Levinson and I’ll tell you, C.R.A. appeared to score a direct, if minor, rhetorical hit on the spinning MUNI flacksperson. But this podcast will be the subject of another post in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy.

Host: Scott Shafer


  • Charlie O’Hanlon, owner of Charlie’s Place on 17th St. in San Francisco
  • Jamie Whitaker, vice president of the Rincon Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Judson True, media relations manager for the San Francisco MTA
  • Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Rachel Gordon, reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Rob Ander son, party to the litigation of the EIR, blogger and anti-bicycling activist

Look forward to the next Sunday Streets, coming soon to the The Great Sand Waste of the Outside Lands:

Sunday, August 9: Great Highway
Bike, walk and play next to the Pacific Ocean. Travel from Golden Gate Park to the San Francisco Zoo, along Ocean Beach. 10am-2pm.

Sunday, Sept 6: Great Highway
Bike, walk and play next to the Pacific Ocean. Travel from Golden Gate Park to the San Francisco Zoo, along Ocean Beach. 10am-2pm.

See you there!

The Aftermath of a Sunny Weekend in San Francisco

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Check out this jam of traffic leaving San Francisco via the Great Highway as this past weekend’s balmy weather came to an end a bit too soon. A few hours earlier, these people were enjoying the sun at Ocean Beach:  

When you have so many people visiting the City, things can get out of hand. How did these fellows get bloodied on the Great Highway near Judah? It’s hard to say why so many cops were there or what put a hole through one of the car’s windows, as reports of this incident are hard to come by.

All that was left of the crowd at the end of the day is shown in this photo, entitled The Aftermath of a Sunny Weekend in San Francisco. Leaving garbage and recycling next to a full trash can isn’t necessarily impolite, but apparently a “ton of trash” was left on the beach as well.  Bad form.

Let’s do better the next time we have a great weekend of sun. Of course, that will probably be in about six months or so. Oh well. 

Enjoy the fog!