These elephants are something I’ve never noticed at our California Academy of Sciences:
These elephants, the ones moving along.
They also have leopard vocalizations, which is something new, I think. Look up.
See you there!
Well, here’s an upbeat take:
Hotel Tour : Budget Inn San Francisco CA by DieselDucy:
Compare that with Yelp – a very low one-star rating:
“I want to leave, but it’s already 1am and we are both too afraid to leave our locked room. We get 4 hrs or interrupted sleep (the walls are paper thin and the doors have cracks in them), pray that we didn’t get exposed to tuberculosis, hepatitis and/or herpes and book it out of there. Trust me folks, this place isn’t worth the $60. I’ve stayed in $15 hostels while traveling though Europe that were both cleaner and safer than this place.”
And there’s this:
” If you have less than $150 night for a decent place to stay, youre actually safer just camping at golden gate park than any of these SROs…”
And there’s the bedbug allegations, natch.
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
As seen near Kezar, an Aston Martin:
As seen in GGP:
Via Peter Chu:
Oh wow, man. I’m not used to seeing outer Post Street from the pre-Redevelopment era.
(Then the people from SPUR came along with “ideas and action for a better city” to Urban Renewal this place with big, hulking, earthquake-unsafe buildings (“The Mall Has It All!” – that’s what the SPUR people used to say before they changed their name to hide from their legacy) and garages and that’s where we are today.)
Esquire: “For Sukiyaki complete with chopsticks, visit “Cherryland,” where only Japanese food is served.”
The More You Know:
University of California officials have decided to shut down a 20-year-old nuclear reactor on the Berkeley campus, saying the “political hassling” it sparked outweighed its usefulness. University of California officials have decided to shut down a 20-year-old nuclear reactor on the Berkeley campus, saying the “political hassling” it sparked outweighed its usefulness.
“The gymnasium-sized basement of Etcheverry Hall (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering) once housed a complete nuclear reactor. It was removed when the City of Berkeley declared itself nuclear-free…”
So Louise Davies gave us $8,000,000 back in the ’70’s so that we could build a hall that would host Jordan fucking Belfort in 2014?
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort To Embark On His U.S. “The Truth Behind His Success Tour” Launching September 15 In Tampa, Florida
THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND REAL LIFE MAIN CHARACTER PORTRAYED BY LEONARDO DICAPRIO IN THE MEGA-BLOCKBUSTER FILM ADAPTATION OF “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET” – TO KICK OFF NATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING TOUR IN FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA
THE TOUR TO CONTINUE THROUGH 2015 IN MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE U.S.
Word comes from tommi avicolli mecca:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1049 Market STREET Tenants Win a Reprieve in Their Mass Eviction
San Francisco – Tenants of 1049 Market, who are facing eviction at the hands of a landlord wanting to turn their live/work apartments into office spaces, will be holding a press conference today at 4:30pm on the steps of City Hall (Polk Street side) to announce that they have won another reprieve in their battle to stay in their homes. Their landlord has withdrawn his appeal of the suspension of THE permit that would have allowed him to demolish their apartments and evict them.
The appeal on that suspension was scheduled to be heard today at the Board of Appeals at 5pm.
Officials of the Department of Building Inspections (DBI) suspended the permit after a walk through of the building. DBI officials DETERMINED that they had discretion in requiring the landlord to install light wells, a very expensive renovation, to fix a major code violation cited in a 2007 Notice of Violation: the lack of natural light in some of the apartments. Other violations are minor and can be easily addressed by the owner.
Tenants received eviction notices last September, but with the help of Housing Rights Committee, legal support from Tenderloin Housing Clinic and the involvement of Supervisor Jane Kim and DBI, they organized to stay in their homes and fight back.
“It’s a clear victory for us tenants,” said 1049 Market resident Marcele Wilson, “This is about evicting working-class tenants and artists so that they can convert our apartments into offices and cash in on the mid-Market tech boom. But these are our homes, we’re not leaving.”
Tenants will be on hand for interviews today at 4:30pm.”
As it looks this season:
August 17th & 18th, 2013, Dahlia Society of California, County Fair Building/Golden Gate Park, 9th & Lincoln Avenues, San Francisco
But whatever you do, don’t ask about the Walk of Shame at the next meeting! It’s just too shameful:
“Program: Deborah will present her interactive Walk of Shame where you learn which are major show sins and which are minor ones.”
Now check out the flowery language used to make the dahlia San Francisco’s official flower:
“The dahlia partakes essentially of the character of our beloved city, in birth, breeding, and habit, for it was originally Mexican, carried thence to Spain, to France and England in turn, being changed in the process from a simple daisylike wild flower to a cosmopolitan beauty.”
As seen just east of our Conservatory of Flowers:
An annual eardrum buzz in GGP:
Colour hidden in the park.
See you there!